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5 reasons to buy color-changing light bulbs

A lot of smart home gadgets try to disappear into your home, but color-changing smart lights from the likes of Lifx, Nanoleaf, Sylvania, and Philips Hue are a big, flashy exception. With countless shades of vivid, brightly-colored light available with just a voice command or a few taps on your …

Smart Homes

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

Tutorials

24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Operating Systems

This Is The Workout You Need If You're Guilty Of Hunching Over Your Laptop All Day

If you take a look at, well, probably every single person around you, perfect posture might seem like an absurdly far-fetched myth. I mean, good …

Facebook Guide: The Key To Getting More From Campaigns

So you’re looking for a Facebook guide? Well, you’ve come to the right place. <br>Facebook is constantly changing its platform, and strategies for …

Marketing

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

Time Management

Five Important Things To Know About Destiny 2's Faction Rally

I spent pretty much all day yesterday playing <i>Destiny 2</i>’s Faction Rally with my Dead Orbit Titan, New Monarchy Warlock and Future War Cult Hunter. I’m playing the field A) because that means I can’t miss out on whichever weapon wins the competition and B) I can get my hands on all the <i>other</i> faction …

An Essential Tip For Destiny 2: Pay Attention To Mods

For the most part, <i>Destiny 2</i> makes it easier to level up than its predecessor did. If you’re rushing to raise your Power level to prepare for next …

Permanently delete files from any device

Send your trash beyond the point of no return.<p>When you delete a file from your computer, it doesn't simply disappear from existence—at least, not right away. Even if you immediately empty the Recycle Bin or Trash folder, all your deletion does is earmark the space that file takes up on your hard …

Operating Systems

How to switch from iPhone to Samsung

Are you ready to give Samsung another shot after last year's exploding Galaxy Note 7 scandal? The troubled electronics giant just released its newest flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S8. If you've taken an iPhone detour while Samsung worked out its issues and are ready to return to Android with …

Google Play

How to get ready for Destiny: Rise of Iron’s Wrath of the Machine raid

Get that Light up, Guardian<p>The <i>Rise of Iron</i> expansion for <i>Destiny</i> dropped on Tuesday, and the expansion’s endgame raid, Wrath of the Machine, opens up this Friday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. PT. The first week’s lockout will reset on Sept. 27, so the opportunity will be gone if you haven’t cleared the raid …

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe - Start Up, Road Test & In Depth Review

Warren Buffett's $1 billion bet on oil

Oil prices have plunged this year, but Warren Buffett isn't scared. He's bet nearly a $1 billion on the sector since the start of the year.<p>That's how much Phillips 66 stock Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) has bought since Jan. 3, according to company filings, the most recent of which was made …

Investing

Dieting? Calorie-counting? Four of the best food-tracking apps

“Never mind the calories, it’s time to eat more turkey / pour more sherry / wolf another chocolate orange. I’ll eat healthily in January though … ”<p>The traditional British approach to Christmas is well known, but now January has come and the festive treats have run out. And for many of us trying to …

Apps

How Good Are Amazon’s Black Friday Deals?

Here are the prices for TVs and other electronics on the day after Thanksgiving.<p>We’ve been eager to know what kinds of Black Friday deals Amazon has …

Why Your Shoulders Are Still Puny

It takes more than presses and lateral raises to develop wide, thick, impressive shoulders. A lot more. Here’s how you can do it<p>To understand how to build bigger shoulders than you have now, consider this story from Ellington Darden, Ph.D., a former competitive bodybuilder who’s written so many …

Workouts

Over 55s at risk of shock 70pc tax bill on pension cash

A complex quirk in the new pension rules means ordinary savers could be taxed in the same, harsh, fashion as illegal pension unlockers<p>Thousands of older savers who use the new pension freedoms to pay off debts could be forced to pay 70pc tax on withdrawals they expected to be tax-free if they …

5 Guys Who Wake Up at 4 a.m. to Work Out Tell You How They Do It

Steal their secrets to seize the day and seize results<p>Squeezing in a workout before the rest of the world is even awake takes an extreme amount of willpower and dedication, and maybe a bit of insanity. But if you work at it, anyone can become an early riser, says <i>Men’s Health</i> sleep advisor W. …

Fitness

Boost Your Bench Press by Strengthening This Small Upper-Body Muscle

Want to lift heavier loads? Zero in on an often-neglected torso muscle<p>If you want a bigger bench press, it’s time to pay attention to a tiny muscle called your serratus anterior, according to <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, creator of <b>Bodyweight Muscle Burners,</b> a 20-minute workout DVD that …

Workouts

The Workout Plan All Skinny Guys Have Been Waiting For

Use this 60-day routine to help you bulk up and gain muscle once and for all<p>If you’re a naturally skinny guy, bulking up can feel like trying to sneeze with your eyes open: Impossible.<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s Health</i> That Can Flatten Your Belly and Strengthen Your Body …

Workouts

5 Surprising Ways to Make Your Biceps Grow

Help your guns reach their full potential with these expert-approved sleeve busters<p>Guns, pythons, pipes, weapons of mass destruction. There are plenty of nicknames for your biceps—and plenty of ways to work them, too. So if your only strategy is do 3 sets of 10 of the classic curl, you’re missing …

Gain a Pound of Size Every Week

Bulk up now with these 10 tips<p>Maybe you've had sand kicked in your face. Maybe you've lost one too many attainable women to beefier guys. Or maybe you've read so much about weight loss that actually admitting you want to gain weight is a societal taboo. Whatever the reason, you want to bulk up. Now.<p>…

Nutrition

Is that you, Jake? Gyllenhaal beefs up for boxing film

The 33-year-old actor is almost unrecognisable in forthcoming boxing movie, Southpaw, after piling on huge amounts of muscle<p>It is being hailed as one of Hollywood’s great physical acting transformations.<p>This month cinema audiences have been watching Jake Gyllenhaal looking skinny and drawn as a …

Why Burpees Are the Most Badass Exercise

Performing reps of this metabolism-revving move can be just as hard as an all-out sprint<p>Burpees make everything burn: Your muscles, your lungs, and most importantly, a ton of calories. The exercise—which entails going from pushup position to a jump and back to a pushup position again—is so tough …

Exercise

What to Do if Squats Make Your Knees Hurt

Squats get a bad rap as knee killers. Here’s how to make the move joint-friendly so you can enjoy the muscle-building benefits without the pain<p>Whenever someone mentions that squatting hurts their knees, I ask them to show me how they squat.<p>Ninety-nine percent of the time, a small piece of my soul …

Workouts

7 Mental Tricks to Help You Crush Every Workout

Crank up your performance with these simple motivational strategies<p>There’s a crucial piece of exercise equipment that doesn’t cost a thing, and it can help you perform your best every time you enter the gym.<p>It’s called your brain. Use these seven simple mental tricks from scientists and fitness …

Exercise

The Strength Program That Will Get You the Best Results of Your Life

It's the simplest way to maximize your gains<p>Tamio "Tommy" Kono, the legendary Olympic weightlifting champion and Mr. Universe, has an interesting way of looking at training. Imagine you have a test tube filled with your workout ability, he says. Each time you train, you should spill out just a …

Workouts

6 Muscle-Building Snacks You Can Make With Protein Powder

Ignite muscle growth all day and stay lean with these flavorful, protein-packed snacks<p>Protein is superfuel for your body. It repairs your muscle fibers after a lifting session, providing the raw material that helps them grow bigger when you’re trying to gain size.<p>But besides building muscle, …

Breakfast

The Drill That Will Make You a Chinup Champion

Blow the average chinup count out of the water with this training technique<p>The chinup is one of the best moves you can do for your upper body. “It strengthens your biceps, back, shoulders, and core with every rep,” says Tony Gentilcore, C.S.C.S., co-founder of Cressey Performance in Hudson, …

Workouts