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5 Ways to Blast Your Abs—During Your Warmup

Ignite a burn in your six-pack that will sizzle through your entire workout<p>When you feel pressed for time at the gym, it’s tempting to skip your warmup and jump right into the tough stuff. Don’t.<p>“First and foremost, your warmup is important because it’s a chance to wake up your muscles so you can …

Workouts

This Weekend, Make Your Lungs and Muscles Burn!

Test your conditioning and your total-body strength with this sprinting, pushing, and jumping challenge<p>Sprinting and backpedaling for 5 yards doesn't sound too hard—until you add fast, muscle-burning groiners and pushups at either end.<p>"You'll be up and down and up again, challenging your heart, …

Muscle

Attack Your Abs and Your Glutes with One Genius Move

Hammer your front and backside at once<p>While guys spend a lot of time working their abs, they don't pay as much attention to their backside. And that's a problem because one of your body's largest and most powerful muscle groups resides there: your glutes. So BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator ofthe</b> …

Muscle

The Perfect Jeans to Fit Your Build

What's the right jeans style for you? Slim? Boot? Relax, bud. We've got the fit<p>Denim is the cornerstone of a man's wardrobe. You own at least one pair of jeans and probably about seven, according to a survey by Cotton Incorporated. But jeans now arrive in a paralyzing array of washes, cuts, and …

Clothing

How Her Eyes Tell You She’s Horny

She might get this look when she’s got lust on her mind<p>Can’t tell if your date is into you or not? Peer at her peepers: A woman’s eyes may provide clues about her romantic feelings, says new research from the University of Chicago.<p>In the study, participants looked at photos of people of the …

University of Chicago

The Viral Video That's Spooky, Creepy, and Irresistible

This dog dressed as a mutant spider blew up the Internet<p>There is a super mutant spider-dog running the streets, chasing people through poorly-lit subway stations, and ensnaring hapless victims in cobwebs straight out of a pop-up Halloween store.<p>It sounds like the work of George Romero, David …

Andy Warhol

5 Kama Sutra Positions You Should Try

Whether you're looking for deep penetration or a short, fast quickie, the Kama Sutra has a position for that<p>Looking to move beyond missionary? Try turning to the Kama Sutra—the ancient sex bible that's full of bizarre, awkward, and ridiculously acrobatic sex positions that most of us have never …

Never Miss Another Workout

Don't let your motivation fade. Here are five simple ways to adhere to your workout routine and get results you've always wanted<p>Nearly two out of three gym memberships go unused. Don’t let yours be one of them. Stick to your fitness plan with these five easy ways to boost motivation.<p><b>Change Your …

Fitness

7 reasons I love my boss

Every once in a while I get a call from a headhunter asking if I’m interested in changing jobs. Because I work in high-tech, some of these jobs come …

The Workout That Can Torch 3 Inches Off Your Belly!

Discover how you can blast body fat faster than ever<p>Don’t gear down your workouts this year: Step on the throttle instead. Crush every rep. Push yourself even harder. The results will be worth it. Our proof: These photos of Joshua Brady, an intellectual property attorney in Alexandria, Virginia.<p>In …

Workouts

Drop One Belt Size in One Month!

Get ready to buy a smaller pair of pants. This cutting-edge fat-loss plan will make you stronger and leaner in just four weeks<p>The scale isn’t the best indicator of fat loss. If you want to lose inches around your middle, you need to pack on pounds of lean muscle. The reason: Muscle takes energy …

Workouts

9 reasons Apple’s stock will keep rising

Apple Inc. is a force on Wall Street, with a cult-like appeal for investors and consumers.<p>As such, I make a habit of checking in on Apple AAPL, …

Are you making bad choices with your money?

Most of us know we could make improvements to our finances. But we’re either not sure where to start, or we’re worried about the time and effort that …

Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet

Net neutrality is dying, Uber is waging a war on regulations, and Amazon grows stronger by the day<p>Halfway through 2014, and the influence of technology and Silicon Valley on culture, politics and the economy is arguably bigger than ever -- and certainly more hotly debated. Here are Salon's choices …

The Running Test You Should Be Able to Pass

It’s simple, but by no means easy. How do you stack up compared to the average guy?<p>Back in grade school, you ran one mile for the President's Challenge Physical Fitness Test to show how aerobically fit you were. As an adult, you’re lucky if sprinting on the basketball court or chasing your kids …

Maple Ridge

Growth in fund industry opens up jobs for the right candidates

The global fund industry is expected to undergo a big rise in assets under management over the next five years, creating a vast number of jobs as …

The 4-Move Fat-Loss Workout That Will Destroy Your Gut

Find just 30 minutes for this metabolism-revving routine<p>Do this 30 minute workout, and your metabolism will shoot through the roof for hours afterward. Using just your bodyweight, you'll go fast for one minute intervals, blasting fat and calories at a blazing pace. In fact, this type of workout …

Workouts

Consumers most confident in more than six years

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Consumers are the most confident they’ve been since early in the recession, with brighter views this month of current and …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

10 things rich people know that you don’t

As a financial adviser, I have occasionally found myself feeling envious of certain clients. Not because of their wealth — but because they were …

The Playlist: Summer Tracks

You’ve got hop in the step and a few beads of sweat rolling. The drinks are cold, the skin is showing and laughs loud. Summer’s in full swing and …

Guide to Life: Ditch the Chip

Snacking is close to godliness in my estimation, but then again, I have the self control of one of those desert lizards that’s always scrambling …

Your Guide To The Best (And Worst) Sleep Positions

Whether you're a side, back or stomach sleeper, chances are you feel pretty strongly about your preferred sleeping position.<p>Most Americans -- 74 percent, according to a 2012 survey conducted by home décor company Anna's Linens -- sleep on their sides, while 16 percent and 10 percent say they sleep …

Score a Beach-Ready Body by the Fourth of July

Want a body you're proud to show off shirtless this holiday? Then cap off your workouts with this 3-move fat-shredding finisher<p>You're proud to say you're an American. But this Fourth of July, be proud to go shirtless, too. From now until the Fourth, tack a three-move metabolic finisher to the end …

Workouts

Lose Weight without Ditching Booze

We’ll drink to that!<p><b>Question:</b> How much does alcohol consumption really affect weight loss?<p><i>(from reader Gerald Decoste)</i><p><b>Answer:</b> In moderation—about one to two glasses per day—alcohol may not affect your ability to shed pounds. One study found that moderate drinkers were 27 percent less likely to be …

Alcohol

5 Smart Tips from a Weight-Loss Expert

What's the best diet? How can you fill up faster? Our expert weight-loss coach has the answers<p>The question David Katz, M.D., M.P.H., hears most often is, "What's the best diet for weight loss?" His answer: The diet you can stick with.<p>"You can't strong-arm your way through meals you hate in the long …

Weight Loss

America's Top Companies For Compensation And Benefits

Google provides free all-day meals to staffers with dishes like porcini-encrusted grass-fed beef and parmesan-creamed onions, Costco offers full insurance benefits to part-time hourly workers, and Facebook lends employees free bicycles to get around its sprawling Menlo Park, CA campus. Those are …

Ditch Your Belly for Good

The diet and exercise secrets for shedding pudge once and for all<p><b>Question:</b> I have been working out 5 to 6 times per week, (Thank You DeltaFit!!) and changed to a healthy diet, but I still have a layer of fat around my stomach. (Belly button area.) What do I have to do to get rid of this?<p><i>(from</i> …

Nutrition

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