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Why Zumba Is Insanely Good Exercise

<i>This article originally appeared on Time.</i><p>Zumba was born in Colombia in the 1990s, quite by accident. A fitness instructor forgot to bring his usual …

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying — and 17 You Should Eat More

If you’re eating a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, then you’re probably pretty far ahead of the nutrition curve. But even …

Why Didn't I Learn This in School: DIY Savings Hacks

When it comes to savings, 62 percent of households have less than $1,000 in the bank.<p>Everybody can use a late in life harvest -- so indulge in some life hacks now to plant the seeds for a healthy financial future.<p>Humans are wired to want smaller, more immediate rewards over the larger, slower ones. …

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Heart and sleep apps that work with the Apple Watch | ZDNet

HeartWatch<p>If you want to track heart health, here are a list of apps I tried during my experience with an elevated heart rate. The list is not …

Fitness Technology

Do you sit at a desk all day? Here's the perfect stretch for your back

Oh, your aching back.<p>Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank says this easy, gentle stretch can help with that: "This is a great pose to do at the end of the day, after you've been sitting at your desk for many hours."<p><b>What it does</b><p>Releases a tense, tired back and helps with an overall sense of …

Reps You've Never Tried

Break Out of the Rep Range Rut!<p>In the old days (read: five years ago) lifting weights was simple. The "rules" went something like this:<p>To build …

Trump seems especially mad at Mike Bloomberg, and any New Yorker could tell you why

After Bloomberg questioned Trump's business acumen and called him a con man during his speech on Wednesday, Trump started referring to Bloomberg as "Little" Michael Bloomberg, reusing a moniker once reserved for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.<p>Trump also made a clear reference to Bloomberg at a rally in …

The 12 most popular on-screen presidents of all time, ranked

You might've heard that there's a presidential election going on, and it's taking a toll on plenty of people's mental health. Really.<p>So it might be time to imagine another political world — a fake one.<p>Barack Obama might be our first black US president, and Hillary Clinton the first female nominee …

The Netflix of Fitness

Learn from the innovative methods of Peloton, and you'll soon be pedaling along to your own victory.<p>Yony Feng is exactly what you'd imagine when thinking of a whiz kid software engineer. After earning both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of …

Peloton

Combat Powder Protein Review - Muscle Pharm Supplement Reviews & Comparison Hub

Combat Powder Protein Review – Muscle Pharm<p>June 25, 2016<p>Review On Muscle Pharm’s Combat Protein Powder<p>Of all of the Muscle Pharm products out there, …

The Workout That Burns 346 Calories In 13 Minutes

This is one of the fastest fat-burning routines we’ve ever seen<p>Over the years, <i>Men’s Health</i> has sifted through dozens of studies about how many calories you’ll burn with various workouts. But the routine detailed in new research from North Dakota State University is one of the most efficient calorie …

Apple granted patent for iPhone-based car key, including limited/temporary keys

Using an iPhone or Apple Watch to unlock (or even summon) a car is no big deal these days, but an Apple patent granted today describes an extremely powerful and flexible approach that includes the ability to create limited, temporary ‘keys’ for others.<p>The patent describes a primary device …

The Cognitive Biases That Lead to Bad Money Decisions

If managing money were as easy as crunching some numbers and following a spending plan, we’d all be awesome at it. Money isn’t hard because of the …

Instant Apps on Android are the most fascinating thing Google announced

I'm probably getting ahead of myself by writing that headline — but I can't stop thinking about the deep implications of Google's Instant Apps on Android.<p>The basic idea is simple: when you click on a link, if that link has an associated Instant App at the URL you get a tiny version of that app …

Apple iOS 9.3.2 Has A Great Secret Feature

iOS 9.3.2 has a nasty surprise and my upgrade guide recommends you skip it for now. But if you have already installed the update (or will do regardless) there is good news: it hides a great secret feature…<p><i>‘Great Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating operating system</i> …

Is Moov 'The Wearable Coach' the Next Acquisition Target in Fitness Technology?

The trend over the last 12 months of wearables companies being acquired will likely continue as buyers see a trove of treasure in the data they …

Wearable Tech

Fit Mom-to-Be Hannah Polites Ignores Negative Comments About Her Pregnancy: 'I Know I Am Making Informed Decisions'

Hannah Polites pays no attention to the commenters on her Instagram account, she says she knows that her pregnancy is healthy.<p>The midwife and …

7 best headphones for music lovers

Audiophiles are pretty much incapable of not listening to music, whether it’s at home, on the commute to work… at work if they can get away with it.<p>A …

Comment: This electric-shock wearable is silly, but the underlying concept isn’t

A wristband that zaps you with a 255-volt electric shock if you over-spend is the latest idea from Intelligent Environments, a company that first announced the Pavlock wearable 18 months ago as a way to dissuade owners from visiting time-wasting websites.<p>The band would be triggered, explains the …

23 Movies Everyone Needs To See In Their Teens

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NBA could be next for Clemson star who was 'Kevin Ware before Kevin Ware'

Jaron Blossomgame's career nearly ended before it began. He's now close to realizing his NBA dreams<p>CHICAGO -- Four years ago, after finishing his …

Google has a new plan to cripple the iPhone app-store model and rule the mobile world

One thing it showed off was something called Android Instant Apps.<p>While Android Instant didn't turn heads like Google's new home-automation product, Home, or its virtual-reality tech, Daydream, it could be the announcement that has some of the most profound implications for Google and its …

Why Google's smart assistant doesn't have a name like Siri, Alexa, or Cortana

Unlike Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana, or Amazon's Alexa, "Assistant" isn't catchy. It has no identity.<p>You don't even really call it that — to summon it from Google's new smart speaker, you'd address it with a simple "Hey, Google" or the same "OK, Google" that you'd use to activate its voice …

Calorie Burn Accuracy of Popular Fitness Trackers

We used to wonder how accurate the calorie count on treadmills, ellipticals, and exercise bikes was. (The answer: not very.) Now we have more sophisticated devices that track our every move, but the question is still the same: How much can we trust the numbers?<p>Researchers at Japan’s National …

Build This Sexy Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

This Best Third-Party Apple Watch Bands I've Tested So Far

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>The Best Knock-Off Apple Watch Bands<p>I've reviewed quite a …

Smartwatches

The truth about due diligence

There’s an expression in venture capital. It’s called the “Oh, shit” board meeting. “That’s when you learn all sorts of things that you wish you’d known after writing a company that first check,” says general partner David Hornik of August Capital.<p>It’s easy to imagine that they’ve been happening …

Venture Capital