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Everything You Need to Build the Perfect Apartment Gym

Gyms are big business, pulling in around $22 billion annually as an industry. It helps that the average membership runs $58 per month, and that figure skyrockets if you live in a city. Brooklynites, for example, pay about $135 a month to hit the gym, while people who live in Austin pay $88. Here’s …

17 Photos of the Most Eerie Abandoned Sites in the World

And in some cases, actually haunted.<p>From vacant theme parks to deserted sanatoriums, these places manage to be both haunting and strangely beautiful at the same time.

14 Wedding Trends That Will Be Huge In 2017

The New Year is coming, and with it comes a fresh crop of wedding trends. Find out what to expect in everything from invites and entertainment to …

Weddings

Here's How You Get a Body Like An Olympian

They have some of the best bodies in the world. Now, members of Team USA are hoping to help you transform yours.<p>“I want all the gym members to recognize that we’re all teammates, it doesn’t matter your fitness level,” Alysia Montano, a middle distance runner and seven-time U.S. Outdoor …

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

National Parks

6 Crazy Cool Adventure Trips for You and Your Boo

For adventurous couples, there’s nothing better than bonding over a scenic national park hike, kayaking in crystal clear water, camping at one of the most popular destinations or getting your namaste on together in a gorgeous setting. Outdoorsy duos, you’re in luck — there are more options for …

Hiking

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since we think visual aids are the …

12 Things Healthy Morning People Do Every Day

They move, they hydrate, they conquer.<p>As someone who breaks a sweat before work nearly every single day, I'm often asked, "How do you do it?"<p>"The key to making it work is to have a strategy, ritual, and reward system," says Adam Rosante, a CosmoBody trainer who wakes up to work out at 6 a.m. He's …

Fitness

This All-Natural Cure for Jet Lag May Be the Best Thing Ever

The cure for jet lag is just about as elusive as the Fountain of Youth (with much of the same effects, we might add). Whether it's the …

Jet Lag

Top Travel Websites For Planning Your Next Adventure

Technology’s effects on the travel industry are widespread, with innovation signaling the dawn of a new age of travel products and services after the birth of the Internet and modern-communication systems. Not only has the industry itself benefited from recent technological advancements such as …

Hospitality

8 Wedding Trends to Avoid in 2016: Mason Jars and More

wedding trends to avoid<p>The once charming and alternative alfresco tablescape adorned with mason jars filled with wildflowers, antique flatware, and string lights draped from branches now seems to signal a 2010s Pinterest-board wedding. Trends come and go, and unless rustic-chic is a style you …

How four sisters demolished their debt

These four sisters decided to band together and tackle their debt using one unified budget and plan. See how they did it.<p>When four 20-something …

Here’s EXACTLY When to Book Your Flight to Get the Cheapest Price

Finding the exact right time to book plane tickets is basically like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Everyone has their opinion, and they’re all over the map. If you’re looking for a definite, no-nonsense answer, CheapAir might finally have one for you.<p>As part of their annual airfare study, …

Flying

Finally! Your "Me" Home: Decorating for Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

Who knew that four letters could bring so much clarity to your life? It's like the Myers-Briggs personality test looks deep into your soul to see the most genuine parts of you-the way you make decisions, the way you look at the world. And once you get in tune with those aspects of yourself, you …

3 ways you're working out wrong

There were two lat-pulldown stations positioned next to each other in this gym I belonged to many years ago. On one of them was an older woman who was lifting, if memory serves, 10 pounds. I can only assume that she misread the name of the exercise and thought it was a lap pulldown, because that’s …

The 6 Worst Workouts At the Gym

<i>By Bill Bradley for GQ.</i><p>Everyone likes to preach about the best workouts. (How much can you squat, bro?) But part of a good workout is also understanding what constitutes the worst things at the gym--from ineffective to a straight-up injury risk--and what to steer clear of. In an effort to help you …

Engraving Wedding Bands: Engagement Rings Engraving

Engraving your groom's wedding band is one of the sweetest ways to show your love. "Having your wedding band engraved is a romantic way to add sentiment to the inside of your ring," explains Dana Walden Bridal cofounder and creative director Radika Chin. "This subtle customization allows you to …

19 Boho Wedding Decor Ideas for Your Spring or Summer Fête

It’s no secret that spring and summer wedding planning is in full swing. So whether you’re a bride-to-be or a MOH, there are plenty of reasons to start lusting after (and planning IRL) all that ethereal and romantic wedding decor. Not sure about your theme? If you’re a free spirit who can’t get …

A Rustic-Glam Barn Wedding at Olympia's Valley Estate in Petaluma, California

What better place to create a welcoming, natural vibe for a wedding than in the comfort of a backyard—especially like this one, on the family-run …

16 Minimalist Wedding Ideas That Show Less *Is* More

Less doesn’t equal boring — especially when it comes to minimalist weddings. This understated and totally cool 2016 wedding trend has been popping up on our radar and we’re absolutely in love. Whether you’re browsing through chic minimalist invites or modern minimalist wedding dresses, there are so …

Weddings

The Only 7 Gym Machines Worth Using

Despite the fact that kettlebells and bodyweight workouts might win the gym popularity contest right now, fitness pros agree: Not only are exercise …

Workouts

The Best Marriage Advice EVER

When Ashley and I got married thirteen years ago, we were young and in love, but we were also pretty clueless (me especially)! Along the way, we've had so many people share wise advice and life experiences with us, which has helped guide our family through good times and hard times.<p>Through the …

The Adventure List

25 Best Places to Travel in 2016<p>Ihave only just boarded the plane to Bogotá, and the reflexive question of a weary traveler creeps in: Why, again, am …

The 14 Fittest Men on Instagram Will Make You Break a Sweat

These ripped fitstagrammers will give you more than body envy—they have you racing to the gym.

Are You Picking the Right Exercise Tempos to Burn Fat and Build Muscle?

Here’s how to mix up your speed to speed up results<p>Most gym goers have one exercise speed: FAST!<p>While performing explosive reps has benefits, doing every exercise as fast as possible may lead to decreasing stability in your muscle and joints, and deteriorating form and technique.<p>As a result, your …

Workouts

Life & Business: Cyndie Spiegel

My family is run by a brigade of smart-as-a-whip women with strong opinions and a knack for knowing how to handle any situation. Because of this, I …

Tips For Using Social Media To Tell Your Story by Erin Benzakein

When it comes to your online presence, knowing where to start can be a challenge. On one hand, social media allows you a platform unlike any other …