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The Best Foods To Eat When You're Trying To Lose Weight

You’ve cleaned up the pantry. You got clear on your goals. You’re educated on the sneaky, science-backed tricks for keeping your appetite in check. …

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How to Learn Skills Quickly, a 3-in-1 Loft Bed Unit and a DIY Shop Air Cleaner in This Week's Maker's Roundup

Multimaterial Illuminated Sign<p>Jimmy DiResta's back, this time using some surprising techniques to create a commercial sign. We've got a little bit of …

No gym needed! 5 ways to get a workout in — all while still wearing pajamas

Whether you wake up late, or simply have little time to work out, here's a routine you can complete anywhere, and in your pajamas for that matter!<p>Why are we focusing on the lower body? Working larger muscle groups like legs and booty burns more calories, meaning it’s the best way to get the most …

Workouts

Top 20 Android apps and games of the month

Discover Auntie’s crooners with BBC Music, track breastfeeding and nappy changes with Glow Baby, and put a VHS camcorder filter over videos, plus play GTA: Liberty City Stories, Final Fantasy XI and more<p>In terms of sheer numbers, Google’s Android has been bigger than Apple’s iOS for some time now – …

Build a Wooden Tool Tote Using Dovetails and No Power Tools

A tool tote is a great woodworking project—and the perfect chance to perfect carving dovetail joints.<p>With a bit of patience and the right tools you can carve dovetail joints by hand, sans power tools. Here's a great project to practice this skill and when finished you'll have a handy tool …

Use the Mortise and Tenon Woodworking Joint for Building Rock Solid Furniture

There's a reason the mortise and tenon joint has been used for thousands of years—it can be carved using basic woodworking tools and it'll last for ages.<p>The mortise and tenon woodworking joint has been used around the world for thousands of years—for good reason. It's considered one of the …

This iPhone hack will change the way you listen to music forever

If there's one really annoying thing about the iPhone (other than the crappy battery life and how easily the screen cracks..), it's the fact you …

The Herbs I Use To Manage Insomnia & Anxiety (After 12 Years On A Prescription Cocktail)

Nearly 7 in 10 (70 percent) of Americans are on some kind of prescription drug, and many are on two or more. This is the highest number in …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

12 Reasons To Love Iskra Lawrence, Aerie's Unretouched Role Model

"I workout to feel strong & fit but also so I can eat some damn good brownies."<p>Aerie made major waves when it dropped the first Photoshop-free #aeriereal campaign back in 2014, and has continued to use a slew of unretouched models to promote the brand's underwear. U.K.-based model Iskra Lawrence, …

Photo Manipulation

Fitness: The best Muscle-Building Smoothie Recipes .

Whether for people who want to adjust their weight or for people who are health-concerned; smoothies are one of the best ways to achieve one’s goals. …

Get Motivited: Fitness Girls That Will Inspire You Be in Shape.

Fitness experts say it doesn't take much effort or money to design an effective workout program at home. Things like fit balls, dumbbells, exercise …

16 Tips for Running More Effective Meetings

On average we spend 5.6 hours a week in meetings, and 71 percent of those meetings aren't very productive.<p>Chances are, you've noticed that many meetings are a tremendous waste of time. A few years ago, Microsoft did some research into this problem and found that people spend on average 5.6 hours …

10 of the Most Obscure, Offbeat Muscle Cars

Most car enthusiasts know about Chevelles and Barracudas, but these cars are equally fantastic.<p>Most car enthusiasts know about Chevelles and Barracudas, but these cars are equally fantastic.

Great Products for Long Endurance Rides

Prepping Your Arsenal<p>andy_c via flickr<p>I’ve done lots of big cycling events over the past 10 years: two Ironman triathlons, nine major mountain bike stage races, the Leadville Trail 100 and other centuries, 24-hour solo races, the whole Tour of California route, a 120-mile fat bike race, and tons of …

After reading over 1,000 business books, I learned these are the 3 signs you're going to be successful

Yes, I realize that you are automatically thinking — "Duh! Of course it does," but I'm talking about changes in every part of my life.<p>At the time, I was a police detective with the Ottawa Police Service in Canada. Like any newly expecting dad, I started to take account of where I had gotten in life …

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I spent 5 years studying rich people, and here are the 9 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

What secrets about managing money do the rich know that the average person doesn't?<p>I spent five years trying to answer that question. I asked 233 millionaires 144 questions and discovered that the rich have certain specific money habits we all should adopt immediately.<p>Below are some strategies that …

Study Skills

15 Things You Should Try Telling Siri Right Now

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22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Personal Finance

Fatigue: Mind over muscle

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published in the November 2015 issue of</i> Velo<i> magazine.</i>Australian cyclist Jack Bobridge is well acquainted …

Acquainted

Here are the best replacements for Apple's default apps

These range from messaging to stocks to finding your friends. All are designed to work perfectly with Apple's handset.<p>But many have not changed much over time and, because they cater to <i>everyone</i>, aren't very good in some scenarios.<p>Luckily, Apple also has the App Store: a one million strong selection …

Apps

90-Second Workout

90 seconds — that’s all it takes.<p>(Yes, I’m serious.)<p>If you can make it through this routine, you’re going to get a nice, super-short workout to help you stay active and consistently burn calories, stimulate muscle growth, and keep fat off your midsection.<p>Also, as an added benefit, adding this …

Don't Dump Your Old iPhone, Use It For Permanent Media And GPS Instead

If you update your gadgets as much as I do, you probably have a small collection of older devices with low resale value lying around. Don’t toss them …

6 Protein Smoothie Recipes That Keep You Full All Day

Dawn Jackson Blatner<p>Mango Carrot Smoothie<p>"Mangoes are a superfruit loaded with antioxidants and more than 20 different vitamins and minerals," says …

Healthy Eating

Google Maps For iOS Updated, Adds Voice Traffic Alerts

Google has released a new version of Google Maps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and the latest version comes with an interesting feature.<p>Now …

You Can Buy An Insane Porsche 911 Turbo For $100,000 Off Its Original Price

There’s no better performance bargain in the sports car world than a Porsche 911 Turbo because it’s truly a mass-produced exotic that you can drive …

25 Best Foods to Eat for Muscle Definition

If you want to look fit and toned, your kitchen game has to be as strong as your game in the gym.<p>Pumping iron is important for muscle growth, but so …

Nutrition