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The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

Louis uses his self-consciousness as a means of actually working through his own issues.

But in a good way, not a creepy way<p><b>I think we can all agree,</b> by this point, that Louis C.K. is the most interesting comic in America. His stand-up has been the kind of instantly memorable, instantly recognizable stuff that parents deploy while they're complaining to each other about their kids, or …

Comedy

The Liberation of Steve McQueen

The Oscar-nominated director of '12 Years a Slave' is ready to put his anger aside<p>A decade and a half ago, the British filmmaker Steve McQueen took a …

Steve McQueen

The Runner's World Big Book of Running for Beginners

<b>Discover how to get fit and healthy, lose weight, and feel great as you learn to run the right way</b> — with the proper gear, form, and pace; the most …

Fitness

Why There Is Nothing False About "False Hope"

<b>In Bill Keller's now infamous column</b> in <i>The New York Times</i> from last week, in which he criticizes a young gravely ill mother named Lisa Bonchek Adams for airing her cancer experience too publicly via her exhaustive Twitter chronicle, and apparently for not emulating the "calm" death style of his …

Cancer

The Moment Leonardo DiCaprio Became a Man

Does the most famous man in the world feel the strain of living as the rest of us do? Or are the life choices he makes between one degree of wonderful and another?PLUS: More Exclusive Photos of DiCaprio Here >><p><i>PLUS: More Exclusive Photos of DiCaprio Here >></i><p><i>Published in the May 2013 issue.</i><p>Guy …

Christopher Nolan

50 Novels Guaranteed to Make You a Better Person

It’s a new year, and resolutions are flying left and right — although, it <i>has</i> been two weeks, so certain pledges have probably already crashed and …

Stephen Wilkes' Incredible Cityscapes Span Day to Night

In each caption, Stephen Wilkes shares his thoughts on each of his iconic cityscapes. Wrigley Field, Chicago, 2013 This<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Stephen Wilkes<p>1 …

10 Tales of Off-the-Grid Adventure and Introspection

The son of a spiritualist and astrologer, Jack London maintained more earthly interests throughout his lifetime. He was drawn to the tangible, …

Sofia Vergara's Secrets: The Esquire Cover Story

An intimate conversation in which the bombshell from Modern Family reveals, in her own words, closely guarded truths about the heretofore incomprehensible ways of the Latin woman. Note: You'll have to imagine her accent. It's one of the great accents of our time.<p><i>Published in the April 2012 issue,</i> …

Sofia Vergara

This Is Why You Can Never Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

We start every new year with the feeling of a clean slate, a time that we can set our goals and intentions and actually make the changes we want to see in our lives, to get rid of those nagging bad habits and usher in some good ones. But by February, many of our resolutions are already abandoned or …

We Made a Sommelier Taste All the Trader Joe's Two Buck Chuck

Whether you were throwing a dinner for people you felt compelled to not impress, or just hate paying $2.01 and up for literally anything, at some …

The Truth About Gingers by SciShow

Hank Green of SciShow explains the science of red hair, from its genetic underpinnings to some of the popular myths surrounding redheads, in “The …

2013's Biggest Science Discoveries

Since you read Neatorama, you are probably more familiar with the items in this article than the average person, but seeing the biggest discoveries …

Joaquin Phoenix Felt So Bad for His Last Interviewer That He Walked Him to His Car

As you’ve likely gathered by now, Joaquin Phoenix—he of the uncomfortable Letterman interview of ’09—is not one to posture for the media or general public. Just last year, he detonated his own Oscar chances with an anti-Hollywood truth bomb of mammoth proportions—telling <i>Interview</i>* <i>that he thought</i> …

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Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>Flaky sea salt …

Dessert

Blog in harmony with nature

Antioxidants<p>Green tea - contains a lot of substances which positively influence the brain, blood vessels and maintaining proper body mass. Green tea …

Grace Kelly's Never-Before-Heard JFK Interview

<b>JFK was a man of a different era.</b> And Grace Kelly was a woman of that era. The latest episode of NPR's Blank on Blank revives an archived interview with the actress about her meetings with Kennedy before and after he became the president. She describes the hope he embodied for all young Americans, …

Vain

Louis C.K. and Jerry Seinfeld Talking Through "The Gettysburg Address" on Its 150th Birthday is Like History Class of the Future

One of the most important speeches ever, finally presented with a little gusto<p><b>Here's Louis C.K. and Jerry Seinfeld warmly</b> talking their way through the Gettysburg Address, like they found a dropped love letter on the sidewalk.<p>Jerry gives Louie a kind, guilt-free walkthrough about why you're forced …

Jerry Seinfeld

David Blaine Shattering Ricky Gervais' Reality is the Funniest Thing You'll See Today

<b>Noted disbeliever of stuff</b> in general and one of the funniest people on the planet Ricky Gervais agreed to appear on David Blaine's magic special on ABC last night, for some reason. Since, again, he's ritually agnostic to every conceivable idea, Ricky Gervais served as the final boss in this …

Ricky Gervais

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

George Clooney

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

Quentin Tarantino

The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics

We've recently featured the all-time-greatest-film-selections from such celebrated directors as Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Lily Allen Takes On The Music World With "Hard Out Here"

Former Paper cover star Lily Allen returns with a tongue-in-cheek video for her new single "Hard Out Here" and it's awesome. The NSFW video, which was directed by Christopher Sweeney, pokes fun at Robin Thicke's now infamous "Blurred Lines" and other similar hyper-sexualized music videos, …