Ally Thonsgaard

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8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Public Speaking

10 Quick Easy Workouts To Get Rid Of Back Fat At Home

Stubborn fat clings to certain areas of the body and holds up mighty resistance against our best fat-loss efforts. When it comes to the upper body, …

The Only 8 Moves Necessary to Stay Fit and Gain Muscle

How many exercises do your workouts include? No doubt, we need to hit muscles from different angles in order to stimulate them as much as possible …

A strength-training technique called 'deloading' could make you more successful professionally

But my journaling — think of it as freezing thinking on paper — isn't limited to mornings.<p>I use it as a tool to clarify my thinking and goals, much as Kevin Kelly (one of my favorite humans) does. The paper is like a photography darkroom for my mind.<p>Below is a scan of a real page. Both entries are …

The 15 best exercises to target your love handles

Want to be able to confidently shed your shirt in the bedroom to flaunt washboard abs without fear of excess flab hanging over your boxer briefs? …

Apple 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Review: Tablet vs. Laptop Showdown

The latest iPad can handle many common PC tasks, though not without trade-offs in usability and comfort<p>Quick homework assignment: Jot down the answer to the question, “What do I need my PC to do?”<p>Take your time. Depending on how you answer, you’ll be buying either a full-fledged laptop or a skinny …

IPad Pro

Apple co-founder criticises company over Apple Watch

Steve Wozniak said device has taken firm into ‘jewellery market’ and that it is no longer ‘the company that really changed the world a lot’<p>The Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he no longer recognises the company he built, thanks to creations such as the Apple Watch.<p>He wrote in an interview on …

Apple Watch

We tried Moov's new fitness tracker, a robotic personal trainer for your wrist — here’s what we thought

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Moov NOW comes in four colors and retails for $80. Moov The fitness tracker market has exploded in the past few years, and heavy …

The Atlas Fitness Trackers Can Differentiate Between Bicep Curls and Push-Ups

The market for fitness trackers seems to be filled with lots of pedometers disguised as fitness trackers. Sure they can count steps, calories burned …

The perfect workout to improve form, build muscle, and boost mobility

Christopher Kimmel/Getty Images<p>Christopher Kimmel/Getty Images<p><b>Duration</b> 60<p><b>Exercises</b> 8-11<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Talk to enough big, strong guys with admirable …

Muscle

Apple could be looking to change the iPhone's screen technology

Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology, which is used in many high-end Android phones, is superior to LCD (Liquid-crystal Display) technology as each pixel has its own light rather than being illuminated by a back light. This creates deeper blacks (as each pixel can be switched off, …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Self-help

3 Simple Stretches That Build Serious Muscle

Which of these doesn’t doesn’t belong: big arms; wide back; good flexibility; thick legs; big, round delts? If your answer is flexibility, you’re …

Valentino Rossi loses appeal, will start MotoGP finale at back of grid

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Valentino Rossi will start the MotoGP title-deciding race on Sunday from the back of the grid after all.<p>Championship leader …

Motorsport

Try the ‘Humane Burpee’ for a Ridiculously Good Workout

You’ll pack more work into 4 minutes than most people do in 30<p>One of my favorite exercises to do when I’m time crunched: the humane burpee. (Those are two words I bet you never thought you’d see together.)<p>Created by my good friend Dan Martin, a powerlifter and former firefighter, the exercise works …

Workouts

10 Practically Useless Exercises

Curls<p>“For curls, you are better off doing chin-ups, pull-ups, or various pull-down exercises because you’ve got multiple joints involved so you can …

8 Gymnastics Moves You Must Add to Your Routine

Incorporate these exercises into your workout to improve your stamina, power, and strength

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

It takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape, which is why it’s important to exercise on a regular basis. But it’s not always possible to remain …

Liam Hemsworth's Bodyweight Workout

Eric Ray DavidsonHemsworth's WorkoutThe "Hunger Games" star sticks to four bodyweight exercises.In our November 2015 cover story on Liam Hemsworth, …

20 Things Women with Amazing Abs Do Every Day

Make their tricks yours and flat abs should — in theory — follow.<p>Amazing abs are much easier to envy than to come by — and it's no secret that perfect abs take a whole lot of work. To get the core you want, just follow the daily practices of women with the strongest, flattest abs:<p>Carmel Rodriguez, …

Moov Now: An activity tracker with a brain (hands-on)

Until recently, the only activity tracking I was really doing was through the Health app on my iPhone. I write about wearables from time to time, and …

Wearable Tech

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Sales<p>Saving dough never looked so good.<p>22 Photos3 days agoView More<p>Grooming<p>and the week's 6 other grooming moves you need to see.<p>7 Photos2 days …

The Back-To-Basics Workout That Never Fails

No complicated moves or fancy equipment -- just four classic, effective exercises you already know how to do.<p>Using 4 tried-and-true moves (pushups, squats, planks and jumping rope), this 16-minute routine works the upper body, lower body and core, and includes cardio—all the ingredients for an …

Defending Why We Ride Motorcycles

It happens to anybody and everybody who owns or rides motorcycles. Friends, loved ones, family, and sometimes random people you just met love to tell …

Stereotypes

Official: Nicky Hayden swaps MotoGP for WSBK

Nicky Hayden will try to become the first rider to win both the MotoGP and World Superbike titles after confirming a move to Ten Kate Honda for …

Motorsport

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

If you're the type spending hours at the gym—chest fly, back row, biceps curl, repeat—it's time to reconsider your routine. Find out how to get …

Apple made the iPhone 6s nearly waterproof and didn't tell anyone

Leave it up to Apple to downplay a surprisingly useful engineering feat: A water-resistant iPhone. It turns out the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sport a combination of new technology that makes them far more resistant to liquid damage than past iPhones, iFixit reports. Apple packed in a new gasket around …

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What To Expect At Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ Event

Tomorrow’s Apple event is going to be a behemoth. First, it’s going to take place in San Francisco’s Civic Auditorium, which seats a huge crowd of 7,000 people. Second, rumor has it that Apple is going to touch on many product lines — the iPhone obviously, but also the Apple TV, the iPad and the …

Apple Watch