Andrew Aubry

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Nobody Says It, But This Is the Greatest Weightlifting Lesson I've Learned

You'll never walk into the gym and hear someone say, "You should do something easy today."<p>But after 10 years of training, I think embracing slow and easy gains is one of the most important lessons I've learned.<p>In fact, this lesson applies to most things in life. And it comes down to the difference …

Meet Notch, the motion tracker that maps exactly how your body moves

Fitness trackers like Fitbit and Fuelband are great at logging how much your body moves over a given day, but if you want more detail, like the angle of your knee or the jut of your hip, you're going to need more than just one sensor. That's where Notch comes in.<p>The new system takes a modular …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

Littoral Combat Ships

Developers flock to hot APIs for Bitcoin, translation, and stock services

Developers have enough to do as they attempt to make their companies’ applications stand out in app stores and even in the world of enterprise software. If they want to add complex features users will dig, like a tool for handling payments in the Bitcoin virtual currency, they can tap external …

Big Data Myths Give Way To Reality In 2014

For many enterprises, Big Data remains a nebulous goal, rather than a current reality. Yet it’s a goal that more and more enterprises are pushing to the top of their priority list. As Gartner surveys have shown, everyone is keen to board the Big Data bandwagon, yet a comparative few really …

Graphic content: do Xbox One and PS4 games really look better?

The words "next generation" have always held a lot of promise — and a lot of hype — in the world of video games. Consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 that herald the arrival of a new generation are said to offer stunning graphics that unlock gaming experiences like never before. That’s an …

10 Ways to Go Gluten-Free, Get Lean, and Stay That Way

Gluten-Free

Smash Fat Faster

New research suggests that the role of exercise has been underrated compared to a diet. Here's why working out really matters<p>Not long ago I found myself in a situation you can probably identify with. My family and I were on a weekend trip with another family, and for breakfast I made myself a …

7 Essential Rules for Finding Good, Local Food and Drink in Paris

While France is the revered place of "eating well," the reality isn't as glorious. French food might be protected by UNESCO World Heritage status, and for many of the millions of people that visit France each year, dining is a priority, but that doesn't mean that everything on the plate in front of …

The 10 Companies Paying Americans The Least: 24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Wall Street: This summer, thousands of fast-food workers in the United States went on strike in cities across the country, demanding their wages be increased to $15 an hour and the ability to unionize. To no one’s surprise, they didn’t get it. As of 2012, an estimated 4.7% of hourly workers …

Get To The Gym

<b>Get to the gym.</b> It’s that simple. Get to the gym.<p><b>Abandon the distractions, put down your work, leave the kids, or climb out of your warm bed.</b> …

Fitness

Why All Leaders Should Read Lord of the Flies

William Golding's novel deftly illustrates the one true test of a leader.<p>All entrepreneurs have moments when they feel like young Ralph in William Golding’s classic novel <i>Lord of the Flies</i>.<p>Ralph is left deserted on a tropical island with a group of his peers. He is appointed leader, yet he finds it …

Literature

How to Control Temperature with Indirect Cooking and The 2-Zone Setup for BBQ

The most essential concepts an outdoor cook needs to understand are the importance of temperature control, the differences between direct heat and …

BBQ

The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

Student hacks Raspberry Pi to run college bar

A student at the University of Oxford has modified a<p>Raspberry Pi to alleviate the workload at his college bar.<p>Johan Paulsson, who's studying for a …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey suggests you create a daily 'Do and Don't List'. This is his.

Square co-founder and Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey made an appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event where he spoke about acceptance and motivation in how you build a team and company. You can’t do something without a common share or purpose — you will wobble and not do anything that is …

You May Be Strong . . . But Are You Tough? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Khaled Allen</i>.<p>As a little boy, I was scrawny, weak, and prone to illness (much like a certain former …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Daily Rituals by Mason Currey – review<p>…

The Best Fried Chicken Recipes from Around the World

From Vietnam to India to Italy to Mexico—and beyond—we've got tons of recipes for fried chicken, and the appropriate side dishes

Curries

The Violent Secret of Meat

How to cook your meat correctly.<p><i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>My problem with meat</b> was that I was too nice to it. Like a lot of tentative amateur cooks, I was intimidated by meat, especially great meat — its heft and grandeur, its copious marbling, its protruding bones and prohibitive cost. The …

BBQ

How to Make a Knockout Chili Without a Recipe

Chili

Could reading 'Crime and Punishment' make you better at reading people?

What we read, not just whether we read, could change how we interpret emotions<p>What do the arts mean to our lives? To at least some researchers, they're a way that we learn how the people around us think. Previous studies have concluded that reading fiction is correlated with various measures of …

12 Tips for Perfect Fried Chicken, Plus a Master Recipe

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

8 Basic Recipes That Make Meal Planning Easy

We all know that it's easy to find a recipe on the Internet these days. There are millions of sites and pages posting glossy, beautiful photos of recipes that you'll probably never have the time to make.<p>While I also post recipes on my blog, I realize that recipes on their own don't really help …

Steve Ballmer Announces He Will Retire As CEO, Microsoft Stock Immediately Shoots Up

In a statement posted on Microsoft's website this morning, Steve Ballmer, CEO since 2000, announced that he will retire within the next 12 months. Ballmer took over the reins of the company from founder Bill Gates, and has presided over some of its most momentous changes: the introduction of Xbox, …

NSA loophole allows warrantless search for US citizens' emails and phone calls

Exclusive: Spy agency has secret backdoor permission to search databases for individual Americans' communications<p>The National Security Agency has a secret backdoor into its vast databases under a legal authority enabling it to search for US citizens' email and phone calls without a warrant, …