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This Template Makes Introduction Emails Easier

Networking is an important part of developing your career, but it can be intimidating to reach out to a stranger. The Muse suggests this simple …

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Plank Workout

Studies show that repeated bouts of shorter isometric holds can provide better quality muscular contractions, promote better form, and enhance performance.<p>Enter the 10-minute plank flow. It’s quite simple: You continually go from one plank variation to another for 10 minutes straight. Flowing from …

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

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10 books that will change how you think forever

<i>Caitlin is Editor in Chief at Page19 and frequently writes about marketing, communications, and creativity. An edited version of this post originally appeared on Blinkist.</i><p>Sometimes it’s a lecture. Sometimes it’s a particular teacher’s words. Sometimes it’s a lesson from a parent or a friend, or …

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30 Photography Links: The Best Photos and Articles from Around the Web

Another week rolls past us in the world of photography and we find Toad Hollow Photography searching the internet high and low for links to the best …

The Belly-Fat Meltdown Challenge

“Fast-twitch fibers also have the greatest potential for size and strength,” says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> “But because they use up so much energy, they tire out quickly, too.”<p>So you’ll need some serious willpower to get through all 3 rounds of this metabolism-revving …

How to Lose Your Belly

Using Aragon's advice, I slashed my body fat in half—down to a lifetime low of 6.8 percent—and sculpted not only the muscles of my midsection, but the ones everywhere else, too. Now it's your turn. Use Aragon's simple 5-step diet plan to finally finish off your gut for good. (And for Aragon's …

7 early-morning stretches to build a better body

Tired of waking up in the morning achy or constantly tight and sluggish? Chances are you're like everyone else who skips out on stretching. To start …

3 Books You Absolutely Must Read Next Year

There is a famous conversation between Eisenhower and the Russian General Zhukov. Ike asked, how did you advance so quickly across those minefields …

The Terrible Treadmill 10

Saints running back Darren Sproles is faster than almost every player on the field. Can you keep up with him in this All-Pro Speed Challenge?<p>Speed is a game breaker in football. Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., the owner of Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego and trainer for Saints running back Darren Sproles and …

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Get a Jumpstart on Your New Year's Resolution

In this simple-but-sinister sweat storm, “you never zero in on the same major muscle group in back-to-back exercises,” says Ballantyne. So you’ll finish one move and plow into the next with relatively fresh muscles, even though you didn’t have a rest period. “It allows you to push yourself for …

Total-Body Knockout

The Five-Minute Total-Body Knockout<p>How fast can you complete 3 rounds of this challenge? Whatever you do, don't tap out<p>Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters are among the world's top athletes. "They have an incredible mix of focus, coordination, mobility, power, speed, and endurance that's unparalleled …

Starwood CEO says iPads make CEOs more productive than PCs

Tim Cook isn’t the only CEO to favor an iPad over a computer to run a company: Starwood Hotels CEO Frits van Paasschen told the <i>WSJ</i> that he dumped his PC and now does all his work on an iPhone and iPad – with the assistance of a Bluetooth keyboard.<p>I thought, you know what, I actually don’t use [my …

Top 10 Paris Experiences… on a Budget!

Out of our six weeks in Europe, Paris was the city we stayed the longest in with seven days to spend there. After realizing almost all the big …

France

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Essential tips for owners of new Google Chromebooks

Access Chromebook Settings<p>Several of the following tweaks involve going into your Chromebook's settings, which can be done by going to <i>Options ></i> …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

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10-Minute Arms and Abs Workout

It sounds simple enough, but fair warning: It won't be easy. That's because you'll perform 10 different variations of the move for 10 minutes straight. Each variation will challenge your arms and abs in a new way, so your muscles never know what's coming next. (Want more variation? Get …

The Most Common Words You're Probably Mispronouncing

Unless you've looked up or heard the pronunciation for every word you've ever read, chances are there are at least some words you're mispronouncing. …

How Addiction Works, and What You Can Do About It

For many of us, topics like addiction and substance abuse seem far removed, like they affect other people and don't (or will never) concern us—the …

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

The novelist goes deep on the future of his books and the TV series they begat<p>On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean …

10 Classic Books That Make You a Better Man

Fitzgerald is best known for his iconic work, <i>The Great Gatsby</i>, but Kirk Curnutt, a professor at Troy University, says this collection—specifically “Head and Shoulders,” “The Offshore Pirate,” and “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz”—contains some of the author’s best advice. “Fitzgerald has a whole …

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Andrés Bello and Protests: What This Means for Venezuela's Future

Andrés Bello, eighteenth century Venezuelan philosopher and Simón Bolívar's teacher, said that "only the unity of the people and the solidarity of its leaders guarantee the greatness of nations." This is a quote that should be remembered in today's Venezuela, where the country is divided and on the …

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

Articles about 5 disappearing and invisible walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

Create a space that stands out.<p>Disappearing Corridor is a minimal space located in Hong Kong, designed by Bean Buro.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now...<p>A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou …

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