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12 Hip Thrust Variations You Should Be Doing

You may have done hip thrusts (or hip “bridges”) before, but have you thought outside of the box when hitting these?<p>Hands down, the fundamental …

Workouts

How to Build a Home Gym

Not everybody who wants to train for strength can fit a gym membership into their lifestyle. Scheduling problems, the cost, travel problems from home …

Workouts

The Fitness Shift That Should Worry Every Gym Owner

More exercise omnivores are opting for expanded online workouts and services like ClassPass<p>Kim Alexander arrives at a Nashville, Tenn., law firm by 7 a.m., looks at her phone and goes to work—swinging a kettlebell.<p>Ms. Alexander, a 46-year-old legal assistant, gets to the office early four days a …

Nashville

AT&T: Should You Really Buy This Dip?

AT&T (NYSE: T) is a dividend investor's dream stock. The weakness in the first couple of weeks of 2017 is compelling some investors to create fresh …

We Quit Our Jobs to Travel the World. This Is Exactly How We Pay for It.

Three Instagram travel couples break down how they make and spend money on the road.<p>Chanel, 32, and Stevo, 30<p><b>Blog:</b> How Far From Home<b><br>Pre-travel jobs:</b> Both were in advertising.<b><br>Home base:</b> South Africa<b><br>When they started traveling:</b> March 2015<b><br>Where they went:</b> Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, …

Why the Humble Push-Up Could Be the Key to the Body You Want

It turned Jake Gyllenhaal into a prize fighter, and it can do the same for you.<p>The one exercise that can be performed anywhere at any time, the push-up is, nevertheless, an often misunderstood and under appreciated aspect of bodyweight fitness.<p>Many men ditch it early on in their workout lives for …

Warren Buffett's Best Dividend Stocks for 2017

Warren Buffett-run <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) has a portfolio filled with the stocks of some of the best companies in the U.S. As we head into 2017, here are two examples from Berkshire's holdings that pay strong dividends with room for growth that could be great choices for your …

The Beginner’s Guide to Boxing Workouts

Boxing gyms have come a long way from the gritty, dank cages Rocky prowled in the predawn hours of Philadelphia’s winters. Just as we had the …

Your 3-step plan to bench press 1.5 times your weight

Bench pressing 1.5 times your body weight means that, pound for pound, you’re stronger than most guys in the gym.<p>Here’s how to lift bigger plates:<p>1) …

The CIO of a $490 billion fund on the one 'guaranteed losing approach' to investing

The average American is scared, and staying in cash or other "safe" assets.<p>The financial crisis of 2008 left many retail investors, both baby boomers and millennials, with an inherent distrust in the markets as their net worths plunged in a matter of months.<p>The housing market collapsed, Lehman …

7 Reasons My Dividend Portfolio Appreciated 26.5% In 2016

Honestly, with all the losses I took in the energy sector, I thought my portfolio must have done poorly last year. To my surprise, after reviewing my …

The Three Big Myths About Cardio Fitness

Mr Craig Ballantyne, inventor of Turbulence Training and frequent contributor to the US edition of <i>Men’s Health</i> magazine, is shaking things up. His …

Here Is What to Know About Trading the Dead Cat Bounce Back Strategy

The Dead Cat Bounce Back Strategy<p>Updated June 25, 2018<p>A stock just gapped down more than 5% on the open, relative to the prior closing price, and is …

Big Dividend Hikes Expected from Cisco, TJX and Home Depot

By<p>Updated Jan. 6, 2017 4:42 p.m. ET<p><b>Markit Dividend Forecasting</b> is out with its estimates for first quarter dividend increases.<p>It expects double-digit …

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

Students--and especially boys--need hours of physical activity every day. They don't get enough because their schools won't let them.<p>This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and …

2 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 5%

Unfortunately, high-yield stocks have become a high-risk area for investors over the past several years. Due to low interest rates, investors have become so hungry for yield that they've gobbled up almost anything that pays a high rate, which has pushed valuations up and yields down. Meanwhile, the …

Those $69 Flights to Europe Are Coming in June

Norwegian Airlines has been teasing $69 flights to Europe from select spots in the United States for almost a full year now.<p>And while they promised …

Air Travel

CenturyLink: The 9% Dividend Steal

<b>CenturyLink</b> (NYSE:CTL) ended 2016 in the dumps. The market didn't fondly view the company's proposed merger with <b>Level 3 Communications</b> (NASDAQ:LVLT), …

If I Had To Build An Income Portfolio Today - Update 13

<b>Introduction</b><p>In October 2015, I wrote an article entitled " <b>If I Had to Build an Income Portfolio Today</b>" which was published by Seeking Alpha, October …

The 2 big investing tips for 2017 from a JPMorgan strategy chief

In a brief client note, David Kelly provided two "brief financial resolutions" he said investors should consider this year:<p>1. Avoid home country bias — Kelly says that there is "the tendency of investors around the world to be over-invested in securities of their own country."<p>2. Don't focus on past …

Investing

Why InvenSense, Inc. Stock Skyrocketed 67.4% in December

Image source: InvenSense, Inc.<p>Shares of <b>InvenSense Inc.</b>(NYSE: INVN) jumped 67.4% in the month of December,according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the motion-sensing chip company agreed to be acquired by Japan-based <b>TDK Corp.</b> (NASDAQOTH: TTDKY).<p>The jump came in two stages. …

4 Big Investing Trends You Can Bet On for the Next Several Years

Here's where to look for big shifts, and how to bet on them.<p>Exchange-traded funds are beloved for the ease and speed with which they can be bought …

106 Investment Grade Preferred Stocks Below $25 As 2016 Comes To An End

Income investors now have a unique opportunity to obtain increasing returns at lower prices. Here's how this virtuous investment circle works: Rising …

Forget Gilead Sciences Inc.: These 2 Stocks Doubled Last Year

Long-term holders of <b>Gilead Sciences</b> (NASDAQ: GILD) enjoyed some market-thumping gains in years past, but concern over sagging hepatitis-C antiviral sales caused the stock to slide about 26.5% in 2016. Despite a generally bleak year for Gilead, and for biotech stocks in general, shares of <b>Exelixis,</b> …

3 Tech Stocks to Buy in January

2016 might not have started off strong for technology stocks, but if the <b>iShares US Technology</b> exchange-traded fund is any indication, they recovered quickly and finished off the year strong. Tech-related stocks look ready to continue their run higher, andselecting strong tech companies can have a …

This New Study Could Explain The Reason It's So Hard to Stick to Your Exercise Resolutions

Your brain is working against you.<p>Those New Year’s resolutions are easy to list but difficult to make a reality.<p>Exercise is a hardy annual: This year …

Low Back Pain: A Guide for Coaches and Athletes on Anatomy, Types, and Treatment

When I practiced massage therapy, clients frequently came to me seeking treatment for lower back pain. Now, as a coach, I see that coaches will …

The 2 Changes to 401(k)s in 2017 You Need to Know

There aren't many changes to 401(k)s in 2017, with another year of subdued inflation keeping the regular employee contribution limits at $18,000 for those who are younger than 50 and $24,000 for those who are 50 or older. However, a couple of provisions will see some minor changes that could impact …

Who Has The Most Money In The World? Warren Buffett Made Billions Of Dollars In 2016, But He Still Can't Keep Up With Bill Gates

U.S. billionare Warren Buffett is known for making tons of money through his smart investment decisions and 2016 was no different. Buffett, CEO of …