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10 spiffy new ways to show data with Excel

Cool charts for allImage by ThinkstockHave you noticed that people groan when you pop open a spreadsheet to share your brilliant data insights? Maybe …

Your Abs Will Be Sore For Days (Maybe Weeks, TBH) After This Wall Workout Challenge

Newsflash: sculpting your midsection doesn't have to entail repetitive crunches and mind-numbing planks. It can actually be a — dare I say it? — <i>fun</i> process. Case in point: Jeanette Jenkins's latest ab workout challenge.<p>The celebrity trainer, who works with stars like Pink and Alicia Keys, just …

Workouts

6 Ab Workouts for a Visible & Brick-Like 6-Pack

When it comes to celebrations involving food, the part that always stands out is the main course at the centerpiece of the table.<p>This is what people …

Workouts

'Need More Time'? Guideposts For Tech Founders Going To Market When No Market Exists

Many iconic technology companies began with concepts that were new to the industry. In hindsight, the narrative goes something like this: Founder built thing X. Y bought it. Then all of a sudden Z started using it. Next thing you know, the world of computing was changed forever… history was …

5 Exercises to Build Muscle Without Weights

Building muscle without weights is an excellent place to start your muscle building program. It will build a foundation upon which you can develop at …

A perfect guide for cracking a JavaScript interview (A developer’s perspective)

The JavaScript(JS) interviews are not easy. I accept it, you accept it and, everyone does. The number of possibilities of questions could be asked in …

The 100 Best Songs of 2017

This year, music was all about context: artists addressed a tumultuous world or created a new one, pushing boundaries in voice and instrument. Pop stars parsed love and heartbreak, electronic producers found inspiration around the globe and in their backyards, and hip-hop morphed and changed at …

The football-body workout routine

Bob Levey/Getty Images<p>Bob Levey/Getty Images<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 5-7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Football players need a combination of speed, strength, agility, …

The Definitive JavaScript Handbook for a developer interview

JavaScript is the most popular programming language and has been since 2014, according to Stack Overflow Survey. It is no wonder that over 1/3rd of …

The non-techie’s guide to machine learning

You find yourself at another startup meetup, leaning against the bar and sipping away at your drink. <i>Tonight’s the night</i>, you think to yourself.</i> …

A 20-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Is anyone else having some serious whiplash with fall zipping by? We feel you. And with the holidays right around the corner, we're starting to feel …

Exercise

Coda is a next-generation spreadsheet designed to make Excel a thing of the past

From rows and columns to custom apps<p>When Shishir Mehrotra worked at YouTube, he was struck by the relatively pedestrian tools that kept the site running. Mehrotra, who served as the company’s head of product until he left in 2014, managed his team largely using a combination of Google Docs and …

The Primary Pattern Workout Plan

A Template for Strength or Muscle Gains<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Pattern programming is efficient. It focuses on big bang-for-your-buck …

Tip: Immunize Yourself Against Fat Gain

Consume a little bit of this substance every day to prevent fat gain or lose fat. Here's the science.<p>Gut Bacteria and Body Fat<p>It's becoming …

Nutrition

This 15-Minute Routine Will Work Your Lower Abs Like Whoa

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

Tip: 6 Moves to Unlock Tight Hips

Run better, squat better, and feel better with these 6 drills to open up your hips.<p>Hips feeling tight and beat up? Here are six quick drills to get …

Hips

The 6 Toughest Drop Set Workouts

Brutal Mechanical Drop Sets<p>Drop Sets vs. Mechanical Drop Sets<p>Drop sets are a commonly used technique to allow you to extend a working set beyond …

11 Exercises That Will Help You Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Going through daily life with back pain is a serious downer. When a heavy squat snatch triggered something in my lower back during the CrossFit Open …

The Click: A Documentary About Where The Drums Went & Why Music Sounds The Same

That clicking sound. Everyone knows it, but its impact in music isn’t as well known as it should be. First the metronome and then by extension the …

Music Production

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

Motivating employees seems like it should be easy. And it is — in theory. But while the concept of motivation may be straightforward, motivating employees in real-life situations is far more challenging. As leaders, we’re asked to understand what motivates each individual on our team and manage …

Employment

The 6-week Model Body workout plan

Steer Films<p>Steer Films<p><b>Duration</b> 60<p><b>Exercises</b> 7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Everyone has snapped a few shots only later to go back and delete a bunch of them. "My eyes …

Exercise

6 Bodyweight Workouts That Actually Build Muscle

IT CAN BE tempting to head into the gym and immediately start pounding the heavy iron. But we’re here to tell you that a bodyweight routine will work …

Bodyweight Exercise

Tip: The Back Exercise Form Fixer

Are you using bad form on back exercises without even realizing it? This little trick will fix that, and help you build a bigger back.<p>Stop Cheating, …

Bands

The Untold Story of Ableton Live—the Program That Transformed Electronic Music Performance Forever

In their first joint interview, co-founders Gerhard Behles and Robert Henke look back at Ableton’s roots in Berlin’s 90s techno scene and its impact on electronic music.<p>The history of Ableton usually starts in 2001, when the Berlin-based software company released their first product, Ableton Live—a …

Ineffective Sales Leaders Can Cause Lasting Damage

Success in a sales force requires having strong talent up and down the organization. A weak salesperson will weaken a sales territory, a bad sales manager will damage their team and dampen results in their region, and a poor sales leader will eventually ruin the entire sales force. For even the …

Leadership

The best times of day to eat fats, carbs, and protein

<b>• It's important to create an eating schedule that optimizes certain foods at the right times, according to experts.</b><b><br>• Start off the day with a breakfast high in protein to increase energy levels.</b><b><br>• Eat complex carbs in the evening to regulate leptin, the "satiety hormone."</b><p>Making time in the day to …

Cardio Workouts for People Who Hate Cardio

When it comes to cardio, most people, even avid runners, have at least a love-hate relationship with that side of the fitness spectrum. We totally …

The Back Day Burnout: A Big Thick Back Workout

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Single Muscle Group<p>Training Level<p>Intermediate<p>Program Duration4 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>1<p>Time Per …

Say goodbye to kale: the superfood trends for 2017 - and five new ingredients to watch

According to Mintel’s 2017 global food and drink report, plant-based diets are set to explode into the mainstream this year, which makes sense, given that veganism has grown a staggering 360 per cent in the last decade. But never mind growing your own, they’re going to get extremely hi-tech. …

The 8 Types of Salespeople