Ben Thompson

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The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

DIY | Wooden Base Desk Lamp

14 Comments<p>Contributor post by Caitlin of The Merrythought<p>Lately I have been working on creating a work space in my apartment that is inspiring and …

The 10-Minute Arms and Abs Assault

Train your upper-body like you've never trained it before<p>We polled Men's Health readers on the body parts they want to work the most, and two areas topped the list: abs and arms. To give you what you want, we turned to BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.— one of the top metabolic conditioning coaches in the …

Apple 180: The iWatch Is At The Center Of A Whirlwind 6 Months For Cook And Company

Earlier this month, at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company made a series of announcements that many considered an “about face” from prior practice. In some fundamental ways, Apple has opened up its mobile operating system to more customization and modification than at any time in …

Packing Tips: 6 Hacks Every Man Should Have in His Arsenal

Packing Tips: 6 Hacks Every Man Should Have in His Arsenal

5 Links to Read Before Grilling Steak

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Show dad how much you care -- with grilled steak.</i><p>Raise your hand if you made reservations at a fancy steakhouse for Father's Day. You know what sounds …

BehindTheOverlay Chrome Extension Kills Overlay Popups

Have you ever wished you could just get rid of the annoying popup message on a site that is blocking the actual content? BehindTheOverlay is a Chrome extension that does exactly that. You can grab it directly from the Chrome Web Store.<p>If you’ve ever been bothered by a website that hides its content …

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 …

Are You Ready? Here Are The Top 10 Skills For The Future

As big disruptive shifts hit the workplace we all get taken out of our comfort zones. Whereas once we felt in control, the stakes are evolving rapidly and our ability to adapt is falling behind. If we consider the recent gallup poll results that indicates that only a mere 30% of the workforce is …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Rise and Shine! Get Your Daily Briefing

Gabriella Schwarz / June 2, 2014<p>We’ve seen from “Flipboard in the Wild” that Flipboard often goes hand-in-hand with something caffeinated and …

Kickstarter simplifies the path to funding... or failing

A lot of Kickstarter campaigns sink quickly, even with the help and advice of the crowd-funding giant's Community Managers. But, if you're super confident in your project you can skip that feedback period completely with a feature called Launch Now. Not every project can squeeze through, however. …

New Chrome extension hopes to demystify encryption

Google launched a two-pronged attack against unencrypted email on Tuesday, divulging which webmail providers don't encrypt their customers' webmail in a new Transparency Report update, while making it easier for individuals to implement the tough email encryption standard known as Pretty Good …

iOS 7 Changed iOS, But iOS 8 Changes Computing

Apple showed off a lot of new stuff today, so much so that it’s actually hard to process. But from a macro perspective, one thing is clear: iOS 8 actually represents much more of a shift than did iOS 7 last year, despite the fact that the visual changes in iOS 7 threw users and Apple-watchers for a …

Get those software patents fast: take advantage of special U.S. patent programs

Obtaining a patent has traditionally been a long process, which is particularly burdensome for software patents. But it doesn’t have to be that way.<p>As of March 2014, the average time between filing of a patent application and having that application examined by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office …

World's cheapest 3D printer moves forward

Over 1,400 backers committed over $400,000 to the crowdfunding campaign that had an original goal of just $9,000. The Little Rock, Arkansas-based …

FDA Approves Segway Inventor's Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

The era of real cyborgs has begun. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its first approval for the sale and marketing of a prosthetic arm …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

How to avoid Cancer

<b>*** SHARE THIS POST WITH PEOPLE YOU CARE ABOUT ***</b><p>AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND ELIMINATE CANCER, SEEMS LIKE …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

Electricity

Ana White | Collapsible Potting Table - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: DavidTR<p>Author …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids

5 flexibility marks every man should hit

When it comes to desired physical characteristics, flexibility falls down the priority list, as most guys would much rather have killer abs and …

Backpacking in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

Forget yoga retreats. If you want to find yourself in south-east Asia, says <b>Susan Smillie</b>, try learning to dive in Thailand, jumping on a motorbike in Vietnam or just chilling in Cambodia<p>I've been sitting still for an hour, watching, listening, in the dark. Macaques swing through the cliff-top trees …