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A personal trainer says taking BCAAs, supplements popular with fitness influencers, is a waste of time — here's the simple thing you should do instead

As hardcore workouts like high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and bootcamp classes have been on the rise, sports performance supplements have become more popular among ordinary people, creating a booming multi-million pound industry.<p>Most people are familiar with protein shakes, but another …

Exercise

Want to Learn Almost Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever? Here's How

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

Shameless Self-Promoters Are Taking Over Your Industry: Here’s How to Compete

We’ve likely all cringed at the same self-proclaimed industry “gurus,” “ninjas,” “masters” or “mavens.” They seem to be everywhere, constantly …

Advertising Industry

How to Dodge and Burn to Retouch Skin in Photoshop

Here’s a 14-minute tutorial from Zoë Noble that shows you how you can use dodging and burning to retouch skin in Adobe Photoshop.<p>Noble always does …

Tutorials

This site makes browsing Netflix simple again

Tired of spending more time trying to find something to watch on Netflix than actually watching stuff? Flixable aims to fix that.<p>We've all been there. You sit down for movie night, open Netflix and start looking for something to watch. And you keep looking. And keep looking. And you look until you …

Google's six-second challenge finds agencies shrinking to fit fairy tales for Sundance

Google launched its six-second bumper ads nearly two years ago, and in that time the company has seen creative ideas come to life in small spaces.<p>In …

The most comprehensive look yet at how the Las Vegas concert massacre unfolded

In an 81-page investigative report released Friday, Las Vegas police gave their most comprehensive timeline to date on how the Oct. 1 massacre unfolded at a country music concert on the Strip.<p>The report did not give any greater insight into why gunman Stephen Paddock, an amateur gambler, opened …

Country Music

Breaking Bad: 10 years on, TV is still in Walter White's shadow

Vince Gilligan struggled to get the show off the ground and sustain it – until Netflix stepped in. Now the streaming giant is on top, and Breaking Bad’s legacy is assured<p>Ten years ago, Breaking Bad made its TV debut. A comic drama starring the dad from Malcolm in the Middle, it answered the …

The best way to work out when following the ketogenic diet

When you’ve been trained to think of fat as “bad” for most of your life (hello, ’80s and ’90s “diet foods”), starting the ketogenic diet, which …

This Is the Secret to Doing the Best Burpee, According to a Trainer

Everyone is doing burpees these days. And because everyone's doing them, and especially because they are the bane of the existence of any sane and rational human being, it's natural to do them as fast as you powered through season two of <b>Stranger Things</b>. Sure, blasting through your burpees gets them …

Cardiovascular System

“Harvey’s Concern Was Who Did Him In”: Inside Harvey Weinstein’s Frantic Final Days

Before the story of his alleged abuses broke in October, Harvey Weinstein hunkered down in his Tribeca bunker—even as the producer refused to believe the end was near.<p>On Monday, October 2, 2017, Harvey Weinstein arrived at work earlier than usual. As was his custom, he barked orders and moved from …

Bob Weinstein

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Mosaic’ Is the Most Innovative TV Series Maybe Ever

And best experienced via the Mosaic app on your handheld device.<p>For the past three decades, Steven Soderbergh has been American cinema’s most daring …

Steven Soderbergh

Five Decades of White Backlash

President Trump is the embodiment of over 50 years of resistance to the policies Martin Luther King Jr. fought to enact.<p>On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. In response, a week later President Lyndon B. Johnson scrambled to sign into law the Fair Housing Act, a final major …

Lyndon B. Johnson

Inside Britain’s meme factory

If you think things go viral on the internet by luck, think again: there’s an industry gaming the system and Manchester’s Social Chain is leading the way<p>On a high wall in the corner of Social Chain’s Manchester office, with a look of serene exasperation, Jesus Christ looks down on the sea of …

Social Media

A Bodyweight Core Workout That Hits Way More Than Your Midsection

<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> …

Trump Puts the Purpose of His Presidency Into Words

The president’s remarks reflect a moral principle that has guided policy while in office, a principle obvious to all but that some refuse to articulate.<p>Francis Amasa Walker had fought to preserve the Union in the Grand Army of the Republic, but by 1896 he saw its doom in the huddled masses coming …

Political Science

What voice tech means for brands

<i>An overview of the issues around voice technology and top line considerations for brand owners.</i><p>Summary<p>Voice based technology is going to have a huge …

5 Battle Rope Exercises, 1 Full-Body Cardio Workout

Photo: Twenty20<p>Remember those giant ropes you used to play tug of war with as a kid? Well, you can also use them as a tool to blast calories and …

Ditch Your Lame PowerPoint And Try These Apps Instead

The cultishly popular app maker FiftyThree releases tools for people who use visual slide decks at work–but don’t need the bloat of PowerPoint or Keynote.<p>Four years ago, FiftyThree—the team of ex-Microsoft creatives who launched a wildly popular iPad sketching app called Paper—was flush with …

The Most Overused Negotiating Tactic Is Threatening to Walk Away

Professional negotiators and researchers alike hail the BATNA (Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement, or “walk away” outcome) as a negotiator’s primary source of relative power. But relying on even the best of alternatives as leverage can be tricky business.<p>Your relative power in a negotiation …

America’s Future Is Texas

With right-wing zealots taking over the legislature even as the state’s demographics shift leftward, Texas has become the nation’s bellwether.<p>When Frederick Law Olmsted passed through Texas, in 1853, he became besotted with the majesty of the Texas legislature. “I have seen several similar bodies …

The Dark Bounty of Texas Oil

Will the booms and busts of the energy industry always dominate the state?<p>For more than a century, the economic fortunes of Texas have depended on oil. The image of mighty geysers spewing depreciable assets out of the ground is forever linked to the state. In the popular imagination, a rich Texan …

RANKED: The 15 best movies of the year, according to critics

We've taken a look at the most disappointing movies of the year, now let's look back on the best.<p>INSIDER compiled together the top-reviewed movies by critics across Rotten Tomatoes for 2017. The list doesn't simply include the movies with the highest scores. It's sorted by an adjusted score which …

Construction

After Two Years Of Trying 6-Hour Workdays, These Companies Say It Worked

Tell your boss: An experiment in Sweden led to happier and healthier workers–and no loss in production.<p>When some city workers in Gothenburg, Sweden, switched to a six-hour workday–in a two-year experiment that recently ended–they were sick less often, more efficient, and happier. But the municipal …

Putting it bluntly: Compton, cannabis and ‘The Chronic’ — 25 years later

The quarter-century odyssey of Dr. Dre’s debut and its role in America’s complicated affair with marijuana<p><i>The Chronic</i> is older than Karl-Anthony …

The Best Workout You Can Do When You Can't Hit the Gym

You won't need a single piece of equipment<p>This workout from Bobby Maximus, trainer and author of the <i>Maximus Body</i> from <i>Men's Health</i>, is proof that you don't need a gym, heavy-duty equipment—or even basic equipment—to get in a heart-pumping, fat-melting workout.<p>"The 10 to 1 is one of my go-to …

Milton Glaser's NYC subway posters aim to bring people together in response to 'Trumpism'

The man behind the iconic 'I Heart NY' design is again reaching out to people on the subway to bring New Yorkers together in Trump's America. Artist …

4 Overlooked Exercises to Get You in Better Shape Today

The biggest reason a guy will stop going to the gym is for 1 of two reasons:<p>He runs out of time.<br>• He gets hurt.<p>The first one is an excuse for someone …

The Artist Behind Awards Season’s Most Stunning Movie Posters

Illustrator and painter James Jean on his gorgeous one-sheets for The Shape of Water, Mother!, and Blade Runner 2049.<p><b>James Jean</b>, the award-winning Taiwanese-American illustrator and painter, was once best known to comic-book fans as the cover artist of Vertigo Comics’ long-running fantasy series</i> …

This is How One Photographer Dodges and Burns His Photos

Photographer and visual artist Antti Karppinen dodges and burns his photos using a single 50% natural gray layer in Overlay blending mode. By sharing …