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How to Give and Receive Criticism

<b>Don’t save it up</b><br>Confrontation sucks, which is why most people—even bosses—do it as rarely as possible. Instead they let it simmer and build until it explodes in the worst possible way, like an angry outburst at a meeting. Instead, handle it soon after the offending behavior has occurred, and deal …

How The NFL Built Thursday Night Football Into A $2 Billion Brand

The National Football League has built Thursday Night Football into a $4 billion brand in just nine years. Or, looked at though the lens of of its 32 owners, a television package that is now conservatively worth $63 million to each team. That number is based applying a multiple of four (a rough …

Football Couch Potatoes Made Lions Owner Ford A Billionaire

Call it football’s greatest couch potato play.<p>The Detroit Lions never played in a Super Bowl during the half-century William Clay Ford Sr. owned the National Football League team, and losing seasons far outnumbered winning ones. But Ford died a billionaire only because he owned the Lions.<p>Ford died …

MLB's Most Valuable Television Deals

Two years ago FORBES first wrote here about MLB’s new wave of local television rights deals which we dubbed the league’s new moneyball.<p>Our focus then was four teams– the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers – that had recently scored regional sports network …

The Best And Worst MLB Teams For The Money

The Tampa Bay Rays probably aren’t the best team in baseball. They may not even be the best team in their division. Yet the Rays have won at least 90 games in each of the last four seasons, a feat that only the Texas Rangers have been able to match. And what’s even more incredible is that Tampa …

Baseball's Billionaire Owners 2014

Billionaires in baseball. They’re not that common.<p>Only nine of them belong to the MLB ownership fraternity, much fewer than the NFL or NBA has. And a majority of them are older – six of the nine are in their 70s or 80s – and not particularly involved in the day-to-day operations of things. They …

Tough Running Speed Workouts

<b>Do this:</b> First, warm up for a mile, and then start your intervals. You’ll run as hard as you can for the prescribed amount of time, and recover with a jog for 90 seconds.<p>You’ll be able to push harder during the 1-minute intervals than during the 3-minute intervals. However, there’s no set pace …

3 Steps to End Any Argument

Much of the stress we encounter in life stems from conflicts that aren't resolved well -- or aren't resolved at all. Perhaps it's the argument with your wife that ended in a yelling match (or the silent treatment). Or maybe there's a recurring conflict between you and your boyfriend that never …

EOW The Sprinter

The Indoor Cardio Drill That Scorches Fat<p>Discover a sprinting exercise that burns calories and stokes your metabolism—while staying in one spot<p>Sprinting is a great way to sizzle fat, but you don't need to head to a track or jump on a treadmill to do it. All you need is 6 feet of floor space and an …

Make Any Exercise Harder

Try these two foot placements to make an exercise more challenging without adding an ounce of weight.<p><b>HARD: In-Line Split Stance</b><p>To get into a split stance, start with your feet shoulder-width apart, then step your left foot in front of your body and your right foot behind your body. Then move your …

Are You Lifting the Right Amount of Weight?

Follow this system to figure out how much iron to hoist for the optimum results<p>The amount of weight you should be lifting depends on the result you want—size, strength, or endurance. However, a good general benchmark is 90 percent of your 1-rep max. At that percentage, the participants in a …

5 Essential Exercises for Bigger Arms

You’ve done about a thousand curls in the past week and the same number of triceps extensions, yet your arms are still not growing. The fact is, …

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Sex Tips

Top Ten: The Ultimate Hot-Sex Bucket List<p>Ditch your stale no-pants dance for these steamy moves<p>You probably have a list of things you want to do in your lifetime—complete a triathlon, swim with dolphins, skydive. But have you ever considered all of the steamy bedroom to-dos you may want to tackle? …

5 Workouts That Build Muscle and Mass Fast

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Have Super Sex All Month Long

Your menstrual cycle can affect your libido in incredibly hot ways. Follow these tips for more pleasure every day of the month.<p>You might hate your hormones for causing mood swings, cramps, and sporadic breakouts. But there’s a new reason to give them a break: Scientists are discovering that your …

10 Things Every Couple Needs To Stop Doing

Most couples develop some bad habits over time that can wreak havoc on the relationship. Here are 10 things every couple needs to stop doing before …

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10 Tips for Resolving Conflict

<i>Photo credit: Sheldon Wood via Compfight</i><p>"Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude." -- William James<p>Conflict is a normal and natural aspect of relationships. As human …

Wait 24 Hours Before Getting Mad and Reacting About Anything

Wait 24 hours before getting mad and reacting about anything. If it doesn’t bother you in 24 hours time, it probably isn’t important enough to get …

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …

Will She Have Sex With You?

<b>She’s the life of the party</b><p>Of course you’re attracted, who wouldn’t be? But analyze her group of gal pals before moving in, advises Brandy Engler, Ph.D., a Los Angeles sex therapist. If her clique seems closed off—only making eye contact with each other, dancing in a tight cluster—they’re not …

7 Foods That Boost Your Libido

And we’re not just talking about oysters<p>If your libido has been MIA lately, your diet may be to blame. Obviously you’re not going to be in the mood when you’re feeling weighed down and bloated. But aside from eating healthier, there are few specific picks you should chow down on to boost your …

Power Ranking the Most Exciting Weeks of the College Football Schedule

At this point in the summer, the desperation for college football to begin has reached epic levels among fans.<p>One game, just one opportunity to watch a contest that is not a replay or some form of practice, and the the Internet might explode.<p>That said, all weeks during the college football season …

The 14 Best Things To Eat After A Workout

Don't let all that hard work go to waste!

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Johnny Manziel tweets unhappiness

The Twitter account of Texas A&M Aggies sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel has made news before. Early Sunday morning, a deleted tweet caused a bit …

Alex Cobb's Injury Is Another Reason for MLB to Consider Protection for Pitchers

Link to Media<p>Professional sports have done a tremendous job adapting to the times in order to protect their players from major injuries. But for all the recent advancements, Major League Baseball is still slightly behind the times.<p>On Saturday, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb became another victim …

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T.O. visits Chad Johnson in jail

Terrell Owens visited Chad Johnson in the Broward County, Fla., jail on Saturday and said his former Cincinnati Bengals teammate was in "good …

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Lem Barney apologizes for comments on NFL's future

Lem Barney apologized for his comments on football's future Sunday, but he stood by his words, saying instead that the football camp setting "was not the right time or place."<p>Lem Barney released a statement Sunday, obtained by Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press, apologizing for his comments made …

Confederations Cup: 39 injured & 30 arrests in Brazil protests

<b>Brazil's opening Confederations Cup match was affected by protests that left 39 people injured.</b><p>Up to 1,000 Brazilians demonstrated outside the country's national stadium to vent their anger at the amount of money the country is spending on staging next year's World Cup.<p>Police used tear gas and …

Postpone: A Simple To-Do List Web App With Shared Workspaces

Postpone is the latest productivity app on the block, selling itself as “the best way to keep a to-do list short, useful and motivating”.<p>Is there room for yet another to-do list app? We find out.<p>How it works<p>When you first sign-in to Postpone, you’ll see what is essentially a blank canvas. Now’s …

Microsoft, Samsung to do glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Watch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.<p>Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in …

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