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By Chris McGuigan | How to become (and stay) the best possible version of you.

Wrap Your Mind Around Neural Networks

Artificial Intelligence is playing an ever increasing role in the lives of civilized nations, though most citizens probably don’t realize it. It’s …

Deep Learning

10 Free Smartphone Apps Every Stylish Man Needs

In this glorious/terrifying digital age we live in, there truly is an app for everything. We’re talking ordering pizza, operating a drone, learning a …

A$AP Rocky

Apparently, you can only claim to be fit if you can pass these seven tests

You might think that you’re pretty fit.<p>You work out regularly. You eat well. You always manage an early morning sprint for the approaching …

Fitness

How to blow your boss’s mind

We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right — you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always …

Self-improvement

The 25-Minute Fat-Burning Workout You Can Do Anywhere​ | Men’s Health

Here's a great anytime, anywhere workout that you can knock out in 25 minutes or less when you're crunched for time. All you need is a bench, though you can modify at home or in a hotel room with an ottoman.<p>The 50-second work periods will test your muscular endurance and also eat up the sugar …

Fitness

No Equipment, No Excuses: Joe Wicks's Best Workouts (and Yes, We Stole His Line)

If you want simple, easy, quick and effective workouts, then there are few better people to turn to on Instagram than Joe Wicks. Wicks's workouts are …

How an Introvert Networked His Way to a Few Million in Revenue

The concept of ‘networking’ can have negative connotations, conjuring up an image of a business card collector flashing a fake grin at everyone they …

Networking

Giving young blood to older animals raises tantalizing possibilities for people

Dracula may have been on to something. It wasn’t just blood, but the blood of youth that was the secret to staying alive for centuries.<p>The rejuvenating effect of young blood has been demonstrated in strange, draculoid experiments first done 150 years ago. Two genetically compatible animals, one …

Longevity

This Popular Money-Saving App Just Started Charging a Monthly Fee

Would you pay money to save money?<p>Would you pay money to save money? That's the bet popular money-saving smartphone app Digit is making after …

Money

5 Surprising Ways to Make Waking Up a Breeze

Having a solid morning routine in place sets the tone for an amazing day! The best thing we can do for our health is to get active before the day begins.<p>Here are five ways to start your day right:<p>1. Prep for success<p>Lay out workout clothes the night before. It's much easier to leap out of bed and …

Fitness

A production company 'fixed' the Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad with real protest footage

The production company ThirtyRev has recut the recent controversial Pepsi ad with real footage from the Standing Rock demonstrations in the US.<p>"We believe in creating films that contribute towards making the world a safe, just and sustainable place," ThirtyRev said on its website.<p>The new video …

Advertising

Final Fantasy VII player gives life meaning by hitting level 99 before first boss

A lesson for us all<p>Two things in this world can make life meaningful: having the strength to forge your own destiny, to live by your own rules, and not be swayed by the whims and wishes of others; and really sticking it to some stranger on the internet. When Twitch streamer CirclMastr spent two …

How Smart People Work Less and Get More Done

How you work is far more important than how much you work.<p>Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than they do.<p>A new study from Stanford shows that they are on to …

Productivity

How I Built A Million-Dollar Business In 12 Months

The step-by-step process that one successful entrepreneur used to build a seven-figure business in just one year.<p><b>This is a guest post from</b> <b>The Oracles</b> <b>member James Swanwick. He is an</b> <b>author</b><b>, entrepreneur, co-founder of</b> <b>Swanwick Sleep</b><b>, and CEO of</b> <b>The 30-Day No Alcohol</b> <b>Challenge</b><b>.</b><p>The idea.<p>In 2014, a friend …

Entrepreneurship

10 Surprising Ways You Can Sleep a Lot Better

Chronic lack of sleep is a performance, productivity, and creativity killer. Here's how to change that.<p>If you feel you don't get enough sleep--or enough quality sleep--you're not alone. Somewhere between 50 million and 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders that decrease daily …

Self-improvement

18-Year-Old Peter Szabo: High School Dropout, Digital Marketing Star

The Slovakian teenager started making Facebook ads when he was just 11 years old.<p>Students don't usually drop out of high school to improve their future prospects, because school can be a vital time to develop the you'll need to make it in the real world. For 18-year-old Peter Szabo, though, …

Entrepreneurship

11 ways to be more decisive

These 11 entrepreneurs, and members of The Oracles, have reached the top of their game in large part by making better decisions faster than anyone else.<p>Their advice will help you make decisions rapidly  —  and stick to them.

Entrepreneurship

How to Start a Business When You're an Introvert

First, know that your introversion isn't a curse -- it's a strength, if you know how to use it.<p>The business world seems like it caters to extroverts. And that makes sense: As a business owner, you need charisma to lead a team, negotiate with partners and engage with them regularly. In addition, you …

Introverts

How to Work From Home and Get Stuff Done -- An In-Depth Guide

Starting a new, remote or work-from-home gig — be it a contract project or a full-time job — can be intimidating when you’re used to going into an office day after day.<p>This style of employment is growing in popularity, with some very notable companies lending it their endorsements and an …

Productivity

4 Landmine Exercises That Will Chisel Your Entire Body

​Here's a dynamic workout that will light up your core and legs with a single piece of equipment<p>Lurking in most gyms, usually tucked away by the power racks, is a cylindrical piece of steel attached to a base called a landmine. Slip in a barbell and it becomes a versatile, weighted object with a …

Workouts

The best H.I.T.T circuits to do at home

In the video above, personal trainer and founder of That Girl London, Christina Howells, runs through a series of quick high intensity tactical training circuits aimed at enhancing your fitness levels.<p>Each exercise has a variation for beginners and a more advanced version, with this episode …

Exercise

Fitness Checklist Reveals The Exercises You Should Be Able To Do At Different Ages

20 burpees in a row, anyone?<p>If you’re in your 20s, you should be able to run 5K in 30 minutes and complete 20 burpees in a row.<p>That’s according to a fitness checklist devised by Virgin Active, which details the exercises that will reveal if you’re fit and healthy at different ages.<p>The checklist …

Fitness

Emma Stone’s personal trainer tells us how to get super fit at home, no equipment required

Beloved by A-listers including Hilary Duff, Bradley Cooper, and Emma Stone, personal trainer Jason Walsh is a notorious ass-kicker who can whip …

Workouts

Can’t Do a Pull-Up? This Easy Workout Plan Will Finally Get You There

Pull-ups seem like such a basic movement, yet for some, lifting the chin above a bar even once seems impossible. What gives?You might assume strong …

Workouts

8 of the best free workouts on YouTube

Who says you need an expensive gym membership to get fit?<p>If your New Year ambition is to get fit, but the cost of a gym membership is putting you off …

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>hFirst it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Sugar

GigRove wants to match skilled freelancers and startups with spare rooms

Bootstrapping London-based startup GigRove is looking to carve out a niche in the collaborative consumption space as a matching platform for digital workers with itchy feet and startups with a spare room and pressing skills need. Which is all very zeitgeisty in these digital nomad/citizen of …

Startups

How I went from working 40-plus hours a week to less than 8

You sit down at your desk ready to destroy your workday.<p>You brew a pot of coffee, break out your calendar, and dive into your most important task. And then it happens. The phone rings, or a co-worker stops by to say “hey.” Maybe your boss swings by to ask about those TPS reports.<p>Whatever type of …

Productivity

Human error in a nuclear facility nearly destroyed Arkansas

The new documentary, Command and Control, digs into the forgotten near-miss and premieres January 10th on PBS<p>Here in the US, we like to think that our nuclear weapons exist to prevent our enemies from detonating a nuclear explosion on US soil — that is, when we think about them at all. The thing …