Chris Washington

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How Much Money Would It Take To Be Batman?

Is it possible to be Batman? Okay, better question, who could afford the technology to be Batman? Could we even make much of what we see being used …

Adult colouring books are the new mindfulness

Image: Amazon<p>Image: Amazon<p>MOVE OVER MINDFULNESS (well, sort of) – there’s a new mode of relaxation in town.<p>Adults are reaching for their pencils and …

Books

Michael Jordan says 'no question' he'd beat LeBron 1-on-1 in his prime

Michael Jordan did a Q&A at his Flight School camp this weekend, and he got asked the question. You know the one — because it's in the headline and because we can't avoid talking about it.<p>"I know this is the ESPN question. I know it's gonna be all over ESPN."<p>You can see on his face he knows this …

Basketball

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

Self-help

We Take the Wheel of the World's First 3D-Printed Car

This spring Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne called out the auto industry for the staggering amount of money it wastes in the design and manufacture of cars. His solution is based on classic business principles: consolidate and eliminate redundancy. Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers perceives the same …

Acer takes aim at Chromebooks with the Windows 10 Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and 14 laptops, starting at $170

Acer has officially unveiled a new lineup of budget notebooks, and it looks like the Taiwan-headquartered tech titan has Google Chromebooks in its crosshairs.<p>Microsoft first teased the new Acer Cloudbook laptops (not to be confused with the Everex CloudBook that launched in 2008) during a keynote …

15+ Brutally Honest Parenting Cards You Wish You’d Seen Earlier

Do parents who believe having a screaming baby is "magical" actually exist? For the record, I have a one-year-old kid at home myself, so I have some …

Parenting

5 Meditation Styles for Every Personality

Find your own path to inner peace.<p>Dating all the way back to ancient times, meditation is a practice that teaches you how to connect your mind with your body to reach a state of calm and stillness in the present moment. From dedicated yogis to CEOs to celebrities, the practice has become a part of …

Meditation

7 ways mentally strong people take advantage of solitude

But solitude can be highly beneficial to your mental health, creativity, and productivity, psychotherapist Amy Morin writes in her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do."<p>In the book, Morin says mentally strong people "don't fear alone time," since it offers restoration and a chance for …

The Top 10 Must-Haves for Any Hiker

Want to start doing bigger hikes? This gear got one hiker through a rim-to-rim trek of the Grand Canyon<p>Hiking is an awesome way to get a solid workout and a hefty dose of Vitamin N at the same time. Jenna Lee, FOX News Channel anchor of <i>Happening Now</i>, knows that well: She recently rocked a demanding …

Backpacking

4 Words My Husband Says That Reflect the Importance of Parenting

When my husband walks in the door after working late, his first words to me are "Thank you." He's thanking me for taking care of the kids and the usual tasks of the day -- dinner, baths, bedtime routines, clean up.<p>He usually follows it up with "I'm sorry" for having worked late, even though it was …

What’s the Most Muscle You Can Gain?

The fitness and supplement industries have promised improbable results for as long as they’ve existed. Here’s the truth about the limits of human muscle growth<p>I saw my first bodybuilding show in the early 1980s. It was an amateur contest in St. Louis, my hometown. The range of physiques on display …

American League (MLB)

Positive Reinforcement: 9 Things You Shouldn't Say to Your Child

Learn what phrases to banish from your vocabulary and how to talk so your kids will really listen<p>Shutterstock Image<p>I was trying to do two things at …

How to manage both the Start menu and Start screen in Windows 10

Microsoft has been tweaking the Start menu and Start screen in Windows 10 since it started building the new OS. How do you switch between and customize both in Windows 10?<p>Whether you plan to use the Start menu, the Start screen or both in Windows 10, Microsoft has continually been adjusting the …

Are You Using the Right Weight for Every Exercise?

Use the Goldilock’s method to determine if the amount of weight for an exercise is too light, too heavy, or just right.<p>When it comes to lifting, the universal number for strength, power, and muscle growth is between 15 and 25 total reps per exercises. (That could men 8 sets of 3, 5 sets of 5, or 3 …

Workouts

Cold-Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate

Makes 5 cups concentrate<p>Cold brew goes down easy, but watch out: This is high-octane stuff. For a clear liquid, use coarsely ground coffee. (Finely ground beans make for a cloudier drink.)<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces coarsely ground fresh coffee beans<p>Milk (optional)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place …

Coffee

24 Pushups You Need to Try

How many of these awesome variations have you done before?<p>The <b>pushup</b> is best known as a chest exercise. However, this classic movement can train just every muscle in your body—if you mix it up with the variations shown in the video.<p>Some you’ll recognize, some are brand new, and some are just …

Workouts

Dad Brings Toddler's Imaginary Super Mario Game To Life... And It's Incredible

Have you ever wondered what was going through your child's mind when they're playing an imaginary game?<p>This father did, and decided to use his …

Quickie Is An Ephemeral Messaging App That I Actually Like

The rise of messaging apps has seemingly done two things to many would-be app developers. First: it’s made an unholy number of them build messaging apps because MESSAGING IS THE NEXT BIG THING. Second: it has spawned all manner of gimmicky takes on WhatsApp, Snapchat, etc. each of which purports to …

Anthony Bourdain’s 10 Rules for Grilling Meat

Are you ready for your Labor Day barbecue? After reading this, you will be<p>A hockey puck on a burger bun. That’s the only way I can describe the Crime Against Food I was presented in the guise of a meal at a cookout a few summers back. When the host-chef turned back toward his inferno, I pitched the …

BBQ

My Greatest Parenting Failure

I wanted to get this one right. In my mind, there was no room for error as a parent, and so I put everything into it and more. I was not good enough for my children in the early days. I didn't know enough about them and I didn't know enough about parenting. I was still being me, and I was failing. …

Shuffle’s New iPhone App Lets You Create Disposable Phone Numbers…And Emails, Too

A new mobile app called Shuffle has launched a simple utility that lets you create additional, disposable phone numbers you can use to call or text as well as receive voicemail through, right from your iPhone. The app is a competitor to longtime favorite Burner, which has, for some time, offered …

Fitness Challenge: Can You Do 77 Reps in 3 Minutes?

You’ll only perform 3 minutes of work, but your heart and lungs will be screaming<p>The burpee and the kettlebell swing are known as two of the toughest, fast-paced, total-body exercises out there. So we thought, why not combine them into a brutal fitness challenge?<p>Here’s how it works: Perform as many …

Workouts

I was having an incredibly hard time meditating until I started using this simple method that changed my life

If you do a Google Image Search for "meditation," you get bombarded with serenity. Mountaintops, beaches, and sunsets take over your browser window.<p>Like in the below screenshot.<p>While the stuff of inspiring stock photography, all these beautiful young people sitting calmly in beautiful places do …

How Cluster Sets Make Building Serious Muscle Seem Easy

World-renowned fitness expert Dan John explains an incredibly effective way to pack on lean mass<p>When you’re a beginner, it’s easy to build muscle. A few warmups sets in practically any lift followed by one hard set of 8 to 12 reps will do wonders. Suddenly, it seems as if you’re developing muscle …

Exercise

The Silence of Mindfulness

Do you struggle with a mind that never stops, hammering you with harsh thoughts, demands and self-criticism, never letting you rest or get a good …

Mindfulness

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

As a loving parent, it is important to instill in your kids the right mindset and attitude. Both determine how your child interprets the world. And …

Present, sir: benefits of a mindful classroom

Pupils who learn to slow down and concentrate their fast-growing minds will reap rewards in every aspect of life, says Eleanor Doughty<p>When asked what impact <b>mindfulness has in schools</b>, Richard Burnett of Tonbridge School quotes T S Eliot. “ 'Teach us to dare and not to care. Teach us how to sit …

Mindfulness

The Present Moment: 10 Ways To Be Happy Right Now

I am reading a fascinating novel right now about a women who has lost her long-term memory.She wakes up every day next to her husband — a man she …

Normal-Sized Guys Who Are Freakishly Strong Tell You How They Did It

Hit new PRs with secrets from these Hulk-like average Joes<p>The following three men look totally non-descript—they’re not big or small, simply average sized.<p>But in the weight room they’re anything but ordinary. They’re freaks of fitness with the ability to perform truly amazing feats of strength. …

Workouts