Nicholas Franks

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All You Need Is a Mat and 25 Minutes to Complete This Total Body Boot Camp Workout

Prepare to sweat.<p>Devan Kline, founder of Burn Boot Camp, and Beth Williams, a franchise partner and personal trainer, stopped by our offices to show …

Workouts

These Gravity-Defying Hills Are One of The Strangest Natural Phenomena We've Seen

Where cars drift uphill.<p>Scattered across the world are a number of bewildering 'mystery spots' that appear to defy gravity - places where cars seem …

Physics

This Trainer's Double Kettlebell Workout Will Tone Every Single Inch of Your Body

If you've been too nervous to pick up a pair of kettlebells on your own, we've got just the workout for you. Vishal Kumar, multicertified trainer and manager of Epic Hybrid Training Center in San Francisco, recently posted a full-body workout that will give you a steady burn from head to toe.<p>"I …

Workouts

A Small-Business Guide to Google Analytics (Infographic)

Don't let the platform intimidate you -- let it help you.<p>2 min read<p>Google Analytics can at first seem complicated and scary. However, once you get a few things down, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the application and growing your business.<p>Analytics and data measuring tools are incredibly …

Small Business

The 15-minute Bodyweight Workout for Busy Guys

The best thing about building your fitness around a bodyweight workout: the more you weight you lose and the leaner you become, the easier they …

Exercise

Up Your Compositing Skills by Learning How to Realistically Blend Your Subject Into the Background

There's a lot more to compositing than just getting a perfect cutout. Here are some golden tips by Unmesh Dinda of Piximperfect on how to get a …

Tutorials

A Harvard Doctor Has Made A Definitive List of The Best Workouts. Full Stop.

Dr I-Min Lee has made it simple for you<p>There’s a lot of information out there about exercise - be it how to lose weight, what’s best for anxiety or how to get a rock hard bum. Thankfully, a super clever person from one of the best Universities in the world has broken it down for us in the simplest …

Want Big, Cheap Prints? Try Printing Your Photos on Fabric

You've used your inkjet to print edge-to-edge A4s and A3s, then wanted to upsize, so you went to an online printer for a canvas or a poster. They get …

These Are the Tricks Pros Use to Pose People So They Look Better in Portraits (VIDEO)

Do you hate how you look in photos? Or, as a photographer, are you often unsatisfied with how your subjects appear in your images after you snap the …

These Are the Dinosaurs That Didn't Die

More than 10,000 species still roam the Earth. We call them birds.<p>This story appears in the <i>May 2018</i> issue of National Geographic magazine.<p>Nestled among white-sand beaches and brightly colored resorts, the mangrove swamps along Mexico’s Yucatán coast are a paradise for birds and the people who enjoy …

Paleontology

How to Plank Like a Pro (and Avoid These 6 Mistakes)

Crunches are easily the most common of the abdominal exercises but they are certainly not the most effective way to strengthen your core.<p>Core …

The Best Chest Workout in Under 10 Minutes

This 10-minute chest workout is perfect for gaining power, strength, and muscle size. Created by Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S., the founder of TS Fitness in …

The Ultimate Body Transformation Plan

How much can you change your body in four weeks? More than you think – but only if you have three things: a good exercise plan, smart eating rules, …

Popular Sleep Cycle iPhone App Expands to Apple Watch With 'Snore Stopper' and Haptic Wake Up Features

Sleep Cycle, a popular and highly downloaded alarm clock and sleep tracking app available for the iPhone, today announced a new Apple Watch app that introduces more features for an even better waking up experience. With the Sleep Cycle for Apple Watch, Sleep Cycle users can enable "snore stopper" …

Sleep

Inside the Caddyshack Scene That Squashed the Bill Murray-Chevy Chase Beef

<i>Excerpted from</i> Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story<i>, by Chris Nashawaty. Published by Flatiron Books. Copyright (C) 2018 by Chris</i> …

These Are the 6 Best Strength Exercises for Runners

Strength training plays a key role in your development as a runner, helping to build muscle so that your body can handle the repetitive stress of all …

The Sense Beneath Edward Lear’s Nonsense

For the artist, parody was a vehicle for the renewal of feeling.<p>Cultures, like caterpillars, crawl forward in contradictions, drawing back and then suddenly springing forward. The Victorians, famously puritanical, are also famous for providing the template of modern pornography—the words “Victorian …

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

“2001: A Space Odyssey”: What It Means, and How It Was Made

Fifty years ago, Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke set out to make a new kind of sci-fi. How does their future look now that it’s the past?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Fifty years ago this spring, Stanley Kubrick’s confounding …

The 30 Best Dream Pop Albums

With many of the lists we’ve assembled over the past few years, the parameters have been clear. To be considered Britpop, for example, a record had to be guitar-based, from the UK, and released during a certain period. We can argue endlessly about what’s a mixtape and what’s an album, but in …

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

68 Free Art & Design Online Courses From Universities Yale, Duke, MoMA, & More

“Are Coursera courses still free?” is a frequently asked question at Class Central, a search engine for free online courses.<br>While Coursera courses …

Is This the Most Beautiful Ghost Town Ever? Drone Video Captures Chinese Village Reclaimed by Nature

As the shadows of the past loom around what’s left of the overgrown houses and pathways, videographer Joe Nafis has perfectly captured the rare charm …

An Inordinate Fondness for Wasps

There are probably more species of them than any other animal group.<p>When talking about whether theology has anything to learn from science, the British biologist J. B. S. Haldane used to quip that God must have “an inordinate fondness for beetles.”<p>He had a point. Around 380,000 species of beetle …

Insects

For The Past Two Years I’ve Been Learning The Secrets Of Photography And These Are My Results

From the very beginning, I knew I wanted my photos to stand out in an eye-catching and artistic way. So you can imagine my frustration when my photos …

Playful Splashes of Paint Reveal Human Forms

Berlin photographer Oliver Plath’s series Color is a playful projection that allows the viewer to interpret a visual with his imagination. Playing …

This outsider artist in Baltimore has 5,000 pieces of art in his home

Somewhere in northeast Baltimore, where four roads and a forest meet, there is a sprawling wood-shingled house that is nearly impossible to find. …

Outsider Art in Georgia - Atlas Obscura

The 13 Most Amazing Outsider Artists of All Time

Folk art, Outsider art, Art Brut — no matter what you call it, the work of self-taught artists has been fascinating doctors, curators, and other …