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This Is How Many Reps You Should Be Doing If You're Looking to Get Lean

The key to building lean muscle is strength training. If you've been lifting weights without seeing a transformation to your body composition, you probably aren't lifting the right amount of weight, or doing enough sets, reps, or a combination of the two. POPSUGAR spoke to LA-based celebrity …

The Biggest Mistakes You’re Making With Your Trainers

From chunky sneaker trends to unwashed creps there's a lot that can go wrong with your trainers. Here, stylists reveal the most common mistakes and …

How to make the most amazing pizza at home

<b>I've learned these tricks of the trade from a pro, and they make all the difference.</b><p>My sister Sarah Jane runs a very successful wood-fired pizza …

9 Inspiring Quotes From One of the Most Anticipated Leadership Books Ever Published

Marshall Goldsmith, Simon Sinek, Stephen M.R. Covey, Bren Brown and the rest are featured on this important, new book release.<p>Hailed by its publisher as "the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide on the subject of servant leadership ever produced," the newly-released <i>Servant Leadership in</i> …

1 Question That Can Completely Change Your Career

If you want to reach your goals, start by helping others reach theirs.<p>What's the secret to success? How did our favorite leaders make it to the top?<p>Some entrepreneurs will tell you the secret is you've got to hustle to make it. Others say if you never give up, you'll get there eventually, and still …

We Tried The Most Popular Bacon Brands–These Are Our 8 Favorites

Confused by the ever-growing options at the supermarket? Here’s a cheat sheet.<p>Ah, bacon. Sweet, salty, savory, smoky, beautiful bacon. Bacon is a …

MEET THE YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES: These are the 10 highest-paid YouTube stars of 2017

It's no secret that YouTube's biggest stars are using sponsored videos and advertising to make a living on the platform in addition to making a name for themselves.<p>Over the past few years, some of them have even snagged big-time shows from services like Netflix or YouTube Red, the company's …

These Three Ingredients Will Brighten Any Vegetable

My father got his first tattoo at 63. The number three, in black ink, on the palest part of his arm. “A three?” I asked him, as he rolled down his sleeve. “Why a three?” Because he was the youngest of three siblings, born on the third day of the month, and three had always been his favorite number, …

Recipes

5 Stunning Natural Wonders You Can See in the U.S.

And how much they all cost to visit.<p>For some travelers, a trip is not complete without a big “wow” moment: a superlative spectacle, an eye-popping …

Crockpot Sticky Chicken

This Crockpot Sticky Chicken turns a beautiful gorgeous brown color and is so moist and delicious. Be sure you know how your slow cooker works before …

Cooking

The 1 Sentence That Will Make You a More Effective Speaker Every Time | Inc.com

"Clear writing is clear thinking." My 10th-grade English teacher shared that morsel of wisdom once as I was slogging through a 20-page term paper with no idea where I was going or how to make the points I wanted to make; every word I wrote led me further down a rabbit hole of rambling sentences, …

Public Speaking

Science Says These 10 Things Will Help You Raise Extremely Smart and Successful Kids | Inc.com

What parent doesn't want their child to do well in school, stay out of trouble, and grow up to be a highly successful adult? But as I've found over the years raising my own daughter, that's far easier said than done.<p>The truth is, there is no set path to guaranteed parenting success (believe me, …

Parenting

Best Cooking Method for Steak: The Reverse Sear | The Art of Manliness

While on book tour in Chicago a few months back, I had the honor and pleasure of sitting down to enjoy a leisurely meal, and a few cold beers, with …

Domuso raises $3.1M to let you pay missed rent over time

Domuso, a property management system and payment portal that lets tenants in sticky situations pay late rent over time, has raised $3.1M in funding.<p>This brings the total amount raised for the startup, which was part of the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 Battlefield competition, to $5.8M.<p>The concept for …

The 16 Best Cooking Tricks I Learned In Culinary School

Jesse Szewczyk graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, and now writes for Buzzfeed. He shares some basic tips for making your home-cooked …

The 10 Plants You Should Be Decorating With, According to Joanna Gaines

When Joanna Gaines dishes on her list of favourite plants for styling <b>Fixer Upper</b> reveals, you take note. After receiving countless inquiries from …

How to Pack a Suitcase

Here’s our shortcut to packing the right way: how to find the best suitcase, minimize your load, pack what you need on a beach trip or a business trip and cut down on wrinkles.

8 High-Protein One-Pan Dinners

I'll be honest: I'm not someone who revels in the challenge of cooking a complicated meal. And to me, complicated means running around between …

Apple Cobbler for Two

You won't have days and days of leftover cobbler with this perfectly scaled-down recipe. It makes just enough for two!<p>Recipe courtesy of<p>Total:1 hr 15 …

17 Legit Summer Hacks Every Guy Should Know

Make sure your balls are dry, pits aren't yellow, and that you understand the value of good moisturizer.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook

Can You Guess the Trick to Making the Best Grilled Shrimp?

<b>Soak the skewers:</b> If using wooden skewers, soak in water while preparing the shrimp.<p><b>Make the marinade:</b> Combine the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and …

Everyone Will Love This One-Pan Chili-Lime Chicken and Rice

This 30-minute one-pan meal comes together with minimal ingredients but packs big flavor. It's wholesome and filling and everyone in your family is …

Baristas say that Starbucks is ignoring a huge problem that is impacting sales

More than a dozen current and former Starbucks workers told Business Insider that serious adjustments need to be made if the company wants to grow sales and maintain its positive, progressive reputation.<p>"The perception isn't the reality," one Chicago barista told Business Insider. "Most people see …

Nephew Of Colonel Sanders Revealed The Secret Ingredients Of KFC's Fried Chicken

<i>By: Evan Jankens</i> <br>@kingofthekc<p>Whether it’s original or extra crispy, KFC is phenomenal. There are things in this world we may never know like how many …

Dr Pepper's Bai Deal Highlights the Risk and Reward of Acquiring Upstart Brands

Dr Pepper Snapple paid $1.7 billion last year to scoop up the fast-growing Bai Brands. Now, the soda giant needs to figure out how to boost sales for …

The Why of Cooking

What’s the most efficient path to kitchen wisdom?<p>It’s a shame that the standard way of learning how to cook is by following recipes. To be sure, they are a wonderfully effective way to approximate a dish as it appeared in a test kitchen, at a star chef’s restaurant, or on TV. And they can be an …

Books

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to learn by popping on a podcast? That's how many luminaries like Bill Gates manage to …

Self-improvement

These Shortcakes Are Kind of a Big Deal

WHAT SAYS “BIG OCCASION” like little shortcakes, individually portioned for each guest, lavishly layered with thick cream, ice cream, fruit or all of the above? We all know the standard strawberry iteration: a biscuit split in half and filled with whipped cream and strawberries macerated in sugar …

9 Rules for the Best Homemade Pizza OF YOUR LIFE

The mastermind behind Pizzeria Beddia lets us in on his homemade pizza guidelines.<p>I didn’t start out as some formally trained chef guy. I brewed beer for a living until I was almost 30. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? While I was working at a brewery outside Mito in Japan, I happened to eat the …

Recipes