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The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Workouts

The 25 Trips You Need to Take This Year

Leavenworth, Washington (Garret Van Swearingen)<p>Westport, Washington (Diana Pulido)<p><b>Washington</b><p>In 2017, two Seattle-based surfers turned a mid-century motor lodge in the coastal town of Westport into a communal hub for anyone looking to hit the area’s beach, point, and cove breaks. Loge Camps takes a …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Documentaries

Influence: The 4-Step Process for Selling Anything to Anyone

People only buy when they trust the person selling.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influence is described as <i>"the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something."</i> However as subtle as some forms of influence might seem as …

Selling

10 Great Podcasts to Binge on Your Next Road Trip

Podcasts are the perfect road trip accompaniment. They keep you engaged, but can provide white noise to keep you focused on the road. We tried to …

When ‘Not Guilty’ Is a Life Sentence

Despite Ann’s determination to betray no emotion, a drop of sweat rolled down her temple as a guard painstakingly examined her lunch items. That Sunday morning, she had taken two buses, two trains and a shuttle to get from her home to the New York state psychiatric facility where her son is …

Here’s how much social media stars get paid to post ads

Surprise! The biggest celebrities aren’t always the highest paid.<p>Last November, actress Olivia Munn posted a video to her Instagram in preparation for the holidays: She wore green and red pajamas, she cooked a holiday turkey and she lounged on the couch with her two sweater-clad dogs.<p>She also …

Don't Bother Creating a New Product If You Won't Create a Plan for Selling It

A good idea with mediocre marketing is how businesses go broke.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we put our heart and soul into what we do and create. We start with a vision of something great that could help people. It can be a book, website, podcast, …

The Perfect Cross-Country Road Trip Route for Every Vacation Length

The overland cross-country journey is ingrained in the American spirit. It’s something that everyone should do at least once in their life -- …

Go Inside James J. Fox, the World’s Oldest Cigar Store

If our cigar posts are something you look forward to, you may want to visit James J. Fox in London to pick up your next few indulgences. James J. Fox …

Do Robo-Advisors Have a Place in Insurance?

To solve a problem, these founders turned to a 30-year-old answer.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When my co-founder and I were fleshing out the foundation of PolicyGenius, we knew our goal was to bring the insurance-buying process -- from education to shopping to …

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

The Secret to Making Perfect Pizza Dough Is the Right Technique

Pizza dough, for the most part, is comprised of only a few basic ingredients. But there’s no doubt that some crusts are just way better than others. …

Recipes

This Quick Mental Exercise Will Bring You Immediate Clarity & Motivation

A common way to clarify what you want in life is by imagining yourself on your death bed. Similarly, Dr. Stephen Covey invites readers of <i>7 Habits of</i> …

The History of the Smoking Jacket

The earliest inspiration for the classic smoking jacket popped up at this time. As fine silks began coming into Europe from India, China, and the …

The Best Documentaries You Can Watch for Free on YouTube

When we want to sit down and learn a little bit about the world around us from the comfort of our own bedrooms, we typically turn to Netflix. But not …

The Male Drive for Status: Its Cultural Evolution | The Art of Manliness

<i>Welcome back to our series on male status. This series aims to help men understand the way status affects our behavior, and even physiology, so we</i> …

This app is AirBnB for yachts

But now, boat owners and boat enthusiasts alike can do what parents cannot — split the burden, at least a bit.<p>Thanks to GetMyBoat, the world's largest boat rental marketplace, you can now either rent out your boat to individuals (or families) looking to get out on the water, or better yet, simply …

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O’Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

A 1960s Style Tutorial For Men on How To Ride Bitch on a Another Man’s Motorcycle

Filmmaker Alex Vivian created this helpful 1960s style tutorial for men on how to ride bitch on a another man’s motorcycle.<p>In addition to this blog, …

15 Indie Brands to Clothe Your Kiddos in A+ Style

Your kid’s style is automatically an extension of yours, so naturally you always want to make sure they look their best. The only problem is that getting to the store can be a bit of a hassle with a little one in tow. Instead of dragging them along and spending an entire day fighting the crowds at …

35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

Game of Thrones

Listen to the incredible sound of a supercar accelerating past a world record

The most shocking thing about watching from the passenger seat of a car going from zero to 300 kilometers an hour (186 mph) isn't the sight of the world whipping by at a frightening rate — it's the sound. Koenigsegg first broke the record for the time taken to accelerate to such a speed and come to …

Scanner Pro 6 simplifies scanning documents with your iPhone

If you need to scan a document these days, you're often presented with two choices: find an actual scanner (good luck), or use your phone's camera. Many of us opt for the latter, but scanning apps can be clunky, and sometimes produce unreadable images, which completely defeats the purpose of using …

How to Camp With Your Dog | The Art of Manliness

When John Steinbeck traveled with Charley, his standard poodle, the result was one of my favorite books. Fifty years after its publishing it’s still …

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

Breakfast

Public Speaking Guide: Tips from Churchill | The Art of Manliness

“Of all the talents bestowed upon men, none is so precious as the gift of oratory. He who enjoys it wields a power more durable than that of a great …

The 100 Happiest Dog Pictures Of All Time

Soooo many smiles.

Cute Animals