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5 of the Best Tips for Decorating a Home Office

So you have a home office. Congratulations! Plenty of people long for a dedicated space in their homes where they can focus and tackle their to-dos. …

Powerstrip

15 Foods That Pack More Protein Than an Egg

Go beyond your typical scramble with these high-protein foods.<p>The incredible edible egg is an extremely popular protein that goes well with virtually any dish—stir fry, salad, casseroles, and toast (of course) to name a few. With 6 grams of protein and 13 essential vitamins and minerals—including …

How to buy a turntable

Making smart choices now will save you money in the long run.<p>So you want to start collecting vinyl. Great! Record sales have been steadily climbing, and in March, physical music outsold downloads for the first time in six years. You might've even started buying vinyl already to get in on the …

Turntables

China Airlines has reopened its Dynasty Lounge in Taipei

China Airlines has reopened its Dynasty Lounge at Taoyuan International Airport following months of renovation work that sees the design of the …

Airports

The 6 most pointless gym exercises

1. Smith Machine Squats<p><b>Why they're pointless</b><p>Lifting heavier weights might be perfect for posing, but all true gym-goers know the truth: you’re doing …

How to Do a Squat Without Messing Up Your Knees

Squats might be the most important part of your workout and most people have never done one correctly.<p>Every time I attend a HIIT class, I let the instructor know ahead of time that I’m not going to be participating in any knee-intensive shenanigans—box jumps, for example. I’ve got old-lady knees, I …

New York City

30-day guitar challenge, day 19: Strengthen your fretting fingers with these slick legato workouts

<i>The 30-day guitar challenge culminates on</i> <i>World Guitar Day 2018</i><i>, a massive 24-hour online celebration of the guitar on 29 September.</i><p><b>30-day guitar</b> …

Elasticity

The CD Trick for Drilling Perfectly Perpendicular Holes

Why has no manufacturer solved this problem yet?<p>It's amazing that no power tool manufacturer has designed a drill that makes it easy to create holes …

DIY

No ropes attached: behind two heart-racing free climbing documentaries

It’s a rare documentary that features a running conversation about whether the subject is too dangerous to shoot. That’s true for big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, free-diving, extreme skiing and ultralight alpinism. Deadly pursuits all – pass the popcorn.<p>Free Solo, a new film about rock climber …

Film Festivals

People Told Us the Cringiest Stuff They've Done On Ecstasy

"Came up on a coach and spent some of the journey hassling the stranger next to me about wearing bowling shoes outside of an alley. They were Nike Cortez."<p>Taking ecstasy can be an extremely blissful experience – it's why the drug is called "ecstasy", and generally why people take it. However, it …

Hong Kong Street Food: Dai Pai Dongs

Hong Kong's street food is one of the city's unique experiences. Identifying individual Dai Pai Dongs is nigh on impossible, as they often have no …

Hong Kong

11 Mistakes Tourists Make in Bangkok and Beyond

As I plan my 11th trip to Thailand for 2019, my mind wanders back to my first few visits to this Southeast Asian paradise, recalling all the mistakes …

Low-Cost Carriers

The TRX push-up and pike that will give you abs of steel

This TRX exercise is seriously tough, but the results make it worth it...<p>Pulverise your pectorals and forge abs of steel with the atomic TRX push-up …

Workouts

How to hack your memory and remember almost anything

My foray into the world of memorisation began with a single memory — a startling, gut-wrenching memory, at that. I was in France, visiting my …

Living Rooms

Lose your belly fat with just two exercises

We asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world’s top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss workout. And, of course, he obliged.<p>But here’s a …

Workouts

10 Exercises to Develop the Best Pecs in the Gym

1. Barbell bench press<p><b>How to do it:</b> Lie on a bench with your eyes in line with the bar. Position your hands slightly-wider-than-shoulder-width apart …

Workouts

Inside a designer’s Waterloo home – a minimalist’s dream

The place was a dump,” says Michael Anastassiades of his now pristine five-storey home on Lower Marsh in Waterloo. “There wasn’t even a bathroom.” Built in the 1800s as a merchant’s house, it most recently accommodated a fashion store and had been uninhabited for decades when he moved in. Now, 20 …

10 Netflix Gems You've Probably Never

Image: Supplied<p>Browsing through Netflix and everything is starting to look the same? We've all been there. It can be hard to find something different …

Final Fantasy

Extract: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (the pseudonym of JK Rowling)

Panting, his right knee aching, Strike used the handrail to pull himself up the last few steps of the metal staircase leading to his office. Two raised voices were reverberating through the glass door, one male, the other shrill, frightened and female. When Strike burst into the room, Denise, who …

J K Rowling

Z9 Resort

Surrounded by the waters of the Srinakarin Dam, the Z9 resort will cleanse your mind and spirit with Thailand's serene landscapes. The hotel is made …

Waterfront

A Sophisticated IKEA Built-in Bookcase Hack for $1K

This dining room is so graceful and elegant—that delicate molding and beautiful hardwood floor, but its new owner found it lackluster and hollow. …

Dining Rooms

This 30-Minute AMRAP Workout Will Torch Your Entire Body

And it doesn't require a single piece of equipment.<p>Full-body workouts don't require full-day time commitments. This 30-minute torcher hits all your major muscle groups without equipment and makes every moment count.<p>These nine moves, put together by Jeremy Scott, owner of Jeremy Scott Fitness in …

Climbing

How to eat sushi: Answers to 6 questions you were always wondering (but too afraid to ask)!

There seem to be a lot of rumors and misconceptions around the “proper” way to eat sushi.<p>1. How to Eat Sushi: Chopsticks or Fingers?<p>First of all, it …

Soysauce

10 of the best brewery tap rooms in Europe: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Garage Beer Co, Barcelona<p>Wildly beardy, young but not at all elitist, the Garage Beer Co, a stone’s throw from Las Ramblas, is a craft-beer drinker’s haven. Behind glass at the rear of this rustic emporium lies the brewery itself – for all to see. The beers are delicious and we were …

Peak District

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Guitar Essentials: Legato Workout—One-Hour to Fluid Performance

Looking to add some fluidity to your single-note lines? This one-hour legato workout will be the cure for what ails even the most hardcore alternate …

Electric Guitar

Budapest hotels: 10 of the best places to stay

Budapest has something for everyone. You can party the night away in a dilapidated bar decked out in mismatched furniture and strung up with fairy …

European Travel

Guitar Essentials: Five Things You Should Know About Tubes

<b>1. Amps Use Three Categories of Tubes</b><br>Up until the late 1950s, all guitar amplifiers used three different types of tubes: preamp tubes, which add gain …

Guitar

Hotel At Six

Located in the Brunkebergstorg district, Hotel At Six revives a Brutalist bank building into a swanky Stockholm stopover. Its lavish transformation …

Wine Bar

10 Commandments For Eating Like A Cover Model

However impressive they look, the guys who appear on the cover of Men’s Health each month aren’t from another solar system. Nor, in most cases, are …

Nutrition