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Tom Brady Tells the Story of the Super Bowl 51 Comeback

SOMEWHERE IN MONTANA — This was the most amazing thing about the two hours I spent with 39-year-old Tom Brady on Sunday afternoon in a cabin (well, …

'I thought I was smarter than almost everybody': my double life as a KGB agent

Raised in East Germany, Jack Barsky abandoned his mother, brother, wife and son to spy for the KGB. In America, he started a second family. And then it all came crashing down...<p>On a chilly morning in December 1988, computer analyst Jack Barsky embarked on his usual morning commute to his office on …

Forget Funny Movies--Just Watch These 7 TED Talks

Sometimes we need more than information to get us inspired. We also need entertainment. These 7 TED talks are up there with the funniest movies of all time.<p>As business, entertainment, and comedy become ever more intertwined, many top business speakers are turning to humor as the ultimate tool for …

Hearst Magazines

Hearst Magazines

The Workout from Hell

This routine will incinerate fat and light your muscles on fire<p>“It’s medieval and unbelievable.” That’s how fitness expert David Jack describes this “barbell complex”—five exercises strung together to create one serious fat-loss routine. “It’s a metabolic nightmare for your body, but in a good …

The First Date Workout

Make a great first impression—without moving a muscle<p>If you want to look pumped, put your weight training on hold. Isometrics can help inflate the veins in your muscles, according to a new research in <i>The International Journal of Vascular Medicine</i>.<p>In the study, U.K. scientists had men do four sets …

The Crunch That Works Every Muscle

Try this fast, ferocious full-body exercise<p>If you’ve been hibernating like a grizzly all season, the bear crunch will wake up nearly every muscle in your body—and attack your abs!Here’s how to do it: Start on all fours, and raise your knees one inch off the ground. The next part is tricky—and what …

The Lower-Body Sizzler

Train your legs and improve your athletic ability with this body-weight challenge<p>When it comes to training their lower half, most gym-goers stick to the 45-degree leg press—a machine in which you lie down and push a weight sled upward with your legs. While it may be one of the most popular ways to …

The 60-Second Mountain Climber Test

Sculpt your midsection and demolish stubborn belly fat with this weekend's challenge<p>If the path to a six-pack were paved with supplements or magical abs products sold on infomercials, every guy with some spare cash would have a chiseled midsection. But you don't need to shell out dough to find your …

Are You As Fit as a 5-Year-Old?

Do this challenging exercise to find out!<p>Jeremy Frisch, owner and director of Achieve Performance Training in Clinton, Massachusetts, trains everyone from college football players to middle schoolers. (Want to train like a professional athlete? Then check out <i>Warrior Cardio</i> to build power, speed, …