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Fitness experts agree that sit-ups are worthless — here are 9 moves they recommend instead

From celebrity trainers working in the trendiest Manhattan gyms to the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis and the US Army training exams, sit-ups are developing a bad reputation.<p>Scientists have discovered that the moves, once a staple of basic workout routines, don't reduce …

Exercise

How Cinnamon Supercharges the Special K Cereal Diet so You Can Lose a Pound a Day

If you're busy and you love carbs, then we may have found — or make that <i>rediscovered</i> — the perfect weight-loss approach for you. A team of …

Nutrition

How to Get Started In Fly-Fishing

When you're ready for the river.<p>The fish was holding maybe 40 feet upstream, rising every 30 seconds to feed. When small fish eat flies that way, they make little splashes as they break the surface. Big fish push the water in slow, silent ripples. I saw ripples.<p>I had already cast to this particular …

Fishing

18 Easy Dutch Oven Recipes That Are Perfect for Camping

Campfire cooking made easier than ever.<p>No one wants to deal with different pots and pans on a camping trip, which is why we rounded up the most …

Cooking

Best Sci-Fi Books Of 2018 (So Far)

Reading escapist fiction has never been so necessary<p>There's never been a better time to take some time off from reality and escape into some much-needed sci-fi. 2018 has been a great year for great reads, and luckily we still have 6 more months to go. Here are the 10 books that we've already loved …

Science Fiction

Why You Should Start with Armatures When Learning to Draw Figures

When it comes to learning how to draw people, starting as simple as possible ensures success. And what is simpler than drawing armatures, or …

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

6 Smart Ways People With Emotional Intelligence Respond When Their Buttons Are Pushed

hen conflicts flare at your workplace, how do you respond?<p>Everyone has a "drama" story at work. What's yours?<p>In a previous company, I vividly recall a senior executive marching down the hall spewing expletives on his way to wage war with a middle manager. An ongoing issue boiled over, and this VP …

Emotional Intelligence

Bungie summarizes season 3 of Destiny 2 in new video

The devs describe all of the upcoming changes and ask for feedback<p><i>Destiny 2: Warmind</i> is only a week away, and with it comes <i>Destiny 2</i>’s third season. Season 3 promises all sorts of things from new content to exotic balancing. The team at Bungie released a video today detailing all of the new changes …

Star Wars Sound Effects Make for the Perfect House Music Remix

The much-loved song the Cantina Band performs in <i>A New Hope</i> is undoubtedly a catchy earworm, but Eclectic Method’s latest toe-tapper turns <i>all</i> of the</i> …

‘Westworld’: All The Twists & Spoilers You Need To Remember From Season 1 As Season 2 Kicks Off

HBO’s hit sci-fi series ‘Westworld is about to return for a second season and we’ve got a refresher on all the details you need before returning to …

The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen

Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention.<p>Yellowstone has been a national park since 1872, but it was only in the 1960s that scientists realized the scale of the volcano - it's 44 miles across - and not until the 1980s did they grasp that this …

5 Passive Wealth-Building Strategies to Add Three Days to Your Weekend

Buy back your time and invest like the super-rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people associate work with punching the clock, the 9-to-5 slog and saving for retirement. The trouble is, an hourly rate alone will never make you wealthy and drains your most …

Scientists accidentally produce an enzyme that devours plastic

There are research teams around the world dedicated to finding a remedy for the growing plastic pollution crisis, but now it seems that one group of scientists have found a feasible answer -- and they stumbled upon it by accident. Researchers studying a newly-discovered bacterium found that with a …

Luxurious, All-Inclusive Resorts from Around the World

1 Twin Farms, Vermont<p>Nestled in the middle of a lush Vermont landscape, this hidden valley resort has four accommodation options and provides fine …

The Best Instant Pot Recipes For Spring

Because, frankly, we've all had more than enough chili and stew by now.<p>Greetings, Potheads. The past six months have been prime Instant Pot season, haven’t they? The colder weather and holiday vibes hosted the perfect environment for the chilis and stews that the Instant Pot so gloriously executes. …

Seasoning your cast iron pan isn’t enough

You season and reseason for a reason.<p>Cast iron is strange mixture of incredibly durable and unusually delicate—especially for a cooking implement. The metal is physically sturdy, but also highly reactive, which means even a droplet of water sitting in your cast iron pan can leave a rust spot. To …

Stunning Horror Film Watercolor Art Series By Artist Christopher Shy

If you're not familiar with the art of Ronin a.k.a. <b>Christopher Shy</b>, you've got to check out this collection of horror movie-themed watercolor poster …

You Can Travel Cross-Country by Train for Only $186

That's a 3,397-mile trip across America for under $200.<p>There are many things you can buy for $186. A red coat just like Kate Middleton’s. A fancy …

This Breathtaking Art Is Like Annihilation Contained in a Petri Dish

<i>Annihilation</i> has been dazzling audiences with its exploration of the Shimmer, a world inside our own where life... has found a way. One artist looks …

NASA Has Officially Listed Musk's Tesla Roadster As a Celestial Object

You may remember that, as a publicity stunt, SpaceX propelled a red Tesla, driven by a dummy in a spacesuit named Starman with the words “DON’T …

Tesla

Get Cozy With 18 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books This February

February may be the shortest month, but it’s still stuffed with awesome new scifi and fantasy book releases—filled with murders on the moon, haunted …

Books

Artist Keeps Illustrating Everyday Life With His Wife In Comics And We’re Not Jealous At All

We just love these comics by Israeli artist Yehuda Adi Devir! As a follow-on from our previous post, depicting he and his wife Maya's adorable …

Cute

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

THE LAST JEDI Gets More Than a Lil’ Cute with Lil’ Kylo Art

One of the many positive side effects of the release of <i>The Last Jedi</i> is that it means a flood of new fan art. Carve aside some time to search …

Star Wars

A Girl Dares to Question Wizard-Hating Zealots in the First Chapter of Myke Cole's Epic Fantasy The Armored Saint

Like everyone in her village, young Heloise fears devils, agents of destruction summoned by the blink of a wizard’s eye. But in truth, she’s actually …

Cover Art

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

For Your Convenience, a Spoiler-Filled Discussion Zone for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The excruciating wait is over. <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> finally became viewable to fans starting last night. For those people who had to see it as …

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

Maps