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Citroën goes motorcycle camping with Jumper Biker camper van

When it introduced the exquisitely retro Type H WildCamp, Citroën teased that it had a second debut in store for this year's Düsseldorf Caravan …

Campervans

The Best Back Exercises: The Only Workout You Need for That Perfect V-Shape Torso

The muscles you can't see in the mirror matter just as much as the ones in front. Here are the exercises to keep you looking good from all angles.<p>Sometimes you forget things: Where the remote is. Where you left your keys. Grandma’s birthday. (Put that one in your calendar already). At the gym, it’s …

Workouts

6 HIIT moves that’ll boost your happiness

As far as endorphins and exercise go, running tends to hog the warm, sunny spotlight. But even though putting in miles gets a lot of good press, it’s …

Workouts

3 Public Speaking Tips Inspired by Stand-Up Comedy

Public speaking is so stressful for so many people that it is routinely used as a stress manipulation in psychological studies. Tell undergrads they have 10 minutes to prepare a speech that will be evaluated by experts, and their levels of the stress hormone cortisol shoot through the roof.<p>Yet …

Public Speaking

19 Muscle-Building Band Moves for Men Over 40

Add some stretch to your workouts.<p>Elastic exercise bands don’t offer the same machismo factor as barbells and dumbbells, but it’s a mistake to think that they’re just useless accessories scattered around your gym floor. Lifting with bands can actually be harder than hoisting iron, because bands …

Workouts

7 Skills That Aren’t About to Be Automated

Today’s young professionals grew up in an age of mind-boggling technological change, seeing the growth of the internet, the invention of the smartphone, and the development of machine-learning systems. These advances all point toward the total automation of our lives, including the way we work and …

Albert Einstein

If You Hate Burpees With A Passion, Try These 5 Full-Body Workouts At Home Instead

If there's one thing I'm certain about in this life, it's that burpees suck. For emphasis, I will repeat this: burpees <i>suck</i>, fam. If you enjoy the …

The Most Thrilling and Beautiful Vacations to Take If You Love the Outdoors

Heading somewhere to reconnect with nature is the best remedy when you're craving an escape from the daily grind. As much as we love exploring a new …

How To Stop Taking Things Personally

When people disrespect you or do not treat you well, it is easy to take their behavior personally, to blame yourself and think you have anything to do with someone else’s behavior. Taking things personally is emotionally draining, and an unnecessary, constant reevaluation of your self-esteem. …

Self-help

Bill Gates Says Every Manager Should Read This Book

The Bill Gates book club has a new addition.<p>The co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Gates Foundation has written a testimonial for John …

Asking Yourself This 1 Question Will Instantly Reveal Whether You're a Good Leader

The answer to the question is what will separate exceptional leaders from mere bosses.<p>Ever worked for a leader who left an imprint on your life? The type that took you under his or her wing, coached and mentored you, removed obstacles from your path, and was always available for you?<p>That person may …

I Tried Ryan Reynolds’ Insane ‘Deadpool 2’ Workout—and Now I Know Why He’s Shredded

We started with sandbag lunges.<p>Just a few days before <i>Deadpool 2</i> premiered around the country, I took a trip to New York City gym Drive 495 to meet up …

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe

Eastern Europe offers some of the cheapest holiday destinations on the continent, according to the 10th annual City Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Money— and they're also pretty stunning.<p>Using price estimates from National and Regional Tourist Offices and average accommodation costs from …

European Travel

Five Great Motorcycles for Shorter Riders

As a kid, I was really short, or as my grandfather, a hog farmer from Western Ohio, so colorfully put it, “pecker high to a short duck.” He qualified …

5 Time-Tested Ways To Build Leadership Credibility

Stephen Covey had a great concept that he called “the speed of trust.” A person’s credibility builds trust, and when you fully trust someone, it enables you to work with them much more efficiently and productively than if you’re constantly worrying about them and assessing their abilities. In …

Ten Smart Interview Questions -- And Ten Painfully Dumb Ones

Dear Liz,<p>I recently started a new job. I’m a Senior Recruiter with a fantastic firm. In my first week on the job we had a meeting about interview questions. The recruiting staff all agreed that it’s not useful or appropriate to ask candidates the standard old-school interview questions like “What’s …

Career Development

Quick Core Workout Routine

For a quick workout that strengthens your core, try a simple routine of eight basic exercises. These are classic moves that have been used by …

Workouts

Guys, This Could Be Why Women Seem To Think You're Boring

Guys, you've been in this situation before: You meet a girl out at a bar, and she has an adorable accent.<p><b>You:</b> “Where are you from?”<p><b>Her:</b> “Norway.”<p><b>You:</b> …

Relationships

6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations

Hate small talk? Tired of the same old questions? These six approaches will make you that much more interesting.<p>Next time you go to a traditional networking event, a cocktail party, or a dinner, do us all a favor: Lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making …

George Mason

5 Tests You Can Use to Determine Your Fitness Level

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Peter Drucker<p>It is important to evaluate yourself periodically to determine if the nutrition and …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

Nobel Prize

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Leadership

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Learning

Harvard Business Review

How AI Is Changing Consulting, with Barry Libert and Megan Beck, co-authors of The Network Imperative. #HBRLive

The 3 Types of C Players and What to Do About Them

When you start leading a new team, one of your first imperatives is to assess the caliber of the talent you are inheriting. At a minimum, you’ll want to focus on three dimensions: (1) Competence — Does each individual match the competence demands of their role? (2) Motivation — Does each member of …

4 Self-Improvement Myths That May Be Holding You Back

Advice on how to improve one’s self is everywhere. It accounts for about 2.5% of all book sales in the United States. Add in speeches, training programs, TV programs, online-products, coaches, yoga, and the like, self-help is a $10 billion industry per year, and that’s just in the U.S.<p>However, …

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward …

Networking

The 2018 Triumph Speedmaster Is A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

There’s an angst to the Triumph Bobber. Something about the solo seat, steep rake, and mock-hardtail line just looks like it’s rebelling against …

Carbohydrates

Want to learn programming? This startup pays you cryptocurrency to study Python

Blockchain-based skills platform BitDegree has unconventional plans for connecting tech talent and recruiters.<p>Lithuania-based startup BitDegree has …