Barrett Wilson

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Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? All You Need Are These 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core—without doing situps—using a routine that spares your lower back.<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this—and lots more ended up with back pain.<p>Today, …

Workouts

Warped Tour is over for good. Will the culture it created finally reckon with its demons?

I found my former self leaning coolly against the concrete outside the bathroom at the Vans Warped Tour. There were three teenage girls, eyes ringed in melting liner, their arms and faces streaked with paint. They’d just met Yungblud, the 20-year-old pop-punk heartthrob they’d come to see, and he’d …

Warped Tour

'Uber for trash' uses rideshare technology to collect waste

Four years ago, Greg Lettieri and Adam Pasquale found their startup idea in the garage.<p>The CEO and COO, respectively, of Recycle Track Systems (RTS) …

Sustainability

Most Vitamin Pills Are Useless, But Here Are The Ones You Should Take

Forget multivitamins.<p>It seems like simple, obvious advice: eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and - of course - take your vitamins. Or …

Wellness

Is Pornography Bad for the Families of the Men Who Watch?

You’re a functional man who loves his family, but you like porn too. Here’s how the habit may impact your loved ones—and how to know when you’ve gone …

University of Oklahoma

Sister led California police to shackled, starving siblings

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — In a plea to a police dispatcher to "help my sisters," a 17-year-old girl in a childlike, quivering voice detailed years of abuse she and 12 siblings suffered in a squalid house where she said they were shackled to beds, choked and the stench was suffocating.<p>The 911 call …

These Tests Will Tell You Just How Good Your Eyes Are at Seeing Color

Let’s talk about how you’re perceiving color. The idea came to me when a coworker asked if they should get the computer with 100-percent sRGB or …

The creators of the Boosted board have launched an electric scooter-sharing service

Available now in Washington, DC<p>Electric scooter-sharing (and bike-sharing) services have inundated West Coast cities like Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and San Francisco over the last few months. Despite some complaints and some vandalism, it’s only a matter of time before they make it out East en …

6 signs you're richer than you think, according to a wealth adviser for millionaires

You know the saying, "not all heroes wear capes"? Well, similarly, not all millionaires drive Lamborghinis and live in mansions. In fact, they might live right next door to you.<p>I'm talking about those who live comfortably, and while they may be wealthier than you, they don't necessarily live like …

Financial Planning

This Surprising Mineral Can Counteract The Effects Of Sugar

If there’s a good versus evil in the nutrition world, it’s salt versus sugar. The two white crystals look similar on the outside but are totally …

The founder of Christian rock music would've hated what it's become

Larry Norman was perhaps the most complex figure in 20th-century American music. He was a mess of contradictions, a singer with a message who grew …

How to stop annoying robocalls on your iPhone or Android phone

Fight back against the constant, annoying scam calls<p><i>Update May 10th 9:30AM ET: This article was originally published on March 6, 2018 and has been updated to include video.</i><p>Mobile spam calls have been a nuisance for years, but over the last few months, it’s felt to me like there’s been a surge of …

Identity Theft

Why your home is a worse investment than you think

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this column about homes as investments left out data and used the wrong time frame in the example given. Because of those errors, the annual return on that home investment appeared smaller than it would have been</i>.<p>Are you as foolishly lavish as me? …

Real Estate

22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Save that security deposit.

Too Much Music: A Failed Experiment In Dedicated Listening

In Charlotte Zwerin's 1988 film <i>Straight, No Chaser</i>, Thelonious Monk road manager Bob Jones tells a story about Monk appearing on a television show sometime in the late '50s. Monk is asked what kind of music he likes, to which he replies "all kinds." The interviewer, hoping for a "gotcha" moment, …

Vinyl Records

So you're thinking about investing in bitcoin? Don't

Bitcoin has become a bubble with the forces of human herd behavior, greed, and fear of missing out amplifying it<p>I’ve been watching this bitcoin situation for a few years, assuming it would just blow over.<p>But a collective insanity has sprouted around the new field of “cryptocurrencies”, causing an …

Cryptocurrency

My decades-long porn addiction nearly destroyed my love life

A few minutes after her late-night booty call had left, Erica Garza turned on her laptop to watch a raunchy video.<p>She finally brought herself to …

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 …

Jimmy Iovine Breaks Down What's Wrong With the Music Business, Warns Against Overoptimism in Streaming: 'They're Not Making Money'

"The problem is not solved yet, the solution is not there."<p>It's been three and a half years since <b>Jimmy Iovine</b> left his role as CEO of Interscope …

Within The Context Of All Contexts: The Rewiring Of Our Relationship To Music

<b>Imagine you are</b> in an averagely pleasant pub in Manhattan, talking to a couple of people, half-listening to the music being played from the ceiling speakers, until a song from the distant past makes you start listening closely.<p>The song is Homer Banks' "60 Minutes of Your Love," from 1966, which was …

Los Angeles

Facebook Exec: No, Our App Is Not Listening To Your Conversations

We’ve all had that moment: you were just talking about a product, and the very next day — or hour — you see an ad on Facebook about it.<p>The idea that Facebook is listening in on your conversations and tailoring ads based on what it hears seems to be gaining currency. Last year, The Independent …

Social Media

These Bluetooth earbuds sound as good as AirPods, but they’re only $20 and you won’t lose them

Apple’s AirPods are great and all, but they cost $160 and they’re impossible to find in stock anywhere. And seriously, does the cord-free design …

Here's a Crazy Idea: Let's Agree on the Facts

Steve Ballmer, the former chief executive of Microsoft, knows more than a little about numbers. He's looked carefully at government spending and arrived at an unexpected conclusion.<p>"Government spending is more efficient than I thought," he said in a telephone interview. As for the 24 million …

Middle-class

A depressing failed experiment convinced Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor that fans wouldn't 'do the right thing' and pay artists for music

That notion was shattered by an experience he had when he put his own money on the line on a record he made with New York rapper Saul Williams in 2007.<p>"I wanted to test out a simple scenario," Reznor explained in an interview with Vulture. "It went something like this: To my database of people, we …

The Un-American Origins of the Left and the Right

It was the progressives’ hope to take over a major party from within. Little did they dream that their vision would be fulfilled by activists at the …

There are no more guitar heroes, so nobody wants an electric guitar

Rock and roll is dead. No, it isn’t! Or is it?<p>Fewer new rock albums are being made and sold these days than in decades past, with the genre slowly taking on the dreaded label of “the oldies” in the entertainment industry and listeners’ minds alike. And with rock music fading out of relevance, so, …

Guitar

11 life questions to answer before you turn 30

We're not talking, "What's the meaning of life?" so much as, "What do I want to achieve in <i>my</i> lifetime?"<p>Some of these questions — none of which have easy answers or right answers — are key to consider during young adulthood.<p>Below, we've highlighted 11 questions you'll want to start thinking about …

Street Photography

This Eye-Catching Avocado Art Is Exactly as Crazy As It Sounds

For a creative mind, everything is a medium. Even the food we eat. Even, say, an avocado. Once more, everyone’s favorite green superfood is in the …

The ink-less pen that writes forever!

This pen is literally timeless. In the sense that it will run forever, that too without a single drop of ink. Coming from the one company that knows …