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The stock market collapse has blown a giant hole in mindless ETF investing

If your retirement savings are invested in an exchange-traded index fund (ETF), you're probably hurting from last week's stock market collapse. The S&P 500 Index has fallen more than 10% from its high in the last few weeks.<p>ETFs are designed to track indexes like the S&P 500, so that you get the …

Investing

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All You Need Is 2 Dumbbells and 15 Minutes to Smoke Your Entire Body | Men's Health

Because you’re doing these three moves consecutively with little to no rest, your heart rate will go up—and stay up—throughout the entire duration, providing you with a great cardio workout.<p>The best part: all you need is two dumbbells and 15 minutes to light your muscles on fire.<p>For more dumbbell …

How Drop Sets Can Help You Lose More Fat and Instantly Look More Muscular | Men's Health

This combination of multiple sets and multiple loads within one extended giant set sends your muscles a serious message to grow. And trust me, your muscles will listen.<p>Drop sets also dramatically increase your training density (or the amount of work you do in a given period of time) and your …

​The Diabolic 7-7-7 Dumbbell Workout​ | Men’s Health

<b>Here’s how it works:</b> The first move is the weakest link in this movement chain so be sure to select a weight that allows you to complete 7 reps of the first move since you’re using the same load throughout the complex without ever setting it down. You should be able to complete 1 round in 2 to 3 …

The 5-Minute Abs Screamer | Men's Health

Pushup<p>Max Reps<p>For: 30 Seconds<p>SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: Rest as little as needed.<p>Get down on all fours and place your hands on the floor so that they’re slightly wider than and in line with your shoulders.<p>Squeeze your glutes and brace your abdominals—as if you were about to be punched in the gut. Maintain …

​The Right Way to Do a Plank | Men’s Health

That’s why everyone who trains with me at Gym Jones—which is considered one of the world’s best gyms—is taught to master the plank. It’s the simplest, most effective core exercise you can do. It gives you a sold base for your limbs to generate power in all lifts and athletic acts like sprinting or …

Blast Your Arms With This Dumbbell Slam Workout​ | Men’s Health

Dumbbell hammer curls plus forward lunges are a classic total-body combo because not only are you working legs and arms, but the constant motion adds a cardio element.<p>Adding a leg lift to a dumbbell pushup increases level of difficulty by requiring a stronger core. The dumbbells allow for a neutral …

Bond investors should prepare for higher volatility as change comes to the Fed

Two of the seven seats on the Board of Governors have been open since 2013 as nominees never made it as far as confirmation hearings. Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo, who heads supervision and regulation, has announced plans to retire in April. In addition, Fed Chair Janet Yellen's term as Chair will …

Federal Reserve

The 10 Best Cookbooks For Men | Men's Health

The 10 Manliest Cookbooks<p>Learn how to make amazing barbecue, chili, burgers, and more<p>Niklas Rhöse<p>Alton Brown’s favorite recipes. The science of barbecue. And Mad Genius hacking tips. So many good cookbooks, so little time. Here are the best picks of the year.<p>Ballantine Books<p>EveryDayCook<p>TV …

An idea that should die after 2016: the universal basic income

The universal basic income — a universal payment to every adult, designed to support a basic living standard regardless of whether the recipient works — has never been a broadly popular idea.<p>But it has become subject of fascination for policy wonks across the ideological spectrum because of the …

Economics

Why the Dow's record high could be masking trouble on the horizon for the market

But for many stock market sectors and pretty much every other asset class, last week was hellish. Treasury bonds were routed.<p>Precious metals were pounded. Mega-cap tech and dividend-focused stocks were trounced. Emerging market assets and currencies were smashed.<p>While the Dow's surge is exciting, …

Stock Markets

How Trump could pay for his infrastructure plans without increasing taxes

A rare point of agreement between President-Elect Trump and Congressional Democrats is that America has an infrastructure deficit:<p>The nation's transportation, power, water and sewerage facilities are too often outdated and unable to reliably serve a growing population.<p>But while the diagnosis …

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Men's Health

RIPPED in a Minute: Abs with Gideon Akande, Fitness and Wellness Coach

The Best Upper-Body Exercise for Men | Men's Health

And if you do the exercise alongside the squat and deadlift, you have everything you need for a basic total-body training system.<p>No other exercise comes close to offering that many advantages.<p>If you already have the overhead press in your workout, great. But I bet you don’t have it programmed like …

Why the Stock Market Could Be Headed for a 1987-like Crash

Don’t tell stock market investors, but we’re in the middle of the longest earnings recession since 2008.<p>That’s according to data from FactSet, which …

Stock Markets

What Is The 'Retirement Spending Smile'?

A more recent contribution to the retirement spending debate is David Blanchett’s May 2014 article from the <i>Journal of Financial Planning</i>, “Exploring the Retirement Consumption Puzzle.” Blanchett’s “puzzle” concerns how spending tends to decrease both at and then during retirement at a real spending …

Retirement

The MetaShred Workout That Carves Your Core | Men's Health

The complex shown in the video above is comprised of 6 movements that you do for 3 total minutes. Repeat up to 5 times.<p>Since you’re working for 5 to 10 times longer than a normal working set at the gym, the oxygen demands are off the charts. After just one round, your metabolism will go through the …

The marijuana industry has a big energy problem

Legalization of marijuana in the United States has spread rapidly over the last few years. Half of the states have already legalized marijuana in some form. Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia have legalized it for recreational use. And the Democratic Party platform …

Cannabis

Retirement Income Strategies: The Total Return Approach

When it comes to thinking about income in retirement, many investors embrace the adage “never touch the principal.”<p>But however much you agree with the strategy in theory, it can be very difficult to enact considering today’s historically low interest rates. “Given the size of portfolio you’d need …

Retirement

How to Do a Flexed-Arm Loaded Carry | Men's Health

Alternate between three difference grips—overhand, hammer, and underhand—to put more emphasis on your different biceps muscles or forearms. You’ll not only strengthen them in the flexed-arm position (which is one of your weakest points), but you’ll also increase your endurance so you can go for …

20-somethings: Plan for the future like Social Security won't exist

"It's difficult to think about saving money for emergencies, the future and retirement when you're holding a large amount of student debt and living paycheck to paycheck, but that's no excuse for not saving," says Carla Dearing, CEO of SUM180, an online financial planning service created by women, …

Retirement

The 1000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter | Men's Health

“When you perform fast-paced, intense exercises back-to-back with minimal rest, you get a metabolic boost that will last for hours after you’re done,” he says. “You’ll also have energy that lasts all day long.”<p>So skip the snooze button this morning and start building a learner, stronger self before …

When Taking Social Security Benefits at 70 Makes Sense

Plan for rainy days, too, when you decide when to take Social Security.<p>According to the Social Security Administration, 64% of retirees count on Social Security for at least half of their income, while fully one-third of retirees get more than 90% of their income from Social Security. Bottom …

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Economics

The 10-Minute Transformation Workout | Men's Health

1. Circuit x1<p>Uneven Plank<p>Max Reps<p>For: 1 Minute<p>SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: Switch arms after 30 seconds.<p>Assume a pushup position with your hands directly under your shoulders. Bring one forearm down to the floor, as if you were doing a plank with one arm. (So you’re “uneven.”)<p>Brace your core and squeeze …

The World’s Best Cardio Workout | Men's Health

(For more short and effective strength and cardio workouts you can do at home, check out THE 21-DAY METASHRED. One guy lost 25 pounds of fat in just 6 weeks!)<p>At first the regimen attracted little attention, but it eventually gained a cult following among a handful of strength and conditioning …

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

Workouts

Oven Rib-eye Steak - Legendary Recipes

• I took the steaks a couple of hours before cooking and sprinkled about 1 tsp of kosher salt on them and wrapped them in parchment paper. I placed …