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8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

Should You Lift Weights to Lose Weight?

“Muscle weighs more than fat.” You’ve probably heard that phrase a million times before. And although it's false (a pound is a pound), you may have …

Hangzhou Phoenix Creative Building

Located in the northern slope of Phoenix Mountain, Zhuantang Town, Hangzhou City, Phoenix Creative Building covers an area of 4.1 hectares. It’s near the mountain and by the river. In its north, China Academy of Art radiates the circle of art and creation. In its south, there is Phoenix Creative …

Hangzhou

Solar-powered luxury home has curves in all the right places

The 480 sq m (5,166 sq ft) family house is spread over two main floors, plus a small basement. It's located in west Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and …

Architecture

360 House

Inspired by a couple's love for their canine companions, the 360 House allows for undisrupted views of their Alaskan malamute pups. The circular …

Architecture

Manhattan apartment transforms into flexible live-work space

A two-bedroom turns into a three-bedroom<p>This Manhattan apartment underwent an efficient transformation by Russian architect Peter Kostelov, who took a two-bedroom space and turned it into a modular open space with three bedrooms, two of which can also be used as work studios.<p>The design incorporates …

The 21 most spectacular theaters in the U.S.

When architecture takes center stage<p>Supertall skyscrapers and glamorous museums can boost architects’ reputations or put a struggling industrial town back on the map, but as far as architecture is concerned, one type of building should never be overlooked: the theater.<p>As the backbone of urban …

Want to build muscle? It’s not what you eat, but when

Studying the human body isn't rocket science – in some cases, it's much harder.<p>"I tell my grad students that we can put a man on the moon, but we still can't come to a consensus on how much protein to give him here on earth," says Dr. Rajavel Elango, a researcher at the University of British …

This Queens icon will be lit up for the first time since the ’70s

Sure, the bizarre circular towers of the New York State Pavilion haven't gotten much attention since Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones blew them up in …

The New Office Chair: Portable, Lightweight, And Shaped Like A Pogo Stick

Working with the San Francisco design firm Box Clever, Knoll engineers a “perch” for today’s mobile employees.<p>Design projects typically kick off with a brief, but in the case of the new HiLo stool that the San Francisco engineering and design firm Box Clever developed for Knoll, it began with an …

Furniture

The Alternator Workout, From the Men’s Health Fitness Director

Build muscle faster than ever before with this alternating-rep routine<p>I love to incorporate alternating-rep exercises into my training routine.<p>When you alternate reps—or continuously switch which side of your body is performing the exercise—you can use heavier loads and keep your muscles’ under …

The 12-Round Belly-Fat Knockout

Follow along to this bodyweight core workout led by the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Bring belly fat down for the count with this abs-centric bodyweight workout.<p>You’ll do 12 rounds of two-minute work bouts, with 30-second breaks between rounds. The rounds will vary between three different timing …

These lamps let you grow plants anywhere - even in windowless rooms

The Mygdal Plantlamp allows you to grow plants anywhere – no sunlight required. Whether you’re stuck in an office cubicle, basement, or rainy city, …

Plants

The Spring Trim-up workout program to get as lean as possible

<b>Duration</b> 45–60<p><b>Exercises</b> 10–12<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Everyone gains weight in the winter. And that's totally fine. It's colder, there's less sun, and the …

Ombre DIY Project Ideas

Ombre is one of those trends that just keeps going and going, perhaps because it is just so darned pretty. It's also a really easy look to DIY, …

The MetCon Workout That Only Requires a Bench and Your Body Weight

Use this fast and furious routine to torch fat<p>A bench is for more than just pressing!<p>Use one for this insanely effective metabolic conditioning routine, which supersets two explosive exercises on the bench for maximum results in minimal time.<p><b>Related:</b> Check Out the Get Back in Shape DVD—30-Minute …

Frank Gehry's First-Ever Yacht Looks Like Nothing You've Ever Seen

Last July, at the end of a Friday afternoon, Frank Gehry landed at Barnstable Municipal Airport, on Cape Cod, accompanied by his son Alejandro and …

Rents in Brooklyn and Queens Nearly As Pricey as Manhattan

Median Manhattan sales prices have reached a new high just shy of $1 million since the recession, and median rent in the borough is expected to follow suit and reach $3,092 in 2015. While that's not all that surprising—everyone knows Manhattan is expensive—and at this point, it's not even all that …

How to Boost Your Metabolism (According to Science)

Your body’s basal metabolic rate (metabolism) is the amount of energy it burns while at rest in order to keep the body functioning. Your metabolism …

3 Beautiful Kitchen Designs (and How to Steal the Look)

How three design-savvy food lovers created kitchens built for all their friends.<p>We found three (highly) creative professionals who turned their kitchens into the center of their homes. Learn how a high-end Italian kitchen designer spent a tortured year as his own client (totally worth it), a Dutch …

Kitchens

Samsung Has Created a TV More Beautiful Than Any Furniture You Own

These days, technology seems to change with the tides. With all this “fast” tech that has been emerging, Samsung’s latest collaboration in television seems to be a reminder to slow down and appreciate the slow, careful craft of good design. The tech giant approached a French design studio owned by …

5 Scary Things That Happen When You Eat Too Much Protein

Yup, it's possible to get too much of a good thing.<p>Protein keeps your hard-earned muscles happy, your stomach from growling an hour after you eat, and your metabolism humming at a fiery pace. But just like other really good things, getting tons and tons of extra protein isn't always better. Here, …

Nutrition

11 Ways to Use IKEA's Lack Shelves Just About Anywhere

IKEA's Lack shelves are as useful as they are ubiquitous. Here are 11 ways you can employ these little workhorses in every room of your house.<p>From VT …

Kitchen Island Inspiration

With the right combination of shape, materials, and functionality, an island can be a show-stopping centerpiece for your kitchen. I've got a kitchen …

An Easy Guide To Kitchen Flooring

Function, staying power and style are three main components when it’s time to pick out the material that will create your kitchen floors. Whether …

Home Improvement

The 5-Minute Full-Body Blast

<b>The 5-Minute Full-Body Blast</b> DIRECTIONSWarm up with high knees, a deceptively difficult cardio blast made even more challenging by the fact that the …

13 Examples of Bright White Contemporary Kitchens

1. This kitchen from a house in Vancouver, Canada, designed by omb (office of mcfarlane biggar architects).<p>2. This kitchen from a home in Melbourne, …

Kitchens

How Roommates Turned a Brooklyn Studio Into a Two-Bedroom

<i>Welcome to House Calls, a recurring feature in which Curbed tours New Yorkers' lovely, offbeat, or otherwise awesome homes. Think your space should be featured next? Drop us a line.</i><p>[All photos by Max Touhey]<p>When longtime friends <b>Adam Finkelman</b> and <b>Evan Garfield</b> were looking for an apartment in 2013, …

Living Rooms

Rethink It: 4 Ways to Use IKEA MANDAL That's Not a Headboard

With its adjustable shelves, the IKEA Mandal headboard is already fairly adaptable, but have you thought of using it in ways other than a headboard? …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve and this week's other famous-guy grooming moves.<p>8 Photos20 hours agoView More<p>Don't Miss!<p>Best …