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​Your Delts Will Be Rock Solid After This Shoulder Workout | Men’s Health

The dumbbell press to eccentric iron cross focuses on the middle delts and—you guessed it—the eccentric (lengthening) phase of the muscle contraction. Since you can typically eccentrically load more weight than you can concentrically, eccentric exercises are great for building strength.<p>The final …

The U.S. Navy’s brutal new war on the Arctic

This fishing season, the government plans to detonate thousands of pounds of toxic munitions in the Gulf of Alaska<p>I lived in Anchorage for 10 years and spent much of that time climbing in and on the spine of the state, the Alaska Range. Three times I stood atop the mountain the Athabaskans call …

Military

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future: Ashlee Vance: 9780062301239: Amazon.com: Books

When I walked into Barnes & Noble two weeks ago, I wasn't actually looking to purchase a book. Usually, I go in, browse for 30 minutes, and get out. But when I walked around to the Physics and Science section, the first thing I saw was Elon Musk's face.<p>Inevitably, I picked it up and began reading.<p>2 …

Elon Musk

Republicans are the real wealth redistributors

Kansas and other state governments are seizing money from middle-class workers to finance tax cuts for the wealthy<p>In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama was lambasted for supposedly endorsing policies of wealth redistribution. The right feared that under an Obama presidency, Washington would use …

Income Inequality

The Challenge That Secretly Carves Your Abs

In this week’s challenge, you’ll perform a pushup and a ladder drill without resting in between exercises. “During the pushup you have to use your abs to help hold your body in a straight line,” he says. “But in the ladder drill, you do just the opposite, and use your abs to help turn your hips to …

An extra screen for your iPhone? Check out the popSLATE

Earlier today I wrote about the The Trick Cover which is an hilarious, but not too useful, iPhone cover. Check the video on that one to see what I mean.<p>Since then I’ve stumbled upon another iPhone case (first introduced in 2012, now available for the iPhone 6) that is a lot more useful. Check out …

iPhone

Evernote's new app turns your iPhone and iPad into a scanner (updated)

You likely already have a favorite scanner app if you regularly deal with documents outside the office. But in case you haven't found The One yet, there's one more contender to consider: Evernote's Scannable app for iOS. The company first announced it at Evernote's annual conference in October …

Five things we won't forget about CES 2015

LAS VEGAS — Each year at the Consumer Electronics Show, folks ask us the same question: "What's the coolest thing you've seen?"<p>There's so much here at this tech smorgasbord, it's hard to pick out any one product, but we'll try with five areas.<p><b>• TVs.</b> As always, this year's show is dominated by big, …

Virtual Reality

Switching on outside office risks relationships, psychologists find

Workers who ‘switched on’ long after the office was shut were more likely to have problems with their health and private lives<p>A company mobile phone or laptop might seem like a perk of the job but it could spell disaster for personal relationships, a new study has found.<p>Modern gadgets which allows …

Here’s what I learned by trying on almost every single wearable on the market

Yesterday, I tried on 56 wearables. Fifty-six. And, unsurprisingly, most left me wanting more.<p>But, by subjecting myself to a torrent of trackers, Android wrist computers, and even a smart sweatband, I came to a few conclusions that you might find helpful — if you’re buying a wearable, or if you get …

Apple just made it easier to ditch your iPhone: You can now 'deregister' iMessage online

Today Apple quietly released a new tool which makes it easier for iPhone owners to deregister and turn off iMessage — something you might want to do if you ever switch to Android and still want to receive text messages.<p>Over the past year, Apple has found itself in hot water for a bug which prevents …

Microsoft takes shake out of videos with hyper-lapse

Researchers are working on a tool that converts tedious, dull, and shaky footage into smooth, seamless, time-lapse videos -- it's said to be a Windows app soon.<p>While watching friends' adventurous GoPro time-lapse videos of mountain biking, skateboarding, or kayaking can be fun -- sometimes that …

Videography

Explore Pyongyang North Korea Like Never Before in Mind-Bending ‘Flow-Motion’ Hyperlapse

The ‘Enter Pyongyang‘ flow-motion hyperlapse by JT Singh and Rob Whitworth debuted to the public two hours ago as of this writing, and already it has …

The Prince

• <b>Author:</b> Niccolò Machiavelli & Michael Ennis<p><b>Here is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power.</b><p>Astonishing in its candor, <i>The Prince</i> even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince . . . a king . . . a president. When, in 1512, …

Ghost Wars

• <b>Author:</b> Steve Coll<p><b>The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan</b><p>To what extent did America’s best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer …

Civilian Warriors

• <b>Author:</b> Erik Prince<p>No company in our time has been as mysterious or as controversial as Blackwater. Founded by former Navy SEAL Erik Prince in 1997, it recruited special forces veterans and others with the skills and courage to take on the riskiest security jobs in the world. As its reputation …