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14 YouTube Channels You Need To Know If You Want To Work Out For Free

Everything you need if you want to get fit but don't want to spend money, leave your house, or put on a sports bra.

20 Recipes for People Who Are Obsessed with Mushrooms — Recipes from The Kitchn

I believe I survived my years as a vegetarian because of mushrooms. Their sturdy texture and hefty flavor were such an easy substitute for meat, …

Cooking

The giant garbage vortex in the Pacific Ocean is over twice the size of Texas — here's what it looks like

There's far too much plastic in the world's oceans, and the problem continues to build up.<p>Every little bit of plastic that gets tossed into the ocean or swept downstream out to sea either sinks or is picked up by currents. Much of it is eventually carried into one of five massive ocean regions, …

Pollution

Travel Tips for Cuba, The Repeat Trip

Tips for how to enjoy Cuba as a repeat traveler rather than a first time tourist.<p>I just returned from my third trip to Cuba, which has become one of my favorite destinations. Havana, which changes dynamically every time I go, bursts with zest and has become one of my soul cities, right up there …

The Best Tacos in Every US State, Mapped

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drunk at 3 am, tacos are considered by many as one of mankind's greatest inventions. They're so great, in fact, that …

Here’s What to Snack on If You’re Trying to Slim Down, According to a Nutritionist

Tired of eating almonds and Greek yogurt (over and over and over)? I hear you. When you're trying to shed pounds, it's easy to fall into a healthy …

Dynamic Workouts to Strengthen Your Core

This intermediate/advanced Total Core Workout targets all the muscles of the torso include the abs, back, and pelvis.<p>These are dynamic exercises …

Workouts

Why Mastering the Handstand Will Give You Stronger Abs

Handstands might look like they belong to gymnasts and superfit athletes, but we have good news: Any reasonably fit, able-bodied person can do one. …

Life Skills: How to Make Booze in the Middle of Nowhere

How many times have you found yourself in the same old situation? You’re out in the Angolan wilderness, transecting a river in the hopes of creating …

14 Recipes That Prove Angel Hair Pasta Makes the Best Dinner

There’s nothing that hits the spot quite like pasta. It’s a go-to on busy weeknights, and it’s not hard to see why. From tortellini to whole grain noodles, it’s the fastest way to get a satisfying dinner on the table. But nothing cooks up quite as quickly, or tastes quite as delish, as these 14 …

Cooking

26 Of The Most Inspirational Lines In Literature

"Not all who wander are lost." – J. R. R. Tolkien<p><b>1.</b> “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”<p>– Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i><p>Submitted by Gina Clark, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”<p>– L.M. Montgomery, <i>Anne of</i> …

Why the Humble Push-Up Could Be the Key to the Body You Want

It turned Jake Gyllenhaal into a prize fighter, and it can do the same for you.<p>The one exercise that can be performed anywhere at any time, the push-up is, nevertheless, an often misunderstood and under appreciated aspect of bodyweight fitness.<p>Many men ditch it early on in their workout lives for …

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

The 50 Best Books From Oprah's Book Club

YOU get a book and YOU get a book! EVERYBODY GETS A BOOK!<p>In 1996, Oprah started her very own book club. Each year, she has chosen a few book titles that she thinks her fans and followers would enjoy reading. Since its inception, the success of the club has grown so much that her literary picks …

Books

British man missing in Paparoa National Park found

Lines company issues apology after app fails users in wake of massive Auckland storm.<p>All southbound lanes of Auckland motorway re-opened after police …

12 Common Cooking Mistakes You Might Be Making

And how to fix them.

The Seated Upper-Body Blitz Workout

Here’s how to get an incredible arm, core, and shoulders workout while taking a load off<p><b>Workout:</b> Seated Upper-Body Blitz<p><b>Trainer:</b> Andy Dooley, group fitness instructor from Ventura, California, and 2016 Face of the ReebokONE fitness instructor network<p><b>Benefit:</b> You’ll strengthen your core, arms, and …

Fitness

11 Best Books to Read in August

Sweeping family epics, intimate personal tales, Hollywood escapades, and a close look at places we know little about.<p>August yields some extraordinarily rich reading, from big family epics to stories that narrow the viewfinder to focus on just two or three people, from small American towns to the …

Books

13 Delectable Tequila Cocktails to Celebrate National Tequila Day

You’ve mastered the margarita day party, and you were the first of your friends to try an avocado margarita this summer, so you’re no stranger to the delicious tequila-based drink. But if you’ve never gone beyond the classic margarita, you’re missing out on a LOT. It doesn’t <i>have</i> to be National …

Tequila

5 Countries Where You Can Retire for Half the Cost of the U.S.

Why not live somewhere tropical and exotic for at least half the year and cut your expenses down considerably?<p>If you're getting close to retirement, …

Top Lower - Body Bodyweight Exercises For More Muscle

There are two ways to effectively pack on muscle on your body with bodyweight exercises: use difficult exercises, and intensity techniques. This …

24 books to read this summer that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

On the first leg of a road trip to the Balkans and the Baltic, our writer and his family hurtle through the rain to reach the brilliant sunshine of Croatia<p>By the time we disembark from the ferry at Zeebrugge, I’m wondering if our great European adventure is going to be sunless. The drab landscape …

European Travel

How to take great fireworks photos on your phone

Fourth of July is upon us. You’ve got some meats cooking on the grill and an awesome Spotify playlist to boot. You’re ready to kick back with a can …

New York City

How to Use Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO for Creative Control

One of the wonderful aspects about taking photos is the vast amount of creative control you have. In this video, landscape photographer Joshua Cripps …

12 cycling events you should tackle in your lifetime

Cycling

6 Essential Stretches to Reduce Back Pain

Low back pain can have many causes, including tight or weak back, ab or core muscles, muscle sprains or strains, or a herniated disc. This stretching …

The brilliant (and healthy!) 15-minute dinner recipes you’ll want to make every night

You prepped your overnight oats and packed your lunch the night before, but if your stomach is growling by the time you get home from work (or a …

Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Bob Dylan Covers

10<p>By<p>Very few artists in rock history have seen more of their songs covered than Bob Dylan. It began in 1963 when "Blowin' In The Wind" became a …