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The 16 Best Wines for Less than $15

<b>Two Princes Riesling 2008</b> $14<br>Made entirely from the riesling grape, this wine balances tart acidity with just a touch of sweetness and has notes of peach and nectarine, says Jay Youmans, master of wine and educational director of the Capital Wine School in Bethesda, Maryland.<p><b>Region:</b> Nahe,</b> …

Exercises for Big Calves

Your calves are the perfect candidates for HFT because they <i>already</i> recover quickly. They have to—you spend hours walking on them, after all. That means you can work them more without compromising your workout the next day. Other muscle groups couldn’t handle that.<p>Increasing training frequency …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

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The Best Workout To Burn Belly Fat | Men's Health

At the end of eight weeks, the interval participants lost two inches of belly fat compared to the runners who lost less than one inch. (Looking for a fat-loss program that works even faster? Try THE 21-DAY METASHRED—one guy lost 25 pounds in just 6 weeks!)<p>The researchers think interval …

Wyatt Cenac's Hilarious Theory About Mario And Princess Peach

"Luigi is a man who lives in fear of constant Bowser attacks... I think his fears are misplaced." If anybody should be afraid in comedian Wyatt …

The Best Pushup Workout to Build Chest Muscles

“This will help you squeeze in a lot of muscle-building work in a short period of time,” Speer says.<p>Watch the video below to give this pushup progression a try. You may not be able to complete the whole thing the first time through, but after only a few workouts, you'll notice serious improvements …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Genealogy

Weekend Challenge: The Body-weight Abs Blaster

1. Dirty Dog: Do 10 reps on each side<p>2. Plank Walkup: Do 20 reps<p>3. Groiners: Do 10 reps<p>4. Bird Dog Pushup: Do five reps on each side<p>Durkin blew through this belly blaster in just <b>3 minutes and 43 seconds</b>. Can your abs survive the attack? Try it and let us know how you do in the comments below.<p>For a …

Weekend Challenge: Sinister Supersets

Are you up for this fat-incinerating gauntlet? Here's how it works: Perform each of the following exercises back-to-back without resting in between. That’s one round. Complete two total rounds.<p>1. Burpee to broad jump: Do 10 reps<p>2. Bicycle crunch: Do 30 reps<p>3. Curl to press: Do 10 reps<p>4. Sideups: Do …

The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.<p>We've collected the best apps to get your iPhone 6 ready for action.

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This Ex-Apple Engineer's New App Turns Your iPad Into A Second Display For Your Mac

Instead of letting your iPad collect dust when you're not using it, Duet Display turns your iPad into a second display for your Mac, using the iPad's charging cord to connect to your computer.<p>The app was created by Rahul Dewan, an engineer who worked at Apple for three years on the iPad and iMac.<p>"A …

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12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Your Guide To ‘Serial,’ The True Crime Podcast Everyone Is Freaking Out About Right Now

If you’ve spent any substantial amount of time on the Internet in the past week or so, or spent any substantial amount of time with anyone who has, you’ve probably been introduced to <i>Serial</i>, the new <i>This American Life</i> sister podcast that is taking the world by storm. Created by longtime <i>TAL</i> producer …

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

Exercise of the Week: Kettlebell Over-Under pass

The Lower-Body Move That Blasts Your Abs<p>Combine an isometric exercise with a dynamic weight to build strength and incinerate calories<p>The isometric split squat is a simple technique to build serious lower-body muscle. It increases the time your glutes, hamstrings, and quads are under tension at the …

You Must All Watch This Excellent ’60 Minutes’ Piece On Dave Grohl And The Foo Fighters

Last night <i>60 Minutes</i> aired a segment on the Foo Fighters — a segment hosted by Andersoon Cooper — so of course we’re going to post it here today, as it’s a must-watch for all fans of the band. Most of the interviews with Dave Grohl and the rest of the band took place in New Orleans back in May when …

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, …

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The 15-Minute Total-Body Sweat Fest

By extending your work periods and decreasing your rest, you'll pound out an incredible amount of reps in a short amount of time. This surges your production of growth hormone, while promoting fat loss and maintaining muscle strength, he says.<p>And you only need 15 minutes of tough and fast exercise …

Hard Plank Exercise: The Bent-Arm Planche Plank

And it takes a <i>lot</i> of practice. Halbert suggests working up to the bent-arm planche plank with an assisted version called the wall planche.<p><b>Here's how to do it:</b> Find some empty wall space. Get into a standard pushup position with your feet closest to the wall, and then walk your feet up the wall …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal makes a more complete and heartier breakfast when …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

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Do More Pushups Than Ever Before! | Men's Health

Go ahead and test yourself. Drop and give us as many pushups as possible in one minute. The second your form breaks, stop. Keep the clock running the entire time. How’d you do? Below is the list of how many reps the average guy can do by age group. Don’t worry if you fall short: You can follow …

The Definitive Top 5: Cinema’s Best Extended Takes

Everyone has their own personal opinions when it comes to any kind of list or ranking for movies, but those opinions are wrong. Here is the correct answer.<p>This Week: The top five extended takes, or long takes or one-shots or whatever you want to call them. The only qualifier is that it be a true …

34 Things You Didn't Know about Breaking Bad

Robin Edds of Buzzfeed dove into the production history of <i>Breaking Bad</i> and found <b>surprising bits of information</b> about the actors' lives and the …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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