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The Simple 7 Warm-Up

Get Fired Up, Loosened Up, and Ready to Lift<p>The purpose of a warm-up is to prepare your body for work, perform better, and reduce the risk of injury. …

Workouts

18 Underrated Netflix Movies That You Won’t Regret Watching

Netflix adds new content to its library every day, so it's easy to miss out on a lot of movies. But trust me, there's some great ones - you just …

Entertainment

20 Great Exercises to Work Your Shoulders

The following exercises show examples of moves targeting the shoulders—the front, middle, and rear deltoids as well as the rotator cuff …

Workouts

Music Discovery for Internet Nerds

<b>7 hacks to find hidden gems</b><p>Let me tell you how I feel about music. <b>I LOVE IT.</b> I like to say “my heartbeat has a bassline” because literally it’s what moves me. Music is my motivator, my consoler, my memory maker, and my biggest passion outside of my family, words and work. Did I mention how much I …

Why we should all be more self-aware

An ability to monitor our 'inner world' is key, say the experts.<p>You may have heard the term self-awareness tossed around, but what is it and why does …

Self-awareness

An Evolutionary Anatomy of Affect: Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio on How and Why We Feel What We Feel

“How and what we create culturally and how we react to cultural phenomena depend on the tricks of our imperfect memories as manipulated by feelings.”<p><i>“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,”</i> William James wrote in his pioneering 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our feelings. In the …

Tim O’Reilly on the good technology can do for society: ‘Our digital systems are crying out for us to augment ourselves’

The growth in the adoption of technology should not be something that is feared by society if put to the use of prosperity and good, that was the …

The Tesla of Skateboards

Skateboards are cool. Electric cars are cool. Smash them together and you have the Mellow Drive! This electric kit can literally be screwed onto your …

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Every month, NPR Music crowdsources public radio stations across the country for the songs they just can't get enough of. That could be a new release, a pick from their local scene, or a late-to-the-party discovery.<p>This month, their selections include a new single from indie giants MGMT, an update …

Radio Industry

‘Discovering my true sexual self’: why I embraced polyamory

My husband and I were together for 12 years and had two children – but while he was happy with one person, I needed more<p>It was the hardest thing I’d ever had to say to my husband, Marc. Three years ago, I sat down and told him: “The idea of having sex just with you for the next 40 years – I can’t …

Relationships

A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind review – Buddhist housekeeping

Shoukei Matsumoto’s slim volume offers practical cleaning tips as well as an introduction to Buddhist thinking on relationships and enlightenment<p>‘A monk’s day begins with cleaning,” says Shoukei Matsumoto, a Buddhist monk at the Komyoji Temple in Kamiyacho, Tokyo. “We do it to eliminate the gloom …

Meditation

Tip: The Exercise You're Not Doing Enough

Make your back feel awesome and build your grip strength with this simple exercise.<p>It's deadlift day and your back hurts and your grip is giving out …

Setup

Why a Foam Roller Will Change Your Life (and How to Do It)

Whether you've recently kickstarted a new workout plan for the New Year, you're trying to exercise more, or you're just trying to keep up with your …

Exercise

The Most-Read WIRED Science Stories of 2017

Back at the start of the summer, WIRED science writer Megan Molteni dropped a bomb: "The Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies Is Spreading." The …

7 exercises that naturally increase testosterone in men

For dudes, testosterone is the holy grail of hormones—it’s what literally makes us men. Often referred to as the “male sex hormone,” testosterone …

Exercise

50 Wonderful Things From 2017

Standard caveats: I don't watch everything! I am behind on many things. That's just the way the world is. So if something you loved isn't here, it is not a rebuke.<p>And: These are cultural — mostly pop-cultural — things. These are not the best things in the world. Like yours, my actual list of …

Timothée Chalamet

Try this 20-minute HIIT workout to tone your total body—and boost your brain power

<i>The holidays might be the most wonderful time of the year, but they’re also the point where you’re most likely to get out of your regular fitness and</i> …

Exercise

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Replay Video<p>SETTINGS<p>OFF<p>HD<p>HQ<p>SD<p>LO<p><i>Video provided by Dailymotion</i><p>Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from …

How to biohack your morning coffee

<i>Attention, all coffee connoisseurs: Your morning brew can do more than just provide a pick-me-up. With a few tweaks, that joe can help you think</i> …

Wellness

The 10 best comics of 2017

From lesbian loneliness to space explosions<p>2017 was a good year for comics. Creators young and old sent green shoots up through desiccated genres — everything from memoir to textbook to all-ages fantasy burst with talent this year. Kids continued to storm bookstores, libraries, and specialty comic …

Books

Meet Animal Flow, the Workout That's About to Take Over the Fitness World

If you've been in the workout scene for a while, it can sometimes feel like you've done it all by now. It seems like every group fitness class you do these days is some variation of cycling, strength training, or HIIT. While these are all great ways to get a sweat on and strengthen your body, you …

The 10 Best (and Five Worst) TV Shows of 2017

This year, we were glued to our TVs and/or whatever device was streaming our scifi and fantasy favorites. It was tough narrowing down a top 10—and …

A 10-Minute Yoga-HIIT Workout That's the Best of Both Worlds

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

26 of the year's best movies no one saw

High praise, low box office

Film Industry

The 40 best gadgets of 2017

From smart-speakers and virtual bikes to robot vacuums and indestructible cables, here is the year’s most covetable technology<p><b>1</b> TOY ROBOT<br>UBTech Jimu Astrobot Kit (£190)<p>You can assemble one of three robotswith this Lego-like kit, each fully mobile and equipped with an infra-red sensor to helpit …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Buddhism is true

Robert Wright on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.<p>Robert Wright, the best-selling author of <i>The Moral Animal</i> and <i>The Evolution of God</i>, has written a new book titled <i>Why Buddhism is True</i><i>.</i> Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though.<p>Wright isn’t proselytizing or implying that other religions are …

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

The 20 Best Podcasts of 2017

Whether you want to make sense of Trump's America or pretend it's not happening entirely, online broadcasting's got your back.<p>We're now nearing the end of 2017, and trying to make sense of the daily news has become a skill unto itself. The post-<i>Serial</i> transformation of podcasting from niche to …

Obama Administration

Here’s a nice roundup of the still-unresolved mysteries of Twin Peaks

<i>Twin Peaks</i> is perhaps the most beautiful train wreck to ever grace the small screen, a show whose characters and mysteries are as intriguing as they …

TV

'Twin Peaks': Your A to Z Guide

From Dale Cooper to damn fine coffee, your comprehensive breakdown of the returning cult TV show<p>"Who Killed Laura Palmer?" Jeez, where do we begin? …

TV