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50 Things to Drop Before the New Year

The Eliminate List<p>There are some things that we just need to eliminate. Don’t take them into next year. Here’s a few in random order of what we can …

6 Benefits of Transcendental Meditation (and How You Can Get Started Today)

Practice transcendental meditation for 20 minutes, twice a day, to help you lose weight, thrive at work, and ward off heart disease<p>Far from the hippy dippy stigma it used to carry, meditation is starting to be viewed as hip—and healthy. And it seems like everyone is catching on and talking about …

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What to Do When You’re 40 and Have Nothing Saved for Retirement

Whether you're living paycheck to paycheck or have been blindsided with unexpected expenses, hitting the big 4-0 with nothing in the bank for …

Is knowledge the key to success? Righteousness?

We live in an incredible age where we can retrieve almost any piece of information we need within a few seconds. When we look back through history …

Common Running Injuries (and How to Fix Them)

If you run, eventually you’re going to get hurt. We know that’s not what you want to hear, but the numbers don’t lie (even if they do vary). According to the latest research, between 30 to 80 percent of you will suffer some sort of running injury. With this statistic in mind, we reached out to …

The Garage, Washington

<b>Design studio Graypants has been in business since 2007,</b> the collaborative project of Seattle’s Seth Grizzle and Jon Junker, who, though trained as …

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The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

Turn Up the Heat on Your Pushup!

Use this simple tool to make every single muscle work harder<p>The pushup is a staple in most workout programs. But if you want to increase the difficulty of the classic move, then throw a Valslide under each hand while performing it.<p>It works like this: Valslides are a pair of slippery disks that let …

How to End an Email

Should you do it “Cordially” or “Respectfully”? With a chipper “Cheers” or a breezy “Thx”? Believe it or not, it matters<p>You’ve written an email, and need to wrap it up. You could end with a simple “Sincerely,” tack on your name, and then shoot it out the door, proving definitively that you suck at …

The Minimalist New Cold Bruer – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Bruer, a new start up in California, launched a new cold brew coffee maker on Kickstarter last month called the Cold Bruer. This isn’t the first cold …

Epic New Coffee Dome To Open in Siberia – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Traveler’s Coffee is an international chain of specialty coffee shops from Russia with an impressive 76 locations in 5 countries (Russia, China, …

Boulder Ranked Thinnest U.S. City

One of the fittest states in the country is also home to three of the thinnest cities.<p>Boulder, Colorado, has the lowest obesity rate in the United States, at 12.4 percent, according to new data from Gallup. Denver and Fort Collins also ranked in the top 10 thinnest cities.<p>Huntington, West …

How One Married Couple Finally Got Out Of Their Sex Rut

You hunger for new ways to get freaky. Here’s how you can make it happen<p>“Sex isn’t just about gratification,” I found myself explaining to my wife, Erin, one night. “It’s about overcoming your inhibitions and conquering fear and shame on behalf of a shared pleasure.”<p>Stay with me, guys: This …

The 5 Secrets to a Perfect Workout

Your gym routine may be holding you back. Find out if it contains these simple—but essential—movements<p>I started coaching in 1979. Since then, I've trained MLB, NFL, and NBA players, Olympians, collegiate athletes, military personnel, and average Joe's. But no matter who I'm coaching, I always …

7 Fat-Loss Foods that Make Your Life Easier

Don’t let your busy world keep you from getting the body you want<p>There’s an old saying: “Abs are made in the kitchen.” But perhaps the following statement is more accurate: “Abs are <i>destroyed</i> in the kitchen!” And at the drive-thru. And anywhere else you get your food.<p>That’s because when it comes to …

3 Ways to Stop Slouching

Build up strength to sit up straight<p>Your body adapts to the position that you most often assume, which for most guys is hunching in a chair. To break your slump, adopt these three habits, says Bill Hartman, P.T., C.S.C.S., co-founder of IFAST in Indianapolis.(Looking for an easy-to-follow workout …

The Pushup That Sculpts Rock-Solid Shoulders

Boost your upper-body strength and get shoulders like boulders with this version of the pushup<p>The handstand pushup is the gold standard of pushups. If you can perform even one rep, you've got an extreme amount of upper-body strength and shoulder mobility. Plus, you look like a total badass.<p>So how …

The Finishing Sequence That Abolishes Belly Fat

Add these moves to the end of your workout to torch excess body fat<p>Here's a common concern if you're trying to lose that beer belly: If you build your abs before your gut's gone, will your belly just look fatter? The good news: Your six-pack won't look like a keg.<p>"Ab muscles don't grow all that …

The Best Core-Building Exercise You've Never Tried

Bored of the plank? Then challenge your core muscles and shred your abs with this all-new version of the exercise<p>From hitting golf balls to conquering a max deadlift, a chiseled midsection makes you stronger in everything you do. That's why most effective workout plans include the plank. The …

What Should I Pack For a 3-Night Trip to Vegas?

Don't overdo it<p>Upcoming bachelor party? Industry conference? Quick weekend getaway? How you pack for Las Vegas depends on your plans and the time of year that you make your trip.<p>It's always a good idea to pack extra shirt options (4 tees and 2-3 button front shirts, 2 pairs of jeans and a dressier …

The Indoor Cardio Drill That Scorches Fat

Discover a sprinting exercise that burns calories and stokes your metabolism—while staying in one spot<p>Sprinting is a great way to sizzle fat, but you don't need to head to a track or jump on a treadmill to do it. All you need is 6 feet of floor space and an exercise called the sprinter to get a …

Jadeveon Clowney: Be a Game-Changer

The likely first pick in tonight’s NFL Draft is thinking about, and planning for, greatness<p>It was the hit seen ‘round the world: With 8 minutes left in the fourth quarter of the 2013 Outback Bowl, Michigan running back Vincent Smith clutched the football in hopes of dashing down the field and …

3 Ways to Outsmart Father Time—Starting Now!

Staying sharp as you age is as simple as 1-2-3<p>Old brains <i>do</i> learn new tricks. Trying different things, working out, and making social connections can alter neural structures even when you’re older, improving your memory and health as a result, according to research presented at the American …

A Beginner's Guide to Hiking

From gear malfunctions to altitude sickness, there are lots of things you need to prepare for when hitting the trails. Learn the fundamentals of hiking with these expert tips<p>Whether you're powering through a local trail or conquering Mount Everest, there’s a lot more to hiking than just putting one …

Build A Kilimanjaro-Ready Body

Want to scale any peak? Build superior endurance and total-body strength with this 6-week workout<p>We partnered with Red Bull's elite athlete trainers to help our team prepare for the climb of their lives. Check out their handiwork in the video, and then build superior endurance and a lean, strong …

Reign King of the Mountain

Crush any running trail by following these expert tips<p>No matter how many neighborhood routes or treadmill workouts you have, boredom sets in after doing the same thing over and over again. One way to mix things up: Head for the trails.<p>The steep hills challenge your endurance, the ever-changing …