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The Best Abs Workout: The Only 6 Exercises You Need to Get a Six-Pack

Want to look like Cristiano Ronaldo this summer? We asked some of the country's best trainers to share their favorite abs exercises to get there.<p>The recipe for six-pack abs isn’t all <i>that</i> complicated: Crank out an abs workout, eat a nutrient-rich diet, and consume fewer late-night pizzas in a single …

Workouts

Is Social Media Luring Hikers Into 'Death Gully'?

On one Instagram-famous Colorado peak, five people were killed in six weeks.<p>On July 14 of last year, Peter Doro and Jake Lord joined the Friday-afternoon stream of people leaving the sprawling cities of Colorado’s Front Range for the mountains. They planned to summit Capitol Peak, a soaring mass of …

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Homework

42 Ridiculously Easy Vegan Recipes Anyone Can Master

Whether you're new to the kitchen, new to being vegan, or just looking for some new things to try.

The Importance of the Lydian Stater as the World's First Coin

The Lydian Stater was the official coin of the Lydian Empire, introduced before the kingdom fell to the Persian Empire. The earliest staters are …

The KGB Playbook for Turning Russians Worldwide Into Agents

A KGB manual showed how valuable—and how treacherous—Russian émigrés could be. Did KGB veteran Vladimir Putin learn those lessons?<p><i>This is the third</i> …

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2017

The shows that kept listeners refreshing their apps this year<p>Editor's Note: Find all of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s “Best of 2017” coverage here.<p>This year, podcasts got funnier, sharper, and even more niche. Our recommendations here pass a vigorous audio smell test. First, the arrival of a new podcast episode …

TV

The Best New TV Shows of 2017

Featuring rebellious handmaids, discontented Monterey moms, and an ambiguous dick-drawing teen.<p>Rather than weigh in yet again on the bloody brutality of <i>Game of Thrones</i> or the continued biting humor of <i>Veep,</i> our Best TV of 2017 list focuses on new series, from a creepy crime drama and a surprisingly …

BITCOIN WARNING! How Bitfinex, Tether risk crashing global crypto markets.

<i>JOHANNESBURG — As the Bitcoin bulls continue to run with the price sailing past the $12 000 mark and approaching $13 000 at the time of writing,</i> …

Adding These 7 Quick Changes to Your Morning Routine Can Make You Happier

<i>This article originally appeared on TIME and BusinessInsider.com</i><p>Sometimes it’s the big things that make us happy — the birth of a child, an …

6 Steps to Building a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Site in 60 Days

Jared Goetz spent only 30 minutes a day and built a colossal Shopify sales machine.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jared Goetz, serial entrepreneur and member of The Oracles, always had a knack for reaching an audience. At 26 years old, he’s co-founded four …

eCommerce

The Sordid Double Life of Washington’s Most Powerful Ambassador

The women were brought into the Abu Dhabi apartment in abayas.<p>“Pick who you want,” the men were told, and she would be theirs until noon the next day.<p>…

How Does Google Handle CSS + Javascript "Hidden" Text? - Whiteboard Friday

Does Google treat text kept behind "read more" links with the same importance as non-hidden text? The short answer is "no," but there's more nuance …

SEO

Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic Waters

The world’s oceans are littered with trillions of pieces of plastic — bottles, bags, toys, fishing nets and more, mostly in tiny particles — and now this seaborne junk is making its way into the Arctic.<p>In a study published Wednesday in Science Advances, a group of researchers from the University of …

Pollution

A simple system helped me to stop obsessing over work and start prioritizing my family

In my twenties, I was a lean, mean productivity machine. I created an alternative shorthand keyboard on my Blackberry to reduce my keystrokes by 80%. I devoured audiobook biographies of Steve Jobs and other great leaders by listening to them at 2.5x normal speed. I even optimized my workouts by …

Time Management

Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

At M.I.T.’s Media Lab, the digital futurist playground, David Rose is investigating swaddling, bedtime stories and hammocks, as well as lavender oil and cocoons. Mr. Rose, a researcher, an inventor-entrepreneur and the author of “Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things,” …

University of California

7 dramatic home library ideas

Yes, please<p>When you can’t visit grand libraries with stunning architecture whenever you want, the next best thing might be a spectacular display of books right at home. Indeed, for bibliophiles with a design bent, building a home library might mean ditching generic bookshelves for clever built-in …

Programmatic Delivery: The Future of Content Marketing and Promotion?

Content promotion is hard. Disparate audiences and an ever-growing proliferation of channels to reach them through has made the life of a content …

SEO

How to Research Keywords On-the-Go for E-commerce

A common challenge when doing SEO for e-commerce sites is deciding how to choose keywords for product pages. When it comes to e-commerce in …

How to Focus When You’re Overwhelmed By Marketing Options

In online marketing today, you have hundreds of channels to choose from. Within each, there are thousands of tactics that you could use. If you’re …

12 keyword research tools and creative ways to use them

For over seven years, I’ve used keyword research to consistently bring myself and clients valuable, targeted long lasting traffic. It can be one of the biggest land grab opportunities in SEO – if you know the <i>tools to use</i> and <i>how to use the tools</i>.<p>For this piece I’m going to not only share 12 of the …

10 under-the-radar destinations to visit, according to the youngest person to travel to every country in the world

Planning a trip is an opportunity to see something unique, and to discover people, places, cuisines, and scenery you didn't know existed.<p>We asked James Asquith, the youngest person to visit all 196 countries, which places around the world are being overlooked — and which ones people should be …

Travel Tools I Use to Learn, Work and Play Anywhere in the World

I often get asked what apps, services and travel tools I use to work, learn, plan, play, track habits, manage time, write, read and more.<p>I’d like to …

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Adventure Travel Essentials Make Getting There Half the Fun

Put the joy back into adventure travel with this collection of products designed to make the journey just as enjoyable as the destination.

Why Men Are Going to Brick-and-Mortar Stores in the Digital Age

Social shopping events, often with a bespoke touch, are drawing men into stores<p>By<p>Jacob Gallagher<p><b>ONCE UPON A TIME</b>, Kevin Wright hated shopping. Wandering around stores at the mall “felt like a waste of time,” he said. One would think that Mr. Wright, a 31-year-old investment banking associate, would …

Beat the freeze with these gadgets and gear for winter camping

As the temperature drops, you may be inclined to stay indoors and crank the heat up. For some adventurers, the first sign of snow might mean a …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …