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5 Gym Hacks That Actually Work

We live in a Golden Age of fitness science. Studies come out every month that confirm one or another fundamental truth about how to get in shape — …

Hacking

Here Are the 10 Best Menswear Upgrades of the Week

Get 'em while the getting's good.<p>This time of year it's all about layering and stocking up for the long, cold winter ahead. From cotton button-downs and cashmere sweaters to fur-trimmed jackets and scarves, here are the 10 best pieces of menswear to stock your closet with this week.

5 ways to master minimalist packing

I usually travel with an 8kg backpack — including my laptop. I don’t remember the last time I checked my backpack in. And I obviously never pay for …

Backpacking

Seven secrets of a lasting marriage

The words "lasting marriage" aren't as synonymous as they once were. Think Brad and Angelina if you want an example from Hollywood -- or just look around.<p>Many young people have put off getting married for the simple reason they've seen their parents' relationships fall apart and don't want the same …

There Is a Secret To Great Sex In Long-term Relationships...And It's Not Role Play

It is possible to keep the spark for many, many years.<p>No role play needed. While getting freaky in the bedroom may seem like the answer for couples …

Best Tech Gifts Photos

A mind-boggling number of high-tech gadgets and smart-home gizmos hit shelves this year, and sifting through all of them can be nothing short of daunting. With the holidays rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to consider one of the sleek products for the technophiles on your list—or …

The top 25 tourist attractions in the US right now

Touristy spots are popular for a reason.<p>Seasoned travelers may roll their eyes at the crowds and cameras, but there's something gloriously patriotic about people coming from all over to see what America has to offer.<p>According to the Attractions Trend Index by planning and booking site TripAdvisor, …

The Advice Marriage Therapists Give Couples Who've Fallen Out Of Love

It's possible to reignite the spark.<p>Therapists often see couples facing a very real dilemma: After years and years together, one or both partners no longer feel as “in love” as they were before.<p>Is it possible to fall back in love? Absolutely, but it takes time and effort from both spouses. Below, …

The 5 Best Ways To (Finally) Lose Belly Fat

By K. Aleisha Fetters for GQ.<p>Repeat after me: “Crunches do not burn belly fat.” And it’s not just crunches. Neither will planks, leg throws, nor the yoga boat pose. “These exercises can strengthen your abs muscles, but those muscles will still be hidden under a cover of chub,” says Chris Piegza, …

Beyond N and C: How alphabet dating is reviving relationships bogged down in constant Netflix and Chilling

For long-term couples date nights are often a rare and sporadic occasion but thanks to Alphabet Dating the emphasis on off-kilter courting is …

The best Christmas gifts for people who love to travel

Accessories<p>I-blossom blusher<p>This nifty no-mess powder blush, which has the properties of coconut oil that help to soften skin, comes with a mirrored-bottom and a stamp-style soft sponge applicator convenient for a quick touch of colour on-the-go. It comes in three shades of peony, rose and tulip to …

23 Airport Tips To Save You Time and Money

From the best seat to book to how to breeze through TSA.<p>Traveling to a new city or country is fun and exciting — but dealing with the hassle at the …

Flying

How to avoid an affair and save your marriage

In high school I had a crush on Katie Brown (not her real name). She also had a crush on me. Neither she nor I knew it until more than 15 years later. By that point, she was divorced. The thought of striking up a romance at this late date never entered my mind. I was happily married with children …

Retirement planning is easier than you think

If we didn't try so hard, retirement planning would be easier. Perhaps better (or perfect) is the enemy of good.<p>Now consider the notion that the …

Retirement

What to do when your smelly airline seatmate makes you gag

During passenger boarding on a flight from Miami to Caracas, Venezuela, several travelers bypassed their seats and stormed into the aft galley where I was setting up the serving cart.<p>The flabbergasted fliers complained not about the cramped seating on our Boeing 757 or the lack of overhead bin …

7 Changes to Social Security in 2017

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Since 1940, many of our nation's retired workers have counted on the income provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to make ends meet during their golden years. Statistics released by the SSA this year show that just over 3 in 5 seniors (with a particular …

Save A Few Thousand Dollars With These 12 Money Hacks

There’s a fix for that! No matter how in the red you may be, there are numerous ways to find extra money when you need it – and it may not be as difficult as you might think.<p>In fact, one thing that most personal finance consultants pride themselves on is being able to find extra money in your …

High Reps Light Weight, Or Low Reps Heavy Weight For Building Muscle?

Through the years many have tried to <b>build muscle</b> and <b>cut body fat</b> by using various methods. What works for one person, doesn't work for another. It was thought in the 1950's that three sets of 10 reps for three times a week on each exercise was the key to getting a muscular body. This worked for …

8 Easy Ways to Stay Slim at Any Coffee Shop

Going to a local coffee shop is an everyday occurrence—and for some of us who have gone back to school or work from home, it’s more like an all-day …

Nutrition

5 Reasons Why Every Couple Should Exercise Together

Nadj Villaver | Vigorbuddy.com<p>Eating dinner, watching movies and traveling together will always be present in everyone’s romantic date ideas. But …

Love

Progression Takes More Than Adding Weight to the Bar

If you’ve read anything about building muscle on the Internet or talked to the suspiciously jacked dude at your gym, <b>you’ve undoubtedly been told that</b> …

The best Fitness Guru to Follow on Instagram.

Want a daily dose of eye-candy with a side order of motivation and workout ideas? Of course you will when you check out the hottest female fitness …

Why Getting Bigger Can Be a Better Fitness Goal Than Getting Smaller

Stop being afraid to "bulk up."<p>In high schoool, I worked with a strength coach in the off-season of track. At one point, my mom told me that I needed to back off the weights because my arms looked “manly." Ouch.<p>But I'm not the only one that's faced this critique.<p>Before New Mexico-based veterinarian …

Guy uses frequent-flier strategy to take $30,000 trip around the world

David F.<p>David Friedeberg is an entrepreneur who figured out how to use the rewards miles he accumulated through traveling and credit-card purchases to book an incredible trip — one that took him almost a year to complete.<p>Friedeberg traveled first class on airlines like Qatar Airways, Cathay …

Exercise Makes You Grow New Brain Cells–But Only The Right Kind Of Exercise

If you want to make yourself smarter, go for a run.<p>Which makes you smarter: running or lifting weights? Meathead jokes aside, there’s new evidence that moderate aerobic exercise helps increase new brain cells, while strength training may not be much healthier for the brain than sitting on the couch.<p>…

Exercise

13 Free Things on the Internet You Should Be Using

Why pay when you can get it for …

Internet

Flipboard Accounts

Your Brand Promise is Your Customer Experience Mission

What’s your organization’s brand promise? Do you know? If you do know, is it top of mind? Or is it just printed on a few fancy posters or scrolling …

How to Avoid These Four Customer Loyalty Obstacles - Michel Falcon: Entrepreneur, Advisor, Keynote Speaker

I don’t think I need to convince you of the importance of having loyal customers to support your business. Customer loyalty influences organic growth …