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Pocket-Size Pools For the Smallest of Spaces

Especially on summer days like these, when it's about a million degrees out, a pool is a nice thing to have. But, you may be thinking, my backyard is …

A Beginner's Guide To CrossFit

WOD, anyone?<p>You might not know exactly what CrossFit is - yet - but we can guarantee that hearing the word “CrossFit” will conjure up certain …

Workouts

​The Amount Of Protein That Will Max Out Your Gains

But you have to put in the work if you want to see results<p>There’s a reason you see guys at the gym pounding a protein shake when their workout’s in the books: Adding more protein to your diet can enhance your muscle gains from weight training, a new review and meta-analysis from the <i>British Journal</i> …

Grow your salad in your closet with the GrowChef hydroponic garden

The nearest farmer’s market? Your kitchen. Thanks to the GrowChef, you can enjoy the goodness of fresh farm produce, even in the midst of an urban …

How to Tackle It All In Your Business When There Is Just So Much to Do

It takes physical effort, technology and the right mindset to effectively manage everything there is to do.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> Masters of Scale<i>, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his</i> …

Business Strategy

Serious about weight loss? Start doing these 10 exercises

This month, health experts blamed supersized portions of pizza, cake, ice cream, and alcohol for more Australians facing the battle of the bulge.<p>I …

Big Cabin | Little Cabin

Fairplay, Colorado<p>Cabin (‘kab en’) 1. a small simple dwelling. 2. a shelter made of wood, situated in a wild or remote area.<p>We all carry preconceived ideas of the word “cabin” in our collective memory -- a family gathering place, a place of rest after a long day in nature, pegs on the wall to hang …

18 Simple Ways to Increase Productivity and Focus at Work

Improve your focus and your productivity by trying one of these techniques to create a distraction-free work environment.<p>A recent UC Irvine study showed that it takes up to 23 minutes to recover from a distraction--so it's no wonder that work environments full of social busybodies and rich in shiny …

Productivity

Steal This Look: The Ultimate Farmhouse Kitchen

The Floating Farmhouse, an 1820s farmhouse renovation in upstate New York, is a feat of engineering and the result of relentless resourcefulness from …

Tip: A Circuit Workout for Fat Loss & Muscle Retention

Need to get ripped in a short amount of time but you're worried about losing muscle? Train like this.<p>If you're a man 12% body fat or under, or a …

What to eat, drink before and after a workout | NOLA.com

As a sports dietitian, one of the most common questions I get is: What should I eat before and after a workout? This query often comes after a …

19 Awesome Products From Amazon To Put On Your Wish List

Water beads, inexpensive liquid eyeliner, a hammock chair, and 16 other things you’ll want to add to your wish list ASAP.<p>To see what people were wishing for last week, click here.<p><i>The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Modular kitchen system elegantly expands & adapts to urban apartments

When living in small apartments, urban dwellers often have to reconfigure their spaces so that they are more efficient and functional. Modular …

10 Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Dinners to Make Right Now

I have a no-fail formula for easy weeknight dinners: chicken + any veggie + my trusty sheet pan. Whether you go for skin-on or a boneless, skinless …

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

Workouts

These Dinners Only Need 6 Ingredients Or Less

Switch things up.

5 Furniture Resale Sites You Should Bookmark Now

Whether you're looking for a piece to complete a space or want to offload a room full of furniture before a big move, resale sites can often be your …

How to Make Pesto From Kitchen Scraps

In terms of savory no-cook sauces, it’s hard to beat pesto. You can spread it on bread, toss it with grilled vegetables, drizzle it on fish, or use …

Recipes

7 Habits I Had to Form to Finally Lose the Weight

I've always been an active person, but when I gained 15 pounds after getting an IUD, I had to get real about my diet and workouts. I hired a personal trainer at Equinox, and remarkably, she didn't tell me to download a calorie-counting app or work me until I dropped. Her tips for weight loss proved …

5 Rules That Will Make You Instantly Suck Less at Design

Even amateurs can and should master the basics of design, insists this pro.<p>As Jason Putorti, former lead designer at company Mint.com, once memorably put it, great design can seem like magic pixie dust sprinkled over a product, instantly transforming a so-so experience into something …

UI Design

Stock Tank Pools Are Going to Be All the Rage This Summer

Want one? Here's what you need to do.<p>As the temperatures rise, installing a pool in your backyard probably sounds like a really good idea — until you learn that the average cost of a backyard pool is $20,000 to $30,000. Instead of dropping a ton of cash just to stay cool this summer, you may want …

Woodworking: build your own deck and pool in a weekend

Get those home improvement skills rolling and prepare yourself for some outdoor DIY.<p>If you want to improve your outdoor space and you've got quite a …

Swimming Pools

Home improvement: 16 barbecue and wood ovens you can build yourself

If you're thinking of installing a new barbecue or outdoor oven, this list could provide you with the inspiration you need.<p>Everyone loves a good …

Luxury Lifestyle

Home improvement: 7 steps to a barbecue area (no woodworking!)

Created: 13 November, 2015<p>You want the perfect space for your BBQ but aren't exactly sure how to achieve it? Well, we might just have the right plan …

Home Improvement

DIY and home improvement: 24 easy and free ideas

Are you tired of your decor? Looking for ideas to upgrade and enhance your interior in chic style? Well, this homify feature includes 24 awesome and …

Christmas Trees

8 Things You Didn't Know About Home Depot Inc.

A few key facts for investors as the home improvement titan approaches a critical sales milestone.<p>Sometime in the next year, <b>Home Depot</b> (NYSE:HD) will …

Gardening: 18 gardens and patios you can build yourself

Whether you're a woodworking star or just starting out, there are plenty of garden and patio options that are easy to build!<p>Stone, wood and tiles are …

Landscaping

Edible Innovations: Use the Grow Bucket Kit for Produce Without a Yard

<i>From Singapore to the USA and all around Europe, Edible Innovations profiles food makers that engage in improving the global food system at every stage, from production to distribution to eating and shopping. Join us as we explore the main trends in the industry from a maker perspective. Chiara</i> …

Aquaponics