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The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to the 50+ Best Dumbbell Exercises

All signs point to weightlifting if you want to get strong! Whether you're looking to lose fat, build muscle, increase your metabolism, or increase bone density, strength training with weights is a must. We've compiled a list of the best dumbbell exercises so you can get strong at home or in the …

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UD#48 Closet Banjo: The Clawhammer Technique

Posted on November 24, 2014<p><b>UD #48 Closet Banjo: The Clawhammer Technique</b> <br>from Ukulele in the Dark<br>w/ Guido Heistek<p>I am very excited to introduce the …

Guitar

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

6 yoga moves runners should do to speed recovery

Whether you run a 5K a day with your girlfriends or you’re in the midst of marathon training, you probably feel it: tight hips, achy hamstrings, and …

Yoga

5 common yoga mistakes you may not realize you’re making—and exactly how to fix them

Have you ever felt like you were totally soaring in crow, but then caught your reflection and noticed you were less bird-like and more, well, ready …

Yoga

The Diet That Might Cure Depression

Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from seized on a new theory: autointoxication. Intestinal microbes, these doctors suggested, are actually dangerous …

Immune System

This Is What Your Resume Should Include in 2018

It's 2018, and while there have been many technological advances in the past five to 10 years, the dreaded resume is still here to stay.<p>While most …

Employment

The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit

Squat<p>For the most elemental of human movements—sitting down and getting back up, or lifting something heavy off the ground—there is no better …

Workouts

Lékué: Bread Maker

3 Reviews (4 out of 5 Grommets)<p>Sorted by Rating<p>5<p>Makes good bread<p><i>by</i> Katie<p>Easy to use one dish bread maker. I enjoy this product and use it regularly …

Whole Grain

You can actually learn to be wise, and it can help you feel less lonely

Most people were either stunned or amused when British prime minister Theresa May appointed a Minister of Loneliness a few months ago, acknowledging that, “for far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life.” Yet, this should not have come as a surprise or a joke. In study after …

Psychology

6 books to read if you want to improve your mental strength

Ericsson

21 Borderline Genius Bullet Journal Spreads For Tracking Your Finances

Get rich or bullet journal trying.

Personal Finance

This is how to easily make your relationships awesome: 4 secrets

Relationships are important.<p>Like, more-important-than-Vitamin-C important. Scurvy is no fun but a lack of relationships might kill you faster.<p>A study …

Demonstration

57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

Nutrition

How to Build a Training Schedule When You Don't Know Where to Begin

<i>Nicole Loher is a triathlete, Adidas ambassador, and all-around fitness guru, all while balancing a badass day job in the fashion industry (and</i> …

How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

6 Full-Body Stretching Exercises

The Routine<p>When you can barely squeeze a workout into your day, taking time to focus on flexibility may feel like, well, a stretch. But stretching is …

Yoga

15 Minutes to Better Posture

The Routine<p>The five easy exercises that follow—from Calgary, Alberta, yoga instructor Susi Hately (functionalsynergy.com)—can release tension, build …

Yoga

How to Walk Off 10 Pounds

The quick-stepping secret to dropping 10 pounds and flattening your belly in just three weeks.<p>When you want to shed serious weight, walking might not …

Exercise

8 Exercises to Beat Back Pain

Did you know that aside from coughs and respiratory infections, back pain is the most common reason for seeing a doctor in the United States? More …

19 Sleep-Inducing Drinks to Sip Before Bed

Whoever said, “you snooze, you lose” clearly never suffered from insomnia. From tossing and turning to waking up in the middle of the night, being …

Sleep

9 Things I Learned In Therapy That I Actually Use Every Day

This is like my mental health toolkit.<p>"Do I???" I said, second-guessing everything before I made the leap to a new city. But it's been almost two years since that last session — and she was right. Whenever I find myself feeling anxious, I recall a tip or mantra from our sessions that calms me down. …

15 Vegan Soup Recipes That Prove You Don't Need Dairy or Meat for Flavor

Sure, they say chicken soup is for the soul. But let’s make one thing clear: Soup sans chicken—or any animal product—can be just as satisfying for …

Vegan

The Best Book On Retirement... Ever

<i>By</i> <i>Alexander Green</i><i>, Chief Investment Strategist, The Oxford Club</i><p>When I travel, I often find it convenient to call for an Uber. When it arrives, I …

There's just something about Adriene: How Yoga with Adriene dominates YouTube

Adriene Mishler exudes plenty of mushy-gushy spiritual thinking, but the yoga evangelist embraces something else, too: self-deprecating humor.<p>That's …

If You Want An Energized, Pain-Free Body, Then It's Time To Rethink Your Every Step

Most days of the week, before the rest of my family is out of bed, I meet a friend for a morning walk. We bring our coffee and chat while our bodies slowly wake up. I don't wear sneakers—just simple, minimal shoes that allow me to feel the ground beneath my feet. My toes and arches respond to the …

Get More Flexible Hamstrings, Hips, and Shoulders With 10 Yoga Poses

If you ask people why they exercise, most will say to stay healthy, keep fit, or because it makes them feel good. Not a lot will mention flexibility …

If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

6 Things a Run Coach Can Teach You About Marathon Training

Training for a marathon is more than just logging your miles, you guys.<p>Growing up in Boston, I've always dreamt of running the Boston Marathon. So …

Get Stronger Abs in 30 Minutes With This At-Home Pilates Routine

This 30-minute core strengthening workout from CLUB Pilates brings the reformer-based class right to your living room–at no cost.<p>Strengthening your …

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