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27 Ab Workouts to Rock Your Amazing Core — Especially For Women

Hate crunches but want abs? No problem. Love crunches? We do happen to have them here. In fact, there is truly something for <i>everyone</i> in our handy dandy collection of ab workouts, specifically for women. From two-minute Pilates routines to 20-minute oblique sculptors, we're here to help you target …

A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Being a manager requires practicality bordering on ruthlessness — at least according to Patty McCord.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, from 1998 to 2012. She and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings created the company's culture deck, which has been viewed millions of times. Now she runs her own …

Jumping Rope Is the Best Total-Body Workout You Haven't Tried Yet​ | Men’s Health

A widely cited study found that jumping rope is one of the most effective cardio exercises out there—and it can whip you into shape with just a few minutes a day of skipping. In the study, after six weeks of daily 10-minute jump-rope exercises, participants demonstrated the same levels of …

Best Indoor Cardio Workouts | Men’s Health

6 Indoor Cardio Workouts You Can Do Without Setting Foot On a Treadmill<p>You don't need the dreadmill to break a serious sweat<p>Getty<p>There’s no beating a good weight workout, right? But if you really want to keep your body the healthiest it can be, you’ll want to add in some cardio into the mix, …

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental caries.<p>But provocative new research suggests that cell-stimulating medications can “trick” teeth into …

Dentistry

This Core Workout Is the Secret Weapon for Killer Abs

Has your quest for a toned stomach halted? It’s time to try something new.<p>For your next abs workout program, look no further than the rings. A …

Vladimir Putin’s Least Favorite Filmmaker Returns With a Devastating Portrait of Modern-Day Russia

Renowned Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s ‘Loveless’ won at Cannes and, despite its pro-Kremlin detractors, was Russia’s submission for the Best …

Russia

Your 2018 Age-to-Age Guide to What Your Kid Should Read Next

The secret to raising a reader? Knowing which book to give your child after he’s just finished one he loved. Colby Sharp, the co-founder of The Nerdy Book Club Blog, selected follow ups that will be the perfect match. These ideas are page-turners!<p><b>For Kids Who Liked:</b> <i>Look Look!</i> by Peter</b> …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

How to replace your old, outdated 3-way light switches

Here's how to swap outdated three-way light switches for something much better.<p>Archaic light switches might as well be from the stone age. All they do is turn a light on and off. They can't dim lighting gently or remember the brightness level you prefer. Outdated switches don't play nicely with LED …

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A 20-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Is anyone else having some serious whiplash with fall zipping by? We feel you. And with the holidays right around the corner, we're starting to feel …

How intermittent fasting can increase weight loss

Intermittent fasting, without restricting overall calorie intake, has been found to reduce weight and improve metabolism. A new investigation hunts …

This Trainer Is Known as Hollywood's Secret Weapon. Here's How He Gets Actors Incredibly Ripped In Just 4 Months

Now you can build more muscle and find your abs with his go-to training plan<p>You’ve surely seen Ben Bruno’s work—his clients’ chiseled results are projected across movie screens worldwide. Bruno is known as Hollywood’s secret weapon, one of the select few guys that A-list actors call when they land …

A small biotech behind a groundbreaking approach to tackling cancer just got its first drug approved

The FDA just approved a new drug to treat acute myelogenous leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.<p>The drug, made by Agios Pharmaceuticals in partnership with Celgene, is called Idhifa, or enasidenib. The pill treats the cancer in people with a certain genetic mutation in the IDH2 gene.<p>The …

Cancer

You Probably Won't Survive the Same Workouts Brad Pitt Used to Get Shredded for 'Fight Club'

If you're envious of how much easier it appears to be for Hollywood movie stars to transform their bodies, keep in mind they have access to chefs, …

The World's Most Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

Bookcases are always beautiful, because they're full of books. But this post is devoted to bookshelves that are especially beautiful, and the shelves …

How to Stain Wood in 7 Easy Steps

How do you revive tired hardwood floors or a piece of antique furniture? Answer: You stain 'em back to their former glory. There's no need to walk …

An At-Home HIIT Workout for When You Just Can't Deal With Going to the Gym

The gym is great and all, but sometimes, you just can't deal with the whole process of getting there, waiting for machines, working out, then heading …

Workouts

How to take a screenshot on a Mac — and 15 other useful keyboard shortcuts

There are a ton of hidden keyboard shortcuts in MacBooks and Mac computers. Here are the best and most useful ones that only power users know about.<p><b>Volume:</b><p>1. Turn up or down the volume in 1/4 increments: press and hold "Option," "Shift," and either "Volume Control" key.<p><b>In the "Finder" …

7 Things Parents Do That Destroy Their Children's Careers

Everyone wants their kids to grow into wildly successful, happy adults. As parents, you can have a major impact on your kids’ ability to achieve that success, but many parental behaviors will actually impede a child’s future career path.<p>Here are seven of the worst things a parent can do to a future …

Self-improvement

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as something of a risk-taker, had moved himself and his family from New Jersey to Silicon Valley, and raised some modest seed funding for his new startup focused on self-driving cars.<p>His startup, dubbed AutoX, has done its best to stay under the radar to …

Seven ways to teach your kids about money

From saving up pocket money when they are young to the heady day they receive a student loan, it is important that they have a grasp of finance<p><b>1. Show them the money.</b> It is never too early to teach your children about finances, especially as money can seem almost invisible to them at times. …

Personal Finance

16 Simple Ways to Make Running Feel Easier

Let’s be honest, running isn’t known for being easy. Even professional athletes who run for a living admit that yeah, sometimes it can be really …

4 fantastic homes with plans

What do you think makes a home trendy, beautiful and functional? We think it’s a mix of the right designs, elegant colors, fashionable materials, …

Living Rooms

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​This Deadly 40-Minute Workout Will Shrink Your Belly​ | Men’s Health

This routine consists of five 7-minute parts, each with 3 moves performed back to back to back. Do each part in the order listed with 1 to 2 minutes of rest between parts.<p><b>Part 1</b><p>1. Pushup, 7 reps<p>2. Squat, 7 reps<p>3. Burpee, 7 reps<p>That’s 1 round. Do as many rounds as you can in 7 minutes, resting as …

Want to Be an Exceptional Leader? Science Says Think This Way (Because Most Bosses Don't) | Inc.com

Praise can be incredibly motivating. Praise can be extremely encouraging. Praise can be hugely inspiring.<p>If you do it the right way. Take the wrong approach, and praising an employee can actually have the opposite effect.<p>The difference lies in whether you assume skill is based on innate …

Self-improvement

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …

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Run Faster With Less Training Time: New Research on 10-20-30 Method

There are many training concepts that runners use to improve their performance as well as their health. Runners often engage in long and frequent …