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The Best Home Dumbbell Workouts

You don't need a ton of weight to make a living room workout worthwhile.<p>Sometimes, there's just <i>no way</i> for you to make it to the gym — but that shouldn't mean that you should skip out on getting a good workout in at home.<p>If you're lucky (or you're an iron-pumping international superstar), you might …

Workouts

7 Stretches To Undo the Damage of Sitting All Day

You muscles will thank you.<p>Hey, are you sitting down? Considering the average person spends about 10 hours each day seated chances are pretty good …

I Have Depression and Anxiety. Please Stop Telling Me to ‘Go for a Run’

I like exercise. I’m no athlete, but I can get in a good workout when I feel like it. I walk or jog the 15 minutes to the gym, do 10 minutes on each …

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 …

Basic Total Body Strength Worker for Beginners

The basic total body workout targets all the muscles in the body, including the hips, glutes, thighs, chest, back, shoulders, arms, and abs. This …

Workouts

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make money from home and are limited to what they already have in …

Employment

How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

The 7 Exercises One Yoga Teacher Swears By To Heal Even Your Worst Back Pain

I don't know about you, but especially when I'm sitting all day for work, my back <i>really</i> feels it. Hunching over a computer with my shoulders all …

Yoga

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Exercise

11 Ways to Sculpt a Rock-Solid Upper Body With Just Two Dumbbells

You’ll want to ditch your shirt for good<p>If you want to build the upper body of Adonis, there's no better way to do it than with these moves that will without a doubt give you that coveted v-taper of strong shoulders, bulging biceps, and a broad back. And for most of them, all you need are two …

Daily Deal: Become a Pullup Pro With This Sturdy Doorframe Bar

It's $50 off right now<p>The pullup is one of the most effective and efficient exercises you can work into your training regimen. The bodyweight move builds upper body, core, and grip strength, and also boosts shoulder mobility and improves posture.<p>Every guy should be able to knock out at least five …

​The 12-Move Dumbbell Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Do this circuit at home, at work, or even a hotel<p>This workout features a 12-move whole body circuit using a pair of 25-pound dumbbells (or whatever pair of dumbbells you have access to). You do each move for as many quality reps as you can in a minute with no more than 15 to 30 seconds of rest …

6 DIY tech projects to try this summer

By David Nield<p>DIY is most often associated with wallpapering, replacing doors, hanging curtains, fixing guttering, fitting showers and so on, but for …

These are the best exercises to do after sitting all day

We can’t help it that we have to sit down at work all day. And things have gotten even worse with the rise of computers and the internet. The truth …

The Only 9 Things You Really Need For Strength Training At Home (And None Cost A Fortune)

If we told you there was a gym that takes less than a minute to get to, is never crowded, plays all your favorite songs, and is stocked with strength training essentials, would you join? Of course, you would! Well, two words for you: Welcome home. Yes, it's absolutely possible to get an effective …

Emergency Prep: How to Put Your Life in a Backpack

If you had to leave home—right now—because of an emergency, what would you grab? Once people and pets were out of harm's way, what else would you …

‘The Exact Workout I Used to Get These Abs In 8 Weeks’

This PE teacher and marathon runner dropped 21 pounds and finally found his six-pack<p>Tony D’itri is no stranger to a tough workout. The 36-year-old New York resident currently works as a PE teacher, has completed several marathons, and has spent the last 5 years running obstacle course races like …

9 Awesome Ways to Exercise With Your Kid

​Make fitness a family affair by including your little one in your next workout<p>It’s no secret that kids mimic their parent’s behavior. So why not start their passion for exercise as early as you can?<p>“Child obesity is on the rise and we need to start showing our children that a healthy/fit lifestyle …

Try This 8-Week Plank Challenge To Get Stronger From Head To Toe

Planks challenge your arms, legs, chest, shoulders, and butt, not to mention make your abs quiver like an earthquake when done properly. Best of all, you can do them anywhere and tweak them to suit your ability. The more you plank, the stronger and more stable you get, and the longer your muscles …

Your Hair Loss Might Not Be Permanent

Don’t overlook these simple fixes<p>Hair loss hurts most guys—85 percent of them by age 50 to be exact, according to the American Hair Loss Association. But not all hair loss is the same, and more importantly, not all hair loss is permanent. It’s important to identify and understand what’s causing …

The Advanced Guide to Setting Up a DIY Game Console with a Raspberry Pi

It’s no secret that turning a Raspberry Pi into a retro game console is hands-down the most popular, easy, and fun project you can do with a Pi. That …

How 5 Doctors Who Deal With Germs All Day Long Avoid Getting Sick

If they can do it, so can you<p>Dodging a cold can be pretty challenging when you’re working in an office. As soon as one person starts coughing, you can usually be sure it’ll get around the office faster than a bad email chain from Steve in accounting.<p>If that’s not enough, continuous stress has been …

How to Fix a Boring Marriage

For when you need more than just a date night to bring back some excitement<p>After the wedding, lots of couples can feel a letdown, and they begin to get bored, says Rachel A. Sussman, L.C.S.W., author of <i>The Breakup Bible</i>.<p>“The excitement of dating has passed, the excitement of falling in love has …

Relationships

The 30 Best Sex Toys

Find the perfect gadget that will take her pleasure—and yours—to the next level<p>Sex toys aren’t just for solo sessions. In fact, of the 53 percent of women who report owning sex toys, 81 percent of them have used it with their partner, says Emily Morse, sexologist and host of the "Sex With Emily" …

This iPad accessory is about to up-end the whole 3D imaging industry

From 360 video to 3D emoji, there's a big movement from Microsoft and others to make 3D imagery accessible to everyone. However, the act of scanning …

This Is The Best At-Home Barre Workout To Do If You're Plus Size

For a lot of people, the image of a barre class conjures rows of skinny-minnie ballerinas lined up in front of a mirror. Newsflash: Barre—like any exercise—can be great for any body, and anyone who wants to improve muscle strength, mobility, and flexibility.<p>"Barre classes are intended to sculpt …

8 Incredibly Easy Ways to Be a Better Husband Today

No expensive gifts or grand gestures required<p>It’s easy to roll your eyes at suggestions about how to be a better partner.<p>You’ve been married to this person for ... how many years now?<p>You know the things you should be doing, like scheduling a monthly date night.<p>But who has time for it all?<p>You do, …