Mike Bavas

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New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

IKEA's Miniature Greenhouse Lets Anyone Create Their Own Indoor Garden

Don’t have room in your yard for your own greenhouse? Never fear – Swedish retailer IKEA has a solution. Their adorable SOCKER mini greenhouse is the …

ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit Turns Any 20-Gallon Aquarium Into an Indoor Garden

The ECO-Cycle ™ Aquaponics Kit is an innovative retrofit system that turns an aquarium into a productive garden. Sized for a standard 20-gallon …

APP REVIEW: Splice Is A Godsend For Music Producers

Splice helps electronic dance music creators save, share, collaborate, and remix music by working alongside professional music creation tools like Ableton Live.<p>For one, Splice offers musicians access to all of their revisions in the cloud.<p>Let's say you made an awesome song using Ableton Live, but …

The Ultimate Arm and Ab Exercise

Learn Ukulele Today

• <b>Author:</b> Brett McQueen<p><b>You can start playing ukulele today! Even if you've never played an instrument before.</b><p>For the aspiring, brand new, beginning ukulele player, <i>Learn Ukulele Today</i> is a complete crash course to learn how to play ukulele, covering everything from how to tune and hold your ukulele to …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

Stylish Storage: 10 Ways To Organize Under Your Sink

• <b>Suspend Spray Bottles</b> Since my goal is to have every possible cleaning product in a pretty spray bottle, this tip from Martha Stewart is</b> …

How To Lose Financial Weight This Year

It’s that wonderful time of year again – January. We have enjoyed a slew of holiday celebrations and a million reasons to eat poorly and not exercise. It’s no wonder that most of us make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and every other ad on TV or the Internet is for weight loss programs, …

Building a Sound System for Your Wireless Home

In a world with a glut of options for data transmission, this guide will help you pick the best format to fill your home music, sans speaker wire or vacuum tubes.<p><b>For all but the purist vinyl-owning</b> audiophiles, speakers have become wireless extensions of our phones, tablets, and laptops. A few …

Audiophile

8 Quick Home Upgrades You'll Wish You Installed Sooner

It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived without.<p>It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived …

Home Improvement

7 Exercises For Stronger Abs With No Back Pain

If traditional ab exercises such as sit-ups and crunches have little to no effect on the strength and development of your midsection (affectionately …

Roulette Secrets Revealed

• <b>Author:</b> John C. Steele<p>There's no B.S., with this proven roulette strategy<p>With this unique strategy you're about to learn, there will be no theories, no B.S., no outdated roulette techniques- nothing but down to earth, practical, and proven roulette strategy which will take your gambling experience …

Field Manual: A Training Guide For Those With Little Time & Equipment

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Split<p>Training Level<p>Beginner<p>Program Duration8 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>4<p>Time Per Workout45 minutes<p>Equipment …

5 Yoga Poses for Amazing Arms

Do these moves for arms you can’t WAIT to show off<p>Yoga helps to calm the mind and spirit, but it also creates absolutely gorgeous arms! These 5 moves from the <i>Women’s Health</i> Big Book of Yoga by Kathryn Budig will help build strength in your upper back and shoulders without adding bulk. The result: …

Yoga

Mountains for Mortals: 7 of America's Best Summits for Beginners

Anyone who's spent even a little time in the mountains has pictured it: You're a couple hours into your hike; panoramas of sweeping valleys and jagged cliff lines consume your gaze. You wipe a bead of sweat off your brow as you climb higher and higher, each step bringing you closer to the …

Why You Need An Electric Bike

Cycling is the new driving. Bike commuting, cycle-share programs, and expanding bike-lane networks top most big-city traffic agendas. But while …

Plan For Financial Independence, Not Retirement

Here’s a holiday suggestion that only a personal finance blogger would make: While you’re celebrating Independence Day, take some time to nail down the day you want to become financially independent.<p>Declaring your Financial Independence Day is a better idea than trying to come up with “the number” …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

These inexpensive, high-value road, city, and mountain bikes are easy on your wallet, but certainly not cheap. For bike shopping tips, read our How to Buy a Bike for $1,000 or Less.

Top 10 Ab Workout Routines

Shares 4K<p><b>Nothing says, “I’m in great shape!” quite like a set of fabulous abs. Of course, we’d all love to be able to show off our mid-sections, but</b> …

The Best Bike Ride in Every State

From climbs over majestic mountain passes to blissful Sunday beach cruises, truly great cycling routes can be found in all 50 states, from Maine to Hawaii. Make plans to ride as many as you can.<p><b>ALABAMA</b> <br>The Fort Morgan Ride<br>Start this rocking ride at Lulu’s, home of fried crab claws, then trace …

Kettlebell Exercise Routine | The Art of Manliness

<i>This post is brought to you by Onnit. Check out Onnit’s line of supplements and fitness gear including the Onnit Primalbell, a 36-pound kettlebell in</i> …

20 Important Financial Tasks To Do Each Year

It can be hard to keep track of all the various financial tasks you need to do during a given year. Today I thought I would share a simple list so …

The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)

Trail Guide<p>Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and hike one of the world’s best trails.<p>06.02.13 4:45 AM ET