Will McAvoy

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Goodbye Studio Ghibli, your genius will endure

As Studio Ghibli's future looks uncertain, Robbie Collin pays tribute to the magic of Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki and Isao Takahata's animation studio, which produced Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro<p>When work began on My Neighbour Totoro, the second film to be made at Studio Ghibli, the …

The Bitter Truth About Sugar and Its Effects on Our Health

Shares 5.8K<p>Photo: Pond5<p>It’s been a dizzying past few years in the public health wars. First came the welcome reprieve that eating fat probably …

A Dietitian's Top 20 Picks at Trader Joe's

In a perfect world, I'd do all of my grocery shopping at a leisurely pace at the farmers' market, make my own yogurt, cheese and butter, can all of my own fruits and vegetables, and have pastured chickens grazing in my backyard providing eggs naturally rich in omega-3s to feed my always polite and …

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

Strength Training 101: The Overhead Press

<b><br>Here at Nerd Fitness, we love</b> <i>the Legend of Zelda.</i><p>And overhead presses.<p>Believe it or not, it was an article I wrote on the Legend of Zelda years back …

These are the customized Lamborghinis of Japan's underworld

What do you do with your Lamborghini if you think it isn't getting enough attention? For some of the yakuza in Tokyo's underground, you customize it with vinyl wraps, flashing lights, and strings of colored LEDs. Japan-based director and cinematographer Luke Huxham created a mini-documentary last …

14 Creative Chia Seed Recipes to Try Now

Whether they’re blended into breakfasts, crunch-ifying lunch, or baked into desserts,<i></i> chia seeds make a delicious and nutritious addition to just …

52 Healthier Alternatives to Late-Night Snacks

We've all been there: It's late, we're hungry, and the drive-through window is beckoning. But before you grab the keys (or call for delivery) check …

Surprising Muscle-building Protein Alternatives

When trying to build muscle, there are a few proteins that everyone recommends—chicken, turkey, lean beef, and so on. But if you’re tired of rotating …

Heavy Deadlifting 101

Tips from an 810 Pound Deadlifter<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>With deadlifting, you don't need fancy techniques like drop sets, super sets, or …

Biomechanics

The No-Situp Abs Workout

Hip Thrusts Helped Me Deadlift 705 lbs (Over 3.5 Times Bodyweight)

The following is a guest article from powerlifter Quinten Cody.<p>The glutes and neck are often ignored, with trainees relying on the core exercises to …

5 Smart Reasons To Eat Eggs

<i>By Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD, for YouBeauty.com</i><p>Eggs are beautiful. They are a picture-perfect example of what nature is able to accomplish. They help make us more beautiful by helping both the inside of our body, like our hearts, as well as the outside of our body, like our hair.<p>While eggs have …

Fat Loss: Fat Loss Facts 10 – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine

Leptin is a protein hormone released primarily from fat cells. In terms of overall quantity, fat cells are the main location where leptin is …

Fitness

4 Ways to Test Your Recovery Rate

Here's what you need to know...<p>There are several methods of knowing how well you're recovering, and consequently, how hard you should be pushing …

Biofeedback

Cutting Diets & Carbohydrates: Do You Need To Go “Low-carb?”

One thing that seems to pervade the health and fitness industry is the supposition that carbohydrates must always be highly restricted when it …

Workout Mistakes: The Bench Press

<i>It’s easy to think you’re doing the right thing in the gym, but you may be dropping the ball. Certain exercises are more technically demanding than</i> …

Can't Code? 4 Tips for the Non-Techie Young ‘Trep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether during lunch time conversation in the dining hall or late night talks with my roommates, it seems that everyone has a big idea for a tech startup. Unfortunately, few people possess the technical chops required to bring their ideas …

20 Killer 'Game of Thrones' Items on Etsy

Brace yourselves, <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans — season four of the mythical series premieres April 6.<p>And whether you're a mega fan who can name all the …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Dealing With Excuses

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself!”</i><p>I didn’t have any money so couldn’t start a business. And even if I started one, I didn’t have an office, or clients, and I was too shy to cold-call clients. I …

The Serious Eats Guide to Whole Grains

Grains have been a staple of the human diet for the last, oh, 10,000 years. And if you think about it properly—by which I mean with a few debatable leaps of logic and some generous omissions—grains are also basically responsible for all the best things: beer, adorable pets, beds, cheesy popcorn, …

10 Things I Learned From My Heart Rate Monitor

Heart rate monitors are an easy and insightful way to get back in touch with your body's signals and rhythms, especially for someone like me.<p>Like many people who struggle with weight issues, I've somewhat lost that mind-body connection -- that mindfulness that tells me when I'm truly hungry, full, …

How do I renew a French SIM card?

<b>Josette Carter writes</b><br>I have a mobile phone that I bought in France three years ago. The SIM card has expired. It says: “Orange” on it. Can I buy a SIM card online? How will I activate the phone once I get to France? Do I have to be in France and go to an Orange store to buy the SIM card and …

How To Recover From Strenuous Exercise

The short answer is that exercise hurts your body, prompting a reaction. When you go for a run, lift weights, or play football, any discomfort is like a clarion call to the body, telling it that it needs to be better equipped to deal with the situation. The response - it becomes stronger, bigger, …

Insider tips: Rome

Our insider tips on accommodation, free wi-fi, ordering coffee, and museum and transports passes, for the perfect Roman holiday:<p>Getting settled<p>If you want to secure a room in one of Rome’s funky B&Bs or good value hostels, then you’ll need to think ahead. For the Beehive, Pensione Panda or Daphne …

Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

Three Incredible Lies in Mainstream Training & Nutrition | Poliquin Article

Americans are exercising more, but they are not losing weight.<p>They have access to more and better food but they are not healthier.<p>They have greater …

How I broke through my front squat plateau...and got a 12% increase in 2 months

Antony Lo's Front Squat - much improved form over the last 2 months - there is a prowler next to me in the picture!<p>Those of you who know me or have …