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The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

Workouts

Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …

Nutrition

Why You Should Switch to Dried Beans

<i>By Gabriella Vigoreaux</i><p>Let's talk about beans. They are so nutritious and elemental to our diets. They're cheap, versatile, and as easy to cook as opening up a can, right? We're here to tell you to put aside the can opener and start cooking more with dried beans. Bet we can convince you (and make …

Food Preservation

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Swimming

FDA approves new insulin inhaler for diabetics

The US Food and Drug Administration today approved a new insulin inhaler for use in treating diabetes, its first in years. The product, which is made by California-based MannKind Corporation, uses a dry powder that people can breathe in to control insulin levels. It's been designed not as a …

National Geographic Travel

Dublin Iced Coffee

Makes 1 Servings<p>A delicious mix of caffeine, dessert, and danger.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 oz. strong cold-brew coffee<p>2 oz. stout (such as AleSmith Speedway or Guinness)<p>1½ oz. Irish whiskey<p>¾ oz. simple syrup<p>1/2 ounce heavy cream<p>Freshly grated cinnamon stick (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix …

Coffee

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Calories: Should You Be Counting?

Here's what you need to know...<p>Because their instincts are bad and their appetite is low, skinny guys seeking gains should spend some time counting …

13 Quick and Easy Smoothie Hacks

Shares 826<p>There’s nothing as tasty or refreshing as a cold smoothie for breakfast or after a tough workout. But sometimes making one can be anything</i> …

Hacking

20 of the best superfoods for men

Almonds<p><b>82 calories per 1/2-oz serving</b><p>Eat 3 servings per week<p>Although almonds are loaded with healthy unsaturated fats—as well as protein, fiber, and …

The North Face: Mountain Athletics - Hard Rock Core Circuit Workout

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

Sydney