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11 Things I Learned from 20 Years of Lifting

Here are some surprising training do’s and don’ts from a leading exercise physiologist and strength coach<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> DeanSomerset.com<i>, the website of</i> <i>Dean Somerset, a personal trainer and exercise physiologist from Edmonton, Alberta Canada. His clientele ranges from joint</i> …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Stack Overflow

National Geographic Travel

5 American Cities You Should Visit In 2015

In 2014, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Richmond were the coolest place to be. But with a new year brings a new set of cities to add to your bucket list. Luckily, we've found some surprising spots Americans are trekking to most, courtesy of Hotels.com's Hotel Price Index.<p>Whether it's a small-ish town …

Week’s Best Space Pictures: Sun Sparks, Rover Parks, and Moons Leave Marks

A nebula’s veil parts, a Mars rover is revealed, and moons make tracks across Jupiter in the week’s best space pictures.

Frightening video shows Asia’s air pollution spread across Earth

Scientists suspect that pollution patterns could influence weather on the other side of the planet<p>A new video from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows how particles of air pollution, called aerosols, spread across Earth via wind patterns from September 2006 to April 2007.<p>The video was made by …

Pollution

Destiny players are making a mockery of the game's toughest boss fight

<i>Destiny</i>'s first expansion, <i>The Dark Below</i>, launched three and a half weeks ago, and it seems that players are finally getting a hang of the boss battle at the end of its raid, Crota's End.<p>By "getting a hang of," we mean that they're making <i>Destiny</i>'s toughest boss fight look like a cakewalk — and not …

Reveal Your Summer Six-Pack

Tack this quick core circuit on to the end of your workout to blast your abs from every angle<p>It's easy to hibernate during the winter. The days are long and cold, and the gym never seems as inviting as the comfort of your couch. Because of this, it's easy to put on extra insulation from November to …

Build 3D Muscle

Want eye-popping, jaw-dropping muscle? Then add this strength move to your weekly routine<p>If you're sick of disappearing when you turn sideways, focus on your glutes and lats. They're some of your body's biggest muscle groups, and the straightest path to a three-dimensional physique. And no exercise …

Blast Fat With This Diabolical Duo

Multitask your muscles with this two-for-one training technique<p>Whether it be at a car dealership, a Happy Hour special, or on Craigslist, it feels great to find a bargain. So why not go with a workout that provides the best bang for your buck, too? Ditch the old "one exercise at a time" routine for …

Q: Are there any benefits to doing neck exercises?

Try this move to make your body look even bigger and protect your head at the same time<p>If you've ever wondered why guys in your gym are doing weird neck maneuvers, it's for this reason: You'll create the illusion of huge. "Adding muscle to your neck gives the impression that you're a lot bigger …

The Move That Makes Your Belly Disappear

Carve a V-shaped torso with this two-in-one, back-blasting exercise<p>Building your back can make you appear slimmer, even if you haven't lost an inch around your middle. Your largest back muscles—the latissimus dorsi—start on the lower half of your back and attach to the inside of your upper arms, …