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The Best Abdominal Exercises for the Strength Athlete

Take a look through the training program for any athlete in a strength sport (weightlifting, powerlifting, strongman, etc.) and you’ll typically see …

Workouts

Rabbit Beach May Just Be The Best Beach In The World

You wouldn't be the first person to think this is the best beach in the world. Isola dei Conigli, or "Rabbit Island," is an island waaay out in the Mediterranean Sea. In 2013, its main beach was rated the best in the world by TripAdvisor, whose travelers adore it for its "crystal clear" water, …

11 Desserts to Make for a Thanksgiving Potluck (Other Than Pie)

This Thanksgiving, let someone else bring the pumpkin pie to dinner.<p>This Thanksgiving, let someone else bring the pumpkin pie to dinner. From silky …

Fall Produce Guide: Sweet Potatoes

HOW TO BUY<p>Choose small to medium sweet potatoes that feel heavy for their size, and buy them shortly before you plan to use them. Avoid sprouted …

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better.<p><b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and …

Recipes

Scientists develop a brain decoder that can hear your inner thoughts

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have invented a brain decoder device that’s able to work out what you’re thinking based on …

The Brain

'White Noise' For Your Nose Cancels Out Nasty Odors

Scientists have high hopes for "white noise" for the nose.<p>It turns out that two researchers have found the mathematical formula to create an olfactory equivalent of "white noise," which they say could be used to cancel out any pungent odors you may want to get rid of.<p>"This is different than …

How to make tea correctly (according to science): milk first

Tea is better than coffee. Let’s just get that out of the way before we start. Many Most ALL British people think this. Even those who say the exact opposite agree really, they’re just trying to be provocative and confrontational due to consuming too much caffeine. Yes, it may look like pretty much …

China's obsession with vertical cities

In late September, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a non-profit organisation that keeps the world’s largest database on skyscrapers, held its annual conference in Shanghai – two years after its last meeting there. “We’ve never done that before, gone back to the same city,” says …

12 Reasons You Should Start Lifting Weights Today

Weight lifting can help you lose the fat, build muscle, and so much more. Here's why you should do it!<p>Just because you're not vying for 20-inch biceps or thunderously strong thighs like the muscle heads in the gym doesn't mean you should shun the weight room. Lifting weights gives you an edge over …

Exercise

What Nobody Tells You About Your Favorite Tourist Attractions

We've all felt the blow of a travel letdown and ridden the high when a place far exceeds our expectations.<p>Before your next visit to a major tourist attraction, brace yourself -- for better or for worse -- by learning what you're <i>really</i> in for.<p><b>The Great Wall of China is STEEP.</b><p>One trekker recalls …

Ranked: The 10 Best Island Beaches Around the World

Beach season is officially here, and though there are many amazing shorelines to explore, our readers are partial to island beaches.<p>By David Jefferys, CNTraveler.com<p>Beach season is officially here, and though there are many amazing shorelines to explore, our readers are partial to island beaches. …

Beaches

Dubai to Create the World's First Climate-Controlled City

While some of the planet's richest nations are focused on the issue of climate change and how to lessen humanity's impact on the environment, …

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

It ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends.<p>Let's face it...it ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends. In the spirit of summer, …

Beaches

The 6 Scary Truths About Becoming an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a haunting, scary, messy truth about being an entrepreneur. Those who dream about entrepreneurship think about the freedom of being able to chase big dreams, the thrill of building empires and the joy of making a mark on the world …

A Personal Mission Statement Can Set You on a Course to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people find themselves simply going through the motions of life without truly knowing where they’re headed. This is the main reason why so many people can’t escape mediocrity. Going through everyday chaos, meeting new demands, and …

5 Morning Rituals To Keep You Productive All Day

But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only churning out high-quality work a portion of each day.<p>Here are five practical steps to incorporate into any morning routine to optimize your time at the office and …

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

6 Ways to Become a Productivity Expert

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

Scientists Find Differences In The Brains Of People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome affects as many as four in a thousand people in the United States -- perhaps more. Despite that, there's been slow progress in understanding the disease, and researchers still aren't exactly sure what causes it. Now, a small new study hints that subtle differences in the …

How Successful People Stay Calm

While I've run across numerous effective strategies that successful people employ when faced with stress, what follows are 10 of the best. Some of these strategies may seem obvious, but the real challenge lies in recognizing when you need to use them...<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain …

Emotional Intelligence

Psychology: The truth about the paranormal

In the 21st Century, why do so many people still believe in the paranormal? David Robson discovers that there’s good reason we hold superstitions – and a few surprising benefits.<p>Soon after World War II, Winston Churchill was visiting the White House when he is said to have had an uncanny …

Meditation Tips for the Easily Distracted

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Odds are good that you’re one of the 90.6 percent of Americans that have not meditated in the past 12 months. …

Scientists Have Discovered How Common Different Sexual Fantasies Are

What might not be normal is the type of sexual fantasy you're daydreaming over. A new study is helping shed light on which sexual fantasies are prevalent and which are unusual and rare.<p>Until recently, scientists had limited data on what constituted a normal sexual fantasy versus an unusual one, and …

8 Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs

We've all had those intense lower body workouts that leave you beyond sore, when just the thought of moving hurts. Rest easy though -- these stretches will open up your hips, groin, and legs, making your tomorrow a little bit easier.<p><i>By Ravelle Worthington</i>, SELF<p>We've all had those intense lower body …

Hips

The 7 Best Exercises for Women Who Wear Heels

You'll love these feel-good moves if you wear pumps all day long.<p>There's nothing like a pair of killer heels to make you feel put-together, confident, and sexy as hell. But wearing heels day in and day out can do a number on your feet, ankles, and calves. Here's what we mean: When you wear heels, …

Stretching

The One Sentence You Need to Say to Everyone You Meet

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …