Melissa Gresham

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The Phenomenal Fat-Burning Swing-and-Squat Workout

This power couple will light your muscles on fire<p>Barack and Michelle, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and Bill and Melinda are some of our favorite power couples.<p>But now <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour wants to add a new duo to the list: the swing and the squat.<p>“In their own right, the swing and the …

Workouts

3 Ab Exercises That Give You More Definition In Less Time

With the side plank as your starting point, add movement and rotation to take it to the next level.<p>On the journey toward toned abs, crunches tend to be a workout staple. However, the side plank is a real powerhouse exercise, targeting deep abdominal muscles that other moves don't reach. The …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Western Philosophy

The Ultimate Guide to Running With Your Dog

Want to take your dog running? Check out these 9 training tips to make Fido a happy and healthy workout companion<p>If you're the owner of a four-legged …

Effective Lower Abs Workout: How to Get a Sexy Six-Pack

Gold Medal Abs<p>Eight serious ab moves from top Olympic trainers that will score you a rock-solid middle<p><b>DO IT</b> Train your core with these eight moves three nonconsecutive days a week to flatten your belly and get super sexy abs! Either do them all together as a stand-alone workout or add three or four …

Sunset at Grace Bay beach on the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos located in the Caribbean. The #TurksandCaicos Islands (TCI) are a British overseas territory consisting of the larger Caicos Islands and smaller Turks Islands. Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

Abs Diet For Women - Flatten Your Belly Starting Today

Here's a simple, yet advanced, abs diet for women that will flatten your belly starting today. You'll be able to achieve noticeable weight loss …

Five muscle groups that are too often ignored at the gym

After 12 years as a trainer, I know that having a training plan is crucial. A plan keeps you focused, allows you to track your progress and gives you objective data to understand why you are, or are not, reaching your goals.<p>I also know that developing a strength routine can be stressful, …

The 20-Minute Workout That’ll Help You Get a Dancer’s Body

Exercise 1 Traveling Plank with Walkout<p>Start with forearms on the floor, elbows directly under your shoulders, and legs extended behind you <b>(A)</b>. Step one hand backward so it's under your shoulder; do the same with your other hand, straightening your arms to press up into a pushup position <b>(B)</b>. Walk …

Kettlebell Workout for Beginners and Weight Loss

Most people make the mistake of doing only aerobic, “cardio” type exercises for weight loss. They see results in the first few weeks and then cease …

Workouts

The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

Exercise 1 Cobra Pushup<p>Begin in a plank with your hands under your shoulders and your feet hip-distance apart. From there, take small little steps and walk your feet toward your hands, bending and raising your hips upward. When you have equal pressure on your hands and feet, stop <b>(A)</b>, then bend your …

5 Strength-Training Moves That Double as Cardio

Exercise 1 Overhead Barbell Squat<p>Hold a 35- or 45-pound barbell with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Place the barbell directly over your head with your arms fully extended but not locked <b>(A)</b>. Stand with feet shoulder-distance apart, and lower your hips into a squat. Lower until …

How I Became an Artist

The 12 year journey of my art thus far.<p>I am extraordinarily blessed to do what I love for a living. Somehow in the last decade I’ve turned a hobby …

Stand Up for Flat Abs

Challenge your core with this fast belly-tightening routine you can do on your feet<p>When you want to sculpt lean, sexy abs, doing crunches is highly overrated. Why? On-your-back moves target just one part of your midsection and leave out the deep-lying muscles that cinch in your waist. This upright …

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British art dealer discovers unknown Monet pastel taped to another work

Bargains always go down well with consumers, but a British art dealer was all the more excited to discover that he had unknowingly bought three pastels by Claude Monet for the price of two.<p>Jonathan Green, a director of the Richard Green Gallery in London, found a radiant, completely unknown third …

Art

4 Expert Tricks for Maximizing Your Creativity

Most of us don’t have the luxury of spending our days being creative, and even people who do work in a creative field often seek new ways to express themselves. While we’re champions of the #iamcreative movement, many shy away from creativity all together, thinking their brain just doesn’t work …

The Psychology of Messiness & Creativity: Research Shows How a Messy Desk and Creative Work Go Hand in Hand

You may have come into contact at some point with Tracey Emin’s My Bed, an art installation that reproduces her private space during a time when she …

Lady Gaga’s Cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” Is Ridiculously Good: Watch!

Making her little monsters proud! <b>Lady Gaga</b> doesn't need backup tracks in order to receive a standing ovation from an audience. The singer put on a …

Music

Functional Form: 4 Fixes to Improve Your Running Mechanics

Illustration: Shawn O'Keefe<br>More speed. Better efficiency. Fewer injuries. These are the three biggest reasons why runners should try to improve their …

Marathons

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.

Are You Running Too Much? 5 Warning Signs

As Nietzsche, and more recently, Kelly Clarkson have told us, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." While this conviction has helped me power through the last six miles of a marathon, it can lead to injury if it becomes your training mantra. Beware of the toos: too fast, too often, too much, …

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

Liv Tyler, Dad Steven Tyler Sing Four Seasons Classic “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”: Adorable Video!

A video posted by Liv Tyler (@misslivalittle) on May 22, 2015 at 3:06pm PDT<p>Daughter-father jam session! <b>Liv Tyler</b> joined her dad <b>Steven Tyler</b> for a …

Liv Tyler

How Much Weight Should I Lift?

“How much weight should I lift?”<p>It’s one of the questions trainers (and we) hear most from those looking to shape and strengthen their bodies via …

Exercise

The Once-A-Week, All-You-Need Abs Workout

Well, hello, crop top.<p>It's been well established that the best strength-training programs allow for some days of rest in between workouts—yet some experts say you should do abs workouts every day. That approach works if you are interested in improving the muscular endurance of your ab muscles. The …

Workouts

8 Things Only People Who Overthink All The Time Would Understand

Overthinking is a common habit. Those of us who know the feeling of thinking about one thing again and again and again, will find themselves in this …

Self-help

The Strength Moves Every Runner Should Be Doing

Runners love to run. A crazy concept, right? And runners almost always <i>only</i> want to run. It’s hard enough to fit the daily miles into our schedule, so …