Michael Plunkett

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The Best Barbell Workout

Joe Stankowski, C.P.T.

The No-Situp Abs Workout

Workouts

6 Total-Body Workouts That Melt Fat in Under 20 Minutes

You’re busy. We get that. With work, family, and friends, you can’t always exercise for one hour, several times a week, like you’re supposed to. …

Burns

Men's Health & Fitness Tips, Advice

Men's Health

The Best Full Gym Chest Workout

Hany Rambod

Workouts

32 Best Things for CrossFit in 2014

The Best CrossFit Gear<p>Avid CrossFitters, strength training beginners and elite professional athletes can all improve workout performance using the 32 …

Spring sports guide: The runner's performance workout

There's more to being a great runner than simply pounding the pavement.<p>Whether you're a distance runner or a sprinter, you can make a lot of speed …

The Best Band Only Ab Workout

Ben Bruno

Workouts

3 high-intensity workouts to shred your gut fast

When you put a time constraint on your workout, you work more efficiently and you work harder; that’s the game-changer, because the intensity of your …

Workout Pyramids: The Fastest Way to Lose Fat

When it comes to fat loss, slow and steady does not win the race. Utilizing pyramids, an advanced training technique, can provide an intense …

Samoa: Small Nation, Big Story

<i>"Food is the gateway into all cultures. For Samoa, our food expresses our intimate relationship with the land, the sea and our ancestors. We are blessed with an ocean so abundant in marine life that if we only take what we need, generations after us will also be fed from this blue food basket. We</i> …

French language police call time on 'le binge drinking'

Culture ministry commission approves use of new phrase, beuverie express, which translates as 'fast drinking'<p>As long as it was seen as nothing more than an antisocial Anglo-Saxon habit, <i>le binge drinking</i> remained just that: an English term. As a sign of the changing times and the reported spread of …

Brisbane police seek public's help to find killer of young French woman

Twenty-one-year-old is the fourth young foreign national to be murdered in Brisbane since November<p>Police are appealing for assistance in the search for the killer of a 21-year-old French woman, whose body was found in a Brisbane park on Friday.<p>Sophie Collombet had been studying at Griffith …

Gender Roles - Fa'afafine 3rd Gender

Gender Roles in Samoa – The Third Gender<p>The <b>fa’afafine</b> is unique to Samoan culture and is often referred to as the ‘third gender’. This is where …

Soccer

Historic Volcano Eruptions Mt Matavanu in Samoa

Volcano Eruptions – Meet the Crater Man.<p>When I went to the cool islands of Samoa, I went for a hike up <b>Mt Matavanu</b>, which is located on the island of …

New Zealand

Samoa – Climbing Mt Lanatoo

Last July and August, World Nomads held a blogger competition. I was one of the lucky bloggers chosen to review an Urban Adventures product. I …

Snorkelling

Samoa tsunami warning system failed us, say survivors

• Radio listeners given just minutes to evacuate • Hospitals and morgues struggle to cope • Reports of looting in Samoa<p>Rocked by dozens of aftershocks from the undersea earthquake that triggered a deadly tsunami, people in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga today began the tasks of cleaning up and …

Samoa: Tremors in the tropics

<b>MY ROOM SHAKES ME</b> me from sleep at 1.59am. Am I dreaming? No, there it is again – a strange sensation that’s made even more unsettling by the …

American Samoa: an unsung South Pacific paradise

American Samoa, the only inhabited US territory south of the equator, is given the occasional nod for its love of American football and McDonald's, but few people realize that these lush tropical islands hold geometrically cut mountains and blue waters that rival the beauty of Tahiti and Hawaii. …

24 Pancakes From Around The World

Welcome to the REAL IHOP.<p>Every country has a pancake: The flattened sweet or savory cake of various thickness, fillings, and toppings, bound in union with a batter (some sort of ground grain, egg, and milk/water). After being cooked in a pan they arrive on your plate to fulfill their glorious life …

Breakfast

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

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Sausage Gravy<p>This thick, creamy sausage gravy is heavy on the sage and black pepper. (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)YUM<p>See more<p>Spanish …

This Ridiculous App Shames You Into Losing Weight

Dropping a few pounds can be one of life's toughest achievements. Eating pizza is awesome. Not eating pizza is not awesome. People tend to try all of …

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How to get lean: 25 ways to lose fat faster

1. Do intervals and high-intensity training (HIIT)<p>You’ve heard about their benefits—and for good reason. If you’re looking for a surefire way to burn …

The 5-move anywhere abs workout

We don’t doubt your will to get six-pack abs. Now, it’s time to be consistent and have them look the way you want them to—ripped. We caught up with …

Workouts

Wendy's Japan Gets Fancy With a Premium Snow Crab Burger

Fast food restaurants don't often go for fancy. Aside from Burger King's short-lived attempt to be a sit down restaurant, there aren't many examples …

29 Healthy Versions Of Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Here's to the kind of New Year's resolutions that don't make you want to stab yourself with a celery stick.

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Sunday Brunch: Potato, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Quiche

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Hearty quiches make for a great brunch, but after the holidays I try and …

Menu for Jan. 4, Day 3 of the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

Day 3 of the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014 begins with eggs and proceeds (naturally) to chicken—and then steak for dinner, because why not?<p><b>Breakfast:</b><p>Two-Egg Omelet with Red Pepper–Walnut Spread<p><b>Lunch:</b><p>Chicken, Cabbage, and Tangerine Salad<p><b>Snack: Pear slices with chèvre and 1 teaspoon hazelnuts</b><p><b>Dinner:</b><p>Warm …

Sweet Potatoes