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The 10-Minute Cardio Workout You Should Do Every Day

Less is more when it comes to exercising for health<p>A brief workout can come with big rewards.<p>It all comes down to effort. “There’s an intensity, duration tradeoff,” says Martin Gibala, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University, Ontario.<p>If your primary goal is to be …

Exercise

10 Genius Exercises You Aren’t Doing

Biomechanics

5 Tests That Will Measure Your Strength

See how you match up to these standards<p>If you’ve ever spent any time on Internet fitness forums, it’s pretty easy to feel like every guy in the world is stronger than you are. You’ll read about how “any bro who lifts” should be able to bench press more than 300 pounds and deadlift at least 500.<p>But …

Weight Loss

3 Dynamic Warmup Exercises You Should Do Before Every Workout

These quick moves will help you loosen up and get ready to lift<p>When you only have 20 minutes to squeeze a workout into a busy day, spending time on your warmup doesn’t always feel worth it.<p>But consider how much sitting you do during the day: Sitting in your car. At your desk. On your couch. All …

Workouts

What is marriage now? A Pauline case for same-sex marriage

Image by Daniel C. Richardson<p>Amid endless debates concerning same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage, one biblical passage is often curiously …

The Howard Stern Show - Bill Murray (October 8th 2014)

Health & Motivation on Twitter: "This is awesome http://t.co/8nlJgA9kYm"

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How and Why You Should Warm Up Before a Run

Heading out for a run too fast and not warmed up is a recipe for injury.<p>Once we get revved up to run it’s tempting to shoot out the door at top speed. But heading out of the gates at full speed—without a proper warmup—is a recipe for disaster, and injury.<p>If you start out too fast, you run the risk …

Moore's Law and The Secret World Of Ones And Zeroes

Milton Friedman - Tyranny of the Status Quo - Part 1 - Beneficiaries

Milton Friedman

The Ego and the Universe: Alan Watts on Becoming Who You Really Are

During the 1950s and 1960s, British philosopher and writer <b>Alan Watts</b> began popularizing Eastern philosophy in the West, offering a wholly different perspective on inner wholeness in the age of anxiety and what it really means to live a life of purpose. We owe much of today’s mainstream adoption of …

Are You Guilty of This Common Kettlebell Mistake?

Don't be a repeat offender. Here's how to fix it<p>The kettlebell swing is one of the best fat-burning exercises of all time. Unfortunately, it's easy to screw up. The most common error: The bell going too low between your knees, according to Sean De Wispelaere, a trainer for <i>Men's Health</i> Thrive in …

Workouts

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Operating Systems

7 Things Your Company Gets Wrong About User Research

Data abounds in the world of interaction design. If an analyst wants to know which part of an app is drawing the most attention, or what color is …

The UX worldview

Let’s Talk About the UX Worldview<p>I had been churning over an idea that Ben suggested during last week’s podcast. He asked “How do you convince a web …

25 Sneaky Online Tools and Gadgets to Help You Spy on Your Competitors

Even before you entered into the world of “business”, you were watching your competition. Whether it was in a classroom or on a sports team, you not …

Are You Confusing Strategy with Planning?

Most people agree that the two strongest human urges are survival and procreation, but there is very little consensus on the next most powerful. I believe it’s the need to succeed. Humans hate to fail — hate it more than almost anything else.<p>But what about all the people in the world who apparently …

Is THIS the Hardest Exercise?

You thought burpees were tough. Just wait until you try this version of the move<p>There's a reason people walk around the gym in T-shirts that read "Burpees Suck": It's because they do. They're hard. <i>Really</i> hard.<p>But BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <i>Men's Health</i> StreamFIT, thinks they could be more …

Workouts

William Shakespeare Birthday

"Shakespeare and Empire"<p>April 18, 1923<p><i>No one knows exactly when William Shakespeare was born, but his many acolytes have adopted this day, the</i> …

Literature

A Delightful Animated Version Of George Saunders’s Graduation Speech On Kindness

“What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.”<p>This animated adaptation of the speech George Saunders delivered last year at Syracuse University is as good an occasion as any to revisit last year’s thoughtful convocation address. Above Average excerpted perhaps the most memorable part of …

Upworthy’s Headlines Are Insufferable. Here’s Why You Click Anyway

“Curiosity-gap headlines” hook us in. Here’s what psychologists say about our need to fill in the blanks.<p>The news site Upworthy has earned a reputation for engineering “curiosity gap” headlines–story titles that coerce a click through just the right balance of information and intrigue.<p>In posing a …

MeasuringU: 5 Questions to Answer Before Measuring Anything

We measure more than just usability.<p>We work with clients to measure everything from delight, loyalty, brand affinity, luxury, quality and even …

The designer's guide to grid theory

Whether you work in web or print design, you need to understand grid theory. While some designers actively eschew grids in favour of a more …

4 Common Pullup Mistakes You Need to Avoid

It’s easy to think you’re doing everything right in the gym, but you’re probably making some stupid, easily avoidable mistakes.<p>Certain exercises are …

Workouts

Eurozone 1Q GDP at 1.7% on year, vs. 2.7% in previous quarter

May 2, 2018<br>6:23 AM<p>Shares of Paddy Power Betfair PLC’s (PPB.DB) fell in trading on Wednesday despite the news of a planned 500 million pound ($683.9 million) return to investors after the company reported deteriorating underlying profits.<p>May 2, 2018<br>6:13 AM<p>President Donald Trump’s former personal …

Responsive Design: An interview with Ethan Marcotte

An edited version of this interview appears in Chapter 7 of A Web for Everyone.<p><i>Ethan Marcotte is a designer who codes and a coder who designs. While</i> …

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

What You Can Learn from Referral Paths in Google Analytics

If you’re looking at your traffic sources but not really digging in to them, you could be missing out on some insightful data about where your …

What You Should Know About Web Typography That Will Make You A Better Designer

“Typography exists to honor content.”<br>—Robert Bringhurst<p>“Designers can create normalcy out of chaos; they can clearly communicate ideas through the …

A Futurist Looks at the Future of Marketing

Digital marketing is evolving as fast as any other medium on our tablets, smartphones, Google Glass and beyond. To learn about what the future may bring to this marketing genre, we reached out to Gerd Leonhard, an author, strategic advisor, CEO of TheFuturesAgency, and someone whom <i>The Wall Street</i> …