Mike Vega

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4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Sleep's Best-Kept Secret: A Treatment for Insomnia That's Not a Pill

Do you toss and turn for hours before falling asleep? Or go to bed early but still wake up tired? Or keep waking up during the night? Then you’re …

8 Ways to Eat Clean

Improve your family's diet with these healthy-body, whole-foods strategies.<p>What is clean eating?<p>Nitrates in cured meats. GMOs. Artificial sweeteners. Hydrogenated oils. Sugar-packed snacks and drinks. Livestock raised with antibiotics. Hormones in our food. Today many parents are saying, "Enough …

5 Moves to Lose Love Handles

7-Minute Muffin Top Blaster<p>7 Minutes to Whittle Your Middle<p>How to Burn Belly Fat for Absolute Beginners<p>7- Day Summer Abs Challenge<p>28-Day Flat Belly …

The War For Your Wrist

The past decade has seen the consumer electronics war grow more furious and more personal: your living room is a battlefield, as are your desks and your pockets. Now, more than a year-and-a-half since the Pebble (née Allerta) team saw its e-Paper smartwatch concept shatter a $100,000 Kickstarter …

The New Army Fitness Playbook

<b>Duration</b> 2 days<p><b>Exercises</b> 20<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>In the U.S. Army’s culture of fitness, evolution has required revolution. Scrapping the run-heavy playbook of …

U.S. Army

The 25 best things you can do for your body

1. Meditate<p>Meditation may seem like a passing trend, but the newly-popular practice touts some serious health benefits. <i>Om</i>-ing is optional, but …

7 Tips For Building The Perfect Physique

Building the perfect physique requires hard work, dedication and consistency. Here are some training guidelines to speed up your fitness gains.

Fitness

The Esoteric Symbols Behind User Interfaces, Explained

Power? Bluetooth? USB? You’ve seen their symbols. Here’s where they came from.<p>We already know where the @ symbol came from, but what about every other strange glyph that appears across our gadgets and user interfaces? While we may have learned to identify the power symbol or the Bluetooth …

How To Improve Your Push-ups in 8 Weeks

<i>Brad Borland is a strength & conditioning specialist, cancer survivor and the founder of WorkoutLab.</i><p>The push-up must be the MOST popular exercise …

Workouts

6 Buildings That Look Like Vaginas

Yesterday, Zaha Hadid released her design for Qatar’s new World Cup Stadium. Everyone freaked out because it looks like a vagina. What other architects have defied the phallic building norm?<p>Zaha Hadid sent shockwaves over the Internet yesterday when she released her design for Qatar’s new World Cup …

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving

How To Improve Your Pull-ups In 8 Weeks

One of the best (if not THE best) all-around muscle builders of the upper body is the pull-up and its abundance of variations. Arguably considered …

Workouts

Animals you didn't know you could have as pets

Animals you didn't know you could have as pets<p>Cats and dogs seem boring next to these exotic animals you can have as pets. From foxes to sugar gliders, each state has it's own laws regarding which of these creatures you can take home.<p><B>Fennec Fox</b><p>The fennec fox is naturally found in the Sahara …

6 Websites That Will Instantly Cheer You Up

Had a rough day? Today, we present you with six websites that will instantly cheer you up! While there are millions upon millions of websites on the Internet, it's hard to find ones that will lift your mood. Sure, there will always be the big behemoths of the web, like Facebook and Reddit, where …

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Batman Hotel Room In Taiwan Is All You Need For A Good 'Knight's' Sleep

You'll get a great "knight's" sleep, and we're not "joking."<p>The interwebs are abuzz over this tricked-out Batman suite in Taiwan's Eden Motel. It's been around for awhile, but fans are newly freaking out over the room's bat-like bed, flatscreen TV, bathtub, miniature gargoyles and actual Batmobile …

Great Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Buying holiday gifts for frequent travelers can be a difficult task. (How many U-shaped neck pillows does one person need?) While there are plenty of useful gadgets and accessories to choose from, it's a challenge to determine what items are actually practical and what items will inevitably find a …

How to consistently produce amazing content?

We all aim for great content. Bloggers, SEOs, content strategists, marketers, small business owners - we all want to add value to our readers with …

Marketing

Middle Earth comes to life in epic Chrome experiment

We're go out on a limb here and say that the Venn diagram of Engadget fans and Tolkien fans looks something like this. So, we figure you'll probably want to hear about a brand new Chrome experiment that brings various parts of Middle Earth to life, including the Trollshaw and Dol Guldur. It starts …

Woodworking Tip: How to Drill Pilot Holes... Without a Drill Bit!

<i>Meet my friend Brad, he's a pilot</i><p>The drill bits I break the most are the 1/8" ones I use for pre-drilling. Probably because I keep buying those cheap …

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Optical Illusions

The Hidden Way to Cheaply Fly Around the World

For your next big trip, what if you could take advantage of a single airline ticket to check several destinations off your travel wish list for a fraction of the time and expense of seeing them one at a time?<p>I recently talked with Jenny McIver, a Round-the-World (RTW) travel pro to get the lowdown …

101 Blog Post Ideas That Will Make Your Blog "HOT"

Struggling to find interesting blog post ideas for your blog?<p>Want your blog to succeed, too?<p>It takes a lot of determination and persistence to write …

Infographics

15 Free Tools for Instant Content Ideas (and 2 Paid Ones)

Written by Arienne Holland and published November, 2013<p>Listen to this short clip, then say aloud the first word that comes to mind: Click here to …

Infographics

27 Can’t Miss Content Ideas for Freelance Bloggers, Freelance Writers, and Other Freelancers

Content is hot. Everyone is talking about content marketing.<p>If you’re a freelance blogger or writer, content marketing is likely part of your job. …

Field Manual: A Training Guide For Those With Little Time & Equipment

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Split<p>Training Level<p>Beginner<p>Program Duration8 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>4<p>Time Per Workout45 minutes<p>Equipment …

Workouts

41 Things You Should Never Do At A Commercial Gym

Want to make friends (or not make enemies) and keep your gym membership? The follow is a list of 41 things you should never do at a commercial gym.<p><b>1.</b> …

Workouts

Train for Life Challenge

<b>MOUNTAIN CLIMBER</b><p>Assume a standard pushup position. In one smooth motion, bring your right knee toward the right side of your chest. Then bring your left leg forward while extending your right leg back. Avoid any lower back movement throughout the exercise. Continue alternating your knees to your …

19 Easy 100-Calorie Snacks

It happens: That midday (or midnight!) craving makes you reach for a quick snack that may end up skyrocketing your calorie count for the day. When …