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Laird Hamilton's age-busting 10-point plan to supercharge your body

Laird Hamilton found fame and fortune surfing the world’s biggest breakers. But, as he tells Tim Lewis, his daredevil streak could easily have led him down more dangerous paths as a young man. Plus, he reveals his life secrets for staying ahead of the curve<p>Laird Hamilton has ridden many of the …

Standup Paddleboarding

Sorry, keto fans, you're probably not in ketosis

Then again, you shouldn’t be anyway.<p>Keto is hard. If it’s not hard, you’re probably not doing it right.<p>The diet gets billed as a miraculously enjoyable diet—eat all the fat you want, just cut out the carbs. But the ketogenic diet (also called keto) was never supposed to be fun. It was supposed to …

Nutrition

Hardwood vs. engineered flooring? Granite vs. quartz? The answer might surprise you.

We are in love with nature — but also with technology — so which is better when you build or remodel a home? Natural products such as wood or wool? Or a ­man-made substitute, such as laminate or nylon? To answer this question, I consulted dozens of design and DIY websites and checked in with my …

Home Improvement

What Your Poop Looks Like Can Reveal a Lot About Your Health

Scientists developed a seven-point scale called the Bristol Stool Chart.<p>Number twos are a tricky subject. We all do them. Indeed, excreting waste is critical to life. But polite society and its rules of etiquette ensure we’re rarely brave enough to speak about them.<p>The feces—or stools—we produce …

Wellness

Sprints: The secret technique to getting more done in less time

Work overload is a distraction. Many people struggle to find the willpower and energy to focus on what’s really important.<p>Starting today, reclaim …

Time Management

I Doubled How Much Exercise and Protein I Got For a Month to Lose Weight Quick (Here's How it Felt)

Dieting isn't supposed to be easy. Mine wasn't. But it worked and it motivated me to never have to do it again.<p>In a word: it made me feel very sloooow.<p>But it worked. The idea was to lose about a pound each week over four weeks to jump-start my training for a high-altitude trail marathon later in …

Fitness

Everything You Know About Running Shoes Is Wrong

Way back, at my fitness nadir, a sales guy at a specialty running store told me I should wear Asics. I was new to jogging, new to exercise for its …

Running

5 fascinating books on how to break bad habits

Psychological research shows people overestimate themselves in nearly every arena — including modesty. Which raises an interesting question … What’s …

6 essential documents for project management success

Here are six key documents that project managers and their teams rely on to successfully guide and execute projects.<p>Careful project planning and …

Project Management

A certified trainer explains why he thinks burpees are actually a really bad idea

Best news I've heard all year.<p>Burpees are a killer. Frequently used in HIIT sessions, the 'squat thrust and jump' is certainly high intensity - especially when you're doing 20 of them. I'm sweating just thinking about.<p>But here's some news we've all been waiting for: those burpees might not be so …

Reddit's List of the Most Disturbing Movies of All Time Will Freak You the F*ck Out

In early May, Reddit user Ladyberries posed an interesting question for other people on the site: "What are movies that genuinely disturbed you that don't have rape, violence, cannibalism, or gross images?" Sure, it's easy to get scares out of audiences when blood is being splashed all over the …

Horror

How Baking Soda Can Improve Athletic Performance

Baking soda otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO₃) is a popular chemical compound. Sodium bicarbonate is a well-known leavening agent for …

Exercise

It’s Simple, Really: How a Differential Works, Explained in a Vintage Video

The standard open differential in most cars is a brilliant piece of engineering, allowing you to take the tightest turns without fighting your tires or tearing apart your drivetrain. But even if you understand implicitly how a car’s differential works, it’s kind of difficult to explain.<p>That’s why …

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Ketone Ester: A "Superfuel" For the Elite and a Weird Trip for Everyone Else

The 'fourth nutrient' was created for soldiers, but I drank it anyway.<p>In November, the biohacking company HVMN revealed HVMN Ketone, a clear liquid …

Hey, Siri: 142 useful voice commands for Siri

Do you use Siri to its full potential? Perhaps it’s time to refresh your memory with this list of useful things you can ask it to do for you.<b>Control</b> …

These huge new wind turbines are a marvel. They’re also the future.

The latest model has blades longer than football fields.<p>The declining price of solar power gets more press, but there are big things happening in wind technology too. And I mean <i>big</i>.<p>The math on wind turbines is pretty simple: Bigger is better. Specifically, there are two ways to produce more power …

Dragonman, the Man Who Sells “People-Hunting Guns”

Meet Mel Bernstein. He goes by the name Dragonman, and he’s one of the largest independent purveyors of firearms in the western United States, and the self-proclaimed most armed man in America. At Dragonland—his home, shop, shooting range, and military museum outside Colorado Springs—no gun sells …

Guns

Guys, This Could Be Why Women Seem To Think You're Boring

Guys, you've been in this situation before: You meet a girl out at a bar, and she has an adorable accent.<p><b>You:</b> “Where are you from?”<p><b>Her:</b> “Norway.”<p><b>You:</b> …

Unusual Furniture Design: These Super-Beds from China Come Loaded With Accessories

Shockingly, most of them are less than USD $500<p>I think the hours we spend sleeping are enough time to spend in a single piece of furniture. But for …

Furniture

All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked

The <i>Enterprise</i> isn’t just quintessential to the long history of <i>Star Trek</i>, it’s alsoone of the most iconic starships of all time. It was the star of …

Science Fiction

Your own Italian home for $1? You can buy it in Ollolai

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ever dreamed of owning a home in a pretty village in Italy ? The news you've been waiting for has finally arrived.<p>You can now buy one for just over a dollar.<p>Ollolai, a destination in the mountain region of Barbagia on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, is selling hundreds of abandoned …

Italy

6 Deceptively Simple Maths Problems That No One Can Solve

Mind = blown.<p>We all know that maths is really hard. So hard, in fact, that there's literally a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to unsolved …

Mathematics

SHOT 2018: 4 new guns for powerful home defense

Home defense is on the minds of a lot of Americans these days. Shotguns and handguns are two of the most popular solutions to protect loved ones at home from an attack.<p>Companies large and small unveiled new options for 2018 at SHOT Show. While shotguns deliver strong stopping power and even the …

Climate scientists find accidental apostle in unsocial cabin dweller

GOTHIC, Colo. — He didn’t mean for it to happen this way. He simply wanted to be alone.<p>“If I had any social skills at all I wouldn’t be here,” says …

The Navy's Giant Hangar That Housed The Hindenburg Hides A Mock Aircraft Carrier Inside

There are few places as steeped in aviation history as Lakehurst, New Jersey, and fabled Hangar 1 sits at the center of it all.<p>USN<p>Tyler RogowayView …

This Is the Secret to Doing the Best Burpee, According to a Trainer

Everyone is doing burpees these days. And because everyone's doing them, and especially because they are the bane of the existence of any sane and rational human being, it's natural to do them as fast as you powered through season two of <b>Stranger Things</b>. Sure, blasting through your burpees gets them …

Workouts

The 'father of the iPod' has designed a new kind of mechanical watch

Ressence's new watch has combined the latest tech with a mechanical watch movement to enable the user to set it by simply tapping the glass, according to wristwatch website Hodinkee.<p>Its latest concept watch, the Type 2 e-Crown, was in part designed by ex-Apply designer Tony Fadell and connects …

All-black solar panel achieves groundbreaking 19.4% efficiency

California-based Solaria has designed a sleek, all-black solar panel with an efficiency of up to 19.4 percent, spotted by Electrek. Solaria …