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25 secret WhatsApp tricks you (probably) didn't know about

Byline Elissa Loi25 secret WhatsApp tricks you (probably) didn't know aboutThere are over a billion WhatsApp users worldwide right now. The bad news? …

Apps

The 7 Best Apps For Planning a Room Layout & Design

What a time to be planning room layouts! Lucky for us, we now have access to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps to help us create floor plans and …

Apps

How To: Block Ads in All Your Android Apps Without Root or Extra Battery Drain

If you're in the market for a non-root ad-blocker, developer Julian Klode has an app that you'll definitely want to check out. It uses Android's VPN …

20 Home Decor Cheat Sheets That Will Have You Decorate Like a Pro

Decorating your home can sometimes become a daunting task because you can get lost in measurements, styles and other decor choices. Then you can …

Home Decorating

How to Be More Focused at Work and College | The Art of Manliness

<b>Brett McKay</b>: Brett McKay here and welcome to another edition to The Art of Manliness podcast. Have you ever spent an entire day at work and in your …

Inside NYC's first 'micro apartment' building, where 60,000 people have applied to live and a 302 square foot market rate unit costs $2,750 a month

If you thought New York apartments were tiny before, you haven't seen anything yet. New York City's first "micro apartments" development — known as Carmel Place — is set to open in February, according to the New York Times.<p>Developer Monadnock Development first put forth the project — then known as …

The Best Gym Bags to Buy Now

<b>Last updated October, 2017.</b><p>If every personal trainer on Earth could agree on one thing, it would be this: be more deliberate about your fitness …

How to End a Conversation [VIDEO] | The Art of Manliness

Have you ever gotten stuck in a conversation with somebody because you didn’t know how to end it smoothly? Well, in today’s video we show you how to …

The best smart bulbs 2018

By Spencer Hart<p>Whether you're pimping out a den or just want to add mood lighting to your living room - a smart bulb is a simple accessory which can …

Home Automation

Plank Workout

Studies show that repeated bouts of shorter isometric holds can provide better quality muscular contractions, promote better form, and enhance performance.<p>Enter the 10-minute plank flow. It’s quite simple: You continually go from one plank variation to another for 10 minutes straight. Flowing from …

How to Train for an Obstacle Race | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jason Fitzgerald.</i><p>Over the last five years, obstacle course races have evolved from a fringe sport to a …

Find your way with these 9 lesser-known Google Maps features

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The best cheap smartphones - reviewed

The 50 best films on Netflix UK right now

Not sure what film to watch on Netflix? Fret no more, because here are the 50 best movies there right now.<p>Forget scrolling through endless titles on …

When To Rob A Bank

Obviously, there's no <i>good</i> time to rob a bank, but the question itself is a perfect lead in for the other content in <i>When to Rob a Bank: ...And 131</i> …

How to Do 20 Perfect Pullups

But we look at it a different way: The term “chinup” implies that all you have to do is pull yourself high enough that your chin barely squeaks over the bar.<p>That’s not high enough.<p>To get the most out of the movement (and for a rep to “count"), we require that you pull yourself all the way up until …

Steelcase Brody WorkLounge is designed to keep you focused on the task at hand

One of the key problems with working in a modern office is the constant assault of visual distractions that inhibit our ability to concentrate on the …

How to Build Big Biceps

<b>Cheat Your Form</b><br>Strict form may be holding you back.<p>A study in the <i>Eupropean Journal of Applied Physiology</i> found that you don’t always have to do an exercise the way it’s intended to maximize your results.<p>Using a bit of momentum during the lateral raise, for example, increases the torque of your …

How to use Google search to find your lost Android phone

Run a search for your Android phone via Google it'll pinpoint the phone's location on a map. The feature even works with a lost tablet.<p>We've all lost our mobile phone at one point or another -- sometimes in our homes, sometimes in the car and sometimes out in the wild unknown. Now instead of …

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The Art of Foam Rolling in Five Moves

Right up there with kettlebells and battle ropes, foam rollers are ubiquitous at gyms but nevertheless require a bit of explanation if you want to …

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

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This Clever Duvet Cover Trick is Going to Change Your Life

The "duvet burrito" makes changing your cover SO much easier.<p>Nothing says frustrating like trying to put on a duvet cover by yourself. In a world of iPhones, robo-vacuums, and all sorts of tech gadgets, you'd think we would have found a simpler solution to this cumbersome housekeeping task by now. …

Gain a Pound of Muscle Every Week

Here's your fix: Follow these 10 principles to pack on as much as a pound of size.<p><b>Maximize Muscle Building</b><br>The more protein your body stores—in a process called protein synthesis—the larger your muscles grow. But your body is constantly draining its protein reserves for other uses—making hormones, …

Why Exercise Makes You Cough

“This makes it more difficult for the air to get through into the lungs,” says Jonathan Parsons, M.D., director of the Ohio State University Multidisciplinary Cough Program.<p>It’s similar to what happens to your lungs during asthma. In fact, EIB used to be known as “exercise-induced asthma.” But …

5 Exercises That Give You a Great Muscle Pump

“There’s something inherently fun and awesome about going to the gym and doing a bunch of pump-inducing bodybuilding exercises,” says Harski. That’s why you see so many guys doing pec flys, curls, and triceps kickbacks.”<p>But, he adds, “the knock against those exercise is that many of them don’t …

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

Ghent, Belgium<p><b>Why go?</b><br>While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture and historical sites - St Bavo Cathedral is the obvious one - but you’ll also find a buzzing contemporary creative scene too, with …

European Travel

Why Heavy Weights Aren’t the Only Way to Build Size and Strength

Lifting lighter loads may be just as advantageous, researchers say<p>If you want to grow big, you must lift big. At least that’s what gym-goers have always been told.<p>But training with lighter weights may also help you build substantial muscle size and strength, found a meta-analysis of 13 studies …

Exercise

How to Develop Situational Awareness | The Art of Manliness

There’s a scene at the beginning of <i>The Bourne Identity</i> where the film’s protagonist is sitting in a diner, trying to figure out who he is and why he …

Self Defense

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

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