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5 Places to Visit in Central Italy That Aren’t Florence

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7 Things Leaders Do to Help People Change

Ever tried to change anyone’s behavior at work? It can be extremely frustrating. So often the effort produces an opposite result: rupturing the relationship, diminishing job performance, or causing the person to dig in their heels. Still, some approaches clearly work better than others.<p>We reviewed …

How to Master the Pull-up

So you may be asking yourself, why even bother with pull-ups? Putting it simply, the pull-up is one of the most effective upper body exercises you can perform. It's not called the upper body squat without reason.<p>Perhaps you found this blog with the hopes of learning how to do your first pull-up, or …

Body Fat

How to Increase Your Muscle Definition

Lots of guys in the gym can get brawny. Chug enough protein shakes and heft enough dumbbells, and you’ll definitely stack on muscle that wasn’t there …

WHY WE QUIT OUR JOBS IN ADVERTISING TO SCRUB TOILETS

After being gone exactly 6 months, I feel it necessary we share the uglier side of our trip. Browsing through our blog posts and Instagram feed, it …

11 Insanely Beautiful Small Towns from Around the World

Sure, we love big, bustling cities. But there’s something to be said for small towns where life moves slower, traditions are everywhere and the …

So, there's a reason why cats are attracted to people who want nothing to do with them

Apparently, there are humans out there who don’t like cats. While I can’t relate, I <i>have</i> noticed that whenever my cat-hating friends are around my …

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How to Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Power a Career Transition

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Are you raring to change careers? Break into a whole new line of work that makes you leap out of bed, happy to go to work every day? Parlay personal passions into professional endeavors? Or focus on a different clientele, type of product, or service?<p>We all know the power of …

Creating Effective Facebook Ads for Lead Gen: The Complete Guide

If you’re like a vast number of marketers out there, you could be under the impression that advertising on Facebook (or any other type of social …

How to Do the Perfect Push-Up

Ever done a push-up and felt your hips hit the ground and your arms barely bend? We've been there.<p>A push-up is a total-body functional movement that …

Instagram of the Month: Lauterbrunnen Valley

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>Douglas Croft</b> (on Instagram <b>@douglascroftimages</b>) roams the globe with a camera in hand and shares his travels with the world through Instagram.<p>He brought himself—and his great photographic eye—to our attention by tagging his photo with <b>#NatGeoTravelPic</b> on Instagram.<p>Here’s a …

The 10 Best Songs of July 2015

From new Wilco to 50 Cent's ballsy return, listen to what the month had to offer. Plus: Listen to all the best songs of the year on Esquire Spotify.

Proof That Forrest Gump Is a Work of Art

If MoMA says so, it must be true.<p>Were you one of the people infuriated when <i>Forrest Gump</i> made the BBC’s list of the 100 greatest American films? Then you might need to lie down for a moment before processing this latest news. Robert Zemeckis, director of the upcoming vertigo-nightmare <i>The Walk</i>, will …

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We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other

Whatever you may have heard to the contrary, Chip Wilson is not an idiot. The founder and former CEO and Chairman of Lululemon Atheltica is, in point of fact, a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, innovator, and self-made billionaire. Idiots are very rarely any of those things.<p>But a …

How the Simple ‘1-2-3 Method’ Can Make You Stronger Than Ever

Maximize your strength and blast through plateaus with this easy-to-follow rep scheme<p>Some things are too complicated to possibly understand: taxes, space travel, women. But building <b>strength</b> doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can be as easy as 1-2-3.<p>A long-time favorite of coaches and trainers, the …

7 Weight Plate Strength Exercises That Work Wonders

Jack up your strength training with a full-body workout utilizing one of the most underrated pieces of gym equipment<p>1. Pushups with Weight …

The Glutes Whisperer Shares The Ultimate Three Week Butt Workout

"He turned my thutt into a butt."<p>While en route to meet trainer Ryan Anthony at an Equinox gym in New York City, my anxiety sky rockets. We're about to embark on a three-week quest together: Anthony has been tasked with "fixing" my lifelong lack of derriere, somehow sculpting a "C" curve where …

In shadow of Android Pay, Google Wallet evolves to stay alive

Remember Google Wallet?<p>With all the fanfare surrounding Google's new digital payments system, Android Pay, it's easy to ignore the fact that Google already launched a different payments system -- four years ago -- called Google Wallet.<p>That earlier service was unceremoniously snubbed during the …

Japan’s rural schools run out of students

Urban migration, dwindling birthrates and an ageing society are combining to present Japanese education authorities with a big problem<p>In Aone’s historic wooden schoolhouse, decked out in the kind of bright artwork done by kids the world over, there are two classrooms, each containing three desks …

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11 Brutal Exercises You Love to Hate (But Really Love)

Relationship status: It’s complicated. These grueling exercises are super difficult and draining, but they you keep coming back for more<p>The safety squat bar—or SSB—has built-in padding around the neck and shoulders. In fact, the two-pronged piece of equipment resembles a travel pillow attached to a …

Facebook Uses Ad Tech to Dominate the Social Advertising Ecosystem

Not only is Facebook the biggest social network on the planet, it's also the dominant force in social advertising. This is the upshot of a recent …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

Good Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Be Nice

It only took me about three seconds to decide what to wear on the first day in my new gig as strategy director at Genuine Interactive, a digital marketing agency (jeans and a wrinkled linen shirt, duh). Deciding what books to take was a bit trickier.<p>In the end, I decided to bring only one: <i>The Power</i> …

The Most Powerful Food Combinations

Who came up with the idea that we are supposed to drink orange juice at breakfast? And why, if oatmeal is so good for us, do we eat that only in the morning as well? Apologies to the Palinites, but nutritionists are starting to realize that you and I like our oatmeal and OJ before we start the day …

You Should Copy These Best Marketing Campaigns Of 2014

While big brands can accomplish a lot thanks to their big marketing dollars, the key to great marketing is to come up with compelling stories that establish a strong emotional connection with your brand. Luckily, small businesses have some of the greatest stories in the world available to share …

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