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For a Leaner Belly, These 35 Plank Variations Are a Must (Plus 1 Bonus Video!)

There are so many variations of plank — the ultimate bodyweight move to tone your core and upper body. If you really want to carve your six-pack and lengthen your obliques, try these ab-focused variations, with a bonus video at the end demonstrating 15 side plank variations.<p>Balance on your hands …

Workouts

Overlooked U.S. Routes That Make for Incredible Road Trips

The great American road trip has been a vacation idea for ages. Of course, Route 66 is an iconic choice; the Pacific Coast Highway and Blue Ridge Parkway are up there too. Yet there are many highways, routes, and byways across the United States that can also make this journey equally memorable. …

National Parks

11 beautiful kayaking trips that will change your life

There are few better ways to see the world than by kayak. Ten-time world champion Claire O'Hara reveals the best places to paddle...<p>Some people like …

Kayaking

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

More than 21,000 images fill this overlooked gem of a prehistoric site.<p>Centuries ago, Mogollon people stood in front of these basalt rocks. Clutching …

Archaeology

5 Muni-Bond Funds To Buy Now And Hold Forever

If you’re looking for tax-free yields, municipal (“muni”) bonds can provide you with 5%+ distributions that Uncle Sam won’t touch. With rates rising, it <i>is</i> a bit tricky to make savvy buying decisions at the moment. But income investors buying smartly today are banking 5%+ yields – and paying as …

Investing

Don’t overpay for these 5 simple car fixes

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Car owners often overpay, sometimes by hundreds of dollars, to solve problems they could …

Remote Controls

Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area

The land is full of geologic eye candy like otherworldly spires, mushroom-shaped hoodoos, and prehistoric fossils.<p>With its muted colors and striking …

National Parks

The 8 Best Antelope Canyon Tours to Book in 2018

<i>We are committed to researching and recommending the best tours. We may receive commissions from purchases made after visiting links within our</i> …

National Parks

10 Podcasts For Writers

There are many ways to document your time here on this planet, especially with the rise of social media. We take pictures, send videos and share …

Writing

The Rise of the Sci-Fi Novella: All the Imagination, None of the Burden

This is small of me, but I can’t help myself. Someone says they’re obsessed with the TV version of <i>Game of Thrones</i>—or <i>The Expanse</i>, <i>Altered Carbon</i>, <i>The</i> …

Science Fiction

Fight computer slump with a foam roller

Foam roller chest release<p>Shake off stress while you open your chest.<p>Lie on your back, with the foam roller positioned directly underneath your …

Mayo Clinic

3 Great Ideas for Retirement Income

Some retirement ideas to get you thinking.<p>Those looking for "reasonable" current income might consider several types of assets, according to Regi …

Investing

This Wyoming Resort Is All Your Luxury Wild West Fantasies Come True

The once-private Snake River Sporting Club has been revamped as a luxe resort destination and gateway to the Grand Tetons.<p>I wasn’t expecting to be …

Hot Springs

Why You Should Stop Washing Your Clothes in Warm Water

When you’re throwing your clothes in the wash, you probably reflexively turn on the warm cycle. The hotter the water, the cleaner the clothes, right? …

Cleaning

The Best Netflix Original Movies Right Now, Ranked

<b>Updated: August 14th</b><p>Along with its slate of Emmy-nominated TV series, Netflix is churning out some high-quality feature-length content as of late. The streaming platform has been building a deep well when it comes to film, filling it with everything from period dramas and millennial romcoms to …

Entertainment

These 7 ETFs Could Make a Complete Retirement Portfolio

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 9<p>Diversify your retirement savings<p>Many investors are intimidated by the idea of buying individual stocks. The …

Investing

How to Write Dialogue That Dazzles Your Readers

If you’re a fiction writer, you’re always looking for ways to improve your craft. There are so many aspects to focus on — what kind of detail to …

Writing

I'm conservative, I left the GOP. Now I would take Obama back in a nanosecond | Opinion

<b>By Max Boot</b><p>How I miss Barack Obama.<p>And I say that as someone who worked to defeat him: I was a foreign policy adviser to John McCain in 2008 and to …

Foreign Policy

7 dialogue rules for writing fantastic conversations

Dialogue rules aren’t set in stone but help us create believable characters who have distinct, memorable voices. The best dialogue gives insights …

Creative Writing

2 Stocks That Pay You Each Month

What's better than a great dividend? A great dividend that arrives every month.<p>Dividend stocks are a staple of many income-seeking investors' …

Investing

Six Favorite REITs For Growth & Income From Hotels To Marijuana Landlords

<i>Real estate investment trusts can hold properties in a wide variety of sectors; several MoneyShow.com contributors highlight their favorite ideas in hotels, data centers, healthcare facilities and multi-family properties. Also included is a landlord for marijuana growers and a residential REIT that</i> …

Real Estate

How To Retire At 62 With A Measly Million

Retirees need to plan their cash flows and build a steady portfolio with reasonable expectations. It is heartbreaking to hear from retirees who say …

10 Best Islands for Retirement

1 of 10<p>Kauai, Hawaii<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts<p>3 of 10<p>Catalina Island, California<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Key West, …

Trump's Tax Plan Has Investors Chasing Dividends Through ETFs

A handful of dividend ETFs may owe President Donald Trump a thank you note.<p>The iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF (ticker DGRO), Schwab U.S. Dividend …

‘Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice

A major new study questions the common wisdom about how we should choose our careers.<p>Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at Stanford University, remembers asking an undergraduate seminar recently, “How many of you are waiting to find your passion?”<p>“Almost all of them raised their hand and got …

Stephen Hawking

The Best Small Beach Towns for People Who Want to Escape the Crowds

1 of 13<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Cape May, New Jersey<p>3 of 13<p>Ogunquit, Maine<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>Chatham, Massachusetts<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 13<p>Cannon Beach, …

New Jersey

Go Here Not There: Five Brilliant Alternatives To Expensive Destinations...

Goodbye, pushy tourists…<p>Social media has changed the world more than anyone could’ve ever fathomed. It’s not only turned tragically cat obsessed …

10 Photos That Will Convince You to Explore Idaho ASAP

Idaho is a pinnacle for outdoor recreation. With incredible mountain biking trails, paddle-friendly alpine lakes and rivers, and lava tubes, Idaho is …

Top Five Western U.S. Campsites

I’ve spent the last five months of my life traveling out of my camper full time, searching the Western half of the United States for the best …

16 of the world's most relaxing places

<b>(CNN) —</b> The relentless pace of modern life means we all need a breather now and then.<p>But that doesn't have to mean splashing out on a luxury spa or travel to the Himalayas for a weeklong retreat.<p>From city parks to airplane apartments and temples, here's our pick of 16 of the most relaxing places in …

Costa Rica