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The Simple Rep Scheme That Can Help You Gain More Strength

I used this basic protocol with high-school sophomores, and watched them bench, front squat, and clean 205 pounds. And recently, a client plateaued at 8 pullups. After 6 weeks of applying the 1-2-3 method to the exercise, he could perform 20 pullups. It’s easy and it works. Follow the 5 steps below …

How to take Christ out of Christianity

<i>Alana Massey is a writer in Brooklyn covering news, sex and culture.</i><p>When I tell my socially progressive, atheist friends that I’m “culturally Christian,” they’re momentarily concerned that I have a latent preoccupation with guns and the Pledge of Allegiance. Using the term with devout believers …

Religion

America is not a Christian nation: The dark capitalist roots of our country’s most destructive myth

Princeton professor Kevin Kruse on Christian libertarianism and what we get wrong about America’s religious revival<p>According to author Kevin Kruse, the idea that America is a “Christian nation” was invented only recently, forged by an alliance between industrialists and conservative clergy who …

Political Science

Tips for visiting Arizona's slot canyons near Page, Arizona

Updated 03.01.2017<p>Water Holes, Lower Antelope, Upper Antelope. Are these the names of <b>hiking trails</b>? No, they’re Arizona slot canyons located on the</b> …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

Gear of the Year 2014

Top Gear Innovations for Fall and Winter The brisk days of fall and cold nights of winter bring out the best in gear design and technology. When the mercury goes south with the birds, there’s little leeway for lapses in function and lots of room for flexing new ideas. Sometimes this means embracing …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The History of Flat Design: Efficiency, Minimalism, Trendiness

It seems as though any time you hear about Web design these days, you can’t help but come across the term “flat design.” While the flat Web design trend has been emerging in recent years, it seemed to have exploded in popularity thanks to large companies and organizations changing their design …

Mastering engineer says the LP is the most accessible high-resolution music format

The Audiophiliac visits the Masterdisk studio to watch engineer Alex DeTurk at the record cutting lathe.<p>The timing of my visit was perfect, I strolled into Alex DeTurk's studio at Masterdisk just as he was cutting an LP. DeTurk was moving to the music, totally engaged with the sound as the big …

Music Production

Excellence through Sport - Blog - Influencing Posture

Read time: 15-20 min<p>Last week, we examined how posture and position can affect one’s movement. As discussed in that article, Influence of Posture …

Filament Labs hopes its algorithms turn healthcare into a full-service business

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Stacey Higginbotham<p>Tens of thousands of people have fitness trackers of some sort. Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo …

You're More Likely to Die a Violent Death in Rural America Than in a City

Why I Understand George Zimmerman's Mentality

I was at a bar when I got the news -- George Zimmerman not guilty. My friend immediately burst into tears, and I, well, I did what I normally do in these situations -- I went numb. That's no fun on a Saturday night.<p>Not numb like Novocaine shot into a painful toothache, but close. A sort of …

Numb

GitHub adds licensing tool, mobile web views

GitHub is shipping ’em like crazy this Monday morning with new tools for easy software licensing and smartphone coding.<p>The open source licensing site can be found at ChooseALicense.com. You can get the skinny in simple language and choose between GPL, Apache, and MIT licenses. Or no licenses at all.<p>…

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Trigger Point Release For Beginners | The Art of Manliness

We can’t all afford a personal masseuse or athletic trainer to regularly rub out the kinks, soreness, and tight spots in our muscles. But there is a …

A Rare Peek At The Guidelines That Dictate Google’s Graphic Design

A pair of “Visual Assets Guidelines,” posted by one of the company’s senior graphic designers, outline precisely how Google designers are supposed to sweat the small stuff.<p>In April 2011, Larry Page took the reins as Google’s CEO. He didn’t waste any time getting down to business. On his very first …

Graphic Design

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Your CrossFit equipment? Yeah, it's *crawling* with germs.<p>Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be …

A Quick Look at Preventing and Treating Shoulder Instability

<b>If you perform strength training, then you’ve probably experienced shoulder pain.</b> You’re not alone. About 36% of injuries in the weight training …

Pain

Here's What iOS 7 Could (And Perhaps Should) Look Like [Video]

The folks over at digital agency Simply Zesty have been thinking about what iOS 7, the upcoming new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, will – or should – look like based on the typical rumours and speculation that precede every major Apple event.<p>With Apple’s WWDC 2013 conference just …

Tweaks and Geeks of the Lower Back

One of the most common injuries that tend to shut people down are those of the lower back. Funny enough, these injuries are just as common in people …

Information technology has revolutionalized financial services. So why is healthcare so far behind?

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Nonnakrit/Shutterstock<p>The U.S. leads the world in healthcare expenditures – an astounding $2.7 trillion in 2012 and …

Movember Tips From Mustache Master Nick Offerman

Movember is upon us–or as Portland likes to call it, “Our time to shine”–and here with a mustache tutorial is Nick Offerman.<p>For the uninitiated, Movember is a movement wherein men are encouraged to grow out their mustaches in solidarity, to raise awareness of men’s issues such as prostate cancer, …

The hardest trick in mobile design: making the product simpler

New York-based startup Foursquare began in 2009 as a mobile application for sharing your location with friends. It still does that, but in order to grow beyond its early users, who are heavily concentrated in the United States and Indonesia, Foursquare has added a slew of new features, fashioning …

Apps

TEDxGranta -- Ross Sargent -- Mindful Movement