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3 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom With High-Tech Fixtures and More

You might not think of the bathroom as a bastion of innovation, but the room has benefited from several new technologies. That includes smart devices …

Home Improvement

Stanford analyzed 292 retirement strategies — here's what its experts determined is best

When you're ready to retire, how can you be sure you'll have enough money to last? And what's the best way to withdraw your savings over the years?<p>Steve Vernon, consulting research scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity, set out to answer these questions by collaborating with the Society of …

Retirement

The 10 Best TRX Moves for Runners

If you’re not using these straps to improve your running performance, you should be.<p>To get better, most runners—well, run. But the best runners know that improving speed and endurance isn’t just about logging more miles; it also requires time in the gym. And one of the best ways to build the …

Skin in the Game

• <b>Author:</b> Nassim Nicholas Taleb<p><b>From the New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan, a bold new work that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility</b> <br>In his most provocative and practical book yet,one of the …

Black Swans

Popular writing app gets major update with Scrivener 3

For those of us who do a large amount of writing whether for a living or just for fun, there are a few different apps to choose from. As of today, one of the top choices is getting even better with a huge update. Welcome to Scrivener 3.<p>Scrivener has historically had a smaller, but almost cultish …

Writing

28 Awesome Gifts Under $100 That Any Guy Will Want This Year

Just because cash is tight doesn't mean you can't pick out a present that looks more expensive than it was<p>It’s not very fun to open a set of screwdrivers. And while golf clubs are nice—hey, they’re put to good use, too—they’re also expensive. The good news it that you don't have to dole out a ton …

9 Sex Positions That Use Common Gym Equipment

We're not saying you should try these at the gym. But if you have these lying around at home, it couldn't hurt to try 'em out in private<p>No one talks about it, but it's actually pretty normal to get sexually aroused at the gym. After all, when you exercise, your body releases endorphins, a.k.a. …

Bose Sleepbuds can silence snores and barking dogs

These smart earplugs might save your relationship<p>Two years ago we discovered a rather remarkable set of smart earplugs from a company called Hush that could silence the noise around you as you slept. Then the company suddenly went quiet, and stopped returning our calls. Now we know why: Hush was …

Win Bigly

• <b>Author:</b> Scott Adams<p><b>"If you watched the entire election cycle and concluded that Trump was nothing but a lucky clown, you missed one of the most important perceptual shifts in the history of humankind. I'll fix that for you in this book."</b> <br>Adams was one of the earliest public figures to predict …

Nate Silver

14 Small Time Management Tips That Can Make a Big Difference

Every person on the planet is allotted the same 1440 minutes each day; it’s how we choose to use them that makes all the difference. Unfortunately, …

Time Management

No Excuses, People: Get the New Shingles Vaccine

Medical researchers and government health policymakers, a cautious lot, normally take pains to keep expectations modest when they’re discussing some new finding or treatment.<p>They warn about studies’ limitations. They point out what isn’t known. They emphasize that correlation doesn’t mean causation.<p>…

Public Health

20 retirement stats that will blow you away

These facts and figures will likely impress you -- or depress you. See how far your retirement savings might take you and how you can beef up your nest egg.<p><i>"Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money."</i> -- Jonathan …

Retirement

iGen

• <b>Author:</b> Jean M. Twenge<p>A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author …

Demographics

Yes, There's a Male G-Spot— and Here Are 4 Things You Can Do to Find It

The prostate, a.k.a. the "male G-spot," is supposedly the source of mind-blowing orgasms. You just have to be brave enough to go looking for it<p>For many men, the idea of someone touching their prostate (you know, that walnut-sized gland between the bladder and the penis) sounds about as appealing as …

Letting Go

• <b>Author:</b> David R. Hawkins<p>The present work describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to Enlightenment and become free of negativity. During the many decades of the author's clinical psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve …

10 Best Mens Wallets That Are Slim, Stylish, and Practical

Think about these two situations: in the first one, a man takes out his wallet. It’s old, frayed, held together with a rubber brand, and bursting …

Crowd Funding

How to Think

• <b>Author:</b> Alan Jacobs<p><b>—David Brooks, New York Times</b><p><b>How to Think is a contrarian treatise on why we’re not as good at thinking as we assume—but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life.</b> <b></b><br>As a celebrated cultural critic and a writer for national publications …

The 30 Best Sex Toys

Find the perfect gadget that will take her pleasure—and yours—to the next level<p>Men’s Health <i>may earn commissions on products that are independently selected by our editorial team.</i><p>Sex toys aren’t just for solo sessions—in fact, of the 53 percent of women who report owning sex toys, 81 percent of them …

Entrepreneurial You

• <b>Author:</b> Dorie Clark<p><b>What does it take to create the career you want?</b><p>It's no secret that the world of work has changed, and we're shifting toward an ever more entrepreneurial, self-reliant, work-from-wherever-you-are economy. That can be a liberating force, and many professionals dream of becoming …

4 Reasons Why You Might Want to Try a Prostate Massage

​The so-called male G-spot is allegedly the source of mind-blowing orgasms — but are they good for your health as well?<p>The prostate is a mysterious and oft-misunderstood organ. A walnut-size gland found between a man's bladder and his rectum, the prostate's main function is to produce fluid that is …

The Lazy Guru's Guide to Life

• <b>Author:</b> Laurence Shorter<p>Are you stressed out, feel like you're in a creative rut, or are having trouble taming your inner control freak? Welcome to THE LAZY GURU'S GUIDE TO LIFE, an innovative, inspiring, and illustrated guide to effortless and mindful self-improvement.<p>The concept of being lazy …

9 Foods That Can Make You Feel Fuller, Faster

They contain special compounds that "talk" to your brain<p>Still feel hungry even <i>while</i> you’re eating? You might want to switch up what you’re putting on your plate: Foods that contain high levels of certain amino acids can make you feel fuller, faster, new research published in the journal <i>Molecular</i> …

Confessions of a Funeral Director

• <b>Author:</b> Caleb Wilde<p>The blogger behind Confessions of a Funeral Director—what Time magazine called a "must read"—reflects on mortality and the powerful lessons death holds for every one of us in this compassionate and thoughtful spiritual memoir that combines the humor and insight of Smoke Gets in …

What You Need to Know About Filing the FAFSA for 2018

If you’re planning to go to college next fall, the time to apply for financial aid is fast approaching. You'll want to move quickly because there are …

Skyjack

• <b>Author:</b> Geoffrey Gray<p><b>The true story of the unsolved 1971 Northwest Orient airplane hijacking, Skyjack reopens one of the greatest cold cases of the 20th century.</b><i><br>“I have a bomb here and I would like you to sit by me.”</i> <br>That was the note handed to a stewardess by a mild-mannered passenger on a …

So Good They Can't Ignore You

• <b>Author:</b> Cal Newport<p><b>In an unorthodox approach, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice, and sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.</b><p>Not only are pre-existing passions rare and have little to do with how most …

You're Probably Destroying Your Gums. This Bluetooth Toothbrush Can Help Save Them

Go electric with the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart brush<p>True innovations—those that reshape their industries—are few and far between. In the world of grooming, there was the safety razor, antiperspirant, and at-home teeth whitening. But the most recent of these is the sonic toothbrush. That …

Ten Things To Add To Your Resume -- And Ten To Remove Immediately

Most people don’t like their resumes. I don’t blame them! Most resumes are weak. They are boring, and they all sound alike.<p>Most resumes are lame because they are written in an awful language that’s only used for resumes and company policy memos. I call this language Corporate Zombie Speak. It is …

The Prepper's Pocket Guide

• <b>Author:</b> Bernie Carr & Evan Wondolowski<p><b>BE PREPARED<br>BE SAFE</b><p>From California earthquakes and Rocky Mountain wildfires to Midwest floods and Atlantic hurricanes, you can’t escape that inevitable day when catastrophe strikes your home town — but you can be prepared! Offering a simple DIY approach, this …