Rod Taylor

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How to Master the 5 Stages of Life

If someone were to play the movie of your life before your eyes, what would strike you? My movie would play an impoverished childhood in a Romanian village, rising to fame as a singing sensation, escaping to America with $40 in my pocket (I spent the other $40 I had on a Chanel No. 5 perfume on the …

Entrepreneur builds successful business by doing something she hates: cleaning

For many entrepreneurs, going into business for themselves is a chance to turn a passion into a career. Melissa Maker isn't one of these people. Instead, she's built a business around something she utterly despises: cleaning.<p>She's not alone, other dispassionate entrepreneurs are building businesses …

4 Ways to Torch More Fat with Cardio

• Thrilling Thirties: Alternate 30 seconds of high and low intensity<br>• Nasty Nineties: Alternate 90 seconds of high and low intensity<br>• Dirty Two-Thirties: Alternate 2.5 minutes of high and low intensity<p><b>Distance</b><br>"Maintaining a conversational pace for a long period of time is great for overall calorie …

The Truth About Protein: How Much And How Often? Written By Layne Norton

819<p>From the time that the first physique enthusiasts & bodybuilders ever started choking down extra chicken breasts, steaks, and vile concoctions to …

Why CrossFit Is Great For Your Life, Not Just Your Body

Sure, like most people, I love exercise because it keeps me healthy, makes me feel great, and gives me a body I love.<p>But if that’s where it stops for …

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6 Tips to Develop the Overhead Squat

The overhead squat (OH squat) is, for many CrossFitters—one of the most vexing movements in the CrossFit repertoire. It exposes weaknesses in …

Workouts

For U.S. bank investors, it’s a question of when, not if

The biggest, most global, most complex of the United States' banks were damaged goods coming out of the financial crisis. The long-term investment thesis, however, was that in time the wounds would heal, and they would unleash their massive earnings power to return to their place as some of the …

Markets

Real-estate investor has the vision and will to succeed

David Toynbee, 33<p><b>Occupation</b><p>Technical sales consultant<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Nearly a dozen commercial and residential properties.<p><b>The investor</b><p>David Toynbee suffered a traumatic head injury at the age of 25 and was given "a 50-50 chance of dying or being a quadriplegic." He defied the odds and walked out of …

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Why getting fit gets easier on a good night’s sleep

Health Advisor <i>is a regular column where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us</i> @Globe_Health.<p>A couple of years ago I had the bad luck to catch a virus that my two year old daughter picked up at her daycare. Thankfully she only …

RBC: Buy these five beaten-down Internet stocks

Influential RBC Dominion Securities analyst Mark S. Mahaney has issued a list of five U.S. Internet giants that are looking perfectly ripe for buying after the recent drubbing in the tech sector.<p>Large-cap Internet stocks, which total 13 in all, are down 17 per cent since March 5 (as of the close of …

How to Build Bulletproof Shoulders

Here's what you need to know...<p>Landmine presses are an effective "middle of the road"exercise between overhead work and true horizontal pressing …

Biomechanics

Value investing works. Why isn’t it more popular?

<i>George Athanassakos</i> <i>is a Professor of Finance and holds the Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario</i><p>Value investors such as Warren Buffett and Prem Watsa are vastly successful, so why don't more mainstream money managers follow their …

Procter & Gamble: Predictability that dividend investors love

I hate uncertainty in my life. That's one of the reasons I love dividends.<p>Nobody knows what the stock market will do from one day to the next, but I can tell you exactly when my dividends will get paid. In many cases, I even know when companies will raise them.<p>Case in point: Procter & Gamble …

6 Foam Rolling Mistakes You're Probably Making

<b>2. Holding Your Breath</b><br>We know it hurts (so good?), but holding your breath robs your muscles of blood and oxygen, preventing them from getting the full benefit of your foam roller, says Garcia. It takes some effort at first, but once you start breathing deeply (think: belly breaths) through the …

Think Gen Y will prop up Canada’s housing market? Think again

Hints of the housing market's undoing can be found in the questions being asked by a 26-year-old, recently graduated, money-saving virtuoso we'll call Steve.<p>Heard about all the struggling members of Generation Y who wonder how they'll ever afford a house? Steve's not one of them. He graduated with …

Canadian Real Estate

Can you really afford that mortgage? Know your Real Life Ratio

Someone ought to explain the facts of life to the nation's bankers.<p>They're handing out mortgages to people without any apparent understanding that today's home-buying couple is tomorrow's family of three or four. A lot happens to one's ability to afford mortgage payments when kids come along, but …

4 Essential Tips to Build the Perfect Workout Program

Brian Kuhlmann<p>When it comes to designing a workout program, you already know the basics: you need to squat and deadlift; you need to do heavy rows, …

Training Too Much: Are you overtraining?

Are you “Overtraining”?? How do you know? What are some guidelines to follow?<p>First, let me just say that there are 2 common situations I run into …

Exercise

Healthy Cooking 101: How to Cook Healthy Food

Want to learn how to cook healthy food that still tastes great? Then you’ve come to the right place. This Healthy Cooking 101 tutorial will teach you …

Healthy Eating

5 Exercise Swaps for Faster Gains

1 of 6<p>licsiren / Getty<p>Switch It Up<p>Exercise selection is king when it comes to an effective program. With limited time and resources—you need the most …

Special Forces

How to Perfect the Overhead Press

The overhead press is a movement that’s underrated and too often avoided. Incorporating this into your routine can promote the health of the rotator …

The Paleo Diet Craze: What’s Right and Wrong About Eating Like a Caveman

Call it Paleo Chic. The eating habits of cavemen have never been more popular. But should we be taking menu cues from our ancient ancestors?<p>The …

Japan's Homeless Recruited For Murky Fukushima Clean Up

(Read this story in a PDF http://link.reuters.com/duv65v)<p>* Homeless recruited for Fukushima at minimum wages<p>* Labor brokers skim their pay; charge for food, shelter<p>* Some say better homeless than going into debt by working<p>* Little oversight on companies getting clean-up contracts<p>* Gangsters run …

The 3-Week Wimpy Back Cure

Here's what you need to know...<p>The basics like squats, deadlifts, and presses are the foundation of physique development, but at a certain point you …

Workouts

6 Secrets to Getting Up for a Morning Workout

<b>Get a blast of sunlight.</b> <br>When your eye senses light, it sets off a chain reaction in your brain that leaves you feeling alert and energized, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Soak up rays by standing near an open window, or position your bed so it faces east and natural light will wake …

Fit Meals: 7 Muscle-Making Recipes

There's no such thing as having too many healthy recipes. Variation and experimentation keep food fun and your diet from growing intolerable. Even if …