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B.C. Education Minister sees no “quick or easy” solutions to end teachers' strike

Mediator Vince Ready has walked away from talks aimed at resolving the British Columbia teachers' strike, saying the parties are too far apart to reach a deal.<p>Mr. Ready' s exit, announced Saturday after two days of meetings by bargaining committees for both sides, all but ensures that the school …

9 Super-Charged CrossFit Moves & How To Nail Them

Here at R29, we like to think we're pretty brave when it comes to trying new workouts. SoulCycle? Been there. Parkour? Done that. We've even …

CrossFit

Lose Weight in a Week

WORKOUT ONE<p>Perform all exercises in sequence without resting. Rest three minutes between circuits.<p>1. Front Squat - 10 reps<p>2. Romanian Deadlift - 10 …

Trainer Q&A: How Do I Get More from Interval Training?

<i>Q: What is High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and how do I do it in my gym?</i><p><b>A:</b> If you're someone starting off in interval training, the technical …

Workout finisher: Explosive plyometrics

Explosive power and speed is an athlete's best friend when it's game time. Increased force coupled with quickness and speed is one deadly and …

5 Things I Learned from Strongman Training

Morning workouts are good for you

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning<p>Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?<p>With the holiday season in full swing, your after-work schedule is about to blow up. And let's be honest, every party invite you receive is just one more night you're not going to show up …

Fitness

HIIT Workout: What It Is And Why It Works

<i>By Amy Schlinger for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>HIIT is all the hype lately. According to a survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, it’s one of the two top fitness trends for 2014 (the other being bodyweight training). So what’s this type of training all about? What is it with HIIT?<p>HIIT, …

Burn Fat Faster

<b>How It Works</b><br>After a warmup, select a weight that's 80 to 85 percent of your 1-rep max. Do as many reps as you can—probably 6 or 7. Rest 20 seconds. Pick it up and do as many reps as you can. Let's say you get 3 or 4. Rest another 20 seconds. Now pick it up and do a couple more. In a recent study …

The 7% body-fat diet

We're gonna go ahead and estimate that the average gym-going dude probably has about 15% body fat. That's well within healthy levels, but it’s not …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly | Women's Health

Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor and place your shins on a stability ball. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels (a). Keeping your back flat, slowly bend your knees toward your chest (b). Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do 15 to 20.<p>Grab a light …

American Apparel

Space Saving Book Shelves and Reading Rooms

What to do with that extra room you have lying around? Now that your kids (if you have any) have grown up, there really isn’t any need for a play …

Apartment in Montreal Added an Inspiring Extension by MU Architecture Studio

Adding a modern extension to a building is a challenging task. When <b>MU Architecture Studio</b> were commissioned to expand the living space of a private …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Native Americans

The best dynamic warmup for any workout

A dynamic warmup is a series of movements designed to increase body temperature, activate the nervous system, increase range of motion, and correct …

Passive Houses: 13 Reasons Why the Future Will Be Dominated by this New Pioneering Trend

If you don’t know what a ‘Passive House’ is you’re in good company, most people haven’t. Passive Houses are essentially buildings which use very …

Your No-Time Holiday Workout Plan

By Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.

Workouts

The Globe 100 guide to the year's best books

Books

The Right Way to Do 5 Popular Body-Weight Exercises

<b>1. Triceps Dip on a Bench</b><br>Your triceps make up more of your arms than your biceps do, but most men pay their triceps less attention. At most, they may head to an empty bench and knock out a few triceps dips at the end of their workout. Unfortunately, that's one of the worst moves you can do to build …

14 Toys That Will Make Your Kids Smarter

<b>Pitch:</b> Players (age 8+) assemble a group of magnetic modules to create circuits that light up, vibrate, and spin.<p><b>Payoff:</b> The free-form nature of the …

Big 8 Ab Exercises for Every Routine

To get your abs to pop, you need to lose body fat and strengthen your abdominal muscles. While doing crunches and situps may activate the abs, these …

No pension plan? A solution for those fending for themselves

From Canada's finance minister to the former chief actuary of the Canada Pension Plan, politicians and pension experts across the country have been hailing in recent months the importance of an expanded CPP.<p>Jean-Pierre Laporte, chief executive officer of Toronto-based Integris Pension Management …

Workout Finisher: Single Plate Complex

Complexes don’t have to be limited to barbells and dumbbells. Another common piece of equipment but uncommonly used for a complex is a plate. It …

Workouts

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

5 muscle-shocking methods you forgot all about

The search for sleeve-busting biceps and chiseled chest has led lifters to try virtually anything to gain more muscle and see better results. All of …

10 Crazy Fitness Rules That Should Exist

2. Before you purchase luggage with wheels, perform a suitcase walk. Carry a dumbbell—choose one that equals half of your body weight—by your side for 40 to 100 yards. (No cheating! Click here to see <b>how to do a suitcase walk with perfect form.</b>)<p>3. Sure, go ahead and buy that Big Gulp full of soda. …

7 Pushup Variations You Need to Try

Do these moves to boost your upper body burn<p>Pushups give you so much bang for your buck. They not only work your chest, but you’ll also feel the burn in your shoulders, triceps, and your entire core. But doing the same exercise all the time gets boring. Want to change things up? Then click through …

Workouts

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind

Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy -- not to mention money -- taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best. But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often …

The Four Best Subscription Boxes for Guys

Birchbox Men<p>Forget taking an expensive risk when trying a new shave balm. When you sign up for Birchbox, a variety of great men’s grooming essentials …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …