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You Should Really Try Working Out with Kettlebells

Kettlebell training boosts your power, strength, flexibility, and mobility, all while being gentler on your body than barbell weight training. You …

The low-down on the ‘get up’ — a toning, do-anywhere exercise

One of my favourite do-anywhere exercises is known as the "get up," or "Turkish get up." Whatever you call it, some iteration of this movement will benefit almost anyone. Those who are aesthetically driven will appreciate that it tones the entire body. Athletes will appreciate that it requires …

The best CrossFit workouts for beginners

Why CrossFit? For one thing, it’s incredibly effective, as proven by the tens of thousands of ripped dudes around the world hoisting barbells in …

How to Work Out When You Have No Time, From the Founder of TRX

No more excuses.<p>In the mid-90's, Randy Hetrick was a Navy SEAL deployed on a counter-piracy mission in southeast Asia, holed up in a warehouse, trying to figure out how to stay in the kind of shape necessary to quickly scale the side of a freighter while wearing 75 pounds of gear. He had …

Measure your muscle and fat anywhere with Skulpt Chisel

The $99 device uses EIM to tell you how strong your muscles really are.<p>It can be hard to see progress when you're trying to get fit. Pounds don't fly …

Muscle

Top 8 Weight Training Exercises to Build Muscle at Home

The best weight training exercises to build muscle are compound exercises that affect multiple muscle groups. Exercises like the squat, deadlift or …

Workouts

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

The Lunge You’ll Want to Do Every Workout

All other lunges will seem boring after you perform this variation<p>Why would you want to do this lunge every workout? Because it’s almost a workout in and of itself.<p>Check it out in the video above as demonstrated by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. You’ll start with a kettlebell lateral …

The 20-Minute 'No Excuses' Navy SEAL Bodyweight Workout

Don't have time to work out? Lack access to equipment, machines or the right gym? L<p>You will not get a pass from Brad McLeod, a former Navy SEAL who's …

Exercise

DIY Room Makeovers You Won't Believe Are Actually Basements

Do you have a basement? Is it being enjoyed? Does it look blah? (Are you perhaps afraid to go down there?) Whether you own or rent, you'll find …

Home Improvement

This Happy Wooden Robot Teaches Toddlers To Code

Kids discover how to program just by playing with blocks.<p>With its focus on learning through playful discovery rather than instruction, the Montessori method is widely hailed as one of the most effective ways of teaching kids. But can you use the Montessori method to teach kids to code?<p>Primo Toys …

A scientist calculated the cost of not being a straight man, and she wants a tax cut

Vivienne Ming, a serial entrepreneur, theoretical neuroscientist, and Big Data specialist, likes crunching numbers. For three years, she has calculated the cost of being different—that is, how much harder do you have to work as a woman, or as a gay man, to get the same jobs and the promotions as a …

Entrepreneurship

Mark Cuban just invested $1.5 million in our favorite fitness app — here's how to use it

Cuban's $1.5 million is not the biggest "Shark Tank" investment ever, but it's up there, and according to a press release emailed by a Sworkit representative, it's the largest tech deal ever. And while it's hard to pick one fitness app to recommend out of more than 100,000 health-related apps in …

Sworkit

Pack Healthy, Hearty Lunches with This Six Layer Formula

Packing your own lunch saves money and gets you to eat healthier, but finding combinations that both taste great and fill you up is tough. This …

The Most Common Budgeting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

It’s not too hard to build a basic budget, and a few tips and tricks can help you make it really solid. But even a good budget can go awry. There are …

“Ancient Grains” Like Quinoa Are Trendier Than Wheat, But No Healthier

“Ancient grains” have been officially mainstream since January of this year, when they got their own Cheerios version. The likes of quinoa, spelt, …

The Women of Hollywood Speak Out

Colin Trevorrow’s Hollywood fairy tale started at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. The bespectacled, bearded director, then 35, came to Park City, Utah, with an endearingly quirky time-travel romantic comedy executive-produced by the endearingly quirky Duplass brothers, Mark and Jay, and …

479: The Condensed September 2015 Issue

Use These Two Words On Your College Essay To Get Into Harvard

AdmitSee crunched the data in 15,000 essays from the admissions files of successful college applicants. The findings are fascinating.<p>Getting into an elite college has never been more cutthroat. Last year, Harvard’s admissions rate dipped to a record low, with only 5.3% of applicants getting an …

Teaching the Middle Class to Invest Like the One Percent

Income inequality is by now a term most Americans know well. From French economist Thomas Piketty’s surprise bestseller tackling the topic, to the …

Routehappy

We fly far and often, and because of this we've become quite particular in our ways, spending a lot of time sorting out which airlines, planes, routes, seats and amenities are going to provide the best case scenario for painless travel. Promising to save us literally hours each week, we're thrilled …

Wonderful reading of awful sorority letter sent by horrible sorority sister

If you haven't heard about the insane letter sent around to a sorority by its concerned and thoroughly awful social chairwoman, you're probably doing …

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