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12 Exercises to Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat

Ridding stubborn belly fat is a high priority on many of our lists, so what exactly does it take to zap an undesirable midsection? The "secret" is actually to strengthen both your upper <i>and</i> lower body, because there's no such thing as spot reduction. But there are specific exercises you can do to …

Workouts

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

Roads

45 Insanely Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Most colorful kitchen ever!<p>Playing around with color is daunting, but that's why a backsplash is perfect. It can create a subtle pop in a neutral kitchen, or add to an already bold room with very little work on your part. It doesn't matter if your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy, or modern and …

Kitchens

Why and how you should switch to Linux

It's time for a change.<p>When you start comparing computers, you probably pit Windows against macOS—but Linux rarely gets a mention. Still, this lesser-known operating system has a strong and loyal following. That's because it offers a number of advantages over its competitors.<p>Whether you're …

Linux

How to Flush Your Hot Water Heater | The Art of Manliness

When it comes to doing household chores, flushing your hot water heater is easy to overlook. I know I never thought about doing it until Jeremy …

MoviePass is offering an annual plan for new subscribers that works out to $7.50 a month

Always looking for ways to beef up its subscription numbers, MoviePass announced Friday it was offering a discounted monthly offer for newbies.<p>For a limited time, new subscribers to MoviePass can get a yearly plan — which lets you see one movie a day in participating theaters — for what works out …

How Raya’s $8/month dating app turned exclusivity into trust

The swipe is where the similarity ends. Raya is less like Tinder and more like a secret society. You need a member’s recommendations or a lot of friends inside to join, and you have to apply with an essay question. It costs a flat $7.99 for everyone, women and celebrities included. You show …

How Driverless Cars Could Disrupt The Real Estate Industry

Driverless cars could become a regular feature of the roads as early as April – at least in California, which has decided to allow fully autonomous vehicles to be tested on the roads (none of those pesky humans who have been present in test drives so far). Arizona has already become a fair-weather …

Real Estate

Best Exercises to Get Rid of Man Boobs

"Man boobs" can be one of two things: an enlargement of breast tissue due to hormone changes that result in gynecomastia—a condition that occurs most …

Workouts

10 Steps To A Perfectly Organised Wardrobe

A definitive guide to getting more value and variation from your clothes<p>Minimalism might be the smug Instagram ideal, but the reality for most people …

Men's Fashion

The ultimate guide to having ‘the talk’ with the person you’re dating

“Do you want to be my boyfriend?” my friend says, lying on my bed and tossing her hair back in mock seduction. This, she claims, is the most direct method of asking the person you’re dating whether he wants to be exclusive.<p>After several glasses of wine, the dinner party I’m hosting has devolved …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

7 places to live the luxe (but affordable) vacay life with your #squad

Keeping your friendships healthy isn’t <i>just</i> about having a Netflix-bingeing buddy (though that is a great perk, TBH). The healthy relationships can …

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

University of Michigan

How To Make LinkedIn The Hub Of Your Social Media Strategy

If you’re ready to rocket your career success, LinkedIn is the ultimate fuel. And you can accelerate the results even more by making it the engine behind all of your professional social media activity. Here’s how you can maximize your visibility and your value by placing LinkedIn at the center of …

Social Media

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Jersey

How to do sumo squats—AKA the best butt-sculpting move you’re probably not using

No lower-body workout is complete without <i>at least</i> one series of squats. Like your other toning essentials (read: planks, push-ups, and lunges), these …

The 10 Physical Skills Every Man Should Master | The Art of Manliness

You probably started crawling when you were about nine months old, and walking at a year. You likely got running around a year later, and learned how …

The 12 best wine bargains of 2017 are cheap without tasting like it

With all the wines on the shelves vying for your attention when you walk into a wine store or a supermarket, how do you choose which one to take home for dinner? A catchy name or pretty label stands out. A heavy bottle looks and feels important. But you wouldn't be wrong to wonder whether the money …

10 Essential Tips to Know Before You Start Holiday Baking

We're in the midst of the most wonderful time of the year: holiday baking season! Whether you're a budding baker taking your baking sheets on their …

The best alternative board games

Can’t face another four-hour session of that battered 1960s Monopoly board or vowel-less old Scrabble set? Fear not: there’s never been a better time …

Board Games

A cut above other dating sites

The dates are now regular and we are going from strength to strength as our relationship builds more towards a new chapter in our lives.<p>Putting …

How to convert any file to any format

Organize your work your way.<p>A file's format—the way that it's saved and encoded—determines what you can do with it and which programs can open it. (You can check its format by looking at the file name's extension.) Think of each format like a different language, with some only understood by …

Software

How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York’s Subways

After a drumbeat of transit disasters this year, it became impossible to ignore the failures of the New York City subway system.<p>A rush-hour Q train careened off the rails in southern Brooklyn. A track fire on the A line in Upper Manhattan sent nine riders to the hospital. A crowded F train stalled …

Finance

Now that’s Italian: An easygoing, 3-star red plus 4 other wines to try

Exceptional Excellent Very Good<p>Italy probably has more diversity of wines and wine grapes than any other country. Here are just a few to give you a hint of the treasures it has to offer.<p>GREAT VALUE<p>Tenuta di Tavignano Barbarossa Lacrima di Morro d'Alba 2016<p><i>Marche, Italy, $16</i><p>This is the type of wine …

Why It's Totally OK to Use Light Weights

I once went to an indoor cycling class with a guy friend who took one look at the 2-pound dumbbells under his seat and rolled his eyes at the light …

Ransomware has exploded thanks to Bitcoin’s anonymity

Ransomware is one of the oldest cyberthreats, but it has made a big comeback in the past couple of years because it has become much easier to perpetrate against consumers, businesses, hospitals, and government agencies.<p>With ransomware, cyber thieves steal a user’s data and threaten to destroy it …

A new theory promises to unlock your body’s full potential—and is actually scientifically sound

Today tens of thousands of people are discovering that the environment contains hidden tools for hacking the nervous system. But no matter what they might be able to accomplish, they’re not superhuman—the fortitude they find comes from within the body itself. When they forego a few creature …

Humanity

What’s better: short or long workouts?

Fitness trends tend to swing from one extreme to the other. One year, seriously long workouts are all the rage and everyone you know has transformed …

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …