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The forgotten art of squatting is a revelation for bodies ruined by sitting

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in <i>malasana</i>, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor’s sentence: “A guru once told me that the problem with …

Yoga

How to Do Lunges the Right Way, According to Personal Trainers

What you're doing wrong—and how to fix it.<p>As you go about your business in the weight room, have you ever glanced over at a personal trainer during one of their client sessions and idly asked yourself something like, <i>Dang, I wonder if they ever happen to notice what I'm doing over here</i>? Good news! …

Drafts No More: How To Add Weatherstripping to Your Doors

It's inevitable – unless you take this time to escape to warmer climates, those cold winds will find you this winter. To help keep your home cozy …

Home Improvement

The 25 Greatest Kitchen Hacks Every Cook Should Know

Genius ideas from the <i>Cooking Light</i> brain trust show you how to save time, minimize effort, make do deliciously, and not let anything get in your way …

The Ugly Evolution of Cyberbullying

How we progressed from passive-aggressive Myspace bulletins to kids creating two Instagram profiles—one for their friends, another for their bullies.<p>Myspace bulletins were the original Facebook status: whiny letters that all your followers could read. When I was 14, I sent out a passive-aggressive …

Social Media

Tip: Pop Your Sacrum to Squat Better

Your glutes won't fire properly if your sacrum is out of alignment. Try this and save a trip to the chiropractor.<p>When Half of Your Butt Won't Work<p>If …

Your All-in-One Guide to the Best Vegan Sources of Protein

With the rise in popularity of ingredients like tempeh and chia seeds, getting your fill of protein on a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be a challenge. In fact, options are pretty limitless and flexible these days, and it’s important to know your options, what each of them offers, and how you can …

Healthy Eating

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s …

The Truth Behind All Those Gut Health Claims

No alternative facts here.<p>I get it. Gut health is not a sexy topic. (Who wants to talk about something called "leaky gut?") It is, however, a buzzy one. Just do a Google search, and you can easily fall down a rabbit hole of weird blog posts and misinformation about diets and nutrition. Finding …

Wellness

These are the probiotics gut experts actually take

In case you haven’t heard, the microbiome pretty much runs the show when it comes to overall health. Not enough good bacteria in your digestive tract …

Wellness

Tip: Do the Aipa Row

One row to build your back and biceps, boost your deadlift, and even improve your posture. Check it out.<p>The Row Iso Drag Curl (Aipa Row)<p>The row is a …

Health

Lighting up the landscape: Top 10 tips for shooting the night sky

<b>Equipment</b><p>This is where most photographers get put off, as to get the best results you need to have some pretty impressive kit. The Milky Way spans …

Nikon Cameras

Here's Why You Can't Stay Focused

Regaining focus isn't about willpower. It's about deconstructing the modern life habits that obstruct your enjoying it again.<p>“<i>I just can’t seem to stay focused.</i>” This is the most popular phrase from my coaching clients and readers. They have dreams, and they’re inspired to be better. But when it …

Photographer Jordan Matter Teaches You How to Get Great Night Portraits

<i>Photo from Jordan Matter. Used with permission. Be sure to also follow him on Instagram.</i><p>Shooting portraits at night has started to become a really …

The Food Lab: We Should All Eat More Crepes, Starting Now

Pancakes are simple. They're diner food. They're what you make on a Sunday morning with the kids. <i>Crepes</i> are fancy. They're French-bistro food. They're what you make once a week after your Parisian vacation because you want to relive some pleasant memories.<p>This dichotomy has always struck me as …

Breakfast

Thunderstruck: A Guide to Photographing Lightning Part I

I love visiting the countryside. It's a great way to unwind, relax, and forget about the daily office hustle, the traffic, and whatever else is …

Landscape Photography

What I Learned from Building a Giant CNC Router Kit

<i>Editor’s Note: CNC Router Parts sponsored a project for us recently (it is going to be awesome), but I also wanted to document my experience building the machine that I needed for the project. This article is not sponsored, I just thought you might enjoy seeing the process and learning some tips.</i><p>I …

Woodworking

What you need to know about your child's teeth

Common questions parents aren’t asking their dentist but should be.<p>Taking care of your kids’ teeth might seem as simple as making sure they brush …

Kids

How to Build a Coffee Table with Just Two Tools, Make a Secret Compartment Shelf, Create Motion-Activated Bike Lighting & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Motion Activated Bike Lighting Prototype</b><p>Bob Clagett uses an Arduino 101 board to create a unique bike light. …

Woodworking

How You're Sabotaging Your Posture and Your Time in the Gym

Good posture means maintaining correct alignment of your body in a seated position, while standing, and during motion. <b>Most athletes and active people</b> …

6 Steps to Achieving Hygge, the Danish Art of Contentment and Comfort

If you’ve ever sat in an Arne Jacobsen egg chair, been beguiled by the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen, or enjoyed a piping hot <i>aebleskiver</i> at a county fair, you’ve had a taste of Danish culture. But Denmark’s latest export is less easily defined: Most closely aligned with the idea of …

Happiness

5 Flexibility Marks Every Man Should Hit

When it comes to desired physical characteristics, flexibility falls down the priority list, as most guys would much rather have killer abs and …

Bodyweight Exercise

The $100 Grow Cabinet

As medicinal and recreational use of cannabis becomes more widely accepted, many cannabis users are choosing to grow their own. For those who can …

DIY

Push-Ups for Real Strength

Do Them Right, Then Make Them Tougher<p>Nowadays, push-ups are either mocked, considered useless, or worse, forgotten about altogether. That's a huge …

Bodyweight Exercise

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

What Are The Main Types of Grow Lights? (A Simple Guide)

Types of Grow Lights (A Beginner's Guide)<p>Here's the deal:<p>If you're reading this article, you've probably heard of grow lights.<p>But you may still have …

Aquaponics

The Modern Farmer 2016 Favorites: How-To Guides

<i>All week, we'll be posting round-ups of some of our favorite stories from 2016. Check back daily for a new collection.</i> <br>There are few things we like …

Farming

5 Powerful Lower Body Strength Routines

<b>As I mentioned in the first installment – five effective and simple upper-body strength routines - there are many ways to resistance train.</b> As I …

How to Run On the Treadmill and Not Want to Die, According To the Guy Who Just Ran 50 Miles On One

Use these tricks to take your indoor training to the next level<p>Thirty-three-year-old Jacob Puzey just set the speed record for running 50 miles on a treadmill in 4:57:45. What’s more astonishing (almost) than setting the record, however, is that he ran on a treadmill for <i>5 straight hours</i>.<p>Sure, he …