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The Two Easiest Ways to Gain More Muscle in Less Time

These methods will reduce the length of your workouts by up to 50 percent while still delivering identical gains in size and strength.<p>If you're like most people, you want more muscle than you have right now, but you’re busy and you don’t have much free time to go to the gym and lift weights. If …

Muscle

It Can Be Done: How to Get Rid of Belly Fat Without Doing a Single Sit-Up

There are a lot of misconceptions—and even myths—surrounding belly fat and how to banish it. What we often envision in the rulebook for de-bloating …

Nutrition

What's The Best Workout To Help You Wake Up In The Morning? The Scientific 7-Minute Workout Can Give You A Surprising Boost

If mornings aren't your jam, and you hit snooze eleventy-million times before diving head first into a pot of dark roast, you probably don't have a …

Exercise

The Best Back Exercises: The Only Workout You Need for That Perfect V-Shape Torso

The muscles you can't see in the mirror matter just as much as the ones in front. Here are the exercises to keep you looking good from all angles.<p>Sometimes you forget things: Where the remote is. Where you left your keys. Grandma’s birthday. (Put that one in your calendar already). At the gym, it’s …

Workouts

RBC Capital’s 10 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for 2025

It’s easy to identify the hottest tech stocks of today, but it’s much more difficult to look several years through the fog and determine who’ll still …

Investing

No plumber, no problem: Conquer drain clogs with these 4 cleaners you can make from pantry staples

There are few things more annoying at home than clogged and smelly drains. Calling a plumber is expensive and inconvenient. Commercial drain cleaners …

Cleaning

Using Just 2 Inexpensive Funds To Build Your Long-Term Portfolio

There are now almost 2,000 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) out there for you to pick from when investing. That’s a lot of choice. Here we boil things down to just two ETFs that can form the core of many well-constructed portfolios.<p>The first question is which assets are needed. Looking across a range …

Investing

Dessert Hummus Is Actually Amazing—Here’s How to Make It in Minutes

Dessert hummus may sound strange, but the creamy chocolatey spread tastes decadent—and packs nutrients too.<p>When I first heard about the dessert …

Food

How to Stop Mice Before They Come in Your House

Make sure mice don't get inside with a bait station outside<p>At my rental properties, I control mice by exterminating them before they come inside. I …

The Easiest Hummus Recipe Ever

Stop buying the stuff from the tub. Do this instead.<p>Did you know that every time you buy a $7 container of pre-made hummus, a chickpea cries?<p>Making homemade hummus is incredibly easy. All you need is a blender, a few secret ingredients, and fifteen minutes.<p>In fact, Dimitri Moshovitits, chef of Cava …

Eating 2 Breakfasts Might Actually Help You Lose Weight

The key to weight loss is eating smarter, not less.<p>What mom said is true: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And while it's not necessarily true that having a hearty breakfast every morning will help you magically shed pounds, it <i>is</i> true that people who eat large breakfasts and smaller …

Weight Loss

The 15 Best Keto Breakfast Ideas to Power Up Your Morning

Mmmmmm. Sausage.<p>You've probably heard of the keto diet, the trendy weight loss plan that advocates for cutting down carbs and upping your fat intake. (That means no to pastries and pasta, and yes to meat, eggs, and heart-healthy oils.) If your morning routine of the past involved bagels, toast, or …

Eggs

This Guy Lost 30 Pounds In 3 Months By Following These Simple Tips

"Three months before my wedding, I had a realization: I don't want to be an obese groom."<p>Three months before my wedding, I had a realization: I didn't want to be an obese groom. This was not hyperbole. My 5'9'' frame tipped the scales at 231 pounds, which meant I easily qualified as obese, …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

Now this is a Pinterest trend I can get behind.<p>We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid …

Recipes

Mister Rogers’s Deathbed Confession

I went with my family earlier this week to see the new Fred Rogers documentary, <i>Won’t You Be My Neighbor?</i> Overall it was an excellent film, and we …

10 Reasons to Install a Smart Thermostat

Today’s smart thermostats aren’t just control panels for your heating and air conditioning. These thermostats are equipped with Wi-Fi, sensors, …

Shade-Loving Perennial Flowers: 15 Beautiful Choices for Your Garden

While shade may feel like a limiting factor when it comes to colorful garden plants, it simply isn’t. Yes, your plant palette may not be quite as …

Arara Battery-Free Bike Lights

The Arara Battery-Free Bike Lights are surely a cool add-on to your bike, it is also an important safety device for riders and its most important …

Dango C01 Civilian Wallet

If you´re looking for a minimalist carry with a tactical twist, check out the C01 Civilian Wallet by Dango, a compact option for carrying cards and …

All You Need to Know About PEX Pipe

Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX), a type of flexible plastic, is currently replacing traditional copper and galvanized...

I Learned to Speak Four Languages in a Few Years: Here's How

<i>Lifehacker reader Gabriel Wyner was tasked with learning four languages in the past few years for his career as an opera singer, and in the process</i> …

Language Learning

The Languages That Take the Most (and Least) Time to Learn

So, you want to learn to speak and write a new language, huh? Not just “hello” and “thank you,” but really learn it well enough that you could live …

Getting Started With Kettlebell Training

You may have heard of kettlebell training as being the next big thing in infomercials, on videos or even at your gym. It looks intriguing—a …

Grilled Lemon Yogurt Chicken Recipe

"There is something special about what yogurt does to chicken in its smoky, sizzling time over charcoal. It imparts a tangy flavor that lifts all the …

Recipes

6 Savory Overnight Oat Recipes that Will Rock Your Morning

As self-proclaimed breakfast enthusiasts, we feel a special kinship to overnight oats and recognize that their potential is vastly undervalued. It’s …

I Tried The Mediterranean Diet To Lose Weight—Here's What Happened

"It was like coming down from the world’s longest adrenaline rush, and the crash felt glorious."<p>To say that my eating habits are horrible would make them sound better than they really are. (I wish I was joking.) I’ve never had the best relationship with food. I’ve mastered every shortcut and quick …

Weight Loss

5 secrets to growing big, fat, juicy tomatoes

Scott Daigre <i>knows</i> tomatoes. For 18 years he's produced Tomatomania!, a traveling springtime smorgasbord of more than 300 heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties. (Next stop: Descanso Gardens, April 6 through 8.) We asked Scott to answer the questions he gets asked most frequently. You can see more of …

Gardening

Goruck Challenge Windbreaker

Goruck has come a long way since its birth in 2010, they are now selling other gear besides their famous backpacks. Their new offering is a simple, …

Iron And Resin Reserve Jacket

In this time of year between seasons, you’re bound to get surprised by a few leftover winter chills. That’s why we recommend packing this ultra-light …

A Luxurious Cream of Mushroom Soup—Without the Cream!

Are you a soup person? I am, without a doubt. Whatever the weather, I find great comfort in soups of all persuasions: a rich chowder to ward off biting winds, a perfectly chilled gazpacho to celebrate summer's tomato bounty, a seafood-studded bouillabaisse for whenever I can get my hands on it. …