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When You're Distracted At Work - Be Ashamed Of Yourself

Dump all the stupid productivity apps and learn to control your mind for maximum focus.<p>“If you cannot focus, you’re really, really fucking stupid”, Serge Faguet says in his crazily popular post on intelligence bio-hacking.<p>Advice that speaks to me in profane terms I viscerally understand. Every time …

Productivity Apps

A retired Navy SEAL commander says he learned one of his biggest leadership lessons through a mutiny

For Jocko Willink, becoming a Navy SEAL was just like answering any other calling.<p>As he described it: "I guess there are some people who say, 'I want to be a businessman,' and there are some people who say, 'I want to be a rock star,' and there are some people who say, 'I want to be a car …

Fans That Cool Like Air Conditioners

Air conditioners are great, but they aren't for everyone. Whether your space can't accommodate one or you want to save money on a more …

Roost Sensor lets you know if you left your garage open

The Roost Smart Garage Door Sensor, unveiled at CES 2018, will let you know if the door is open or closed. It just can't do anything about it.<p>I admire Roost's approach to smartening up the home one 9-volt battery at a time. The company's latest gadget looks a lot like the original Roost Smart …

Smartenna+ emulates seven TV antennas to find the best OTA signal

Believe it or not, some people still get their television signal over the air from antennas. It's one way cord-cutters can watch local television without purchasing a cable subscription. Getting good reception can be tricky, though. Channel Master's new Smartenna+ is an amplified, indoor TV antenna …

10 Strength Exercises for Cyclists

At this point, there’s really no question that cyclists (and pretty much everybody, really) should be doing some form of resistance training.<p>With age, muscle mass dwindles and bones weaken. Strength training helps stem that process, making you more powerful and structurally sound—both really …

How to prevent neck pain when road riding

Paul Hough is lead sport/exercise physiologist at St Mary’s University and author of Advanced Personal Training and he explains how cycling can …

The 55 Best Questions To Ask To Break The Ice And Really Get To Know Someone

What’s the first question most people ask you when you meet?<p>It’s likely, “What do you do?”<p>This has become the new “How’s it going?” or “How about that weather?” and it’s awful.<p>If you’re anything like me, this question leaves you feeling sized-up and minimized. It’s as if the asker is thinking to …

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The Five Best Henleys, According to Reviewers

The <i>Outside</i> hallways are stacked with boxes, and our offices are overflowing with gear. But even we can't get our hands on every product. To fill the gaps, we often ask experts about the gear they're using. Other times, we read online reviews.<p>This week, we wanted to find the best henleys. So, we …

16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

Campari to Cardamaro, Ranking Amaro From Sweet to Bitter

You know summer’s really here when bartenders start mixing up Negronis. The combination of gin, vermouth, and Campari is about as classic as an …

The best robot vacuums

<i>By Liam McCabe</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After running more than 70 cleaning cycles …

Robotics

The Top History Books of 2016

This detailed account of the battles for control over the great expanse of the American plains brings nuance and new details to a moment that needs …

Great Depression

The Only 4 Exercises You Really Need

I do my best to exercise 5 to 6 times a week, but there are days when I simply cannot pull myself out of bed in time to sweat before work, or when I'm traveling and my normal routine is completely thrown off track. Instead of completely scrapping my routine, I’ll try and squeeze in a few bodyweight …

The Ultimate Budget-Friendly Home Gym

TRX or Resistance Cords<p>Amazon<p>Wrap TRX suspension cords around a pole or tree, and you’re set up for squats, one-legged squats, side lunges, and more.<p>“I love TRX because it pulls me while I am doing familiar moves. That works my balance, and complements weighted strength moves,” Davison says.<p>She …

How to Build a Window Box

Amp up your home’s curb appeal with a flower-filled window box that you can make yourself.<p>Photo: sharingrace.com<p>A window box can add enormous curb …

How To Brew Iced Coffee

Learn how to make this refreshing drink using a coffee press<p>While iced coffee is delicious all year round, as temperatures rise, its popularity …

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal

What’s better than a warm, stick-to-your-ribs breakfast after a chilly morning ride? A warm, stick-to-your-ribs breakfast that takes almost no prep work, and no morning prep work at all.<p>“This is a favorite fall breakfast recipe in my home, and I thought I'd pass it along because it's foolproof, …

How to Make Your Own Beef Jerky

Slow-cook the ultimate, protein-packed snack right in your kitchen<p>Jerky might be the world’s greatest portable protein. But you don’t have to swerve into a convenience store every time you need a fix.<p>“If you make your own jerky, you have ultimate control over the flavor,” says Benkei O’Sullivan, …

A Killer Core Workout for Cyclists Who Hate Crunches

Take your riding to the next level with this fast 10-minute core workout.<p>This 10-minute routine will work the key muscles that can improve your power and endurance in the saddle. Do 12 reps of each move, one after the next, with no rest. Repeat for another set. Yep, you just got more time to ride. …

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22 New Ways to Crush Your Core

Chisel your abs with these genius exercises<p>If you spend enough time learning about fitness, you’ll come to a clear conclusion: There’s always more to learn. There’s always a better workout. There’s always another exercise variation.<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY—Fast Bodyweight Workouts From <i>Men’s Health</i> That …

The best in-ear headphones under $40

<i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>The Wirecutter</i><i>, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>If you're looking for the best in-ear headphones on a budget, get the Brainwavz Delta With In-Line Microphone. After 32 hours of research on hundreds of in-ear headphones priced at …

Consumer Tech

This Kit For A DIY Water Filter Cleans Your Water Without Any Chemicals

Most water filters rely on chemicals that quickly run out. But the Sustainable Filtration Kit lets anyone make their own carbon filter from free …

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5 Healthy and Quick Lunches You Can Make For $5

Prep a few minutes the night before and you’ll eat like a king come noon—without straining your wallet<p>It’s no secret that brown-bagging your lunch is cheaper, healthier, and all around better than buying an overpriced, oversized sandwich at the corner deli. But even so, most of us don’t have much …

Stock Your Home Bar Without Going Broke

Your guide to everything from glassware to mixers<p>If every guy had the time and money, we'd all build full-scale Irish pubs in our basements, with Guinness on draught and high-end whiskey flowing like water. Fortunately, you don't need to strike it rich to create a killer home bar.<p>“A great home bar, …

The 35-Piece Ultimate Survival Kit

What's the price of safety? $9,340! Whether you're bugging out, sheltering in place, or just stocking up your bunker, these tools will help you ride out any emergency in style.<p>1. Pack the bomb-proof North Face Base Camp XL duffel with food, cash, batteries, and warm clothes, and stash it in your …

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How to Make a Simple Cup of Coffee

It's subtler business than you might think.<p>Today’s coffee-shop owners don’t just place orders for beans. They backpack up the sides of volcanoes in Guatemala and Panama to find previously undiscovered farmers who will grow and process beans to their specifications. And if they’ve paid to trek to …