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My Mistress review – BDSM coming of age story that plays it too safe

The coming of age genre is a versatile canvas on which familiar storytelling themes can be layered. Australian cinema has seen plenty over the years, with explorations of first love, formative relationships and naive decisions put in front of a range of backgrounds including action heists (The Big …

The 3 most useful skills to teach at a hackathon

I spent last weekend mentoring participants in PennApps, a hackathon organized by undergraduate students at UPenn. I enjoyed the experience of mentoring, and had an especially great time pretending to know a lot about hardware.<p>While working with various teams, I noticed a pattern: although I was …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

How to Make Amazing Barbacoa at Home

Traditional barbacoa involves slow-roasting a cow's head or a whole goat or lamb in a pit filled with hot rocks. But chef Roberto Santibañez has …

Miranda Lambert's No-Plan Method for Losing Weight

Read an excerpt from Miranda Lambert's June 2014 cover story.<p>At a diner in Studio City, California, Miranda Lambert peruses the menu and notes that there's a sandwich named after Kristen Bell called the K-Bell—which includes egg whites and avocado and a side of fruit. If Miranda had a sandwich …

The 10 Dead-Simple Rules for Eating While You Exercise

A few rules for eating from the chef of the Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling TeamPart of our dead-simple fitness program<p><b>Powering your workouts</b> involves more than just eating before and after.Your entire day of food should focus on preparing for and recovering from exercise. Reduce your calorie consumption …

The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …