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Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? Build ’Em With Just 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core -- without doing situps -- using a routine that spares your lower back<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this — and lots more ended up with back …

Workouts

Tempow turns any old Bluetooth speakers into a surround sound system

One of the most distinctive features in the Moto X4 -- its ability to stream music to multiple Bluetooth speakers at once -- came from Tempow, a small Paris-based startup. That's particularly useful for those of us who've collected several Bluetooth speakers over the years. The company has spent …

Audiophile

The 11 Best Running Books

Even the most obsessed runners can only spend at most a few hours running every day, which leaves a lot of time to fill. Sure, you might “work”, and …

19 Muscle-Building Band Moves for Men Over 40

Add some stretch to your workouts.<p>Elastic exercise bands don’t offer the same machismo factor as barbells and dumbbells, but it’s a mistake to think that they’re just useless accessories scattered around your gym floor. Lifting with bands can actually be harder than hoisting iron, because bands …

Workouts

6 Weird Signs You May Have an Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency is a common problem—and weird things can happen to your body when you’re not getting enough of this mineral.<p>Iron is one of the most important nutrients in your diet, since it helps different proteins deliver oxygen to your body. But the truth is, much of the world doesn’t get enough …

Wellness

You Don't Need a Gym to Lose Fat and Build Muscle — Try These 11 Equipment-Free Moves

The gym isn't the only place where you can lose body fat and build muscle. Weightlifting will allow to you achieve both goals simultaneously, but it isn't your only option if you want to get stronger. Using your body as a weight can and will help you turn excess body fat into lean muscle. …

Workouts

This Chicken Piccata Will Be a Family Favorite — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

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The 10 best high-end acoustic guitars: the best guitars for experts and pro players

<b>For professional live and studio players, here are the very best of the high-end, the guitars that are reserved for those who have north of $/£1,000</b> …

Acoustic Guitar

The Best Entry-Level Receivers for Your Bookshelf Speakers

To get the best out of your bookshelf speakers, or even integrate them in a home theater system that you’re building, you need to invest in a …

Audiophile

How to Develop the Best Arm Muscles Ever! - Infographic

There are muscular bodies. And, then there are muscular bodies that have made history, placing people like Hulk Hogan, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, …

Exercise

This Little Gadget Creates a Force Field Against Mosquitos

Anybody who has used mosquito spray — which I assume is everybody — knows that there are obvious downsides. It’s oily. It smells bad. And it doesn’t …

Camping

Read This Before You Pick Out Your Kitchen Counters

We run through the pros and cons of some of the most popular picks for the kitchen.<p>The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but it’s the countertop …

Home Improvement

How to repair a gouged wood floor

<i>Q: A metal picture frame sitting on a bookcase fell about three feet and caused a small puncture wound in my parquet floor. The floor was installed in the 1960s and was refinished and stained seven years ago. I have some of the stain left over. How do I fix this hole?</i><p><b>Alexandria</b><p><b>A:</b> Sometimes damage …

Woodworking

Another side of Amy Winehouse: intimate photographs by her friend Blake Wood

For Amy Winehouse, 2008 was a year of extreme highs and confounding lows – business as usual, in other words, but even more so. The zenith came in February, when the 24-year-old singer dominated the Grammys with five wins, a record for a British woman. She couldn’t be in the US, because of visa …

winehouse

How To Clean Vinyl Records - MTT

Ever play a vinyl record and listen to the clicks and pops an old record makes? All those sounds can be prevented by simply keeping your records free …

Cleaning

Every Cut of Steak, Ranked by How (Un)Healthy They Are

Red meat isn’t so healthy to start with, but some cuts are significantly worse than othersWe’ve already written about how the meat industry is …

BBQ

TOP 10 DIY PAINTING HACKS

So let me start by saying I do not enjoy painting. Not even a little. Due to our high ceilings, we had to hire someone with a very big ladder to …

DIY

25 Handy Measuring Hacks All DIYers Should Know

There are a few essential skills that almost every DIY project requires at some point. One of the most foundational of these is accurate measuring. …

Woodworking

This could be the last year you'll want to buy headphones — a new audio technology is coming in 2019 that could make them obsolete

Headphones may start to look like old technology in 2019 when Noveto, a startup based in Israel, showcases its new "focused audio" devices to attendees of the biggest tech show of any year, CES.<p>Noveto has come up with a technology that can do exactly the same thing as headphones — deliver sound …

Consumer Tech

10 Ways to Enjoy the Best Grilled Salmon

Grilled salmon is an easy, good-for-you meal your whole family will enjoy. Not only does grilled salmon taste great even without sauces and …

Seafood

The Best Vinyl Record Storage Options - Turntable Kitchen

One of the many benefits of owning vinyl records, as opposed to digital music, is that they are tactile. You can hold them in your hands. And, of …

Vinyl Records

I'm a Yoga Instructor, and These Are the 8 Stretches I Always Do After a Run

I was a yoga instructor before I became a runner, so having flexible muscles was always a priority for me. It became even more essential in order to prevent injury and the incredible tightness running created. Without fail, after a run, you will see me doing these eight stretches to target my …

Yoga

6 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

The Routine<p>Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you’ll never have a six-pack. But exercising your core is still important: Strong …

Workouts

If Your Hamstrings Are Crazy Tight, Open Them With These 18 Stretches

Tight hamstrings go hand-in-hand with running, biking, or sitting at a desk all day. Aside from not being able to jump into a full split on a whim (you know you want to!), tight hamstrings can cause hip, lower back, and knee pain. If you stretch your hamstrings regularly, they will open up! Add …

Yoga

How To Make Real KFC Chicken (With All 11 'Secret' Herbs And Spices)

The recipe for KFC chicken used to be a closely guarded secret. However, a former KFC employee recently leaked the alleged "11 secret herbs and …

13 Things You Should Never Do To Your Lawn

Whether you have a green thumb or not, it’s easy to maintain a blissful, barefoot-worthy backyard. For starters, avoid these 13 no-nos.<p>Leaving grass …

Cooking for comfort? Anthony Bourdain's rich lasagna Bolognese is one of our favorites

Like many fellow cooks, I came of age reading Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential” while studying in culinary school in 2003 and planning for a career around food. Bourdain’s book was a glimpse into the down-and-dirty-world of real kitchens. While the newly formed Food Network revolved around …

Easy to Make DIY Floating Shelves

DIY Floating Shelves are really easy to make! And they are the perfect shelves to build in a small, narrow half bath like I have. They take just a …

The Beatles’ Revelatory White Album Demos: A Complete Guide

“Cry Baby Cry”<p>Lennon was clearly enthusiastic about “Cry Baby Cry,” pushing it to the top of the pile as the first song tackled at the Esher summit. …

Guitar

7 Underrated Americana Albums You Need To Hear

If you’re exploring Americana, some of the greatest pleasures can come when you get off the main highways and onto the backroads. Here are some of …