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Why You Should Form Hobbies Instead Of Habits

Four or so years ago, I was enticed to join a Crossfit gym. Before then, I'd had no habit of working out. While I'd played sports growing up and could comfortably run 3 miles and knew how to do a proper push-up, I'd never really spent time learning about exercising or trying to work out for any …

How to Fix a Really Ugly Squat

Improve Your Squat From the Bottom Up<p>Improve Your Squat... Backwards<p>Reverse patterning was first introduced by Gray Cook. It's simple: if you want to …

Bodyweight Exercise

Drop One Belt Size in One Month!

Get ready to buy a smaller pair of pants. This cutting-edge fat-loss plan will make you stronger and leaner in just four weeks<p>The scale isn’t the best indicator of fat loss. If you want to lose inches around your middle, you need to pack on pounds of lean muscle. The reason: Muscle takes energy …

Stop Letting The Fear Of Failure Hold You Back

By Rob Fee,<p>When I was in the 4th grade there was a kid in my class named James. He lived close to me so I would go over to his house from time to …

40+ Paleo Recipes That Aren't Just Steak

From root veggie salads to roasted eggplant, these paleo recipes are so much more than your run-of-the-mill (boring!) steak.

Recipes

Macaroni and Cheese With Black Beans and Chipotle Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients2 teaspoons cornstarch1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk2 eggs1/2 pound elbow macaroni1 (15-ounce) can black beans, …

Why One Woman Studies Physics

In this short animated video, Xiangjun Shi (who goes by "Shixie") explains why she studies Physics. Of course, it helps that she also studied …

Animation

Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …

How to Enjoy Downtown Napa

Shares 19<p>The Napa Valley is synonymous with wine and romantic getaways.<p>Simply mention the region and watch as imagery of vast vineyards and rolling …

Travel

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.

Workouts

Want a Tight Butt That Defies Gravity?

Each day at sunrise, 32-year-old LisaVan Sciver, a full-time ski patroller at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming, is on the slopes—some of the most challenging in North America, by the way, with one of the highest vertical drops—to make sure the conditions are stable enough to open the …

Death and Dying: Living and Dying in 140 Characters

"Heart rate dropping. Heart dropping."<p>In 36 characters, a grieving son captured on Twitter one of the most complex and universal human experiences -- the death of a mother.<p>NPR radio host Scott Simon made international news in July when he tweeted over the span of several days from his mother's …

Dogs

Kim Kardashian’s New Blonde Hair: Her Stylist Explains All

<b>Kim Kardashian</b> is keeping up with a new do! Almost three months after giving birth to baby <b>North West</b>, the 32-year-old stepped out for a Labor Day …

The Memory Hack That Got Me Through Med School–And Inspired A Startup

By Shiv Gaglani4 minute Read<p>As a medical student with a background in neuroscience, I’m constantly searching for brain hacks that will help me learn</i> …

How and Why We Age: The Power of Telomeres and Telomerase

Twenty years ago little was known about the aging process. Many ideas existed but nothing was certain. Today we know how and why we age. We cannot control it just yet, but even that may change in the near future.<p>The human body has 100 trillion highly-specialized cells. Each of these cells has sets …

Cardiovascular System

11 Nerdiest Jokes on FUTURAMA (And What They Mean)

Nigel G. Mitchell<p>8/07/2013 06:00:00 PM Futurama, television<p><i>Futurama</i> has developed a cult following partially due to the large number of in-jokes it …

Scientists create “impossible material”—dubbed Upsalite—by accident | Ars Technica

Reaction left over the weekend produces a material sought since the 1800s.<p>Researchers in Uppsala, Sweden, accidentally left a reaction running over …

The Physics Behind Schrödinger's Cat Paradox

Google honors the physicist today with a Doodle. We explain the science behind his famous paradox.<p><b>His feline paradox thought experiment has become a pop culture staple, but it was Erwin Schrödinger's work in quantum mechanics that cemented his status within the world of physics.</b><p>The Nobel …

Quantum Mechanics

6 Freaky Things Your Body Does (Explained by Science)

The human body is a strange and mysterious place filled with gross guts and gurgling magic potions. There are all sorts of confusing or nonsensical …

Mount Everest

Who’s afraid of the amygdala? Research blows away "fear center" myth

New revelations about your brain’s so-called “fear center” explain why it’s misleading to say “this part of the brain does x”. Maggie Koerth-Baker …

Build Shoulders Like Boulders Workout

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Single Muscle Group<p>Training Level<p>Intermediate<p>Program Duration8 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>1<p>Time Per …

Do You Need to Squat Deeply?

Here's what you need to know...<p>Some people just aren't built to squat deeply without major pain.<br>• A stronger or deeper squat doesn't necessarily …

Bodyweight Exercise

Hit Your Glutes & Hamstrings Hard

Do you find yourself hammering your hamstrings in the gym, but failing to see the gains that your hard effort deserves? Sometimes you just need to …

Bodyweight Bodybuilder: The Mass-Building Calisthenic Workout

Bodyweight training isn't just for martial artists and other wiry athletes. Match the perfect movement with the right rep scheme, and build muscle …

Are You Having Problems With Fat Loss? – Lifestyle and Strength - The lifestyle site for those devoted to a strong body, a healthy mind and a well-fed soul.

By this point in the fat loss season, a small percentage of people have achieved their goal of having a beach ready body for the summer. A larger …

High Intensity Interval Training: The Ultimate Fat Blaster

High Intensity Interval Training is quite possibly, one of the best ways you can burn fat - In the SHORTEST TIME POSSIBLE! In this article, I'm going …

HIIT

No Equipment Needed For Killer Core Exercise

If you want to increase your gains, consider training from a different angle -- literally. "Running with your body on a slant forces your core …

Health