Vikas Ramani

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Brand-Name Luxury at Bargain Prices?! Why Japan is the Best Place to Buy Quality Watches!

Whether we’re at a meeting or out on the town, when we want to make an impression, what’s on our wrist says as much about our personality and …

Watches

The Secret to True Love According to Three Old Grandmas

"I absolutely think you can find 'the love of your life,'" says 71-year-old Honey. "But yes, love is just as scary when you're old as it is when you're young."<p>At 28, I've finally started to feel like a grown-up. When I was in my early 20s, I dated sleazy photographers or DJs who never introduced me …

See What Happens Inside Your Body When You Procrastinate

Think your dilly-dallying is innocent? Here’s how it may kill you<p>In the moment, procrastination might feel great. Your future self can worry about all those long-put-off errands, appointments, problems, or projects.<p>But something very different is happening inside your body. Fuschia Sirois, Ph.D., …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Nutrition,Nutrition,Food science,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing,Food & drink,Life and style,Science<p>Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p>Have you ever wondered why …

Low Fat

The Hottest Tech Trend of 2015: The Explosion of Wearables

From gauging muscle activity to analyzing running form, fitness trackers are becoming smarter—and moving beyond the wrist<p>As befits a trend that begain with activity-tracking wristbands and Google Glass, wearable tracking technology has become both more mind-blowing AND more commonplace at the same …

26 Ways to Feed Your Body for Results

The right food and drink to keep you fit<p>Sports nutrition is easy, if you’re a cartoon character. Take Popeye: The gravel-voiced sailorman would down a can of spinach, and next thing he knew he was shot-putting a bowling ball into the stratosphere. Try that at home and the only thing you’ll be …

8 Variations of the Pushup

Try these tough alternatives to the traditional pushup<p>The pushup is probably the first muscle-building exercise most guys ever master, and also the first one they abandon. At some point they discover the bench press, come up off the floor, and never look back. But if you want a truly athletic …

Swim Your Way to a 6-Pack

Here's our seven-step plan for leaving everyone in your wake<p>We're giving it to you straight: You're never going to swim like Michael Phelps. For starters, you're probably not 6'4''—and in the water, length means speed. Then there's your—by comparison—penguinlike wing span. Phelps's span is 79 …

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

The Body-Weight Abs Blaster

Send a shockwave through your six-pack<p>Four exercises. Two rounds. No weights necessary. “This bodyweight challenge might not look tough, but each move delivers a hit to your abs,” explains Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> “And the cumulative impact of performing rep after rep …

11 Essential Rules to Dressing Like an Adult

How to dress like a confident, in-the-know guy<p>Your driver’s license gives away your age. Don’t let your clothes do the same. Now is the time to start showing off the older, wiser, sophisticated man you are—starting with these essentials.<p><b>1. Find a suit that fits.</b> <br>A little boy wearing a suit for the …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Outfit Yourself with Clothes That Never Go Out of Style

Consider this your guide to timeless essentials<p>It's okay that you consider your favorite athletic jersey a "classic," but there are a few other staples you should have in your closet. Take a cue from generations past and give your look an old-school edge with sharp accessories—like these flower …

This Flappy Bird In A Box Hack Is Way More Impressive Than The Game

The death of Flappy Bird has brought out more ridiculous knock-offs than should be permissible by the standards of the Geneva Convention. It’s gotten so bad Apple and Google decided to ban them, but the one Flappy Bird knock-off we’d love to play isn’t on the App Store either, it’s in a box.<p>Fawn …

App Store

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Paradise<p>Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)<p>There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. …

Leap Motion

Leap Motion’s technology is literally reminiscent of the computer interface portrayed in the 2002 science fiction movie Minority Report. The company’s $80 sensor and software package allows users to control computers with their hand motions, tracking the movements of all ten fingers down to one …

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