Vivek Ramachandran

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100 Essential Skills Every Backpacker Should Know

Before the TripMake a firestarterEasy Dryer lint and candle wax in a cardboard egg carton compartment (poke a bit of lint out of the wax for a wick). …

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

The 30 Best Abs Exercises of All Time

Full-Spectrum Strong: Army Ranger Workout

Five years ago, Major Mark Ivezaj went searching for a better training program for the men under his command in Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th …

The Eras of the Geologic Time Scale

The Geologic Time Scale is the history of the Earth broken down into spans of time marked by various events. There are other markers, like the types …

Paleontology

Here's How Many Calories You Burn Doing 39 Popular Exercises

What burns it best?<p>Everything we do burns calories. But have you ever wondered how your running habits compare to your friend's cycling sessions? Or …

A Quest to Find the Formula for Perfect Health

In 2010, an economist and a psychologist teamed up to determine the salary that would bring maximum happiness. The much-touted number they came up with was $75,000: people’s contentment would rise along with their incomes but only up to that threshold, at which point it would plateau or drop.<p>Our …

Homebrewing 101: How to Make Great Kit Beer | The Art of Manliness

Few images of summer being ushered in are as iconic as dear old dad or grandpa sitting on the porch with a cold beer in his hand. It’s likely that …

31 Simple Style Cheat Sheets For Guys Who Don't Know WTF They're Doing

Dress for success.

Picture Books for Rock and Roll Parents and Their Kids

As Neil Young said, “Rock and roll is here to stay,” so it’s never too early to start exposing your kids to the magic of this musical tradition. Love …

Learn the Basics of Sheet Music with This 5-Minute Video

For non-musicians, sheet music can look incomprehensible. Dots, wavy things, and doodles somehow equate to the written version of music. So how do we …

Bachelorette Party

How To Photograph The Milky Way Like A Boss

• 109shares<br>• 7<p>We’ve all seen amazing photographs of the Milky Way arching over the sky, illuminating some exotic tropical beach or an abandoned wooden …

Crucial Tips for Perfecting Your Astrophotography

For many photographers, venturing beyond daytime shooting is something that is both intriguing and a little bit scary.That fear makes sense, though: …

The Good, Bad and Ugly When Training With a Bad Back

We need healthy back muscles to squat, to press, to pull, to push. And for anyone who’s been sidelined by a back injury, you know how important …

7 Tips for Achieving Your Goals From a Productivity Expert

The beginning of a new year is quickly approaching, which makes now the perfect time to take stock of your priorities and set goals for your future. …

Tips to Improve Your Memory in an Age of Digital Amnesia

What does technology do to our memory?As we become more reliant on our smartphones, we run the risk of living in a world of ‘digital amnesia’. No …

A Beginner Flow for Anyone Who's Intimidated by Yoga

A yoga studio can be an intimidating place. Just imagine: uber-limber people standing on their heads talking about downward dogs and cat-cows. <i>Cat</i> …

How to Hold Your Breath Longer | The Art of Manliness

Thousands of years before SCUBA or even rudimentary mechanical diving apparatuses, human beings plumbed the ocean’s depths with nothing but …

8 weight-loss routines to get your body fat under 10%

Now that you’ve made some headway in the gym, you want to start honing in on the details, like dropping your body fat percentage. How hard could it …

I Was A Really Shitty Husband And I Didn’t Realize It Until Too Late

I was a shitty husband.<p>And it’s not because I’m a massive jerk, or abusive, or particularly difficult to get along with.<p><b>I was a shitty husband</b> …

Watch: The Seven-Minute Workout To Get Into Shape Efficiently, Backed By Science

<b>Keen to</b> get into shape but tight on time?<p><b>This seven-minute</b> workout, termed high intensity circuit training (HICT), is designed to improve one’s …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

<i>By Michael Beck, GQ.</i><p>Getty Images<p>It sounds like a bad infomercial: Get ripped in less time! We're conditioned to believe that jaw-dropping, body-transforming results are achieved only by putting in the hours. But if you've been adhering to the muscle-isolating back-and-bi, chest-and-tri gospel, the …

The Best Stability Ball Moves for a Strong Core

We love finding new ways to work your core. The powerhouse muscle group provides stability and strength for everything from lifting heavier weights …

Workouts

The Most Effective Core Moves to Do at the Gym

We're all for planking your way to a stronger core. And odds are you have a handful of go-to bodyweight abs exercises that you do on the mat when …

Workouts

9 microwave snacks you can cook in a mug

Breakfast

3 Quick Total Body Workouts Recommended by the Pros

We’ve all done it: You start a workout regimen, excited about getting into shape. You aced the first one. On the second, you were feeling strong. …

Workouts

Brain fitness tips to improve concentration and memory

.Concentration–or attention– and memory are two crucial mental skills and are directly related. <i>In fact, many memory complaints have nothing to do</i> …

How to Make Beef Jerky | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Tim Ferriss‘ new book,</i> The Four Hour Chef<i>.</i><p><b>An Introduction to Dehydrating Food</b><p>Dehydration is all about removing …

The Best Free Interval Workout Videos on YouTube

Going harder, better, faster, stronger is sometimes just what you need to take your fitness game to the next level—and that’s where interval training …

Exercise

The Total-Body Mixed Martial Arts Workout Anyone Can Do

EDITOR'S PICK{{displayTitle}}<p>Let's not pretend Ronda Rousey didn't change things.<p>Today, the professional fighter is just about everywhere you look. …