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Author who studies millionaires: How to get rich and then stay rich

Being rich, or becoming financially independent, boils down to a two-step process:<p>Accumulate wealth<br>• Keep the wealth you've accumulated<p>In my book …

Self-improvement

10 Steps To A Perfectly Organised Wardrobe

A definitive guide to getting more value and variation from your clothes<p>Minimalism might be the smug Instagram ideal, but the reality for most people …

There's an African High-Fiber Diet That Can Turn Your Gut Bacteria Into Super Fat Busters

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. As it …

Nutrition

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, Find a Wall ASAP, and Do This Amazing Stretch

Tight hips are a common affliction among us desk dwellers. They can lead to lower back pain and tightness in our legs and just make us feel all around uncomfortable. Free your tight hips by finding a wall and doing this life-changing stretch (no really, it's <i>that</i> good!).<p>Known as figure four, you can …

The 4 Boots You Can Wear with Every Suit

A primer—and reminder—on how to keep your suits looking their sharpest when you're swapping in seasonal footwear.<p>Wearing boots with a suit isn't a difficult endeavor—wear suit, add boots—but it's one that does require a level of finesse (and not the Bruno Mars kind). Specifically, you've got to …

Men's Fashion

Mission Workshop's Marker sweater is going to become your new travel staple

You won't want to travel without it.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Merino is something we just can't stop gushing over. If you travel a lot and want to …

Crew Neck

Is there such a thing as an autism gene?

Researchers have known that genes contribute to autism since the 1970s, when a team found that identical twins often share the condition. Since then, scientists have been racking up potential genetic culprits in autism, a process that DNA-decoding technologies have accelerated in the past decade.<p>As …

For Children With Autism, No More Being Hushed

For autistic children, Dorothy Siegel does not believe in paraprofessionals, the teaching assistants sometimes assigned to shadow students in class.<p>To show you why, Ms. Siegel, 70, a longtime special education advocate, grabs your arm, pokes you and forcibly turns your head toward the teacher, the …

Education

Our 12 Favorite Weekender Travel Bags

There's an art to being a weekend warrior. You need to pick adventures that are exciting, but not too far away, and you need to pack smartly, so you can get out of the house quickly. The right bag can certainly help with the latter. You'll need something that's organized, and just the right size. …

The Only Kettlebell Routine You'll Ever Need

We challenge you to find a piece of fitness equipment that’s more versatile—or more effective—than the kettlebell. You won’t.<p>“A single kettlebell can be used to develop max strength, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular capacity and power,” explains Karen Smith, a master kettlebell instructor …

Grandmothers who smoked in pregnancy may have triggered autism in grandaughters

Grandmothers who smoked during pregnancy may have triggered autistic traits in their grandaughters, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists at the University of Bristol followed 14,500 participants in the Children of the 90s study, and found that that if a girl’s maternal grandmother smoked during …

The 15-Minute Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

The last thing any runner, mountain biker, or rock climber wants to do is take their strength training to the (not so great) indoors. But like it or not, strength training is a critical part of an endurance workout regimen. It prevents muscle imbalances, protects you from injury, and increases …

Relics of the Ancient Past: Q&A with Author Alastair Reynolds on 'Revenger'

Two young women join a dangerous expedition combing through the rubble left behind from countless past solar system civilizations in "Revenger" …

Science Fiction

This Oscar-Nominated Documentary About Autism Celebrates The Outsider

"Life, Animated" director Roger Ross Williams says "no one should be left behind."<p>At the age of 3, Owen Suskind stopped speaking. His non-verbal state, his parents soon learned, stemmed from autism. Owen’s ability to socialize was replaced by a keen interest in classic Disney movies, which he …

How to Drink Less

And why you should consider a sober February.<p>Making your way through this cruel, confounding, ever-changing world is difficult. Something make you anxious this week, or any week? Lay it on me at askdaveholmes@gmail.com. I'm here to help you minimize the damage you will necessarily inflict on the …

Fecal transplant improves autism symptoms

While many people are aware of the behavioural symptoms associated with autism, probably not so many realize that autistics often also have …

The US Virgin Islands Will Give You Money to Visit in 2017

This is not a drill.<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the US Virgin Islands will pay you to take a vacation …

Autism: Scientists May Be Able To Explain A Third Of All Cases

The discovery could help researchers develop a treatment.<p>The scarcity of a single protein in the brain could explain as many as a third of all cases …

10 Ways to Lose your Gut, According to Science

With guys, weight gain—and loss—is all about the gut.<p>Men are genetically predisposed to carry any excess weight in their abdomens, says Brian …

How to Get a Superhero Body in 90 Days or Less!

Superheroes come in all kinds of packages these days: comedians like Chris Pratt and Seth Rogen, ex-little guys like Robert Downey Jr. The latest bro-next-door to transform into a man of steel? Ant-Man's Paul Rudd. To which we say: If a goofball like Paul Rudd can do it, then why can't we? Joel …

Autism and Air Pollution: New Study Bolsters Suspected Link

Pregnant women may nearly double their risk of giving birth to a child with autism by inhaling smog spewed by vehicles or smoke stacks, according to a new Harvard study that could help unlock the deepest autism mysteries.<p>The research, released Thursday, fortifies previous scientific findings that …

Kelli Stapleton Can’t Forgive Herself for Trying to Kill Her Violent, Autistic Daughter. Can You?

By Noon They’d Both Be In Heaven<p>KELLI STAPLETON, whose teenage daughter was autistic and prone to violent rages, had come to fear for her life. So …

Broccoli chemical may improve autism symptoms

Massachusetts General Hospital found that young adults and teens with autism reported fewer symptoms when taking sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli<p>A chemical found in broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage may improve some symptoms of autism, a new study has found.<p>Autistic teenagers and young …

The 5 Kinds of Cufflinks Every Man Needs in His Life

Severe Hail Storm in Florence Causes Museums to Close

In Praise of the Nightcap

One more drink tonight? One more drink tonight.<p><i>Published in the Esquire's Fall 2013 Big Black Book</i><p><b>It's been a long evening.</b> You've already had a preprandial cocktail, three glasses of tempranillo, an espresso, maybe even an old Armagnac or a splash of the malt. You could go home. But the company is …

Shoe Porn: Clarks Desert Boots

Destroying Detroit (in Order to Save It)

It took over 300 years to build this city. It'll take about four to knock it down. Howie Kahn rides shotgun with the men who are demolishing the abandoned, godforsaken homes of Detroit—all 70,000 of them—and paving the way for one last shot at the future<p>The massive twelve-wheeled demolition truck …

The 6 Shoes That Will Last a Lifetime Photos | GQ

Everything has a top shelf—that's why Dom Pérignon, Aston Martins, and Jennifer Lawrence all exist—and this is the top shelf of dress shoes. Feast your eyes (and your wallets) on the six best hunks of tanned hide that money can buy. Here, we break down their hand-tooled details, explain why the …