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20-Minute No-Equipment Total-Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Strength training at the gym or taking a class at a fitness studio is great, but sometimes, you just want to get in your workout at home—or on …

Workouts

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

7 Companies That Can Help You Make Your Eco-Pod

If you like the cozy, low maintenance joy of small space living, then you’ll probably find eco-pods very appealing. Eco-pods are self-contained architectural units that are sustainably manufactured, transportable, built with the environment in mind—and often, they function off the grid.<p>Some having …

3 Stocks With Promising, Amazon-Like Growth Potential

Amazon has made investors rich over the past 20 years. These three companies could have similar potential.<p>Shares of <b>Amazon.com, Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) …

Investing

Janus Phoenix 250 Motorcycle

This motorcycle ($6,600) is hand made in Indiana, with a design that's based on the old British cafe racers (simple, lightweight bikes that were built for quick bursts of speed). Standout details include a hand-formed aluminum tank, a noticeable lack of plastic parts, front and rear disk brakes, …

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 …

The 8 Coolest TED Talks on Psychology

Humans are strange, complicated creatures. Understand them a little better with these talks.<p>Humans, we all know, are strange, irrational, beautiful creatures who often act in weird and wonderful ways. That makes us hard to deal with sometimes, but it also makes us totally fascinating.<p>All our quirks …

How Bill Belichick gives the Patriots an edge over every other NFL team at draft time

The New England Patriots wear the bull's-eye this fall. Every fall, in fact.<p>The Patriots have won eight consecutive AFC East titles and 14 of the …

The Best Life Lessons We Learned From Children's Books

They still have a lot to teach us.<p>Children’s books are full of wisdom. They contain some of the most important, well said, and beautifully told …

6 Apps That Make Skiing Better and Safer

I love to ski, but between the storm tracking, time in a car, expensive lift tickets, and danger (both inbounds and out), this sport can be a pain in the ass. One way that I’ve made the whole process more manageable is to rely on a series of useful winter apps. Of course, they don’t replace good …

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Self-improvement

7 Moves That Will Get You Ready for Ski Season

Winter is just around the corner, and if you want to get in ski-season shape by the time snow begins to fall, you need to start training now.<p>No one knows the benefits of off-mountain training better than pro skier Crystal Wright. One month after winning the 2012 Freeskiing World Tour, she broke her …

How Northern Iowa suffered the greatest collapse in NCAA Tournament history

Depending on which probability calculator you ask, Northern Iowa had a 99.99 or 100 percent chance at winning with 40 seconds to go. They allowed the biggest last-minute comeback in college basketball history and lost in double OT.<p>Northern Iowa might have just allowed the most improbable comeback …

Mathematicians find a peculiar pattern in primes

Prime numbers, divisible only by 1 and themselves, hate to repeat themselves. They prefer not to mimic the final digit of the preceding prime, …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Commuting

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Parabola

<i>with sincere apologies to Wallace Stevens,<br>and to all poets, everywhere</i><p><b>I.</b><p>All my life<br>I had known only lines<br>so when my teacher<br>drew a parabola<br>I …

Equations

The Save-the-World Diet for Athletes

The Mediterranean diet burst into American consciousness in the mid 1970s when renowned physiologist Ancel Keys began championing it as a heart-healthy way to eat. Since then, the primarily plant-based program has oscillated in popularity. Now, researchers are bringing it back because they believe …

The New Rules of Skiing

Even if you’re a dedicated snow chaser, there are always new ways to make this ski season the best one yet. We did the footwork and found the techniques, tips, and deals that are going to change your powder days in 2015.<p>Forget Pizza and French Fries<p>The way resorts teach skiing and riding is …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

A Convincing Theory About Human Evolution

No ape had done that before.<p>It was an important milestone in the story of human evolution.<p>The ancestor in question, Homo erectus, could use simple tools and hunt. His diet was more meat-based than plant-based. Meat has more calories than food derived from plants. Humans had transformed themselves …

Anthropology

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Productivity

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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Articles about sustainable home silicon valley on Dwell.com - Dwell

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Back by popular demand, the Dwell Home Tours series will make its way back to Silicon Valley this year.<p>For our last stop on this year’s Dwell Home Tours program, we’ll be making our way to …

Silicon Valley

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

Stock Markets