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    No. 10 Have A Cup Of Green Tea

    Green tea offers numerous health benefits and will cause you to burn more calories daily. This beverage is very rich in antioxidant content and will help fend off free-radical damage that could lead to disease. Be sure to serve your green tea with some lemon rather than added sugar to prevent the addition of unnecessary calories.

If you want to get leaner but don't want to be found spending every waking second you happen to have in the gym, it's time to look at some shortcuts you can take to up your calorie burn so you can destroy body fat faster. Far too many men look for ways that they can cut calories, but rather than taking this approach, focus on what you can do to burn more calories so the process is a lot less painful. Let's walk you through 10 great ways to boost your calorie burn and get closer to that body you've been aiming for.

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    9. Nebraska

    Huskers football isn't just a one-tent setup for game day; it's an all-town, all-day festival with more than enough beer and brats to go around. Fans don’t just set up tents for game day (although the tents you'll find are decked out to the nines with satellite TVs and more than enough food and beer to feed a small Huskers army); they head downtown to the Historic Haymarket, where the party just keeps going and going.

By Marcy Franklin
The Daily Meal

Summer's wrapping up, and we're (begrudgingly) putting the bikinis in the back of our drawers and digging out our second most favorite attire: Football jerseys. Time to dust off the body paint, the team sweatshirts, party beads, face tattoos, baby cheerleader outfits, and doggy costumes, and fire up the grill: It's tailgating season.

While some of us prefer to watch the games in the cool shelter of a bar with a hi-def TV, there's nothing quite like a college tailgate. Because, let's be real, once the hot dogs and burgers are polished off, the keg is tapped, and you've long lost the ping-pong balls for beer pong, you may not even find it in you to drag your feet into the stadium. (We personally know we haven't made it to a few college football games or two after some heavy tailgating -- go Buffs.) When you find a tailgate as legendary as you do at these 13 schools, we think you're not missing too much if you decide to camp out for a while -- after all, you've more than likely got your big-screen TV right at the truck with you.

Obviously, with experience comes know-how, and these schools have been studying the art of tailgating for as long as teams have been lacing up their cleats. In many cases, these colleges have time-honored traditions that make Game Day up there with Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's, and the Fourth of July all rolled into one. When picking our schools, we considered the following factors: crowd size (in one city, the population practically doubles during its biggest rivalry game), food and drink, dress, and traditions. These schools' tailgates range from rowdy to downright raucous, but that doesn't mean you won't be ready for some good fun no matter where you are.

We've got the full scoop on the schools that have tailgating down to a science -- and may just convince your high-school-age kids where they may want to look at schools come spring. Click here for the best tailgating schools in America, and let's get down to business.

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    7. Oklahoma

    Opponents' record in 2012: 96-60
    There are no gimmes on the Sooners' schedule except for Kansas on Oct. 19. OU's two mid-major, out-of-conference opponents (Louisiana-Monroe and Tulsa) went a combined 19–8 last year and should contend for their respective conference titles in 2013. Then, in the last Saturday of September, Bob Stoops' bunch has to travel to South Bend to face No. 14 Notre Dame. All of that is an appetizer for the main course: Nine games against a Big 12 that should be significantly better as a whole than it was a year ago. (Oklahoma is one of four teams in the conference ranked in the preseason Top 20.) Oh, and did we mention that Stoops is handing the reins of his offense to a redshirt freshman QB in Trevor Knight?

While some major conference teams spend a good chunk of their seasons feasting on cupcakes, others will be tested almost every week from September to December. We rank College Football's Top 10 Toughest 2013 Schedules.

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    Bay to Breakers 12K

    In this uniquely San Francisco 12K -- that’s roughly 7.5 miles -- a handful of world-class runners mix (but only briefly) with 50,000 weekend warriors, walkers and devil-may-care costumed participants. With twice that number of spectators and live bands interspersed along the route, it's a rollicking party that spans the city from San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Next Race: May 2014

By Peter Koch
The Active Times

Why do people sign up for road races? Is it to test themselves in the heat of competition? Sometimes. To set a personal best and, perhaps, snag an age group medal? Less often. Or is it for the ill-fitting T-shirt (the necks are never big enough!), bottled water and free banana that come with the entry fee? Almost never.

More often than not, we think it's the fun and camaraderie of running a big race that bring people out. Doing the sport you're passionate about with a group of like-minded people allows you to feed off their energy and, in a solo sport like distance running, remind you that you're not alone out there. And there's plenty of energy to feed off of (and Twinkies, in one case) in these 13 fun runs, which are about as crazy fun as they get. We're talking about amazing events that mix a traditional foot race with elements of wild dance parties, belly-busting eating contests, over-the-top costume parades, bar crawls and the zombie apocalypse.

And who doesn't want an excuse to party? At these runs, you can forget about your finishing time, and just worry about finishing (you know, when you get around to it). And there's something for every type of runner, from the wino with a running problem to elite athletes who like their races with a heaping side of eccentricity. Try knocking back a glass of wine (or 20) during a picture-perfect marathon, mushing a shopping cart through an urban bar crawl, joining an electro-dance party or stripping down to your skivvies for charity. Lace up your shoes, and join us for the run of a lifetime!

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    Player Dining: Balance Kitchen

    While fans only see the food options on the grounds, the USTA also focuses on the food the players eat. During her 2006 U.S. Open run, Maria Sharapova made the art of eating a banana to repair cramps famous. In 2013, the chefs want players ready and healthy before they take the court. One notable option is a gluten-free sandwich. As seen on the left, the sandwiches are made with Long Island City "Free Bread" to transfer necessary "energy and carbohydrates prior to a match." Other options include a chocolate milk bar (top) and a juice, smoothie and espresso bar. Nutritional education will be available on iPads and other materials in the players' café.

With more than 700,000 fans on their way to Queens and hundreds of players and coaches to feed, producing food at the U.S. Open is almost as difficult as playing in it. "For 14 straight days, it will feel like Mother's Day," said Danny Zausner, the National Tennis Center's chief operating officer.

Levy Restaurants Regional Chef Jim Abbey has the challenge of overseeing all culinary affairs. He will be working with a world-class staff of chefs that includes David Burke, Tony Mantuano and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.

According to Levy Restaurants, 40 percent of all produce will be sourced from the region. Approximately 15,000 pounds of beef tenderloin and steaks, 7.5 tons of crab, shrimp and lobster, 225,000 hamburgers and hot dogs, 85,000 pounds of poultry and 7,000 specialty tennis ball cookies will be served.

The menus feature new and old selections. ThePostGame had a chance to view and sample some of the options Thursday at the U.S. Open Food Tasting Preview:

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    FlameStower

    BioLite isn't the only way to harness the power of your campfire for the benefit of your electronic gear. Debuting at this summer’s Outdoor Retailer product show, the FlameStower also uses a thermoelectric generator. You fill up the water reservoir and position the generator over an open flame or other heat source. Its USB output charges at about half the rate of a wall outlet, say the manufacturers, so you can completely charge an iPhone in about 3 hours, depending on the heat of the flame. Good for any USB-chargeable device, it's only 8 ounces and collapses down to a very stowable 7.75" x 2.25" x 1”-package (inset). Available for pre-order.

    $69.99 at FlameStower.com

By Mark Lebetkin
The Active Times

Whether you're car camping or heading out for several days on the trail, chances are you're not about to leave your smartphone behind.

And if it's not your iPhone or Android device, it's a portable GPS for navigating the backcountry, a tablet for watching movies in your tent or a digital camera for taking your adventures home with you.

So how do you keep the juice flowing when you’re nowhere near an outlet?

We rounded up 12 of the best, most diverse ways of charging your electronics anywhere, so you won't have to ration your Instagrams like camp meals.

Some of these options, like Anker's Astro series, are straight forward: they're battery packs that you charge before you leave, and hold enough electricity to charge USB-powered devices several times over. Some, like New Trent’s PowerPak and mophie’s juice pack powerstation PRO are designed with the jostling and uncertain conditions of the trail in mind.

Battery packs get the job done, but there are also a number of more environmentally-friendly choices out there. Three of the chargers on our list use heat to generate electricity. One is a camp stove that only requires a few dry twigs for fuel; another is a pot for boiling water; and still another harnesses the power of your campfire.

There's also a human-powered charger, a solar-powered one, and even one that requires you add water. The latter uses fuel cells, which it has in common with two other brand-new entries into the market.

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Looking for a house with a shark tank, state of the art theater and wet bar? Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have a deal for you.

The couple is selling their Newport, California home for $8.59 million -- which wIll net them nearly $7 million in profits from when they bought it in 1997, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The four-bedroom, seven-bathroom home also features an 850-foot gym, hair salon and outdoor BBQ center, according to the listing.

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We all know that it takes a lot of work to make it to the championship of any sport, but what happens after? Jason Dufner, along with Facebook, showed the madness that goes along with winning the 2013 PGA Championship.

A look at his day, which included multiple TV appearances, a sweet view from the Empire State Building and a touching photo snapped by his wife.

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Everyone's favorite NFL party boy, Rob Gronkowski, is unloading his Tampa pad for $2.4 million, according to multiple reports.

The home, which he bought in late 2012 for a reported $1.6 million, has four bedrooms, five full and two half bathrooms, an elevator, sauna and incredible pool. To buy the house you must also buy a membership to the nearby Bay Club.

A look below, courtesy of Realtor.com:

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Some big changes happening for Ray Lewis this year: He retired from the Ravens, joined ESPN and is now selling his house in Owings Mills, Maryland.

The realtor's description, we believe, says it all: "There are at least #52 reasons to purchase this stunning contemporary home. Graciously situated on over 2 acres. This home boasts lavish appointments of marble & granite, gourmet kitchen, grand master suites, Olympic sized pool, sauna, steam shower, recessed lighting, 2 fireplaces, finished LL complete with Ravens blvd and Entertainment and security systems. Your chance to own where the "1st ride" began!"

The house, which has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, was built in 1995. The listing price is $1.1 million.

Check out the pictures below and the whole listing on Estately.com:

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