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Boxing

Pumping iron failing to make you leaner? Blame your genes

You're a regular in the gym's weight room, grunting and sweating in hopes of turning fat into muscle and maybe even losing some weight. And yet your goal eludes you.<p>New research on women finds that some are resistant to resistance training. For these women, the new study suggests, a welter of …

Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently

Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.<p>Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes? Go on?<p>Clothes, it appears, make the man perceive the world differently.<p>A new study looks …

Clothing

What we know, don't know about Freddie Gray's arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> New information released Thursday adds complexity, and even more questions, to the already confusing picture of what happened to Freddie Gray after his arrest.<p>The transport van that carried Gray made a previously unknown stop along its route from where he was arrested to the police station. …

Justice

Swatch watch with contactless payment coming in May

The world's biggest watchmaker is going high-tech but says, "We don't want to produce a mini mobile phone on your wrist."<p>You'll soon be able to pay for stuff with your Swatch watch, but the company is talking down the possibility of an Apple Watch-style all-singing, all-dancing smartwatch.<p>Swatch is …

Smartwatches

Islamic State says it has accepted Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance

Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, a spokesman for the Islamic State movement said Thursday.<p>The development comes as both movements, which are among the most ruthless in the world, are under increasing military …

Africa

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

The Brain

3 Things Holding You Back From Getting Started | Inc.com

Ideas are a dime a dozen. It doesn't matter if you have the best idea in the world for a business or any other endeavor, if you can't turn it into a reality. The only thing that really matters for any project or business is execution--and it begins by simply getting started.<p>I have always felt that …

Entrepreneurship

Pictures of the Week 11.20.14

The Great GMO-Food Debate: Diet

Hair Gods<p>Becks gets a fade, Tyler the Creator goes leopard, and more.<p>By Megan Gustashaw1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>And they're already sold out on Nike's …

Report: NFL received Ray Rice video in April

The NFL on Wednesday said it is looking into an Associated Press report that a league executive in April received from a law enforcement official a copy of the video in which Ray Rice punched his now-wife in the face.<p>The law enforcement official had a short voice mail from April 9 in which someone …

Ray Rice Reportedly Suspended 2 Games: Latest Details and Reaction

<b>Updates from Friday, August 1</b><p>Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports reports US Senators have implored Roger Goodell to give Ray Rice a harsher punishment than the two-game suspension:<p>U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) sent letters to commissioner Roger …

Domestic Violence

From Russia With Love: Fighter Jets and Attack Helicopters Delivered to Iraq

Russia has started sending military helicopters and fighter jets to Iraq, according to Interfax news agency.<p>The report comes after Iraq's defence …

More stores affected by listeria fruit recall

If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.<p>Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated …