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14 YouTube Channels You Need To Know If You Want To Work Out For Free

Everything you need if you want to get fit but don't want to spend money, leave your house, or put on a sports bra.

Exercise

This 3-part plank series from Jennifer Garner’s trainer fires up your abs from every angle

When you do even a simple, standard plank, you <i>know</i> a case of sore abs is in your near future. But when you decide to let Jennifer Garner‘s trainer …

Workouts

Sculpt your abs with this equipment-free plank series from Carrie Underwood’s trainer

Want to get the most out of an at-home abs workout? Then don’t forget your obliques—you know, those muscles along the sides of your stomach that fire …

Workouts

6 Science Fiction Books That Will Make You Want to Give Earth a Hug

The earth is in a constant state of change. Sometimes this change is gradual. Sometimes, it is sudden. Sometimes, it is catastrophic. And at least …

World's first ocean plastic-cleaning machine set to tackle Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Scientists are preparing to launch the world's first machine to clean up the planet's largest mass of ocean plastic.<p>The system, originally dreamed up …

One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true

Two years ago, former NASA climate scientist James Hansen and a number of colleagues laid out a dire scenario in which gigantic pulses of fresh water from melting glaciers could upend the circulation of the oceans, leading to a world of fast-rising seas and even superstorms.<p>Hansen’s scenario was …

Global Warming

The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail

Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.<p>On a Wednesday afternoon in a sprawling lot on a former naval air station in Alameda, California, …

Pollution

Want Stronger Arms? Halle Berry's Trainer Tells Us Her 10 Favorite Push-Up Variations

When it comes to Halle Berry's workout routine, we cannot get enough. She's shown us the various training modalities that she implements into her regimen, from boxing to meditation, and we've been dying to know what her favorite exercise is. POPSUGAR spoke to her trainer, Peter Thomas, and he …

Workouts

Yoga Inversions Are Hard AF, But These 5 Beginner Poses Will Help You Flip Upside Down

When you begin to experience the physical and mental growth that a consistent yoga practice brings, you might start craving those sacred moments …

7 Exercises To Get Flat Abs Like Disha Patani

Bollywood star Disha Patani is surely a fitness junkie. Scroll down through her Instagram handle and you will know why. The actress won many …

Tone Your Entire Body in Just 10 Minutes With These 13 At-Home Workouts

You don't need an hour or even 20 minutes to get a good sweat sesh in. These workouts prove you just need 10 minutes and minimal equipment to get a good full-body burn — most of them can be done right at home! Now, you have no excuse to skip a workout.<p>Simple 10-Minute Booty-Shaping Workout<p>Shape and …

30-Minute Power Yoga Flow For Tight Abs and a Toned Butt

A good yoga flow, when the poses are connected into a flowing sequence directed by your breath, makes for a great two-in-one workout providing …

The 4-minute abs workout you’ll love to hate

The 4-minute abs workout you’ll love to hate<p>Amber Venerable<p>There are so many ways to work your abs, but sometimes, you just don’t have time for a …

Transform the Shape of Your Arms With These 16 Push-Up Variations

Along with lifting weights, push-ups are one of the best exercises you can do to sculpt and strengthen your upper body. These 16 variations range from easy to challenging, so choose the ones that suit your ability. You'll not only feel super sore after doing these, but you'll look and feel stronger …

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

Books

Italy puts 200,000 classic Italian songs online for free

Have you been hunting for the definitive version of 'O Sole Mio? The original Volare? Folk songs of deepest Puglia? Or how about pop diva Mina …

Italy

We compared grocery shopping at stores in the US and the UK — and it was shockingly clear which country does it better

America's grocery scene is in the midst of a major shake-up.<p>Last year, German discount store Lidl announced plans to expand in the US, and Amazon bought Whole Foods - both of which threatened to upend the US grocery market and send established national chains into aggressive price wars.<p>The grocery …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Cardio Workout: 5 Moves to Build Endurance

You've probably noticed that each of these workouts offers several modifications so you can adjust the level of difficulty to suit your needs. You …

These Are the Moves You Need to Build Strong Abs Like Nina Dobrev

One look at Nina Dobrev's Instagram account, and you can tell that she's fit as f*ck. Whether she's strength training at the gym, hitting the slopes on her snowboard, or dancing up a storm in the studio, Nina's active lifestlye is proof that she puts in the work. So when I had the chance to ask the …

24 Best Books to Gift to the Strong Feminist in Your Life - Signature Reads

Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870<p>Laurel Thatcher Ulrich won the Pulitzer Prize. She also gave feminists one of their most memorable catch phrases: “Well-behaved women rarely make history.” Now, in an unexpected move, she has turned her attention to women who have …

The 10 Songs You Need On Your Workout Playlist This December 2017

December 2017’s Top 10Even if you don’t know Venn diagrams by name, you probably know what they look like. (Two circles are placed side by side so …

Music

10 Podcasts I Listen to Obsessively

Hi, my name is Ashley and I’m addicted to podcasts. Unless I’m working or conversing with a person of interest, I’m probably listening to one. …

Reality TV

Not if the Seas Rise, but When and How High

Once you’ve read an excellent book about climate change, which Jeff Goodell’s “The Water Will Come” most certainly is, you can never unremember the facts. Elected officials may be busy arguing about whether global warming is real. But most scientists are having other arguments entirely — about …

Sea Level

How can we forecast future trends in the global economy?

When statistical and mathematical methods were first being introduced in economics, Lawrence Klein showed up on stage. He became a leading figure in …

Climate's magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air

<b>UN climate negotiators are meeting in Bonn amid a welter of reports indicating that concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have broken records, while international attempts to curb greenhouse gases are not doing enough to avoid dangerous levels of warming. Our environment correspondent</b> …

16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 16,000 scientists from 184 countries have published a second warning to humanity advising that we need to change our wicked ways to help the planet.<p>In 1992, 1,700 independent scientists signed the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity." The letter warned that "human beings and …

Climate Change

What you learn about the United States after you leave it

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>In a recent excerpt from her new book, American journalist Suzy Hansen described her bemusement when a …

Political Science