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AI Scientists Via Their 'Aging Clock' May Have Discovered How To Rewind Our Biological Clocks

“I never went through a biological clock experience. I never even heard it ticking.”~Jane Lynch<p>Well laughing it off may have worked for Comedian Jane Lynch, but for most of us, our biological clocks are not just ticking. They’re pounding.<p>Every single one of us is on the clock. And we are comprised …

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15 Delicious and Filling Recipes That Are Under 400 Calories

It’s no secret that cooking at home is an easy way to eat healthier. If you’re convinced that low-cal means carrot sticks and salad, look to PureWow …

This Workout Keeps Burning Calories For Hours After You're Done

Plus, all the other reasons why it’s a great way to train<p>Should your fitness routine consist <i>only</i> of HIIT workouts? Probably not. But, incorporating high-intensity intervals into your training schedule a few times per week can help you see results faster, says Hannah Eden, a CrossFit trainer in Fort …

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This Arms and Core Workout Is A One-Way Ticket To The Gun Show

​You'll go sleeveless this summer after you add this workout to your routine<p>This workout from Andy Speer, the creator of The Anarchy Abs Workout from <i>Men's Health</i>, will have you ready to go sleeveless (or even shirtless) this summer.<p>The dumbbell kneeling curl will work your biceps from three …

How to Take Better Photos on Your Phone

Dear friend,<p>First of all, realize the phone is a “real” camera. Ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.<p>1. Simple background<p>The best way to make better …

To Be More Successful In Your Career -- Cultivate The Skill Of Mindfulness

Hearing the term “mindfulness” might conjure up a smiling guru sitting peacefully in a quiet, meditative posture. But mindfulness is no longer just for gurus. Mindfulness is a skill you can cultivate to help you be successful in your career.<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>A wide range of companies, including …

A 20-Minute Kettlebell Circuit That Strengthens Your Entire Body

This killer kettlebell workout is designed to torch calories and build strength. It's not easy, but damn is it effective.<p>The kettlebell is the king …

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20-Minute Dinner Recipes for the *Best* Lazy Nights Ever

None of us want to cook a labor-intensive dinner after a long day at work. All we want to do is get home, throw on our comfy pants, pour ourselves a glass of vino, and eat our weight in sweet potato fries. If you were about to hit up your trusty search engine for “30-minute meals that save the …

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How to Focus Your Camera

When you're just starting out in photography, there are plenty of obstacles you have to overcome in order to create the most impactful image.One of …

Best Bites: Crock-pot garlic parmesan potatoes

<i>Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your never-ending craving for food content through quick, beautiful videos for the at-home foodie. Check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays for new episodes!</i><p>When nights get busy, turn to this savory crock-pot potato recipe. …

Yes, you can improve your memory. Here's how.

Think like a memory athlete<p>Think back to grade school. Do you remember those standardized tests where you were given lists of meaningless words to memorize? Then, after taking a challenging math or reading section, you had to write down as many words from that list as you could remember? If you …

The 7 Most Dreaded Exercises on the Planet ... and Why They're Good for You

Be honest. There’s probably at least one exercise that makes you cringe and groan. You know the one that makes you want to quit your workout and run …

The Body-Fat Eliminator Workout #1: The routine to torch your love handles

Steer Media<p>Steer Media<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Every year when the weather starts to warm up, you usually start to realize two things: …

This Simple Daily Habit Will Make Your Day Better

Becoming the best version of yourself doesn't require magic. It starts with this simple habit.<p>Learning a language, writing a book, getting a job promotion, improving productivity, becoming a million dollar business, becoming healthier, developing fulfilling relationships, getting out of debt, …

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

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9 Things Richard Branson Says You Should Do to Be Successful and Happy

Branson's approach to making the most of business and life can work for you, too.<p>If you're looking for a model for a fully successful life, it's hard to do much better than Sir Richard Branson. Despite having dyslexia and dropping out of school at 16, he managed to build the Virgin Group into an …

How to Make Stress-Free Poached Eggs

Splitting open a poached egg is one of the great joys in life.<p>The ideal poached egg is as beautiful and fleeting as a shooting star—a warm bundle of fluid yolk encased by a barely-set-yet-tenacious white. It feels kind of tragic to have to spear it and set all that yellow sauciness coursing out, …

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Losing weight won’t make you happier—but eating a balanced diet will

Step away from the scales—it may not be the key to improving your mental health.<p>Despite the message that the happiest you is just 10 pounds away, new research suggests that improving the quality of your diet may be the recipe to protecting and even improving your mental health, not losing …

This 4-Move Dumbbell Workout Will Spark Your Metabolism

​This quick total-body workout will burn fat and build muscle without a ton of equipment<p>All you need is two dumbbells to perform this metabolism-igniting workout.<p>With no rest between each exercise and just 30 seconds of rest between rounds, this circuit will fire up your heart rate. Combine the …

The 13 Best Bakeries in London

The British pound may be in the tanker, but London’s bakery scene has never been more exciting. The Brits, who typically call dessert "pudding," have made a variety of sweets since the 1800s. Thanks to ingredients imported from the monarchy’s many colonial conquests — including sugar, citrus, …

24 Easy Dinner Prep Ideas You'll Want To Try ASAP

It's a bird, it's a plane...it's your dinner on your plate!

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This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

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'Split' shocks the box office — and Vin Diesel's 'xXx' sequel — with a $40-million debut

Competing with a presidential inauguration, multi-city marches and big-budget Hollywood productions, M. Night Shyamalan's creepy psychological thriller "Split" pulled off a surprising victory its opening weekend, pulling $14.6 million Friday for an estimated weekend gross of $40.2 million.<p>The …

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How Breaking One of the Most Basic Physical Laws Might Explain Dark Energy

Fudging the law of conservation of energy offers a new perspective on dark energy.<p>A group of theoretical physicists from France and Mexico has offered a fun new what-if for dark energy, one of physics' most profound outstanding mysteries. As described in the current <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, this …

Trump's first UK post-election interview: Brexit a 'great thing'

Donald Trump,EU referendum and Brexit,Michael Gove,US news,World news,Politics,UK news,European Union,Europe,Foreign policy,The Times,Newspapers & magazines,BMW<p>US president-elect tells Michael Gove that Britain voted to leave EU because people ‘want their own identity’

10 daily habits that are sabotaging your productivity and success

When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken." —</i> …

The US National Parks You Haven’t Visited—but That You Should

By Maureen KellettThe U.S. national parks represent many quintessential American ideals. The family vacation. Road trips. Camping under the stars. …

A 15-Minute Workout That’ll Help You Crush Your Next Cardio Session

If you want to get better at cardio workouts spend some time doing plyometric exercises, explains Sara Lewis, trainer and owner of XO Fitness in …