Amanda Thornton

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Overhead Stability in the Snatch

When an athlete has difficulty supporting the bar overhead in the snatch, it's natural to immediately assume there is insufficient strength and to …

Daisy Ridley reveals struggle with endometriosis and sends a positive message

LONDON — <i>Star Wars</i> actress Daisy Ridley has quickly become known as a celeb who's not afraid to show a very real side to her life on social media.<p>In …

Daisy Ridley

Actions Speak Louder Than Workouts

<i>This article was co-authored by Michelle Baumann and Pete Hitzeman.</i><p><b>It has become tradition for CrossFit communities to gather each Memorial Day and</b> …

I Became a Swinger During a 10th-Anniversary Cruise with My Husband

And it definitely helped our sex life.<p><i>For this installment of our weekly interview series, Love, Actually</i><i>, about the reality of women's sex lives, we spoke with Vera (a pseudonym), a married woman who unexpectedly got into swinging during a tenth-anniversary cruise.</i><p>Last spring my husband and I were …

Relationships

Watch This Badass Woman Casually Lift 100 Pounds While 38 Weeks Pregnant

Females are strong as hell.<p>Just two weeks before her due date, personal trainer and CrossFit queen Emily Breeze Ross has continued to prove to the world that women are capable of doing anything.<p>Earlier this month, the mom-to-be went viral for a clip of her dead-lifting 155 pounds while eight months …

Watch: This Is What Happens to Your Body After You Eat Sugar

Our poor livers :(<p>It's no secret that sugar isn't great for us, and it's even less of a secret that we eat too much of it anyway. But if we're going …

Mom’s weight during pregnancy shapes baby’s health

When Elinor Sullivan was a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, she set out to explore the influence of food and …

What you eat could be stopping you from getting a good night’s sleep

The world is getting fatter, and some say it is also sleeping less. After years of study, we now know that there is a disturbing correlation between those factors. Those who sleep less have a higher chance of being obese.<p>If how much you sleep can affect what you eat (and thus make you fat), many …

Rare venomous sea snakes keep washing up on California beaches

There are plenty of reasons you may wish you lived in California — beautiful weather, beautiful people, that 7-Eleven that sold a winning Powerball ticket.<p>But you only need one reason not to:<p>Be grateful, anyone who lives anywhere else.<p>As for you Californians — well, we’re keeping you in our …

Why endorphins (and exercise) make you happy

If you've ever taken out a bad day at the office on the nearest treadmill, you know that working up a good sweat can easily turn your day around. And by now you've probably heard that endorphins are the magic bullet behind that post-workout bliss. People love the feeling so much that "endorphin …

Exercise

4 teens arrested in alleged gang rape of 18-year-old in Brooklyn playground

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Four teens who forced a father to leave his daughter so they could take turns raping her at a park have been arrested, New York police say -- but a fifth suspect is still at large.<p>The 18-year-old woman was with her father at the Osborn Playground in Brooklyn around 9 p.m. Thursday …

Heartbreaking pictures show mother kangaroo reaching for joey one last time before dying in male companion's arms

A mother kangaroo has been captured reaching out to cuddle her joey one last time before she died.<p>The photographer, Evan Switzer, captured the moment on a bushland property in River Heads, Queensland, Australia.<p>He noticed what was going on while he was on a walk on the property on Monday …

You Should Probably Stop Drinking Energy Drinks

Just say no, bro.<p>You might turn to a Red Bull or Monster energy drink when you need a boost, but the habit is doing your body, brain and even your reputation much more harm than good.<p>Most popular energy beverages are packed with sugar, caffeine and other stimulants that work to keep you amped for …

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

National Parks

15 habits that can make you happier

But advice on exactly how to boost your happiness is often not backed by science, even though there's a whole field devoted to studying it.<p>While everyone has different things that make them happy — a taco stuffed with cilantro is joyful for some and miserable for others — research on well-being has …