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This Is How Long You Really Need to Hold a Plank to See Results | Men's Health

As a general guideline, Doug Sklar, a certified personal trainer and founder of PhilanthroFIT in New York City, recommends striving to do three sets of up to 60 seconds. “It’s OK to start with shorter sets and work up to 60 seconds,” he says.<p>Plus, shorter planks can still give you a solid workout, …

17 STEM toys that teach kids to code

Games for your future tech giant.<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> WorkingMother.com.<p>In response to concern over kids' interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), companies have been churning out cool toys that teach them coding and logic skills. The idea: get kids hooked on …

Kids

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

5 Books That Will Make You Happier, According to Bibliotherapists

A book a day keeps the doctor away?<p>We're all familiar with the way a book can help us temporarily escape from reality (that's why we love summer reading so much, after all), but did you know that reading books can literally act as therapy?<p>That's right: Reading therapy, a.k.a. bibliotherapy, is the …

32 Publishers that Pay $250+ for Short Stories

The following is a huge list of publishers that pay for short stories. Included is a wide variety of genres and publications. Whether you want to …

Creative Writing

Regulation of longevity and oxidative stress by nutritional interventions: role of methionine restriction.

2013 Oct;48(10):1030-42. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2013.02.021. Epub 2013 Feb 27.<p>1Department of Animal Physiology-II, Faculty of Biological Sciences, …

Comet Catalina is your Christmas star for 2015.

If you get up early enough over the next few weeks—a couple of hours before sunrise should do it—and look east, you’ll see the brilliant beacon of …

5 Epic Fantasies You Need To Read/Re-Read & Why

Epic fantasies. Readers in legions! Since so many people love a big ol' fat fantasy novel, I thought it might be fun to make a list of epic fantasies …

Books

12 literary insults to make you weep

A survey has named "My dear, I don't give a damn", from Gone With the Wind as the greatest literary putdown. Here are our choices. What are yours?