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The Temple & its Destruction

On the ninth and 10th of the month of Av in the year 70, the Roman legions in Jerusalem smashed through the fortress tower of Antonia into the Holy …

Christianity

IQs Are Falling All Over The World — Could This Be Why?

With all of the improvements in education and technology, we must be getting smarter as a society, right? As it turns out, we might actually be …

Wellness

Fitness experts agree that sit-ups are worthless — here are 9 moves they recommend instead

From celebrity trainers working in the trendiest Manhattan gyms to the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis and the US Army training exams, sit-ups are developing a bad reputation.<p>Scientists have discovered that the moves, once a staple of basic workout routines, don't reduce …

Exercise

Ab King Pro Exercises

The Ab King Pro is an at-home workout machine that focuses on your abdominal muscles. With the Ab King Pro, you’ll strengthen your core, which is the …

Workouts

Follow the porn: To go mainstream, new tech needs hard-core potential

We often fail to consider several obstacles when predicting mainstream adoption of an emerging technology, such as convenience, ease of use, cost, …

Social Media

On the 10th anniversary of the App store, it’s time to delete most of your apps

Unused apps on your phone can do more harm than simply taking up space.<p>“This is a catastrophe,” my wife said—slightly horrified—as she swiped through page after page of apps on my phone. “Why do you even have most of these?” It’s a good question.<p>It’s hard to believe that just a decade ago, the App …

Apps

This 20-Minute HIIT Running Workout Builds Speed In 4 Weeks

Personal record, on deck.<p>Whether you're head over heels in love with running or more of a recreational strider, there's no refuting its total-body …

Exercise

How To Build A Summer Body (If You’ve Left It Too Late)

A summer body workout needn't take up half the year. Using a mix of heavy metal weights and high-intensity circuits, you can craft a holiday physique …

Workouts

How to deal with cell phone dead zones in your house

Keep calling and texting.<p>You’ve just moved into a lovely new house complete with everything you ever wanted—except the ability to call anyone. If you don’t seem to get a cell signal inside your home or office, here’s how to keep making calls and texts.<p>Enable Wi-Fi calling and texting<p>All four of the …

Wi-Fi

Ant-Man and the Wasp and the Importance of Small Stories in Big Universes

In Hollywood, it’s all about size. Big budgets, supersized casts, boffo box office openings. And in that world, there is perhaps nothing larger than …

Comics

This Workout Is Halle Berry's Secret to Getting Lean Muscle

Halle Berry is always switching up her training techniques to stay in shape, and teaching us new tricks along the way through her "Fitness Friday" series on Instagram. She's been focusing on martial arts to prepare for her upcoming role in <b>John Wick: Chapter 3</b>, but this week, she brought the heat …

Exercise

Some Self-Employed Taxpayers Get a Big Break Under New Law

The new tax law allows many self-employed workers to deduct up to 20% of qualified business income.<p>If you’re self-employed or have a side gig, you …

Retirement

HIIT workouts you can do from the comfort of your own home

Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty<p><b>High-intensity-interval-training or HIIT is a popular workout you can do at home, without equipment.</b>• <b><br>HIIT scorches calories</b> …

Workouts

Why More People Should Probably Use Pre-Tax Retirement Accounts Instead of Roths

It's not about your income, it's about your tax rate.<p>Anyone saving for retirement has probably had to decide between saving in a Roth account versus …

Retirement

Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.

Americans are having fewer babies. At first, researchers thought the declining fertility rate was because of the recession, but it kept falling even as the economy recovered. Now it has reached a record low for the second consecutive year.<p>Because the fertility rate subtly shapes many major issues …

Child Care

Economists worry we aren’t prepared for the fallout from automation

Too much time discussing whether robots can take your job; not enough time discussing what happens next<p>Are we focusing too much on analyzing exactly how many jobs could be destroyed by the coming wave of automation, and not enough on how to actually fix the problem? That’s one conclusion in a new …

Economics

WhatsApp Gains New Group Chat Setting for One-Way Messaging

WhatsApp rolled out an update over the weekend that introduces a useful new administrator setting to the popular messaging platform to make group chats more functional.<p>Essentially, the new setting allows group chats to be set up so that only approved admins are able to send messages to the group, …

Apps

These 5 Exercises Will Help You Recharge After Sitting All Day Long

Glutes play an important role in protecting and supporting the lower back during many types of body movement, whether you're standing up, sitting …

Yoga

How to Get Rid of a Lower-Abdominal Pooch for Good

No magic pill or diet will erase belly fat; to eliminate your lower-abdominal pouch, you must make lifestyle changes. You must change your diet and …

Fitness

11 lessons learned from 4 years of intermittent fasting: The good and bad

<i>“It’s a scientific fact that you need to eat breakfast every morning to lose weight.”</i><p><i>“You shouldn’t skip meals, it’s not healthy. You have to eat six</i> …

Holistic Medicine

This Small-Space Workout Is Perfect for When You're Too Cramped to Do Anything Else

You can pull off this no-equipment routine virtually anywhere.<p>There are "small space" workouts—and then there are</i> …

Workouts

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Workouts

The One Fitness Accessory You Need Is Currently 40% Off

A functional home gym doesn’t have to require setting aside a spare bedroom and filling it with heavy and bulky, not to mention expensive, equipment. …

Workouts

Wi-Fi's getting a crucial WPA3 security upgrade, starting today

If you’re in the market for a new Wi-Fi router, you’ll want to get one that supports WPA3, the latest security protocol for networking devices.<p>After more than a decade of using the same security standards, more than 500,000 consumer-grade routers around the world were breached last year by hackers …

Wi-Fi

This Exercise Is the Key to Kelly Ripa's Shredded Abs — It Sounds CRAZY Hard

In case you missed it, Kelly Ripa has an absolutely bangin' bod. Her arms rival that of an ancient Greek sculpture, her legs make me want to do leg lifts in my sleep, and her abs could likely grate an entire wheel of parmesan cheese. Every time the 47-year-old mother of three puts her toned …

Exercise

7 Stretches To Undo the Damage of Sitting All Day

You muscles will thank you.<p>Hey, are you sitting down? Considering the average person spends about 10 hours each day seated chances are pretty good …

Workouts

Pope Francis: Abortion is ‘white glove' equivalent to Nazi’s eugenics program

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to …

The Best Fitness Accessories of 2018

Details matter when it comes to keeping workouts fresh.<p>Vans Slide On Sandals ($30)<p>Molded footbeds provide ample arch support for all-day comfort, but who are we kidding? Vans’ classic checkerboard pattern is the real draw here, and a source of street cred as you stroll to and from a lap-pool …

Say Goodbye to Fat and Hello to Muscle With These Body-Transforming Exercises

Burn body fat and build lean muscle faster by ditching the cardio and picking up the heavy weights. These exercises are great for building muscle, …

Try This Celebrity Trainer's Kickass, Strengthening Low-Impact Circuit

It can be difficult to find a strength-based workout that will leave you feeling accomplished and exhausted without all the wear and tear on your joints. This kickass workout from celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins won't have you reaching for Tylenol and icing your joints for days.<p>The low-impact …