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18 Ways to Maximize Your Workout and Lose Weight Faster

No more wasting time at the gym.<p>Ask any runner who's naturally slim: There are a bazillion reasons to exercise that have nothing to do with losing weight. But if weight loss is your main motivator, make sure every minute of exercise counts with these tricks to burn more calories during exercise:<p><b>1.</b> …

11 Best Vanilla Cake Recipes

A good slice of vanilla cake is one of the finer things in life. Check out these 11 recipes for the best vanilla cakes and you’ll forget that …

Food

Here's Proof That for One Moment in Her Life, Angelina Jolie Was Awesomely Awkward

One of the most wonderful/terrible things about the Internet is that everything lives forever. That photo of you taking Jager shots in a sequined halter top from H&M circa NYE 2003? You might <i>think</i> you deleted it from Facebook, but on the Internet, there's no such thing as a clean slate—even for …

Angelina Jolie

Meet the Flat White, the Coffee Drink Taking the U.S. by Storm

The Australian coffee craze is about to make it big in America<p>The latest Aussie invasion has nothing to do with beers, bands, or crocodiles. But it does have a strong connection to an Australian breakfast.<p>It's the <b>flat white</b>, the Australian answer to the latte, and it's a name you should know the …

Coffee

ISIS forces launch multiple attacks on Kurdish territory in Iraq, officials say

ISIS militants launched about 15 near-simultaneous attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday in what Kurdish government officials and the news agency Rudaw said was a fierce and renewed push for territory.<p>ISIS also launched attacks against Mosul Dam, a strategic prize, and also renewed …

Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.<p>The bishops approved a final report covering a host of issues …

Christianity

Cautious optimism in hometown of Nigeria's kidnapped girls after cease

There's no dancing in the streets, but people in the hometown of more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are cautiously optimistic about news of a cease-fire with the Islamic extremists who abducted their daughters six months ago.<p>"We don't know how true it is until we prove it," Bana Lawan, …

Morgan Stanley, Armed With Cash From Fixed Income Dump, Goes Shopping

It is reinvesting capital previously held against unprofitable trades into areas like municipal bonds, credit and securitization, where it sees opportunities for boosting profit, senior executives at the bank said on Friday.<p>This step represents a turning point in the bank's efforts to shrink to the …

Markets

Even Today, the Freshness of Your Fish Is Still a Mystery

Plus: Something we can learn from the Japanese about their fish<p>Old timers on Pier 45 in San Francisco can recall when our local King Salmon was split, salted, and packed in barrels, much of it sold exclusively to smokehouses because it was too old to eat fresh. Boats on 9-14 day trips out to sea …

Aquaculture

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airport Security

Take off your shoes, remove your belt, chug that half-empty bottle of water -- we know the general rules of airport security all too well.<p>But what's going on behind the scenes, and which hacks will get you through security faster? Allow us to share some of our most riveting security secrets.<p><b>You can</b> …

20 Apps You Won't Be Able to Live Without

Photo: Getty Images<p><b>1. KillSwitch:</b> This app discretely removes all traces of your ex from your Facebook profile.<p><b>2. Sleep Cycle:</b> This alarm clock analyzes your sleep patterns and wakes you when you are in the lightest sleep phase so you feel refreshed instead of groggy.<p><b>3. CardMunch:</b> This app quickly …

Stunt choreographers turn stars into stone-cold killers in 'John Wick'

If you've ever watched some chiseled action hero coolly taking out bad guys onscreen and thought to yourself, "How hard could that be?" I have two words for you: Try it.<p>On a recent afternoon, I paid a visit to 87Eleven in Inglewood, a stunt choreography studio run by Chad Stahelski and David …

Ebola discoverer: 'Without a vaccine I’m not sure we can stop Ebola’

Prof Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the virus, never anticipated that it would cause such a humanitarian crisis<p>THE EBOLA VIRUS – its very name seems to have come straight from the heart of darkness – is striking fear across the globe. It has killed (officially) 4,546 people out …

Missy Elliott Reveals Dramatic Weight Loss, Still Fly As Hell

Last week, Missy Elliott performed at Alexander Wang’s H&M Collection in New York City. But it wasn’t just her spitfire rhymes that turned people’s heads: It appears the 43-year-old MC has lost a lot of weight. She looks like this now:<p>According to Yahoo, Missy “Get Ur Freak On” Elliott has dropped …

Fan returns ball to Travis Ishikawa

SAN FRANCISCO -- A lifelong San Francisco fan had a piece of team history in his hands Thursday night: the home run ball that sent the San Francisco …

Apple removes Bose products from stores following Beats settlement

Bose might have settled its noise-cancellation lawsuit against Beats out of court, but the two are clearly far from putting the past behind them. Apple (Beats' new owner) has pulled all Bose headphones and speakers from its online store and several brick-and-mortar ones, according to <i>9to5mac</i>, …

Will private industry follow Obama's lead on credit-card security?

The Obama administration did its part to speed the switch to more secure credit cards Friday when the president signed an executive order requiring government agencies to start switching to the next generation of cards by January. How much effect this move will have on private industry, though, …