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The Only Good Reasons to Skip Your Workout

Should you exercise when you have a cold, or when you’re sore from your last workout? Experts sort the legitimate excuses from the B.S.<p>You’re tired, busy, and the couch is calling your name. Nice try, but those are fairly flimsy excuses for skipping a workout.<p>However, there are legitimate reasons …

Watch April Bloomfield Prepare a Perfect Scotch Egg

Scotch Eggs

Gene Simmons on Donald Trump: ‘He’s Good for the Political System’

Gene Simmons has been enjoying watching Donald Trump subvert the presidential race, calling it the most fascinating election he can remember and …

Donald Trump

Two Great Mexican Wellness Getaways For a Healthier, Happier You

This winter, the Riviera Maya is waiting with your ideal vacation.<p>As chilly temperatures and dreary winter forecasts take over parts of the country …

Airports

Healthy Breakfast Recipes That'll Leave You Feeling Great

Because you deserve it.<p>There are a lot of great options at the breakfast table, but not all of them are going to fuel your day in the best way possible. As much as we love pancakes, waffles and French toast, those choices will leave you feeling sluggish more often than not. But if you choose …

By 2050, Utilities Will No Longer Charge For Electricity

PARIS—Just around the corner a future awaits when electricity consumers will no longer have to suffer the vagaries of fuel costs, according to a United Nations under-secretary general, whether the fuel is natural gas, coal, or enriched uranium.<p>Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN Environment …

Renewable Energy

What Nutritionists Eat for Every Kind of Ailment

Got a cold? Runner’s knee? Killer cramps? There's a food for that.<p>Whether your head is pounding, the cold has caught you, or you have a nagging feeling that your stomach is auditioning for Cirque du Soleil, your first move is probably for the medicine cabinet. But the refrigerator and pantry also …

How Elizabeth Warren Beat A Student Loan Giant

Investors are fleeing Navient Corp. as traders increasingly bet that the company will default on its debt.<p>Two years ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren demanded to know why a government-sponsored bank meant to expand homeownership was instead lending money on the cheap to student loan company Sallie Mae, …

14 insights about getting rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

Nearly a century ago, George S. Clason boiled down what it takes to get rich in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon." — and the steps are surprisingly simple.<p>He articulates the steps through a collection of amusing parables based in the wealthiest city of the ancient …

Bullied in high school, man loses 166 pounds in a year

Austin Shifflett, now 22 years old from Virginia, would rather forget the painful memories of high school. Bullied by other students because of his weight, he turned that stumbling block into a stepping stone for a healthier and more enjoyable life.<p>"I remember getting picked on a lot," Austin told …

Fitness

TV Anchors Will Never Ever Go Back in the Ocean After Seeing This Huge Shark and Neither Will You

Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope.<p>Footage of a ridiculously huge shark left a couple of television anchors completely traumatized, for a damn good reason. This shark is <i>terrifying</i>. Forget <i>Jaws</i>. <i>Jaws</i> is nothing.<p>Karl Stefanovic, an anchor for Australia's <i>Today Show,</i> basically turned into a puddle …

How to Make the Best Damn Burger on Your Backyard Grill

Anyone can grill burgers. Here's how to grill really, really good ones.<p>When the weather heats up and the backyard barbecues begin anew, there's one thing we crave: a big, juicy burger. Luckily, <i>Bon Appétit</i> editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport is here to walk us through the process for grilling up the …

7 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas

<i>By Melinda Johnson for U.S. News</i><p>Protein tends to be misunderstood. At times, it's flying high on a fad-diet craze, when it seems that half of our population is shunning carbs in favor of a high-protein diet. At other times, protein is forgotten completely, as people order salads with low-fat …

5 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Stop Wearing Heels

This just might make you break up with your favorite pair of pumps.<p>There comes a time in every woman’s life when wearing heels just isn’t worth it anymore. The peep toes, the three extra inches of height, and the fact that your legs look great in them stop outweighing the blisters, the bunions, and …

Here's What New York City Looked Like In 1980

A lot has changed in 35 years.<p>The last time Ed Sijmons visited New York City was the spring of 1980.<p>It was the Dutch tourist's first time in the United States, and he didn't know what to expect. He said he thought Manhattan would be a "tough, rough and crimeful" place. "It was not high on my list," …

Land Sales Contracts: A Useful Tool

Many buyers are being priced out of the real estate arena because of two important factors: prices are high and concern that interest rates are …

Presidential libraries, an all-American scam: Why these overpriced vanity projects are bad for politics, the economy & history

Barack Obama is in the early stages of raising $1B for his planned library in Chicago. What a waste!<p>We spend a lot of time fretting about the power of money in elections. But what about the power of money after all the elections end? The lure of cashing in once leaving politics can have as much of …

12 fitness 'truths' that are doing more harm than good

How many times a week do you need to work out to get in shape? If you're trying to lose weight, should you focus on exercise or diet? Is it better to hit the gym in the morning or at night?<p>Whether you want to tone up, slim down, or simply boost your mood, you've likely come across these questions, …

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

6 Servings<p>This dish has become a signature of Domenica chef Alon Shaya. Precooking the cauliflower in seasoned poaching liquid infuses it with flavor; roasting makes it crisp.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Roasted Cauliflower<p>2 1/2 cups dry white wine<p>1/3 cup olive oil<p>1/4 cup kosher salt<p>3 tablespoons fresh …

Does It Really Take Money to Make Money?

It's a saying older than our grandparents. And as an entrepreneur, you've likely heard it over and over and over again. But is it really true that it takes money to make money?<p>It's a saying older than our grandparents. And as an entrepreneur, you've likely heard it over and over <i>and over</i> again. But …

Small Business

20 startups out to create a new world order on Wall Street

Startups are taking on the financial sector. Some of the companies look to usurp traditional players, and others step into the gaps they've left behind.<p>Business Insider spoke to venture capitalists and banking veterans to put together a list of lesser-known startups, some of which are just a couple …

How to Make Pizza, the New York (a.k.a. Right) Way

What defines a New York slice? We school two Brits in the right way to make pizza.<p>Let’s say several charming lads from the UK (specifically, the gentlemen from the oh-so-popular SORTED Food) were going to pay you a visit to learn about the most New York thing you could eat. If you, like me, …

10 Brilliant Business Books You Can Read To Find Your Shortcut To Success

The top rated business books to find your shortcut to success. How many of these 10 books have you read?

10 Brilliant Business Books You Can Read To Find Your Shortcut To Success

It is never too early nor is it ever too late to start planning for retirement. It ultimately depends on your way of life, where are you living, and …

Retirement

Why Women Want to Marry the Guy with a Civic (but Date the Guy with a Porsche)

The ways in which you spend your money can make you more (or less) attractive<p>There are two things that certain guys—you know who you are—seem to think are irrefutably true: 1. Women are all gold diggers, and 2. Men with Porsches get all the girls.<p>This is nonsense, of course, but now there's an …

This founder sold his last startup for $200 million — now he thinks Amazon and Google are 'weak'

Back in 2011, Citrix paid over $200 million for a startup called Cloud.com, a three-year-old startup that made software to turn any data center into a cloud, just like the kind Amazon Web Services has built into a $6 billion business.<p>Now, two of Cloud.com's founders — CEO Sheng Liang and Director …

23 Protein Shake Recipes for Weight Loss From Eat This, Not That!

Packed with essential nutrients that keep your skin, hair, bones and heart healthy, there’s virtually no prep work or cleanup with shakes. But not …

8 Mistakes I Made When Trying to Change My Body - Coconuts & Kettlebells

For the majority of my early adulthood, I was entirely consumed with how to change my body.<p>When I needed to make a decision relating to food, …

Nutrition

The Science of Eating

Do you know why you eat?<p>We eat because we are hungry. We eat for energy. You might know some of the reasons we crave certain foods, but most of our food decisions come from hidden forces.<p>In fact, food psychologist Dr. Brian Wansink has found that we make more than 200 food decisions each day but we …

Deliciously Ella: crash diets don't work, just eat sensibly

If you want to greet the summer by feeling better and looking better, follow these simple steps to improve your diet gradually<p>As the weather gets warmer I find that people become increasingly conscious of what they are eating. It’s easy to panic at the thought of being on the beach in a bikini, and …

Healthy Eating