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Are You Still Doing Planks? You Need to Try This Workout Instead

<i>Feel like taking your planks to a whole new level? Our friends at Shape show us how to take it up a notch through crawling.</i><p>Planks are hailed as the Holy Grail of core exercises — not only because they carve your core, but because they recruit other muscles all over your body. As amazing as they may …

This Type of Exercise Can Help Ward Off Alzheimer's

You probably know that exercise is a great way to keep your brain healthy as you age. But now a new study sheds some light on which <i>type</i> of exercise …

Exercise

27 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success and Happiness | Inc.com

Feeling down in the dumps? Or uninspired? Don't worry, the blues always come and go. Check out these 27 super inspiring quotes for the motivation you need to kick start your path back to success--and joyous well-being.<p>1. "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." Soren …

Motivation

Want to build muscle? It’s not what you eat, but when

Studying the human body isn't rocket science – in some cases, it's much harder.<p>"I tell my grad students that we can put a man on the moon, but we still can't come to a consensus on how much protein to give him here on earth," says Dr. Rajavel Elango, a researcher at the University of British …

Nutrition

3 Difficult Habits That Get Easier the More You Practice Them

You know you should really do these things.<p>How many "positive habits" articles do you need to read before you start taking action?<p>Here's the thing about forming positive habits: It is difficult. The things we know we should do, we don't--and the reason we don't is because they are challenging. They …

Self-help

Rich people who love their jobs have 3 things in common

Ethan Miller/Getty<p>So you want to do what you love.<p>... and you want to make money.<p>A handful of people have the privilege to do both. Not surprisingly, these folks tend to have a few things in common, as Cornell University economist Robert H. Frank lays out in a recent story for the New York Times' …

Bill Gates

Can 3D Printing Save the World? A Look at 3D Printing and the Environment

Environmental experts have made some very dire predictions about what will happen to our planet and, consequently, to us, if we don’t start making …

What The Tesla Death Teaches Us About Designing Driverless Cars

What are we to do about driverless cars?<p>On May 7, Joshua Brown was behind the wheel of his beloved Tesla Model S, reportedly watching a movie as the car took care of the driving. Brown didn’t notice, and neither did his Tesla, when a truck took a left onto the stretch of highway before them. It was …

Driverless Cars

MSI’s desktop GPU-equipped laptop is one helluva gaming and VR rig

Gamers have had a lot to complain about when it comes to the scaled-down graphics processors companies like AMD and Nvidia cram into laptops. That’s why MSI and Nvidia teamed up to fit a full desktop GPU into an oversized notebook — and the result is a spectacular gaming rig.<p>MSI’s GT72S Dominator …

Humpback whales are battling killer whales to rescue other mammals

Is there a whale war going on? Researchers say that humpbacks are rescuing other from carnivorous orcas, also known as killer whales.<p>Mother Nature Network reports that humpbacks have been repeatedly spotted intervening in killer whale hunts, rescuing sea lions, seals, and gray whales, in regions …

Animals

Meet the Newest Species of Whale

It’s hard to overlook a beast that measures 24 feet long and weighs more than 16,000 lbs. (7.3 m and 7,250 kg). It’s harder still to ignore a whole …

The Arctic

Ancient human ancestor find in South Africa deepens evolution mystery

About twice a week, Marina Elliott takes a trip back in time. On those days, the Canadian anthropologist is out of bed by 5 a.m. and on the road by 6, driving to the Rising Star cave complex about an hour northwest of Johannesburg.<p>It's winter in South Africa and temperatures have lately been …

African Languages

Why Thin People Get Diabetes

If you think only overweight men need to worry about diabetes, wake up. One in five normal-weight adults now has prediabetes, up 8 percent from 1994, …

Penn Jillette: Why Reading Any Of The Holy Books Will Turn You Into A Non-Believer

<b>There are stories in these books that are terrifying, unbelievable, and downright weird. Want proof?</b><p>Here’s a quote from Genesis, in the King James …

Godless Documentary Exposes Secular Discrimination

Many of us know from personal experience that atheists, humanists, and other nonreligious groups face discrimination in the United States. Coming out …

Religion

Friday Afterlife Report July 15th 2016

<b> <br>July 15th 2016</b><p><b>COMMENTARY: ACADEMIC ATHEISTS FAIL TO ACCOUNT FOR THE MIND</b> Professor Richard Dawkins and Professor Stephan Hawking are claiming that …

Are 'New Atheists' undermining the atheist cause? - UpFront (Arena)

Kentucky Reporter Dismayed by Ark Encounter: “This Pseudo-science Doesn’t Hold Water”

July 17, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p><b>Tom Eblen</b> of the <i>Lexington Herald-Leader</i> knew he had to check out Ark Encounter.<p>He heard what atheists had been saying …

Atheists Don't Think God Is Real

Atheists Don't Think God Is Real<p>Updated on August 7, 2016<p>Atheists Don't Believe in God<p>To most people, I expect that's pretty obvious. In fact, it's …

Faith

Why You Should Fear an "Ecological Recession"

Human efforts to slow biodiversity loss are falling short across the globe, which could in turn harm future human development and wellbeing, …

Biodiversity
Nuclear Energy

All the Questions You Had About Climate Models but Were Afraid to Ask

A scientist explains<p>Climate scientists tell us it’s going to get hotter. How much it rains and where it rains is likely to shift. Sea-level rise is apt to accelerate. Oceans are on their way to becoming more acidic and less oxygenated. Floods, droughts, storms and other extreme weather events are …

Climate Change

How 'Green' Is Hydropower?

People have harnessed energy from moving water for thousands of years. Greeks used various types of water wheels to grind grain in mills more than …

Hydroelectric Power

Humans are greening the planet, but the implications are complicated

New study shows humans are influence the growth patterns of plants, but it’s not as simple as ‘greener is better’<p>The Earth’s climate is changing – in fact, it always changes. But in the current context of human influence, scientists try to decipher how much of the change is natural compared to …

Climate Change

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

4 Strategies to Help Conquer Procrastination

No matter how early you wake up, it might seem like there are never enough hours in the day to squeeze it all in. It, of course, being your job, your …

Time Management

This 6-Letter Word Is The Secret To Achieving Your Toughest Goals

<i>It's not "effort", "habits" or "belief" -- it's something far simpler. Isn't it fascinating what some of the world's best have achieved in their fields? Us mere mortals look at what they do and think, "heck, that's never going to be me."</i><p>As easy it is to sell yourself short, a part of you does …

Drums

How to Make Good Decisions: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Life would be a lot easier if we just knew how to make good decisions. Research shows we all make a lot of bad ones.<p>With careers:<p>More than half of …

Peter Drucker

These Instagrammers’ Bullet Journals are organizational masterpieces

I’ve struggled with staying organized for as long as I have been accountable to others. In college, I used a very specific Moleskine planner that combined calendar pages with note-taking space. In the working world, I switched to a digital calendar, but no combination of systems, apps, or programs …

Productivity

7 Things Really Successful People Never Do | Inc.com

What differentiates those who are successful from those who are not? There are lots of ways to approach that question, but one of the most powerful is also one of the most simple.<p>It's a matter of habits. In business and in life, if you truly want to succeed, there are some habits that work and …

Self-improvement