Chloe Starr

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The Gentle Yoga Warm-Up That Tones Your Abs

Photography by Justin Namon.<p>Yoga isn't just about stretching, relaxing, and finding total bliss. While asanas including headstand, crow, and bird of …

How To Make Your Phone Your Personal Trainer

Skip the gym, forgo the trainer, and take your fitness game to your smart phone.<p>It's easy to consider fall the perfect time to hide under a chunky knit—but in the interest of good abs and September beach vacations, here are ten fitness apps to keep you in check on-the-go.<p><b>How To Workout With Your</b> …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Caught on Camera: An Amoeba Eating Human Cells Alive

Are you squeamish? Does the thought of germs and/or microscopic organisms give you the creeps? You might want to turn back now.<p>The <i>Entamoeba</i> …

Biology

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

10 New Artists You Need to Know: March 2014

Jetta<p><b>Sounds Like:</b> Glammy, maximalist U.K. pop filtered through a singer-songwriter's passion for introspection<p><b>For Fans Of:</b> Florence Welch's dog days, …

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

A Line Of Jewelry Inspired By Illicit Drugs

We are craving Designer Drugs: a new line of jewelry from Aroha Silhouettes, designed after the hybrid molecular structures of illicit substances.<p>These wearable vices were inspired by a “fantasy laboratory” where dangerous drugs are turned into glitzy bling. Hailing from New Zealand, designer Tania …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

The Shape of Your Head and the Shape of Your Mind

How the archaic study of brain shape and head reading — the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow,” “well rounded,” and “shrink” — shaped the modern obsession with the mind. One reason phrenology attracted so many followers was that it seemed to provide the toolbox for the American dream.<p>To …

Lumo BodyTech Introduces The Lift: A Small, Stylish Wearable For Better Posture

Palo Alto-based Lumo BodyTech is revealing its second product today, the Lumo Lift. The Lift, like its original Lumo Back, is a device designed to enhance a user’s posture, but with a radically different take. The Lift is small and stylish, and is designed to be placed unobtrusively on the collar …

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Painting

7 Exercises For Stronger Abs With No Back Pain

If traditional ab exercises such as sit-ups and crunches have little to no effect on the strength and development of your midsection (affectionately …

The 6 best exercises for six-pack abs

Here’s the truth: Endless crunches and situps are not the secret to six-pack abs.<p>In fact, repetitive or excessive spinal flexion—that is, bending …

12 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

These surprising bad habits are keeping you from hitting your weight loss goals

Many of us know all too well that low-back pain can be caused by training. The culprit exercises include barbell rows, T-bar rows, squats, deadlifts, seated cable rows, leg raises, Roman-chair situps and seated twists. The source of the pain can be the disks, facet joints or even a muscle strain, ligamentous sprain or tendinitis. […]

Many of us know all too well that low-back pain can be caused by training. The culprit exercises include barbell rows, T-bar rows, squats, deadlifts, …

Health Care

Beyond Beer and Lederhosen: Top 10 German Destinations

Autumn in Germany may be synonymous with beloved Oktoberfest, but this European powerhouse has more to offer than beer, pretzels and lederhosen. With its majestic castles, renowned vineyards, romantic valleys and stunning Alpine villages, Germany is not a country to be overlooked on a trip to …

European Travel

11 Super Foods for Your Skin and Brain

Beauty versus brains. We can forever debate which is more important, but when it comes to our diet, many of the same foods support both our skin AND intellect. Besides, who decided we can’t have it all?<p>If you’ve been looking for a shortlist that will keep you healthy and primed to make your best …

Scientists grow tiny brain 'organoids' for study

The blobs mimic the anatomy of developing human brains, allowing researchers to study a 3-D model.<p>August 28, 2013|By Eryn Brown<p>Using stem cells, scientists have grown human "brain organoids"… (Madeline A. Lancaster )<p>Scientists have figured out how to grow human stem cells into "cerebral organoids" …

Of Neurons And Memories: Inside The 'Secret World Of Sleep'

What happens in our brains while we're asleep? That's one question neuroscientist Penelope Lewis is trying to answer. She directs the Sleep and Memory Lab at the University of Manchester in England. Her new book is <i>The Secret World of Sleep: The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest</i>.<p>Lewis joins</i> …

5 Cocktails You Must Try in Napa Now

American wine country is having a cocktail moment. In Napa, where some of the country’s best restaurants are all but deserted by 10:00 pm, nightlife …

Napa Valley

Where to find peace and quiet in New York City

Even if you’re not local, it will get to you: the car honks, the clank of trains passing overhead on elevated lines, or the roar of traffic below the pedestrian walkway on the Brooklyn Bridge. Even those walking conference calls, with dressed-up walkers barking into invisible hands-free mics around …

New York City

16 Things You Can Turn Into Pesto

Move out the way, basil. Cheese + nuts + olive oil + garlic + whatever the hell you want = awesome pesto.<p>O Pesto, Prince of Pasta Sauces, Holy Anointer of Chicken, Most Herbacious Condiment! Italian grandmothers + everyone else have been making this stuff with basil since the world was born. But …

BA's Ultimate Lobster Rolls

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Warm, toasty, buttered rolls are key. If you can't find New England–style buns, trim 1/4-inch from both sides of standard hot dog buns to remove the crust and expose more surface area.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>3 1 1/4-pound live lobsters<p>1 celery stalk, …

FACT: ripe peaches, ginger, and coconut is simply irresistible. You don't even need to turn on the oven to make this beauty! No-Bake Dessert Recipe: Peach Tarts with Ginger and Coconut - http://bit.ly/10MWhHe

Unilateral Training: The Ab Solution You've Never Thought Of

If you're like most people, you have two more or less distinct strength training programs: one for your core, and one for everything else. The second …

France's 10 Most Enchanting Towns

It's no surprise that France has long held the title as the world's most-visited country. From the artistic legacy of Paris and the glamour of the Riviera to the legendary cuisine of Provence, France's historic and cultural treasures have made it a perennial favorite among international travelers. …

European Travel