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The One Anti-Inflammatory Drink You Should Have First Thing When You Wake Up In The Morning

The food and drink choices we make in the morning can set the stage for a day of great eating. Provided we’re selecting the right anti-inflammatory …

Alternative Medicine

Fannie Lou Hamer | American Experience

Freedom Summer | Article<p>Fannie Lou Hamer<p>Fannie Lou Hamer was born in 1917, the 20th child of Lou Ella and James Lee Townsend, sharecroppers east of …

Black History

Meet Roger Frampton, the international model and personal trainer who chooses stretches over weights and 'can teach you to move like a 3-year-old'

33-year-old model and personal trainer Roger Frampton is chiselled, bright-eyed, and, surprisingly, even more handsome in real life than his photos suggest. But when we met after January's London Fashion Week Men's wrapped up, it was not to discuss his good looks nor his international modelling …

Exercise

6 Exercises to Help Injury-Proof Your Lower Back

Lower back injury is always a looming threat. Here's how to keep yours healthy.<p>By<p>Nov 20 2017, 6:57 PM<p>We all hear that voice in our heads, the one …

Pain

Ta-Nehisi Coates has an incredibly clear explanation for why white people shouldn’t use the n-word

He said that white people could learn something from not being able to use the word.<p>It’s a question that comes up again and again in discussions of race: Why can’t white people use the n-word, even as many black people use it, particularly in rap songs and other media?<p>Ta-Nehisi Coates, a writer at …

In Italy, A Medieval Town Confronts A Double Threat — Erosion And Too Many Tourists

Tourism is booming in Italy, which welcomed close to 50 million visitors over the summer. That has helped some places that have been struggling to survive. But for one destination, it might be too much of a good thing.<p>Civita di Bagnoregio is in the northern corner of the Lazio region, 75 miles …

Italy

I'm a black daughter of the Confederacy, and this is how we should deal with all those General Lees

As monuments to the Confederacy are swept away from public spaces, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the president of the United States have been fretting over the so-called attack on history, presumably their history. Their white history.<p>Attack, assault, erasure, destruction — well, truth and …

There's A Scientific Reason for Why You Look Weird In Selfies

There are many reasons why you look weird in selfies. Sometimes it’s simply because you have a weird-looking face (sorry, guys.) Sometimes it’s …

New York Times

Live Like You Could Lose Everything, but Know There's Nothing to Lose | Inc.com

For most people, the stakes simply aren't high enough.<p>There's not enough reason to get up early and work, get off Facebook, or get into shape.<p>Put most simply, most people don't have a compelling enough <i>why.</i> If they did, their whole life would be different. Life, apparently, isn't worth giving …

Fun-Da-Mental

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever | Inc.com

You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But what's the best way to make sure you learn and don't forget? After all, you can fish all …

Pomodoro Technique

Capitalism's excesses belong in the dustbin of history. What's next is up to us

It’s time to dethrone capitalism’s single-minded directive and replace it with a more balanced logic, laying the foundations for a better, more equitable world<p>Back in February, a college sophomore called Trevor Hill stood up during a televised town hall meeting in New York and put a simple question …

Globalization

Mesmerizing maps show how religion has spread throughout the world

Their spread throughout parts of Asia and Europe, and gradually down to Africa and across to the Americas, has been fractured and erratic.<p>Here's how the major religions have touched nearly all corners of the globe.

Hinduism

Want to Be Happier? Answer These 34 Essential Life Audit Questions | Inc.com

Audits are standard in both personal and business finance, but in many ways, life audits are much more crucial. That's because life audits evaluate well-being not just in one area but in basically everything. They can mean massive changes to relationships, work, activities, and even what you put on …

Personality

Critical thinking: how to help your students become better learners

Encouraging students to build awareness, understanding and control of their thought processes – also known as metacognition – has been identified by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Toolkit as one of the most cost-effective ways to improve learning. It’s also thought to help boost …

Pedagogy

Harvard’s Proposed Policy Would Punish Students for Having Normal Social Lives

For the second time in less than two years, Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana is expanding paternalistic restrictions and sanctions on the student …

Build muscle with the pushup challenge

The pushup is a classic move and one of the best things you can do to hit your chest, shoulders, arms, and core in one swoop.<p>If you get your pushup …

Landscape Ideas: 10 Wooden Decks That Disappear

The best wooden deck is one you don’t notice: it creates outdoor living space without distracting you from the outdoors.<p>Here are 10 of our favorite …

How the King James Bible Came to Be

Precisely 451 years after the June 19, 1566, birth of King James I of England, one achievement of his reign still stands above the rest: the 1611 …

Theology

Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond – review

William Dalrymple and Anita Anand recount the story of treachery and bloodshed that surrounds the famous stone<p>Size, as we know, is not everything. You might only be the 90th largest, but you can still emerge with a sizable reputation. This is one of several lessons to be learned from the story of …

India

Why did the richest ancient Greeks voluntarily pay high taxes?

Imagine a progressive tax–in other words, a tax that falls on those most able to pay; a tax that results in the rich paying–quite voluntarily–<i>more</i> than they are obliged, instead of trying to avoid it; a tax that’s spent according to the wishes of the person who paid it; a tax that involves little …

Giant Sets: The Best Thing You Aren’t Doing to Gain Muscle and Burn Fat

Giant sets are one of the best ways to build size and strength in a short time, but they can also be a great way to get your heart rate up and shed …

Health

4 Shoulder Stretches to Keep You Limber Forever

• Lie on top of a long foam roller with your head at one end and your tailbone at the other.<br>• Place your hands at your sides, palms facing down, thumbs …

Yoga

4 Seriously Underrated Ab Exercises

Knocking out sit-ups like it’s your job isn’t necessarily a bad thing — anything for progress, right? But it’s not the best way to build core …

Workouts

The Best Videos For Educators In 2017 – So Far

Another day, another mid-year “Best” list (you can find all 1,700 Best lists here).<p>You might also be interested in:<p>I’ve also written a guest post for …

How to build muscle: a complete guide to making a bigger, stronger you

As a personal trainer of some ten years now, I’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of people transform their physiques from the classic ‘nine stone weakling’ to walking, talking mountains of muscle.<p>Unfortunately, I’ve also seen a lot of effort wasted in the pursuit of gaining muscle size. There are …

10 incredibly awkward exercises that build tons of muscle

You should never feel humiliated in the gym. You should work out in an environment that makes you feel comfortable and motivated. That being said, …

Exercise

15 Minutes and a Kettlebell Are All you Need for a Great Workout

Sometimes we just don’t have the time or resources for a complete workout. But it’s easy to make the most out of an ill-equipped gym space or being …

Workouts

Today's Workout 33: The 4-move muscle-punisher circuit

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>This workout isn't about isolating a particular muscle group or body part and working it to exhaustion. …

Climbing

Today's Workout 31: The ab-burning circuit for a stronger core

You may not realize it, but there's a set of abs hiding under that layer of extra poundage around your midsection. All you need to reveal them is …

Workouts

You Can Do This 5-Move Total-Body Workout Anywhere

​Do 100 reps of each of these classic exercises to burn fat and sculpt an athletic physique<p>This workout designed by Cam Byrnes from <i>Men's Health</i> Australia is a simple, no-fuss, but effective and fun total-body workout. It can be done almost anywhere: at home, the park, at a track, or at the …