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Bill Maher’s bigoted atheism: His arrogant shtick is just as ugly as religious intolerance

His showdown with Fareed Zakaria shows how far he’s fallen<p>You know what you call someone who makes sweeping generalizations on billions of people based on the extreme actions of a few? A bigot. Bill Maher, for example, is a bigot. And if you're a fan of his smug, dismissive shtick, you're a bigot …

14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss resolutions.<p>“Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose …

The Silly Politics Of Climate Change

A few weeks back, news of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s prohibition of the term “climate change” in his administration raised howls of criticism. It may have been wrong, in a state where the entire economy is on the beach, to insist that rising sea levels are “nuisance flooding”, but was it really …

10 Fascinating Revelations About the Making of Lost

Javier Grillo-Marxuach was part of the original team of writers on ABC’s <i>Lost,</i> and even though he left the show in the middle of the second season, he …

6 Habits to Chisel a Solid 6 Pack

Use these simple tips to finally reveal your abs once and for all<p>If you can't see your abs, don't assume it's because you're missing out on a magical abdominal exercise or secret supplement. Blame your mindset.<p>You see, losing belly flab is a boring process. It requires time, hard work, and most …

Fitness

Expert Testimony: The Existence of God, the Problem of Evil, and the Facts on the Bible

One of the respected methods by which truth claims may be verified is by expert testimony. Expert testimony is offered in court cases to assist in …

Television puts more faith in religious-themed projects

This spring, a complicated new protagonist is coming to television. A mysterious but charismatic figure from modest origins, he inspires fierce loyalty in his scrappy band of followers but is dismissed as a dangerous impostor.<p>No, he's not the latest AMC or HBO antihero: He's Jesus.<p>As Easter …

Faith

How Humans Experience The World

What makes us who we are? What drives our behavior? These questions are key when we want to change a repeated and ineffective behavior pattern in either ourselves or in someone we care about.<p>Since behavior is driven by beliefs and identity, how do we change–or upgrade–both?<p>As a neuroscience-based …

Speed Of Light

11 Exercises That Will Make Your Abs Cry

That stronger core you've always wanted? Just learn these moves and do them regularly.<p>No one doesn't want a stronger core. That's why BuzzFeed Life asked Rob Sulaver, C.S.C.S, personal trainer and founder of Bandana Training, to tell us his favorite exercises for building better abs. He came up …

6 Health Conditions Yoga Can Actually Treat

Yogis, hippies, and holistic medicine specialists have been touting the health benefits of yoga for years: it can improve your fitness level, fight …

10 Genius Exercises You Aren’t Doing

Biomechanics

Five tips for would-be writers – No 1: if you want to shine, you have to polish

The road to publication is often paved with rejection, says myfirstbookdeal.com blogger Caroline Madden, where she interviews authors such as Donal …

Writing

Proving Einstein Wrong with 'Spooky' Quantum Experiment

Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein …

New Study Shows That Your Brain's Powers Change As You Age -- Some Peaking In Your 70s

If you’ve been paying attention to psychology and neuroscience research the last few years, you know that we’ve recently experienced major shifts in thinking about the nature of the brain. Among these, how changeable the brain is from birth to death ranks high. Not long ago the prevailing …

The Brain

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4 Things to Do Today to Sleep Better Tonight

Put simply, daytime mayhem equals bedtime bedlam.<p>In a perfect world, your dozing hours look something like this: As you kill the lights, receptors in your eyes signal your body to prep for the sandman. Your brain releases the snooze-inducing hormone melatonin, slows your heart rate, reduces your …

Sleep

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

You won't even notice these changes—swear!<p>Of course you know that eating healthy is a lifelong goal—but that doesn't mean that it takes ages to make it happen. In fact, there are tons of quick, easy ways to be sure you're eating well that basically involve zero effort. Here are a few to get you …

Nutrition

Science says these 9 tactics will help you win any argument

We've scoured the research and compiled the following science-backed tactics that will help you win any argument.

Star Wars

100 Ways to Protect Your Heart

We compiled a list of 100 tips, tricks, and techniques for protecting one of your most vital organs<p>With doctor's offices busier than ever, you're lucky if you get 20 minutes with your M.D. Which is why it's not surprising that even when it comes to your most vital organ, the advice you receive can …

Holistic Medicine

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time

We always pick the best possible iPhone and iPad apps for our posts covering paid apps that go on sale for free, but this week we’re starting off …

Secret Apple TV remote controls: Fifteen button combos to power up your viewing!

The 3rd-generation Apple TV is no longer available from Apple, but you can still find it at third-party sellers, and it's still a solid set-top for …

Smart TV

12 Incredible Abs Exercises You Should Know

Everything you need to do to get a stronger core without doing a single solitary crunch. For everyone from fitness rookie to hardcore exerciser.<p>Thumbnail from Thinkstock.

Bottled water is a scam: PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and the beverage industry’s greatest con

Multinationals have made billions off the myth that tap water is unhealthy. Here’s what they don’t want you to know<p><i>The following is the latest in a new series of articles on AlterNet called Fear in America that launched this March. Read the introduction to the series.</i><br>The biggest con job perpetrated …

11 superfoods that work better together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food duos do more than just excite your taste buds—they could even boost your health. It's a concept called "food synergy." While eating a variety of …

Ren Hang on nature, nudity and censorship

Photographer Ren Hang has certainly made a name for himself. In art circles around the world as photography's new blood, shooting his friends in the nude and avoiding the arm of the law back in his homeland of China – where his name is known for a different reason. Notably, to the authorities who …

The Next Einstein May Be A 27-Year-Old Iranian Woman

It’s hard not to love Einstein. He was a scientist who made predictions so ridiculously accurate that they couldn’t be proved correct until long after his death. Here’s an amazing example: in 1916 he theorized that a pulsar would attract its orbiting white dwarf at a rate of 7mm per day. At the …

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