Christopher Ballard

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22 Cities Around the World Best Explored by Bicycle

Bike Lanes

LIMBAUGH: The Real Story: Destroying Trump And Protecting Clinton

You don't need to believe that the special counsel investigating President Donald Trump is a terrible person to conclude that the Obama …

Donald Trump

12 Costly Retirement Mistakes to Avoid

If you're committing any of these blunders, you can end up with tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars less in retirement. Here are 12 errors you …

Retirement

Consider the Cactus: How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World

One early Saturday morning in March, a little over 100 succulent enthusiasts gathered on a sunny hillside in Bonsall, California, for a glimpse of …

Great Depression

No, I Won’t Check My Privilege

“Check your privilege!” It happened again last week. I was speaking about feminism to a large and vocal audience and my views were, rightly, coming …

Feminism

All the live TV streaming services compared: Which has the best channel lineup?

Sling TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu and PlayStation Vue are all vying for your cord-cutting dollar. Here's how the top 100 channels stack up.<p>With the runaway popularity of on-demand streaming video services like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video and Hulu, more people are deciding to stop paying …

Sling TV

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. …

Woodworking

FBI scandal bigger than Watergate? -- Could be, and the dishonest press should cover it that way, too

President Trump is correct.<p>If an FBI -- or any “Deep State” -- informant was embedded within his campaign for the express purpose of spying on it, that would be a scandal “Bigger than Watergate.”<p>Bigger and much more chilling.<p>Over the course of the last two years, I have communicated with current …

Donald Trump

A Personal Trainer Suggests Doing These Stretches After Your Workout

Proper fitness doesn't start and end with your workout — there are critical steps to make sure your efforts don't go to waste. For starters, the warmup is definitely not one you'll want to skip. Though that isn't news, chances are you're not gearing up your body the right way. According to …

Exercise

Robots fight weeds in challenge to agrochemical giants

YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland/CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles.<p>Undergoing final tests …

Farming

A Guide to 7 Breathtaking Castles in the Netherlands

Castles in the Netherlands, you know you want to visit these!<p><b>There are some pretty breathtaking castles in the Netherlands that you shouldn’t miss</b> …

European Travel

No Gym? No Problem! This Is the Perfect At-Home Workout to Bust Through Belly Fat

It can feel like "having abs" should be listed in the dictionary as a synonym for "impossible." It's notoriously hard to lose fat around your midsection. There are several reasons belly fat can be so tough to lose, including too much cortisol (the stress hormone), not getting enough sleep, and a …

Workouts

5 exercises that target those hard-to-tone body parts

You slip into a tank top for the first time this year and notice your triceps could use a tone up. Or perhaps it’s the leg-baring shorts or the thought of going shirtless at the beach that has you running to the weight room for the first time since January.<p>We know it’s not possible to spot reduce …

Workouts

6 reasons why you should visit Portugal in 2018 | Travel Feature

Portugal is less than three hours’ flight time from the UK, while flights from the US are generally available for under $500. Moreover, once you get …

European Travel

Burn Some Serious Calories With This High Intensity, Total-Body Workout

If you're looking to lose weight once and for all, it's time you start strength training. For some, the idea of lifting weights can be intimidating, …

Workouts

The Ultimate Move Everyone Should Be Doing For Defined Abs

If you have a minute and 15 seconds, you can make your core burn with this intense two-move bodyweight exercise used by gymnasts and CrossFitters. If …

Workouts

The 48 Hour Guide To...Lisbon

The oldest city in Western Europe is suddenly the coolest spot to visit<p>If your Instagram account has already been infiltrated with sun-kissed pictures of yellow trams, blue-tiled buildings and cobbled streets you won't need convincing of the quaint beauty of Lisbon.<p>The city has been growing in …

European Travel

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …

Workouts

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of leadership.<p>Ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and …

Leadership

This Trainer's Insane 20-Minute Treadmill Workout Incinerates Fat and Tones Your Body

An insane 20-minute workout by fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams recently resurfaced, making us second-guess our use of the treadmill's full potential. Williams originally posted the video on her Instagram back in 2016, but it's still as awesome as ever. The high-fat-burning and toning …

Deep-Cuts Abs Workout

For an eye-catching six-pack, go with the king of abs exercises.<p>A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin compared 16 abdominal exercises, …

This Fat-Burning Workout Will Tone Your Entire Body — and All You Need Is 1 Kettlebell

If you don't have much experience with kettlebells, you're in the right place. Eric Leija, also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram, is a senior …

Tammy Bruce: Poor California -- Democrats are turning the state into a major nightmare

Poor California. Its politicians thought they were declaring war on the federal government, but now the state is embroiled in a war with itself, as at least one county has said enough is enough with the scourge of being part of a sanctuary state for criminal illegal immigrants.<p>“Orange County will …

Mr. Trump, here are four big things you can do to deal a real blow to the Deep State and their shenanigans

The American people are now finding out that the “Deep State” is very real. They see now that it is not an outlandish idea of conspiracy theorists, but unfortunately, exists in different segments of our Government and has been around a long time.<p>Interestingly though, the “Deep State” doesn’t know …

This 10-Minute Circuit Might Be the Hardest Cardio Workout You Ever Do

You can thank fitness all-star Felicia Romero for this plyo box burner.<p>What pops into your head when you hear the word "cardio"? Treadmills, bikes, …

Volterra (Tuscany) – Italian authenticity and Etruscan heritage

Volterra is a <b>beautiful hilltop town in Tuscany</b> (Italy) that remains a bit off the main tourist trail, which actually is kind of good. Tourists aren’t …

Italy

22 effective ways to lose 2 inches of belly fat in 2 weeks

22 effective ways to lose 2 inches of belly fat in 2 weeks<p>You know there are a number of things to blame for that marshmallow middle and you’re now …

In High School, I Fervently Supported Gun Control. Now, I’m An NRA Member. Here’s What Changed

When I was 16 years old, I would have voted to take your right to own a gun away. The Columbine massacre happened in April 1999, when I was a junior …

Guns

11 Ways to Lose Weight in Your 50s and 60s

Have you noticed that your body has started to change now that you've hit middle age? You're not alone. It's common to see changes on the scale and …

How to lose weight with this 3-day, 30-minute workout plan

How to lose weight with this 3-day, 30-minute workout plan<p>It’s usually a lot easier to decide what you’d like to get out of a fitness routine than to …