Claire Scott

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15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

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I got slimed by Rush: The real story of how Stephen Colbert schooled Limbaugh on U.S. history, patriotism

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Rush attacked my Salon piece, dismissed me as “professorette” — and got facts so wrong, he made my point stronger<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>December 24, 2014 10:04pm (UTC)<p>There seems little doubt that nuance, subtle thinking and critical …

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

Travel<p>From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 …

3 Ways to Get a Great Workout at Planet Fitness

Make the most of your $10-a-month membership fee<p>When it comes to getting in shape, snagging a membership to a low-price gym—like Planet Fitness—is definitely one of the most cost-effective ways to reach your goals. (Any gym is better than no gym!) "However, since they've replaced traditional …

Michael Garcia quits as Fifa ethics investigator

American lawyer cites 'lack of leadership' at the top of Fifa in resignation statement after leading investigation into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process<p>Fifa's independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia has resigned after an “erroneous” version of his investigation into the World Cup bidding …

Women sold as sex slaves in Islamic State markets, says UN official

UN's Valerie Amos says the number of women in Syria facing sexual slavery and forced marriage is on the rise.<p>><br>• ><br>• ><p>Yazidi refugees flee for their lives …

Rise of the paranoid South: How defending against “outsiders” brought the region together

<b>(Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Henryk Sadura via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Throughout history, the region has always coalesced politically. Here’s what <i>really</i> accounts for the unity<p>Jarret Ruminski<p>December 17, 2014 6:45pm (UTC)<p>The Civil War ended in 1865. Before the war, it was common parlance in America to …

Paul Bettany Teases Vision Mystery in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

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Wonder Woman Takes a Big Step Back

For months now, I’ve been worried about Wonder Woman, ever since I learned that husband-and-wife team David and Meredith Finch were chosen to write …

What's Better For Building Muscle: Heavier Weights or More Reps?

Should you do more reps or lift heavier weights?<p><b>The question:</b> If I want to build more muscle, should I lift heavier weights or do more reps with lighter weights?<p><b>The expert:</b> Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems in Toronto<p><b>The answer:</b> Actually, you need to do both if you want to see …

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Rent-a-Tent Canada - Top ten Day Hikes: Canadian Rockies

State of LGBT Rights: Married on Sunday, but Fired on Monday

If you asked most anyone in America how things were going for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, they would probably respond, “Great!” …

USA vs. Brazil Women's Soccer: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

The U.S. women's national team began its bid to win this year's International Tournament of Brasilia with a rather tame 1-1 draw against China. Now the Americans face a tougher test from hosts Brazil.<p>The USA will have to hope its talent, justified by a No. 1 ranking in the current FIFA standings, …

Will a Comic Help Change India's Attitudes Towards Rape?

'Priya's Shatki', about a girl who is raped and then tries to change the world with the help of the gods, flips Indian patriarchy like a pancake.<p>​ A woman is raped in India ​every 20 minutes, which means that, since the ​latest headline crime broke, a further 216 women (at least) have been …

UN Climate Negotiators Drop the Ball in Lima - Now It's Up to the Grassroots to Pick It Up

Demonstration at the United Nations Climate Change, COP20, Lima. (Photo: UNclimatechange)<p><i>This story is part of the Climate in Our Hands collaboration</i> …

Awesome Clay Refrigerator Requires Zero Energy to Keep Food Cool

An Indian entrepreneur has created a refrigerator made entirely from clay that keeps food cool without using any electricity. Mansukhbhai Raghavbhai …

That ugly spending bill? That's what compromise looks like

The trillion-dollar spending bill that the House of Representatives passed last week had something for everyone to hate. But it was still a step, however awkward, toward making the United States governable again.<p>What was not to like? Plenty. Tea party conservatives hated the bill because it didn't …

Climate negotiators in Peru 'did the bare minimum,' one critic says

International negotiators in Peru agreed early Sunday on some essential building blocks for a global accord to address climate change, most notably an unprecedented agreement that all countries commit to cutting heat-trapping emissions.<p>But the contentious marathon discussions convened by the United …

Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill, Sends to Obama's Desk

Congress<p>After days of rancor and uncertainty on Capitol Hill, the Senate has passed a massive spending bill, formally averting a government shutdown and sending the $1.1 trillion measure to the president's desk.<p>The vote, which pitted both parties' establishment against its more populist wings, was …

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

Travel<p>The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

OLYMPICS 2024: Obama, Romney aides join hands for Olympic bid

An external threat to the homeland? A huge payday? A case of blackmail?<p>As it happens, none of those things is behind the improbable alliance of two of Washington’s most seasoned and sought-after political operatives, ideological opposites who squared off against each other in 2012: Matt Rhoades, …

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday

This disturbing game pitch made gamers walk out

The United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) pitched a fake video game at a Washington, DC convention to draw attention to the plight of children in war-torn South Sudan. The stunt was recorded, and the release of that video timed to coincide with the anniversary of the beginning of the conflict in …

Best of the East, according to a Californian

As I was essentially raised on the West Coast of the United States, I had a previously misguided view of the East as being entirely flat, …

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