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Superhuman Planks

Here's what you need to know...<p>A plank should be a very intense, full body contraction that lasts only 8-10 seconds, not some bastardized version of …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

9 Reasons You Want The Pope To Be Your Best Buddy

Having just been voted Time's Person of the Year, Pope Francis is quickly becoming a papal superstar, bridging gaps between hardcore conservative Catholics, socially progressive Catholics and even people outside the church entirely. He's painted himself as a guy who, while secure in his faith and …

Uruguay's president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills

If anyone could claim to be leading by example in an age of austerity, it is José Mujica, Uruguay's president, who has forsworn a state palace in favour of a farmhouse, donates the vast bulk of his salary to social projects, flies economy class and drives an old Volkswagen Beetle.<p>But the former …

Pope Francis’ big year

© STEFANO RELLANDINI/Reuters/Corbis<p>Pope Francis began this year as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, an Argentine archbishop. He finishes it as Time magazine’s …

The Right Way to Do 5 Popular Body-Weight Exercises

Think you have the pushup down? Think again. Here are the common mistakes most guys make when doing their favorite equipment-free moves<p>As a strength coach, I love body-weight exercises. They challenge your muscles and kick your heart into high gear. You can do them for free—anywhere, anytime. …

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Amazon, Applebee’s and Google’s job-crushing drones and robot armies: They’re coming for your job next

It’s inescapable: We’ll be replaced by robots or turn into them. What happens to waitresses and taxi drivers then?<p>Alienation comes easy when you stumble into the glare of a modern airport off a red-eye flight. Bleary-eyed after three hours of fitful sleep, unready for the dawn, I did not know what …

D.I.Y. Gifts She'll Love

5 creative ideas that require a little work<p>Forget fancy jewelry and shiny gadgets—what she <i>really</i> wants this year is to take matters into her own hands. People are more likely to appreciate gifts that require effort, according to new research from the University of Miami.<p>Students who were asked to …

Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system

Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today's academic system because he would not be considered "productive" enough.<p>The emeritus professor at Edinburgh University, who says he has never sent an email, browsed the …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Pope Tells Church He Worked As Bouncer At Buenos Aires Nightclub

There was a time when Pope Francis couldn't turn the other cheek: He once worked as a bouncer at a Buenos Aires nightclub, he told parishioners at a local church in Rome on Sunday.<p>It marked the first time the pontiff discussed his doorman gig since becoming pope, NBC's "Today" reports.<p>The Catholic …

Church reform at all levels

Church reform is forging ahead. In his apostolic exhortation <i>Evangelii Gaudium,</i> Pope Francis not only intensifies his criticism of capitalism and the …

Atheist Display In Chicago Marks Pagan Winter Solstice, Bill of Rights at Daley Plaza

<b>Story by Ted Cox, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:</b><p>DOWNTOWN — Add atheists to the groups putting up holiday displays at Daley Plaza.<p>The Freedom From Religion Foundation has set up a big, neon "'A' Is for Atheists" display at Daley Plaza, between a giant Hanukkah menorah and a Nativity scene.<p>Signs …

Rush Limbaugh vs. Pope Francis: Talk Show Host Attacks 'Pure Marxism' Of 'Evangelii Gaudium'

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh slammed Pope Francis' stance on social justice in his apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium," calling the document "pure Marxism" on his show.<p>Limbaugh went viciously on the attack with the show, titled, "It's Sad How Wrong Pope Francis Is (Unless …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

5 Things Successful People Do Before 8 AM

5 Things Successful People Do Before 8 AM<p>Updated Dec 2, 2013<p>lifehacker.com<p>Use Evernote to create, collect, and share everything that matters in your …

'Pope Francis Effect' In United States Minimal, Pew Poll

Italy's Center for Studies on New Religions reported in November that half of the priests surveyed reported a "significant rise in church attendance" since the election of Pope Francis. The "Francis effect" was lauded worldwide as a real change in religious attendance trends.<p>However, a recent …

Pope Francis 'Evangelii Gaudium' Calls For Renewal Of Roman Catholic Church, Attacks 'Idolatry Of Money'

(Reuters) - Pope Francis called for renewal of the Roman Catholic Church and attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny", urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality in the first major work he has authored alone as pontiff.<p>The 84-page document, known as an apostolic …

Write About a Happy Memory Before Joining New Groups

Started a new job or meeting your partner's friends for the first time? Before you join any new group, take a minute to write down about any happy …

We got high, thousands in Mexico died

America’s failed drug policies — and our insatiable drug appetites — have helped kill innocent people in Mexico<p>Just outside the city of Culiacán, near the northwestern coast of Mexico, sits an impressive new development, a boomtown where construction never stops. It’s a monument to the neoliberal …

Juice cleanses: Not healthy, not virtuous, just expensive.

Remember when juice was just juice? It has become so much more. A verb, for one thing, and, as the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports (what you already …

Does the Universe have a Purpose?

Yes, but not necessarily in the way you think.<p>When most of my friends ask this question, they are really asking "Is there a creator or an intelligent designer?" That's when I grab my bag of popcorn, yell "Let the games begin!" and watch the ensuing fireworks of debate between theists and atheists. …