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12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Venezuela's Crisis Approaches A Tipping Point As Protests Spread To Government Strongholds

As an important vote looms, protests are now moving beyond the capital’s affluent neighborhoods.<p>CARACAS, Venezuela ― When Venezuelans go to the polls on Sunday to elect a National Constituent Assembly, they will do so after months of protests against the government of President Nicolás Maduro in …

Venezuela Supreme Court Seizes Power from Legislature

Venezuela denounces France for treatment of 'world's worst skier'

Venezuela is not only home to what is arguably the world’s worst economy, but also the "world’s worst skier."<p>Given the unflattering title following a miserable performance in the qualifying rounds of the Nordic World Ski Championships where he stumbled to the starting block, Adrian Solano has …

How to prepare your kids for jobs that don't exist yet

The founder of littleBits on turning kids into creators<p>When I was growing up, as far as I knew, there wasn’t data mining or user-experience design or front-end engineering—and now they’re some of the most coveted careers in the world. Today, we can’t just prepare students for certain types of …

How to photograph food

It’s hard to make food look good on camera. But with these top tips, you’ll be shooting your dinner beautifully in no time.<p>This article was written …

Landscape Photography

13 Illuminating Books That Should Be Required Reading

Getting ready to go back to school? Looking to start a book club? Here are 13 timeless books to read this fall.<p>Good morning, class. Raise your hand if you actually read your summer assignments, <i>Great Expectations</i> and <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>. Yes, raise your hand if you <i>did</i> read those books. <i>Did</i> read, yes. …

Prosecutor: Venezuela first lady's nephews confess drug deal

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two nephews of Venezuela's powerful first lady confessed to trying to smuggle 800 kilograms (1,763 pounds) of cocaine into …

Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Whether you want to believe it or not there are actually health benefits to eating chocolate. That’s right folks chocolate is healthy. Well, dark …

Venezuela opposition says petition to oust Maduro is validated

<b>Venezuelan opposition leaders say they have validated enough signatures on a petition to move to the next stage in a process to remove President Nicolas Maduro in a recall referendum.</b><p>Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have given fingerprints to authenticate signatures on the petition.<p>Referendum …

Venezuela takes first step toward recall referendum of Nicolás Maduro

Elections council will begin validating signatures of citizens seeking a recall referendum of the president, who faces heavy criticism due to a steep recession<p>Venezuela’s elections council has said it will begin a process of validating signatures of citizens seeking a recall referendum against the …

Venezuela

How to taste and enjoy Whisky

<b>To truly appreciate and understand the intricacies and complexities of whisky, one must embrace the ‘art’ of whisky tasting. By understanding how to</b> …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

RVs

28 DIY Snack Bars And Bites That You Can Eat On The Go

Keep these on hand and you'll never skip breakfast again.

My 10 Favorite Books: Bill Gates

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in</i> <i>the series is Bill Gates, who shares his list exclusively with T.</i> <i>(Through May 22, One Grand is hosting a pop-up shop at</i> …

Books

7 women who are transforming the food industry as we know it

It's time to reclaim the phrase "a woman's place is in the kitchen" — because lots of ladies are are killing it in that very place.<p>These incredible …

The best tech of CES 2016

Best of<br>CES<br>2016<p>Best of<br>CES<br>2016<p>CES is the tech world's big coming-out party for the New Year — a supersize circus of gadgetry that both follows major …

Gear & Gadgets

I overcome a major fear in my life with a flight on this awesome personal seaplane

Unfortunately for me, acrophobia is also a major part of life. Simply put, I don't like heights. Although I thoroughly enjoy flying on big airliners, small planes still bug me. I don't like the instability, the single engine, and I don't like the all-too-frequent instances of general aviation …

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

$10 "bean to bar" chocolates were made from melted down Valrhona

The Mast Brothers, a pair of bearded chocolatiers in Brooklyn, have built an empire on beautifully packaged "artisanal" chocolates that run $10/bar, …

Celebrity Hipster Chocolatiers Reportedly Sold Remelted Commercial Chocolate

The Mast brothers face allegations that their $10 chocolate was an artisanal lie.<p>Mast Brothers Chocolate, the Brooklyn craft-chocolate company whose expensive, beautifully wrapped bars are a staple of the Whole Foods checkout aisle, may not be all it appears to be. According to a Dallas food …

Dessert

Hershey kisses artificial flavors goodbye in some chocolates

Hershey wants to keep the ingredients list on two of its famous chocolates short and sweet.<p>The candy company said this week that its milk chocolate Hershey’s Kisses and bars are now being made with flavor from real vanilla instead of an artificial flavor.<p>The change is the first part of The Hershey …

The 9 fastest piloted planes in the world

Capable of flitting through the air at multiple times the speed of sound, these planes take the pilot to the fringe of science fiction.<p>Although a number of these aircraft have since been retired, they continue to be the fastest manned aircraft in history.<p>The designs and advances achieved with these …

6 old weapons that still serve the military well

Sorry Mike Huckabee, but some old workhorses don't need replacing.<p>During the recent Republican debate, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee chose the venerable B-52 Stratofortress to exemplify how the military was being hobbled by declining defense spending. But as some commentators have explained , …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

Ricoh invents super-efficient power-producing rubber

No, this is not an image of a delicious Fruit Roll-Up, it's actually a unique new flexible material from Ricoh that can create electricity from pressure and vibration. Dubbed "Energy-Generating Rubber," this piezoelectric mat combines the best features of existing ceramic and polymeric materials; …