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3 activists barred as Saudi women launch first vote bid

More than 900 women are standing alongside thousands of men in the December 12 municipal ballot, which will also mark the first time women are allowed to vote.<p>"I've been eliminated as a candidate for the municipal elections," Loujain Hathloul said in a tweet.<p>Saudi authorities detained Hathloul for …

5 Ways to Lose Weight Every Day

These are totally doable for anyone!<p><i>This article was written by Leta Shy and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Lorna Jane Clarkson, founder of the Australian activewear line Lorna Jane, has a confession: While she may seem like she lives the perfect healthy lifestyle, she struggles …

Fitness

Should I Stretch Before or After My Runs?

Neither, experts say. Or if you must, do it after your workout—not before.<p>You’ve seen the iconic image of a runner bent over and touching his toes. You’ve probably seen plenty of runners doing this before races. So it may surprise you to hear that this so-called static stretching—attempting to …

Exercise

Less exercise led to fragile bones

New York, Dec 23 (IANS) Lack of physical activity has resulted in fragile bones among modern races compared to early human species, researchers have …

Calculating your calories burned

Being active is important for any weight-loss or weight-maintenance program. When you're active, your body uses more energy (calories). And when you …

Exercise

Fire Up Your Metabolism with These 4-Minute Workouts

Yep, 4 minutes. NO EXCUSES!<p>Getting a sufficient workout in less than five minutes? It sounds crazy, but it’s absolutely possible. These two routines—one which uses bodyweight moves and another which uses minimal equipment—allow you to work your entire body and boost your muscular endurance and …

5 Keys to Running Healthy and Staying Injury-Free

Follow these rules, and you’ll spend more time on the road and less time in rehab.<p><b>AVOID THE TERRIBLE TOO’S.</b> Doing too much, too soon, too fast is the number-one cause of running injuries. The body needs time to adapt to increases in mileage or speed. Muscles and joints need recovery time so they …

Marathons

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

11 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Metabolism

Every time we eat or drink, we can thank our metabolism for converting all those calories into energy. Our size, gender, and age all factor into our …

Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 10 to 12 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>40 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 20 minutes<p>A warm, perfectly-spiced gingerbread cake …

Rand Paul Just Hurt His Chances In Florida’s 2016 GOP Primary

President Obama’s decision to reestablish diplomatic relations and “defang” the U.S. embargo of Cuba has split the potential 2016 Republican field. …

Cuba

Jeb Bush Might Have A Tea Party Problem In 2016

Jeb Bush, who announced Tuesday that he was exploring a White House run, has been compared to Mitt Romney so often over the past week you’d think …

Republicans

Obama, Executive in Charge

One part of the U.S. Constitution stood out above all others in 2014: executive power. Under the presidency of George W. Bush, executive power …

Take More Questions, Mr. President

President Barack Obama held his traditional year-ender news conference today. It was his first since one after the midterm elections, and only his …

Reservations About Pot on Reservations

The U.S. Justice Department is attempting to solve a problem that almost no one knew about with a solution that almost no one asked for. The results …

Give Politicians Credit for Good Things in 2014

I’ll be off until the new year, so I'm leaving you a gift: some end-of-year reasons for optimism about U.S. government and its institutions.<p>-- The …

Don’t Take Ben Carson Seriously (Except In Iowa — Maybe)

“Who is Ben Carson? Where did he come from?” asked CNN’s Jake Tapper after a CNN poll revealed that Carson, a political novice, was running second to …

Government

A Great Year for the Far Right

Steve Heller, a world expert on graphic design, cares little about politics. But yesterday he published a post on the website of Print magazine …

Meet All The New Characters And The Actors Who Play Them In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 5

<i>Game of Thrones</i> season five is coming up sooner than we might think. Shooting is wrapped, and HBO expect it to debut its fifth season sometime around the end of March or beginning of April. We’ve had a few glimpses of the action, Maisie Williams has revealed some mysterious clues as to the future …

A Black Mirror For Your White Christmas

On the first episode of the BBC show<i>Black Mirror</i>, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is awoken by an early morning phone call and presented …

Black Mirror

13 TV Shows You Should Watch Over The Holidays

Because obviously TV is better than spending time with your drunken family.<p>There are a few criteria for what makes a good holiday TV show. Your show of choice should be one of these three things:<p>1) A widely discussed show from the past year that you missed.<p>2) A show returning from hiatus (or being …

Best TV shows 2014: Slate’s TV Club talks about network sitcoms.

Comrades,<p>I want to talk comedy. It was, depending on how you look at it, either a really wretched year for comedy or a very good one. The “death of …

Extant Is Dumping Most Of Its Cast, Get The Details

Halle Berry’s TV series <i>Extant</i> is about to get a huge revamp ahead of its second season. News broke this week that the show is dumping a chunk of the …

TV

Rod Serling explains how censorship led to the creation of ‘The Twilight Zone’

By 1959, Rod Serling had had it with the dumbing down of American television by what he saw as overly sensitive TV sponsors who forced writers to …

Puppies

Netflix Christmas Episodes: Over 30 Holiday-Themed TV Specials Available To Stream In December

Christmas is finally here – the tree is up, the presents are wrapped and the festivities are under way. As many celebrate the holiday with their …

10 movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix this Christmas

The presents are open. Dinner is done. Now you've got some free time to kill, and there's one obvious place to look: Netflix. <i>Marco Polo</i> may not have turned out so well, but Netflix has still added a pretty great selection of new and classic movies over the past month. Here are 10 favorites for you …

Fall TV 2014: What Worked, What Didn’t & What Lies Ahead In Midseason

As the broadcast networks are taking a breather before they reboot their lineups for midseason, it’s a good time to evaluate this year’s fall season …

Downton Abbey’s Christmas special with George Clooney is better than anything on TV this week.

The holiday season may be a TV wasteland here in the United States, but in Britain it’s always a veritable fiesta of Christmas specials and Boxing …