Jason Strominger

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9 Different Ways to Do Burpees

It's tough to find someone who actually <i>likes</i> doing burpees. But if you ask around enough, you'll definitely find a lot of people who hate them, yet …

The Soviet Union fought the Cold War in Nicaragua. Now Putin’s Russia is back.

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA — On the rim of a volcano with a clear view of the U.S. Embassy, landscapers are applying the final touches to a mysterious new Russian compound.<p>Behind the concrete walls and barbed wire, a visitor can see red-and-blue buildings, manicured lawns, antennas and globe-shaped …

Russia

What Did Putin Know and When Did He Know It?

Russia is deeply complicit in the Syrian tragedy. Stopping Assad requires standing up to Moscow.<p>As U.S. Tomahawk missiles soared over the Mediterranean toward Syria’s al-Shayrat airbase, speculation was already flying about how the attack would affect the thaw in U.S.-Russia relations anticipated …

Middle East

These 2 Microworkouts Are Super Short and Effective

Your schedule is jam-packed, and you’ve lost all hope of making it to the gym. But here’s some good news: You can still fit in a serious workout even …

The Best Butt Exercises for Knee Pain—No Squats or Lunges Included

Let me tell you a secret: Squats and lunges are not the magic ingredients for getting a better butt. Yes, they're both *great* lower-body exercises …

7 Squats Alternatives to Shake Up Leg Day and Burn Off Fat

This edition of Give Me Something New to Try will give your worn-out squat rack a break.<p>Are you doing your squats? Good. Squats are really, really important. But despite what your high school gym coach might believe, there <i>are</i> other exercises you can do, too. We asked some trainers for their input …

8 Plank Variations That Will Make Your Abs Scream

Not your granddaddy's planks.

Workouts

5 Crazy-Delicious Shrimp Recipes You'll Make Again & Again

From Greek Shrimp with Feta to Grilled Shrimp Tacos, these simple shrimp recipes will make any meal special. Just remember: unless you live on the coast and have access to fresh shrimp, it’s best to buy frozen shrimp. The “fresh” shrimp you see in the seafood case at the supermarket are almost …

The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

Single-Arm Strict Press<p>Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, a kettlebell racked at right shoulder, left arm extended at side; shoulders should be …

The 15 best exercises to target your love handles

Want to be able to confidently shed your shirt in the bedroom to flaunt washboard abs without fear of excess flab hanging over your boxer briefs? …

7 Easy Dinners That Basically Make Themselves

Minimum effort, maximum payoff.

Cooking

Are we experiencing a slow-motion, Turkish-style coup? Or our own Arab Spring?

Corrupting the media, spreading chaos and subverting the rule of law — it’s what authoritarian regimes do best<p>Writing recently in Tablet magazine, Lee Smith, who is an editor at the Weekly Standard, criticized what he called the “Arab-ization” of American politics. Smith writes frequently and …

It’s Putin’s World

How the Russian president became the ideological hero of nationalists everywhere<p>In 2012, Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency after a four-year, constitutionally imposed hiatus. It wasn’t the smoothest of transitions. To his surprise, in the run-up to his inauguration, protesters filled the …

The best abdominal exercises to do at home

Our new Home Workouts series focuses on quick, fuss-free, targeted routines that you can complete at home.<p>Led by personal trainer and founder of That Girl London Christina Howells, each episode demonstrates moves to target different areas of the body; including exercises for your legs, back and …

Exercise

The Real 007 Used Fake News to Get the U.S. into World War II

The British ran a massive and illegal propaganda operation on American soil during World War II—and the White House helped.<p>In the spring of 1940, …

New Jersey

7 Easy Chinese Food Recipes So You Can Give the Delivery Guy a Break

We all love Chinese food, but isn't it high time to put down the take-out menu, take out a pan, and try cooking our favorite dishes ourselves? (In …

From Russia with love: How Donald Trump uses Kremlin propaganda techniques against the American people

Whatever the truth is about Trump and Putin, Trump’s political rise was built on Russian-style propaganda<p>Did Vladimir Putin direct Russian spies and other agents to interfere in the 2016 American presidential campaign to benefit the Republican nominee Donald Trump? The evidence strongly suggests …

Crock Pot Stew Recipes To Get You Through The Winter

Hearty, comforting and easy-to-make meals<p>The slow cooker is a wintertime staple. It whips up some hearty dinners, makes some incredibly easy breakfasts and can even put together a pretty mean chili. And that’s not all. The slow cooker is a master at one of our favorite cold-weather dishes. We’re …

Cooking

The 20 best one-pot recipes: part 1

Nigella Lawson’s roast chicken with lemon, rosemary, garlic and potatoes<p>I am back to familiar territory with this: the smell of chicken roasting with lemon, rosemary and garlic has always seemed to me the essence of all that is comforting.<p>But this version is so sprightly and robust that I feel it …

Onions

Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Geopolitics

Russia Is Already Winning

If you understand what the Kremlin is up to, the news is grim. But it also gives us a clear path to fight back.<p>The whirlwind of Russian spy news over the past few weeks has forced Americans to confront questions that previously would only have seemed possible in fiction: Did a foreign power …

Russia

14 Buddha Bowl Recipes That Will Satisfy Every Craving

Tahini sauce over everything.

Food

This is how you should actually be foam rolling post-workout

It’s small, portable, a little painful, and <i>very</i> popular among trainers. Nope, this isn’t some newfangled, ahem, personal device—instead, it’s Rove, a …

Exercise

How a KGB Assassin Used the Death of His Child to Defect

Bogdan Stashinsky was forced to work for the KGB against his will and became one of the most wanted assassins in the world. This is the story of how he put it all on the line to escape.<p>Shortly before 5 a.m. on August 10, 1961, Bogdan Stashinsky was waiting near his apartment building in Moscow to …

Russia

Giuliani: Dems opposing Sessions are 'intellectually dishonest'

Democrats planning to oppose the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general are making a “big mistake,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday morning.<p>Sessions (R-Ala.) has been dogged by accusations of racism since President-elect Donald Trump announced the …

Donald Trump