Julie Hodges

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To Be More Productive, Science Says You Should Do This One Really Simple Thing

This is a hack we can get behind.<p>Sometimes it can feel as though the more we try to get done, the less we accomplish. Now a new study validates what …

2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging. Here's how to incorporate them into your life.

One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise — and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body.<p>As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio, which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and …

Immune System

A Trainer Says to Skip Cardio and Do These 6 Things to Get Lean

If you want to lose body fat, doing umpteen hours of cardio each day actually isn't that effective. While cardio does burn calories, it doesn't build muscle and can actually make you lose muscle. Having more muscle mass actually increases your metabolism, and it also reshapes your body, which can …

Neat

68% of white evangelicals think America shouldn’t house refugees

A recent Pew poll reveals increasing American polarization on attitudes to refugees.<p>White evangelical Protestants are the most likely religious group to say that the United States has no responsibility to open its borders to refugees, according to a recent poll.<p>The study, which was conducted by …

Donald Trump

Ingenious baboons escape Texas biomedical lab for brief taste of freedom

By Samantha Schmidt<p>Samantha Schmidt<p>Reporter covering gender and family issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>An “animal perimeter breach” is how the Texas Biomedical Research Institute described the events of Monday in a statement. But the exploits of four baboons Saturday were nothing short of a daring escape to …

San Antonio

12 fitness myths that are doing more harm than good

How many times a week do you need to work out to get in shape? If you're trying to lose weight, should you focus on exercise or diet? Is it better to …

If You Want to Slim Your Waist, These Are the 13 Best Side Plank Variations

You can skip the crunches because plank is one of the most effective core-carving poses. But don't forget to spend a little time on your obliques by adding these side plank variations to your strength-training routine.<p>Begin by lying on your side. Bring your right elbow directly under your right …

Workouts

This Is the One Thing That Can Make Hard Workouts Feel Easier

If you feel like music gives your workout an extra boost, you’re not alone. Now, researchers at Texas Tech University say they’ve figured out just …

This Nutritionist Says It Matters When You Eat If You Want to Lose Weight

If your daily struggle is eating breakfast after 9 a.m. (if you're lucky!), which pushes lunch to 3 p.m., and you don't sit down for dinner until 9 p.m., chances are you're also struggling with fluctuating weight. The funny thing about food and weight control is that it's often more about the time …

10-Minute Cardio Workout You Can Do at Home

[caption id="attachment_65936" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo: Daily Burn 365[/caption]So you want to get your sweat on, but getting to the gym …

Workouts

Apple Cider Vinegar Is the Wonder Serum That Can Do Way More Than You Realized

Apple cider vinegar is commonly used as a home remedy for everything from weight loss to hiccups to sore throats. After hearing a brief synopsis of apple cider vinegar's benefits, it sounds like there are few things it <i>can't</i> cure. But before you start throwing back ACV in massive doses, remember …

Cider

The Only Exercise That Helps Me Tone My Back and Abs at the Same Time

One of my favorite body parts to train is my back. I love looking toned when I wear backless dresses, and I just love the feeling of having a strong upper back. While I really enjoy working on my pull-ups and lat pull-downs on the machine, every once in a while there comes along an exercise that …

Strength Training

Haunting photographs of an abandoned Soviet military camp near Berlin

"Don't take life too serious... because you never get out alive," reads some scrawled graffiti on the wall of an abandoned Soviet military camp close …

Photographer Shares Polaroids of NYC’s 1970s Punk Rock Scene on Instagram

Like many photographers living in 1970s New York City, Julia Gorton used her craft to capture everyday life in the city. What sets her portfolio apart from others, however, is that Gorton's “everyday life” happened to feature some of punk rock's most iconic figures.<p>A transplant from Delaware, …

Wasserlust

German photographer Kerstin Kuntze is literally in her element shooting underwater images, which she describes as an expression of life itself. …

I Was a Homeless Teen Who Became an Award-Winning Wedding Photog

My name is Carsten Schertzer, and I’m a wedding photographer. My life right now is spent hopping from one wedding venue to the next, but it wasn’t …

We Dare You Not To Stare At These Incredible Photos

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the brown color in the Color Brown Photo contest with chances to win Amazon …

I Did 20 Minutes of Extra Cardio a Day For 1 Week, and This Is Why I'll Never Do It Again

I do CrossFit four to five times a week, at 5:45 a.m. The awesomely grueling workouts involve everything from lifting heavy weights to rowing to box jumps to jumping rope to pull-ups. I definitely feel like I get in a great workout, and my body feels ready to start the day. But then I sit …

Trail Running

Fox News proves that it’s creating an alternate reality

<b>(Getty/Yana Paskova)</b><p>Fox misquotes President Barack Obama and tries to smear his words<p>Jeremy Binckes<p>January 15, 2018 4:24pm (UTC)<p>Over the weekend, Fox News took the worst criticisms against them — that the network exists as a perpetual outrage machine designed to twist words in order to feed its …

The Real Tragedy Behind Dolores O'Riordan's Biggest Hit With the Cranberries

As news broke on Monday that Dolores O’Riordan had died suddenly in London, colleagues and friends remembered the former Cranberries singer, whose …

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

Diet & Fitness<p>These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive …

Workouts

Amazon tempts lazy snackers with monthly Oreo subscription

Looking for the perfect gift for the Oreo lover in your life? The new monthly Cookie Club subscription might be a welcome offering if you have some …

When ‘Not Guilty’ Is a Life Sentence

Despite Ann’s determination to betray no emotion, a drop of sweat rolled down her temple as a guard painstakingly examined her lunch items. That Sunday morning, she had taken two buses, two trains and a shuttle to get from her home to the New York state psychiatric facility where her son is …

This Superchallenging Bodyweight Workout Will Rock Every Muscle Group

While visiting New York City a few weeks ago, I knew I had to check out the ultrapopular (crazy hard) workout at DOGPOUND gym in TriBeCa. I got the …

High-Protein, Low-Carb Vegan Breakfasts to Keep You Fuller For Longer

Plant-based food gets a bad rap for being too high in carbs. But that doesn't have to be true for all vegan food. If you're trying to lose weight, you know how important it is to watch how many grams of carbohydrates you're consuming each day. These vegan breakfast recipes will leave you with …

Sweet Potatoes

How much of these everyday foods can you consume before they kill you?

We all know that excessive consumption of certain foods is never a good thing. Too much sugar can make you hyper, not to mention overweight.<p>Binge on coffee and you're unlikely to sleep at night. More bread than you can handle will leave you bloated.<p>But have you ever wondered how much of something …

Cubed Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

This impressive checkerboard salad doesn't require any special ingredients-- just a little extra time cutting refreshing watermelon and cucumber into …

Healthy Eating

20-Minute Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The best cookies I've ever eaten were vegan chocolate chip cookies. This right, you read that right—vegan! And I'm not even vegan. I was pleasantly …

Mid-Morning Snacks That Will Set You Up For a Binge-Free Day

Who would have thought eating more consistently (and eating more in general) could actually be good for you in the long run? Genius, huh? And there's …