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'It was such pain, such humiliation': 18-year-old describes her life as an ISIS sex slave

Shirin, a pseudonym, was 17 years old when ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh) took over her village in northern Iraq.<p>ISIS fighters encircled the town in August 2014 and made sure none of the women or girls were able to escape, according to the German international broadcaster …

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9 habits everyone should master before turning 30

Your 20s are a time of discovery. You figure out who you are, what you want, and how to make it happen.<p>The habits you establish during this time tend to stick and become the foundation of your adult life. Establishing positive ones can be the difference between success and failure.<p>We've sorted …

6 Surprising Foods and Drinks You Should Never Eat Together

Some foods play really well together. Take these 13 health-boosting food combos, for example. Their chemical compounds merge to create a turbo-charged nutritional symbiosis. It's a beautiful and tasty thing. Other foods, however, don't play so nice together—we're talking combos that leave you …

Scientists say this simple psychological shift can help you achieve your goals

Fortunately, you'll have plenty of opportunities to redeem yourself, even before January 1, 2017.<p>The key? Be on the lookout for days that seem like transition points.<p>In doing so, you'll be harnessing the power of what researchers call the "fresh-start effect." Whenever we feel like there's a chance …

Basic Self-Defense Moves Anyone Can Do (and Everyone Should Know)

Would you be able to defend yourself and your loved ones if someone were to physically attack you? It’s a question most of us don’t want to consider, …

2 Things You Need to Know to Become Smarter Right Away

Your brain can give the impression that it can multitask, but it cannot. It can only switch between tasks quickly.<p><i>How can I increase my level of intelligence? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

Sonnen likens Rousey to 'wimps' LeBell, Bruce Lee

Even before Ronda Rousey lost to Holly Holm, Chael Sonnen had already gone on record to say that the former dominant champion was 'created by the …

10 apps you should use every day to be more productive

We hear a lot about the hazards of digital technology.<p>But there are thousands of apps that can help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.<p>We picked 10 of the best that you should be using daily, including one that helps you keep track of your to-dos and one that visually tracks your …

Scientists just discovered a key reason why 'jerks' often succeed at work

Most notably, the late Steve Jobs led Apple to become one of the most successful companies in the world, despite being known as someone who shouted and cursed at employees and made derogatory remarks about their work.<p>You might assume that these relatively unlikable people are successful because …

16 people who are living the dream without spending a fortune

Circa 4 p.m., pretty much anything sounds better than staring at your office computer screen.<p>For instance, traveling the world — working when you feel like it, how you feel like it, and with a view to rival any Instagrammer's best shot. Or maybe even putting your job on hold (or leaving it …

24 life skills every functioning adult should master before turning 30

There's no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you're just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn't wear a fuzzy orange sweater to a job interview.<p>We've put together our own handbook of sorts for anyone transitioning from their 20s to their 30s, which …

The 7 Do's And Don'ts Of Bodyweight Strength

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Danny Kavadlo <b><br>From:</b> New York, NY <b><br>Occupation:</b> Trainer, author, progressive calisthenics specialist <b><br>Website:</b> www.dannythetrainer.com<p>On …

Flexibility, Agility and Recovery with Natural Movement

<b>This cycle of bodyweight workouts will focus on flexibility, agility, and recovery.</b> All workouts in this cycle are twenty minutes or less, allowing …

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Bodyweight exercises: 8 of the best

Sometimes you just don’t have time to trek to the gym – or you’re forced to go the gym at the busiest time and every bench, squat rack and barbell …

The 4 Stretches EVERYONE Should Do

There’s a certain rush that comes along with sweating profusely. It’s that "high" that motivates you to come back for more. The maintenance aspect of …

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From Head to Toe: The Ultimate Stretching Guide

After a tough week of workouts, give your body some love for all that hard work with a lengthy stretching session. Make sure you start with your neck, giving extra attention and time to the places where you're experiencing soreness or tension. Check out the index below to jump to the perfect place …

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5 Stretches For Tight Hips & Hamstrings

One of the reasons people come to Pilates is that they want to work on their flexibility. Usually it’s their hips and hamstrings that need the most …

The Ultimate 90-Day Bodyweight Training Plan

<b>When I was a young man, I struggled with my self-image.</b> My brother was a “hulk” and played varsity college basketball all four years.<p>I, on the other …

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11 Ways Bloggers Use Apple Cider Vinegar in Their Beauty Routines

Those of us who are all about the natural beauty world are already obsessed with eco-friendly kitchen finds like baking soda. Up next on the list? Apple cider vinegar. Though you may be up on the best places to find green skincare products, we know that, like us, you enjoy dabbling in a little DIY. …

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How To Be Loved By Everyone

We would all like to know how to be loved by everyone.<p>In the end, who are our favorite people? Those who understand us and listen. Someone we can …

Primer: How to Get a ‘Film Look’ with DSLR Footage

Want to give your DSLR footage a cinematic look? DSLR filmmaking enthusiast Jake Coppinger made this 11-minute video tutorial to teach you how you …

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How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

Street Photography Camera Review – Fujifilm X100T

I’m going to approach this review from a different perspective than my review of the X100S, I’m going to look at this camera from a Street …

6 Essential Tips for DSLR Video

Nowadays, it seems that the majority of DSLR, mirrorless, and even point-and-shoot cameras have video features. In fact, the video features on the …

This DIY Hologram Projector Will Make You The Most Popular Guy At The Party

Looking for a good party trick? Take a look at this hologram projector tutorial. The simple DIY project uses your smartphone, an old CD case, and a …

Why Testicles Are The Perfect Hiding Spot For Ebola

Gonads provide a safe haven for the virus, which is bad news for Ebola survivors who want to have sex<p>On March 20, a woman in Liberia was diagnosed with Ebola. It was a mysterious case, since it happened 30 days after the country’s last recorded occurrence of the virus, and Ebola is thought to be …

10 Crazy Body Connections

And 9 other crazy body connections<p>Your body parts are joined in ways you never imagined. For example, did you know the length of your index finger could secretly reveal your penis size?<p>While most of these links sound strange, knowing about them could pay dividends down the line. Here are 10 crazy …

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The Increasingly Popular Technique Helping Businesses Beat Procrastination | Inc.com

Procrastination can become a problem, especially in small businesses that are striving to grow. Whether a small business owner is building something with his own team or outsourcing it to a capable team of contractors, it can be easy for project deadlines to be missed month after month after …

Why Heavy Weights Aren’t the Only Way to Build Size and Strength

Lifting lighter loads may be just as advantageous, researchers say<p>If you want to grow big, you must lift big. At least that’s what gym-goers have always been told.<p>But training with lighter weights may also help you build substantial muscle size and strength, found a meta-analysis of 13 studies …

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