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Fact-Checking Won’t Save Us From Fake News

Fake news.<p>We’ve used this phrase so many times in the past two months that it’s almost lost meaning — partly because it can mean so many different …

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

The best books of 2016 list you get when you combine 36 “Best Books of 2016” lists

Slavery. Racism. Urbanism. Disease. While 2016 may not have been a banner year for liberal democracy in the world at large, it should definitely go down as a woke time in book publishing.<p>For dedicated bibliophiles, the low thrum of literary FOMO that bubbles up around May has by mid-December …

Books

The 15 best movies of 2016

A throwback musical, an erotic Korean drama, and many unique and stylish coming-of-age tales top the year’s list<p><i>La La Land</i><p><i>La La Land</i>’s immense popularity with critics and industry insiders isn’t hard to understand: Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood, and cinephiles love movies about loving …

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Oxford University offers the 'world's hardest test' — here's how to answer the questions

As well as being interviewed, prospective students at some Oxford colleges are required to take entrance exams, and while all of them are notoriously tough, some are more difficult than others.<p>The entrance exam for All Souls College at Oxford University has been called the world's hardest test: …

University of Oxford

You can now take a course at the world’s best universities for free. Here’s how that happened

Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content<p>The University of Oxford has unveiled its first massive open online course (Mooc), becoming the latest prestigious …

Why Mary Halvorson Sounds Like No Other Guitarist

When you see Mary Halvorson on stage, she doesn't look like much of a trailblazer. She plays sitting down. She's small, and mostly hidden behind her hollow-body guitar and glasses. But then she starts to play. And the sounds coming out of her amp are anything but conventional.<p>"I do like things that …

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Zelda-Like Oceanhorn Sells 1 Million, Coming to "a Nintendo Console"

With the release of Oceanhorn on PS4 and Xbox One last month, publisher FDG Entertainment has announced that the game has sold one million units across all platforms. In addition to the aforementioned consoles, it's out now on PC, Mac, and iOS devices.<p>In a press release, FDG revealed that Oceanhorn …

Gaming

The Most Effective Exercise – The 28-Day Planking Challenge You Must Try!

One of the most effective and most popular exercises around the world is the 28-Day Planking Challenge. It affects the abs, but also the muscles of …

Exercise

5 Ultra-Effective Butt Exercises That Aren't Squats

No shade to squats, but you can only drop it so many times until your body gets too used to the exercise. "If you keep doing the same exercise over …

Workouts

Biden on Obama: ‘It’s Like Older Brother, Younger Brother.’ The VP Lets Loose.

<b>Vice-President Joe Biden</b>: Where the hell are you?<p><b>Jason Zengerle</b>: <b>I’m in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.</b><br>That’s a nice spot. I was just down there. So what …

Obama Administration

Everything You Need to Build the Perfect Apartment Gym

Gyms are big business, pulling in around $22 billion annually as an industry. It helps that the average membership runs $58 per month, and that figure skyrockets if you live in a city. Brooklynites, for example, pay about $135 a month to hit the gym, while people who live in Austin pay $88. Here’s …

Workouts

Bodyweight Exercises for Developing Fitness and Strength

Bodyweight exercises are exercises that utilize your body weight instead of equipment like dumbbells or gym machines. Using bodyweight was one of the …

Workouts

17 Books To Drop Everything and Read Right Now

Now that fall is here, the idea of wrapping up in a comfy fleece blanket with a cup of cider and a good book is all-encompassing. From lesser-known …

Build Muscle Without Myth: 3 Body Building Beliefs To Avoid

Believe me, after spending many years heavy in the fitness industry, I've witnessed more fad fitness trends come and go than I'd like to admit. I've also watched many once revered fitness beliefs get debunked and shredded into myth.<p>Sure, it might take time for a fad fitness trend to get busted - …

The best 45-minute biceps workout

When it comes to bulking up your arms, you never want to neglect your forearms or your triceps. But at the end of the day, it's really a pair of …

The Bodyweight Exercise To Blast Your Hamstrings

Everyone has that one body part that’s so stingy, no matter how hard you hit it, it just doesn’t grow as quickly as the rest of your body parts.<p>That …

Workouts

This Brutally Honest 4-Step Guide To Losing Weight has Gone Absolutely Viral

<b>Do not take fruit juice</b><p>Fruit juice contains too much sugar<p><b>No beer</b><p>Drinking beer is the same as eating seven slices of bread!<p><b>Control your portions</b><p>Start …

Nine Training Rules for Killer Legs: Get Bigger, Stronger Legs | Poliquin Article

Want bigger, stronger legs?<p>Full squats and heavy deadlifts are the rule for leg training, but as much as we all love that sick relief that comes in …

An Aggressive Full-Body Fat-Loss Workout from The 21-Day Shred

By the time you reach Day 18 of the <b>The 21-Day Shred</b> you’ll already be significantly leaner, and quite possibly even stronger. The workout starts out …

Workouts

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Rise And Grind: Six-Week Muscle-Building Plan | Bodybuilding.com

Watch Trailer<p>Gain access to Rise & Grind <b>PLUS</b> over 50 other expert-designed fitness plans.<br>Only $8.99/month!<p>Already a subscriber? Log In<p>Workout …

Fitness

Best 4 Exercises You Can Do Every Day To Flatten Your Lower Belly

Flat stomach and 6-pack abs are definitely one of the hardest fitness goals that everyone wants to achieve. But, it seems like the belly fat just …

5 Old-School Leg Workouts that Will Work Forever

Leg Day has become somewhat ceremonial for men. If you’re new to weightlifting, though, is there anything more daunting? Are you doing the moves …

Workouts

A Bodybuilder's Back and Arms Workout

Bodybuilders use highly demanding workouts to spur muscle growth and achieve their ideal physiques. They are chasing something called "muscle …

5-Day Bodybuilding Schedule for Men

One of the most popular bodybuilding workout schedules is a five-day split, in which you train one of five parts of your body on a each day of the …

Could you pass the Cambridge University entrance exam which has been reintroduced after thirty years?

A sample paper has revealed the style of question prospective Cambridge undergraduates will be expected to answer as part of a resurrected entrance exam.<p>Questions from the sample paper, reported by the <i>Mail on Sunday,</i> asked applicants to discuss whether 'the recent European migrant crisis has …

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