Madeline Spencer

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A Dead Disease Still Lives in Lab Freezers. What Else Does?

In the summer of 1977, an influenza epidemic began to spread through China; by fall, it was in Russia, and over the winter, it spread across the Northern Hemisphere. That was very normal, of course. Winter is flu season, and this was not a bad flu, as flu seasons go: It affected mostly people …

Public Health

Amazon Book Review

You might have noticed our new address: amazonbookreview.com. When we launched this modest blog with an immodest name in 2007, "omnivoracious" …

How to Find Your Perfect Stride Length

A good running stride means you are using your body's energy efficiently and helping keep yourself injury-free. It could also mean an overall faster …

Stunning Electric-Blue Molten Streams From Rare Volcano

Electric-blue molten streams run down the side of an Indonesian volcano , periodically bursting into blue flames that shroud the black night in otherworldly colors. This unique volcano, Kawah Ijen on the eastern edge of Java, erupts molten sulfur and presents tourists with a nighttime show.<p>Olivier …

Chemistry

Feast Your eReaders on These 120 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror eBooks Under $4 Each

We loves us some good eBook deals at SF Signal!<p>Here’s a new batch of books priced less than $4 with which you can fill up your eBook reading devices. …

B&N Bookseller's Picks: The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of November 2015

<i>For over a decade, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy</i> …

Try the ‘Humane Burpee’ for a Ridiculously Good Workout

You’ll pack more work into 4 minutes than most people do in 30<p>One of my favorite exercises to do when I’m time crunched: the humane burpee. (Those are two words I bet you never thought you’d see together.)<p>Created by my good friend Dan Martin, a powerlifter and former firefighter, the exercise works …

Workouts

18 Great Cardio Workouts That Don't Require Running

Exercise

A Super-Simple Strength Routine to Soothe Your Aching Back

When dealing with an aching back, the last thing you feel like doing is a workout, I know. But when it comes to back pain, gentle exercise really is …

7 Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Logging lots of miles? Here's how to sidestep the most common pain-related issues.

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Jenna Autuori-Dedic for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>While all you technically need to do is lace up your sneakers to get started with your running routine (find out how to buy the perfect pair here), turns out there's way more need-to-know info. And who better to turn to for tips than some of …

11 Ways to Decorate With October’s Birthstone: Opal

Fall is officially here, people. You know what that means? It’s time to put away those pastels and florals and replace ’em with a more bold and shimmery trend. In honor of October’s birthstone, Opal, we’re bringing you our favorite iridescent and holographic decor ideas. From futuristic furniture …

Trade deal puts a U.S. stamp on Asian economy

The intense final hours of negotiations to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal came down to granular, last-minute disputes over milk imports, drug patents and origin of car parts.<p>But the seven-year effort by the U.S. was always about something much bigger: embedding an American-led …

Why JG Ballard’s High-Rise takes dystopian science fiction to a new level

Whether mazes, blocks or bunkers, Ballard was drawn to the psychology of enclosed, brutal environments. This inner space, rather than outer space, was his SF realm<p>JG Ballard’s <i>High-Rise</i>, published 40 years ago and soon to be seen on cinema screens in a film adaptation directed by Ben Wheatley, …

Skyscrapers

8 Ways to Wear '90s Beauty Trends in 2015 and Still Look Cool

There are some beauty looks we'd like to leave in the '90s — namely skinny eyebrows, crimped hair, and butterfly clips. But this season, the decade is making a comeback in regards to hair, makeup, and nails. If you loved your look in high school but know it needs to evolve to work today, we …

Shopping the Fall Farmers’ Market With a Nutritionist: Her 6-Item Grocery List

There’s no denying it: Piles of heirloom pumpkins are steadily replacing stone fruit pyramids at fall farmers’ markets. It’s time to switch out the fruits and vegetables we relied on during the hotter months with new seasonal selections. Now the search is on for immunity-boosting produce that can …

Healthy Eating

17 Super Helpful Tips For Anyone Who's Terrified Of The Gym

Everyone's gotta start somewhere. Here's how to jump in with confidence.

Fitness

See the #WhatsInYourBag Pics from 17 Style Bloggers

Between Snapchat and Instagram, it almost seems as though we have a backstage pass (or rather, front-row seat) at fashion week — not that we’re complaining or anything. As NYFW comes to an end, we’ve got one more post to satisfy your sartorial fix. From style bloggers to full-fledged fashion …

Fashion Week

New hair trend sees rainbow stripes used to give locks an 'oil slick' look

Now that's a real petrol-head! Bizarre new hair trend sees rainbow stripes used to give locks an 'oil slick' look<p><b>Oil slick hair was developed by</b> …

Latest Fashion Trends & Celebrity Style

Stealth workout: Try the couch-potato friendly 2-for-1 Plank

<b>Double up with this ab workout that’s easy enough to do while watching Game of Thrones.</b><p><b>1.</b> Start in a plank. Then rock your right hip so it drops slightly toward the floor. Then switch and drop your left hip bone slightly toward the floor. Use the muscles all along the sides of your waist to do the …

Workouts

38 Gorgeous Shoes Spotted On The Streets Of New York City

Fashion week street style has become <i>way</i> more than a phenomenon: It's a lifestyle. All the details (from the outfit to the hairstyle to the …

Fashion Week

The 12 Fashion Trends You'll Be Wearing This Fall

It's not hard to guess at what will be the big trends for any Fall season. You can put money on the fact that colors will be toned down, that some cozy fabric will be on every runway, that at least one — if not several — decades will be referenced, and that there will be coats. Lots of coats.<p>Lo and …

Women's Fashion

The top 8 trends that’ll make your fall the coolest ever

Fall’s hottest lipstick<p>Christian Louboutin, the luxury shoe designer whose red-soled heels have graced the feet of the rich and the famous, …

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Plus size fashion week: confessions of a plus sized model

The first time I was approached by a modelling scout I thought I was being pranked. I had just left school at 15, after being bullied badly for my appearance. I was so tall – I’m now 5ft 11in, and I did most of my growing early – I was overweight, my hair was big and fluffy. My confidence was so …

Fashion Week

The Insiders: Fashion Week Shopping List

5 chic girls and their enviable shopping lists.<p>Consider this an unabashed peek into the enviable shopping lists of five women with stellar style—from the runway look they loved, to the shoe they'll stomp to the shows in and more.

Fall’s Best New Boots Have Arrived! 52 of the Season’s Most Covetable Pairs

“I didn’t just want to be Frank’s daughter who sang ‘Boots.’ I take my music very seriously and studied very hard. It’s not a joke to me,” Sinatra’s daughter, exasperated, once exclaimed.<p>Oh, but Nancy, Nancy. The sad news, my friend, is that just as <b>Jon Hamm</b> will always be Don Draper and <b>Taraji</b> will …

Clothing

The Ultimate Guide to Fall Fashion Shopping on a Budget

Once upon a time, before you were born, or maybe not, cheap clothes were just, well—cheap. You bought them in nasty, bare-bones stores, and even though you looked really great—because you are so beautiful that anything looks good on you!—when people asked you where you got that amazing thing, you …

Clothing