Megan Gistinger

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9 Side Plank Variations That’ll Help You Get the Abs of Your Dreams

Sorry, can't, we're side planking.<p>Shutterstock<p>Whether you’re looking to sculpt a legitimate six pack or just want to feel like you’re strong enough to lift your purse without totally collapsing in your core, planks can help you get there. While you’re probably familiar with the standard forearm or …

7 Reasons Your Arms Aren't Changing No Matter How Much You Work Out

You might actually be working TOO hard.<p>Shutterstock<p>Been trying to sculpt sleek arm muscles for months with no results? Don't throw in the towel just yet. We asked top trainers to name the most common mistakes people make when toning those triceps and biceps. Whether you're neglecting your shoulders …

The 15-Minute No-Rest Workout That'll Tone You All Over | Women's Health

And let's not forget the flat-abs bonus: As you tire, you have to fight even harder to maintain proper form, especially a tight core.<p>Two or three times a week, complete these exercises in order using eight-or 10-pound weights, moving from one to the next without rest. Perform four rounds total, …

Brutal Bolshoi: inside the troubled world of Russia’s legendary ballet

What do the Bolshoi and the Kalashnikov have in common? According to a new documentary exploring the aftermath of an acid attack at the legendary ballet company in 2013, they are the two brands that define modern Russia.<p>The film, released in the UK on 8 January, was shot during a time of much …

Dancing

The roots of language

At the heart of our unique language ability lie other forms of cognition and cooperation, argue Paul Ibbotson and Michael Tomasello<p>The natural world is full of wondrous adaptations such as camouflage, migration and echolocation. In one sense, the quintessentially human ability to use language is no …

Language Learning

7 Places You Can Learn to Speak Another Language for Free | Inc.com

Learning a new language is no easy task. Thankfully, there are an endless number of resources and technologies to help you quickly and effectively learn a different language. And while that's really awesome, it also presents a new challenge. Which platform works best for you?<p>After all, there isn't …

Language Learning

Survival genes: Scientists find DNA mutations that helped Russians during Leningrad siege

Analysis of the genome structure of Leningrad siege survivors and their contemporaries has allowed Russian scientists to spot specific DNA mutations …

Russia Just Opened a Theme Park for Warmongers

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Russia

National Geographic Travel

'No tissue charring': New Russian laser could revolutionize medicine, smartphones

Scientists at a Russian university have developed a unique metal-vapor laser, which can cut through bones, tissue or glass without burning or …

How Polyglots Learn Languages and Stay Sane: Gems of Wisdom from 10 of the Best

Ever wondered how polyglots do it?<p>Does your mouth water every time you read about Luca Lampariello, who speaks more languages than he has fingers, or …

Language Learning

35 Empowering Feminist Quotes from Inspiring Women

Words of wisdom from the trailblazers who make us proud to be women.<p>To all the women and men continuing the fight for feminism in 2017, get inspired by the words of the trailblazing women who've said it best. From Hillary Clinton to Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Rihanna and all the unapologetic, …

Feminism

World Calendar: Must-Attend April Events

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in April:</b><p>In the mood to party? Head to <b>Seville, Spain</b>, for the <b>Feria de Abril</b> (April 21-26), which celebrates the arrival of spring with characteristic Andalusian élan. Join Sevillanos as …

Mystery of Darwin's strange South American mammals solved

Last unresolved ‘major problem in mammalian evolution’ – the origin of two ungulates – has been resolved according to researchers<p>To 19th century British naturalist Charles Darwin, they were the strangest animals yet discovered, one looking like a hybrid of a hippo, rhino and rodent and another …

Paleontology

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

Vladimir Putin praises Russian patriotism and claims: Ukrainians and Russians are one

Russia celebrates the one year anniversary of the annexation of Crimea as the Russian president claims Crimea has returned to its "native shores"<p><b>Vladimir Putin</b>praised Russians for their patriotism on Thursday as the country <b>celebrated the first anniversary of the seizure of Crimea</b> from <b>Ukraine</b>.<p>Tens …

Russia

This is Crimea a year after its 'return to Russia'

Rallies and concerts kicked off a weeklong celebration marking the one-year anniversary of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. …

Moscow's historic Novodevichy Convent catches fire close to Kremlin

Live footage of Moscow led some to believe the Kremlin was on fire, but it was the Novodevichy Convent that was ablaze<p>An unexplained blaze engulfed the tallest bell tower of one of <b>Russia</b>’s most famous convents Sunday evening sending a column of fire over the centre of Moscow.<p>The flames took hold at …

Learning a Language by Reading Books: 5 Super Strategies

Wish you were fluent last week?<p>You’ve seriously got to slow your roll.<p><b>But, hey, I get it — most language learners want to hit fluency as fast as</b> …

Language Learning

Why Killer Whales Go Through Menopause But Elephants Don’t

Last summer, I met Granny. I was on a whale-watching boat that had sailed south from Vancouver Island, in search of a famous and well-studied group of killer whales (orcas). Two hours after we set off, we started seeing black fins scything through the unusually calm and glassy water. We saw a dozen …

Get 500 Free Books on Coding

February 27, 2015<br>Coding is one of the most demanded skills in the 21st century learning. There is a growing need for teaching students the …

Corpse Bride: Lizard Necrophilia Reported in Brazil

"I felt a sense of wonder," says zoologist who observed male tegus mating with a dead female.<p>When zoologist Ivan Sazima went for a walk in the park in southeastern Brazil on a warm September day in 2013, he was hoping to find noteworthy animal behavior to study.<p>But he did not expect to witness …

Scale of racism in Cup host Russia a threat, report says

LONDON (AP) — Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, according to a report provided to The Associated Press.<p>Researchers from the Moscow-based SOVA Center and the Fare network, which helps to prosecute …

Russia

Deaths shake Ukraine truce, Poroshenko wary of Russia threat

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a “military threat” even if a ceasefire holds.<p>Government troops fighting pro-Russian separatists in the east began towing artillery away from the front …

Russia

Lithuania is so concerned about a Russian invasion of the Baltics that it's bringing back conscription

Moscow has repeatedly launched military exercises near the three Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, which are all NATO members.<p>"We must temporarily renew mandatory military service," President Dalia Grybauskaite told reporters, according to AFP. "The current geopolitical environment …

Russia

Russia's Putin Took European States 'By Surprise' in Ukraine: Report

LONDON — America's European allies sleepwalked into the conflict with Russia in Ukraine and should now find ways to stop the relationship with Moscow from deteriorating further, according to a report by British lawmakers.<p>"There has been a strong element of 'sleepwalking' into the current crisis, …

Russia

Hungary gets gas deal after welcoming Putin, breaking ranks with West

Russian President<p>Vladimir Putinarrived in Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday for his first official visit to a Western country in more than eight months, stirring protest against the Hungarian government's warming ties with the Kremlin and fears that they will inflict division in theEuropean Union.<p>Putin …

A Russian City Had A "Triple Sunrise" This Morning

Russia or Tatooine?<p>h/t BBC

Optical Illusions