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6 Moves That Lengthen and Strengthen

Get long, lean muscles with this circuit workout<p>Long, lean, lithe... Who wouldn’t want to be described with these lovely L-words? The moves in this workout—which are inspired by dance, yoga, and Pilates—elongate while they tone, stretching and sculpting muscles in one go. Do these six exercises as …

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T-Mobile Galaxy S5 now available for preorder

A quick reminder, folks, that T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available for preorder. The Galaxy S5 will run $0 down and $27.50 per month when …

Report: 97% Of Mobile Malware Is On Android. This Is The Easy Way You Stay Safe

In 2013 Android grew to a very large number: 87%. This was its share of the global smartphone market. It also grew to an even larger one: 97%. This was Android’s share of global mobile malware.<p>Unless you’ve had your head under a rock you’ll have noticed the latter is fast becoming the weapon of …

Beautify Your Back: 3 Tips for Flawless Skin

Treat the skin on this hard-to-reach spot with these simple tricks—no contortions needed<p><b>Rough Patches</b>Exfoliate twice a week in the shower using a long-handle loofah brush. Try Earth Therapeutics Back Brush ($7, earththerapeutics.com).<p><b>Dryness</b>Since they cover a large surface area, foam mitts made for …

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5 studies you may have missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health. Remember, correlation is not causation – so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.<p><b>Don't diss canned vegetables</b> <br>American Journal of …

Test may some day predict 5-year risk of death

Will you be alive five years from now? New research suggests it might be possible to predict if you’ll die from a medical condition in the next half-decade.<p>How, you ask? With a simple blood test.<p>According to a recent study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, if your blood registers high levels …

Mother of three loses 110 pounds

Alanna Gerwitz-Stern hadn't worked out a day in her life. She never watched what she ate, either. But after having her first son, Jacob, in December 2009, she couldn't seem to shake the baby weight.<p>Stern had gained more than 100 pounds during the pregnancy, reaching 230 pounds at 5 feet 6 inches …

Attorney General Eric Holder vows to fight rising heroin deaths

Concerned over the rise in heroin overdose deaths, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is vowing to increase efforts to fight what he called an "urgent public health crisis."<p>In a video released Monday, Holder said the increased efforts will not only include law enforcement activity, but also …

Company denies drug to dying child

In an intensive care unit in Memphis, a virus ravages the body of a 7-year-old who's in heart and kidney failure. He vomits blood several times an hour as his family gathers in vigil.<p>In a cabinet in Durham, North Carolina, there's a drug that could likely help Josh Hardy, but the drug company won't …

ADHD makes you different, not defective

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/bestoftv/2014/03/10/exp-iyw-wendy-davis.cnn_10154427_768x432_1300k.mp4<p>A few days ago, I received an Instagram message from a young girl who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She was struggling in school and depressed since being diagnosed. She shared her …

10 simple weight loss tips

Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietitian and nutritionist for the Chicago Cubs, is trying to change the meaning of the phrase, "Treat yo'self."<p>Most people treat themselves by indulging in a gallon of ice cream or by lounging around the house, watching TV. Blatner wants "treat yourself" to mean …

Work out smarter, not longer

The most common complaint that I hear from prospective clients is this: "I work out three times a week, but my body never changes."<p>When I ask them what they do in the gym, I almost always know what I'm going to hear. They generally do two or three circuits of machine-based strength training and …

CDC: Rare female-to-female HIV transmission

A Texas woman apparently contracted HIV through sexual contact with another woman, the Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday, a rare female-to-female transmission of the virus.<p>Testing confirmed the 46-year-old woman with newly diagnosed HIV "had a virus virtually identical to that of her …

Aquarium pumps saving babies' lives

When Chokonjetsa was born, he weighed just over 2 pounds. His tiny, underdeveloped lungs struggled for each breath.<p>Then doctors in the hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, put Chokonjetsa on a breathing machine made out of aquarium pumps.<p>Chokonjetsa is one of dozens of newborns in the African country who …

3-D printer saves toddler struggling to breathe

When Garrett Peterson was born, nurses couldn't rotate his head from side to side. Doing so made him turn blue instantly.<p>"I will never forget seeing him for the first time like that," his mom, Natalie Peterson, said in a YouTube video posted by University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's …

Military wife drops more than 100 pounds to surprise husband

Misty and Larry Shaffer have been together since high school. She went to his senior prom; he went to her junior and senior proms. They got married in October 2008.<p>He never said anything about her being overweight.<p>When Larry, an Army specialist, was deployed to Afghanistan for a year in 2012, Misty …

6 fitness myths, busted (and 3 surprising facts)

Are you killing it in the gym but not seeing results? Chances are, you've fallen victim to bad advice.<p>That's easy to do these days, notes Jessica Matthews, spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise (ACE): "We have greater access to information, but it isn't always accurate." Plus, new …

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Extraordinary Gorilla Photography

I've never looked properly to a gorilla. I've always known that these are some powerful, gorgeous primates, but I would never guess that they are …

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

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5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of technologies might be “out there,” but they show off key …

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