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To feel better, eat less (yes, even if you're not overweight)

For the dwindling few of us who don't actually need to lose weight, the idea of slashing food intake in a bid to extend our healthy life span isn't universally appealing.<p>Hedonists the world over, in fact, have denounced the calorie-restriction-for-life-extension idea as a cruel hoax: The bony, cold …

Alternative Medicine

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you're looking …

Amalfi Coast

Here Are 13 of the World’s Most Influential Women You Don’t Know Yet

Jaha Dukureh<p>The Gambian activist is a leader in the fight to end female genital mutilation, a practice that affects more than 200 million girls …

The First Step Toward Alpha Centauri: Sailing To Mars

Before Breakthrough Starshot goes interstellar, let's test the laser sails<p>The $100 million Breakthrough Starshot initiative aims to use lasers to launch chip-sized probes at more than 25 percent the speed of light for 20-year journeys to Alpha Centauri. However, well before this project begins an …

Twitter / Account Suspended

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

This Factor Is Key to Your Attractiveness

Humans are drawn to one another for countless reasons, and the fact that we’re often drawn to people who seem to “get us” emotionally is now borne …

10 Wildly Successful People on How They View Failure

Whether you’re an author, an entrepreneur or a musician, the road to success is often paved with rejection and failure. The difference between those …

The 1946 Story That Predicted How Crazy the Internet Could Get

You often hear people say things like, “no science fiction writer could have predicted the Internet,” when they’re talking about science fiction’s …

Rats Depress People More Than Crime Does, Study Finds

A not-so-surprising new study finds that people don’t like rats. But what may be truly surprising is that rats — more than crime or other signs of urban decay — may make people depressed.<p>People living in Baltimore’s low-income neighborhoods who see rats as a big problem are significantly more …

The Brain

China's currency devaluation is just getting started

The stark truth is nobody wants yuan anymore.<p>The U.S. dollar (USD) has gained over 35% against major currencies since 2011.<p>China's government has pegged its currency, the yuan (renminbi) to the USD for many years. Until mid-2005, the yuan was pegged at about 8.3 to the dollar. After numerous …

Stock Markets

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

A new video released by the space agency discusses the possibility of speeding up our missions to other worlds by harnessing the power of lasers.<p>Ever since NASA announced plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s and Hollywood got in on the action with "The Martian," the Red Planet has …

Apple says government lost access to shooter's iPhone backup by changing passcode

Apple and the government are battling over whether the company must help the FBI extract data from an encrypted iPhone.<p>Apple is saying that the iPhone in question, used by shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, had its passcode changed within 24 hours of it coming into government possession.<p>If that hadn't …

Privacy

Oregon militia's behavior increasingly brazen as public property destroyed

Occupiers of Malheur refuge apparently testing officials’ patience: ‘They’re really trying to get a rise out of somebody,’ says local tribal leader<p>The militiamen occupying a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon have adopted increasingly bold and risky tactics in their protest against the federal …

5 Ways to Finally Lose Your Spare Tire—and Keep It Off For Good

Find out why you’re having such a difficult time keeping off weight—and the simple techniques that will transform your body forever<p>I have this buddy who’s a big dude: 6’3”, 240. He’s not “fat,” but he could spare to lose a few pounds. Girls describe him as a big teddy bear.<p>He plays pickup sports …

4 common myths about exercise and weight loss

Many of these probably include resolutions to be more physically active in striving for this goal.<p>But first, there are some common misconceptions about exercise and weight loss that need to be addressed.

Fitness

What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Love Life (Or Lack Thereof)

The more you know!<p>What bearing does your zodiac sign have on your love life -- or lack thereof? A lot more than you think, says Jennifer Angel, one of New York’s most well-known astrologers.<p>Below, Angel shares the biggest weakness each zodiac sign has in relationships -- and a quick fix for …

Try This 6-Move Winter Workout From Ellie Goulding's Trainer

Conquer the mid-January workout slump.<p>We first discovered SBC, London's super exclusive, invite-only fitness community led by Russ Bateman, while staringgawking at Suki Waterhouse's intense rope training Instagrams. Watch more videos on SBC's popular Instagram page and you'll see more of its A-list …

Peach is the New iPhone App People Are Obsessed With

Typing the word GIF lets users search a GIPHY database for the perfect moving image. It's all very clean and intuitive, but it's not like these features aren't available in many other messaging apps.<p>Part of the excitement could be explained by the fact that Dom Hofman, who co-founded Vine, is …

Apps

A new study suggests the biggest worry about Obamacare never materialized

A new study suggests, however, that this doom-and-gloom scenario has not come to pass.<p>Robert Kaestner, Anuj Gangopadhyaya, and Caitlyn Fleming from the University of Illinois and Bowen Garrett of the Health Policy Center examined the effects on the labor market of a Medicaid expansion that was …

Health Care

How to Get a Great Core Workout During Any Exercise

Yes, ANY.

16 things travelers should know before planning their 2016 adventures

For travelers, 2015 and 2016 look like identical twins born in separate years, only more so. Much of what was true in 2015 will be truer in the coming year. What was hot this year will be hotter next; what was cheap in 2015 will be cheaper in 2016 (except when it's not; see hotel rooms). Here's a …

Hospitality

These smart clothes will do everything from charge your phone to monitor your workout

Whether it's tracking your workout or charging your phone, these clothing options show how fashion is moving in a technologically-focused direction.<p>Here's a look at the smart clothing options out there right now:

Wearable Tech

Where to go on a cruise in 2016

1. Barbados for independence<p>Holidaymakers normally visit Barbados for its beaches and swanky hotels, but next November you can take part in the festivities marking 50 years of independence. The island was ruled by Britain for more than 300 years and retains a quirky British charm, but the annual …

Cruise Ships

PUTIN: 'Nobody wants to believe that we're not trying to bring the Soviet Union back'

Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, which saw pro-Russian leader Viktor Yanukovych ousted by pro-European demonstrators, Moscow has accused the West of using "the politics of containment" in a Cold War throwback.<p>"With Ukraine and other areas of the former USSR, I'm sure our Western partners …

Russia

The 70 Best Bodyweight Exercises to Seek and Destroy Fat

Use these cardio movements to wipe out calories and get seriously lean<p>What happens when you ask <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director how he burns fat fast?<p>He answers your question with this video—a compilation of his favorite 70 bodyweight cardio exercises.<p>These resistance-training movements are so …

Exercise

Do you see a square? Research says this simple test can predict your political beliefs

Your idea of a perfect square may predict your support for same-sex marriage, says a new study.<p>Research published in Nov. 2015 in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology shows that what people think constitutes a shape correlates to their political leanings.<p>In a series of studies involving …

Psychology

What Your Face Shape Says About Your Personality

Taylor Swift is *such* a diamond-shaped face.<p>Turns out you <i>can</i> judge a book by its cover -- at least when it comes to someone's personality.<p>A new video from ModaMob delves into what your face shape says about your personality, according to Jean Haner, an expert in face reading. Haner practices …

Florida Senate candidate sacrificed goat, drank blood

Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn't survive. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood.<p>Now that he's a candidate for U.S. Senate, …

Libertarian Party

Researchers unearth scary new iOS malware, but Apple says it won’t affect devices with iOS 8.4 or later

Gone are the days when iOS malware reports were a rare thing. Following a wave of malware attacks on the iPhone and iPad – including a massive App …

iOS

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

Health Care