Morgan Hall

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Download The Songs<p>Habib Koite, 'L.A.'<p>For his latest album, <i>Soo</i>, Malian singer-songwriter and guitarist Habib Koite let go of his standard rhythm guitar and replaced it with the banjo, one of the few times I've heard a contemporary African pop artist use what's essentially an African instrument. …

A Christian Musician With More Questions Than Answers

There's an inside joke among some who sneer at contemporary Christian music: "Jesus Per Minute." How often does the artist say Jesus' name?<p>Last year, <i>Christianity Today</i> magazine named Josh Garrels' <i>Love & War & The Sea in Between</i> its album of the year. In 66 minutes, Garrels mentions Jesus exactly …

How to crank out more pullups

Pullups are hands down one of the best exercises for developing your back and increasing your overall fitness level. They’re old-school, basic, and a …

Workouts

The 6 best exercises for six-pack abs

Here’s the truth: Endless crunches and situps are not the secret to six-pack abs.<p>In fact, repetitive or excessive spinal flexion—that is, bending …

Workouts

A mixing and matching game of life and death

Dan Davis's The Compatibility Gene tells the story of the discovery of a central component of the immune system, one that affects not only our ability to fight off disease, but also the success of transplant operations, pregnancies and, rather unexpectedly, brain development and possibly even mate …

10 Best Tips For Gaining Mass

Are you a hard gainer? Or are you someone who is having the desires to be big, huge or just want to stand out in a crowd? No matter what your reasons …

Fitness

Health | Yahoo Lifestyle

Wellness<p>The Mighty<p>Fans wondered if Toni Braxton's facial changes were due to plastic surgery, though she actually has lupus.<p>Beauty<p>Woman's Day<p>The …

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Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn syrup in soft drinks a decade ago.<p>Barry Popkin and George Bray pointed the finger at high fructose corn syrup in …

This Incredible Obituary May Be The Best Thing You Read All Week

Mary A. "Pink" Mullaney was an 85-year-old Wisconsin woman who died on Sept. 1, leaving behind six children and 17 grandchildren. So adored was she by her family members that they crafted one of the loveliest obituaries we've ever read. It begins with "if you're about to throw away an old pair of …

Inside the dangerous world of Kim Jong-un's crooners

Once a leading singer and lover of Kim Jong-un, the downfall of Hyon Song-wol has shed light on the perils of life in the Supreme Leader's entertainment corps.<p>As the in-house bands to the world’s most brutal Communist regime, the Unhasu Orchestra, Wanghaesan Light Music Band, and Moranbong Ladies …

6 Superfoods You Should Be Eating Today… And Why

Although I’m a bit obsessed with following trends, basically I’m a traditional gal. When it comes to choosing powerhouse foods to feed my family, I’m …

5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies

Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more<p>Unfortunately, scientific genius doesn't necessarily come with superhuman social skills. The great minds on this list may have made significant contributions to their fields, but even hundreds of years later, we're still shaking our …

5 Great Steaks to Remember for Killer Grilling! Plus, a Caveman T-Bone Recipe You'll Never Forget

S T E A K. Five simple letters that spell a world of carnivorous pleasure. A well-grilled steak (like this Caveman T-Bone recipe!) stimulates all your senses: the sight of the dark crust, the scent of smoke, the sizzle of the meat on the grill, the meaty chew, and, of course, the inimitable flavor: …

Best Dynamic Stretching Exercise Before You Workout

Dynamic Stretching is a phenomenal way to warm up your body before exercise. Unlike stretching in place, dynamic stretching takes the body through …

Ask The Muscle Prof: What's The Best Cardio For Preserving Mass?

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Jacob Wilson <b><br>Education:</b> PhD in Skeletal Muscle Physiology from Florida State <b><br>Occupation:</b> Founder ABCbodybuilding.com <b><br>Website:</b> …

Former CIA Chief: Snowden's Leak Is 'a Little Like the Boston Bombers'

Michael Hayden likened an ideological preference for transparency to Islamic fundamentalism. Seriously.<p>In an interview with <i>Financial Review</i>, an Australian publication, General Michael Hayden, who has served as head of both the NSA and the CIA, made what may be the most jaw-dropping statement of the …

Men -- the new second class citizens

In November of last year, I wrote an article for Fox News called The War on Men (which I subsequently expanded to an eBook). To keep it pithy, in the piece I focused on one effect of this war: the lack of marriageable men. But there’s so much more to it. The truth is, men have become second-class …

Racism, Injustice and Explaining America to My Daughter

You remember, forever and forever, that moment when you first discover the cruelties and injustices of the world, and having been ill-prepared for them, your heart breaks open.<p>I mean <i>really</i> discover them, and for yourself; not because someone else told you to see the elephant standing, gigantic and …

The Week In Numbers: A Planet That Rains Glass, NASA's New Hunt For Life, And More

<b>63 light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to the blue exoplanet HD 189773b, which looks like a cozy place to live—except its surface temperature is 1,000 degrees Celsius and it rains glass. Sideways.<p><b>5.5 million square feet</b>: the floor space of the new world's largest building, which could fit 20 …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

A major breakthrough in storage technology could dramatically change our perception of data preservation.<p>In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

6 Big Finishers for Every Major Muscle Group

Great endings—whether they occur in sports, on film or on your last date—are the memorable ones. Sure, what you do at the beginning of your routine …

What I'm Reading Now: The Best Longform Journalism On The Web

<b>1. The Perfect Beach Read</b><p>Summer is a time for adventures and escapes -- road trips, beach getaways, afternoons spent by the backyard BBQ, evenings by the campfire. I started my summer reading over Fourth of July weekend, in a lounge chair, under the shade of a palm tree in Miami, digging into the …

UK joins project to create synthetic organism from scratch

Britain's latest bid to embrace the futuristic science of synthetic biology will be revealed by the government on Thursday when it announces plans to …

Interactive Light Sculpture Moves Just Like a Living Creature

It can be argued that all art is alive in some way, but Dutch design studio Toer has created an interactive light sculpture that seems to actually …

Los Alamos Scientists Build A Prototype Quantum Network

In an era where every other day seems to bring to light a new cyber-attack, secure communications are a premium. And one key ingredient to the future of cybersecurity is quantum cryptography.<p>The way quantum cryptography works is not at all simple, but here’s the basic idea: in quantum mechanics, …