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This 16-Minute CrossFit Workout Will Burn Belly Fat and Build Your Booty

One unique aspect of CrossFit is that it has benchmark workouts or WODS known as "The Girls." These benchmark WODs are the same wherever you do them, and they're designed to test an aspect of your current fitness level, to see how much you've improved and where your weaknesses lie. For example, one …

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Particles

The graceful restoration of a 200-year-old serif typeface shows the problem with digital fonts

In the early 1800s, a talented German punchcutter by the name of Justus Enrich Walbaum created a typeface that signaled modernity. A departure from the Blackletter fonts that were common in German books at that time, Walbaum designed a “warm and stylish” Roman typeface that would become a favorite …

Typography

What Knitting Can Teach You About Math

One snowy January day, I asked a classroom of college students to tell me the first word that came to mind when they thought about mathematics. The …

Q2 Earnings: How Alphabet Crushed It

Five metrics show that Alphabet isn't slowing down.<p><b>Alphabet</b> (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) -- parent company of Google -- just reported second-quarter …

I traced missile casings in Syria back to their original sellers, so it’s time for the west to reveal who they sell arms to

Readers, a small detective story. Note down this number: MFG BGM-71E-1B. And this number: STOCK NO 1410-01-300-0254. And this code: DAA A01 C-0292. I …

Saudi Arabia

The 10 Best and Worst Oils For Your Health

Home cooks have plenty of options when it comes to choosing which type of oil to sauté, bake and drizzle with. Some, like olive oil, are well known, …

Nutrition

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

University of Pennsylvania

The 4 Secrets to Building Workplace Accountability

Elevate accountability from a buzzword to a business philosophy by aligning your team around shared objectives, cultivating open feedback loops, and encouraging creative problem-solving.<p><i>By Mattson Newell (@MattsonNewell), director for partners in leadership, and an expert and author on breakthrough</i> …

Elements of Effective Leadership [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne tells students that life is long and lived in chapters. Some of his include being a pioneering …

10 Personality Traits of Legendary Entrepreneurs

Success begins by cultivating the mindset required to take risks and lead teams.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful people benefit from a combination of luck and personal prowess. Luck in the sense that timing is often a factor when ideas catch fire, and …

Navigating Organizational Change? Avoid These Five Communication Mistakes

As markets evolve rapidly with the constant stream of new technologies available, companies often struggle to keep their business processes evolving at the pace required to stay relevant. This often leads to more frequent organizational restructures and realignments to meet customer needs and …

Working towards your first management position? These 5 strategies can help you get noticed

Companies are looking for managers who can cultivate relationships and keep projects on track. Here are some ways to develop those traits and …

Communication Skills

Demonstrations take place across the US in support of 'DREAMers'

The rallies happened on the same day as the deadline for continued protections for DREAMers set by Trump last year.<p>Demonstrations have taken place in major cities across the US in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme that protects young undocumented immigrants from …

El Salvador

Trump talks staffing and North Korea, says tariffs will be applied 'in a loving way'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump denied Tuesday that his White House was struggling to recruit talented staff, insisting a wealth of potential hires "want a piece of the West Wing."<p>During a news conference with his Swedish counterpart, Trump also promised his proposed tariffs on steel and …

Steel Tariffs

Trump Declares “Trade Wars Are Good,” Immediately Gets Brutal Awakening

World leaders, corporate America, and members of his own administration have basically told the president to get bent.<p>Early Friday morning, shortly before tweeting casting tips to <i>Saturday Night Live,</i> <b>Donald Trump</b> sent this statement out into the universe:<p>It’s disturbing on a number of levels, not …

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

6 Leadership Lessons from Top CEOs

Do you want to grow your business and get your personal life back? Learn these six leadership lessons from top business owners and CEOs to help you train your team to grow the business independent from you.<p>Leadership grows businesses. It empowers teams to take on more responsibilities and deliver …

How to Train Your Brain for Maximum Creativity. (Here's What the Science Says.)

For starters: If you want to be more creative, you aren't going to get there if your brain is constantly fighting off negative stress hormones.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business success simply isn't going to happen without the creativity required to dream up new …

Nicolás Maduro’s Accelerating Revolution

Venezuela’s President has outmaneuvered his opponents. Can he survive an economy in free fall?<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>One afternoon this August, at the Venezuelan Presidential palace of Miraflores, a crowd waited for President …

Use This Trick to Get an Amazing Memory

A new study suggests that you don’t need natural abilities to improve your memory—just a lot of practice using a simple mnemonic device.<p>If you’ve …

The Brain

Diplomats Sound the Alarm as They Are Pushed Out in Droves

WASHINGTON — Of all the State Department employees who might have been vulnerable in the staff reductions that Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has initiated as he reshapes the department, the one person who seemed least likely to be a target was the chief of security, Bill A. Miller.<p>Republicans …

U.S. State Department

Fit in my 40s: ‘If you breathe properly, it will improve skin, sleep, digestion, mood’

Esther Nagle is teaching me to breathe by Skype. If you breathe properly, filling your lungs from the belly to the throat, it will improve everything: skin, sleep, digestion, even impending Christmas stress. First, you must concentrate. “It’s not meditation – that has a precise meaning. We call it …

Digestion

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Research Says This Required Job Skill Will Trump Emotional Intelligence by the Year 2020

World Economic Forum's "Future of Jobs Report" reveals the top 10 job skills required for workers to thrive by 2020.<p>Last year the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its <i>Future of Jobs Report</i>, forecasting thetop 10 job skills required for workers to thrive by 2020, according to global chief human …

Why young Americans are giving up on capitalism

When you are twelve, in 2008, the global economy collapses. After years of bluster and bravado from President George W. Bush — who encouraged consumerism as a response to terror — it seems your country was weaker than you thought.<p>In America, the bottom falls out fast.The adults who take care of you …

Middle-class