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Release Your Tight Back and Hips With 4 Mobility Exercises

<b>Think full body massage without the big price tag</b>. This exercise facilitates a great release of the hips and low back while opening up the thoracic …

Pain

Unicorns And Toilet Bowls: Inside The Musical Mind Of Blue’s Clues’ Steve Burns

In the winter of 2002, Steve Burns had left his job hosting the Nickelodeon show <i>Blue's Clues</i>, the top-rated commercial program for preschoolers, and …

New York City

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: ‘I need help’

After being caught on video verbally berating one of his own Uber drivers, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is issuing an apology to all of his employees, …

Health Care

11 Tips for Working Out With the Apple Watch

SELF has been excited about the Apple Watch for some time—we featured it on our March cover with Candice Swanepoel and our Fitness Director Liz …

Smartwatches

Meet Joshua Johnson, Diane Rehm’s successor — and a bold move for WAMU

<b>At a recent reception at WAMU</b>, a couple dozen of the Washington public radio sta tion’s most active community supporters gathered to meet the man succeeding a legend.<p>Many were fans of Diane Rehm yet open to change — theoretically. Rehm had built a loyal following over 37 years with her singular …

Journalism

A Designer’s Guide To Tech In 2017

We spoke to designers in attendance at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show about the products they were most looking forward to and why.<p>This year’s Consumer Electronics Show brought 170,000 people to the city of Las Vegas to peruse the latest tech offerings under the fluorescent lighting of the …

CES

The American Climbing the Ranks of ISIS

John Georgelas was a military brat, a drug enthusiast, a precocious underachiever born in Texas. Now he is a prominent figure within the Islamic State. Here’s the story of his long and troubling journey.<p><i>Updated January 25, 2017</i><p>At dawn on a warm September morning in 2013, a minivan pulled up to a …

Islam

The Top Trends Shaping Business For 2017

Last year’s outlook for 2016 suggested that you keep your eye on the growing consumer control, the questions around AI and the excitement of virtual reality applications. The landscape has changed — a lot. For the coming year, trends show a growing emphasis on a shifting local and global identity, …

Innovation

The neo-Nazi murder trial revealing Germany's darkest secrets

The only known survivor of a far-right group accused of a series of racist killings is now on trial. But the case has put the nation itself in the dock<p>In the beginning, they were known as <i>die Dönermorde</i> – the kebab murders. The victims had little in common, apart from immigrant backgrounds and the …

Crime

The Great A.I. Awakening

<b>Prologue: You Are What You Have Read</b><p>Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling in on social media. Apparently Google …

Artificial Intelligence

The Victory of ‘No’

The GOP’s unprecedented anti-Obama obstructionism was a remarkable success. And then it handed the party to Donald Trump.<p>On January 29, 2009, the whittled-down and beaten-up Republican minority in the House of Representatives gathered for a strange celebration of defeat.<p>The Democrats had just …

Republicans

What I Learned Binge-Watching Steve Bannon’s Documentaries

He has the next president’s ear. Here’s what 13 hours and 11 minutes of fever-dream conservative viewing says about his dark worldview.<p>Before he directed Breitbart News, before he directed Donald Trump’s insurgent campaign to a surprising victory in November, and before he directed the …

Tea Party

Gridiron Gangster: How a Vigilante Gambler Took Down an Alleged Crime Boss

Inside the story of Owen Hanson, former USC athlete suspected of heading an international gambling and drug syndicate<p><b>THE GAMBLER AND THE PLAYER</b><p>Robert …

New Orleans Saints

What Trump Voters Want Now

The blue-collar workers who put Donald Trump in the White House are ready for him to deliver. How much time will they give him?<p>JOHNSTOWN, Pa.—The night of the election, in this dying little city stuck in the hills of mostly rural, depressed western Pennsylvania, Joey Del Signore dozed off in his …

Donald Trump

Why Many Young Russians See a Hero in Putin

Twenty-five years after the breakup of the Soviet Union, they crave the stability that the nationalist president represents.<p><b>He doesn’t know where to take me</b> when I meet him at the hotel by the train station, so we just start to walk down the dusty summer streets of Nizhniy Tagil, a sputtering …

How a Serial Con Man Fooled Silicon Valley and Took an NFL Star's Millions

A lawsuit by NFL linebacker Patrick Willis put Eren Niazi in the news, but his history of scams goes back much further.<p>You've probably never heard of Eren Niazi, but you've certainly heard of his friends.<p>Anyone who has ever met Niazi has heard the stories about them. They include the two most …

Silicon Valley

The online workout videos from boutique fitness studios that are worth streaming

At-home workouts have come a long way since the days of Jane Fonda and Buns of Steel.<p>Not only do we have thousands of free exercise videos at our …

Over 40 and fitter than ever: a grown-up guide

Something surprising is happening across middle-aged Britain. Swathes of the population over 40 are looking in the mirror and recoiling in shock. Staring back might be a careerist for whom fitness has never before been a priority – until a health warning from their doctor has forced them to …

3 Easy Ways to Detox After a Candy Binge

You've spent the weekend reveling in the fun of Halloween, sipping on eyeball lychee cocktails, indulging in endless sweet treats, and grazing on …

Wellness

What Happened to Eastern Airlines Flight 980?

By the time it crashed, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 would have been just about ready to land. Beverage carts stowed, seat backs upright, tray tables locked. The 29 people on board would have just heard the engines change pitch and felt the nose dip slightly, seat belts tugging at their …

Hong Kong Wrestles With An Identity Crisis

After a month of student-led democracy protests in central Hong Kong in 2014, there was a moment when the students and Hong Kong's government seemed to be on the verge of actually agreeing on something.<p>"At one important juncture, the student leaders asked me to talk to senior [Hong Kong] government …

Hong Kong
American Airlines

Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster

We increasingly let computers fly planes and carry out security checks. Driverless cars are next. But is our reliance on automation dangerously diminishing our skills?<p>When a sleepy Marc Dubois walked into the cockpit of his own aeroplane, he was confronted with a scene of confusion. The plane was …

Autonomous Cars

The Power of Fat in a Sugar-Filled World |Heleo

“Why do we live in an environment where the healthy choice is the hardest? Why isn’t the healthy choice the least expensive, and the most convenient?”<p>…

6 Smart Ways Trainers Switch Up Their Exercise Routine When They Want to Lose Weight | Women's Health

To build metabolism-revving lean muscle and burn fat at the same time, "I perform four compound exercises, doing three moves with weights and one with just my body weight," says Brett Hoebel, creator of the 20 Minute Body and celebrity trainer on <i>The Biggest Loser</i> season 11.<p>He says he does each …

Nonstop Benioff: Inside The Master Networker's Audacious Plan To Disrupt Salesforce -- And The World

Salesforce cofounder Marc Benioff spends several months a year in Hawaii, where he owns a sweeping beachfront house on the Big Island and pals around with billionaire Michael Dell and aging rock star Neil Young. Little surprise, then, that for a retreat with 400 of his top executives in August he …

San Francisco
Urbanism