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The Lazy Man's Guide To Losing Fat And Building Muscle

Image: iStock<p>Like most guys of a certain vintage, I have mixed feelings about my body. Staying lean and not surrendering to the siren’s call of the …

Could intelligent life have existed on Earth millions of years before humans?

By Charles Q. Choi<p>Reptilian menaces called Silurians evolved on Earth before humankind — at least in the “Doctor Who” rendition of the universe. But, science fiction aside, how would we know if some advanced civilization existed on our home planet millions of years before brainy humans showed …

This 11-Minute HIIT Workout Hits Muscles You Never Even Knew You Had

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

Hurricane Harvey floods toxic waste sites — and the EPA is missing in action

Long a center of the nation's petrochemical industry, the Houston metro area has more than a dozen such Superfund sites, designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as being among America's most intensely contaminated places. Many are now flooded, with the risk that waters were stirring …

White Privilege NO, American Privilege YES.

Once again, black people are pawns of other groups. We are the cannon fodder to illuminate their causes while we still suffer. There is no …

The Ultimate At-Home Arms Workout

Between weather and work schedules, it’s easy to miss a gym session. Notice, we said <i>gym</i> session and not <i>lifting</i> session.<p>Whether you’re in the gym or …

Running While Black: Melanin and Movement Does Not a ‘Thug’ Make

Rule 1: If your skin comes within two dozen shades of looking blue in the moonlight, don’t run at night. Rule 2: If your schedule demands it, be …

Tip: The Very Best Low-Body Mobility Exercise

If you're only going to do one mobility drill to improve your squat, this should be it.<p>The Ass Was Far Away From the Grass<p>As someone who struggled …

Exercise

Interval training exercise could be a fountain of youth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Looking for a fountain of youth? You may need to search no further than your sneakers.<p>Exercise, particularly high-intensity interval training, encourages your cells to make more proteins to feed their energy-producing machinery -- and this arrests the aging process, according to a new study …

Exercise

Get Out Proves That ‘Nice Racism’ and White Liberalism Are Never to Be Trusted

<i>Editor’s note: This article contains major spoilers about the plot of</i> Get Out.<p>Last year was a difficult time for many black people in America. We saw …

This racial justice map sheds light on an often overlooked part of U.S. history

Dark parts of American history are often swept under the rug for being too shameful and painful. But engaging with that history is crucial to …

The FBI’s War on Civil Rights Leaders

On March 8, 1971 an anti-war activist group, the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI, broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania where …

Black History

Take a Look at Kobe Bryant's New Nike Mamba Instinct

The latest Black Mamba sneaker.<p>It’s been a while since Kobe Bryant officially left the court, but the Black Mamba lives on. Today, we get a peep at …

On climate data, knowledge is power

Regarding the Dec. 14 news article “Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump”:<p>It would seem that the new administration may be inclined to forget the adage “knowledge is power.” By choosing to neglect available climate information, or disabling our …

Everything you were afraid to ask about white nationalism’s new place in American politics

These hate groups’ names are becoming household terms.<p>Merriam-Webster’s 2016 word of the year might be fascism. For betting types making early 2017 predictions, “white nationalism” would not be a bad guess. Along with “white supremacy” and the newer phrase “alternative right,” or alt-right, it’s …

Rights & Freedoms

China to Trump: Climate change isn't a hoax – as Reagan knew

The Reagan-Bush White House saw climate change differently than Donald Trump. The common lens is one of American power on the global stage.<p>Is global …

2016, Meet 1877: Trump’s Ascendance Is Creepily Like the End of Reconstruction

America, or at least my America, is reeling from Donald Trump’s victory, and we need a reference point to anchor our fears, frustrations, and …

African-American News

Yep, race really did Trump economics: A data dive on his supporters reveals deep racial animosity

<b>Donald Trump; Memorial to Michael Brown (AP/Evan Vucci/Charles Rex)</b><p>Still think economic anxiety and trade policy were the big factors in Trump’s win? Data suggests otherwise<p>Sean McElwee<p>November 13, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Donald Trump is the president-elect. As with any event of such historical …

This is the ultimate fried chicken recipe that has inspired top chefs

Keys to making America's Test Kitchen's (ATK) Ultimate Crispy Fried Chicken<p><b>Equipment: An 8-quart cast-iron Dutch oven and an instant read …

How the Colt Single Action Army Revolver Won the West

The history of the West—in one pistol.<p>On October 26, 1881, shots rang out at the O.K. Corral. Within the first 30 seconds of the shootout, three members of the Clanton gang were killed. Men on both sides, including Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Billy Clanton, would become legends in part because of …

Blame Cannabinoids For Giving You That Sweet, Sweet High

If marijuana is the foreman, these chemicals are the construction crew.<p>You might think of the process as simple: Light up a joint, inhale, let the …

Gun Rights Advocates Go Silent When Trump Wants To Frisk Black People

Doesn't the Second Amendment apply equally to African-Americans?<p>WASHINGTON ― The nation’s top gun rights advocates were notably quiet this week after Donald Trump proposed more aggressive stop-and-frisk policing with a focus on taking away people’s guns.<p>“If they see a person possibly with a gun or …

The Latest: Trump offers plan to cut college tuition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):<p>8:28 p.m.<p>Donald Trump is threatening to cut off certain federal funding to …

How to Gain 20 Pounds of Muscle in 2 Months

Trying to figure out how to gain 20 pounds of muscle in 2 months? It's easier said than done, but definitely possible and in this article I'm going …

How Stephen Curry Did the Unthinkable: Irrational Optimism and Incredible Success

The Golden State Warriors guard just shattered the NBA single-season record for three-pointers. This is why you care.<p>Unless you're a fan of NBA basketball, you probably have no idea that Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors just completed the best regular season of any player.<p><i>Ever.</i><p>Hyperbole? …

The Slavery Papers: An Introduction

It's April, and we've already survived New Year's, President's, and Valentine's Days, Black and Women's History Months, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. While I detest the commercial exploitation of holidays, and question the origins of many, I <i>do</i> appreciate the fact that these days and commemorative …

The 10 Best Chest Exercises of All Time

Toning your chest won’t just make you stronger—it’ll give you a boost in all the right places. And of course the perks (pun intended) go beyond …

The 9 Best Exercises For Muscle Growth

These 9 exercises are considered to be the staple of muscle growth and development that everybody, no matter of their fitness level, needs to have …

“They’ve got to kill me. They can’t afford to let me live”: Inside the amazing friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

<b>Cover detail of "Blood Brothers" (Basic Books)</b><p>How Malcolm X helped shape Cassius Clay into Muhammad Ali — and a symbol of black pride and independence<p>Randy Roberts • Johnny Smith<p>March 20, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X”<p><i>The</i> …