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2014's First: Major Hurricane Storms Along in Pacific

The first hurricane of 2014 in the eastern Pacific is moving north on a path that could take it toward Mexico late next week although it’s not expected to threaten the mainland, weather forecasters said Saturday.<p>Hurricane Amanda on Saturday reached major hurricane status as a Category 3 storm with …

Weather

Belgium steps up security after Jewish museum shooting

<b>Security has been stepped up at Jewish sites across Belgium after a gunman shot dead three people at the Jewish Museum in the capital Brussels.</b><p>A man who was detained by police shortly after the attack has been released without charge. A manhunt has been launched for a different suspect.<p>An Israeli …

Terrorism

Why children can't see what's right in front of them

<b>It is an experience as familiar as it is frustrating to many parents and teachers - getting children to pay attention to simple instructions while they are engrossed in watching television, playing a game or reading a book.</b><p>Such is their ability to ignore what is happening outside their immediate …

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Burpee How-To: The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

<b>Step 1:</b> While standing with your feet hip-width apart, squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you, palms down.<p><b>Step 2:</b> Jump your feet back, arms extended, so your body is long and symmetrical in a plank position.<p><b>Step 3:</b> Pull your legs back under you so you’re back in a squat …

Why You Can Blame Genetics for Your Small Arms—and What You Should Do about It

Bret Contreras, author of <i>Strong Curves</i> and <i>Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy</i>, has spent much of his life asking that question, and trying to figure out the answer. Which is . . . well, it depends.<p>Anyone can get bigger, stronger, and/or leaner. Anyone can improve their skill in the weight room, …

6 Tips for Sweat-Proofing Your Makeup

<b>Go Light</b><br>Make sure to use a moisturizer (with SPF!)—but be wary of one that's too heavy, says Dee. "The heavier the moisturizer, the more you're going to sweat." Serums are a good bet because they're lightweight in texture. The same thickness rule applies for foundation—look for a sheer-coverage …

Makeup

What Men Think Your Sexiest Quality Is

In order to do so, you must first recognize that these put-downs you think or say out about your bod are not reality-based—they're a script you've inherited from an unflattering mirror, an unsupportive friend, or maybe a spiteful ex, says Rufus. Detach yourself from these thoughts, and you're in a …

The Breakfast That Could Make You Gain Weight

Plus, the one you should go for instead<p>Shutterstock<p>We've got some good news, and we've got some bad news. Let's start with the bad news: Having toast for breakfast may increase your odds of weight gain. But the good news? Eggs may help you stay svelte. At least, that's according to the latest …

Pope Francis invites Israeli, Palestinian leaders to Vatican peace talks

Pope Francis extended an invitation Sunday to the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to travel to the Vatican for a "peace initiative," after earlier calling for a two-state solution to the intractable conflict.<p>The pontiff's remarks came at the end of an outdoor Mass in Bethlehem's …

Car bomb at liquor store in northern Iraq kills 12

BAGHDAD (AP) — A car bomb exploded outside a liquor store in northern Iraq overnight, killing at least 12 civilians, a senior police officer said Sunday.<p>The blast struck the northern oil-rich and ethnically-mixed city of Kirkuk, deputy police chief Maj. Gen. Torhan Abdul-Rahman Youssef said. …