Riksh Upamaya

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Why Some Cultures Frown on Smiling

Finally, an explanation for Bitchy Resting Face Nation<p>Here’s something that has always puzzled me, growing up in the U.S. as a child of Russian parents. Whenever I or my friends were having our photos taken, we were told to say “cheese” and smile. But if my parents also happened to be in the photo, …

2017 National Book Awards

2017 National Book Award Winners<p>Highlights from the 2017 National Book Award Ceremony<p>Watch the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony<p>Watch the 2017 …

8 Inconvenient Truths About Ab Training

You're (Probably) Doing It Wrong<p>Brain-Dead Ab Training<p>Most of us admit to wanting killer abs, but few of us ever have a plan on how to accomplish it. …

5 morning workouts for all-day energy

Just the thought of working out first thing in the morning sounds like drudgery. And to makes matters work, you typically work late, wake up late, …

A 25-Minute TRX Workout for When You Have No Idea What to Do at the Gym

In order to see results, you have to switch up your usual routine. This 25-minute workout utilizes a suspension trainer like TRX to transform the …

The 10 Best Ways to Build Your Back

Overlooked Exercises and Missing Methods<p>The Question<p>What's the best or most overlooked back exercise for hypertrophy?<p>Eric Bach – Strength Coach and …

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3 Books That Delve into the Creative Process You *Need* to Read

Theater great Stephen Sondheim told us, “Art isn’t easy/Any way you look at it.” Art is part of what defines us as humans; it helps make living worthwhile. So, whether you produce or consume it, you’ve got to respect the creative process that makes it all possible. In this week’s Brit + Co book …

High-Protein Diets: These are the risks you need to know

Sure, avoiding carbs at all costs may help you drop a few pounds - but are high-protein diets actually good for your health?<p>In recent years, carbs …

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

How many have you read? (#7 is a good place to start...)<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got …

Slavery: How women's key role in abolition has yet to receive the attention it deserves

The journey of Mary Prince from the salt ponds of Bermuda to a cause célèbre in early 19th-century Britain came at unbearable personal cost. Torn …