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The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

The Differences Between Northern & Southern Indian Food

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Chitra Agrawal teaches us about the differences between North and South Indian cuisine by way of</i> <i>two variations on a traditional Indian side: South</i> …

South India

The right way to set up a new PC

Whether you're unboxing a new PC (perhaps, say, to flee the death of Windows XP) or freshly installing Windows on older hardware (maybe to prepare for Windows 8.1's handy spring update?), your job isn’t done when you boot up the trusty ol' desktop for the very first time.<p>You could use a new system …

Fantastic Deviled Egg Recipes

Photo: CLAUDIA CATALANO<p>It’s with no shortage of boastful relish that I’m privileged to share these fantastic deviled eggs from The Black Birch restaurant, which were recently given a glowing write up by The Boston Globe in an article entitled <i>In Kittery, Maine, humble deviled eggs elevated to an art</i> …

Eggs

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Columbia University

A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening.<p>And sometimes these all happen to you <i>on the same day</i>.<p>What's the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems — and more.<p>Albert Ellis was quite a …

An Oral History Of How “Game Of Thrones” Went From Crazy Idea To HBO’s Biggest Hit

Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.W. Weiss, and HBO brass recall how the show (barely) got off the ground.<p>On Sunday night the fifth season of HBO’s epic fantasy series <i>Game of Thrones</i> premieres, and at this point, there is no questioning its epicness. With nearly 20 million viewers per …

7 Helpful Tips for People Who Are New to Fitness

Photo Credit: MuyFemenino.com via Compfight cc<p>A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I was a young, naive, and baby faced college kid who was eagerly getting involved with fitness. Instead of focusing on Marketing 101, my focus was on passing fitness 101.<p>With an obsession toward chasing my …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

6 Reasons You're Not Seeing Results from Your Workouts

<b>You're doing too much of the same thing.</b> It's awesome to find your fitness passion, whether it's indoor cycling, Zumba, barre classes, or running. But if that's <i>all</i> you do, you're going to get very good at it...and then any body changes you were making will drop off. Luckily, there's an easy fix: …

3 emergency Coachella workouts when going shirtless is mandatory

PALM SPRINGS, California — It’s almost unfair, the sheer number of bros and gals who gallivant around Indio, California, with the skimpiest clothing …

The One-Pot Lentil Soup That's Perfect for the First Chilly Days of Spring

Today, you requested a soup recipe with beans. We think you're gonna like this one-hour, one-pot meal.<p><i>Welcome to the second annual Bon Appétit Readers’ Choice Week, where we’re committed to celebrating the people who make what we do all worthwhile (that’s you!). As part of the festivities, we’re</i> …

Food Preservation

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

The Brain

Eric Holder: Attorney General for life?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> There was a time when Republicans were eager to have Eric Holder gone from the Justice Department. That time isn't now.<p>GOP lawmakers began calling for the attorney general's resignation as early as 2011, and they even held him in contempt of Congress a year later.<p>Nowadays the …

U.S. Department of Justice

Behind The “Wheel” Of The Mercedes Driverless Car

LED touchscreens and laser projections promise a safer, more luxurious commute.<p>It's the year 2030 and your daily commute begins with the press of a button. Using a smartphone app, you summon an autonomous car — the Mercedes F015. The car starts, exits a parking garage, and drives itself to your …

Autonomous Cars

Impressions of India: Deogarh to Jodhpur

Tuesday January 13, 2015<p>This morning our driver Mr. Singh pulled up with a spiffy new bus loaded with deluxe features: the seats recline, the windows are large, and there's even a flat screen TV at the front so we can watch a Bollywood movie on our long journey tomorrow from Jodhpur to Jaipur!<p>As we …

Free Things to Do in San Diego

Just 17 miles north of the Mexican/U.S. border lies the waterfront city of San Diego. People come from all over the world to visit famous Balboa Park and to enjoy Southern California's world-renowned beaches. Recently rated as the fifth wealthiest city in the U.S. by <i>Forbes</i> magazine, it seems San …

California

The 21 Best Jokes from the Roast of Justin Bieber

Host Kevin Hart said it best in the first few minutes of Comedy Central’s Justin Bieber Roast: “Tonight we are gonna do what parents and the legal …

Celebrity News

Happy birthday, Albert Einstein

Born on this date in 1879, Einstein changed our notions of space, time and matter – launched modern physics – and became a household name.<p><b>March 14,</b> …

The 'Math Guy' Presents 5 Facts About 3.14

People across the world are eating pies and celebrating the circle this Saturday — and this year's Pi Day is particularly special. The full date, 3/14/15, is pi to the first four places. At 9:26 a.m. and 53 seconds, you can even celebrate pi to <i>nine</i> places: 3.141592653.<p>NPR's Math Guy, Keith Devlin …

Mathematics

Onions CAN taste like apples: the Tony Abbott effect

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott currently has people scratching their heads as to what he was thinking when he ate a raw onion like most people would eat an apple. While people looking at Tony Abbott’s words and actions and thinking “what the hell are you doing?” is nothing unusual these …

Onions

A meandering tale: the truth about pi and rivers

Of the many weird and wonderful facts about pi, one of my favourites is a surprising connection between the number 3.14 and the world around us.<p>It’s about rivers. Or more precisely, the bendiness of rivers.<p>As you will know, some rivers are relatively straight while other rivers twist and turn …

Mathematics

New U.S. stealth bomber shrouded in mystery

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Nearly 30 years after the first U.S. stealth bomber took flight, the Air Force's aging fleet is primed for a makeover; albeit an expensive one.<p>The Pentagon is looking to upgrade its stealth aircraft for the first time since the 1970s, developing a high-priority, super-classified, …

Military

The Science of Pie: 7 Pie Crust Myths That Need to Go Away

The world of pie making abounds in myth, legend, tradition, tall tales, short tales, and other manner of never-been-blind-tested theory. And while learning at your grandmother's (or grandfather's) knee may lead you to excellent pie crust—I'm talking all-American, flaky-yet-tender, buttery, rustic …

Watch A B-2 Bomber Refuel And Return To Stealth Mode [Video]

Secret compartments for vital functions<p>Stealth aircraft are defined by their smooth edges and deliberate angles. While this provides a sleek aesthetic, it's not very conducive to re-fueling during flight. Mid-air refueling requires some form of fuel intake valve on the plane for receiving …

Aviation

Lobster 'as big as a human' found

The 480 million-year-old fossil of a human-sized lobster has been found in Morocco<p>A filter-feeding ''lobster'' as big as a human took the place of whales 480 million years ago, a new fossil find has shown.<p>The two-metre (6.5ft) prehistoric creature, whose remains were unearthed in Morocco, lived at …

Paleontology

Earth-directed solar X-flare March 11

The sun has been relatively quiet, and this is the first X-flare of 2015. It caused a brief radio blackout at some frequencies. Possible aurora alert …

Paleontologists find a 7-foot cousin to the cockroach

Paleontologists working in Morocco have found a fossil of a bizarre sea creature that could grow up to seven feet in length and gathered plankton like a whale.<p>The newly discovered animal, dubbed <i>Aegirocassis benmoulae,</i> is an early member of the arthropod family tree, making it an ancient ancestor of …

Paleontology

Draymond Green slight prompts laughter from Doc Rivers

They were three words presumably intended to intensify one of the<p>NBA's most toxic rivalries.<p>Instead,<p>Golden StateforwardDraymond Green’s verbal slight towardDoc Riversprompted a smile and laughter Tuesday morning from theClipperscoach.<p>"It makes me happy that I could get someone mad," Rivers said. …

Basketball