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10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

Assault is not a feeling. The Aziz Ansari story shows why language matters | Tiffany Wright

After sharing my feelings on the Aziz Ansari story, I was told I don’t understand assault. I do<p>I am not an Aziz Ansari fan. I’ve never watched his standup, I’ve never watched Master of None, and – brace yourself – I have only seen a handful of episodes of Parks and Recreation. But on Sunday, while …

Comedy

Ditch the Monthly Gym Fees — Get Fit With These 5 YouTube Channels

It’s Monday night, and the siren song of your comfy couch and that “Game of Thrones” you recorded has you skipping the gym. Again. What’s it been now …

Fitness

This Is How Long You Really Need to Hold a Plank to See Results

Hint: It's not as long as you think<p>The concept of a plank is pretty simple: You hold yourself up in a pushup position for a set period of time to tone your core, glutes, and hamstrings. But while you probably already know how to do a plank, you might be hazy on how long you should actually hold one …

10 Houseplants for a fresher breath of air at home

With the amount of pollution witnessed through release of harmful pollutants from automobiles, factories, etc., some people are wanting to spend most …

Here’s A Super-Effective Workout Method For Losing Weight

Fitness expert Mike Donavanik, C.S.C.S, says that there are two problems with many workout routines: They burn you out too quickly and they’re</i> …

Workouts

13 Visual Tricks Home Stagers Are Playing on You

In today's ultracompetitive real estate market, it's said that potential buyers make up their minds within seconds of stepping inside a home. That's why an ever-growing number of sellers turn to professional home stagers -- whose services, some say, can add instant appeal and even sell a house up …

The 15-Minute Morning Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Image: Supplied<p>Super short workouts can be very effective for building strength and cardio endurance. This time-efficient bodyweight workout from …

10 supersizing workouts to do on back day

To supersize your back—build wider proportions, denser, more sizeable muscle mass, and greater functional strength that enables you to lift more—you …

Here’s Exactly How Exercise—Or Lack of It—Affects Aging Muscles. This Just Might Change Your Life

Buried deep inside your muscle tissue may be the secret answer to your flagging energy, growing waist size, and declining health. Take action now.<p>Under the glare of overhead lights, the paper-thin, ruby-red shavings of Rosangela Santiago’s muscle glow like fine gems. <i>I can’t believe those just came</i> …

Medicine

3 yoga poses for a happier day - TODAY.com

The practice of yoga connects the breath and the body to change how you move and feel. Here are three easy poses to help you feel happier and more energized, in very little time.<p>To begin, sit cross-legged, inhale and look for length in your upper body. Exhale and draw your belly-button to your …

Yoga

A 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout That'll Sculpt Your Abs and Arms

Here's a 15-minute no-equipment workout we think you'll love. Developed by Las Vegas–based trainer Alyssa West, an instructor at TruFusion, this …

Workouts

Find Out How Much Power You'd Get From Solar Panels on Your Roof

Or from a wind turbine in your backyard.<p>One of the problems with setting up renewable power sources—like solar panels or wind turbines—is that it can be difficult to predict just how much power they will generate once they're built.<p>Say you're considering installing some solar panels on the roof of …

How to Live Off the Grid: A Beginner's Guide

Some people embrace modern-day technology. Others dream of a simpler life -- <i>much</i> simpler. If you're in the latter group, you've probably wondered how to live off the grid, so to speak.<p>But just how do you do that? And what exactly is the "grid," anyway?<p>Originally, the grid referred to the United …

Ignore The Myths, Iraq Is Coming Together

A multi ethnic group, including Iraqi Sunnis and Shias protest against sectarianism in al-Muqdadiyah, Friday, 22 January 2016.<p>Last month, an improvised explosive device killed a leader of Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi, or the "Popular Mobilization Units" (PMU), in the Sunni majority town of Gharma. The …

Breathtaking chapel clings to the cliffside for transcendent sea views

Open Platform for Architecture (OPA) has unveiled yet another breathtaking cliffside building—a cross-shaped chapel embedded into a rocky cliff with …

HRW: Iraqi militias recruiting children ahead of Mosul push

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi militias are recruiting children from camps for civilians displaced by conflict ahead of the long-awaited operation to …

4 DIY Plumbing Fixes Every Homeowner Should Know

Whether you live in an old home or a newly constructed house, things will inevitably break and fall apart with use. Some problems seem too daunting …

Abandoned in Iraq: Inside Two Soldiers’ Harrowing Escape

In the orange light of late afternoon, a mile-long Army convoy of 33 heavily loaded trucks crossed a bridge over the Tigris River into the dusty, …

Raped and tortured by IS, Yazidi women recover in Germany

VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany (AP) — The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent.<p>Petrified by the thought of again facing rape and abuse at their hands, 17-year-old Yasmin vowed to …

Sensitive Skin

These 7 Breakfasts Are Perfectly Proportioned For Weight Loss

When you're on a mission to lose weight, it's essential to have a healthy breakfast. And we love the concept of counting macros and focusing on the quality of calories versus just the calorie number itself, so we consulted our macro-counting expert and nutrition coach Carrie McMahon to create the …

5-Day Bodybuilding Schedule for Men

One of the most popular bodybuilding workout schedules is a five-day split, in which you train one of five parts of your body on a each day of the …

The ISIS Apocalypse

<b>By William McCants</b><p>CHAPTER 1<p><b>RAISING THE BLACK FLAG</b><p>On a mild August morning in 2014, a passerby noticed a black flag hanging outside a rundown duplex in suburban New Jersey. He could not make out the flag's black-and-white Arabic, but he recognized the design from the news. All summer, American …

Push-Ups: You're Doing Them Wrong!

How to Do Real Push-Ups That Get Results<p>You Probably Suck at Push-Ups<p>If someone says he can do 40 or fewer push-ups in a row, he typically can't …

A No-Equipment Workout for a Stronger Upper Body

We're going to let you in on a little secret: You don't have to bust out a million biceps curls for stronger arms. The trick to getting killer arms …