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Functional Geometry¶<p><i>Functional Geometry</i> is a paper by Peter Henderson (original (1982), revisited (2002)) which deconstructs the MC Escher woodcut</i> …

Geometry

Weight Loss Success Story: How One Woman Shed Over 100 Pounds and Changed Her Life

<b>The Change</b><br>Leanna's mother died at age 47 due to complications from obesity. Leanna was devastated and feared she'd face the same fate if she continued her ways. But it was only after she gave birth to her son in April 2011 that her diet and exercise routine got a real kick-start. As Leanna sat with …

Xiaomi Mi Band review: Ultracheap fitness band gets the job done - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Xiaomi Mi Band is a water-resistant fitness tracker that measures your steps and sleep patterns. It's ridiculously cheap with excellent battery life to boot.<p><b>The Bad</b> It's only compatible with Android 4.4 devices and the gesture motion to light up the Mi Band's indicator lights can be …

Wearable Tech

How I Learned to Stop Hating Running

Despite all my whining, I have tried for years to become a runner. I’ve read books for inspiration, tried both minimalist running shoes and extra sole inserts, signed up for 5-Ks that rewarded me with beer at the end—and fallen off the wagon, over and over again. Each time I fell, I would try a new …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

<b>Facial Toner</b><br>Mix together one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and two cups water. Moisten a cotton ball, and swipe the mixture over a clean, dry face to tighten skin. Don't rinse (the scent will dissipate quickly). Apple cider vinegar's natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid will stimulate …

Double Chocolate Stout Mousse Cake

I've been toying with the idea for a stout mousse cake for a couple of weeks now, and at first, I couldn't get my head around how to make it happen. …

Samsung to stop making so many damn phones

Samsung is rethinking its spaghetti-on-the-wall strategy for smartphones.<p>Robert Yi, Samsung's head of investor relations, recently told analysts that the company would trim the number of phones it makes by as much as 30%.<p>Samsung has released 52 unique smartphones in 2014 alone. By contrast, HTC …

Before & After: Garage Door Updates That Instantly Make Your House Look More Expensive

Fresh doors can completely transform the look of your home, and for a lot less than you'd think.<p><i>This piece is excerpted from Staci Giordullo's article for Angie's List. Visit</i> <i>Angie's List</i> <i>for more consumer advice on everything from home repair to health care.</i><p><b>Garage Before</b><p><i>Clopay Garage Doors</i><p><b>Garage</b> …

11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works

As of today, developers can now make apps for Apple Watch. Well, they're not separate apps so much as they are extensions of pre-existing iPhone apps, and there isn't a lot of flexibility in the WatchKit toolset — but it looks like that'll change next year.<p><b>Update:</b> Read our Apple Watch review.<p>We've …

The 10 Worst Beauty Mistakes—And How to Fix Them

The only complication is when you can see the evidence of these adventures on your face (or hair or neck or teeth) the next day. It's not that you're ashamed of that hickey—it's that you don't want to deal with any questions your boss might have. Ahead, 10 bad-decision beauty problems and how to …

8 Foods Celebrity Fitness Trainers Won't Eat

<b>Tara Stiles: Alcohol</b><br>If you want to erase a few years from your face, then stop with the fancy cocktails, says yogini Tara Stiles: "No one wants to hear this one, but if you want your body to operate optimally and look fantastic—and younger—avoid alcohol." If Tara's client, Brooklyn Decker, is …

The Best Strong-and-Steady Workout Playlist

Certain things are better when speedier, no questions asked. Take the line at the DMV, for example. Or Amazon shipping. But when it comes to your workout, you don't want to do a rush job—that's a surefire way to sacrifice your form, says Debra Strougo Frohlich, co-owner and cofounder of Row House, …

7 Ways to Make Your Pores Look Smaller

<b>Keep Your Face Clean</b><br>That means cleansing twice a day with a pH-balanced cleanser, says dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla, M.D. Consider using a facial brush like Clarisonic Aria Sonic Cleansing ($199, clarisonic.com) or the Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System ($22, walmart.com).<p><b>Wear</b> …

The Total-Body Circuit Workout You Can Do While You Travel

Exercise 1 Hand-Release Pushup<p>Start in a straight-arm plank position, your body elevated between your hands and toes. Line up your hands directly under your shoulders, just wider than your ribcage <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your core stiff and squeezing your glutes, lower your chest completely down to the floor …

4 New Ways to Add Resistance to Your Workout

Below, Spurling suggests a few ways—demo'd in recordings made by the director of training at his gym—that a weight plate can amp up your strength-training session. Aim to do each exercise for 10 reps, then rest one to two minutes before going again. "Four to six rounds should be plenty for most …

The Exercise That Will Make You a Better Runner

And no, it's not more running!<p><i>This article was written by Victoria Wolk and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>If you’re a dedicated runner, you’ve probably got quads of steel. But to run farther and faster, it’s just as important to strengthen your hamstrings, according to a new study …

Research

How To Get Younger-Looking Hands

<b>Always Wear Sunscreen</b><br>Hands get extra sun exposure from their position on the steering wheel when you’re driving your car—the backs of your hands get all the sun’s damaging rays right through the windshield, says board-certified dermatologist David Bank, M.D. Use a higher SPF sunscreen on the backs …

The Classic Color Combination That Saved This Bathroom

Designer T. Keller Donovan's bathroom had nothing memorable about it — until he got in there with yards and yards of indoor-outdoor fabric and some truly unique pieces of furniture.<p><b>BEFORE: The bathroom had a bland color palette.</b><p><b>Christine Pittel: What was wrong?</b> <b>T. Keller Donovan:</b> It was bland. White …

8 Things Every Tiny Apartment Needs

We typically list-off "10 Things", but let's get real, you're seriously short on space.<p><b>1.</b> A bed on risers, storage bins below, and a long-enough bedskirt to conceal it.<p><b>2.</b> No space for bedside tables? Night lights that hang on the wall will keep you out of the dark.<p><b>3.</b> For additional counter space in …

14 Things Girls Who Work Out Do But Will Never Admit To

<b>2. "Borrowing" Toiletries from the Locker Room</b><br>The cost of that bottle of Kiehl's body wash is built into the membership fee, right?<p><b>3. Checking Out Another Girl at the Gym</b><br>Because either 1) her workout wear is awesome, or 2) you're wondering what moves she's used to get a butt like that.<p><b>4. Peeking at</b> …