Shannon Wood

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Map: These are the world’s least religious countries

The world's most populous country is also the globe's least religious. According to a new study, 90 percent of all Chinese consider themselves to be atheists or not to be religious.<p>The survey of 65 countries, conducted by Gallup International and the WI Network of Market Research, is based on …

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryDeclaring You’re “Washed” Is a Brag, Not a Confession Rebecca Onion People in their 30s and 40s are proudly abandoning the quest to be …

Nerve Agents

Free Weights or Weight Training Machines

Should you do only free weights at the gym or use <b> training machines</b>? Something you need to keep in mind and never forget is that when you exercise, …

11 Tricks to Burn More Calories

Eat to Boost Your Gut Bacteria<p>"There are interesting preliminary studies evaluating probiotics for their relationship to obesity," says Dr. Raj …

How long does it take to get out of shape?

With five kids age 6 and under — including a set of twins — Karyn Ryan could barely find the time to sleep, let alone exercise. After a nine-month hiatus from her fitness routine, Ryan was so overweight and out of shape that she got winded just going up the stairs. “Mentally, I needed to find …

NASA Dawn spacecraft nears historic arrival to dwarf planet Ceres

Ceres rotates in this sped-up movie comprised of images taken by NASA's Dawn mission during its approach to the dwarf planet. The images were taken …

Astronomy

Paradox's first console game is an action RPG custom-made for couch co-op

Swedish publisher Paradox Interactive brought an alpha build of <i>Magicka 2</i> to GDC this year, and Polygon spent a solid hour playing with the hands-on demo. This will be the publisher's first title on the PlayStation 4. Paradox is hoping the game, which earned a solid fanbase on the PC, will be able …

Game of Thrones

Watch This Video for a Better Way to Sculpt Your Butt

Fix your form for glutes of steel.<p>You know what would be awesome? If we could all work out with a personal trainer every single time we hit the gym. Yeah, not going to happen. Of course, that doesn’t mean you don’t always want to get the most out of your workout—burn-wise, confidence-wise, and …

Workouts

Learn to Grill the Perfect Steak Every Time

How to Make a Galaxy Layered Drip Cake<p>How to Make Smoked Pulled Pork Butt<p>Easy Whole Wheat Bread<p>Cooking Class<p>i have read it is good to sear the steaks …

What Would It Be Like to Live on Mercury?

<i>Editor's note: Have you ever wondered what it might be like to homestead on Mars or walk on the moons of Saturn? So did we. This is the first in</i> …

Astronomy

Defeating depression with yoga

The Blu Matter Project grew out of a personal tragedy. In 2012, following her brother's suicide, Linda Malone began suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The Toronto yoga instructor had been practising for 13 years, and even as she struggled with depression, she found that she benefited …

Easy Creamy Crock-Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Winter is in full swing now and the colder temperatures have descended upon us.<br>There’s snow, ice, blizzards, and windchill.<br>Don’t you love it?<br>No, …

18 Important Things To Know About Being Sleep Deprived

Including how to get the sweet, sweet ZZZs you need.

E.O. Wilson on the meaning of human existence: Warnings about Earth’s future and religious faith.

<i>This article originally appeared in</i> New Scientist.<p><i>Entomologist E. O. Wilson is a professor emeritus at Harvard University and the founder of the E.</i> …

Extinction

Six Moves to a Six-Pack

These are the best core exercises you've never done, and they'll reveal the abs you never knew you had

Pre-workout fueling - it's not healthy eating

Within a "healthy" diet, a high-fiber diet has its many benefits such as controlling blood sugar levels, lowering high levels blood cholesterol, …

Slow Cooker Tips

It's a busy cook's dream: dinner that makes itself. With a slow cooker, it's a reality. Toss together a few flavorful ingredients, push a button, and find a comforting meal ready at supper time. (If only it could wash your dishes, too.)<p>Quick Tips for Cooking Slowly<p><b>Tough, cheap cuts are great</b> for …

15+ Cosmic Tattoo Ideas For Astronomy Lovers

Space, which represents humanity's next unexplored frontier, can inspire a deep sense of awe in many of us. Some people are so in love with images of …

Astronomy

NASA emailed new socket wrench to ISS astronauts

We have a winner for the most interesting email attachment of 2014! NASA recently provided the astronauts currently aboard the International Space …

17 Best-Loved Holiday Cookies and Bars

<b>1. Almond Biscotti</b><p>Inspired by the almond biscotti served at the celebrated Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, these Italian-style cookies are are made by forming a fragrant, almond-studded dough into loaves, partially baking it, slicing it and then baking it again. They are everything you want a good …

15 Christmas Dinner Ideas That Are a Little Fancy and Very Festive

Christmas is like clockwork: Thanksgiving passes, and all of a sudden your to-do list gets longer, with menu planning, gift shopping and wrapping, and Christmas tree-decorating. But just because Christmas comes around every year doesn't mean your menu has to. Are you tempted to cook the same …

Slow-Cooker Hazelnut Cheesecake with Hazelnut Crumble

I think it might have been the tagline on the front of the cookbook. I took it as a challenge, of sorts. “Barbecue, Stir-Fry, Roast, Poach, Stew…EVEN …

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8 Total-Body Moves that Double Results—in Half the Time!

Trade in your usual workout for intense combination exercises that burn fat and build strength in half the time<p>1. Mountain Climber Muay Thai Push-Ups<p>A<p>…

This One Simple Move Will Work Your Entire Body

Ready, set, go.<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Dumbbell Hammer Curl to Lunge to Press:</b> This three-step move is crazy efficient. …