Shawn Gibford

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How to Use Dumbbells to Tone Your Entire Bod

Most gyms have dumbbells to spare, but are you making the most of them? Being a lover of all things strength training, I've compiled a few of my favorite dumbbell moves to spice up your muscle-building routine. (Because you've probably met your quota for front squats and bicep curls, amiright?) …

Workouts

The university subject you choose to study reveals key information about your personality according to new research

A new review of 12 studies has found that certain personality groups coalesce around different university subjects<p>University degree courses tend to attract students with specific personality traits, according to new research.<p>For example, people who opt to study business or law tend to be 'less …

This One Study Will Make You Want to Be a Runner

If you’re not a regular pavement pounder, odds are you’ve vowed to start more times than you can count. It’s the one workout that, in addition to countless health benefits and fitness cred, you can do <i>anywhere</i> and costs nothing — save for some new colorful running shoes. But for some, the halo of …

Cambridge University

The 2 most dangerous numbers in the universe are threatening the end of physics

It's the idea that we are reaching the absolute limit of what we can understand about the world around us through science.<p>"The next few years may tell us whether we'll be able to continue to increase our understanding of nature or whether maybe, for the first time in the history of science, we …

DoYogaWithMe Streams Hundreds of Yoga Videos for Free

Ready to build your strength, flexibility, and balance with yoga? You’ll find yoga videos scattered across the web, but one site you might want to …

Pornhub stats show 'Mom Porn' reigned supreme in 2015

2015 was truly a groundbreaking year for parents.<p>Pregnant women took stands against body shamers, the "dad bod" came to be known and loved, and …

Top 10

The Workout That Builds Muscle and Blasts Fat at the Same Time

Double DutyHere's a workout that builds muscles and blasts fat simultaneously.If you’re someone who isn’t content to make just one New Year’s …

20 Memes Only "Star Wars" Fans Will Understand

That's no meme...

Star Wars

A Bill Gates-Backed Gene Editing Startup Is Going Public

Editas Medicine—a startup backed by Bill Gates and Google Ventures, among others— has filed to become the first gene-editing medical technology …

Nvidia announces ‘supercomputer’ for self-driving cars at CES 2016

Do you like teraflops?<p>Nvidia is kicking off CES 2016 with its traditional first keynote. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang wasted no time getting to the "punchline," a new computer for cars he's calling the Drive PX2, the follow-up to last year's Drive CX. Nvidia is famous for throwing out big numbers to tout the …

If Michelangelo took photos of drunks ... epic picture of New Year's drunkeness in UK inspires artistic memes

Only in Britain could debauched New Year celebrations be raised to classical levels.<p>A picture of debauched behaviour in a street in Manchester on New …

Artists

We need new Noam Chomskys: Here’s how we revitalize liberal intellectualism, battle the right’s Koch-funded idea machine

<b>(AP/Mohammad Abu Ghosh/Chuck Burton)</b><p>The Chomsky argument — for media, political and economic democracy — is now well-known. Now to find action<p>Aaron Swartz<p>January 3, 2016 10:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Boy Who Could Change the World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz”<p>Stanford, like many universities, …

People are mocking the Oregon 'militia' on social media by calling them 'YallQaeda' and 'VanillaISIS'

It began on Saturday when the group took control of the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southern Oregon to protest the jail sentences of two men who set fire to federal land.<p>The occupiers were led by Ammon Bundy, whose father, Cliven Bundy, made national headlines for a …

Mark Zuckerberg is writing his own AI assistant

The Facebook CEO wants a software helper around the house.<p>Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is legendary for giving himself personal challenges every year, such as learning Mandarin. However, his goal for 2016 is rather ambitious. He's planning to write his own artificial intelligence to both run …

Artificial Intelligence

What's Happening in Oregon Is Nothing Less Than Armed Sedition

Its roots in our politics are deep and tangled.<p><i>"If three years ago any person had told me that at this day, I should see such a formidable rebellion against the laws & constitutions of our own making as now appears I should have thought him a bedlamite—</i><i>a fit subject for a mad house."</i><p><i>—</i>George …

DENT: The stock market will start to crash by February, if not sooner

We recently learned that existing home sales in November crashed 10.5% from the month before.<p>Guess when the last time was when we saw these levels? The housing crisis of the mid- to late-2000s!<p>I also recently shared a chart showing a cataclysmic 82% drop in the ratio of new home sales to the U.S. …

‘Lonely’ Luke Skywalker Shows Kylo Ren How To Express Yourself On Twitter

<b>WARNING: This post will contain spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, particularly the fate of Luke Skywalker. If you haven’t seen the movie, don’t read this post.</b>

“Delusional and reflexive invocations of American exceptionalism”: What the GOP field won’t admit about our history may make everything worse

<b>Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz (AP/Reuters/Gary Cameron/Joe Skipper/Jose Luis Magana)</b><p>By continuing to deny the real lessons and history of Vietnam and Iraq, we are set up to repeat tragedies again<p>Robin Lindley<p>January 2, 2016 11:30am (UTC)<p>The Vietnam War ended 40 years ago, yet this brutal …

Man Who Escaped Islamic State Prison Provides Horrifying Details on What Group Did to Christians

A member of the Iraqi military who escaped an Islamic State prison explained in a new interview how the terror group treated Christians.<p>Speaking to the Independent Journal, Master Sergeant Karam Saad said he was captured in June 2014 and, as a prisoner, witnessed the brutality of the group toward …

See Don Lemon’s Shock Comment During NYE Coverage That Had Co-Host Asking ‘What Is in That Cup’?

Anchor Don Lemon made a comment to Kathy Griffin during CNN’s live New Year’s Eve coverage Friday night – and it wasn’t family-friendly.<p>Anchor Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin were in New York City highlighting the festivities when they cut to Lemon and Brooke Balduan covering the holiday events …

​How Ketamine Infusions Saved My Life

Many are calling ketamine the biggest advance in depression treatment in years.<p><i>I'm going to die soon</i>. For months, this is what the voice inside my head told me, repeating over and over. I was plagued by a deep depression, an eating disorder, and drug addiction. I had tried everything from therapy …

3 Superset Workouts That Will Melt Away the Fat Covering Your Abs

Kick your spare tire to the curb with these calorie-torching exercise combos<p>You’ve probably done supersets before.<p>A superset is when you pair together two exercises, and do them back-to-back with little to no rest. They’re typically classified as competitive or non-competitive.<p>Competitive supersets …

6 Simple Changes That Will Make Your Brain Work Better in 2016

Spend this year taking care of your brain. You'll be amazed at the results.<p>That 3 lb. organ between our ears controls everything we do. We depend on it for literally everything from deciding which holiday presents to exchange to keeping us breathing. Yet most of us spend more time and energy trying …

How To Prevent And Cure Hangovers, According To Science

Just in case you party too hard on New Year's Eve.<p>Many people ring in the new year with lots of dancing and drinking, which then leaves them hurting the morning after.<p>Before you get to that point, the American Chemical Society has some chemistry-inspired tips on how to prevent a massive hangover, …

Ten Tech Predictions for 2016 (Part One)

Something has to be next year's hoverboard.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Another year has come and gone, and in the tech world, it seems not much has changed. 2015 was arguably …

'Affluenza' Teen's Mom Deported From Mexico

U.S. news<p>The mother of “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch was deported from Mexico Wednesday and was headed to the U.S., a law enforcement source confirmed.<p>Tonya Couch was on a plane bound for Los Angeles International Airport, a law enforcement source close to the investigation told NBC News. The …

Crime

The canonical story behind TR-8R, the internet's new favorite stormtrooper

TRAITOR!!!!<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is out. It's being seen by <i>a lot</i> of people. Lots of those people have the internet. What I'm trying to say is: the memes are flowing thick and fast.<p>And while I wouldn't say that any of the emerging themes or memes have reached the cultural saturation point of, …

This Workout Will Boost Your Energy Like a Boss

Dragging ass lately? Blast through this five-minute pump-you-up plan before you hit the shower.<p>Two in-laws. 54 deadlines. 245 parties. Convinced there's zero percent chance you'll be able to stay sculpted...and sane? We've got the mood-lifting, fat-torching routine you need this time of year.<p>"You …

Workouts

Benefits of Thinking Like a Stoner

Someone is walking behind you. Their pace is even, but you know they’re close. You quicken your step, turn the corner—are they watching? Maybe you …

A Female Lawmaker Defends Public Breastfeeding. Her Male Colleague Threatens To Grab Nipples.

"No disrespect, but your nipple would be the last one I would want to see," another male colleague added.<p>A debate over public nudity in the New Hampshire State House took a dark turn on Tuesday when male lawmakers made disturbing comments about breasts toward their female colleague on …