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The hardest and easiest languages to learn for native English speakers

The Foreign Service Institute has ranked the difficulty of learning a language for English speakers.<p>From Blazepress:<p>Languages based upon Latin, such …

The 5 Best Exercises to Do If You're Trying to Lose Weight

If weight loss is your goal, you're probably wondering what kind of workouts are the best use of your time. Rather than prescribing specific workouts or certain gyms, Ridge Davis, a personal trainer based in West Hollywood, CA, laid out the five best exercises that will help you reach your fitness …

Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

Harper Lee<p><b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p>Jack</b> …

A 20-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Is anyone else having some serious whiplash with fall zipping by? We feel you. And with the holidays right around the corner, we're starting to feel …

A fitness blogger broke down exactly how she got her butt in incredible shape

The INSIDER Summary:<p><b>UK-based fitness blogger Emma O'Neill recently shared side-by-side Instagram photos showing a transformation in her lower</b> …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How long you need to do cardio to reap the benefits for your body and brain

A growing body of research suggests that when we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period of time, magical things happen to our body and brain.<p>We think more clearly, feel better overall, and protect ourselves against some of the …

Exercise

These amazing colorized photographs bring World War I to life

Ferdinand's murder sent the Great Powers into a war that would last five years and cost the lives of 10 million troops.<p>Thought of as the "war to end all wars," World War I marked a number of firsts in military conflict, including the use of planes, tanks, and chemical weapons.<p>On June 28, 1919, the …

War

23 Innovative Ways to Eat Avocado For Every Meal

23 Innovative Ways to Eat Avocados For Every Meal<p>An avocado a day keeps the doctor away, right?<p>Avocados have become perhaps the most popular fruit …

Canaanites Live: DNA Reveals Fate of Biblical People

The people of modern-day Lebanon can trace their genetic ancestry back to the Canaanites, new research finds.<p>The Canaanites were residents of the …

This HIIT-Yoga Hybrid Makes You Feel Like You Actually Got a Good Workout

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

Exercise

The Fastest Stir-Fries for the Busiest Weeknights

When that mid-week brain sets in and you're seriously stumped on what to cook for dinner, you don't have to resort to grabbing a pizza on your way …

Cooking

The One Food You Should Eat Before 10 A.M. For Weight Loss, According To A Registered Dietitian

Sometimes losing weight is like following an exact formula. You have to make sure that you're eating the healthiest foods at the proper times and …

A 20-Minute Indoor Cardio Workout for When It's Just Too Hot to Run

Running in the summer can be a drag. Sure, more hours of daylight means more time to fit in a jog before or after work. But unless you literally get …

10 Ways to Add Protein to Your Smoothie, Without Protein Powder

Let's say you're craving a smoothie, but you also need to add a little protein to your diet . . . a protein smoothie is an excellent way to do that! Whether it's for a powerhouse breakfast or a post-workout snack, we love blending up a frosty glass of nutrition for a lightning-fast meal (that takes …

Make These Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars and Win Summer Forever

<i>The</i> <i></i><i>Institute of Culinary Education</i> <i>(ICE) is one of the largest culinary schools in the world, offering both professional and recreational programs in</i> …

Dessert

A popular chess app inadvertently broke the mathematical limits of older Apple devices

Two billion, one hundred forty-seven million, four hundred eighty-three thousand, six hundred forty-seven, or 2^31-1. That number meant good news and bad news last weekend for the popular iOS app made by Chess.com. The good news was that it was the number of games users had played on its platform, …

Doctors just separated twin girls joined at the head in one of the world’s rarest surgeries

By Lindsey Bever<p>, Reporter<p>For the first time, conjoined twins Abby and Erin Delaney can sleep in separate beds.<p>The 10-month-old girls from North Carolina were born connected at the head, an extremely rare condition. Following months of planning and preparation, the pair underwent a successful …

The Fastest Way to Lose Fat? This 4-Minute, Science-Backed Exercise

Boost your heart health, blast calories, and maximize your weight-loss potential in just four minutes. Seriously! How? With Tabata — the style of high-intensity interval training that is proven to get you fitter faster.<p>Tabata is not as much a "workout" as it is a method of how to work out. It's 20 …

Tiny house GIF shows how to build one from scratch

So you want to DIY a tiny house?<p>While we love to share awesome tiny houses you can order directly from builders, some folks might prefer to roll up their sleeves and build the whole thing themselves. After all, DIY design and construction offers the most customization in terms of layouts, …

You Cannot Learn What You Think You Already Know

Welcome back to <b>Mid-Week Meditations</b>, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve …

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Simple tips for real people who want to clean up their diets

The world of nutrition has evolved in the past decade. Nutrition and wellness experts from have come out of the woodwork. Information on diets (for better or for worse) has become as multifaceted and confusing as an organic chemistry textbook. This surplus of information on how to eat has not …

The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe by Tasty

Tasty<p>Information storage and access<p>The storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.<p>Personalisation<p>The collection and processing of information about your use of this …

35 Plank Variations That Will Strengthen and Tone Every Inch of Your Body

A plank is anything but basic. The move simultaneously works the upper body and core without needing a single piece of equipment to do so. Adding the move into your regular routine will help you become stronger and leaner and can help offset everyday aches and pains. But why stick to the same old, …

A neuroscientist explains how being bilingual makes your brain more robust

Marian Sigman, a neuroscientist and author of "The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides," explains how babies that grow up bilingual will have brain functions that might be superior to those children that only speak one language. Following is a transcript of the</i> …

The Brain

What America's most prestigious private schools are making students read this summer

It's a time to indulge in the texts that are most appealing, without scrutiny: an easy beach read, a guilty pleasure, or that book you've always meant to start.<p>But students at some of America's most prestigious private schools are digging into substantial works this summer. The required or …

College & University

Study links college students' grades to sleep schedules

<b>(CNN) —</b> Staying up late to cram for an early exam may not be doing college students any good, according to a new study focused on college students and their sleep patterns.<p>The study, published Monday in the journal Scientific Reports, says college students who did not go to bed or wake up at …

Sleep

Creamy, Spicy Spinach & Chickpeas is Proof That the Ideal Weeknight Meal Exists

There was a time when, left to my own devices, I'd try to compose each and every dinner out of a ballooning number of vegetable sides: These recipes were sexy, and enticing, and, ultimately, unsatisfying.<p>I'd spend hours filling the table with cabbage e pepe, marinated zucchini, braised asparagus …