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7 Simple Exercises That Show Results After One Workout

Get results on demand.<p>Shutterstock<p>Muscles aren't built in a day—but that doesn’t mean a solid workout can't give you instant definition. See, by performing certain moves—think, three to five sets of eight to 12 reps—you force a ton of blood into your muscles’ fast-twitch or power fibers. Long story …

Los Angeles

10 Words Smart People Always Use (and 7 They Never Do)

How many of the smart words do you use? And if none, here's why you should.<p>The rights words can motivate, inspire, and even change lives. The right words can turn an otherwise meaningless conversation into an unforgettable moment for your audience.<p>(And the wrong words can make you look dumb.)<p>In …

Psychology

I Travel Alone to Meet Other People

While my first solo adventure served its purpose in that it got me to face myself in a way I never had after the ending of a long-term relationship, it also taught me a ton about relationships and human connection… and that I’m not actually ever <i>alone.</i><p>Since then, I’ve joined different “solo …

Solo Travel

11 DIY Body Scrubs to Give Your Skin That Summer Glow

As the weather starts heating up, one thing becomes abundantly clear: Beach season is upon us! And while we start shopping for those stylish one-piece swimsuits and trying out our easy summer hairstyles, we’re also hunting for our new fave summer skin products. Surviving a long cold winter of dry, …

Skin Care

Mississippi law opens a new front in the battle over gay rights

As the state-by-state battle over gay rights rolls on, Mississippi's governor has signed a "religious freedom" law that may go further than any other state in clearing the way for businesses and government workers to deny basic services to LGBT couples.<p>The Mississippi law, signed Tuesday by Gov. …

This war is for America’s soul: Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and how wealthy white elites protect themselves

It’s the elites vs the people in this presidential campaign, and nothing less than democracy is at stake<p>Today’s political crisis is the latest phase of a conflict that began a century and a half ago. The fight is over two fundamentally different ideas about the nature of America. On one side are …

Income Inequality

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations on earth

To find the cheapest places to go to, Hoppa calculated the average cost per person for a day trip in each destination, crunching the numbers for six typical travel expenses, including a 3km taxi journey, a night's stay at a hotel per person, and a meal.<p>The average amount a traveler would spend on a …

Beer

Mississippi gov. signs law allowing businesses to deny service to LGBT community

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday signed a law that gives leeway to businesses to deny service to gay customers based on religious belief.<p>According to a statement, Bryant signed the legislation "to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations …

LGBTQI

Why We Should Give A Sh*t About Even The Smallest Instances Of Sexism

I was on my way to work last week prepping for my interview with British feminist author Laura Bates about her book <i>Everyday Sexism</i> when <i></i>a man told me to smile. A few minutes later -- still not smiling -- it was raining, and I tweeted about my wardrobe confusion. A middle-aged father responded, …

37 Curry Recipes For When Nothing Else Will Do

Curry lovers of the world, spice up your life (with these 37 recipes).<p>Curry lovers of the world, spice up your life (with these 37 recipes). It's what the Spice Girls (and Future You) would want.

Cooking

Thinking about signing up for a 5K? 4 tips for non-runners or beginners

Running is the ultimate do-anywhere workout! It’s a great way to clear your mind, de-stress and spend time outdoors. And let’s not forget, it also builds endurance and burns calories! For many people the idea of running can feel really intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be.<p>Look, you don’t have to …

Fitness

Photos Of Matriarchal Societies Show What Gender Equality Looks Like Across The Globe

A girl poses confidently, hands on hips. She wears a delicate flower in her hair, and stands in the photo's background, but there's something commanding about her presence. For her age, she looks stern and self-assured -- where she lives, being a girl doesn't seem to be a strike against her …

Feminism

21 striking photos of ballerinas, what dreams are made of

Oct. 1 is World Ballet Day — a day to celebrate some of the most skilled and graceful dancers on the planet.<p>On Thursday five of the world’s leading …

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.<p>Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning.<p>Usually when I reach out to experts I get enthusiastic replies. But that was not the case when …

Stanford University

Cool Camping Ideas: Everyone Should Know these

A trip with your family can be pretty much everything you could ask from a holiday if you have some cool camping ideas. In the summer, when the …

Mosquitoes

12 beautiful words describing love that don't have an English equivalent

LONDON — Have you ever had a strong feeling or emotion that you can't easily put into words? Although the English language might not be able to help, …

100 books everyone should read before they die (ranked!)

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

Books

Banned Books

<i>Are you reading something you shouldn’t? Says who? A new photo series by photojournalist Kimberly Butler reveals how to see these #BannedBooks in a new light.</i><p>The genesis of an idea. As this project started to take shape, people began asking, “How did you come up with this idea?” I never really gave …

Literature

This map shows the most popular slang word in every state

First, we called up some linguists who helped us make an initial list of unique words that are in one way or another associated with a particular state. That got us off to a coruscant start (linguists!).<p>Next we researched online message board discussions about zany terms that have gained popularity …

SoftServe

Learn How To Make Laduree's Best-Selling Dessert for Macaron Day

Ah, macarons. The quintessential French pastry that is as delicious as it is ‘grammable, and just as difficult to master if you're thinking of DIY. …

Dessert

24 life skills every functioning adult should master

No one gets a handbook upon turning 18, complete with all the rules they'll need to memorize and competencies they'll need to acquire.<p>Somehow you're just supposed to <i>know</i> that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn't wear a fuzzy orange sweater to a job …

Time Management

Home Improvement Skills Every Adult Should Know

By: Alex Robinson<p><i>Credit: Shuttershock</i><p>One day you woke up, watched the news, put on a pair of pants, checked your bank account, and paid a bill. Then went to work. Congratulations, you're a grown adult.<p>There are certain privileges that come with being a grown adult, like eating cereal whenever you …

Home Improvement

A chemistry teacher's guide to the perfect cup of coffee

Sometimes you just want a caffeine hit to wake you up, but if you appreciate the finer points of a cup of coffee, it’s worth going right down to the chemistry of the water, milk, sugar – and salt<p>As a chemistry teacher, I’m inevitably fascinated by chemistry in general, but especially by the …

Coffee

How to Use Your Body Language to Become More Confident

We all pretty much know that our mood is reflected in our body language. When you think of somewhat lacking confidence or lacking enthusiasm, a …

Body Language

10 Easy Party Hairstyles and Updos You Should Try ASAP

While blow-drying or curling your own hair may seem like a feat anyone could master with enough practice, many of us would rather leave the house with bedhead than attempt to...

Hairstyling

8 breakfast recipes, from easy baked pancakes to fried-egg banh mi

The 10-Minute Meals Top Health Experts Eat on Crazy Busy Days

In an ideal world, we’d always have plenty of time to whip up and savor a gourmet meal. But in the real world, we often take what we can get and …

Healthy Eating

The U.N. Sent 3 Foreign Women To The U.S. To Assess Gender Equality. They Were Horrified.

A delegation of human rights experts from Poland, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica spent 10 days this month touring the United States so they can prepare a report on the nation's overall treatment of women. The three women, who lead a United Nations working group on discrimination against women, …

Human Rights