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Here's How to Get a Stomach That's Toned AF in 28 Days

All it takes is five minutes a day.<p>Real talk: It takes more than a couple o' crunches to sculpt a rock-solid stomach. But you can give your belly some sexy definition without quitting your day job. All it takes is five minutes a day and this efficient fitness plan.<p>In this plan, you'll perform one …

17 Things Everyone Needs to Know How to Do | Inc.com

Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get there, you need to master some basic skills and fundamental wisdom.<p>Here are 17 things I'm asked about most often.<p>This list is far from comprehensive. There's more to come, …

Self-improvement

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

SolarCity in Kauai: The company has a brilliant, battery-centered plan to solve solar’s nighttime problem.

How do you get solar power when the sun goes down?<p>This isn’t a trick question.<p>Advertisement<p>One answer: You generate power from solar panels during …

SolarCity

Nature replants its own burned forests, environmentalists say

During the dry summer of 2011, wind gusts sent a 75-foot aspen tumbling into a power line, sparking a fire on federal land that burned for five weeks over an area the size of Manhattan. All that was left in the hottest burn zones was a silent swath of blackened trees and ash-covered ground.<p>Federal …

All Nations Must Share the Blame, and Burden, or Lose the Climate Battle

<b>By Paul Brown, Climate News NetworkThis Creative Commons-licensed piece first appered at Climate News Network.</b><p>LONDON — The developing world’s most …

China's big response to climate change just turned the tables on Obama's foes in Congress

"It's not a big problem at all," the leader in opinion polls for the Republican presidential nomination told a radio talk show host. "If you look at China, they're doing nothing about it."<p>This week, Chinese President Xi Jinping came to Washington and agreed to take new measures.<p>Standing alongside …

Clean Technology

Scientists are looking at riskier ways to reverse climate change

Our planet is heating up. There’s mostly consensus on what’s causing global warming (we are), as well as how quickly we need to work to slow it down (very quickly).<p>Now many climate scientists are coming together around a common goal: keep the planet from heating up more than two degrees Celsius. …

Climate Change

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p><i>Today: Eight ways to use up all the apples you just picked (or bought).</i><p>Upgrade your breakfast pastries with cinnamon buns chock-full of apples and …

China Just Took Away Our Biggest Excuse on Climate Change

To say it was a big week for those concerned about climate change would be an understatement. Here are the six most noteworthy developments.<p>1. China …

Climate

12 places to escape the smog: the world's best car-free islands

10 Incredible Places Across the World Where You Can Observe Animals in Their Natural Habitat - One Green Planet

For the animal lover, seeing an animal in captivity is no way to see an animal at all. So we’re lucky to live in a time where it’s increasingly easy …

Great Barrier Reef

How to be James Bond: Anthony Horowitz has spy training in Prague

Right now, with the highly anticipated opening of SPECTRE just a few weeks away, there has been quite a lot of speculation about who will be the next Bond. The answer, I am happy to say, is you or me!<p>If it isn’t illegal and won’t kill you – a company will be on hand to arrange it<p>The new growth area …

Barry Gibb cancels Coldplay duet - and other rumoured Glastonbury appearances

Muse, Adele and Coldplay are set in stone as the three main headliners at Worthy Farm this year.<p>The news was pleasant for many, but not entirely surprising. There had been a noticeable gap in Adele's tour schedule around Glastonbury, and organisers Michael and Emily Eavis had said that all three of …

Festivals

Harry Potter stage production will be not one, but two plays

When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, JK Rowling's leviathan final Hogwarts book, was made into two separate films, it was criticised for prioritising profit over artistic value.<p>But that hasn't stopped the team behind the first Harry Potter stage production from doing exactly the same thing. …

Experiment Shows 'Mind Reading' a Real Possibility

Title: Experiment Shows 'Mind Reading' a Real Possibility<br>Category: Health News<br>Created: 9/23/2015 12:00:00 AM<br>Last Editorial Review: 9/24/2015 12:00:00 …

Mind

The future of language

To some extent, Americans have an advantage over much of the world's population: The country's two most widely spoken languages — English and Spanish — are among the most widely spoken worldwide. So, are Americans still willing to take language classes?<p>The number of American students who learned a …

Language

How energy storage could change everything about renewables

In the 1960s classic film, <i>The Graduate,</i> a man barks advice to a young Dustin Hoffmann about his future: “I just want to say one word to you. Just one …

Clean Energy

Pluto’s surface looks like “dragon scales” in NASA’s new high-res color photos

Pluto’s surface is so unusual that even the geologists studying it are at a loss as to how to explain how it was formed. After studying detailed images of the dwarf planet’s surface, William McKinnon, a member of the New Horizons geology, geophysics, and imaging (GGI) team, described it as looking …

Solar System

Scientists create virtual human using slices of dead woman’s body

The Visible Human Project scientists use cadavers to create detailed digital reconstructions of the human body<p>It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood sci-fi movie, scientists using slices of dead humans to create virtual copies.<p>But US researchers have done exactly that and created the world’s most …

Imperial College London

Global warming, evolution reshaping bodies of bumblebees, study says

Global warming and evolution are reshaping the bodies of some American bumblebees, a new study finds.<p>The tongues of two Rocky Mountains species of bumblebees are about one-quarter shorter than they were 40 years ago, evolving that way because climate change altered the buffet of wildflowers they …

Ecology

Your Seafood Might Contain Tiny Plastic Particles

Is "trash to table" the next dining trend?<p>What goes around comes around, and that might be bad news for seafood lovers. We already know that eating fish comes with risks of ingesting metals like mercury and lead, or pesticides like DDT. A new paper published today in <i>Scientific Reports</i> now reports …

New Zealand Deports Man Who Would Have Been First Climate Change Refugee

The man who could have been the world's first climate change refugee just got deported from the country where he had been seeking refuge for the past four years.<p>On Thursday, the New Zealand government sent Ioane Teitiota back to his home island nation of Kiribati, which faces engulfment from rising …

New Zealand

Sunday’s rare supermoon eclipse: What you need to know

Stargazers are in for a treat Sunday when a supermoon combines with a lunar eclipse for the first time since 1982.<p>The supermoon eclipse will last 1 hour and 11 minutes, and will be visible to North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific, according to NASA. …

Supermoon

U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World

At the United Nations General Assembly this weekend in New York, U.N. member states are set to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals. The goals are meant to guide development priorities around the globe over the next 15 years. Critics and supporters alike are declaring them to be highly …

Sustainability

ADB to Double Climate Financing to $6 Billion Annually by 2020

The Asian Development Bank will double financing for projects related to climate change by the end of this decade to $6 billion a year, about 30 …

Climate Change

North Carolina reaches solar power milestone

WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A North Carolina sustainable energy group announced solar power capacity in the state has passed 1 gigawatt of …

Renewable Energy

Selena Gomez on her ex Justin Bieber's comeback

<b>(CNN) —</b> There would appear to be no hard feelings years after Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber broke up.<p>In an interview with the New York Times, the actress and singer avoided speaking her ex-boyfriend's name but did seem happy for Bieber, who is garnering lots of positive press with his new single …

Blake Shelton

3 Powerful Habits Every Leader Needs to Excel

<i>Plus 17 More That Will Give You a Significant Edge</i>When you think about leadership, what’s one word that matters more than almost any others? In his …