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5 Steps for Developing Winning Moves (for Athletes and Entrepreneurs)

In my Tedx Talk, Embracing Your Awkward Moves, I shared how I went from a Division III athlete to an Olympic Silver medalist in fencing by developing unconventional moves.<p>At the time, I didn't realize I was engaging in the same process that designers at IDEO and other world-renowned technology …

16 Ways To Make Your Wife's Morning With A Single Text Message

Waking up to a cute text from your boo is all but guaranteed to put a smile on your face, no matter how cranky and tired you might be.<p>On Thursday, one Redditor posed a question to the women of Reddit, asking, "What would be the best 'good morning' text you could receive?" Below are 16 of the best …

The Truth About 'Settling'

Someday, if you haven't already, you may meet your soul mate.<p>You will know each other's hearts immediately. You will be two halves of a whole, the missing piece you always knew was out there. You'll know perfect accord, always; you'll fulfill each other's every need; you will know each other's …

7 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Sex Life

Just like many long-time married couples, my husband and I fell into a sexual black hole very quickly after our marriage seven years ago. The kids, house, our careers, the mortgage -- everything, actually -- took precedence over the passion that once consumed us when we were dating. For example, …

5 disturbing stats on black-white inequality

The protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have laid bare America's ongoing racial divide.<p>One source of that tension is the large financial gap between black and white Americans.<p>The figures are staggering.<p>A typical black household has accumulated less than one-tenth of the wealth of a typical white one. …

Mindfulness for Mind-Blowing Sex: 5 Practices

<i>Electric shivers of euphoria ripple throughout her naked body. The summer breeze encircles the lovers, intensifying the deeply arousing sensation of the wetness on her nipples from his passionate kisses. She gazes into his yearning eyes, effortlessly accessing the opening to his soul and harnessing</i> …

The largest contiguous empire the world has ever seen, the Mongol Empire

The largest contiguous empire the world has ever seen, the Mongol Empire.

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

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More Muscle in 10 Minutes A Day

Here's what you need to know...<p>All you need is a heavy kettlebell and a doorway pull-up bar to add some serious muscle.<br>• Alternate between the …

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The Slaughter Bench of History

How war created civilization over the past 10,000 years—and threatens to destroy it in the next 40.<p>I was 23 when I almost died in battle.<p>It was September 26, 1983, around 9:30 in the evening. I was hunched over a manual typewriter in a rented room in Cambridge, England, pounding out the first …

OT4 Training System: Minimal Gym Time, Optimal Gains

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Split<p>Training Level<p>Beginner<p>Program Duration12 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>4<p>Time Per Workout30-45 …

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If you think you've seen it all — how about a jellyfish that can actually get younger?

There is a jellyfish called turritopsis, which has the remarkable ability to age in reverse.<p>“When the environment is bad, this animal can essentially go from its adult body form back, back, back to its larval form, and then start all over again,” explains marine biologist Steve Palumbi. “It’s …

Has the time come for floating cities?

Until the late 1980s, nestled behind the Yan Ma Tei breakwater in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay, you could find tens of thousands of boat-dwellers who formed a bustling, floating district. The residents were members of the Tanka community, and their ancestors were fishermen who retreated from warfare on …

Can an Algae-Powered Lamp Quench Our Thirst For Energy?

There’s something very special about bioluminescent algae. They soak up sunlight, absorb carbon dioxide, and in return, breathe out oxygen while …

Split Decisions: Ukraine Signs Up With EU, Russia Wraps Up Crimea

There will be few days that better symbolize the crisis in Ukraine.<p>On Friday:<p>As Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was signing an agreement on closer relations with the European Union ...... Russian President Vladimir Putin was signing the laws his country has put in place to take Crimea …

Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

3 Moves That Are Secretly Amazing for Your Abs

Bored with planks and all crunched out? Try these little known core exercises<p>When it comes to sculpting strong, tight abs, there's a lot more you can do other than planks, sit-ups, and crunches. Personal trainer Rachel Cosgrove, the genius creator of the <i>Women's Health</i> Spartacus 4.0 Workout in the</i> …

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Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies in history, it still lags behind other developed nations in many important indicators of human …

What 80% Of Employers Do Before Inviting You For An Interview

Many job seekers have described to me that submitting a resume in today's job market is mostly a banging-their-head-against-a-wall, extremely frustrating waste of time.<p>You want that resume to get you into an interview, but it doesn't. I think this could be why:<p><b>80% of employers</b><p>Google job …

The real reason some nations are more violent than others

We’ve written a lot about why some cities, metros areas, and states are more violent than others. I even posted a while back comparing gun homicide rates in United States cities to those of the most violent nations in the world. Today, I turn to the question: Why are some nations so much more …

Worse than Wal-Mart: Amazon’s sick brutality and secret history of ruthlessly intimidating workers

<b>(Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)</b><p>You might find your Prime membership morally indefensible after reading these stories about worker mistreatment<p>Simon Head<p>February 23, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans”<p>When I first did research on Walmart’s workplace …

Climate change is an issue of national security, warns Ed Miliband

Britain is sleepwalking towards disaster because of a failure to recognise that climate change is causing the extreme weather that has blighted the country for more than a month, Ed Miliband has warned.<p>The Labour leader says in an interview with the <i>Observer</i> that climate change is now an issue of …

The Duggars' 7 tips for keeping your marriage sexy, even after (a lot of) kids  - TODAY.com

Today<p>"Like a newlywed couple," then and now: Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar before their marriage in 1984, and in a recent photo - 30 years and 19 kids later, they say the romance is still strong.<p>It's one of the mysteries of large families like the Duggars, of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" fame: How do …

In the world of role-playing war games, Volko Ruhnke has become a hero

<b>At the last stop</b> on a wooded cul-de-sac 15 miles outside of Washington, four middle-age men huddle around a table to decide the fate of Afghanistan. A map is spread before them. Colored wooden cubes and discs denote military installations, troops and insurgents. A subtle movement — pieces slid from …

Antarctic penguins forced up 100-foot ice walls, study shows

Emperor penguins are having to struggle up 100-foot walls of ice as warmer temperatures force them out of their traditional breeding grounds, a study has shown.<p>The gravity-defying march of the penguins was spotted by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists in satellite images of four colonies.<p>The …

Startup bringing FPS-like features to real-world paintball games

Startup Innovis Labs is looking to bring technology used in many first-person shooters to the paintball and airsoft fields with <i>Project Overwatch</i>, a mobile app that will integrate GPS tracking features and voice chat into real world games.<p><i>Project Overwatch</i> is currently seeking funding through …