Abbe Sheradsky

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Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev<p>Beautiful long exposure photos of stars taken in Russia. See also Lincoln Harrison's work.<p>SHARE:

5 Stretches You're Doing Wrong and How to Fix Them

<b>You breeze through it too fast</b><br>Sure you're psyched to get to your indoor cycling class, or you only have 20 minutes before you have to get back to work. It's no excuse to give stretching short shift—you won't fully limber up, or you'll skip some muscles entirely. "You want to hold each stretch for …

Study Reveals Just How Abysmal Our Exercise Habits Are

The exercise habits of the average American are appalling, according to a study recently published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.<p>For the study, scientists tracked the activity of 2,600 people for two years. They found that obese women average a mere 11 seconds a day of vigorous exercise (that's about …

Trainer Confessions: Exercises That Don't Do What You Think

<b>Modified Pushups</b><br>The modified pushup is the on-your-knees version of the original. You’d think this would work the exact same muscles as a regular pushup, right? Not exactly. While you’re still working your chest, triceps and shoulders, you’re not targeting your core like you would in a regular …

Workouts

Some Asthma Patients May Be Overmedicated, Doctors Say

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 02/24/2014 08:40 AM EST on LiveScience<p>People with mild asthma are advised to lower their medication dose once their asthma has been brought under control, but the best way to reduce the dose is not fully known, doctors say.<p>As a result, patients may be …

4 Easy Steps for Staying Calm and Collected No Matter What Life Throws at You

I've always been a pretty calm individual (just ask my mom about that time I nearly totaled my older sister's car at 13 years old). Whether it's having my already enormous workload doubled, having to make sense of a chaotic and disorganized situation or having to call my mom and explain why the …

Positive Thinking

The Butt Workout That'll Lift, Tone, Tighten - and Turn Heads

All joking aside, this workout will torch calories and get you sweating. And you'll definitely feel it in your caboose tomorrow! Watch the video for demonstrations on how to do each of the moves, and then read below for the instructions for the warmup and the workout. And good luck!<p><b>The Warmup:</b><br>Do 5 …

Antioxidant Rich Foods

13 Foods That Are <i>Packed</i> With Antioxidants<p>Allow us to present a <i>ton</i> of easy ways to protect against free-radical damage<p>Antioxidants can help prevent you from aging, disease, and possibly even weight gain. Want to add more to your diet? Start with these 13 tasty foods that are absolutely <i>loaded</i> with …

The 10 Stages of Going on a Diet

<b>STAGE 3:</b><br>You go to the grocery store and load up on healthy, filling foods.<p><b>STAGE 4:</b><br>It’s lunchtime, and the new diet is going great. You love salad!<p><b>STAGE 5:</b><br>But then, someone puts out donuts in the break room.<p><b>STAGE 6:</b><br>Somehow, you resist the temptation and snack on the celery sticks you brought from …

Nutrition

Champion Challenge: Meryl Davis, Oblique Crunch

Champion Challenge: How to Do an Oblique Crunch<p>Build core strength with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis's signature move<p><i>The winter Olympics are finally here–and we're totally inspired. Want to take your fitness to the next level while you watch the world's most talented athletes compete? Challenge</i> …

Why You Shouldn’t Have Alcohol Around if You’re On a Diet

Dieting is hard, but it turns out there are specific things that make us more likely to fall off the wagon.<p>In a new study published in the journal</i> …

15-Minute Workout: 4 Strengthening Isometric Moves to Tone and Tighten

Check out the video below to see how to do each move. Then read below that a description of how long you should hold each pose (and how many times you should do it).<p>Now ready, set… hold it right there!<p>The Moves: <b><br>Plank with Glute Squeeze</b> <br>Hold it for 30 – 90 seconds. Then take a break for 30 to 60 …

5 Things to Try Before You Give Up on Your Relationship

It's a pretty common consensus that love takes work. Yet, 80 percent of Americans under 30 believe in a soulmate, the idea that there is one perfect person out there just waiting to be found. Even the expression "falling in love" makes it sound like love is out of our hands -- that it just happens …

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Get in the Know

"I Had No Idea" is the theme of the 27th annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which is Feb. 23 -- March 1. Ask anyone. Most people suffering from eating disorders are young, wealthy, Caucasian women. And you can't be too rich or too thin, right? Wrong.<p>We expect to see eating disorders …

Mental Health

7 Reasons Vegetarians Live Longer

There’s nothing wrong with eating meat if you’re doing so in moderation (I for one, will never give up the occasional cheeseburger), but research …

Pill mix-up led to Kennedy 'drugged driving' trial: defense | Reuters

WHITE PLAINS, New York (Reuters) - A Kennedy family member’s groggy behavior after her 2012 arrest for side-swiping a tractor trailer in New York was not the result of a criminal act but of mistakenly taking a sleeping pill instead of thyroid medication, her lawyers argued at her trial Monday.<p>Kerry …

Christie’s New Jersey Slide Continues After Bridge Scandal

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has seen his home-state approval ratings plummet 15 points in the wake of the so-called Bridgegate scandal that is …

The Latest Obama Claim to Receive ‘Four Pinocchios’ by Washington Post Fact-Checker

The Washington Post’s fact checker on Monday awarded President Barack Obama with a flunking grade for claiming recently that approximately 7 million Americans now have “access to health care for the first time because of Medicaid expansion.”<p>The president’s claim, which the Post awarded four …

Hagel details Pentagon budget cuts

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel renewed his warning to Congress on Monday that shrinking defense budgets mean a smaller military and cuts to popular programs — but that a return to sequestration would be even worse.<p>Previewing the Pentagon’s fiscal 2015 budget being delivered to Congress next week, …

Obama to decide on Keystone pipeline within months, governors say

WASHINGTON-- PresidentObamatold the nation’s governors Monday that a decision on theKeystone XLpipeline could come in a matter of months, signaling he did not intend to let a recent court ruling derail his decision on whether to approve the much-debated project.<p>The president’s comments came during …

Paul Krugman ridicules the GOP for “just making stuff up” to discredit Obamacare

The New York Times columnist calls out Republicans for using actors and lies in their anti-Obamacare ads<p>As Salon's Brian Beutler has recently noted, Republicans seem to be having a lot of trouble when it comes to finding a sympathetic spokesperson to represent Obamacare's "victims." The GOP has …

The State Where Obamacare Stopped Working

Arkansas nearly found a compromise on Medicaid expansion. But now that deal is on the ropes, and that could be a very bad sign for proponents of expansion in other red states.<p>A few months ago it seemed like Arkansas had found an ingenious way to skirt its blood-red politics while extending …

Republican lobbyist is drafting legislation to ban gay athletes from the NFL

“It is time for conservatives in Congress to step in and define morality for [the NFL],” says lobbyist Jack Burkman<p>A Republican lobbyist is apparently drafting legislation that would ban gay athletes from playing in NFL.<p>This is a stunt, obviously.<p>Jack Burkman, the lobbyist behind the alleged bill, …