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Work the Whole Core with 17 Effective Ab Exercises

Athletes need a strong core foundation for powerful movements and specific ab exercises are only a small piece of the program. In fact, the best ab …

Workouts

6 yoga moves runners should do to speed recovery

Whether you run a 5K a day with your girlfriends or you’re in the midst of marathon training, you probably feel it: tight hips, achy hamstrings, and …

Yoga

Aiming to fill skill gaps in AI, Microsoft makes training courses available to the public

As a software engineer at Microsoft, Elena Voyloshnikova’s job is to make informed recommendations about how to improve the performance of software …

Artificial Intelligence

My Favorite Tools in Alien Skin Exposure X3

Hello all, my name is Michael Gillman. I’m a photographer in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, and I shoot exclusively with the Fujifilm system. I …

Tutorials

10 Books to Read by Living Women (Instead of These 10 by Dead Men)

Are you tired of the same old reading recommendations of books by Old White Men—so Old, in fact, that they’re Dead? I have an easy solution for you: …

Literature

Physicists Find a Way to See the ‘Grin’ of Quantum Gravity

A recently proposed experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force.<p>In 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s general …

LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

Consciousness

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

How to Add Depth and Drama to a Landscape Image in Lightroom

Half of creating a landscape image is in the editing process. This is where you shape the photo to match your personal style and to make whatever …

Light and Metering with Fujifilm Cameras

Light for us photographers is our raw material. How we use it dictates the look of the resulting photographs. How to measure light and effectively …

FUJIFILM

3 Guides for Great Composition in Your Photos

Like many other techniques in photography, creating effective composition is best done in-camera rather than during the editing process. That being …

Photography Tutorials For Beginners: How To Use Gradient Filter In Adobe Lightroom

In this Two Parts of Photography Video Tutorial, Joshua Cripps explaining how to use Gradient Filter in Adobe Lightroom. Joshua Cripps is a full-time …

This 5-Part Plank Sequence Will Make Your Abs Beg For Mercy

You may have noticed planks landing a starring role in many of your fitness classes recently. Everything from boxing to barre to yoga seems to be big …

Don DeLillo’s Nuclear Football

American football had a violent year in 2017.<p>The refusal by all thirty-two National Football League teams to sign free agent Colin Kaepernick, a black quarterback who had started kneeling during each game’s national anthem in the summer of 2016 as a form of protest against police brutality, ignited …

5 dreamy European castles on Airbnb where you can *actually* stay

When it comes to my regularly scheduled Netflix time, I’m more into feel-good TV shows than <i>Downton Abbey–</i>esque period pieces or <i>Game of</i> …

Literature

Candide Thovex skis waves and the Great Wall of China in new ski edit; video

Today is sorta like Christmas for any skier -- or heck, even anyone with a heartbeat. It’s the day when professional skier/stuntman Candide Thovex …

I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de …

Speed Up Lightroom with These Tips & Tricks for Organizing Your Photographs (VIDEO)

Most photographers would rather be out shooting than sitting behind a computer editing their work. And one way get back behind the camera as quickly …

Tutorials

This Airline's New Year's Sale Has $99 Flights to Europe for the Spring

If your New Year's resolution involves travel, you should add an addendum to learn how to take advantage of budget airline sales, if you aren't …

Flying

I took nootropics every day for a week—here’s what happened

Just like how subsisting on Soylent instead of actual food became a habit among Silicon Valley bros years before you could buy a bottle at 7-Eleven, …

Silicon Valley

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

Teaching

Why "The Dead" by James Joyce Is the Greatest Christmas Story

At the center of James Joyce's short story (or, more accurately, novella) "The Dead" is a feast. It happens in a house on Ushers Island in Dublin not …

The biggest excuses narcissists spin to keep you hooked — and why this makes them dangerous

Breaking up with a narcissist can be very difficult. If they aren't finished with you yet, they will plead you to stay. If you are trauma bonded to them, then their begging and false promises may well work.<p>It takes a great deal of strength to walk away because narcissists are such highly-skilled …

Psychology

Ultimate grammar cheat sheet

If the very mention of the word sends you running from your keyboard, you’re not alone.Both native and non-native speakers find the quirks of the …

Public Relations

This Epic 4K Film Captures the Beauty of Lightning at 1,000FPS

Photographer and filmmaker Dustin Farrell spent the summer chasing lightning with a $110,000 Phantom Flex4K high-speed camera. What resulted was this …

Viewfinders

Upper-Body Workout: Half-Kneeling Single-Arm Dumbbell Curl | Men’s Health

<b>Directions:</b> Perform the exercises below in the order listed for 30 seconds each.<p>1. Dumbbell half-kneeling single-arm curl (left arm).<p>2. Dumbbell half-kneeling single-arm curl (right arm).<p>That's one round. Repeat for 5 to 10 minutes, switching arms every 30 seconds.<p>The dumbbell half-kneeling …

Health

20 Baffling Omissions From the NY Times’ 100 Notable Books List

Earlier this week, the <i>New York Times</i> unveiled its annual list of 100 Notable Books. As was the case last year, some clearly notable books have been …

Books

Take the Plank Challenge to Carve Your Core

We're here to help you challenge your core (you're welcome) with this plank series. It's part of our Jump-Start fitness plan, helping you move every day for two weeks. This challenge uses all sorts of planks to give your arms, abs, back, and butt a great workout. Click here for a printable PDF of …

Rogues banned from London pub to star in new book

A rogues gallery of characters banned from the ‘Half Moon’ pub in south London, including ‘Fat Paul’, ‘Staring Pervert’ and ‘Flat Cap Coke Fiend’ are …