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Who are the new jihadis? | Olivier Roy | The long read

Biographies of ‘homegrown’ European terrorists show they are violent nihilists who adopt Islam, rather than religious fundamentalists who turn to violence<p>There is something new about the jihadi terrorist violence of the past two decades. Both terrorism and jihad have existed for many years, and …

Terrorism

20+ Powerful Quotes To Celebrate International Women’s Day

Today, March 8th, is International Women's Day. What better way to celebrate it than to shine light on the ladies who have contributed to society …

Are the New Extreme Exercise Classes Healthy—Or Harmful?

I show up at Flex Studios in New York City’s Union Square feeling vastly unprepared, and confide in the check-in attendant, a Disney princess with flaxen hair and bright brown eyes. “Have <i>you</i> ever done this before?” I ask. She nods. “Once. I’ve never been so proud of myself.”<p>This answer is what I …

How to Build Bigger Quads Without a Leg Extension Machine

Build quads of the gods with these two natural leg extension exercises<p>One of the best ways to build bigger, stronger quadriceps: the leg extension machine. It zeros in on your quadriceps by preventing other muscles from helping.<p>But what happens when you don’t have a leg extension machine available? …

The Most Effective Abs and Quads Workout You’ll Ever Do

It’s also the most efficient, clocking in at 15 minutes<p>Less is more when it comes to building muscle and burning fat.<p>Take this abs and quad workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, shown in the video above. It’s 15 minutes long and boasts one move, the dumbbell lunge. It’s really that …

100 Exercises You Can Do With a 10-Pound Dumbbell

Light weights aren’t just for lightweights<p>Don’t underestimate a 10-pound dumbbell. They can challenge your body in an entirely new way, especially if you’re used to lifting heavy.<p>Lighter weights target the small muscles that stabilize your joints—muscles that get overpowered by larger ones when you …

Celebrate Winnie The Pooh’s Day With 22 Of His Best Quotes

Winnie The Pooh has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of fame for a reason. He's not just another cute bear. Pooh is a fluffy bundle of joy and …

15+ Of The Most Creative Planter Designs Ever

Indoor plants have been shown to reduce stress and purify the air, and they also leave your home looking great. With beautiful planters like the ones …

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4 Steps to Get From Where You Are to Being Happy Where You Are

I went to a corporate cocktail party a few nights ago, and being the introvert that I am and deathly allergic to small talk, I decided to skip it and get right down to business. <i>My</i> business, not theirs. Happiness.<p>I quickly discovered that when confronted with the question, "Are you happy?" people …

Happiness

Artists Fill Tables’ Cracks With Sea Shells, Stones And Starfish

Tables made from raw lumber, while beautiful, often have little natural imperfections that need to be filled up or removed. Woodcraft By Design, a …

Ditch the pods: Trinity ONE is the Swiss Army Knife of coffee makers

A new brewing experience awaits coffee lovers with Trinity ONE. The charming device needs no electricity, doesn’t use wasteful pods and best of all, …

It's 8 a.m. Do you know where your coffee came from?

In essence, coffee is a simple drink — dried, ground beans mixed with hot water and strained. Most people think less often about where their coffee …

Extraction Wars – Espresso vs Ristretto

Espressos, lattes, flat whites, Americanos, long blacks… Just when you think you know and understand the differences between all these drinks, you …

20+ Brilliant Ways To Reuse And Recycle Old Tires

Tires are a huge headache when it comes to waste management and recycling, but there are clever DIY ways that each of us can reuse and recycle them …

5 Weird Coffee Trends You Should Know About

Americans are certifiably obsessed with coffee. Nearly 60% of Americans age 18 and up report they drink coffee on any given day, according to the …

Stop Everything: You Can Now Snuggle With Ryan Gosling

Hey, girl. Wanna cuddle?<p>Ever wonder what it would be like to spoon with Ryan Gosling? That’s a rhetorical question…of course you have. Well, now you can…kind of.<p>This Ryan Gosling body pillow is now available on Etsy from ViolentDelightsBrand (<i>$74</i>; Etsy), and we have a feeling it’ll be selling out, …

Ryan Gosling

9-Months-Pregnant Ballerina Is Still Dancing (Updated)

<i>“I’ve found the entire process of being pregnant to be such a miraculous, beautiful time. As a first-time mom I am so excited! My instinct has been</i> …

Pregnancy

Simpsons Animator Liz Climo Creates Incredibly Cute Animal Comics on Tumblr

Elizabeth Climo, or simply Liz Climo, is a talented young animator currently working with the everlasting <i>The Simpsons</i> TV-show<i>.</i> When her day job ends, …

Cute

New 3D Pencil Drawings by Ramon Bruin

Ramon Bruin, a self-taught artist from the Netherlands (previously written about here and here), is back once again with more of his realistic 3D …

34 Animals With Their Adorable Mini-Me Counterparts

Everybody loves cute baby animals, but they become all the cuter when they’re paired with the adult versions of themselves. Inspired by SteveV91’s …

Cute Animals

19 Kids Who Probably Dress Better Than You

A well-dressed guy or gal is always going to look good, but how are you supposed to feel when a six-year-old kid is dressed better than you are? …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Not an Enemy Combatant, and Other Truths Republicans Don’t Want You to Understand

Sometimes, people who don’t know what they’re talking about should really just keep quiet.<p>That thought certainly came to mind after the successful takedown of the two brothers who law enforcement said were responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. The F.B.I. agents and police officers who killed …

Matters of law

BOTH liberals and conservatives are up in arms about the Obama administration’s treatment of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the wounded but surviving Boston …