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The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

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Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Young Brits in Silicon Valley: how to make it big

If you want to get a sense of the insane speed at which things happen in Silicon Valley these days, you could pick one of the really prominent examples: Uber, say, which had no particular profile in 2011, yet in June this year was valued at a comical $18bn. Or you could pick one of many stories …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Campaign:' Good, Far From Great

Here’s the curious secret about Call of Duty campaigns: they’re great. Or at least, frequently great. For all the criticism this series gets about being derivative, boring, repetitive, jingoistic and flat, it’s also had some of the best paced storytelling available anywhere in video games: the only …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Open Source Project Could Replace Traditional Passports With Bitcoin Tech

To those who are only marginally familiar with bitcoin, the world’s leading digital cryptocurrency, the idea of adapting the tech into a type of globally accessible passport may seem odd. But Christopher Ellis, a hacker that specializes in privacy and decentralized security, sees them as a natural …

Xiaomi Aims To Raise At $40 Billion And Become World's Most Valuable Private Tech Firm

Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics manufacturer and fourth-largest smartphone maker in the world, is exploring the option of raising funding that could value the company at more than $40 billion.<p>Multiple sources confirmed to FORBES that the Beijing company is considering raising more money and …

Executive Confidence Hurt by Lack of Leadership Development

Deloitte just released new research which shows an astounding gap between what business executives say and what they do, and one of the biggest issues highlighted is a lack of focus on leadership development.<p>A majority of America’s top business leaders (66 percent of CXOs and 63 percent of CXOs in …