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The 15-Minute "Work Out Any Time "Workout

Exercise 1 Leg Curl<p>Lie faceup on the floor, knees bent and both heels on a towel; lift your hips until your body forms a straight line from knees to shoulders <b>(a)</b>. Slide your heels away from you as far as you can without dropping your hips <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Visitors Interact with Chicago's Mind-Bending Light Projections

How do our eyes perceive color and what kind of illusions can be made with just light? While this fall, New Yorkers have Yayoi Kusama's new mirrored infinity rooms, those living in Chicago have their own mind-bending installations. Art collective Luftwerk has created large-scale, site-specific …

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New Light Installation is Like a Giant Portal to Another World

Nonotak Studio is back with a new installation that promises to (again) mess with your mind. Previously, they had created <i>Isotopes v.2</i>, a hypnotizing light experience that was inspired by the devastation in Fukushima. For the Insanitus Festival 2013 in Kaunas, Lithuania, the studio just debuted</i> …

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Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

Amazon vinyl sales up 745 percent since 2008, 8-track mulling comeback

This surely marks a faint glimmer of hope for all the beaten-down and forgotten formats out there. Granted, the vinyl record has been out of fashion recently but still, a 745 percent increase in Amazon sales marks some pretty impressive growth. So, why the bump? A retro explosion? A new-found …

10 New Wearable Tech Innovations That Are Blowing Our Minds

Did you know that one of the most popular trends in tech right now is fashion? Crazy, huh? More known in Silicon Valley as “Wearable Tech,” the trend has been exemplified by Google Glass but showing up all over the place, is taking the world by storm. From health, to privacy, to straight-up …

This is the Modem World: Social networking makes us feel alone

<i>Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.</i><p>I was listening to someone, somewhere, on something -- not really sure where, and it doesn't matter -- but someone said that they'd rather be alone than have friends …

David Byrne’s Hand-Drawn Pencil Diagrams of the Human Condition

<b>David Byrne</b> may have authored both one of last year’s best albums and best music books, but he is also one of the sharpest thinkers of our time and a kind of visual philosopher. About a decade ago, Byrne began making “mental maps of imaginary territory” in a little notebook based on self-directed …

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Top U.S. intel official challenges reports that spy agencies mined Internet data

America's top intelligence official on Thursday night challenged news reports claiming Facebook posts, Gmail messages and more have been intercepted for years in a vast data-mining operation, saying the reports "contain numerous inaccuracies."<p>The Guardian, a British newspaper, and the Washington …

Ice Cream (and Other Summery Desserts) from Around the World

Some of the most interesting ice cream flavors and desserts in the world, including frankincense, olive oil, and cheddar cheese…<p>The Dark Chocolate Bingsu at the Park Hyatt Seoul features candied and oven-baked orange slices, and chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce on top of the milk ice …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

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7 prescriptions for happy travel

Happiness is part science, part art, part luck. For travelers, if the most detailed itinerary can’t guarantee good weather, it certainly can’t guarantee a happy travel experience, and the perfect holiday doesn’t come in pill form. But with a little knowledge of the inner workings of the human …

Rome’s Hottest ‘Hood (Hint: It’s Not Vatican City)

Two millennia ago, gladiators, prostitutes, and politicians—Julius Caesar, for one—rubbed shoulders in <b>Monti, Rome,</b> a red-light district adjacent to the Forum and Colosseum.<p>Today Monti is again red hot. In this zone where something new is always opening, Italians gather for animated conversations …

Powder Highway Road Trip – Stop #6 – Golden Alpine Holidays, BC (Photos + Video)

<b>See previous dispatches from the Powder Highway Road Trip >></b><p>A remote lodge trip may be the signature experience of the Powder Highway. Enough of my friends have returned home, minds blown, from a weeklong trip to interior B.C. Few regions in the world are blessed with so much cold, dry snow; and …

Event-o-Rama: 12 Must-Dos in April

<b>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in April:</b><p>If you still haven’t been to the Big Easy, spring is the time to go. Come for the French Quarter Festival (April 11-14), the “largest free music festival in the South,” but stay …