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The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Despite stimulus, middle class still struggles

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>Why Michael Sam’s future may be tougher than we think<p>Next Post »<p>On inequality<p>29 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag …

How Germany Builds Twice As Many Cars As The U.S. While Paying Its Workers Twice As Much

In 2010, Germany produced more than 5.5 million automobiles; the U.S produced 2.7 million. At the same time, the average auto worker in Germany made $67.14 per hour in salary in benefits; the average one in the U.S. made $33.77 per hour. Yet Germany’s big three car companies—BMW, Daimler …

7 setbacks for the middle class

Five years into his presidency, Barack Obama is still falling short of his number one goal: to fix the economy for the middle class.<p>Sure, a recovery has been underway for most of his presidency, but it's still slow and uneven. And despite Obama's focus on the middle class, the improvement so far …

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This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

Vitamin supplements are waste of money, say scientists

Vitamin supplements almost never have health benefits, are a waste of money and could even be harmful, a group of scientists said in a damning indictment of the industry.<p>Despite one in three Britons taking vitamins or mineral pills, evidence from studies of almost 500,000 people suggested that …

Climate change expert's fraud was 'crime of massive proportion,' say feds

The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change deserves to go to prison for at least 30 months for lying to his bosses and saying he was a CIA spy working in Pakistan so he could avoid doing his real job, say federal prosecutors.<p>John C. Beale, who pled guilty in September to …

Popular Antacids Increase The Risk Of B-12 Deficiency

Acid-inhibiting drugs like Zantac and Prilosec have become hugely popular because they're so good at preventing the unpleasant symptoms of heartburn and acid indigestion.<p>But the drugs also make it more likely that a person will be short on vitamin B-12. And that can contribute to health problems …

Skyrocketing rents hit 'crisis' levels

Since the housing crisis began in 2008, approximately 4.6 million homes were lost to foreclosure, according to CoreLogic. The vast majority of those homeowners became renters. Even as housing recovered, credit tightened, pushing even more potential buyers out of homeownership and into rentals, both …

3 tips for the home cook from Thomas Keller

Somehow it’s hard to imagine chef Thomas Keller heating up veggie burgers or tossing together a quick Friday-night supper for the kids. In case you …

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Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

How successful people make themselves luckier

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why.<p>Unfortunately for some people, that second day never occurs. For lucky people, though, the second day—the day you know why—is often described as a personal epiphany. The most successful people have a clear …

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What the Leaked J.D. Salinger Stories Reveal About the Author

Three short stories by J.D. Salinger leaked just before Thanksgiving against the author’s wishes. But is that such a bad thing? What they reveal …

German policeman arrested in possible 'cannibal' case

<b>Police in Dresden say they have arrested a 55-year-old police officer on suspicion of murder after the body of another man was found in the Erz mountains in eastern Germany.</b><p>Investigators believe that the two men met via an internet site for cannibalism fetishists.<p>The suspect denies eating body …

Navajo Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed.<p>Roy Hawthorne, 87, of Lupton, Ariz., was one of four Code Talkers honored for their …

America’s next big rip-off: Cars are the next subprime crisis!

With financial firms now pushing strongly into auto loans, here’s how Congress is helping car dealers rip you off<p>If you have bad credit in America, you will have lots of trouble buying a house, securing a credit card or even getting a job. But it apparently won’t stop you from one very expensive …

This Prediction Algorithm Can Tell If Your Startup Will Fail

Instead of guessing, consulting, or offering advice based on years of experience, Growth Science is trying to take the disruption theory to a whole …

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NFL, MLB Tell Supreme Court: If Aereo Wins, We’re Bailing on Broadcast

Programmers that are fighting with Aereo, the Web TV service, have already threatened to move their shows from free broadcast TV to paid cable TV if …

How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room

I used to dread networking events. Then a colleague let me in on his secret strategy.<p>I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.)<p>I have never been good at the kind of networking …

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How Coffee, Citrus And Nuts Help Cut The Risk Of Diabetes

If you go back to the 1970s, people with a serious coffee habit often had an accompanying habit: smoking.<p>And that's why early studies gave coffee a bad rap. Clearly, smoking was harmful. And it was hard for researchers to disentangle the two habits. "So it made coffee look bad in terms of health …

Here's Where Teens Are Going Instead Of Facebook

Earlier this month Facebook’s chief financial officer, David Ebersman confirmed a worrying, but long-suspected trend for the world’s biggest social network: teenagers, perhaps the most important demographic for a modern-day communication tool, were becoming less active on the site.<p>“We did see a …

5 Key Attributes to Look For in the Perfect Startup Hire

<i>Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter.</i><p>Hiring for a startup is much different than hiring for a large company or a …

Want Your Instagram Photos To Get Attention? Use The Color Blue

Here are a few things you should keep in mind when posting pictures to Instagram to get the most likes:<p>Images with blue as a dominant color perform 24% better than those with high concentrations of red and oranges. Think #sky #bluebells #superman.<br>• Bright images perform 24% better than dark images. …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Here's the Insane Video from the Skydiving Plane Crash That Everyone Survived

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Over the weekend, two planes full of skydivers crashed into one another some 12,000 feet in the air, …

Fit For Me By ModCloth Makes Shopping Online Less Risky

We've all been there. You find something you love on an e-commerce site, and it arrives in a different shade than expected or the fit runs two sizes too small. Luckily, ModCloth has come up with the perfect solution: They're asking you how it fits first.<p>Fit For Me, a new app by ModCloth, helps …