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The 15-Minute HIIT Workout That'll Build Strength—Fast

These days lots of HIIT workouts happen at a frenetic, all-out pace, jumping between exercises without even giving you a chance to wipe the sweat off …

How to Eat Clean to Lose Weight

This 24-hour plan leaves no stone unturned.<p>RELATED: The Habit That's Causing You to Eat 500 More Calories a Day<p><b>RELATED:</b> Satisfy Salt Cravings With These Low-Cal Snacks

Heart Rate Training Zones: Myth or Fact

If you’ve been on a treadmill or elliptical you’ve probably seen those flashy heart rate training zone charts. These usually include fat burning and …

10 Muscle Building Diet Tips To Maximize Results

You can build muscle mass easily if you consistently do a few things, and you do them correctly. Below you’ll find 10 of these things, 10 muscle …

Is Walking as Good a Workout as Running?

There are many reasons why people start running: busting stress, boosting energy, or snagging that treadmill next to a longtime gym crush are just a few. What's more, running can keep your heart healthy, improve your mood, stave off sickness, and aid in weight loss. (1) But depending on your …

Weight Loss

What happens one hour after eating a Big Mac?

<i>What happens 1 hour after eating a Big Mac</i> does exactly what is says. In 10 minute intervals, consumers are given an insight in to what the burger …

100 Ways to Protect Your Heart

We compiled a list of 100 tips, tricks, and techniques for protecting one of your most vital organs<p>With doctor's offices busier than ever, you're lucky if you get 20 minutes with your M.D. Which is why it's not surprising that even when it comes to your most vital organ, the advice you receive can …

How to Buy Running Shoes

If you're just starting to walk or run, a good pair of shoes is important. Here's a primer.<p>When you first start working out, it’s tempting to dust off the vaguely-athletic-looking shoes in your closet, but it’s not a good idea. Worn-out or ill-fitting shoes are a leading cause of injury. And wear …

Heart Matters: Are You Training Your Heart?

Bodybuilders train their muscles, but they often neglect the most important muscle of them all - the heart. Your heart is a great indicator of your …

The Proper Way to Fuel Before a Long Run

Once you’re running longer than normal, focus on foods that will energize your run.<p><i>Diane asks: What should I eat for breakfast before a long run? I'm training for my first marathon, and now that I'm up to 16 miles I've realized I need to eat something beforehand, but what?</i><p>Yes, it's a good idea to …

Music as a torture weapon: exploring the dark side

A composer’s highest joys have long been used to violate prisoners’ minds, destroying their inner beings. And not just at Guantanamo, either<p>We usually talk about the way music moves us – to joy, passion, excitement, melancholy, fury even – but music can also be put to much darker uses, something …

31 things you didn't know about Prince Harry

Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle on Saturday at St George's Chapel, in one of the most anticipated events of the year.<p>Since the moment he was born, the Prince's life has been recorded, photographed and documented. The public seemingly know everything there is to know about him.<p>We were there …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

By September 22, 2015<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do …

Quora

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

Housing

10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …

Books

THE SHOT: The Great Migration of 2015

I have been covering the migrant story for three weeks in Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. I wanted to witness, and photograph, the biggest mass migration of people in Europe since WWII. The exodus of people from the Middle East and beyond is testing the European Union and beginning …

The USA’s top historical sights

A lot of people think of the United States as a young country with little in the way of history. Sure, the country’s only been a country since 1776, but before that there was the colonial period and before <i>that</i> there were centuries of Native American cultures. And, of course, there's its more modern …

Santa Barbara

A Blood Supermoon Rises Around the World: Pictures

United Kingdom

The Odd Thing About the World's Deepest River

Africa's Congo River claims many titles, including being home to the highest number of unique species in the world.<p>The Congo River in Central Africa is one of the world's great rivers, carrying 1.25 million cubic feet of water—more than 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools—into the Atlantic Ocean every …

Water on the red planet: Nasa reveals major discovery – in pictures

View images of Martian briny flows of water from analysed spectral data from the CRISM instrument onboard Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Mars

Surfing dogs were definitely this weekend's best sports highlight

Dogs. On surfboards. Shredding.<p>Do you really need to hear more? Some of these rides were really bitchin'.<p>The seventh annual Surf City Surf Dog …

Red Carpet

Daniel Craig: I will keep playing Bond as long as I can

With his fourth 007 film Spectre due out in November, Craig says he has no intention of stepping down imminently, even though he says the role is ‘getting harder’<p>In all the debate over who will be the next actor to play James Bond, one factor has so far been overlooked: the plans of the role’s …

James Bond

Tutankhamun's tomb could contain two hidden rooms: Secret doors may lead to his mother's burial chamber, claims study

Tutankhamun's tomb may contain two hidden chambers, Egypt's antiquities minister said this week.<p>Mamdouh Eldamaty said scratching and markings on the …

Ancient History

Drawings reveal Germans' World War Two boobytrap bombs

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1197000/1197086_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532545575_aafe6c6e84382656d58aa2ec008ec9e0<p><b>Drawings of wartime boobytrap bombs, including an exploding chocolate bar and devices intended to sink ships, have been rediscovered after 70 years.</b><p>The …

Drawing

Space Station crew moving Russian spaceship to new parking spot Friday

Three International Space Station crewmembers are going to take a quick little day trip Friday.<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonauts Mikhail …

Facebook's latest milestone: 1bn users in a single day

Social network hit 1bn user milestone on Monday, but Mark Zuckerberg maintains it is still ‘just the beginning of connecting the whole world’<p>As the fictional Sean Parker might put it: ‘A million people logging in to Facebook on a single day isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion people’.<p>The …

Social Media

Samsung unveils new smartwatch to challenge Apple Watch

The round-faced Gear S2 is fitted with a 1.2-inch (30 millimetre) circular screen and allows for mobile payment and remote control over home appliances as well as common phone calls and text messaging features, according to a company statement.<p>Samsung is hoping the new watch will compete with …

Smartwatches

Amazon now lets you save movies and TV shows for offline viewing

If you have an iOS or Android device, you can now watch <i>Transparent</i> without an internet connection.<p>Amazon announced Tuesday it is now letting users …