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10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

The Money Decision

How Caffeine Can Cramp Creativity

Honoré de Balzac is said to have consumed the equivalent of fifty cups of coffee a day at his peak. He did not drink coffee, though—he pulverized coffee beans into a fine dust and ingested the dry powder on an empty stomach. He described the approach as “horrible, rather brutal,” to be tried only …

Brain Myths

The Havening technique - the focus of a two-day seminar in London this weekend - involves a patient recalling a traumatic event and then being …

Ash dieback disease: a lament for a lost landscape

As our native ash trees begin to disappear from the British countryside, Tony Russell looks at the legacy we stand to lose.<p>As ash dieback disease (<i>Chalara fraxinea</i>) takes hold, the indications are that the effects on our landscape could be even worse than the outbreak of Dutch elm disease in the …

Elasticity

The Best Lessons from This Year's Graduation Speeches

Even if your college days are far behind you, these awesome commencement speakers are guaranteed to leave you inspired<p>Recent grads are constantly showered with words of wisdom—from how to find a job to how long it's acceptable to stay at their parents' house after graduation. But chances are you …

The Best Times to Eat for Weight Loss

How and when you eat can impact your health—and your weight. Upgrade your eating habits to maximize fat burning and keep hunger at bay<p>Certainly what we eat has an enormous impact on our health and weight status. But did you know that when and how we eat also make a huge difference? Eating at the …

Workouts

Seriously, did you see her Super Bowl performance?!<p>This handy weight is perfect for sculpting your core.<p>Betina Gozo shares her favorite booty-sculpting moves.<p>It'll tone your whole body—no snowshoes required.<p>Badass trainer Hannah Eden doesn't mess around.<p>Who needs 5 golden rings when you can do 5 …

Hearst Magazines

Food Network<br>Magazine<p>SAVE 73%<p>O, The Oprah<br>Magazine<p>SAVE 72%<p>The Pioneer<br>Woman Magazine<p>NEW<p>Good Housekeeping<p>SAVE 82%<p>Popular Mechanics<p>SAVE 80%

Comfortable Sleep for Two

Find a sleep position you'll both enjoy.<p>Is two a crowd? Resist the urge to send him packing to the couch. "Sleeping in a pose that lets you both stay comfortable and also allows for body contact helps strengthen your bond," says Evany Thomas, author of <i>The Secret Language of Sleep: A Couple's Guide.</i> …

Fatigue Facts: 5 Things That Make You Tired

Your extreme fatigue might be coming from one of these energy suckers

Brainpower: Sharpen Your Mind

7 mind-boosting tips to boost your brainpower and memory and sharpen your mind<p>Of all the things you've got on your mind — work, bills, that weird, new stain on the kitchen floor — your mind probably isn't one of them. But now that you've started blanking on your own cell phone number and freezing …

Doing THIS With Your Partner Leads to More Sex

A new survey suggests that when couples run together, the benefits extend all the way to the bedroom<p>Want to have more sex with your guy? Just slip into something seductive…like your running shoes. Seriously: Couples that run together may have more sex, according to a recent survey conducted by …

4 Steps to a Successful Beach Workout

New research finds you torch more calories when you get moving on the sand<p>Sure, you hit the beach to relax. But you don’t have to spend the entire trip in a lounge chair: In fact, you can burn more calories in less time if you exercise on sand, according to a study recently published in the <i>Journal</i> …

How to Talk to Little Girls

511 comments<p>I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time.<p>Little Maya was all curly …

Why Women Must Ask (The Right Way): Negotiation Advice From Stanford's Margaret A. Neale

Few Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA students would argue that Professor Margaret A. Neale is a powerful woman. At over six feel tall, even my male classmates would be intimidated to negotiate with her. And it’s not just because she often calls out students’ “sub-optimal” negotiation …

Government shelves controversial data retention scheme

The government would now await further advice from the relevant agencies and a comprehensive consultation before proceeding further, he said.<p>Although …

Di Cianni guilty of double murder

Members of the Frisoli family clapped after the verdict was announced by the jury's foreman. Pintabona's daughter, sitting in a back row of the …

Crime

Conspiracy Theories Behind Pope Francis’s Election

Backstabbing! Secret deals! Holy grudges! Rumors are flying about how Pope Francis really got elected. Barbie Latza Nadeau reports from Rome on who's …

Introducing Pope Francis I, Your New Papa

He’s from Argentina, he’s a Jesuit, and he’s already gotten guff for opposing same-sex marriage. Eliza Shapiro on what we know about the new Pope …

Pope Francis I's First Speech: The Full Text

Read Pope Francis I's first speech from the Vatican balcony.<p>Dear Brothers and Sisters,<p>Good evening.<p>As you know, the duty of the conclave was to …

Can We Call Him Frank? New Pope Picks New Name, Francis

Yesterday, he was Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Today, he’s Francis. Andrew Romano on why the new pope picked his new name.<p>The name of the new pope is Jorge …

Michelle Obama Faces Oscars Backlash

Michelle Obama is suddenly dividing the country.<p>A debate is raging about the propriety of the first lady’s actions.<p>Why? Because she had the temerity …

Michelle Obama: I’m Not ‘Some Angry Black Woman’

How’s this for taking the high road? In an interview Wednesday on ‘CBS This Morning,’ the first lady rejected rumors of tension in the White House, …

As Snowden Eyes Ecuador, WikiLeaks Begins to Lay Out His Legal Case

If Snowden does apply for asylum in Ecuador, it would lead to legal questions with little precedent should the U.S. apply to have him returned. Eli …

Showdown Week at the Court

This week’s decisions should remind us how important the Court will be in 2016, says Michael Tomasky.<p>Today begins one of the biggest weeks in the …

The Problem With Cities

If the protests in Brazil are about any one thing, it’s the agony of urban poverty.<p>Brazil is on fire, with hundreds of thousands of people hitting …

Figurative Sculptures Made of Stainless Steel Ribbons

Texas-based sculptor Gil Bruvel manipulates ribbons of cast stainless steel to create spectacular figurative sculptures for his <i>Flow</i> series. Each form is energized with fluid, flowing lines of metal that appear all-at-once sturdy and fragile. Each metallic strand serves as a piece of Bruvel's …