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Putin has turned Russia into a ticking time-bomb only he can defuse

According to Nikolay Petrov, a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin is looking at the possible failure of his government "within the coming year".<p>In a paper with the none-too-subtle title "Putin's Downfall: The Coming Crisis of the Russian …

Russia

8 Ways Weight Gain Can Creep Up On You

A few days off here, an extra beer at happy hour every now and then: Weight gain isn’t always as obvious or as blatant as stuffing your face with …

Fitness

10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience, Backed by Research

Ever dealt with a really difficult situation? We’ve all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.<p>How do …

Psychology

How This Woman Found Her Strength, Lost Her Belly, And Reinvented Her Life At 40+

<i>Hit with multiple stressful life-changing events all at once, Natalie Jill began putting on weight. One day, at age 37, Natalie realized she didn't recognize herself and knew it was time to make a change. She created a vision board that foreshadowed the radical change and charmed life to come.</i> <i>This</i> …

Fitness

Kickstart Your Fitness with This Simple Tactic

You can shred fat and increase strength with this four-minute routine that requires no equipment.

Exercise

21 ways to feel full for longer

Let's face it—there's no single, magical way to lose weight. Everyone's body is different, which means everyone's optimal diet is also different. But essentially, losing weight comes down to three main factors: exercise, food, and mindset. That last one can be the most challenging to conquer. Our …

Nutrition

How to lose belly fat by cycling

It's easy to build up unwanted fat on the waistline, but getting on a bike can help you lose belly fat and get back into shape. Here are a few tips …

Exercise

20 Numbers Every Weightlifter Should Know

<b>5-6</b><p>Consuming five-to-six small, healthy meals per day can keep your metabolism churning and encourage fat loss. The constant influx of protein and …

My Husband Freaked Out After Our Wedding

"It was like he was operating under a new set of stifling expectations associated with 'married life.'"<p>Right after my husband and I returned from our honeymoon, everyone asked us: "How's married life?" Jason and I had lived together for more than a year and been a couple for three. But before …

11 Things Happy Couples Never Do

Or not often, at least.<p><i>This article was written by Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin and repurposed with permission from YourTango.</i><p>Happiness in a relationship takes much more than luck. It takes a conscious daily effort to put healthy relationship habits into practice. Sounds simple, but that alone is very …

Another Casualty of Severe Autism: Sex

Sitting on a crowded commuter train, looking at a recent photo of Ben as he reaches for the camera, all of a sudden I am seriously struggling to hold back tears. That sweet and handsome face that expresses his even sweeter personality forces me into a mental place I try to avoid -- thoughts of what …

Autism

Is It Normal to Contemplate Divorce When You're Married?

I’d be lying if I said the D-word has never been dropped in our relationship. And while it’s not a regular thing, I’ve definitely thought at least once about what it would be like to not be married to him anymore.<p>“Uh...I hope so,” one married friend told me. “I’ve even looked up apartments for rent …

15 Healthy Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied<p>Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods<p>We’re about to totally bust through the notion that healthy foods can’t be filling. You see, naturally high-fiber foods are key when it comes to getting your nutrients <i>and</i> …

iOS 9, thoroughly reviewed | Ars Technica

Apple gives the iPad a lot of love as iOS goes back into spit-and-polish mode.<p>iOS 8 wasn't the smoothest operating system rollout in Apple's …

Ad Blocking
Crime

9 Ways Therapists Can Tell If Your Relationship Won't Work

<b>1. Your Conflicts Include Criticism and Contempt.</b><br>Instead of saying, "Please unload the dishwasher," it sounds more like this: "Do you have some sort of mental condition? Or are you just too stupid to remember to do what I asked?" Notice how the criticism is not about the task—it's about the person. …

The Top Foods People Who've Lost More Than 10 Pounds Eat for Breakfast

<b>2. Bananas</b><br>Try them in one of these yummy banana smoothies.<p><b>3. Eggs</b> <br>Research shows that loading up your breakfast with protein can help curb hunger later in the day—and may mean you eat fewer calories at lunch. So whether you prefer this protein-rich ingredient scrambled, fried, or poached, it's a …

Is Tinder really creating a ‘dating apocalypse’?

The app became embroiled in a Twitter storm last week after a reporter accused it of being a forum for casual sex. So is Tinder really destroying romance? We asked two young people who have used it for their views<p>The female view: Scarlett Russell<p>According to Nancy Jo Sales’s précis of Tinder in</i> …

Relationships

What It's Like to Be Married to a Sex Addict

Then, two years into our relationship, Adi cheated on me.<p>He'd met someone at the gym and hung out with her several times, then slept with her once. He was honest with me about it, and I broke up with him on the spot. I traveled to Guatemala, Cambodia, and Thailand, volunteered as a yoga and English …

Relationships

More People Say They're Unhappy in Their Marriages Than Ever Before

"Sexlessness is an inherent part of nearly all relationships, but a lot of couples don't have honest conversations about relationship problems until they're at a point of wanting to divorce," says Donaghue. "By then, it's too late." It's natural that your sex drive declines when you're with the …

This Could be the Key to Bringing That New-Love Buzz Back to Your Relationship

Here’s what went down: We were hanging out at the beach when I tried (and failed) to skip rocks across the water. Chris stepped up and, without a word, skipped a rock six times across the water. He kept picking up rocks and effortlessly skipping them, while I stood there with my mouth hanging …

'5 Ways That Quitting Sugar Changed My Life'

Quitting sugar isn't just helpful if you have a disease, though. Here are some of the other ways that eliminating the sweet stuff from my diet has changed my life for the better:<p><b>My Skin Changed Almost Overnight</b><br>The first thing I—and everyone around me—noticed was my skin. It softened and evened out …

Pregnant mom with inoperable brain tumor focuses on creating happy memories

About halfway through her third pregnancy, 30-year-old Jessica Herbert learned that she had a rare, incurable form of brain cancer — a 4-inch tumor known as an anaplastic astrocytoma.<p>The Springville, Utah mother-of-two called the news “devastating and life-altering,” but said after crying, feeling …

Cancer

Why You Barely Look Like You Exercise—Even Though You Work Out a Ton

<b>The Problem</b><br>Even someone as dedicated as Christine needs a specific objective to see change, says Craig Ballantyne, founder of Turbulence Training. In other words, you can't expect results without articulating what they look like—whether that's defined abs, the upper-body strength to do a pullup, or …

Exercise

9 Health Foods That Aren’t Worth the Money

After handing over what feels like your whole paycheck at Whole Foods, it’s not uncommon to wonder whether the health foods you picked up are worth …

Nutrition

Pornography, Dating and Intimacy

When I started my dating life the topic of pornography would come up rarely. As time went on and my friends and I experienced more serious, "long term" relationships, that changed. The topic of pornography started entering conversations about self-image, intimacy, expectations, aggression and even …

The Small Changes I Made to Lose 80 Pounds

<b>The Change</b><br>Around the time of my grandfather's 95th birthday, I was shopping for a dress and couldn't find <i>anything</i> in stores and had to order something online. I was embarrassed.<p>My twin sister and I are very competitive, so when she said she wanted to run a St. Jude marathon, I wanted to join—if she …

Fitness

From dad bod to six pack: Essential gear for bulking up

After a brush with cancer prompted me to take my health more seriously, I began using run trackers to start my journey from dad bod to six pack.<p>At first, running was the only exercise I did. It helped me lose my love handles, but I ended up looking too skinny. I decided it was time to put on some …

6 Reasons Biking Boosts Weight Loss

You'll want to hop on your bike and hit the roads instantly after learning these six reasons cycling is so effective at helping you lose weight.

Cycling

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

"<b>Nuts</b>—they're high in fiber, and nut eaters are generally healthier." <i>—Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., a wellness manager at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute</i><p>"<b>Cauliflower</b>. At just 25 calories per cup, it's a calorie bargain. Plus, it's super versatile, so you can use it as a low-carb …