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Is Your Cardio Routine the Reason You're Not Losing Weight?

If you're anything like me, a cardio routine may seem like the bane of your existence! Do you really have to jog every day for an hour to burn the …

50 Words To Explain Every Single Fear You’ve Ever Felt

<b>Abibliophobia</b><p>(n.) the fear of running out of reading material<p><b>Agoraphobia</b><p>(n.) the fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places; the fear …

This abandoned town in Namibia has been filling with sand for 50 years

Kolmanskop was once full of life. The former diamond mining town, located in the Namib desert in the south of Namibia, was home to over 1,000 people.<p>They had a ballroom, a hospital, and a bowling alley among other amenities, but by 1954, it was completely abandoned.<p>Australian photographer Emma …

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3 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before You’re Ready To Embrace A Life Of Minimalism

In September, I left my home in Toronto, Canada with nothing but two small backpacks and the clothes on my back. No checked bags, that’s it. Now, …

5 disturbing facts the food industry doesn’t want you to know

Maybe take a pass on that morning bacon. You could be exposing yourself to epidemic diarrhea virus and worse<p>From mercury in tuna and wood pulp in parmesan cheese to ground beef treated with ammonia to retard E. coli (“pink slime”), the press does a good job exposing the dangerous and deceptive …

Meet the Trainer Building Hollywood’s Most Fit Superheroes

To play Superman or Wonder Woman or a Spartan warrior, an actor needs a different body. Enter Mark Twight, whose physical and psychological regimen has redefined star power.<p>When the filmmaker Zack Snyder cast Gal Gadot to play Wonder Woman in this month’s <i>Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,</i> he …

Dustin Hoffman: ‘I was an outsider. I came to New York and I was cleaning toilets’

Even after The Graduate made him a superstar, he always saw himself as a ‘funny looking semitic guy’ on the fringes of fame. Five decades on he talks about racism and the movies, how Tootsie made him a feminist and why he wishes he was Jack Nicholson<p>Last Sunday evening, Dustin Hoffman wasn’t at the …

The 7-Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

The One Quirky Mannerism That All Successful People Share

You would be surprised how many people don't accept a breath mint when it's offered to them.<p><i>What are some tips for becoming successful? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Rod D. Martin, founder</b> …

3 Types of Questions Smart People Never Ask (and 5 They Do)

Smart people don't just ask questions--they ask smart questions.<p>I thought I had the answer. Still, I wanted to be sure, so I asked a key employee.<p>"I'm thinking of moving two crews to a different shift rotation to get a better process flow," I said. "I've run the numbers, and overall productivity …

3 Signs You Are Becoming Successful

In December of 2000, I found out that I was going to become a father. Fourteen years later, I have realized that this one piece of information would alter the course of my life forever. Yes, I realize that you are automatically thinking -- "Duh! Of course it does," but I’m talking about changes in …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Education

Ab Exercises Don’t Get Better Than This One

Chisel your core with this time-tested move<p>Sit around; build your abs.<p>No, it’s not as easy it sounds, but it <i>is</i> great advice, courtesy of <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>That’s because Gaddour is talking about the “L-Sit”, a classic core-strengthening exercise that he demonstrates in the …

Fashion Bloggers Work 100 Hours a Week

“One of the biggest cons [of blogging] is that you always have to be on.”<p>So you’ve decided to start your own fashion blog as a full-time career. According to a recent article in <i>The Atlantic</i>, you may want to reevaluate your path in life; research has shown that bloggers put in 100-hour workweeks, …

Marketing

Does neighborhood sway African American vernacular? - Futurity

Do people who move to better neighborhoods use African American Vernacular English less often? The answer could affect discrimination, say …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

OECD

10 Things You Should Never Buy at the Grocery Store

Starting with salad dressing, believe it or not.<p>According to Yahoo Finance, the cost of providing healthy meals for a family of four ranges from $131 a week for the thriftiest folks to $299 for liberal spenders. Budget-conscious shoppers use coupons to save, but studies have shown that, in many …

Good Luck Following Tom Ford's Unbreakable Rules of Style

Believe the hype, Tom Ford is the pinnacle of men’s style. Here are his golden rules for eternal style.<p><b>1.</b> I don’t believe in playing around much with …