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The 'Invisible' Homeless Children of New York | The Takeaway | WNYC

Here’s a statistic that might surprise you: The United States has the highest child poverty rate of any developed nation except for Romania. Nearly …

Homelessness

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

This man was just evicted from Beijing’s underground heating system—and there are many more like him

In a luxury residential neighborhood in northeastern Beijing, a 52-year-old man named Wang Xiuqing has been living in the underground pipelines (link in Chinese) of the city’s heating system for 10 years.<p>On Dec. 6, after seeing news reports (Chinese) of Wang and others’ underground abodes, …

China

Why Is Potentially Lethal Contraceptive NuvaRing Still on the Market?

<i>Vanity Fair</i>writer-at-large Marie Brenner investigates the birth-control device NuvaRing, which has allegedly caused blood clots in thousands of its users. As NuvaRing’s manufacturer, Merck, which made $623 million in NuvaRing sales in 2012, is facing roughly 3,500 lawsuits against it, Brenner asks …

Hottest Celebrity Photos 12.9.13

Birth control for free with Obamacare? Most women didn't know

A majority of women are unaware that birth control is available for free from health insurance plans under Obamacare—even as the Supreme Court is likely to soon consider legal fights over that law.<p>And while lack of awareness about the so-called "contraception mandate" might reflect overall, …

My Baking Addiction Special Edition Cookie Sheet | My Baking Addiction

If you read MBA on a consistent basis, you may remember a review that I wrote on 360 Bakeware. I was introduced to the brand last winter and fell …

Dessert

Make a GIANT Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (Cake!) - A Cupcake Addiction How To Tutorial

Tips for Troubleshooting Pie Crusts

Pie crusts are intimidating to many bakers because we always hear how difficult and temperamental they are to make. Pie crusts are not that difficult …

Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

5 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts Besides Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a staple at most Thanksgiving tables, but it isn’t the only pumpkin dessert option out there. There are times when you might want to …

Inspired by TODAY's Dr. Nancy, woman finds birth mom through Facebook

Betsy Boys was adopted at birth, a fact she knew growing up. The 29-year-old often thought about finding her biological mother, but was afraid that doing so would irrevocably change her life — for better or worse.<p>Boys overcame that fear last week when she least expected it., after she happened to …

'It's unreal': Man finds dog alive in rubble left by tornado

When a devastating tornado hit Jon Byler Dann's Illinois home on Sunday, ripping it apart, he and his four children were lucky to survive nearly unscathed.<p>But they were heartbroken by the feeling they'd lost their family pet, a dog named Maggie, who had gone missing in the chaos.<p>It was only when …

Scott Disick's Mom, Bonnie Disick, Dies At 63

Scott Disick's mother, Bonnie Disick, has died. She was 63 years old.<p>"E! News" confirmed the sad news about Bonnie's death on Thursday. Scott, who was raised as an only child in Long Island, and Kourtney Kardashian have been in New York since last week.<p>Scott's mom died on Oct. 28, according to Us …

Escape the Gym

<b>Do This</b>: Draw a line in the sand near the water, but not where it will wash away. Draw another one 75 yards down the beach. (One long stride is roughly equal to a yard.) Run from one line to the other 16 times at 70 percent of your maximum effort—in other words, slightly faster than a …

Diet Strategies

<b>Up Your Protein Intake</b><p>A British study found that participants who increased the percentage of protein-based calories in their diets burned 71 more calories a day (that's 7.4 pounds a year) than those on low-protein diets. "Protein burns hotter than other food sources," says Dr. Hyman. Jumpstart …

The Exercise That Makes Body-Fat Disappear | Men's Health

And for an incredible routine that uses the lawnmower pull and 9 other cool new exercises, check out the <b>Men’s Health Ultimate Boot Camp Workout</b>. By moving you through four cycles of 10 exercises at a blistering pace, it’ll help you burn far more calories per minute than a typical weight-training or …

The 3 Exercises That Flatten Your Belly | Men's Health

And if you want more fat-loss moves like these, try the brand-new <b>Men's Health Bodyweight Cardio Burners.</b> Designed by Gaddour, the DVD routine contains workouts that will help you burn roughly 30 percent more calories per minute than running on a treadmill.<p>DIRECTIONS<p>Starting with the dumbbell hot …

7 Ways to Increase Your Metabolism

Sure, you know that a solid weight training session, an afternoon bike ride or an hour of jiujitsu practice will get your metabolism cranking. But …

Nutrition

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because it's exercise."<p>"I find using lube and taking …

The Best Ways to Bounce Back

Trainer Brad Bose, PhD, owner of Anatomi Functional Performance Center in Santa Monica, CA, gives advice on how to get fit again after four types of …

Exercise

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Long Reads<p>With his first solo album in 14 years, the Talking Heads legend is attempting his trickiest act of subversion yet.<p>By Alex Pappademas20 …

13 Ways Exercise Makes Your Brain Work Better

• <b>Interval workouts can cut through anxiety.</b> Studies show that moderate-to-high intensity cardio sessions turn up the release of brain chemicals that …

The 7-Minute, Full-Body Workout That Really Works (It's Scientifically Proven!)

We are busy, busy people—but I'll bet all of us can carve out seven minutes somewhere in our days, right?<p>The newest issue of <i>American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal</i> takes all the newest exercise research and boils it down into one seven-minute workout. The 12 high-intensity …

How to get lean: 25 ways to lose fat faster

1. Do intervals and high-intensity training (HIIT)<p>You’ve heard about their benefits—and for good reason. If you’re looking for a surefire way to burn …

5 Exercises to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion

3 Exercises To Melt Away Love Handles

While there are no secrets to melting away your love handles, there is definitely a right and a wrong way to attack them. "Too many people spend all …

Workouts