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The Best Ab Exercises, According to Science

Planks vs. crunches. It’s the great ab debate that rages on among trainers and fitness buffs alike. So which is actually better? After consulting the …

18 Vegan Snack Recipes to Satisfy Every Craving

It's easy enough to find vegan snacks; after all, things like store-bought hummus, fruit, and some crackers come that way naturally. But when a real craving hits, we tend to want something packed with tons of flavor—like a sweet-and-sour eggplant caponata for dipping, a batch of hearty homemade …

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Vegan Meal Plan: A Week of Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

When Kenji launched this year's Vegan Experience, reader Double_J left a comment requesting a little help mapping out what a week of vegan eating looks like. Well, Double_J, your wish is our command. Below, you'll find a meal plan for each day, including hearty breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and …

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8 Best Ab Exercises That Aren’t Crunches

We always see that when it comes to ab training most guys and girls keep doing crunches over and over again with the only variety being when they use …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even …

The full-body Tabata bodyweight workout for fast fat burn

simonkr / Getty<p>simonkr / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 15<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>There's nothing more natural than using your own bodyweight in combination with …

The Best Bodyweight Workout for Runners

Run StrongThe bodyweight routine that will make you a better runner.Runners don't always have the best track record (sorry, couldn't resist) when it …

Cook These Dishes On Sunday, Eat Healthier Throughout The Week

You got this.<p>With the right foods waiting for you in the fridge, eating healthy is a breeze. But what recipes to make? Lucky for you, we have five perfect dishes that'll encourage you to make healthy choices all week.<p>As part of our month-long Eat Well, Feel Great Challenge, we found recipes for you …

The Matter of Black Lives

A new kind of movement found its moment. What will its future be?<p>On February 18th, as part of the official recognition of Black History Month, President Obama met with a group of African-American leaders at the White House to discuss civil-rights issues. The guests—who included Representative John …

The internet's barrage of images is changing how we think

Facebook / YouTube Twenty-four percent of U.S. teens say they're online "almost constantly." Now much of that time, it seems, is spent incessantly compiling and navigating vast collections and streams of images.<p>In a 2014 survey, the photo sharing app Instagram supplanted Twitter as the social media …

A sigh's not just a sigh - it's a fundamental life-sustaining reflex

Research reveals that sighing is more than a sign of depression or despair: it’s a reflex that happens several times an hour and helps preserve lung function<p>Californian scientists have identified the source of the sigh. It is not just a response to sadness, depression or despair: it is, also, they …

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A 10-Minute Treadmill Workout That Actually Works

<i>Looking for a quick, efficient treadmill workout that burns fat? Self Magazine has you covered, and then some.</i><p>There are few pieces of gym equipment more versatile and effective than a treadmill. Only problem? Most of us don't exactly love hopping onto one. That's where David Siik, celebrity trainer …

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This Amazing, Obsessive Mario 64 Theory Has Set Tumblr on Fire With Infinite Parallel Worlds

Even if you don’t care about video games or the online “speedrun” culture that’s dedicated to finding glitches to beat them in faster and more …

British track body proposes reset of world records amid doping crisis

All world records in track and field should be reset and lifetime bans should be imposed on serious drug cheats to clean up the sport amid its global …

How to Get Sculpted Abs - Abdominal Workout

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Whether your goal is washboard abs, a six-pack, or just for your clothes to lay a little flatter on your …

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This Badass Modern Trailer For ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Will Give You Goosebumps

Everyone is losing their minds over <i>The Force Awakens</i>, but it’s good to be reminded once in a while that <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> is still the best <i>Star Wars</i> movie of them all (come at me, <i>A New Hope</i> fans). From the opening scenes on Hoth to the climactic showdown at Cloud City, <i>Empire Strikes Back</i> is as …

7 Fitness Trends to Try in 2016

With 2016 on the horizon, that means another 365 days to get your sweat on (minus a few rest and recovery days, of course). Curious what trends are …

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This 16-minute sci-fi short is the best movie of the year

After a trailer hit the web with more distinct and honorable praise than is typically found with Sundance sensations, the film became one of the must-see titles of SXSW, and then it arrived online in late March for all to see and believe the hype. Nobody seemed to be disappointed with it, certainly …

18 Foods That Are Cheaper And Healthier Homemade

You'll save money and eat better by making these everyday grocery items instead of buying them.<p>Make it on your stove top or in a slow cooker, and …

What To Cook On Sunday So You Can Eat Healthy The Rest Of The Week

Do the work today, and reap the benefits all week long.<p>In the hopes of making this fall a healthier one, we're rounding up recipes to cook on Sunday that'll help us eat healthy all week long. Because when you have delicious home-cooked meals to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it's a lot easier …

Pokémon’s latest legendary finally coming to North America

Aspiring Pokémon masters can look forward to finally completing their Pokédexes. Hoopa, the newest legendary Pokémon, will be distributed at McDonald's across North America starting next month, according to Pokémon fansite Serebii.<p>The Hoopa event begins Nov. 27 and runs until Dec. 23. To receive …

The 15 Biggest Plays in Baseball History

The Kansas City Royals may have lost last year’s World Series, but in the most indelible moment of the series — indeed, of the season — the Royals …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.

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Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Foam Rolling vs. Stretching: Which Is Better?

Before you give up on your recovery routine entirely, we're about to make it easier for you to manage. While both foam rolling and stretching have their merits, if you've only got time for one, you should grab your trusty foam roller.<p><i>Photos: Pond5</i><p><i>By Amanda Woerner for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>You know …

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21 Signs That Prove Booksellers Are The Absolute Best

Books on books on books.<p>H/T mysharona1987

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9 Healthy Recipes for Back to School

Summer’s easy, but also kind of hard. Easy because you don’t have to think about packing up school lunches, hard because—well—you have to think about …