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Drop One Belt Size

The workout eliminates all excuses, too. You just need two dumbbells, a few feet of floor space, and a half an hour a few times a week to turn your body into a fat-burning machine. Want to give it shot? Combine this routine with a diet consisting of whole foods and lean proteins, and get ready to …

The 30-minute abs workout

Most of us don't have half an hour a day, six days a week, to work out. But, according to trainer Lukas Prokes, who teaches the Six-Pack Attack class …

Workouts

Listen to This to Crush Your Next Workout

Check out pop culture for proof. "The deep bass produced by the voice of James Earl Jones as Darth Vader in the <i>Star Wars</i> movie series has established him to be one of the most formidable villains of the big screen. His voice performance remains an iconic theatric demonstration of power.”<p>And music …

A Beginner's Guide to the Chakras

Channel more confidence, creativity, and joy in your life with a basic understanding of your body's energy centers.<p>1.2K<p>SHARES<p>Channel more confidence, …

What Happens When Someone 'Likes' Your Facebook Post

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Funny, we’ve had the Facebook Like button along the side of every Buffer blog post for the past several years. And I don’t think I’ve ever clicked it.<p>I’ve hoped that others would, of course. I hope they click all the share buttons. But until now, …

Maintain your health and mind with these 15 medical apps

Keeping up your health can be hard work — America’s rising obesity levels can attest to that. These days, we spend countless hours gawking at our …

Apps

How iOS8 extensions could help college students dump their laptops and rely on their iPads

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Losevsky Photo and Video<p>Every year around this time I start composing an article about how to get by …

Facebook Doesn't Understand The Fuss About Its Emotion Manipulation Study

<b>* Updated since first published.</b><p>This weekend, the Internet discovered a study published earlier this month in an academic journal that recounted how a Facebook data scientist, along with two university researchers, turned 689,003 users’ New Feeds positive or negative to see if it would elate or …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Stack Overflow

Chemist With Visual Flair Answers Burning Food Science Questions

Chemistry teachers don't need to go the way of <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Walter White and make methamphetamine if they're looking for a compelling side gig.<p>Andy Brunning, a high school chemistry teacher in the U.K., makes beautiful infographics on everyday chemistry on his blog, Compound Interest. Thanks in …

Do we need to rescue our kids from the digital world?

<b>My children live in the digital world as much as they live in the real one.</b><p>Whether they are chatting to their friends on Xbox Live or FaceTime or viewing their profiles on Instagram, these days it seems that there is always a virtual guest in our house.<p>Their expectations of life are fundamentally …

European Union

Why you can't travel at the speed of light

Albert Einstein is famous for many things, not least his theories of relativity. The first, the special theory of relativity, was the one that began the physicist's reputation for tearing apart the classical worldview that had come before. Special relativity, a way of relating the motion of objects …

How the Heart Is Like a ‘Little Brain’: Which Is Really in Control?

Modern science has verified what the ancients believed about one’s heart—that the heart is a center of higher wisdom. It can actually remember things …

The Brain

Seven Things I Wish I Had Known Before Getting Married

This month, my husband and I celebrated our twelfth wedding anniversary. A dozen years is both a long and a short time to be married, depending on …

Let go...

I’ve done a lot of rock climbing, so I know firsthand the importance sometimes of not letting go! This applies to other things as well: keeping hold …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Daily Rituals by Mason Currey – review<p>…

How to spot if people are lying in texts

A Brigham Young University study offers hope to all those who fear someone is texting them fibs. Lying texters take longer to reply and write shorter texts.<p>"Had a few drinks, went straight home."<p>"Working late."<p>"Let's elope."<p>If you get any of these texts -- and if they're a little longer in coming …

Google Glass

Watch Samsung’s UNPACKED 2013 Galaxy Gear And Galaxy Note 3 Event Live Right Here At 1PM ET

Samsung’s hosting an event in Berlin today at 1 PM ET / 7PM CET / 10 AM PT at which it will debut its Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, the new Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, and a potential bevy of other things covered by the phrase “next-generation products.” The cats are somewhat out of the bag …

Is It Possible To Escape From Everyday Surveillance?

And not hide in the woods?<p>Is it possible to escape from everyday surveillance? Writing for New York Magazine and inspired by Edward Snowden's leak of the NSA PRISM program, Kevin Roose spent a day trying to answer that question. As an added challenge, he chose not to flee into the wilderness, but …

How To Take Charge of Your Happiness Today | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I have always opposed being told what to do or the vice versa of it. Since childhood I have lived the life of a rebel who wanted to make, follow and …

Happiness

Crowdfunding Site Medifund Wants To Help Students Become Doctors

Medifund is a crowdfunding Web site that wants to increase the number of doctors in countries with a critical shortage by helping students afford medical tuition. So far, the site, which is based in the Philippines and launched last month at Startup Weekend Cebu, has successfully completed the …

34 Adorable Things To Do With Leftover Bits Of Yarn

Busting stashes, taking names.

Knitting

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective

<i>“The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts,”</i> wrote James Webb Young in his famous 1939 5-step technique for creative problem-solving, <i>“becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas.”</i> But just how does one acquire those vital cognitive customs? That’s …

3D Printable DIY Kit Turns Almost Anything Into a Drone

Drones are met with a great deal of suspicion at the moment, given that no-one can really agree what, if any, regulations should be imposed on their use in public and private spaces.<p>Jasper van Loenen, an independent designer working in the field of interaction/information, design and art, has …

Let Go of Attachment: You Can Be Happy Even if Things Change

<b>“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>A wise old soul once told me that I needed to practice …

Apple WWDC 2013 liveblog!

Calmness Is Contagious, Even If You’re Faking It

<b>“Peace of mind is not the absence of conflict from life, but the ability to cope with it.” ~Unknown</b><p>We had just reached cruising altitude, and my …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …