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All You Need Is 1 Dumbbell For These 20 Intense, Muscle-Building Moves

Get in an amazing workout by incorporating these unique strength-training moves — they only use one dumbbell. Some of these exercises work both sides of the body at once, while others target one side at a time, which may reveal to you which parts of your body are weakest. This will help to …

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Check It Out! A Photographic Tour Of America's Public Libraries

Robert Dawson has been photographing public libraries across the country for almost 20 years. And now, just in time for National Library Week, he has published his photos in a new book called <i>The Public Library</i>. It includes reflections on libraries from Dr. Seuss, Amy Tan, E.B. White and others, but …

NUKE: A Cooking Concept That Puts the Crock Pot to Shame

Don't get me wrong—crock pots are fantastic. Throwing a bunch of ingredients into a pot in the morning and coming home to a fragrant apartment and …

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16 Ways 'Kids These Days' Are Missing Out On REAL Summer Fun

The only thing better than summertime itself is being a kid during the summer. There are beaches to play on, pools to swim in, and friends to hang out with into the late, muggy evenings.<p>Unfortunately, children all too often overlook the great things summer has to offer and complain about being …

More Evidence Parents Should Monitor Kids' Media (STUDY)

BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN<p>NEW YORK Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:50pm EDT<p>(Reuters Health) - How parents monitor the television and video game habits of their children is tied to the kids' performance in school, their relationships with peers and their weight, according to a new study.<p>"It's a fairly small effect, but …

Should Parents Be Allowed to Track Their Children?

My wife and I recently had our first child and we're incredibly excited to be new parents. As a technologist and gadget lover, I'm enthralled with our beautiful baby boy and thrilled about the surge of new technologies that will come into our lives. But the more I browse, the more reluctant I am to …

Maybe Your Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandkids Will Live On One Of These 10 Exoplanets (INFOGRAPHIC)

Colonize Mars? Meh. While some space enthusiasts are vying for a chance to create a human colony on the Red Planet, others say exoplanets like "Kepler-22b" and "Gliese 667Cc" may be more suitable for life -- human or alien, that is.<p>Just check out the infographic below from sci-fi group Outer Places …

Watch Samuel L. Jackson's 'Boy Meets World' Poetry Slam

Forget any and all tributes to "Boy Meets World," because none of them will ever top this one.<p>Performing on Monday night's "Tonight Show," Samuel L. Jackson put all his badass Nick Fury 'tude into a poetry slam about the classic 1990s TV sitcom.<p>We won't ruin the fun by quoting it. Just watch the …

Here's What A Healthy Relationship With Facebook Looks Like

Facebook is a powerful tool for connecting people and ideas. Members of the site have been shown to foster more close relationships with others, scoring several points higher on tests of companionship and emotional support in a 2011 Pew Research Center study of Americans' Internet habits. And more …

How To Survive 10 Unbearably Awkward Situations

Sometimes life gives you lemons. Other times it gives you smelly coworkers, strange fetishes, and embarrassing autocorrect mistakes. No matter how you live your life, awkward situations occur. Here's how to deal with the worst of them:<p><b>Confronting a Smelly Coworker</b><p>I once had an obese boss with a …

What Happy People Put In Their Grocery Carts

<i>By Corrie Pikul</i><p><i>Bring this shopping list with you to pick up some of the ingredients for a more-content life.</i><p><b>Hidden Sunshine</b><p>Mushrooms are probably the last place you'd think to look for vitamin D, the wonder vitamin (low levels of which, separate studies have shown, are linked to depression, chronic …

Note to Christian Education Activists: The Common Core is not the Enemy, for Heaven's Sake

The history of Christian activism is far from entirely positive, but Christians should be proud of their roles in the fight for the abolition of slavery, Civil Rights, and in the contemporary pro-life movement. Unfortunately, many Christians have unleashed their scorn upon the Common Core State …

The One Thing All Parents Should Stop Doing At Dinnertime

A study released last month in <i>Pediatrics</i> journal found that more than 70% of parents struggle with a bad dinnertime habit.<p>The bad habit: swiping, typing and talking on cell phones. Of 55 caregivers studied, researchers recorded 40 of them using a mobile device during their meal. But, is sending an …