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The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. …

How to Find a Perfect Running Partner

Running is more enjoyable with a friend—but not all running buddies are created equal<p>Running with someone is incredibly motivating. But what if your guy or BFF is the hare to your tortoise, or vice versa? Here's how to make any partnership work.<p><b>Sync Your Schedules.</b> If you're the faster runner, …

Father's Day 2013: The Best Gifts for Dad

Guys—dads included—are so hard to shop for! But we've got your back this holiday

Foods That Help You Lose Weight

If you’re trying to drop a few pounds, counting calories is not always the best route. Instead, nibble on foods that do that fat fighting for you<p>Eating well helps you function at your peak, mentally and physically, and these foods are full of nutrients that help your body bounce back from the …

The Best Warm-Weather Running Gear

Soaring temps don't have to mean retreating to the treadmill—or worse, skipping your run altogether. Try this running gear designed to help keep you comfy, even in the heat

Chocolate, stout and ginger cake recipe

A rich, stout-infused chocolate cake, with a spicy ginger kick.<p>This is my version of Nigella’s classic cake. The addition of ginger gives a deep spiciness that is irresistible.<p>SERVES<p>12-14<p>INGREDIENTS<p>250ml/8½fl oz stout (Guinness is fine)<br>• 250g/8¾oz butter, sliced<br>• 100g/3½oz 70 per cent good-quality …

Police investigate after Nigella Lawson 'attacked by husband' at restaurant

Scotland Yard has launched an investigation after Nigella Lawson was apparently assaulted by her husband during a violent row at a restaurant.<p>Photographs published in a Sunday newspaper allegedly show the television chef being grabbed around the throat by Charles Saatchi, the art dealer.<p>The couple …

Particle Fever, Sheffield Doc/Fest, review

Particle Fever is a brilliant documentary about the teams who conceived, designed and built the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, writes David Gritten.<p>Is particle physics the new rock’n’roll? An unlikely proposition, certainly. But judging by the reception given to two screenings in Sheffield of …

Science Weekly podcast: the universe's heart of darkness – dark matter

This week the podcast is dedicated to a feature interview with astrophysicist <b>Jerry Ostriker</b>. The Princeton professor joined forces with University of …

How to discover an antibiotic: a historian's guide

Historians of science and medicine are often terrible killjoys when it comes to great stories about discovery and genius. We've been quick to point …