Essie

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When My Prison Lost Power It Was Like 'The Purge' in Real Life

As night fell, nerves got rattled and rumors flew.<p><i>This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project. Sign up for their newsletter.</i><p>I was sitting on my bed listening to Speedy, who lives several bunks down, tell another one of his tall tales. He'd done prison time in Ohio, …

Crime

This No-Equipment, High-Intensity Workout Will Leave You in a Puddle of a Sweat

If you can't get your hands on weights, cardio machines, or other fitness equipment, don't forgo the workout! You can still get in a kickass …

Get Stronger Abs in 30 Minutes With This At-Home Pilates Routine

This 30-minute core strengthening workout from CLUB Pilates brings the reformer-based class right to your living room–at no cost.<p>Strengthening your …

This Kettlebell Workout From Jillian Michaels Will Help Give You Ripped Arms

Just when you thought she had done it all in the fitness space, celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels comes back strong to remind everyone that she's not going anywhere anytime soon. She's still releasing killer workouts that will whip you into shape, and they're all available either on her Instagram …

The Pilates Move You Can Do at Home to Transform Your Arms

Strong, toned arms aren't only a characteristic of the genetically blessed. It's possible — no matter your age — to sculpt long, lean arms for yourself just in time for Summer. What makes this news even better is that you can transform your arms with one simple, inexpensive piece of equipment — a …

The Only Exercise That Helps Me Tone My Back and Abs at the Same Time

One of my favorite body parts to train is my back. I love looking toned when I wear backless dresses, and I just love the feeling of having a strong upper back. While I really enjoy working on my pull-ups and lat pull-downs on the machine, every once in a while there comes along an exercise that …

Workouts

My First Job Out of Prison Was Back in Prison

"It felt like all eyes were on me."<p><i>This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project.</i><p>I was released in 2015, after serving 20 years for murder in New Mexico. While inside, I worked as a baker in the cafeteria at the Corrections Department. Then, when I got out, my first job was …

20-Minute Core and Cardio Workout

You've only got a few days left in this Challenge—and there's no stopping you now! Today's workout involves some quick and explosive movements—namely …

10-Minute Triceps Workout

The triceps are an often-neglected group of arm muscles. Since they're much smaller than the bigger, more obvious biceps—you'll rarely find someone …

New York City

Mobster Madonnas: The Rise of Women In Sicily’s Mafia

A recent spate of arrests of female mafiosas shows a changing power dynamic among Italy’s organized-crime syndicates.<p>ROME—It took more than 200 armed …

Undercover Gangster, Part 4: An interrogation - has his luck run out?

Undercover Gangster <i>‍</i><p>In Their Fathers’ FootstepsPart 1<p>Portrait of a SuspectPart 2<p>Another Twist, Another CrimePart 3<p>InterrogationPart 4<p>The …

Crime

This Is Secretly The Best Move For Toning Your Inner Thighs

<i>By Marissa Gainsburg; Photography by Freepik</i><p><b>Bonus: It requires no machine, no weights, and no weird positions.</b><p>You’ve probably figured out by now that …

4-Move Bodyweight Butt Workout

Many of the workouts you do probably work your butt without you realizing it. Any time you're doing a lower-body move, or even simple exercises like …

This Total-Body Workout Sneaks Core Into Every Move

Planks are great, but there's more to developing a solid core. Here's a full-body workout to get you on your way to a stronger core.<p>A strong core …

10 Exercises That Will Get Rid of Hip Dips

Exercises that minimize hip dips<p>If you want to minimize the appearance of hips dips, you can do certain exercises. They can help you build muscle and …

A 20-Minute, Do-Anywhere Workout for Your Abs and Butt

~Work that body~<p>The ultimate way to work both your abs and butt isn't with super-targeted, muscle-specific moves—it's in dynamic movements that …

20+ GIFs of Bodyweight Exercises That Will Totally Sculpt Your Butt

Ready to rock your booty? We turned all of these exercises into GIFs so you can learn how to do each and every one of these moves flawlessly — and …

The Moves You Need For Strong, Defined Arms — No Weights Needed!

A girl can get supertoned, sculpted arms without a barbell. Here are the most effective bodyweight exercises you can (and should!) do for strong arms.<p>Start in a plank position with your arms and legs straight, shoulders above your wrists.<br>• Take a breath in, and as you exhale, bend your elbows out to …

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

Yoga

5 Stretches to Regain Hip Mobility and Flexibility

<b>If you are an athlete - or someone who trains like one - chances are your hips, piriformis, and glutes are tight.</b> You may even find it difficult to …

Pain

Suspended – Medium

Suspended – Medium

Soothing 10 Hour Visual Soundscapes of Mountains, Jungles and Deserts Using Planet Earth II Footage

For their wonderful Real Happiness Project, the filmmakers of BBC Earth and creators of the incredible nature documentary <i>Planet Earth II</i> have …

Don't Waste the Night

Led Zeppelin vs. Marvin Gaye - Ain't no stairway high enough to hip-hop heaven(Fissunix & Gramatik)

Precious

Freedom Fry - Junkie (Penguin Prison Remix)