Erica Carlson

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Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Fascinating Illustrations Blend People, Animals, and Objects Together

Netherlands-based visual artist and illustrator Redmer Hoekstra draws mind-blowing illustrations that merge together people, animals, and everyday objects in ingenious ways. His detailed illustrations are a fascinating study of contrasts and strange connections between organic and manmade elements, …

Drawing

Artist Carves Incredibly Accurate Fast-Food Kitchen Exclusively Out of Wood

‘Carcass’ is an odd name for a kitchen, don’t you think? But this isn’t a regular kitchen we’re talking about. It’s a diorama on view at Kavi Gupta …

Fast Food

Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

You’re Building Muscle<p>Muscle weighs more than fat, we explained in an article in November. So the number on the scale might not move, but your new toned look should be proof enough that you’re making progress!<p>You’re Not as Strict as You Think You Are<p>You could be eating more and/or exercising less …

Mystery Surrounds Colombian Cemetery That Turns Buried Bodies into Mummies

The ancient Egyptians spent centuries developing their mummifying techniques, but at a cemetery in San Bernardo, a small Colombian town, corpses …

Archaeology

Romantic Bowerbird Builds Intricate Structures to Seduce Females

The concept of bachelor pads isn’t unique to humans. Male bowerbirds are amazing architects, but they reserve theirs skills for just one purpose – …

Birds

Brian Lai’s Mind-Boggling Color Inverted Drawings

Brian Lai, a brilliant Malaysian artist, has invented his own technique of drawing called ‘Invert Art’. Using the technique, he is able to make rough …

Art

One of History's Greatest Armies is Built Entirely of Clay

Each of China's famed terra-cotta warriors is unique and features a realistic human face, likely based on some living person of the time.<p>The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor is home to one of history’s greatest armies—though it’s one built entirely of clay.<p>The massive host of terra-cotta warriors …

Archaeology

What Does a "Normal" Vagina Look Like?

For the study, a group of 97 women ages 18-30 were randomly assigned to one of three groups: a group that looked at pictures of surgically modified vaginas, a group that looked at pictures of vaginas that hadn’t undergone surgery, or a group that didn’t look at any images at all. After that, all …

'Duck Dynasty' patriarch suspended from show for anti-gay comments - TODAY.com

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has been taken off the A&E hit series "indefinitely," following anti-gay comments he made in a GQ interview published online Wednesday that appears in the Dec. 24 issue.<p>Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>‘Duck Dynasty’ star suspended after anti-gay …

8 Weird Things You Never Knew About Your Eyebrows

Well, wonder no more! Read on to find out 8 fun, odd facts about eyebrows. You’ll never look at yours the same way again!<p><b>1. They’re designed to help us see.</b><br>The real function of our brows (aside from making us look glam, of course) is to keep moisture out of our eyes when it’s raining or when we …

Easy Ways to Lose Weight

<b>Ditch the guilt:</b> Recent research shows beating yourself up about eating something indulgent can sabotage your weight-loss efforts. Instead, look at treating yourself as a celebratory—not shame-inducing—event.<p><b>Ignore the scale:</b> Numbers go up and down and stall in a plateau all the time, which can do …

Climate Change Is Creating Anxious Fish

Scary smart! Clever crocodiles, alligators use sticks to lure prey

As if crocodiles and alligators weren't terrifying enough, scientists have discovered that these ancient, sharp-toothed beasts are incredibly cunning. So clever that they use lures to trap and gobble unsuspecting birds.<p>The discovery in two crocodilian species — mugger crocodiles and American …

Birds

Watch Mandela's first TV interview, when he was on the run

In 1961, when Mandela was a 42-year-old African lawyer, he gave his first clandestine interview to ITN television. He’d already been arrested for his anti-apartheid work and was being hunted by police.<p>In the South African press, he was portrayed as a dangerous revolutionary. So ITN reporter Brian …

Russian Photographer’s Photos Reveal the Unique Beauty of Snowflakes

Alexey Kljatov is a photographer with a difference – he takes incredibly breathtaking shots of snowflakes with equipment that he developed at home, …

Photography

The Symptoms of PMS

In the meantime, your ovaries ramp up estrogen production. The hormone signals the lining of your uterus to start building a suitable home for an embryo.<p><b>In the next two weeks</b><br>As the uterus builds up tissue and blood supply, your ovaries unleash the key pregnancy-supporting hormone progesterone. Your …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California's San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

Crime

Priceless Reactions of Subway Riders When Suddenly Slept Upon

Imagine you're riding the subway. Now, how would you react if a stranger suddenly fell asleep on your shoulder? Would you laugh and then let that person sleep on you or would you quickly move seats? Brooklyn-based artist George Ferrandi is behind an eye-opening project called <i>It Felt Like I Knew You</i> …

Commuting

30 Awesome DIY Crafts You Never Knew You Could Do With Rope

Another post for waking up your creativity. All decorations with rope are so cute and they can give a special charm to your place. This DIY rope …

Tutorial: Easy peasy pillowcase tote bag

Over at Crafting a Green World, you can see how absolutely easy it is to turn a vintage pillowcase into a new tote for yourself. It takes just one …