Lisa Francis

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Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

Hemingway's 'Sex Novel'? Outlandish Claims Used to Challenge Classic Novels

The many parental and professorial objections to the teaching of literature like To Kill a Mockingbird, Animal Farm, and more<p>Harperluxe<p><b>Authors' Favorite Musicians</b><p>Yesterday, the American Library Association released its study of the most frequently challenged books of 2012, a list that includes …

The First SAT Tested Students Using a Fake Language

"Please" = "thanto." "Will please" = "belthanto." "Pleased" = "erpthanto."<p>Here are the language's grammar rules, via <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i>, from the 1926 version of the test:<p>[<i>Editor's note: Erpthanto? More like derpthanto, AMIRITE?</i>]<p>As for the test questions based on those rules, they may be, sadly, …

Massive Volunteer Collective Proofreads 25,000 Public-Domain Books

Appreciating the massive, 100,000-person effort to steadfastly mind our literary commons<p>Give these people a spot in the <i>Guinness Book of World Records</i>, because they surely deserve one: As of today, 100,000 people around the world have taken part in a massive proofreading project to correct the …

North Korea 'moves mid-range missile'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/967000/967525_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524681324_38b783bf10dfef212074604e7dff9795<p><b>North Korea has shifted a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast, South Korea's defence minister says.</b><p>Kim Kwan-jin played down concerns …

Hamas orders gender segregation at schools

Gaza's Hamas-controlled parliament has passed a law requiring separate classes for boys and girls in public and private schools from the fourth grade.<p>Osama Mazini, the Hamas education minister, said on Monday that the law which was issued on February 10, was approved by the Palestinian group's …

Pakistani women 'break political barriers'

Two Pakistani women have made history by becoming the first women to run for parliament from the country's tribal regions, highly conservative areas which are safe havens for militants.<p>Most women in the tribal regions are uneducated, rarely work outside the home and wear long, flowing clothes that …

UN adopts landmark arms treaty

The 193-nation UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved the first-ever treaty on global arms trade that seeks to regulate the $70bn international trade in conventional arms.<p>The resolution adopting the landmark treaty was approved by a vote of 154 to three, with 23 abstentions.<p>As the numbers …

N Korea 'readies' rockets to strike US bases

North Korea's leader has responded to America's use of nuclear-capable B-2 bombers in joint South Korean military<br>drills with more angry rhetoric, saying his rocket forces are ready to attack US positions.<p>The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) news agency said on Friday that Kim …

Hollowed out: US Army fights brain drain

<b>During and after the Iraq war, many Army officers left because of the US military's gruelling pace. Now, officials are struggling with the consequences.</b><p>It is a March morning, cold and bright. The air smells like freshly mown grass at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, just outside Washington DC.<p>Inside a …