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17 Yoga Moves That Will Help You Sculpt Serious Abs

Boat pose is only the beginning.<p><b>Time:</b> 20 minutes<p><b>Equipment:</b> Yoga block, mat<p><b>Good for:</b> Core and abs<p><b>Instructions:</b> For each move, perform as many reps as indicated, then rest 30 seconds. Move through each move until you've done all 17. Alternatively, incorporate these moves into your usual routine as …

Workouts

5 European cities where you can retire on less than $35,000 a year

Retiring in Europe is a dream within the grasp of American couples picking up two Social Security checks per month.<p>A recent survey found five European cities where life is affordable for a couple living off an average income of $33,696 — a minimum annual salary calculated using the average Social …

Social Security

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls in 30 Minutes Flat

Look, I'm all for making traditional homemade-dough cinnamon rolls, but sometimes you just want the piping hot buns, dripping with butter and brown sugar, ASAP. When you're experiencing an uncontrollable jonesing for a homemade batch, but don't want to go through the whole trouble of making the …

Dessert

Sharp Objects Is the Feminist True Detective We've Been Waiting For

On the surface, HBO’s new limited series <i>Sharp Objects</i> has all of the trappings of last summer’s massive hit <i>Big Little Lies</i>. Like <i>BLL</i>, <i>Sharp Objects</i> is an adaptation of a blockbuster novel (this time by <i>Gone Girl</i>'s Gillian Flynn). It also brings a buzzy A-list actress, Amy Adams, to television after a …

How to Quickly and Effectively Learn a New Language Before Your Next Vacation

The process of preparing for a trip abroad can be daunting. Between packing and planning, learning foreign words and phrases may get put on the back …

Want to Retire Abroad? These Are the Friendliest Countries for Expats

Thinking of working or retiring abroad? Some countries look upon foreign residents with suspicion or unease. Wherever you go, you'll probably want to …

10 Psychological Thriller Books That Will Keep You Up At Night

So spooky!<p>Some people like to read stories with happy endings. I am not one of those people. The more twisted the plot, the better—which is why I so often turn to psychological thriller books.<p>This genre, which often crops up in the Mystery aisle of the bookstore, often features an unreliable …

A Photo Guide To All the Random-Ass Bumps On Your Body

If it's not a zit or an ingrown hair...WTF is it?<p>I'd be lying if I said I've never stayed up late WebMD-ing after finding a mystery bump on my arm. Is it a pimple? A cyst? Skin cancer?!<p>Of course, 99 percent of the time I'm making a mountain out of a bug bite. But there are a few odd lumps and bumps …

The Weirdest Things to Do in Tokyo

Japan has a solid reputation as a place with lots of fun and unique stuff to do, from trying strange food and drink, to using futuristic toilet …

This tree beautifully reveals the relationships between languages

For reasons both poetic and pragmatic, the tree has historically been the designer's go-to inspiration for mapping relationships. In the graphic below, Finish-Swedish illustrator Minna Sundberg artfully uses this format to trace the world's largest language families.<p>All of the languages illustrated …

13 Far-Flung Vacation Spots Where You Can Get By on English

No need to learn Serbian or Guyanese—at these far-off locations, almost everyone knows at least a little bit of English.<p>Maybe you never paid much …

17 Enchanting Reasons Why Your Summer Travel Plans Should Include Seeing Germany

It's like stepping inside a storybook, you guys.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

European Travel

Baked Pasta Dishes

These comforting recipes include star chef Grant Achatz's perfect mac and cheese, easy ravioli lasagna and cheesy baked rigatoni.

I Will Not Be Put in a Box: I Am Not What I Do, Own, Think, or Feel

<b>“All that I seek is already in me. “ ~Louise Hay</b><p>My world collapsed the day I became unemployed. After a successful thirteen-year career in a …

'I Tried The Ketogenic Diet For Weight Loss—Here's What Happened'

Spoiler alert: Amy Sowder saw serious results.

Believe Me When I Tell You These Little-Known Facts About Color Are Fascinating

Who knew the Dutch were responsible for the prevalence of orange carrots?

11 gorgeous views you’ll only see in Ireland

EVERY PLACE HAS its draws — usually specific attractions like the Grand Canyon, Stonehenge, or big cities like London or New York are what bring in …

10 Bucket List Trips Around the World You Probably Never Thought Of

If you’re looking for a place where you’ll be inspired, where you’ll see some of the most beautiful sights in your lifetime, these 10 travel …

17 Unreal Bars for a Drink You’ll Never Forget

There are many great bars in the world, but only a handful offer an unforgettable experience.<p>Whether it's one of the most breathtaking views in the …

This Amazing Devil’s Bridge in Germany Forms a Perfect Circle

Imagine a ‘devil’s bridge’ in Germany that creates a perfect circle with its reflection in the water. This optical illusion is a spectacular sight …

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent from $307 a Night, Ranked by Price

You don't have to be a millionaire to rent your own island.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, you’re not …

Florida

See the stunning drone film exploring New Zealand’s South Island

Exploratory filmmaker Will Lindsley, aka Man and Drone, has captured some absolutely breath-taking footage of New Zealand’s wild and expansive terrain. Short film ‘The Summit’ follows Will and friends as they hike around the country’s magnificent South Island.<p>Braving dizzlingly-high altitudes, Will …

New Zealand

Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

You're reading Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Self-help

How breathing works to calm your brain

Study sheds light on connection between slow breathing, relaxation.<p>What's the first thing that people tell you to do whenever you're upset or …

How to Learn a Language Fast (In 90 Days Or Less)

Reaching fluency need not be a long process. Nor does it need to be expensive.<p>If we have the right framework for learning faster, anyone with …

Language Learning

These Amazing Websites Will Teach You a Great New Skill (Even If You’re Busy)

You're reading These Amazing Websites Will Teach You a Great New Skill (Even If You’re Busy), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and …

Tutorials

France on a budget: an expert guide to holidaying like the French

A few weeks’ <i>vacances</i> in countryside, coast or mountains are regarded as a universal right in France, and the French are expert at it. Here are some tips on copying them<p>They’re our closest neighbours, and experts at holidaying in their own country, but the French themselves can’t always afford haute …

France

6 Incredible Private Islands to Rent With Your Friends in 2018

If you've ever spent time on a remote, exotic island, you're already luckier than millions of other people in the world. But if you want to take …

Snorkelling

This ready-made tiny home can be shipped to any destination

There are those who work for months or even years to create a beautiful tiny home out of nothing, but if you don’t have time for all that, now you …

Prefab Homes