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Don't Let These 5 Myths Keep You from Becoming a Regular Runner | Women's Health

It happens to the best of us. In fact, there are a whole slew of running fears that can keep women from hitting the pavement, says Joe Holder, Nike+ Run Club coach and trainer at S10 in New York City. Here’s what he hears most often—and what you need to know to put your mind at rest and lace up …

Danger and death are never far away as the Syrian capital tries to cling to normal life

A mood of fatalism and fear prevails in Damascus, where residents admit their hearts have grown hardened to violence. But defiant partying is one way some forget daily reality<p>On top of everything else, last week Damascus suffered its worst dust storm in decades. It shrouded the city in a yellowish …

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Do These 5 Moves to Lose Those Saddlebags

Exercise 1 Single-Leg Hip Raise<p>Begin on the floor, on your back, with your right knee bent and left leg resting straight on the floor. Keeping your left leg straight, raise it up to a 45-degree angle so that it is in line with your right thigh. Allow your arms to relax on the floor out from your …

Who needs a gym when you can work out at home for free with YouTube trainers?

There are a thousand reasons not to go to the gym. Most of them, like lack of time or fear of being seen in spandex, are unfortunate. Here's one for the plus side: YouTube has hundreds of fitness channels to get you in shape at home. And some are pretty good.<p>Many channels retain their grass roots, …

The Underwater Internet

A wireless world relies on more than cloud technology. Half-century-old cable stations are critical nodes where messages can still be delayed, censored, or intercepted.<p>In 1962, during a period of technological and political transition in the undersea-cable industry, the Keawaula cable station was …

The cult of healthy eating has more in common with religion than science

Food seems simple to study.<p>If we can put a man on the moon, transplant a heart, and manipulate DNA, then surely we can unpack the relationship between eating vegetables and living longer. There’s no obvious difficulty in figuring out if wine decreases risk of heart disease, or if eating red meat …

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This Is What Happens In The Brain During An Out-Of-Body Experience

By: Tanya Lewis<p>Published: April 30, 2015 03:00pm ET on LiveScience.<p>What happens in the brain when a person has an out-of-body experience? A team of scientists may now have an answer.<p>In a new study, researchers using a brain scanner and some fancy camera work gave study participants the illusion …

6 Effective Stretches and Exercises for Back Pain

Whether a couch potato, weekend warrior, or elite athlete, we're all susceptible to back pain at some point during our lives. If you suffer from chronic back pain, you might be inclined to avoid physical activity to avoid more pain. However, you might not be aware that <b>certain activities and</b> …

Ebola crisis: 'huge disruption' expected at Heathrow as screening begins

Experts have warned that enhanced screening is unlikely to stop Ebola arriving in Britain and will bring 'huge disruption' to travellers<p>Ebola screening will begin at Heathrow airport on Tuesday amid claims it will cause ‘huge disruption’ to travellers and do little to stop the disease.<p>Jeremy Hunt, …

How To Get Strong Abs Without Doing A Single Sit-Up

You don't really want to do a hundredth sit-up, do you? They're one of those exercises you can do for ages -- often without dramatic results.<p>In fact, experts tend to agree that crunches and sit-ups are not only <b>not the fast-track to washboard abs</b>, they may even hurt the neck and back. And let's not …

Get Amazing Abs in 16 Minutes | Fitness

Your brain stores imagination and memory separately

Neuroscientists have pinpointed where imagination hides in the brain and found it to be functionally distinct from related processes such as …

Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

Then, try your hand some of the at-home exercise routines below. You may never set foot inside a gym again.

The 6 Best Fitness Products to Help You Drop a Dress Size

If your goal is to slim down and fit back into your old favorite dress, these are the pieces of workout gear you need in your arsenal, stat<p>A successful slim-down mixes strength workouts and high-intensity interval training to bust through plateaus. Grab each of these go-to pieces to help you reach …

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 …

11 Ways to Rev Up Your Metabolism

Sure, your metabolism slows as you get older. But who says you have to take that sitting down? New research shows the best ways to burn more calories—faster!<p>Traditional wisdom holds that a sluggish metabolism is a curse of midlife, like needing reading glasses to use a smartphone or starting to …

Do You Know Squat? 4 Steps To Perfect Squats

Make no mistake about it, squats are one of the greatest exercises. From your quads and hamstrings to your glutes and calves, the squat hits them …

Benefits of Hummus

Reasearchers note that less than 15 percent of the population partakes in this snack that is high in resistant starch and dietary fiber, two nutrients associated with weight loss and overall nutrition, says study author Carol O’Neil, Ph.D. However, keep in mind that chickpea eaters also tended to …

Study: Being Out of Shape Could Have a Scary Effect on Your Brain

"The findings show that lower-fit individuals lose more memory across time," said Kimberly Fenn, a study co-author and an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University, in a press release.<p>The study is the first to take a look at young adults, memory, and exercise; previous research …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Instapaper's Redesign and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps Instapaper's Redesign and More<p>Instapaper<p>oSnap<p>The Timeliner<p>'Lost Civilization'<p>Fever<p>Between the massive Google Maps update and rumors …

Move of the Week: Booty Squeeze

This exercise from Brooke Burke-Charvet will give you a tight booty AND toned abs.<p>Want an exercise that will give you a tight booty <i>and</i> toned abs? …

The 5-Move Circuit Workout for a Strong, Sexy Butt

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>Holding 8- to 10-pound dumbbells, stand tall <b>(A)</b> and shift your weight to one foot. Slowly hinge your upper body forward at your hips, letting your weighted hands hang down and raising your free leg behind you in line with your torso. For good form, keep your hipbones …

10 Foods to cure Inflammation

When Edgar Guest once said “There’s no diet list I'll follow that would rule out cherry pie.”, he probably was too charmed with the anti-inflammatory …

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18 Moves to Tone Your Butt, Thighs, and Legs

Exercises that tighten and tone your legs from butt to ankles and everything in between

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

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5 Ideas For Dinner: Short Ribs

If standing by a big heavy pot of wonderfully fragrant slow-cooking beef short ribs is the only thing that's going to warm your bones tonight, have …