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6 Simple Workouts You Can Do Anywhere That Will Tone Your Entire Body

As a girl in my early 20s, heading to the weight room on the daily can be quite daunting.<p>Not only is it awkward being the only girl in the weight …

Workouts

The 10 luxury items every gentleman should have in his home

There are certain items that every gentleman should have in his home. These items distance him from the crowd, elevate him above his peers and …

Even Jessica Alba Has Tattoo Regrets

With a skincare, makeup and now haircare line under her belt, Jessica Alba has officially reached total beauty domination. But, according to the …

What Is Nutrient Timing and Why Does It Matter?

Nutrient timing involves eating foods at strategic times in order to achieve certain outcomes.<p>It's supposedly very important for muscle growth, …

Nutrition

The best $5 I ever spent on an iPhone app

If you thought the iPhone wasn't for tinkerers, think again. Workflow puts powerful task automation in the palm of your hand.<p>When you think of smartphones and automation, your mind might immediately gravitate towards IFTTT or even Tasker for Android.<p>Automation apps let you create "recipes" that …

Apps

Exploring the world with your smartphone - 9 extremely useful apps for the savvy traveller

We live in a digital age where we explore the world with our smartphones. So it makes sense that instead of parting with cash to buy language dictionaries and tourist guide books, we would rather download a selection of helpful apps and save space in our suitcases before we go away on holiday. And …

Apps

The Stifling Decency of “Captain America: Civil War”

“Captain America: Civil War” is a bit of a misnomer. The film is not the story of one character but a group drama of the Avengers at large. Though it depends on the two Avengers movies directed by Joss Whedon, it’s the movie that neither of them is and that both of them could and should have been—a …

Marvel Universe

The 9 most dangerous plants in the world

1/<p>Aconitum napellus, "Monkshood," "Wolfsbane"<p>It looks beautiful and harmless, but all parts of the Monkshood plant are poisonous.<p>In ancient times, …

Woody Allen: his 40 best one-liners

Astronomers are brawling again about a ninth planet

One of the researchers who helped demote Pluto believes he may have found a new ninth world, much bigger and way farther out.<p>There's a new act starting in the most melodramatic real-life space opera of our time.<p>Once our solar system was home to nine simple planets. Then that number was …

Universe

Are we more than molecules?

Novelists, poets and artists can help us to piece together the mystery of human consciousness, says Mark Haddon<p>My son’s nine-year-old friend Yahya said it most succinctly. Why is life in the first person?<p>We think. We feel. We are aware of ourselves and the world around us. We have consciousness. We …

Canadian Literature

National Geographic Travel

iOS 9’s Best & Worst Hidden New Features

the good, the bad & the quick reply<p>Apple’s iOS 9 has finally come to an iPhone near you. Available on the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and old models of iDevices going all the way back to the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, the updated software brings a long list of new features you’ve likely heard about by …

Apple Watch

Here's What the Perfect Penis Looks Like According to Women

Men, gird your loins.<p>For the first time, a group of researchers from UCLA and the University of New Mexico have used 3-D-printed phalluses to ascertain women's penis size preferences. Previous studies on the subject have asked women to state a length in centimeters or to select "small, medium, [or] …

Peer-Reviewed

The 100 best novels: from Bunyan’s pilgrim to Carey’s Ned Kelly

Two years in the making, our list of the 100 greatest English-language novels of all time is now complete. Having endured many sleepless nights in its compilation, Robert McCrum reflects on who got left out, and why<p>The 100 best novels written in English: the full list A response by Rachel Cooke: …

Literature

Rogue Lawyer

• <b>Author:</b> John Grisham<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND NPR • Featuring one of John Grisham’s most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best.</b> <b></b><br>On the …

Why I Love Freediving

Changing Planet<p><b>The wonderful thing about the ocean is that the tide never fails to turn.</b><p>The world is unpredictable—weather patterns shift, tectonic plates drift and collide, species live and die—but the tide will always come in and go out on time.<p>I love to sit on the rocky shore just before I go …

Should You Take an Aspirin a Day for Your Heart?

You may have also heard that the FDA isn’t so sure that aspirin is delivering as advertised. Last year, the organization released a statement, announcing that they had “reviewed the available data and does not believe the evidence supports the general use of aspirin for primary prevention of a …

How Your Age Affects Which Supplements You Should Take

Chronological age is the standard way of measuring time since birth. There’s no way to reduce chronological age, outside of science fiction, which is why so many marketers and news anchors focus on the other measurement: biological age.<p>Biological age refers to physical health, which can change with …

Scientists Witness Spectacular Flood Into the Red Sea

Changing Planet<p>Somebody get Moses on the phone.<p>A team of researchers including National Geographic Emerging Explorer Beverly Goodman have witnessed a remarkable Red Sea flooding event of their own (read the scientific paper).<p>Confirming for the first time in nature what had only been seen in lab …

Captive Killer Whale Is Ruled to Be Member of Endangered Species

The ruling does not affect other captive orcas in the United States.<p><i>Updated February 5.</i><p>The federal government listed a captive orca at a Miami aquarium as an endangered species on Wednesday, though the new designation doesn't mean the killer whale will be released anytime soon.<p>Animal activists have …

Foods Every Woman Should Eat for Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, and today is Go Red for Women Day—the chance to learn about how education and lifestyle choices can help prevent death due to cardiac events (one in three women die of heart disease or stroke every year).<p>One of the lifestyle changes we can make to help the health …

12 Common Home Repairs That YOU Can Do

Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro.<p>Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro. In her new book, <i>DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It-Yourself Projects</i>, Sarah Berry provides a step-by-step home improvement guide so you can do it on your own. We've rounded up 12 solutions to your most common household …

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

The opah, or moonfish, is a camera-shy animal that researchers know little about.<p>Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon.<p>But the opah, or moonfish, is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That's just one of many surprising …

9 Cheap Ways to Make Your Bathroom Feel Luxurious

Create your own spa-like oasis without spending a fortune.<p><b>1. Think fluffy</b><p>If you're going to splurge <i>anywhere</i> in your bathroom, update your towels and bath rug first. A soft, fluffy, neutral-colored towel goes a long way if you're trying to turn your basic bathroom into a spa-like oasis. Not sure …

Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy

Extreme energy efficiency is target of more buildings, even low-budget Habitat for Humanity homes.<p>Three miles northeast of the White House, now topped with solar panels, six modest new rowhouses are expected to deliver world-class savings in energy.<p>The reason's simple: They're so well sealed and …

This Genius Idea Will Make Wine Lovers Want to Cut a Hole in Their Floor

When it's wine o'clock, easy access to your favorite bottles is key.<p>Installing a window or door in the floor might seem ridiculous, but if that window or door leads to wine? Brilliant. So if your collections of reds and whites mean infinitely more to you than your shoes and handbags, maybe you …

10 virtually indestructible cases to protect your iPhone 6 Plus

Whether you're worried about your iPhone 6 Plus bending, its glossy 5.5-inch screen getting scratched, or you just know you're a total klutz, we have …