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'What ISIS Really Wants': The Response

A survey of reactions to The Atlantic's cover story—from think tanks to jihadist Twitter<p>My cover story in <i>The Atlantic</i>’s March issue asked, as simply as possible, <i>What does ISIS believe, and what are its ideological roots?</i> I read every ISIS statement I could find, including fatwas and tweets and road …

Islam

Fit Body Secrets: Shoulder Mobility

In the third installment of his series, master trainer Josh Stolz moves up the chain to unlock the all-important shoulders.<p>We started at the bottom, …

Abs Series Part 2 – Transverse Abdominis – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine

Last week we discussed the challenges of training the lower section of the rectus abdominis, better known as the “lower abs.” Trained effectively, …

Health

5 New Strategies for Fat Loss

Here's what you need to know...<p>HIIT mobilizes fat so that it enters the bloodstream. Steady-state cardio makes sure that the fat is burned instead of …

10 Tips To Break Through Your Fat Loss Plateau

1 of 11<p>Get Back on Track<p>Plateaus suck. Especially when you’re working hard in the gym and in the kitchen to make sure you’re doing all the right …

Abs Series Part 1 – Back to the Basics – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine

“What’s the best exercise for training abs?”<p>This has to be the question I get asked, hands down, more than any other. Young, old, tall, short, fit, …

Workouts

BPA and 'BPA-free' alternative linked to fetal brain changes

Fetal exposure to Bisphenol A, as well as to the widely marketed alternative Bisphenol S, may cause "real and measurable" changes in the development of a brain region that plays a key role in fear, impulse-control, obesity and early puberty.<p>Canadian researchers have found in animal studies that …

The Tragedy of the American Military

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win.<p>In mid-September, while President Obama was fending …

Training the Core: 4 Exercises That Take It To The Next Level

Everyone wants a six-pack. It may in fact be the most sought after physical trait in history. <b>What most people don’t realize, however, is that a</b> …

Reverse-Pyramid For Size And Strength

The methodology for this program is based on linear periodization but with a key alteration. Instead of just a steady progression in the amount of …

You're Probably Not Asking Enough Questions About U.S. Military Action Against ISIS

President Barack Obama is set to lay out in a speech tonight his "game plan" for an expanded assault on the Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS or ISIL. He is expected to explain how the ongoing airstrike campaign against the group in Iraq will be expanded with international …

Why Does the United States Have 17 Different Intelligence Agencies?

<i>This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from</i> …

Soccer's Deadliest Fans: The Troubled World of Brazil's 'Organizadas'

In a dimly lit concrete bunker on a deserted side street, not far from the Arruda soccer stadium in the Brazilian city of Recife, Paulo Cesar Cunha …

Are Reform Conservatives Serious?

A crop of young thinkers trying to steer the right toward the future needs to both vanquish the Tea Party and show it has more than just a marketing campaign.<p>After Lyndon B. Johnson’s landslide victory in 1964 and during the rush of progressive legislation that followed, Republicans decided they …

5 Things You Need to Know About Protein

We put to rest some common misunderstandings about the muscle-building nutrient.<p>Trainers and nutritionists regularly sing the praises of protein—it …

Google to Launch Improved Android Camera App, Report Says

Android users may soon see a series of new features on their devices' camera app.<p>Google is reportedly working on a major update to Android's camera …

Taxpayers fund teaching creationism

Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious schools that teach Earth is less than 10,000 years old, Adam and Eve strolled the garden with dinosaurs, and much of modern biology, geology and cosmology is a web of …

The Whole Kit & Caboodle!

Hi Beautiful,<p>Does this charming chant ring a bell? <b>Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you… toot!</b> Whether this tune gives you …

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This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

Is Time Under Tension a Crock?

Here's what you need to know...<p>The reason that so many lifers fell in love with TUT was because it <i>hurt</i>. It hurt when they did it and it <i>really</i> hurt …

Get A Leg Up: 4 Ball-Busting Leg Workouts

Leg day has always maintained a special place in my life. It's sacred to me, like a frequently occurring religious holiday. My best friend and I …

5 New Moves to Reveal Your Abs

How fast can you complete this grueling fitness challenge?<p>Leave the crunching to the accountants. "If you want to reveal your six-pack, you need to blast your abs <i>and</i> strip away the fat that covers them," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., metabolic training expert and owner of StreamFit.com. One of the …

Workouts

Quad Killer: 20-Rep Front Squats

Here's what you need to know...<p>Twenty rep squats are great for building leg size, but they aren't perfect. Form can get ugly, and they don't work …

5 Moves for Six-Pack Abs

Just because you can't get to the gym doesn't mean you have to neglect your exercise. One of the easiest body parts to work on without going to a gym …

9 Great Ideas to Improve Your Workouts

Here's what you need to know...<p>For reps, consider counting backwards like a space launch instead of counting up, and using the "and-one" method for …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Use these creative ab exercises to strengthen and slim your tummy<p>The key to a sculpted midsection is using smart and effective stabilizing moves. But if your body fat is too high, it won't matter how wisely you work your abs—they won't show. That's why you need to add those moves to a full-body …

Workouts

Don't Make These Muscle Mass-Killing Mistakes

1 of 8<p>If you’re trying to stretch the tape measure and tip the scales with more muscle mass, you’re going to have to do a lot more than train hard. …