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The Siege of Halab

The conflict in Syria, began on 15 March 2011 with nationwide demonstrations, as part of the wider protest movement known as the Arab Spring. In April 2011, the Syrian Army was deployed to quell the uprising, and soldiers were ordered to open fire on demonstrators. After months of military sieges, …

Want Sexy Side Abs by Summer? This Workout Will Light Up Your Obliques

How to get those "V" muscles.<p>As a personal trainer, torso twisting is one of the most overlooked movement patterns I see with clients. Picture it: The phone rings and you simultaneously turn to your right, stand up, lean forward, reach with a hand, and twist to an upright posture. That’s a workout …

Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 4 years — here's what you have to look forward to

In addition to an ambitious movie plan announced last fall, the studio has called dibs on a few more weekends with untitled projects, including more fairy-tale adventures.<p>With the recent enormous success of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and the even more surprising staying power of "Zootopia" and …

Movies

Chest Exercises - 6 Common Mistakes - Quiet Corner

Are you trying to build a bigger chest, but are not getting the results you desire? Building a big chest requires challenging training and …

Vain

4 Smart Approaches in Losing Weight

Perhaps, losing weight is one of your fitness goals. Here are four smart approaches that you can do in order to get rid of unwanted weight.

Fitness

6 Useful Variations to Traditional Strength-Training Exercises

Whether you’re strength training to keep the injuries to a minimum or you’re working towards a new PR, the fact that you’re doing it is fantastic! …

Triathlons

I Took a Naked Yoga Class and I've Never Felt Better About Myself

Yeah, totally naked, coed yoga.<p>Before last week, I'd never wondered if I needed a Brazilian wax before a workout.<p>I've never showered immediately before a workout either, but you want to be prepared before you do downward dog naked in a room full of strangers, no?<p>I didn't have any expectations for …

Yoga

The Top 20 Portraits on 500px So Far This Year

At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

Black & White Photography

6 Warm-Up Moves You Can Do Before Any Workout

We've all been there. Rushing to get a workout out of the way, we crank up the speed and incline on the treadmill right off the bat or jump into a …

Obama's visit to Cuba - in pictures

Barack Obama has arrived in Cuba with his family, becoming the first US president to visit the country in nearly a century

These Exercises Will Help You Do More Pull-Ups

Pull-Ups build a strong back and biceps, and they even help create healthy shoulders. But for aesthetic reasons, athletes tend to focus on the …

Bodyweight Exercise

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

7 Exercises For a Strong and Stunning Midsection

Core training is always a hot topic. If we're honest, we all want that toned midsection for Summer, and from a health perspective, a strong core is vital. Especially as we get older and especially if we're stuck at a desk all day. Posture, balance, lower back health — they all relate to the …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Raspberry Pi

Stylish NASA posters imagine the future of space tourism (pictures)

Gallavanting the gas giants<p>A Red Planet not just for robots<p>A trip home<p>Living in the cloud<p>Ceres-ly important pit stop<p>Jupiter's lights?<p>The greatest geysers<p>The real Titan-ic<p>Under the sea<p>The longest trip<p>The Dark Planet

CNN

Why Special Ops Are Doing Yoga—and Why You Should, Too

These warriors swear by it. See what it can do for you<p>I started doing yoga in 2011, when I was shutting down Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn.<p>Eight other Special Forces guys and I were the last American soldiers north of Baghdad, and our job was to represent U.S. support for a sovereign Iraqi …

Outdoor Photographer of the Year finalists announced, in pictures - Telegraph

Nature Photography

We interview the guy making virtual sex robot video games

Do you ever feel like it would be awesome to combine two of your favourite pastimes? For example, I love eating pizza and also pulling out ingrowing hairs. Wouldn’t it be awesome to find a way to eat pizza while tweezing ingrowing hairs? Hmm, no not really.<p>While I can understand the urge to combine …

Viral

Cutest Little Girl in Japan Perfectly Captures the Joys of Childhood

Photographer Kotori Kawashima happened upon his most iconic subject yet when a friend introduced the artist to his 4-year-old daughter. With her rosy cheeks and adorable expressions, the young girl was a natural in front of the creative's lens. According to Kawashima, she didn't notice the camera …

Manga

This glorious NYC storm photo has been compared to an impressionist painting

Photographer Michele Palazzo woke up extra early to capture this stunning image of the Flatiron building in New York during Storm Jonas<p>As Storm Jonas battered the US east coast with heavy snow and high winds, one plucky photographer went out in search of the perfect photo.<p>Michele Palazzo’s …

Weather

Marvel Movies Will "Go on Forever," Says Disney boss

With the promise of a new Star Wars movie each year, and Marvel's output now at a steady two films every 12 months, there is a question about how long Disney can maintain such a constant, profitable franchise output. Now studio boss Bob Iger has spoken to BBC's Newsbeat show about the future of …

Superheroes Collide in Latest 'Batman v Superman' Trailer

New 'Dawn of Justice' preview centers on epic showdown between Dark Knight and Man of Steel<p>With <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> set to open in two …

Comic Books

Why 'Don’t Worry About Money, Just Travel' Is the Worst Advice of All Time

I have an internet acquaintance that I’ve been following on social media for a little over two years now, an all-around nice, smart girl who blogs …

Bali: My Ultimate Guide

As I sit at my desk wrapped in my dressing gown staring out at a grey London sky, it's hard to imagine that just a couple of weeks ago I was living …

Asia Travel

10 Powerful Photos That Bust Sorority Girl Stereotypes

"Society says sorority girls are tall, blonde, and perfect, but I am who I am."<p>The Ohio Chapter of Delta Gamma decided to try their hand at combating some of the deep-rooted stereotypes of sorority women with a gorgeous photo essay that has gone majorly viral since it was posted less than 24 hours …

Gender

Iggy Azalea Responds to Mackelmore's 'White Privilege' Criticism

Macklemore‘s tackling white privilege, and he’s got a lot of targets in his crosshairs.<p>The rapper released his newest song with Ryan Lewis, “White …

Nintendo celebrates Pokémon turning 20 with New 3DS bundle

Pokémon is turning 20 this year, and to celebrate, Nintendo is sending you back into Kanto with the original 151. Along with releasing <i>Pokémon Red</i>, …

Europe's 10 most beautiful amphitheatres

Ancient History