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Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation's woes

BEIRUT (AP) — In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the broadcast …

21 Days to Fit and Lean: Three-Week Workout Plan

Watch this video to get the total plan, as well as to see demos of how to do each body-shaping move. For a complete list of all the moves, reps, and sets, see below.<p><b>Total-Body Toning Routines – 2x a week</b><br>Reps: 12 – 15 per move<br>Sets: 1 set during week 1, 2 sets during weeks 2 and 3<p>Moves:<br>Plank with …

31 Days To Feeling Physically And Emotionally Lighter

Like most of you, I have attempted to participate in all sorts of 21 day, 3 month, 8 week-long programs in order to lose my muffin top, build muscles, increase memory, detox…you name it. I have never completed a single challenge. I get about half way through and then just get bored or can’t keep up …

GPS Guide: Kathy Andersen's Awareness Meditation

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Tabata: the four-minute workout that could replace your hour-long run

Don't have time to stay in shape? Tobias Mews talks to British gymnast Louis Smith about the new super-fast workout that could change your life<p>“When I did my first <b>Tabata</b> session I didn’t know what hit me”.<p>Those words aren't exactly what you want to hear as you limber up for your first ever Tabata …

A Plyometrics Workout to Jumpstart Your Day

If you're looking to mix up your workout and improve your fitness level at the same time, try plyometrics! Plyometrics are high-intensity, explosive …

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

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The One Exercise You Should Try Before You're 30

<i>By Corrie Pikul</i><p><i>This type of move has major anti-aging benefits—and the earlier you start doing it, the better.</i><p>Before we tell you, let's go over a few things...<p><b>What you know:</b> Your bones get weaker as you get older.<p><b>What you probably don't know:</b> Before they get weaker, they get stronger: Up to 90 …

How To Maximize Your Willpower (And Be In Control Of Every Decision)

We may <i>know</i> powerfully and innately what's most important to us, but when it comes to <i>acting</i> on our deepest values, many of us tend to get in our own way.<p>Self-control is something we all struggle with at one point or another, but it's an important key to both success and happiness. Lacking willpower …

6 Moves That Lengthen and Strengthen

Exercise 1 Grand Pliés<p>Because this move is wider than the average squat, your inner thighs get in on the action. Stand with your feet wider than hip width, toes turned out <b>(A)</b>. Squat down as low as you can while keeping your chest high and letting your arms hang down in front of you <b>(B)</b>. As …

Get Strong and Sexy in Six Weeks

<b>Prepare for Liftoff</b><br>For each workout, do three sets of each move in order, performing all reps and sets before going to the next exercise. When you see two exercises next to the number, do them as a superset: Alternate between them (no rest!) to complete the sets. Lifting twice a week is sufficient, …

DIY ABC Stencil Cake

This brightly colored, cute-as-can-be ABC Stencil Cake would be a sweet surprise for your little one’s next alphabet–themed birthday party. You will …

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Quick & Easy DIY Advent Calendar

December is right around the corner, and we are getting pretty excited around here. One of our family’s favorite ways to ring in the holiday season …

Christmas Tree Doll House

DIY: painted teacher gift tags

It’s time to shower our wonderful teachers with gifts and handmade goodness. This year, I wanted to make our tags even more personal with little …

The Best-Kept Secret at the Gym

Rowing is kick-butt cardio and strengthening workout; find out how to get the most from a rowing machine.<p>Tired of waiting for a treadmill or …

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Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

8 amazing fat-burning intervals

If your goal is to burn fat, interval training should be part of your workout program. Interval training is a great way to hammer out a quick …

Mike Duffy

Shift Your Attitude to Create a More Positive New Year

As we near the end of 2013, many of us will naturally reflect on the past year. It’s easy to focus on the big things, either positive or negative, …

7 Types of Squats You Should Be Doing

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try<p>Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, …

Coffee tips from Australia’s number #1 barista

<b>Matt Perger is a man who knows coffee.</b><p>Having won his secondAustralasian Specialty Coffee Association Barista Championship title, as well as an array …

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The West Australian

Getting rowdyVideoOptus Stadium gets its first football streakerDespite the heavy security presence, this woman still got on to the ground wearing …

How to Use a Pour Over

<i>Here at Food52, we're serious about our coffee. So we got our friends over at Stumptown Coffee to teach us everything there is to know about it -- and to make our morning (and afternoon) routines a little bit brighter.</i><p><i>Today: How to brew coffee in a pour over device.</i><p>There are dozens of different …

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Coffee Talk: How to Find Great Coffee

I see coffee as an everyday luxury, fresh roasted coffee brewed the way you like it either at home or at your local shop. But what to do when you …

The Esoteric Symbols Behind User Interfaces, Explained

Power? Bluetooth? USB? You’ve seen their symbols. Here’s where they came from.<p>We already know where the @ symbol came from, but what about every other strange glyph that appears across our gadgets and user interfaces? While we may have learned to identify the power symbol or the Bluetooth …

9 Pilates Moves For A Flatter Stomach

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted waistline<p>Pretty much every move in Pilates targets your core, but if flat abs are your goal then there’s definitely a way to step things up. Case in point: These 9 belly-sculpting exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>. Learn the …

Yoga

5 Exercises That'll Make You Faster

These moves target the muscles needed for your fastest, strongest, best trail running outings ever, whether you're racing or just wanting to feel better on the trail.<p>Trail running enlists different muscles than road running, which creates different needs for strengthening. The uneven nature of a …