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10 Gorgeous Takes On The Open-Shelving Trend

We couldn’t help but notice that nearly every stylish kitchen we’ve spied recently has one thing in common: open shelving. Feeling inspired, we’ve …

No excuses: Apps to get you in shape in no time

Too busy to work out? Think again. These apps will get you moving in just a few minutes a day.<p>New year, new you, right? Well, at least until life gets in the way. Don't let your busy schedule stymie your goals to get moving with these apps.<p>The hot new fitness trend is getting in a workout in a …

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10 of 2015's Most Highly Anticipated Albums

With 2014 officially over, it is time to start looking forward at what we can expect from this coming year. There are plenty of big names planning on releasing albums we can all expect to be rather large, and a handful of newer stars that have a lot to prove with upcoming works. Here are ten albums …

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5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

Tumblr growing fast but teens are 'bored' with Facebook – Open thread

Have your say on new research on social networking, plus Google breakup, Sony’s e-paper smartwatch plans, and more<p>Tumblr is the fastest growing social media site according to new research from GlobalWebIndex, which notes that its active users grew by 120% in the last six months, while its …

The New York Times doesn’t want you to understand this Vladimir Putin speech

The Russian leader delivers an important foreign policy address we should consider. The Times botches it badly<p>Give me a sec to count. In my lifetime the Soviet Union and latterly the Russian Federation have had nine leaders. Stalin’s death elevated Malenkov and then Khrushchev, and the banishing of …

Elizabeth Warren: I have been treated differently as a woman in the Senate

The Democratic senator refused to elaborate on her treatment or, like Kirsten Gillibrand, to name names<p>Surprise: New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand isn't the only woman in Congress to say she's been at the receiving end of "different" treatment by her male colleagues since taking her place in the …

Why women get attacked by trolls: A new study unpacks the digital gender safety gap

A Pew report breaks down the dramatic differences in the way men and women are treated online<p>Yesterday, Pew released its most recent research study on online harassment. Forty percent of 2,849 web users surveyed earlier this year reported experiencing online harassment, categorized as name calling, …

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

<b>The Trainer:</b> Tony Gentilcore, a certified personal trainer and strength and conditioning specialist, and co-founder of Cressey Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts<p><b>Why This Move Is Awesome:</b> The major perk is that it targets your abs and prevents "cheating" by keeping your lower back in a neutral …

How to secure your iPhone with iOS 8 password managers and Touch ID

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>There are two enhanced features of iOS 8 that can change how users manage their secure information. The first is Apple’s …

The Crazy Medieval Island of Sark

It wasn’t until 2008 that a tiny dot in the Channel Islands gave up its feudal system…and then only formally. On Sark, horses and carts and feudal …

Pope vs. the Church on Family Values?

The synod underway in Rome will discuss divorce, birth control and same-sex marriage—and nobody’s really sure what Pope Francis will do.<p>VATICAN CITY— …

Sex for the pleasure of women: The amazing heroes behind the invention of The Pill

Margaret Sanger liked sex and wanted scientific birth control. Here’s the story of how we got The Pill<p><b>Manhattan, winter 1950</b><p>She was an old woman who loved sex and she had spent forty years seeking a way to make it better. Though her red hair had gone gray and her heart was failing, she had not …

Water is the new oil: How corporations took over a basic human right

Water has become a commodity, Karen Piper tells Salon, and the world’s poor are paying the price<p>When you talk about human rights, not to mention human necessities, there's not much more fundamental than water. The United Nations has even put it in writing: it formally “recognizes the right to safe …

Follow These 4 Easy Steps to Toughen Up Your Passwords

Brilliant move, using the same password on Gmail, Amazon, and that motorcycle forum! I've really enjoyed reading your email and taking over your bank …

Paul Krugman debunks the 1 percent’s favorite victim-blaming lie

The New York Times columnist shows why Jamie Dimon’s explanation for unemployment is nonsense<p>In his latest column for the New York Times, celebrated economist and best-selling author Paul Krugman dismantles one of the 1 percent's favorite victim-blaming excuses for persistent unemployment: the …

6 unexpectedly inspiring speeches by celebrities

Wil Wheaton’s impromptu speech reminds us of a few other celeb talks that have gone viral in recent months<p>"Star Trek" star Wil Wheaton crushed the Internet over the weekend, and when his advice to a girl who gets bullied for being a nerd went viral. Though he's a frequent advocate for all things …

Weird cosmos: Major scientific breakthrough could completely alter our view of the universe

While Neil deGrasse Tyson is renewing interest in astronomy,a new discovery could totally <em>change</em> astronomy<p>The multiverse is one of the most divisive topics in physics, and it just became more so. The major announcement last week of evidence for primordial ripples in spacetime has bolstered …

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5 vitamins and minerals that are actually worth taking

Science tells us that taking most vitamins is worthless — but here’s a few that buck the trend<p>Recently, a number of studies published in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> underscored a fact that scientists have become increasingly sure of: The vast majority of vitamins and mineral supplements are …

21 Movies For Lazy Romantics To Stream This Valentine’s Day

I tend to fall somewhere in the No Man’s Land of the Valentine’s Day wars. Sure, I know it’s a holiday hyped to boost worldwide sales of roses and …

Everything We Know About How the NSA Tracks People's Physical Location

With Monday's new revelation, we can see the NSA's two-pronged system for finding out where people are.<p>Glenn Greenwald is back reporting about the NSA, now with Pierre Omidyar’s news organization FirstLook and its introductory publication, <i>The Intercept</i>. Writing with national security reporter …

KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

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Russell Brand on What It’s Like to Be an Addict

Drugs and alcohol are not my problem, reality is my problem, drugs and alcohol are my solution.<p>If this seems odd to you it is because you are not an …

Inside the Port Authority, the Corrupt Powerhouse Behind Christie’s Bridgegate Scandal

Inside the Port Authority’s dirty politics: the agency behind Bridgegate and Christie’s demise has a reputation as a patronage clubhouse and an ATM …

The first-ever botwall could change the economics of hacking forever

For companies with data to protect, their primary problem is how cheap hacking can be.<p>While “hacking” encompasses a wide variety of activities, one company is specifically tackling the botnet problem: The ability to use a network of linked computers to overwhelm a website or break into user …

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Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 1

In the past, coding was a pretty niche affair, those of us with our Acorns, Spectrums and Commodore 64s experimenting with lines and lines of code. I remember as an 8 year old, spending ages typing out lines of code on my beige Acorn Electron to draw….a line on the screen. To add insult to injury …

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