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The 15 minute A-list workout that’s surprisingly perfect for women over 40

Since hitting my 40’s I’ve come to crave the endorphins that come from thirty minutes or so of moving around vigorously. I like to run, jump around, break a sweat - the usual fat-burning stuff. Though, I’m not so fond of the kind of workout that involves a lot of grunting and heavy lifting. Not …

Exercise

These Tests Will Tell You Just How Good Your Eyes Are at Seeing Color

Let’s talk about how you’re perceiving color. The idea came to me when a coworker asked if they should get the computer with 100-percent sRGB or …

OLEDs

This NFL Star With a $12 Million Contract Just Gave the Best Career Advice You'll Ever Read

His life is radically different. But his advice is universal.<p>Maybe you're into the NFL. Maybe you're not. That's cool; the league is facing some challenges for sure.<p>But I've come across some career advice from a pretty successful NFL star that rings as true as anything I've ever read, and I'd like …

NFL

7 Tasty Zoodle Recipes You Have To Try

Eat your greens!<p>March 06, 2018<p>Zucchini noodles — or <i>zoodles</i> — are one of the hottest and healthiest food trends as of late. Initially gaining …

Famous Crack Potatoes

<b>You’ll Need:</b><p>2 (16 oz) containers of sour cream.<br>8 oz of cooked and chopped bacon.<br>2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.<br>1 package of ranch dip mix.<br>1 (30 …

Jeff Goldblum Explains The Plot Of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ In Trademark Goldblum Fashion

Jeff Goldblum is a weird delight and this 8-minute with <i>Games Radar</i> is your latest piece of evidence to support that. Not only does he open with a short musical intro based on <i>Jurassic Park</i>, he punches up his oddball energy to discuss <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> and give a jovial plot description in 10 seconds. If …

Jurassic Park

A Dutch sculptor spent 27 years building giant kinetic creatures

For the last 27 years, Theo Jansen – a Dutch kinetic sculpture – has been creating new forms of life out of plastic pipes. His beach creatures, …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

15 Ina Garten Recipes That Will Make You Say, "How Easy Is That?"

If anyone is the queen of easy recipes, it's Ina Garten. After all, her catchphrase "How easy is that?" follows just about every recipe that she makes on Food Network's <b>Barefoot Contessa</b>. If you've always wanted to try some of Ina's best recipes but weren't sure where to start, consider this list of …

Banana Bread Recipe

This version of banana bread is the only one I make now. It is perfect - tender, flavorful, and it works every time. It isn't your typical quick …

Breakfast

12-Year-Old Artist Creates Creepy, Yet Amazing Figurative Sculptures Using Found Materials

CBC Arts has released a fascinating video that follows the design process of 12-year-old artist Callum Donovan Grujicich. The talented young artist …

Art

How to smile without looking like a creep, according to scientists

How much teeth should you show when you smile? How wide should your grin be, and what if it's crooked? Using a variety of computer-animated faces, researchers from the University of Minnesota have done their best to isolate the traits of a winning smile.<p>At first glance, this may seem like a …

AOL

Why Is No One Talking About This Amazing Drugstore Mascara?

If I had a penny for every time I brought home a drugstore mascara and liked it enough to use more than once, I'd have approximately... three cents. …

This 30-Minute Dance Cardio Workout Feels Like a Party

Ain't no party like a cardio dance party, especially when you're working out with Nicole Steen! A cardio dance expert at Equinox, she knows how to keep you moving. This workout is so fun, you'll likely forget you're working out. Press play and get ready to shake it! And be sure to check out …

HotelTonight Now Lets You Upgrade That Cheap Room to a Suite

When it comes to last-minute travel, HotelTonight can be a lifesaver. The app allows you to get same-day hotel rooms at a fraction of the cost you …

Why Not Being Popular in High School Is a GOOD Thing

“Researchers followed teens for over a decade after high school.”<p>Imagine you had one million Instagram followers. Every post liked by thousands. Every selfie flooded with compliments. Imagine if every idea you ever posted on social media inspired others, and people all over the world looked up to …

Voluptuous Women Ride Elephants and Ostriches in These "Ironic" Sculptures

Italian sculptor Matthias Verginer hopes his work encourages people to accept themselves.<p>Like many of the artists that grow up in small towns throughout Italy, Matthias Verginer learned about sculpture the traditional handicraft way, ultimately developing his own style as he got older. For the last …

Planning for extra costs when buying a home

When it comes to buying a home, the mortgage may be just the beginning of your costs. From insurance to inspections and beyond, get to know all of …

8 Ted Talks On Work-Life Balance You Need To Hear

Work-life balance is something people are taught to want in life, however, what it looks like in reality and how to achieve it remains a mystery to most. One thing most people can agree on is that work-life balance is rooted in many concepts like time management, success, and of course, happiness …

Work-life Balance

Edvard Munch’s Famous Painting “The Scream” Animated to the Sound of Pink Floyd’s Primal Music

In this short video, Romanian animator Sebastian Cosor brings together two haunting works from different times and different media: <i>The Scream</i>, by …

Edvard Munch

Spot the Flaw in a Politician's Argument With This Guide to Logical Fallacies

Humans are biased. We remember things that confirm our beliefs more than things that don’t. And every day, we’re presented with new information and …

Critical Thinking

Find Your Leadership Style With This Flowchart [Infographic]

Image: Getty Images<p>If you ever have to step up and manage people, it can be pretty difficult to figure out the best way to do it in a way that both …

Leadership

The History of Classical Music in 1200 Tracks: From Gregorian Chant to Górecki (100 Hours of Audio)

What is classical music? It may seem like a remedial question, but it is a serious one. Leonard Bernstein took it seriously enough to design an …

Piano

Chinese Start-up Unveils 'Tesla Of Electric Skateboard' With Self-Learning A.I.

Chinese start-ups have already disrupted the smart bicycle scene both at home and abroad, and if these young tech entrepreneurs have their way, they’ll do the same with skateboarding soon.<p>Walnutt is one of several start-ups (which I’ll look into later) with electric skateboards hitting the market …

Impressive 500-square-foot apartment has everything you need

It’s located in the heart of Kiev<p>It’s always fun to take a peek at how the rest of the world does compact apartments. The latest example comes out of Kiev, Ukraine, designed by local firm Martin Architects.<p>Measuring 45 square meters, or about 484 square feet, the one-bedroom appears to be a …

7 Protein-Packed Dinner Recipes That Are Actually Meat-Free

It took a serious health scare to prompt Jean-Christian Jury, an internationally acclaimed French chef, to try veganism. "After years of working …

Healing Meditation: Guided Meditation for Healing Your Body From the Inside Out

This healing meditation will take you on a wonderful journey where your mind, body, and soul will be cleansed and healed of any […]The post Healing …

101 Awesome Zen Proverbs and Sayings to Live Your Life By

You can’t really put Zen into words, but you can share some of its timeless wisdom in ways that lead you on the path to discovering the truth for …

Can anger rooms be used to relieve stress?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Let's be honest with ourselves: It sometimes feels good to be bad.<p>We've all experienced those moments of stress or anger when you're so mad that you just want to break something. But can acting on those impulses help relieve the stress and tension we feel in those moments?<p>Well, instead of …

Anger Management

16 Pictures That Will Convince You Black Decor Is a Major Rising Trend

Spring may be on the horizon, but before you start unpacking your pastel decor, consider the hottest color of the moment: black. From moody nurseries to dramatic wedding gowns, people finding new and non-traditional ways to incorporate black into their lifestyle. And home design is the perfect …