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Here's Why Instagram Is The Best Media Acquisition Of The Last Five Years And Tumblr Is The Worst

According to research by the think-tank L2 Intelligence, Instagram is the best media acquisition of the last five years and Tumblr is the worst.<p>Since Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in April 2012 and Yahoo purchased Tumblr for $1.1 billion in May 2013, the two social networks have seen …

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Instagram teaching ad-makers how to be less square

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has repeatedly emphasized that a big focus for the company is to "keep the standard really, really high" for its first ads — something Facebook and mobile ad networks like AdMob perhaps missed the boat on. But how will brands know how their "rich" ads should look? …

3 Pilates Moves for Bikini Abs

As the weather gets beachier and beachier (or, if you're like me and live a gajillion miles away from a beach—poolier and poolier), the possibility of having to wear a bathing suit goes up by about 97 percent. So if you want to prep your midsection for sun exposure, add this series of ab-blasting …

Pilates Flat Abs Exercise Routine - Intro & Warm Up

Pilates is all about core strength. The benefits of core strength go way beyond flat abdominals, but it is the flat ab results of doing Pilates …

Pulling in the Abdominals in Pilates

"Pull in the abs!" A little phrase that might be called a Pilates chant, yet it is so misunderstood.<p>Pulling the abdominals in is fundamental to the …

Do yoga and pilates count as cardio?

<b>The question:</b> Do the yoga and pilates classes I do count as cardio? In some classes I really feel my heart pumping.<p><b>The answer:</b> Let's first clarify how we are using the word "cardio." For the sake of simplicity, fitness professionals usually divide training into three categories: cardio, strength …

Pilates Abs Workout With a Chair: Part One

Work your abdominals (hard!) with these three great Pilates exercises that you can do with a chair. Using a chair is a great way to help you reach …

Full Body Workout With Body Shaping Pilates Exercises

This full body workout with Pilates exercises is an intermediate routine that is loaded with ab, butt, back, arm, shoulder, and leg exercises that …

Side-Lying Leg Press Using the Pilates Magic Circle

The side-lying leg press with the Pilates magic circle is a great thigh exercise that focuses the workout on the inner thighs. It also tones the …

Pilates Side Kick Exercises for Thigh Toning

The exercises in this series are wonderful for toning and strengthening the hips and thighs and abs. They emphasize length and using the powerhouse …

7 Major Pilates Moves for All-Over Toning

Brooke Siler, author of The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates, created this genius do-anywhere routine<p>Brooke Siler, renowned instructor and author of <i>The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates</i>, created this genius Pilates-at-home routine using workout bands to mimic machines found in top studios. The …

Will Pilates Help You Lose Weight?

Brooke Siler, author of the Women's Health Big Book of Pilates, answers your biggest Pilates questions<p><b>Q. Will pilates help me lose weight?</b><p>Yes, it can! This type of exercise moves the body in a way that optimizes circulation, betters digestion, and helps the lymphatic system work more …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch. <b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …