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5 Reasons Japan is a Budget Traveler’s Dream Destination

Gone are the days when travel to Japan was exclusive to hedge fund managers and Nintendo geeks, and with it the assumption that it’s expensive, …

Sanders campaign reportedly divided over whether to take fight to Democratic convention

A split is emerging inside the Bernie Sanders campaign over whether the senator should stand down after Tuesday’s election contests and unite behind Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, or take the fight all the way to the July party convention and try to pry the nomination from her.<p>One camp …

Copenhagen’s uninhibited, sexual spirit

Denmark is renowned for being an open and tolerant nation — in fact, in 1989, the country created registered partnerships for same-sex couples, …

Seven slutty places in Toronto

It’s the ever-evolving city that incorporates sex cultures from other cities, but does so harmoniously and with an open mind — it’s the Canadian way. …

The Sunni Rebellion In Iraq

After independence this imperial construction continued to be imposed by despots and dictators. Today it is falling apart (see page 55). At its heart, in Iraq, a Sunni rebellion is boiling. In the past ten days the jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) in league with large …

Drinking diet soda linked to heart disease

Diet soda’s sweet, nonexistent calories may be better for your waistline than your lifespan, a new study finds.<p>Older women who consume two or more …

When It Comes To Women In Management, The U.S. Ranks 37th Of 45 Countries

By Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor<p>Published: 03/12/2014 08:00 AM EST on BusinessNewsDaily<p>U.S. businesses aren't doing very well at putting women in leadership roles, new research shows.<p>Out of the 45 countries examined, the United States ranks in the bottom 10 for the percentage of women …

35 countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords and terrorists

As the situation in Ukraine continues to fester, a handy history guide — from A (Argentina) to Z (Zaire)<p>The U.S. is backing Ukraine's extreme right-wing Svoboda party and violent neo-Nazis whose armed uprising paved the way for a Western-backed coup. Events in the Ukraine are giving us another …

7 Gym Hacks You Need To Know

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Nick Tuminello <b><br>Occupation:</b> Trainer, owner of Performance University, author of Strength Training for Fat Loss. <b><br>Location:</b> Ft. …

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Tech industry in San Francisco addresses backlash

SAN FRANCISCO — It's the kind of backlash that Marc Benioff could never have imagined when he started the city's largest technology company 15 years ago in a Telegraph Hill apartment, some 30 miles north of Silicon Valley.<p>By starting a business software firm that would create jobs in the city and …

The Truth About Eating At Night & Fat Loss

“Eat breakfast like a king, eat lunch like a prince and eat dinner like a pauper.” This maxim can be attributed to nutrition writer Adelle Davis, and …

The Fit Five: Can't See My Abs

Having a six-pack is the ultimate way to show that you're committed to your fitness: You work out hard, eat clean, and do the cardio necessary to be …

5 New Moves to Reveal Your Abs

How fast can you complete this grueling fitness challenge?<p>Leave the crunching to the accountants. "If you want to reveal your six-pack, you need to blast your abs <i>and</i> strip away the fat that covers them," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., metabolic training expert and owner of StreamFit.com. One of the …

Workouts

What Kind of Protein Supplement is Right for You?

Don't let aisles of chocolate and vanilla powders intimidate you. Hit the health food store with the know-how.<p><i>by Dave Smith/Greatist.com</i><p>Flip through …

Airbnb Revamps Search Experience To Help Users Find The Place They’re Looking For Faster

Airbnb wants to connect travelers with interesting new places to stay. But for guests in new cities, it can be overwhelming to find and sort through all the options available to them. That’s why the company is unveiling a new search experience that combines a giant map, new filters, and photos of …

What's the Deal With Creatine?

Creatine has been wildly popular since the 1990s. It's touted as a shortcut to gaining lean muscle mass, and packed into everything from supplement …

Nutrition

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Lee Harvey Oswald’s lonely childhood: No one imagined he’d kill the president

Lee Harvey Oswald had an itinerant and father-less adolescence — but at first, no interest in radical politics<p>Lee Harvey Oswald's childhood did not take place in any one town or city. He was always provided for, but he was also, in a way, homeless--without a stable backdrop of buildings or even …

12 People Who Should Not Have Won The Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize, the latest winner of which will be announced tomorrow morning, is probably first among these equals.<p>According to Alfred Nobel's will, the Peace Prize is to be given to individuals and institutions that "have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for …

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How To Lose Stubborn Fat: Belly, Butt, Hips & Thighs

If you want to know how to burn stubborn fat, you have to understand a few key points. I realize many people who read the Metabolic Effect blog are …

10 Minute Lower Ab Workout Circuit

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>General Fitness<p>Workout Type<p>Single Muscle Group<p>Training Level<p>Beginner<p>Program Duration10 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>3<p>Time Per Workout10 …

The 6 best exercises for six-pack abs

Here’s the truth: Endless crunches and situps are not the secret to six-pack abs.<p>In fact, repetitive or excessive spinal flexion—that is, bending …

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10 Fat-Torching Tips For A Shredded Physique

1 of 10<p>1. Eat a Substantial Breakfast<p>Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets your metabolism going to keep you fully charged. Get a …

Build Your Best Chest: 5 Must-Do Pec Exercises

Your chest program is due for an update. Get deeper, wider, and stronger with these science-based exercise tips!<p>Let me guess: Your chest routine …

Workouts

11 Ways To Beat The Big 2013 Capital Gains Tax Hike

Last year’s historically low capital gains tax rate of 15% is, well, history, but there are still ways around the new higher rates that went into effect Jan. 1. The 15% top capital gains tax rate went up to 20%. High income earners have to tack on another 3.8% (the net investment income surtax). …

Sexism In The Tech Industry Takes Center Stage

For women struggling to make inroads in the male-dominated tech industry, a few stunning situations this week have provided some extreme examples of what they're up against.<p>Sexist attitudes in startup culture got a major showcase on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt, one of the industry's leading …