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9 foot exercises: Strengthening, flexibility, and pain relief

• Flexibility and mobility<br>• Strength<br>• Pain<br>• Foot health and safety tips<p>Many people experience foot or ankle pain at some point. By keeping the feet strong, a …

Pain

Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland

KEFLAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland is expected to use more energy "mining" bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its homes.<p>With massive amounts of electricity needed to run the computers that create bitcoins, large virtual currency companies have established a base in …

Cryptocurrency

We Can Now Harvest Electricity From Earth's Heat Using Quantum Tunnelling

Wow.<p>Researchers have come up with a way we could harvest energy from Earth by turning excess infrared radiation and waste heat into electricity we …

Quantum Mechanics

General Electric's Future Is A Breeze

The world continues its long march away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy.<p>General Electric's management team has done well to position …

Renewable Energy

Burn 300+ Calories in Just 9 Minutes With This No-Equipment Workout

We’re only a few weeks into 2018 and we’ve already cheated on our workout goals. Ugh! But instead of ditching our New Year’s fitness resolutions and living the rest of the year as Netflix-binging couch potatoes, we’re finding new ways to stay motivated, including mixing up our fitness plan by …

Kettlebell Exercises

Tip: Two Surprising Exercises for Shoulder Health

These two moves can help you prevent and even eliminate shoulder pain.<p>Prevent and potentially eliminate shoulder pain by implementing the following …

The 10 Most Filling Foods for Weight Loss

If you were to describe The Perfect Food, it might go something like this: healthful, delicious, bigger than a morsel and filling enough to fight …

Electricity costs could be sliced by 90% - energy expert

Cape Town - Energy expert Ted Blom believes distributed generation will slice electricity costs by up to 90% for the average household.<p>Wikipeadia …

4 Sprint Workouts That’ll Increase Your Speed

Plus, why picking up the pace is so important to improving your performance.<p>Here’s the thing about running: If you don’t ever run fast, you’re never going to get faster. So if you’re trying to improve your running performance—even if it’s just to get those miles over with more quickly—then you need …

Give Your Joints a Break and Try This Muscle-Burning, Low-Impact Workout

Need a breather from plyo or running? Maybe you're injured or just need a little break for your joints. You can still get a great workout in! And while we love low-impact workouts like Pilates and yoga in the studio, sometimes you need a great at-home (read: free) low-impact workout, too.<p>Try this …

Bodyweight Exercise

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

Buh-Bye, Extra Pounds — This Is the Ultimate Workout For Weight Loss

To get the best results, you need to use the best exercises. We've got your top eight weight-loss moves, which you can add to your current workouts or put together for a full-fledged workout. Each exercise is a compound and dynamic movement so you have no doubt you're going to maximize the amount …

Bodyweight Exercise

Tesla’s record-breaking battery is the world’s best—but still needs to be bailed out by fossil fuels, eventually

In March, Elon Musk made a bet on Twitter that his company Tesla could, in just 100 days, build a 100 MW/129 MWh lithium ion battery system—bigger than any in the world—in South Australia. If Tesla failed to meet the deadline, Australia would get its money back, no questions asked.<p>Tesla came …

Clean Energy

Power Prices Go Negative in Germany, a Positive for Energy Users

Germany has spent $200 billion over the past two decades to promote cleaner sources of electricity. That enormous investment is now having an unexpected impact — consumers are now actually paid to use power on occasion, as was the case over the weekend.<p>Power prices plunged below zero for much of …

Elon Musk's South Australian Battery Responded in Just 140 Milliseconds After a Coal-Fired Power Plant Failed

"That's a record."<p>Elon Musk's giant lithium ion battery in South Australia has responded in record time to the first power failure since it was …

DARPA funds unhackable computer project to replace ‘patch-and-pray’ solutions

In its search for hardware solutions to cyberintruders, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded a $3.6 million grant to the …

DARPA

'I Tried Jumping Rope Every Day For 2 Weeks—Here's What Happened'

The results were SERIOUSLY impressive.<p>I’ve always thought the jump rope was a totally underrated piece of equipment. Sure, we all loved it when we were kids, but unless you’re a CrossFitter or regularly box your way around a ring, it’s rare to find one incorporated into a workout. Eve Overland, …

Carrie Underwood

11 Steps to Help You Crush Your Handstand Goal

Learning how to do a Handstand is an awesome goal for 2018! Talk about a total-body move — Handstands strengthen your upper body and your core, and they challenge your sense of balance. Plus, being upside down is a fun way to get a new perspective on life and lift your mood!<p>Even though Handstands …

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …

Bill Gates

The workout that helped this runner trim 20 minutes off her marathon time

When Jess Movold moved to New York, she explored the city by running it. “I started with a 5K here and a 10K there, and then one day, I ran to …

Marathons

25 Ways to Use Oats When You've Had Enough Oatmeal

Even though there are endless ways to jazz up your morning oatmeal, sometimes it’s hard to stomach the thought of boiling up and forcing down yet …

Breakfast

Saudi Arabia just unveiled a futuristic "mega city" 33 times the size of NYC

Middle Eastern Mega City<p>Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter, but falling oil prices have made it more difficult for the country to pay …

Saudi Aramco

3 Crazy-Good Comfort Food Recipes That Prove You Need a Crockpot in Your Life

To the uninitiated, a crockpot might seem like yet another device that'll gather dust on your kitchen counter, but as former <i>Food & Wine</i> editor Sarah …

I Bet Making One Of These 15 Soups Will Cheer You Up

It's that time of the year.

The 10 Essential Instant Pot Recipes to Know by Heart

I've had my Instant Pot for about two-and-a-half years, but I lean on it so regularly that it feels like it's been a part of my meal prep and …

5 Mexican Crockpot Recipes That Are Half the Work With Twice the Flavor

When preparing meals for the week ahead, it can be easy to get into a recipe rut. We all have our fallbacks, and when energy is low and time is …

15 of the Best Freeze-Ahead Meals on the Internet

You know the situation all too well: It's a weekday night, you just got home from work and your kids are minutes away from a hangry meltdown. Instead …

Cooking

5 Classic Ina Garten Recipes You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

When it comes to entertaining, the Barefoot Contessa is a bonafide queen. Between wowing a crowd and making lovey-dovey meals for her man, Jeffrey, …

Cooking

Kitchn's 10 Smartest Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Your Slow Cooker

The slow cooker is my answer to everything from hands-off meals on busy nights to comforting desserts. There's nothing it can't do. And the best way …

36 Dump-And-Cook Crockpot Recipes You Need To Try

Make chicken tetrazzini the easy way with this breezy recipe. The only thing you have to do when you get home at the end of the day is add cream …

Cooking