Marie Martinez-Bookter

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How to Lose Weight Without Even Trying

Weight loss just got easier!<p><i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>Losing weight takes a lot of sweat and discipline, but even when you're not powering through a treadmill interval workout or counting calories, there are a lot of simple ways to see those pounds melt away. Employ these 10 little tricks …

6 Exercises for Getting Fit and Sexy Fast

These moves are body-sculpting—and fun!<p>Want to bust a move? Anna Kaiser, owner of AKT In Motion, designed a total-body circuit that'll get your heart pumping—and maybe even make you want to shake your groove thing. All of the exercises in the video below are dance-like and will help you boost your …

The Bad Habit 77 Percent of Women Need to Break

It’s even more destructive than biting your nails<p>When was the last time you complained about your hair or vented to a friend about a particularly huge pimple? Chances are, it wasn't too long ago. According to a recent survey by TODAY and AOL, 77 percent of adult women complained about their …

10 Yummy Ways to Add More Protein to Your Smoothies

Power up and slim down with these simple smoothie mix-ins

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

Stomach fat, be gone!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Clean eating and hitting the gym can help you reach your weight-loss goal, but you might find you have a little extra pooch around your midsection. Here are three things you can do to …

21 Snacks for Flat Abs

These guilt-free nibbles will leave you satisfied and bloat-free.

8 Mistakes That Are Slowing Your Weight Loss

Read up to lighten up.

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Scientists Warn of Quake Risk From Fracking Operations

Tremors induced by wastewater disposal are larger and harder to predict than previously thought.<p><b>Underground disposal of wastewater from fracking may pose a much greater risk of causing dangerous earthquakes than previously believed, particularly in areas of the U.S. Southwest and Midwest where</b> …

Bus Rapid Transit Comes to Downtown Chicago

Changing Planet<p><i>A guest post from Christopher Ziemann, Chicago Bus Rapid Transit Project Manager</i><p>Transportation has always been essential to Chicago’s economic success. The city was established at the junction of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River and is currently the transfer point of half of all …

Gap Between Neanderthals and Us Narrows, But Does Not Close

Were the Neanderthals evolutionary also-rans—or just like modern humans?<p>Neanderthals have traditionally been viewed as human evolution's also-rans. Yes, they had brains as big as ours, made fairly complex stone tools, and flourished across a huge expanse of Eurasia for nearly 300,000 years. But …

Baltimore "Sinkhole" Actually a Landslide

An expert explains how the two geological events are different.<p>When is a sinkhole not a sinkhole? When it's a landslide.<p><b>According to geologists, the block-long "Baltimore Sinkhole" that opened on Wednesday in a northeast residential neighborhood—injuring no one but pulling in several cars,</b> …

Louis C.K. Has More To Say About Common Core: 'None Of This Feels Careful To Me'

Louis C.K. returned to Twitter on Thursday with more criticism of the Common Core State Standards. For the comedian, the standards are clearly not a laughing matter.<p>The father of two made headlines on Monday, when he took to Twitter to sarcastically thank the Common Core and standardized testing …

Top Tips for Saving Money at Chicago's Navy Pier

Lots of people who live in major vacation destinations make a painstaking effort to avoid "tourist spots."<p>I am no such local, and have loved visiting Navy Pier in Chicago for more than 10 years. I love the view of the city, the glittering lights, the huge boats and the boardwalk atmosphere. But …

Six Expeditions Cancel Plans to Climb Everest This Year

Sherpas, Western guides, and Nepali officials debate future of 2014 season.<p>In the wake of the death of 16 sherpas in the Khumbu Icefall on the south side of Mount Everest last Friday, Base Camp is in turmoil.<p>"Whether the climbing season on the Nepal side of Everest is over is not yet clear," says …

Neanderthals Lived in Small, Isolated Populations, Gene Analysis Shows

Genetic differences highlight how the path of these ancient humans diverged from ours.<p>Modern humanity's ancient cousins, the Neanderthals, lived in small groups that were isolated from one another, suggests an investigation into their DNA. The analysis also finds that Neanderthals lacked some human …

The Best Abs Workout: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Lose belly fat: Use this abs workout to get strong core muscles and sexy, flat abs in no time<p><b>You've been obsessing over your abs for almost two decades.</b> That ends now. Because we laid out one of the best ab workouts for women to kick those elusive buggers out of hiding. Finally.<p>Why's our plan so …

A 13-year-old explains the religion behind marriage equality. My head now hurts from nodding along.

I think Duncan is pretty awesome. And like him, I also think it would be great to see Oregon get on board the marriage equality train. If you agree, …

Same-sex Marriage

Spain’s "Exploding" House Inspired by the Big Bang

<i>Casa Faustino</i> is a unique home designed by Portuguese architect Didier Faustino that is meant to reference the energetic image of an explosion, specifically the Big Bang. Located in Spain, the unique residence offers multiple viewpoints. Large windows face out in all directions, allowing anyone …

Architecture

Super Resilient Tsunami House Can Withstand Fierce 85 mph Winds in Washington State

Located on Camano Island in Washington State, the Tsunami House was built by Designs Northwest Architects to withstand conditions not normally faced …

INTERVIEW: Architect David Hertz on how to build with old planes

The incredible 747 House, a Malibu home built from the recycled parts of a Boeing 747, captivated us with its ingenuity. We were so enamored with it …

7 Ways to Make Sex Extra Romantic

For those nights when you want to emphasize the "love" in "making love"

7 Strength Moves Runners Should Do

Improve your running game by adding these resistance moves to your training regimen<p>Surprise—there’s more to running well than just putting one foot in front of the other. With a regular strength-training routine, you’ll build muscle to make you leaner, more powerful, and less prone to injury. (And, …

Old Shipping Crate Converted Into Sustainable Guest House

Old shipping containers can be an eyesore but not when they are transformed into contemporary, functional living spaces. Texas-based firm Poteet Architects, a company that strives to continue a sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio, recently developed this <i>Container Guest House</i> using an …