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3 Ab Exercises That Give You More Definition In Less Time

With the side plank as your starting point, add movement and rotation to take it to the next level.<p>On the journey toward toned abs, crunches tend to be a workout staple. However, the side plank is a real powerhouse exercise, targeting deep abdominal muscles that other moves don't reach. The …

How to protect your knees while running

Where your foot falls while jogging can play a big role in protecting your knees.<p>Thus, physical therapist Laura Gleason said, changing your gait can protect knees, which bear weight while running.<p>"Prevention is really the most important thing," she said.<p>Pay attention to where your foot falls; it …

Physiotherapy

13 Tricks for Cleaning a Bathroom Faster and Better

Heavy duty solutions for bathroom dirt and grime<p>Microfiber cloths excel at putting the finishing touches on mirrors, countertops, and even tile and …

Cleaning

6 Backyard Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself | Redesign Revolution

When I show up at a party, it isn’t because I’m a social butterfly. It’s because I’ve been told there would be snacks. That’s why people get …

How to Make an Air Conditioner in Less Than 15 Minutes

Stay cool with science.<p>If you're in the Northern Hemisphere and struggling with summer right now, don't worry, the video team over at Business …

DIY Underlit LED Skirt

Imgur user SexyCyborg makes lots of cool fashion using open source hardware, like this underlit LED skirt. She published a very detailed HOWTO create …

Motivation - The Running Bug

How To Wean Yourself From Your Smartphone, At Least Temporarily

We have been exploring our increasingly smartphone-aided interactions and what they're doing to the old-fashioned ways of being together, like talking face to face. Hundreds of you wrote in with your thoughts, which tend to be a variation on a theme <i>All Tech</i> reader Cassie Anderson laid out:<p>"I want …

Lactate Threshold: What It Is And How Do You Leverage It In Training?

<i>When you break it down, it’s not as complicated as it first seems.</i><p>The concept of lactate-threshold training sounds complicated, but if you want to …

The era of Facebook is an anomaly

danah boyd’s SXSW keynote is sold out. When it’s over, a dozen fans rush the stage.<p>These fans aren’t young groupies hoping to get a closer glimpse at their favorite rock star, but full-grown adults hoping to hear one more word from boyd. She’s one of the world’s sharpest authorities on how teens …

Intel 450mm Delayed Until 2023

Last week I attended the SPIE Advanced Technology Conference. There were a lot of interesting papers and as is always the case at these conferences, …

Switch Hits

Get fitter, faster, and stronger with great workouts borrowed from other sports.<p>It's easy to think that all the best training ideas come from the world of running. But distance running is part of a wider universe of athletics, so why not borrow from the toolboxes of other sports that require some …

Why You Should Learn The Backstroke

The backstroke is easy to learn and helpful to triathletes for multiple reasons. It counteracts swimmer’s “shoulder slouch” by engaging upper-back …

Protein for Runners 101

Not sure how much protein you need or how to get it? Here's a runner's guide to this powerful, essential nutrient.<p>It’s time for another session of Fuel School, and this time we’re heading back to the classroom for Intro to Protein 101.<p>So let’s start with the basics: Protein is an essential nutrient …

5 Steps To A Winning Sandwich

When it comes to lunch meals, few are as sacrosanct as sandwiches. As long as you don’t slap fatty meats and gooey toppings between two slices of …

The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Really Work

<i>I'm a sucker for productivity discussions: Improve efficiency and effectiveness, ways to work faster/smarter/better... can't resist.</i><p><i>So here's a guest</i> …

Scientists Are Using Metamaterials To Build Everything From Wireless Phone Chargers To Invisibility Cloaks

While the holy grail of metamaterials is still to make objects and people invisible to the eye, they are set to have a more tangible commercial impact playing more mundane roles - from satellite antennas to wirelessly charging cellphones.<p>Metamaterials are simply materials that exhibit properties …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Here's a first look at the Tesla statue in Palo Alto

A statue of famed scientists Nikola Tesla is being unveiled today in Palo Alto after the successful completion of a six-figure Kickstarter campaign.<p>Here’s a first look at the seven-foot-tall monument, which is equipped with free Wi-Fi and a time capsule to be opened in 2043:<p>Gallery: Gallery<p><i>Image</i> …

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Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch 2.0 puts full Android phone on your wrist (pictures)

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