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The Best Job Interview Questions We've Heard

<b>1. The question:</b> So you're a Yankees fan. If you were the team's owner, how would you make them better?<p><b>The expert:</b> Bonnie Zaben, chief operating …

Tough Running Speed Workouts

<b>Do this:</b> First, warm up for a mile, and then start your intervals. You’ll run as hard as you can for the prescribed amount of time, and recover with a jog for 90 seconds.<p>You’ll be able to push harder during the 1-minute intervals than during the 3-minute intervals. However, there’s no set pace …

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

The Best Core-Building Exercise You've Never Tried

And the harder you pull your elbows toward your toes, the greater the contraction. "If you're doing it right, you should only be able to maintain the contraction for 15 to 30 seconds," says Stauffer. "Your abs will be on fire and everything will start shaking." He recommends putting a pad or pillow …

The Body-Fat Burner

This four-move, muscle-blasting challenge is brutal, and requires all the willpower you can muster. Do you have what it takes to finish as strong as you started?<p>This week's fitness challenge will leave you collapsed in a puddle of yourself—in a good way. Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT!</i> …

INSTAFIT: Thoracic Rotation

The fix: An exercise called the thoracic rotation, which Stauffer demonstrated at <i>Men's Health</i> headquarters earlier today. It's designed to improve the mobility of your upper back and shoulders. While there are plenty of ways to do this movement, Stauffer performs it while "sitting" on a foam …

Talking to babies boosts their brain power, studies show

Children whose parents speak to them least fare worst in language tests, lagging behind by up to six months at age two<p>Reading bedtime stories to babies and talking to them from birth boosts their brain power and sets them up for success at school, researchers say.<p>Studies on babies and toddlers …

Baby boys and girls receive different nutrients in breast milk

A mother's milk may contain different levels of nutrients depending on the sex of her baby to meet different growth needs<p>I wish I didn't have to rely on Google to help me breastfeed<p>Baby formula should be tailored for boys and girls to reflect the differences in milk that mothers produce depending …

Delivery When Your Customers Want It | Inc.com

With many online retailers touting same-day delivery service--as well as the recent buzz over a future filled with Amazon delivery drones--the importance of getting customers their packages fast and free of headaches has never been greater. Quick, efficient shipping is one of the main ways that …

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John Butler Trio On World Cafe

Don't call the John Butler Trio a "jam band." As Butler himself says on this episode of <i>World Cafe</i>, the jams are part of the songs, not a springboard to more improvising. Butler, who was born in the U.S. but has lived in Australia since he was 11, discusses his love for the land he now calls home, …

Grains Of Sand Magnified x300 Reveal Dazzling Images

A grain of sand is so small and finite that our eyes are unable to render any significant detail.<p>It often just looks like a shiny or dark grain of …

Star-Studded Timelapse Video From Chile’s High-Desert

<b>When stargazers dream of the ultimate destination for looking up at the heavens, the high-altitude Atacama Desert in northern Chile likely stands at the top of the list.</b><p>Nature videographer Nicholas Buer recently shot this stunning film, taken over 12 days while he camped out in the San Pedro de …

JoJo Is Officially Free From Her Former Label After A 7-Year Battle

#FREEDJOJO Updated.<p>JoJo — who was the youngest star to ever have a No. 1 single on the Hot 100 chart with her 2004 song "Leave (Get Out)" — has been mostly out of the limelight since 2006, when she released her second album <i>The High Road</i>. Though she hasn't released another record since, that doesn't …

Listen to the first song from John Frusciante and Omar Rodríguez-López’s new band

Earlier this week, it was announced that John Frusciante and Omar Rodríguez-López, both formerly of The Mars Volta among many other projects, had …

A Rap Nerd’s Dreams: MC Serch on Nas’ First Deal, Slick Rick, MF Doom and More #JuanEpstein

Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg recently shot over another great and incredibly rap-nerdy episode of <i>Juan Epstein.</i> Their latest podcast comes from …

Action Bronson Talks Debut Album, Love for Billy Joel & Trinidad James’ Comments on New York

Action Bronson took time out from his <i>Blue Chips 2</i> tour to discuss his upcoming debut album with Revolt TV. Bam Bam described the record as “all my …

New Music: Step Brothers (The Alchemist & Evidence) Feat. Action Bronson “Mums in the Garage”

With a hilarious title and a spliced audio clip from some old British film I’m sure none of us have seen, “Mums in the Garage” is the latest slice of …

Mister Cee’s Aaliyah Baby Girl Birthday Mix

Hot 97’s Mister Cee dedicated today’s Throwback at Noon mix to the late Aaliyah, who would have turned 35 today. From classic material to the recent …

The Orwells Talk Instantly Infamous 'Letterman' Performance

Guitarist Matt O'Keefe revisits five wild minutes of late-night TV<p>Fierce Chicago quintet the Orwells hit the <i>Late Show With David Letterman</i> on …

Listen: James Blake Shares New Song "40455", Remixes Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love", Fake Interviews Burial

<i>Photo by Will Deitz</i><p>James Blake: "40455" (via SoundCloud)<p>BBC Radio 1: James Blake interviews fake Burial (via SoundCloud)<p>James Blake took over BBC Radio 1 for a couple hours last night as part of the station's Residency program and shared some special gems. Namely, a new song called "40455" (above). …

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Glendale Wants Recognition as One of L.A.'s Best Communities

The city of Glendale this week proclaimed that it's the "safest city to live in." And local officials might have a point:<p>They boasted last night that …

#MoPho How-To • The Best iPhone Camera Apps: Use these apps and save your friends from blurry Instagram photos. | AudioVision | 89.3 KPCC

If you are using the Camera app on your iPhone or the shutter button built in to Instagram, you should stop right now.<p>Mobile photography obsessives …

Mobile Photography

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

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Beautiful Houses: Rockledge Residence

This week we will show you the beautiful Rockledge Residence in Laguna Beach, California, a project by Horst Architects and interior design firm Aria …

Architecture

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

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Financial Intelligence, Revised Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Karen Berman & Joe Knight<p><i>Inc.</i> magazine calls it one of “the best, clearest guides to the numbers” on the market. Readers agree, saying it’s exactly “what I need to know” and calling it a “must-read” for decision makers without expertise in finance.<p>Since its release in 2006, <i>Financial</i> …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

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