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John Kasich drops out of presidential race

<b>(CNN) —</b> John Kasich is dropping out of the Republican presidential race, he said Wednesday.<p>Kasich's decision to suspend his efforts came after he improbably became the last challenger to Donald Trump, who emerged as the presumptive GOP nominee Tuesday night when Ted Cruz dropped out.<p>"I have always …

Government

Are You Picking the Right Exercise Tempos to Burn Fat and Build Muscle?

Here’s how to mix up your speed to speed up results<p>Most gym goers have one exercise speed: FAST!<p>While performing explosive reps has benefits, doing every exercise as fast as possible may lead to decreasing stability in your muscle and joints, and deteriorating form and technique.<p>As a result, your …

The Bodybuilding Superset That Packs on Serious Upper-Body Muscle

Here’s how to achieve an epic chest and back pump<p>If you want to get bigger up top, then you need to stick with the basics: the pushup and the bent-over row.<p>This push-pull pairing is a classic bodybuilding technique that has withstood the test of time.<p><b>Related:</b> Try the Anarchy Workout—One Guy Lost 18 …

Obama: U.S. safe against ISIS attack

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Thursday that he is confident the U.S. is safe from a Paris-style attack from ISIS and that American law enforcement is well equipped to protect the nation during the holidays.<p>"ISIL will not pose an existential threat to us. …

11 Differences between the Middle Class and the Wealthy

When I was in college, my grandfather gave me a book to read, titled The Richest Man in Babylon. And he told me that if I read it and lived by it, I …

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job

A practical guide to minimizing risk and maximizing success while living the entrepreneurial dream.<p>A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far …

Entrepreneurship

Your Guide to Your First Crossfit Workout

By Danielle Lagow for DietsInReview.com<p>When the sport of Crossfit is mentioned, it’s easy for words to come to mind that are associated with …

Hearst Magazines

How To Book Cheap Plane Tickets

Who am I to come up with such arrogant nonsense? I am a hardcore traveler and I travel more than most. Travel matters to me, and being in control of the travel experience is essential in order to enjoy it.<p>I don't want to end up having to get up at 04:45 because a random travel agent has decided …

A Park Ranger's Guide to Yellowstone

There are few people living who know Yellowstone better than <b>Jeremy Schmidt</b>. The Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based writer and photographer has spent 40 years as a ranger, “winterkeeper,” and guide in the park.<p>The author of more than a dozen books, Schmidt is a longtime contributor to <i>National Geographic</i> …

11 Brutal Exercises You Love to Hate (But Really Love)

Relationship status: It’s complicated. These grueling exercises are super difficult and draining, but they you keep coming back for more<p>The safety squat bar—or SSB—has built-in padding around the neck and shoulders. In fact, the two-pronged piece of equipment resembles a travel pillow attached to a …

This killer circuit workout is the key to burning fat fast

This full-body workout is meant to burn calories and activate your whole upper and lower body. This is a circuit workout that can be done at home or in the gym. You will do each movement for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds before moving to the next exercise. Once you complete each circuit …

Yellow School Bus Home

<i>by oPhelia and Julien</i><p>Our story begins with 2 city-dwellers and their little dog who love being in nature We spend most of our time off playing in the …

The Best Gear Companies You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

4.3K<p>SHARES<p>10<p>Gallery<p>10 Images<p>You probably know the biggest names in the outdoor equipment world, but there are plenty of upstart gear companies out …

This guy has gamed the airline industry so he never has to pay for a flight again

"It's just a day in the office in here essentially," the 28-year-old Keyes told Business Insider. "I've got a nice work space, food, drinks, some Wi-Fi. This is like this whole other world."<p>Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress, gained access to the lounge as a perk from one of his 25 credit cards. …

10 of the most gorgeous national parks you've likely never heard about

If someone asked the average American to name a few national parks, chances are they'd mention the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and maybe Yosemite or …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

The Best Way to Improve Your Bench Press without a Spotter

A buddy or reliable gym-goer isn't always around when you need a hand with a heavy barbell. Here's a safer alternative that builds just as much muscle<p>If you don’t have a spotter, you might head straight to the Smith machine to bench press. But ever wonder why it’s so much easier to bench heavy …

Our White House pool report: inside Obama SF fundraiser

We served as the local print pool reporter for the President’s appearance at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco Friday.<p>Here is the raw report as filed to the White House.<p>Local Pool Report #3<p>Carla Marinucci<p>SF Chronicle<p>cmarinucci@sfchronicle.com<p>@cmarinucci<p>President Obama …

Geminid Meteor Shower Should Be a Real Gem This Weekend

The shooting stars have aligned for this weekend's peak of the annual Geminid meteor shower: It's arguably the best meteor display of the year — and it reaches its height during the heart of the weekend, late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.<p>This year, the moon is at last quarter during the …

Astronomy

The Real Marketers Shift From Social Media to Content Marketing

Today, it’s common knowledge that social media does not work without great content. This is a concept that’s simple to understand but rarely executed.<p>…

How to Properly Load a Pack

May 22, 2014 by Melanie Swick | 2 Comments<p>Properly loading a pack can mean the difference between a leisurely stroll or grueling hike. One piece of …

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

Google Hangout: The Best Apps and Tech Tools to Supercharge Your Small Business

3 min read<p>Beyond understatement: Small-business owners are extremely busy people. They’re pulled in what seems like a million different directions in 24 short hours every day. Bigger. Better. Faster. Now.<p>This is where fast, easy, convenient apps and other headache-free tech tools come to the …

Small Business

What Natural Wonders Do I Need to See Before They Are Lost to Global Warming?

<i>A:</i><p>It seems like the list of natural wonders withering under the ravages of climate change gets longer every day—from the shrinking snow atop Mount Kilimanjaro to the dying Great Barrier Reef. Many will be gone, or nearly extinct, within the coming decades, so the clock is ticking on your chance to …

US schools pull essay questioning Holocaust

The school board of a southern California district has admitted as "wholly inappropriate" asking pupils to write an essay on whether they believed the Nazi Holocaust really happened.<p>The local newspaper, the <i>San Bernardino Sun,</i> reported that 2,000 13 and 14-year-old pupils in the district were asked: …

6 Small Investment Ideas When You Have Less Than $500

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be rich to start investing. Even if you have less than $500 to invest, you can get in on some good …

5 Ways to Build an Emergency Fund in 5 Months

Getting back to where you left off after your grand plan is derailed is essential in recovery. After coming full circle with my <b>emergency fund</b> — …

Saving Money: Ways to Save Money | GOBankingRates

About Saving Money<p>Saving money can be a frustrating endeavor, especially when it feels like the bills are piling up faster than you can pay them. But …

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