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“Pagan statism”: The frightening corporate/Christian alliance that invented “In God We Trust” and “One Nation Under God”

We think of One Nation Under God as a phrase dating back to our founding. The real history is newer — and scarier<p>In 1949, some of the country’s top advertising executives launched a national marketing campaign. They weren’t selling a physical product. They were selling religion. Before long, the …

How Salesforce And Deloitte Tackle Employee Engagement With Gamification

With less than 30 percent of workers today committed to and satisfied with their work, leaders need to find ways to change their employees’ attitudes and habits. One route runs through non-financial recognition and rewards. Badgeville Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder Kris Duggan suggests that …

Why ‘Arrested Development’s’ 4th Season Is A Bust: Contracts And More

The many reasons why the fourth season of Arrested Development, which premiered on Netflix May 26, is a bust.<p>I could really use a <i>Forget-Me-Now</i>.<p>The …

Carter’s Belated Triumph

Obama’s foreign policy owes a lot to Carter’s. And this time, Americans are buying in.<p>As I listened to President Obama’s big terrorism speech …

Chicken Pasta with Mixed Mushrooms and Green Onions Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> The goal was to create a light pasta dish without much added sauce and fat. To make it saucier and richer, add 2 tablespoons heavy cream when adding the broth. White beech mushrooms are a small, mild flavored mushroom that can be found in your Asian market. White button mushrooms (or your …

Spicy Beer Queso with Chorizo and Black Beans

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Remove any casing from the chorizo and add to the skillet, using a wooden spoon to break apart the …

Recipes

Crockpot BBQ Beer Chicken

Crockpot BBQ Beer Chicken.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 5, 2011 491<p>What is up with beer and me lately?<p>I can’t get enough of the stuff.<p>If I’m telling the …

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Flat-Ab Pilates Workout

You've probably read about celebs extolling the virtues of Pilates (lean legs, a supertaut tummy!), or maybe even heard the hype from mat-class–obsessed friends. If you're still skeptical, keep reading: "Pilates puts your muscles—especially the smaller, stabilizing ones—under constant tension over …

15-Minute Workout: Core Exercises

Hitting your muscles from all angles is the absolute best way to sculpt a tight, sexy midsection.<p>If your abs routine consists of crunches, crunches, and more crunches, you may still have some jiggle around the middle. That's because the crunch works only one part of your core, and in a very …

Power Pairs Dumbbell Workout

In successful relationships, partners bring out the best in each other. The same can be said of fitness moves. Certain exercises are more effective when paired up than when done alone. "Doing two moves at the same time—each targeting an opposing or unrelated muscle group—allows you to train harder …

20 Ways To Spring Clean Your Fitness Routine

<i>By Shape Editors</i><p>It's that time of year again -- the snow's melting, the sun's shining and those thick sweaters in the closet are about to go into storage. It's the perfect time to reignite your motivation by breaking away from your boring gym routine and embracing the great outdoors. Kick off …

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. …