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The 10 Exercises You Should Do Every Day to Stay Fit for Life

Of course, maintaining your long-term health requires more than just a regular exercise habit, but physical fitness is certainly a significant part of the equation.<p>However, beyond the more traditional notions of physical fitness -- running a marathon, boot camp style workouts sessions or extra …

Stealth workout: Try the couch-potato friendly 2-for-1 Plank

<b>Double up with this ab workout that’s easy enough to do while watching Game of Thrones.</b><p><b>1.</b> Start in a plank. Then rock your right hip so it drops slightly toward the floor. Then switch and drop your left hip bone slightly toward the floor. Use the muscles all along the sides of your waist to do the …

Sorry, Your Vitamin C Megadose Is Basically Useless

Maybe just wash your hands more?<p>It’s Fall which means flu season and a germy free-for-all — but we’re on it! Here’s our guide to staying healthy ’til Spring:<p>Schools are back in session, which means the common cold is not too far behind.<p>To avoid a cold or cut one short, you may be tempted to stock …

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You will not lose 1lb every time you create a deficit of 3,500 calories – Zoë Harcombe

One of the most commonly held diet myths is "To lose one pound of fat you need to create a deficit of 3,500 calories". This is wrong at every level. …

Nutrition

Do You Really Lose a Pound of Fat for Every 3,500 Calories You Burn?

When it comes to weight loss, math can't solve every problem.<p>Years ago, scientists played around with a pound of squishy, slimy human fat and found …

Add flax to your diet

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Mayo Clinic

Blaming Sunny Leone: When politicians give green signals to rape

<b>On a TV show discussing if child marriages are kosher, I realised I should not have been there in the first place. It was like discussing if</b> …

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15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a huge indicator of success. Here's how to know if you've got it.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to …

Emotional Intelligence

Why India needs to call Pakistan's nuclear bluff once and for all

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>Terrorism and veiled threats are used by it in an attempt to balance the asymmetry between the two countries' armed …

Pakistan

How Your Sleep Position Can Impact Your Brain's Waste Removal

If you aren’t sleeping in the right position, you could be increasing your odds of developing Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders later in …

In charts: What Asian countries think of Narendra Modi and India

Despite Narendra Modi’s relentless globetrotting since he became India’s prime minister last year, his popularity in the Asia-Pacific region is somewhat underwhelming.<p>A new Pew Research Center survey—which polled 5,313 people in 10 Asia-Pacific countries and the US between April and March …

India

3 Workouts That Are Better Than Running

Push your limits with these fat-destroying routines<p>Exercising outside is a great way to get some fresh air and Vitamin D, and it seems to be generally good for your health. (According to science.)<p>But that doesn’t mean you have to log lots of miles running or lug your dumbbells outside.<p>“You can get …

The job market in India is so bad that the government received 75,000 applications for 30 low level jobs

The Chhattisgarh state government's directorate of economics and statistics was left stunned after the wave of applications for 30 "peon" or servant jobs whose duties include fetching tea for 14,000 rupees ($220) a month in wages.<p>Directorate head Amitabh Panda said he has cancelled an exam planned …

The major difference between organic and non-organic foods shows up in your pee

While peer-reviewed studies can tell you what compounds you can avoid by going organic, they might not explain what the bottom line is in terms of your health. They certainly cannot tell you whether it's worth a price premium to buy organic foods.<p>Here's what we do know: if you eat non-organic …

The Beginner’s Guide to Every Type of Yoga Out There

<i>By Christine Yu, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>You’ve decided to finally start doing yoga—but after Googling classes in your area, your head is spinning. Should …

I was betrayed by Republican religion: What my years as a Christian fundamentalist taught me about right-wing faith

<b>(Reuters/Mike Blake)</b><p>The political form of Christianity, championed by “The 700 Club” and Fox News, is selling a powerful snake oil<p>Edwin Lyngar<p>August 17, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p><i>“If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.”<br>— Luke 3:11 (NLT)</i><p>It is one …

Religion

Step-by-step guidance on shopping for index funds

<b>Q: I'm convinced that I should be using index funds instead of the funds I've been using. But I know nothing about finding the best ones. Which would you recommend? — D.P. of Chicago</b><p>A: Index funds typically give people a better chance of making money in their 401(k)s and IRAs than most actively …

The 20-Minute Killer Core Workout

Your core muscles are involved in almost every movement of the human body. So it's safe to say that core training is an important part of any …

The 5 Best Cardio Workouts That Don't Involve Running

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Laurel Leicht for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Sure, running is a great workout to have as a part of your cardio repertoire -- it's not only a great way to get fitter, but it improves your mental wellbeing, too. (Read one woman's story about how running saved her life.) But it's not right for …

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

How to damage India’s reputation

“THIS is an international conspiracy to defame India,” raged one minister in parliament last week, upset by a foreign film about a rape in Delhi. …

India

India’s preference for sons has created a nation of tiny people

<i>Update: The working paper Quartz wrote about in 2015 was published in the September 2017 issue of American Economic Review.</i><p>Indian children are among the shortest in the world, and the country’s preference for sons might be to blame.<p>Globally, one in four children under the age of five is …

Demographics

Once near equals, China and India have radically diverged in the past two decades

When Chinese prime minister Li Peng visited New Delhi in 1991, it was a momentous occasion for the two gigantic, mostly rural, developing countries. Both were adrift and isolated—India struggling in the aftermath of the Soviet Union’s collapse, and China facing criticism of its human rights …

Human Rights

What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation

<i>By Lodro Rinzler</i><p>I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what to do with your mind during meditation. If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and …

“The rape-your-wife privilege”: The horrifying modern legal history of marital rape

<b>(AP/Luis Ribeiro)</b><p>It’s much worse than the words of Trump’s attorney. Far too recently, wives were essentially the husband’s property<p>Eric Berkowitz<p>August 8, 2015 1:29pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Boundaries of Desire: A Century of Bad Laws, Good Sex and Changing Identities”<p><b>Not So Nice Up Close: Rape</b> …

North Carolina

Saudi Arabia may go broke before the US oil industry buckles

If the oil futures market is correct, Saudi Arabia will start running into trouble within two years. It will be in existential crisis by the end of the decade.<p>The contract price of US crude oil for delivery in December 2020 is currently $62.05, implying a drastic change in the economic landscape …

Europe's Top 6 underrated cities

There's a reason why seasoned travellers seek out the little-known, the not-quite-as-famous or the hard-to-reach destination: They offer visitors an experience they won't find anywhere else. Alexander Besant shares his favourite underrated European cities.<p><b>ERMOUPOLI, GREECE</b><p>The administrative capital …