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6 Moves For A Rock-Solid Stomach

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>Amp up your abs routine by adding a little extra weight! You'll force your muscles to work even harder to help stabilize your trunk while performing moves that closely mimic everyday activities (climbing a ladder, holding onto objects while sitting up in bed, or …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

8 Sinful-Sounding, Low-Calorie Muffin Recipes

If you’re trying to eat a clean and healthy diet, muffins may be on your off-limits list. The packaged varieties at the grocery store are often made with white flour and contain boatloads of sugar. Plus, a large three-inch treat has approximately 550 calories!<p>But your sweet tooth is bound to beckon …

Renew Your Vitality with a Spring Cleanse

<i>by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer</i><p>This is a great time to clear away toxins that clutter our bodies. We may not be able to see them, but we can sure feel them. A spring cleanse and detoxification program offers us an opportunity to refresh and renew ourselves on …

Melon, a New "Mindreading" Headband Measures Your Focus

What if a device could tell you what your mind looked like? Melon is a new device and mobile app that measures — and claims to improve — focus by …

Oatmeal Recipes That Will Change Your Life Before 8 am

Four ways to turn a good breakfast into premium fuel<p>You already know what a difference a bowl of healthy oatmeal makes: It warms you up, fills you up, and pumps you up like no other breakfast food. Studies suggest that this overachiever can also help prevent obesity, diabetes, and heart attacks. …

The IRS Scandal, and Hoover's Brutalist Legacy

The scandal currently unfolding at the Internal Revenue Service is actually being downplayed by some who feel that tax investigations into groups advocating an anti-tax attitude is more than justified on the face of it. Admittedly, all the facts are not yet in, but the scandal started when the IRS …

'The Real Housewives Of Orange County' Recap: 'Whines By Wives'

<b>Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 8, Episode 7 of Bravo's "Real Housewives of Orange County," titled "Whines by Wives."</b><p>Bonjour! This recapper is a bit jet-lagged, as I have just returned from a trip overseas, where I viewed a fascinating half hour of French television -- a …

'HIMYM' Mother Revealed In Season Finale: Who Is The Mother Beneath The Yellow Umbrella? (VIDEO)

"How I Met Your Mother" finally revealed the woman beneath the yellow umbrella in the season finale -- and it's someone you've probably never heard of.<p>After eight seasons, the mother turned out to be an actress by the name of Cristin Milioti. Milioti has had guest spots on "30 Rock" (she was "sexy …

'Castle' Finale: Castle Is Ready To Define His Relationship With Beckett (VIDEO)

When Castle decided to "DTR" (Define The Relationship) on the season finale of "Castle," he wasn't kidding around!<p>“I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about us, our relationship. What we have. Where we’re headed. I’ve decided I want more," Castle told Beckett. "Katherine Houghton Beckett, will you …

An Elephant In The Room: Getting Old And Seeking Work -- How Much Does Age Matter?

I knew I had started to look my age when fellow commuters began offering me a seat on the subway. A blow to my pride, perhaps, but I nonetheless gratefully accept when it happens. However, I haven't looked for a job lately and thus haven't encountered another type of age identification with much …

Elizabeth Warren, a Great Investment

Elizabeth Warren does great email. One payoff of my pittance of a contribution to her grassroots-funded campaign -- I regret not contributing more -- is that I am regularly alerted by the new Massachusetts senator to the favoritism of our Congress toward Wall Street.<p>That's how I was reminded this …

12 Ways Your Pet Can Improve Your Mental Health!

When I am feeling down and weary, and I can barely lift myself off the couch, my dog comes to my rescue. She cuddles with me, then motivates me to get up, dressed, and out the door for a walk or some play time. Somehow my fur-baby even gets me to smile, no matter how miserable or stressed I feel.<p>I …

GPS Guide: M.J. Ryan's Tricks For Keeping Her Cool

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Brave Ducklings Learn To Fly Off Short Ledge (VIDEO)

In keeping with a recent trend, this mother duck took advantage of a short ledge to give her babies a flying lesson.<p>In this YouTube video, already viewed almost 200,000 times since user Jenny Pan posted it on Friday, the mother waits at the bottom of the ledge while the tiny ducklings pluck up the …

10 Yoga Apps For Stress Relief Outside The Studio (PHOTOS)

We already have apps that help us find the nearest salons, restaurants, bars and shops. So it was only a matter of time before a yoga studio tracker made its way into the App Store.<p>Lululemon's new Om Finder app, released last week, allows yogis to find nearby studios and get info on schedules and …

The Second Secret: Keep Your Promises

You might think our obese clients reach their weight loss goals one meal or one mile or one pound at a time. But in fact, they get there one promise at a time. Sure, eating right and working out are the physical reasons that they lose 250 pounds, drop 20 sizes, and shed 100 inches off their …

'Einstein's Planet' Discovered With Help Of General Relativity Theory

By: Clara Moskowitz<p>Published: 05/14/2013 06:21 AM EDT on SPACE.com<p>Einstein's special relativity has proven more useful than ever, as scientists have now used it to discover an alien planet around another star.<p>The newfound world — nicknamed "Einstein's planet" by the astronomers who discovered it — …

8 Easier Alternatives To Pull-Ups

<i>By Nora Tobin for Shape.com</i><p>Pull-ups are an excellent exercise for working multiple muscles at the same time while also increasing your heart rate -- which is why so many top trainers include them in their training plans. But like most exercises that have great potential to improve your fitness, …

Crucifying Terrorists

Can terrorists be forgiven? Do they have stories that ought to be heard? Is there more of importance about them than just their acts of evil? Is asking questions such as these part of contending with terrorism in our time?<p>It could be that answers to these questions are suggested in the biblical …

Sharon Simmons, Former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Hopeful, Gives 8 Lessons On Aging Well

Last year as hundreds of beautiful and talented women auditioned for a spot on the Dallas Cowboys' cheerleading team, only one warranted a number of stunned headlines: Sharon Simmons.<p>Simmons, then 55, tried out for a spot as a Dallas Cowboys' cheerleader. “I thought, that’s something I never …

Christine Quinn Reacts To Controversial NY Times Article At Fortune Most Powerful Women Event

City Council Speaker and Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn appeared at Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women event on Monday and assured the audience that she was unperturbed by news reports detailing her "pushy" personality.<p>At an event which Fortune Magazine called a …

Watch this: One World Trade Center's spire lowered into place above a miniature Manhattan

Whether or not New York’s One World Trade Center is officially recognized as the tallest building in the western hemisphere, its highest point still stands a gargantuan 1,776 feet above street level. Last week, construction crews celebrated a milestone as the building’s 408-foot spire was carefully …

Quiz: How iPhone Savvy Are You?

You probably think you know your iPhone pretty darn well at this point, but we’re here to bring you two just a little bit closer. There are all kinds of tricky ways you can get more use out of your phone, and we’re betting you might not know them all. Take a look at the list below and let us know …

iOS

Apple Recovery Is on Its Way

Much has been made about <b>Apple‘s</b> (AAPL) share price decline over the past few months, as the stock fell from $700 in September 2012 to below $400 just a few weeks ago. Is the stock, and the company itself, on its way to recovery? It is, if you believe one Wall Street pundit.<p><b>Topeka Capital Markets</b> …

First Bonkers Images from the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending

Oh my god we did NOT expect the Wachowskis' new movie <i>Jupiter Ascending</i> to look like some sort of Marie Antoinette white party from the future (with …

Science Fiction

The Jobs Of The Future Don't Require A College Degree

We’re all talking about the “jobs of the future” and “winning the future” and transitioning to a “knowledge economy.” Since predictions are hard, especially about the future, it’s a good idea to look at some data.<p>And it looks like we have some of it: the BLS has a handy chart of the fastest-growing …