Myra Walker

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How to Set Exercise Goals You'll Actually Achieve

Sometimes even the most active and healthy people can occasionally have slip ups or struggle through periods where they lose sight of their exercise …

10 Moves You're Not Doing to Get Stronger Glutes

This will hurt, and you will feel the burn, but you’ll love what it does for your backside. These 10 sculpting moves require only a pair of sneakers, …

Rethink Your Run: A Brand-New Approach to Interval Running (Plus, a 12-Minute Treadmill Routine)

Add a few minutes of high intensity interval training (HIIT) to your run, and yes, you’ll zap calories—fast. But you don’t have to reach …

The 28-Day Squat Plan You'll Want to Start Now

I’m a huge fan of bodyweight exercises for the reason that you can use them for a great workout anywhere. And perhaps the king of all bodyweight …

How To Do The Perfect Squat

They’re sometimes referred to as the king of all exercises, and with good reason. Squats are a full body fitness staple that work the hips, glutes, …

5 Bodyweight Moves that Burn Fat—Fast!

Most dieters today assume they need expensive gym memberships, fancy running shoes, or restrictive eating plans to get in shape. But before that …

How to Break Out of Your Workout Rut

You work out most days, but your clothes fit the same and your performance has plateaued. What gives? You’re in a rut—and one of these five tweaks to …

World Cup fans come for the America. Will they stay for soccer?

The World Cup is for soccer fans, but for the U.S., it's also about turning people into soccer fans.<p>The United States has embraced soccer, distanced itself from it, embraced it again, left it to die and then, finally, grown to love it over the last century. But even as the sport has taken massive …

30 Reasons to Be Excited About the 2014 FIFA World Cup

With the 2014 World Cup now only two weeks away, I set out this week to highlight 30 reasons to be excited for the upcoming tournament.<p>I'll be in Brazil providing coverage, and I couldn't be more excited about going. Narrowing the reasons down to 30 proved a lot easier than I thought it might have …

Jurgen Klinsmann has forced us to take a leap of faith with his USA team

Whether it's the players, commentators or the viewing public, no one outside of Klinsmann's brain trust seems to really understand what he's doing with the team. Maybe that's how it has to be.<p>All we want is to understand. We don't need to agree with all the decisions our leaders make, but we at …

Become a Runner in Six Weeks: Training Plan

Burn fat with this training plan for beginners<p>Haven't run since middle school gym? No sweat. This women's workout plan, designed by fitness guru Amy Dixon, will help you build from a walk to a run. By the end, you'll be able to run 30 minutes without stopping—and you'll be showing off a rock hard …

5 Common Fitness Saboteurs (And How to Defeat Them)

<i>*Courtesy of acefitness.org</i><p>Ever have those days when you feel like the universe is conspiring to keep you from reaching your fitness goals? Even the …

How to get lean: 25 ways to lose fat faster

Any time is the perfect time to kick your workout routines into high gear—and actually make some significant progress toward reaching your ultimate …

5 Moves to Lose Love Handles

Shares 12K<p>Love handles: nobody likes them, nobody wants them. But how do we get rid of them? <b>The following exercises make for a great workout routine</b> …

Go Ahead: Drop It Like A Squat

0comments<p>Squats are great fitness moves if you want to tone your quads and glutes! They will take your lower body strength to a whole new level. If …

How to Mix Cardio and Strength Building to Zap Fat

We checked in with Mike Wunsch, certified personal trainer and Director of Training and Large Group Programming at Results Fitness, for his …

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What human faces might look like in 100,000 years

Since we humans are prone to launching chemical weapons, unwittingly killing off the bee population or other factors that could lead to our extinction, it may be presumptuous to imagine what we'll look like in 100,000 years. But designer and researcher Nickolay Lamm has speculated anyway, …

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

Mexico's World Cup 2014 campaign in big trouble ahead of Panama clash

With two rounds to go in Concacaf qualifying, it's tin sombrero time for Mexico, those hardy World Cup staples whose situation could scarcely be more grave. With the USA and Costa Rica guaranteed qualification, El Tri are in the embarrassing situation of being third in the queue behind Honduras and …

HTC One max review: a lot more of the same

Homer’s two great works, <i>The Iliad</i> and <i>The Odyssey</i>, are technically poems. In the exact same way that an inch-thick tome can be a poem, the HTC One max is a phone. It has all the requisite characteristics: 3G and 4G connectivity, an earpiece and multiple microphones, and a design that invites you to …

Wayne Rooney: midfield role made player want to leave Manchester Utd

Wayne Rooney has spoken publicly for the first time about his reasons for wanting to leave Manchester United and blamed his disillusionment on Sir Alex Ferguson playing him out of position after the signing of Robin van Persie.<p>Rooney described himself as "happy" and "settled" at Old Trafford now …

6 Reasons for Manchester United Fans to Keep Faith in David Moyes

Taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson was never going to be easy, and replacing the Scot is nigh on impossible. Ferguson's brand of fiercely proud, fiery determination is woven into the very fabric of the club, not to mention the 38 trophies he won in his 26 years at Manchester United.<p>David Moyes—the …

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: 5 Early Thoughts on the 1st Clasico This Season

El Clasico. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid. Spain vs. Catalonia. Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo. This truly is one club game that has it all.<p>More subplots than any TV thriller, the football is almost secondary to the chaos that surrounds this fixture—and what a fixture.<p>Since May 2, 2009, when Barca …

Head of goddess Aphrodite statue unearthed in Turkey

A group of archaeologists has discovered a life-sized marble head of Aphrodite while uncovering an ancient pool-side mosaic in southern Turkey.<p>Buried under soil for hundreds of years, the goddess of love and beauty has some chipping on her nose and face. Researchers think her presence could shed …

Maybe U.S. public schools don't stink

The drumbeat is hard to miss: Our schools are failing. Public education is in crisis. Our students are falling further and further behind.<p>The rhetoric comes from the left and right, from educators and politicians and lobbyists and CEOs and even Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The deep dysfunction …

Sex trade victims struggle to reintegrate | Myanmar

<b>Bangkok, Thailand</b> - Por's final cry for help was an overseas phone call from Japan to her former mentor, Montri Sintawichai, to tell him she wanted to quit prostitution again. She died shortly after at the age of 18, probably from AIDS, probably contracted years ago before the first time she …

FBI: Chicago officially America's murder capital

Statistics released by the FBI earlier this week show that Chicago passed New York as America's murder capital in 2012 despite the Windy City only having a third of the Big Apple's population.<p>The FBI recorded 500 murders in Chicago in 2012, up from 431 in 2011. New York reported 419 murders in …

Professor uncovers slave novelist’s secret identity

<b>(The Bondwoman's Narrative, Beineke Library, Yale University)</b><p>The discovery “revolutionizes our understanding of the canon of black women’s literature,” says one scholar<p>Prachi Gupta<p>September 19, 2013 5:20pm (UTC)<p>After years of research, a South Carolina college professor may have discovered the true …