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How to lose your love handles

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you ask almost any fitness professional how to lose your love handles, they will tell you two things: No amount of abdominal crunches will make a difference if you don't first improve your diet and exercise regimen.<p>And there is no such thing as "spot reducing" when it comes to fat loss, …

Fitness

1918 flu pandemic

The <b>1918 flu pandemic</b> (January 1918 – December 1920), also known as the <b>Spanish flu</b>, was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two …

1 Son, 4 Overdoses, 6 Hours

PEMBROKE, N.H. — The first time Patrick Griffin overdosed one afternoon in May, he was still breathing when his father and sister found him on the floor around 1:30. When he came to, he was in a foul mood and began arguing with his father, who was fed up with his son’s heroin and fentanyl …

Is This the Golden Age of Drag? Yes. And No.

The tour bus full of drag queens sped through rural Wisconsin on a brisk afternoon a few days before Thanksgiving. Mimosas were poured (and refilled) and hair was let down — or taken off. “A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour” was underway: a 30-city, cross-country trek featuring stars from …

The Walking Dead's Disastrous Season 8 Problems In One Chart

<i>The Walking Dead</i> still has eight episodes to go to finish out season 8 and the Negan War, but if you stop and take stock of the situation so far, it’s a pretty bleak picture.<p>Not only are ratings falling, as in how many people are watching the show each week, which lately has been season 2/3 levels …

The best Alexa commands to try with your new Amazon Echo

No matter how many Amazon Echo commercials you see, it takes a little time to adjust to Alexa. Putting a virtual assistant in your home signals a change in lifestyle, sort of like adopting a puppy. There will be a lot of trial-and-error, but once you find your rhythm, you’ll forget what life was …

Smart Homes

Dual-screen clamshell devices will kill the tablet

Phones have on-screen keyboards. Laptops have clamshell designs.The next-generation enterprise mobile device will have both.A dual-screen clamshell …

20 Shocking TV Deaths That We Will Never Get Over

Join us in mourning the television characters that we just can't forget about.<p>Photos: Everett Collection, HBO; Photo Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><b>Ned</b> …

TV

What's with world leaders giving Vladimir Putin puppies as gifts?

On Wednesday in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down with his counterpart from Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov. An unresolved issue stands between the two nations: Russia was once the main buyer of the former Soviet state’s ample natural gas reserves. Last year, however, a …

Why Are Dogs So Friendly? Science Finally Has an Answer

AnimalsWeird & Wild<p>Our pet canines have alterations in their genes that make them more sociable than wolves, a new study says.<p>To Bridgett von Holdt's 11-month-old English sheepdog Marla, the entire world is a friend she has yet to meet.<p>“She’s hypersocial. I even had her genotyped,” von Holdt …

Pets

Inside the racy, nerdy world of fanfiction

What if Harry Potter had ended up with Hermione -- or Draco Malfoy, for that matter?<p>In the world of fanfiction, where amateur writers spin new tales involving famous characters and other pop culture icons, anything can happen. While it's not as popular as, say, Snapchat or Katy Perry, fanfiction …

Beauty and the Beast: Angela Lansbury on film's legacy, live-action reboot

True as it may be, <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> officially hit the quarter-century mark on Tuesday. In the 25 years since it first arrived in theaters, the …

Walt Disney Company

The Naked Rowers Are Back And Their Butts Are Ready To Fight Homophobia

The Warwick Rowers have released their 2017 calendar to promote inclusivity in sport.

Top Windows 10-powered alternatives to the MacBook Pro (Winter 2016) | ZDNet

Dell XPS 13<p>Probably the laptop that most closely resembles the MacBook Pro is Dell's XPS 13. OK, you don't get a Touch Bar, but you do get a couple …

Intel Corporation

AirPods Aren’t Headphones, They’re Apple’s First Implants

Once you realize you have them in more than you have them out, you’ll start to be more comfortable with the idea of actual body hacking.<p>Apple’s newest headphones, the AirPods, are not actually headphones: they’re aural implants. Absent any wires, earpods are so unobtrusive that you may never take …

iOS 10 on the iPad Pro: The 8 features you need to know

The iPad Pro is a productivity powerhouse—or at least, that’s what Apple wants it to be. The 12.9-inch Pro was released last November, and the …

IPad Pro

Husband and wife who met at Boston College more than 60 years ago die within 6 hours of each other

A Maine couple who met at Boston College in the 1950s left the world in the same way they navigated it for more than six decades — together.<p>On March …

‘The Shining’ hotel: Alleged ‘ghost’ photobombs tourist’s picture

It’s the kind of souvenir you don’t really plan for: a supernatural entity appearing in one of your vacation photos.<p>Tourist Henry Yau visited …

This tablet is the sexiest Android device at CES 2016

Deep inside the belly of the beast that is CES 2016, we found a sexy slumbering Android tablet that demanded our attention: the near bezel-less …

What's Going On Between Leia And Rey? Here's What We Know

Clue 4: Rey Was Stashed Away On Jakku For Safe Keeping<p>What do you do when you have two kids in the <i>Star Wars</i> universe, and both are sought after by an …

Netflix is re-encoding its entire library to save data

Netflix is the single largest source of broadband data usage in the U.S. Evidently, it's not a superlative the company is proud of.<p>Currently, it's …

Top 10 highest paying nursing specialties

image © Veer Incorporated<p>BrightHaus presents:<p><i>This information has been updated in a new infographic.</i><p>After you finish nursing school, or if you’re …

Here’s when Verizon says you'll get 5G wireless service that’s 200 times faster than today

When is it coming?<p>According to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam: soon, for some.<p>The first pilot tests of 5G wireless service will begin early next year, McAdam said Tuesday at Business Insider's IGNITION conference in New York.<p>5G will provide super fast wireless speeds, with data throughput of up to 1 …

After decades, scientists succeed in breeding world's first IVF puppies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Researchers in the U.S. have created the world's first litter of puppies through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a breakthrough they say could help eradicate diseases in dogs -- and in humans.<p>Seven puppies were born in July from 19 embryos implanted into a host female dog, according to …

The Dearly Departed Got the Last Laugh With These Hilarious Tombstones

Funerals

Benedict Cumberbatch's Heartfelt Letter to Santa Claus Will Give You Chills

Just when we thought we couldn't possibly love Benedict Cumberbatch any more, the dreamy Brit wrote a powerful, heartfelt letter to Santa reminding …

Queen Elizabeth II

If antidepressants fall short, fight inflammation?

About one third of people with depression have high levels of inflammation markers in their blood. New research indicates that persistent …

Neuroscience

Tablet buyers shift as market sag drags on

Tablet makers will surely take their glimmers of hope wherever they can find them.<p>To be sure, sales of tablets are continuing their long, slow decline, according to the latest figures from market researchers, but new twists on the traditional design could catch the fancy of consumers and businesses …

George Lucas: To feel the true force of ‘Star Wars,’ he had to learn to let it go

NICASIO, Calif. — At the ranch, yes. <i>Yes.</i> Feel it flowing within you. The gate, the road, the hills, the trees, the vineyard. You, him, the house. Luminous beings are we. This was all built in the 1980s with piles of that initial “Star Wars” money, yet the main house was made to look several decades …

George Lucas

Impressions of the iPad Pro

We’ve been using the iPad Pro for a couple weeks now and are thoroughly impressed. The screen is phenomenal, speakers are booming and every app runs super-fast. While our intention was to focus on how the larger screen tablet fits in to a professional photographer’s workflow, we quickly also fell …