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82 Push-Ups You Need to Know About

Drop and give me<i>…</i> 82<i>?</i> That’s right. We at Greatist love—nay, adore—the push-up. It’s one of the simplest and most functional exercises around, and <b>it</b> …

Science Investigates How to Rest For Power

<b>One of my articles from earlier this week discussed how to use rest intervals to maximize strength over the course of a set.</b> Greater ability to lift …

VIFF review: Young & Beautiful

Francois Ozon's latest film is a study of a slender 17-year-old schoolgirl, Isabelle (Marine Vacth), who, after losing her virginity on vacation, starts exploring sex her own way. Unbeknownst to her affectionate but clueless parents, she buys an extra cellphone and sets up her own escort business. …

Don’t make these rookie mistakes when renting on Airbnb.com

Many with spare space mull the idea of joining Airbnb (airbnb.com) to make some easy extra cash. But while changing the sheets in your kids' old room seems like a license to print money, it's important to do some homework on what's expected before opening your door to strangers.<p>"I offer attraction …

How to build your business through distinct customer service

Think about the goods and services you purchased this week and ask yourself, "Was the customer service level exceptional, ordinary, or poor?"<p>The research I do for clients repeatedly demonstrates that the majority of customer service experiences are on the latter end of that scale. Disturbingly, …

The Tumultuous History Behind And the Mountains Echoed's Female Poet

Nila Wahdati, the morally complicated writer in Khaled Hosseini's latest novel, represents a rich, controversial tradition of women's poetry in Afghanistan and the surrounding region.<p>There's a character in Khaled Hosseini's expansive new novel <i>And the Mountains Echoed</i> who has stayed with me ever …

10 Great Bands You've Never Heard

From Earl Sweatshirt to Divine Fits, the sounds of summer you need to have on your beach mix.<p>Not long after he took the stage Friday at the Gorge …

Globe investigation: The Ford family’s history with drug dealing

<i>This investigative report reveals that:</i><p><i>Doug Ford, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s brother, sold hashish for several years in the 1980s.</i>• <i><br>Another brother, Randy, was also involved in the drug trade and was once charged in relation to a drug-related kidnapping.</i>• <i><br>Their sister, Kathy, has been the victim of</i> …

Is religious faith the cure for terrorism?

An Israeli law student assassinates a prime minister on behalf of other Jews. A twentysomething Christian militant plants pipe bombs at the Atlanta Olympics in opposition to abortion and gay rights. A young Norwegian man embarks on a mass shooting to "save" his country from Muslim immigrants. …

Woman Eaten By Vultures In 45 Minutes After Falling Off Cliff

The body of a woman who died after falling off a cliff in France was devoured by vultures in just 45 minutes, before rescue workers were able to reach the body.<p>The 52-year-old woman was hiking with two friends in the French Pyrenees on April 14 when she fell off a cliff and plunged more than 980 …

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Macro Photos of Insects with Water Droplets on Their Heads

Photographer Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein shot these wonderful macro photos of insects with water droplets on their heads. The Tel Aviv-based photographer …

Stars’ Torquil Campbell talks Shakespeare

On Tuesday, Torquil Campbell, an actor and co-lead singer with the Montreal-based indie band Stars, takes part in what is being called a Shakespeare Slam. It's an evening of discussion and performance hosted by Stratford Festival, held on the occasion of the Bard's birthday. Singer-songwriter Rufus …

In the Land of the Coffee Nerds

“This is what coffee tasted like in nineteenth century!” Peter Giuliano exclaimed, holding a cup of Bard coffee’s Sumatra Wahana Natural as we talked at a small stand near the entrance of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, where the Specialty Coffee Association of America was holding its …