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The 5-minute abs workout for a shredded midsection

Peathegee Inc / Getty<p>Peathegee Inc / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 5<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>A five-minute abs workout that actually delivers on results probably …

Jamie Foxx's core workout to build a lean, muscular body

Ben Watts<p>Ben Watts<p><b>Duration</b> 20<p><b>Exercises</b> 3-4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Jamie Foxx is one of few movie stars who’s also a great actor. (Think about it.) Whether he’s …

What They Don't Want You to Know

Every trainer has an angle, something that sets them apart from all the rest. Some sell their “look” and “physique” while others tout their education …

6 ways to lose fat faster

Want to lose fat faster? We have some great advice for you.<p>Cardio is the cornerstone to any good weight-loss plan—especially high-intensity interval …

Cuba brings down curtain on private cinemas

The Cuban authorities are shutting down private cinemas and gaming salons.<p>Such enterprises are unauthorised in the country, but have mushroomed recently by operating in a legal grey area. Many have been using restaurant licences because they serve some food, although entertainment is the main draw.

DR Congo: M23 rebels announce ceasefire

M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have declared a ceasefire in their fight with state forces.<p>The announcement raised hopes of an advance in peace talks between the two sides – although there was no immediate reaction from the army.<p>The DRC army has pushed the M23 out of all the …

Italian justice minister urged to quit over allegations she got family friend out of jail

The Italian justice minister is facing calls for her resignation after admitting she used her influence to get the daughter of a high profile businessman out of prison.<p>Anna Maria Cancellieri says she stepped in out of concern for the health of Giulia Ligresti who has anorexia and anxiety.<p>Ligresti …

How to reduce your mobile phone bill - video

Britons are overspending on their mobile bills by as much as £6bn a year. Miles Brignall offers his tips on how reduce your bill, which usually means getting on to the right tariff. To find out if you're overpaying you need to do some research. First step: print out your bill and find out which …

Virtual girl 'Sweetie' helps track thousands of online sexual predators

An international childrens’ rights group has used a computer generated image of a 10-year-old Filipino girl to track down men forcing children to have webcam sex.<p>Terre des Homme created a lifelike girl which they called ‘Sweetie’ as a virtual trap. Online predators believed she was real. In the 10 …

A man's perspective on why engagement rings are a joke

Most of us are adult enough to know magic doesn't exist. And yet we're the same species that thinks fat rings are fairy-tale items which somehow "secure" another person's love, one step away from a "happily ever after".<p>They're expensive, useless and, worse, are insulting to notions of actual love. …

How more paternity leave will spell less discrimination against women, writes Caroline Criado-Perez. "Women of child-bearing age are less likely to be employed because companies don't want to risk the extra cost:" http://gu.com/p/3k5b6/fb

Russell Brand: we deserve more from our democratic system

Following his appearance on Newsnight, the comedian explains why he believes there are alternatives to our current regime<p>I've had an incredible week since I spoke from the heart, some would say via my arse, on Paxman. I've had slaps on the back, fist bumps, cheers and hugs while out and about, …

Syria: my journey into a nightmare war

I don't know how to feel. Part of me is relieved that I made it back alive, but I feel guilty that my relatives and my people are dying. I have only minor physical injuries, but the mental scars are still there. I don't sleep well at night and I often wake up screaming. Most people in Syria don't …

'Racist abuse of Yaya Touré is a smokescreen, real problem is at home'

I'm not interested in what happened to Yaya Touré at CSKA Moscow – as far as I'm concerned their supporters can abuse who they want because, for me, what happened in Russia is the tip of a wider issue and, quite frankly, something of a smokescreen. For instance, how many black coaches are there in …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

10 Traits of Great Leaders (and Their Followers)

Without great followers, no leader would achieve greatness. See here if you have what it takes to be both.<p>Much is written and taught about becoming a great leader. Many strive for leadership and many actually become great. As Shakespeare said in <i>Twelfth Night</i>: "Some are born great, some achieve …

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