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10 Style Mistakes That Make You Look Heavier

Are they adding inches to your look?<p><i>By Trudy Hanson for Refinery29</i><p>Clothes should make you look great—no matter what your size—but choosing pieces with certain design elements can add visual poundage. Don't just avoid these mistakes—run as fast as you can away from them, and go put on something …

It's True: Massages Really Are Good For You

Go ahead and book that massage -- a small new study shows that massage therapy isn't just a way to relax and indulge, but it also could help you after exercise.<p>The study, published in the journal Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, showed that massage therapy relieves muscle soreness …

12 CrossFit Workouts Anyone Can Do

<i>By Alice Oglethorpe for Men's Journal</i><p>If you've never tried CrossFit, you probably assume the barbell-and-burpee-heavy WODs (it stands for Workout Of the Day) are way out of your fitness range. As a beginner, odds are you're right. But not all CrossFit workouts require being insanely fit or for you …

The Weird Thing That Helps Prevent Weight Gain

That's it, we're heading for higher ground.<p>High altitude, low BMI. It's probably not a pairing you've ever considered, but according to a new U.S. military study, living at high altitudes may help fend off weight gain.<p>Researchers examined the health records and living locations of nearly 100,000 …

How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

Google updated its terms of service this week to clarify the manner in which software automatically scans and analyzes the content of your emails so the company can deliver what it calls "tailored advertising," in addition to ferreting out spam and malware. When you signed up for your Gmail …

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

This Is Why We Don’t Have Google X Hoverboards Yet

Yes, Google X tried to design a hoverboard.<p>If <i>Back to the Future</i> has taught us anything, it’s that hoverboards are amazing, and it is one of 2014’s inexcusable tragedies that they are not yet real.<p>Which isn’t to say that some very smart people haven’t tried to build them. In this month’s inside look …

Ohio teacher loses job for racist comment

FAIRFIELD, Ohio — A suburban Cincinnati teacher, accused of making a racist remark to a black student, lost his job after a labor hearing.<p>Gil Voigt, a Fairfield Freshman School science teacher since 2000, has been on unpaid leave since December when he told a student who had professed his desire to …

Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky

Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia.<p>Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, could be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi Arabia succeeds in its plans to construct the even larger …

Lawyer Who Argued Against Gay Marriage Before Supreme Court Now Planning Lesbian Daughter's Wedding

The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one …

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Obama Backs 'Race to the Top' Grid Modernization Initiative

President Obama’s proposed federal budget for 2014 would unleash a “Race to the Top” competitive grant program for states and local communities that adopt innovations in energy efficiency and smart grid technologies.<p>“The proposed Race to the Top sets both an impressive and an achievable goal,” said …

Scottish independence campaign is gaining ground, polls show

The campaign for Scottish independence appears to be gaining ground, according to new polls.<p>With five months to go before the referendum that could lead to Scotland leaving the UK, the gap between the yes and no camps has narrowed, suggesting a two-point swing could be enough to secure independence …

No minutes restriction for D-Wade

Coach Erik Spoelstra won't have a minutes restriction on Dwyane Wade when the Heat begin their title defense on Sunday, even though the All-Star …

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

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Check Out This Animated Re-Imagining Of The iPhone Introduction [Video]

With yesterday being Steve Jobs’ birthday, Apple fans chose to mark the occasion in different ways. Marketing agency Easy Explain Video celebrated the life of Apple’s late CEO by creating an animated version of Jobs’ iconic iPhone introduction at the 2007 Macworld San Francisco.<p>Speaking with <i>Cult of</i> …

Galaxy S5 will come in two versions: a Snapdragon 801 and an octa-core Exynos

MWC 2014 Coverage brought to you by: Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android.<p>As expected, at MWC 2014 Samsung unveiled the much-anticipated Galaxy S5 bringing us a new back cover, a waterproof design and several other new hardware and software features. One thing Samsung didn’t talk …

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Apple joins growing call for Arizona to veto anti-gay religious discrimination bill

<b>Update: Following Apple’s expression of opposition and much national attention, Governor Brewer has vetoed the bill.</b><p>[tweet https://twitter.com/GovBrewer/status/438838664928325633]<p>//<p>Apple has confirmed an <i>NBC</i> report that the company has urged Arizona State Governer Jan Brewer to veto a highly …

Second Apple iOS security flaw exposed

Security researchers warn of a flaw that could expose iPhone and iPad data to hackers, just days after Apple was forced to rush out a software update to protect against a serious SSL vulnerability<p>Security researchers have discovered a new flaw in Apple’s iOS that could expose every action the user …

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BlackBerry currently has no plans for a wearable device

Wearable devices seem to be a hot trend in the wireless industry right now, but BlackBerry isn't taking the bait... at least, not yet. When asked about his company's plans at Mobile World Congress, CEO John Chen was very straightforward in confessing that he has no current plans for bringing a …

After WhatsApp and Viber, buyers are circling around Japan’s messaging app Line

Japan’s SoftBank wants to buy some or all of Line, a wildly popular messaging app, Bloomberg reports. Line, which is based in Japan but is owned by South Korea’s Naver Corporation, has 360 million users worldwide, most of them in East Asia.<p>In 2013, Line’s full year revenues were $335 million, …

The Right Way to Do 5 Popular Body-Weight Exercises

Think you have the pushup down? Think again. Here are the common mistakes most guys make when doing their favorite equipment-free moves<p>As a strength coach, I love body-weight exercises. They challenge your muscles and kick your heart into high gear. You can do them for free—anywhere, anytime. …

Study: As cost of sugary drinks go up, sales go down

People bought fewer sugary drinks when the price was higher than no-calorie or low-cal drinks.<p>Raising the cost of high-calorie beverages by a few cents — and highlighting calorie content in places where they are sold — decreases sales, a new study shows.<p>This research comes after much discussion in …

Scotland Yard: Dead Spy in a Bag Probably an Accident

Scotland Yard has concluded that British spy Gareth Williams, found padlocked naked inside a gym bag in his apartment, ‘probably’ died by accident.<p>A …

Tips for documenting your pregnancy - Today's Parent

A snapshot from Monica Reyes’ DIY pregnancy photo shoot.<p><i>Monica Reyes resides in Vancouver with her husband and neurotic dog. She’s also a soon-to-be</i> …

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What You Need to Know About Pregnancy and Sex

<b>By Tara Weng of KnowMore.TV for GalTime.com</b><p>Talking about sex with your physician can be a little on the embarrassing side (even as you get older). Coupled with pregnancy, the physical act of sex can elicit a whole host of questions and your doctor is the right person to ask. Let's face it, the …