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8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

It’s time to finish the week strong with one last batch of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time. …

New smartphone app gives sight to the blind

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son’s school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on …

The 10-Second Trick That Will Help You Lift More Weight

Having trouble nailing the single-leg deadlift? Try this trick today<p>The single-leg deadlift is one of the best exercises you can add to your workout, but it's advanced. "In a proper single-leg deadlift, your pelvis stays parallel to the floor as you bend at your hips and extend the other foot …

10 Tips for Beginning Marathoners

A beginner marathoner asks for tips for her first 26.2.<p><i>I just started running six weeks ago; I train three days a week and have already built up to running a 3K in pretty decent time. I know this may be crazy, but I’d like to do a marathon some time next year. Is that a realistic goal or is it</i> …

Marathons

3 Moves to Sculpt a Beautiful, Strong Back

Use these tips to strengthen and smooth this deceptively alluring area<p>We'd like to build a case for why your back needs more love in your workouts. For starters, moves that target your back also work your core, and often your arms, too. Fixing weak upper-back muscles helps pull your shoulders back …

The 15-Minute Standing Workout for Flat Abs

Tone your core without the crunch with this stand-up workout for trim, toned abs<p>You got 15 minutes? Then you've got time for this killer stand-up abs workout. Fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, demonstrates all the moves in this quick video above. Check it out, and then …

Former CNN Journalist’s Arm Was Amputated After Freak Accident

Former CNN correspondent Miles O’Brien has opened up about how a minor injury to his arm during a reporting trip resulted in the emergency amputation …

The Best Chat Apps for Your Smartphone

<b>Updated: August 1, 2014</b><p>We’ve known for sometime that SMS is becoming passe for many smartphone owners worldwide.<p>Sure, people still use it, but there are a slew of apps that go way beyond it, offering easy multimedia functions, group chats, video calls, gaming and much more. Beyond being SMS …

10 Rules for Landing a Good Girlfriend

Nick Savoy

This Is Your Life, Are You Who You Want to Be?

Since losing my husband in the war in Afghanistan when I was just 25, I have learned so much in my short 28 years of life. Fighting my way through the challenges and hardship has caused my thought process to completely change. I am in a constant state of remembrance of the brevity of life. We only …

5 Nutrients You're Not Getting Enough Of

Studies show that 77 percent of men don't take in enough magnesium, and that many of us are deficient in vitamin D, too. Find out how you can buck the trends and fortify your body<p>Five years after telling a bunch of angry apes to keep their filthy paws off him, Charlton Heston starred in Soylent …

Carve Up Your Core

“Medicine balls are a hybrid of everything: a good core and arms workout and you increase your heart rate,” says Ben Bruno, Los Angeles-based …

Workouts

3 fitness tests you should be able to pass

Everyone has different fitness goals—running a marathon, performing 10,000 kettlebell swings, benching 1.5 times your body weight. But before you race toward your big goal, assess your starting point first. There are fundamental things you may have to train for today before you can think about …

The Big 7 Body Breakdowns

How to avoid (and recover from) the most common running injuries.<p>In an ideal runner's world, every step of every mile would be 100 percent pain-free. No aches, no twinges, no lingering soreness from yesterday's workout. The reality is that many runners constantly deal with a slight (or not so …

Pain

Exercises At Home: 10 Ways To Use A Foam Roller

<b>THE GOAL:</b> Exercises you can do at home with a foam roller to stretch out your tender spots<p><b>THE INFO:</b> If you only had time for a workout at the gym, …

"Should I Do Strength Or Cardio First In My Workouts?"

Turns out your workout order actually matters more than you think<p><b>The question:</b> "Should I do strength or cardio first in my workouts?"<p><b>The expert:</b> Jennifer Burke, a certified physical trainer at Crunch gym in Los Angeles<p><b>The answer:</b> Strength training. "Either order is technically fine, but if you do …

3 Exercise Moves for Stronger Knees

You can strengthen your knees with these simple moves<p>It seems counterintuitive, but these moves from Tim Hewett, Ph.D., director of The Ohio State University Sports Health & Performance Institute, ward off problems by strengthening muscles around the knee. Do three sets of 20 reps for each move.<p>1. …

5 Ways Jumping Rope Can Help You Look and Perform Better

Everyone wants to be leaner, so everyone does (or at least should do) cardio. But the treadmill gets old, the bike can get a little chafe-y and the …

6 Moves That Lengthen and Strengthen

Get long, lean muscles with this circuit workout<p>Long, lean, lithe... Who wouldn’t want to be described with these lovely L-words? The moves in this workout—which are inspired by dance, yoga, and Pilates—elongate while they tone, stretching and sculpting muscles in one go. Do these six exercises as …

10 Best New Year's Resolutions for 2014

New Year's, and the time I always resolve to lose more weight, is arriving. Will I once again choose a diet du jour, and try to follow it for a few months, only to slip back into my favorite high-calorie snacks and desserts? Or should I take a serious look at 2014 and make better choices?<p>Starting …

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Exercise

Whether you do it to lose weight, to reach a fitness goal or -- dare we say it? -- just for fun, exercise <i>changes</i> you.<p>There's the red face and the sweating, the pounding heart and pumping lungs, the boost to your alertness and mood, the previously nonexistent urges to talk about nothing but splits …

Functional And Non Functional Hypertrophy – Part 2 – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine

In Part 1 of this series I discussed functional hypertrophy, which refers to muscle growth that improves maximal force production and non functional …

Heartwarming Life Lessons From Judy Blume

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

The 10 Biggest Hair Care Mistakes

Learn how to stop abusing your tresses and get gorgeous hair<p>If you want shiny, gorgeous hair—and, really, who doesn’t?—then you should pay close attention to how you treat your strands. How you wash, dry, and style can seriously affect the health and appearance of your locks. Are you making these …

Sculpt Sexy Legs in 15 Minutes

Hit every major muscle in your lower bod—and burn fat all over<p>Training your lower body is one of the fastest ways to get lean. That's because it's made up of bigger muscle groups (such as your glutes, quads, and hamstrings), so working those specific areas tends to create a greater metabolic …

Workouts

Functional And Non Functional Hypertrophy: Is There A Difference? – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine

If you read my recent series, How Do Muscles Grow, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5, (and I hope you did, because if you didn’t, what are you …

Neuroscience May Help Us Understand Financial Bubbles

New research published in the journal Neuron suggests that market bubbles are in fact driven by a biological impulse to try to predict how others behave.<p>Five years on from Lehman Brothers' collapse and "where did it all go wrong?" analysis is all the rage. Answers have varied: poor regulation, …