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The 13 Best Abs Exercises You Can Do Standing Up

We get it: You don't always want to do crunches or planks or even use gym equipment to work your abs. Luckily, you don't have to. If you've never …

Workouts

Brain wave: the surfers who made a trashcan for the ocean

Despite regular coastal cleanups around the world, the problem of ocean garbage continues. Now, two Australians say they’ve found the solution – the Seabin<p>By now, reports that our oceans are turning into swirling garbage dumps should come as no surprise. There are some 5.25tn pieces of floating …

Pollution

Vintage ski photos from the wild national parks of Alberta, Canada

Skiing in Alberta<p>Carving the slopes in Canada's pristine parks<p>February 1956<p>c. 1923<p>c. 1950<p>February 1959<p>May 1954<p>c. 1950<p>February 1959<p>March 1956<p>March 1956<p>…

Ad Meter 2016: FitBit 'Dualities'

Fitbit's first Super Bowl spot, 'Dualities', shows how the company's wearable activity trackers can be helpful both during exercise and during daily life.

This is the most insane ski video ever created

Candide Thovex is back to show off his insane skiing skills for his third installment in his <i>One of Those Days</i> series.<p>Extreme point-of-view sports …

Female inventors earn 14% less than men

Research by Myriam Mariani and Karin Hoisl calls for actions to ensure equal wages for equally performing or skilled employees and to encourage …

Seattle experiments with new solutions to ease homelessness

SEATTLE (AP) — As homeless deaths mounted last fall in Seattle, elected officials declared an emergency, resorting to a tool often reserved for natural disasters to confront the burgeoning population of people living on the streets.<p>The mayor opened a new city-sanctioned homeless encampment and …

Homelessness

Women's Empowerment Begins With Assuring Our Girls' Right to Eat

In many parts of India, girls in poor families are the last to eat.<p>First, the logic goes, comes the wage-earner; then the future wage-earner (the son); then their providers (the mother) and finally, the useless little girl, whose very birth, particularly in some northern agrarian provinces, is not …

Arctic Ocean voyage enters fragile world of ice, polar bears | CNN Travel

Europe's first underwater museum takes shape, in pictures - Telegraph

Articles about striking bohemian geothermal home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by...<p>In the Australian bush, a sculptor and an architect collaborate on a house built to withstand fire.<p>On an eight-foot-wide site in London, architect Luke Tozer cleverly …

Intimate Portraits Capture the Rarely Photographed Faces of Morocco

UK-based photographer Alan Schaller recently returned from a trip to Morocco and has generously shared some of his favourite snapshots from the trip. A notoriously difficult country to collect pictures of people—Moroccans seldom approve of having their pictures taken—this was an obstacle that the …

Dancer Who Lost Leg in Boston Marathon Bombing Training to Run the Race This Year: 'I Will Be Crying'

Just one week after losing part of her leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Adrianne Haslet-Davis made a promise to herself.<p>The ballroom dancer …

The photographer teaching women to feel beautiful naked

Photographer Mathilde Grafström struggled with body image issues and confidence for much of her life. “I had a major identity crisis a few years back and I’m still working on trying to accept my own body as it is. I suffer from these beauty ideals that are put out by the media, and it affects my …

Playful renovation in Barcelona squeezes more out of a tiny home

Architects Anna and Eugeni Bach have turned an early 20th century apartment into a brilliant small home full of space-saving details. Located in …

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the remote 8.4 …

Nude yoga: Baring all an eye-opening but liberating experience

Nude yoga is not for the faint-hearted, but for a group of Gold Coast locals it is a chance to let loose while focusing on health and relaxation.<p>Most …

Yoga

Airline Employees Spill 12 Fascinating Secrets of Air Travel That Passengers Don't Know

Some scary, some interesting, and some downright bizarre.<p>Over at Reddit, someone asked airline employees to share secrets that we muggles don't know about the magical world of air travel. Hoo boy! There are some doozies. As someone who has to fly the (sometimes not so) friendly skies next week, I …

12 unusual, strange and downright bizarre hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — When it comes to travel, most of us usually look for hotels that are conveniently located, affordable and comfortable. But sometimes, we want something out of the ordinary.<p>Need inspiration? These 12 eccentric hotels highlighted by TripAdvisor provide an unforgettable sleep:<p>1. Inntel Hotel …