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The 15-Minute Core Workout You Can Do Anywhere

This core workout may be short on time, but it's high on intensity. Fitness instructor John Godfrey strategically builds in some rest time so you can …

Secrets To Staying Fit Even When It Feels Impossible

<i>Todd McCullough is a former University of Florida football player and creator of TMAC FITNESS. He specializes in helping busy people get into shape</i> …

Fitness

Around the World in 50 Amazing Gardens

From Austria to New Zealand, the globe is full of beautiful blooms and unique landscaping styles.<p>From Austria to New Zealand, the globe is full of beautiful blooms and unique landscaping styles.

8 Trainers Share Their Favorite Moves for Amazing Obliques

Alyssa Zolna/ Taylor Gainor<p>Breaking news: Side abs are the new side boobs. If you watched any awards show this season, you probably got the message loud and clear. But, as good as a strong set of obliques look on the red carpet, they're even better for your fitness cred. Your obliques form a vital …

10 Easy Dinner Recipes That Your Heart (and Wallet) Will Thank You for

Maintaining a healthy heart is one of the keys to long life and a healthy body and mind. A healthy heart reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, …

Organic Garden Weed Killer, Easy for the Cheap & Lazy

Why use organic methods?<p>Many gardeners are extremely passionate about doing things the natural, organic way. It's often cheaper and just as effective …

Why do we ignore the ancient treasures on top of Mediterranean mountains?

The mountains of the Mediterranean are permanent reminders of the past. The ancient Greeks climbed to their summits to offer sacrifices to the gods …

The mosquitoes that changed history

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Spanish, mosquito translates to "little gnat," but its impact on history has been far from miniscule.<p>In just the most recent example, mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus throughout South and Central Americas, causing an increased incidence of birth defects.<p>However, the species of …

Public Health

Grandmother who punished 9-year-old with fatal run dies in prison

Joyce Hardin Garrard, the Alabama woman serving a life sentence for punishing her 9-year-old granddaughter with a fatal running regimen, is dead.<p>Garrard, 50, who was brain dead after suffering a heart attack at the beginning of the week, died Friday, her son’s attorney told AL.com. She was …

Crime

Why Organic Food Might Be Worth the High Price

The most infamous fact about organic food is that it’s expensive—about 47% more expensive, according to a recent analysis from <i>Consumer Reports</i>. But a …

Why is Central Africa missing from so many maps?

You’ve probably had the following experience: You are reading along when a map, shaded in a procession of pastels, interrupts the story. Your eyes travel first to your home country, then to the country where you spent a summer abroad, and then, finally, sweep around the map looking for the …

Africa

Stop Roasting Your Veg in a Screaming-Hot Oven

Everyone says 450° is the only temp you should use to roast your veggies. Everyone is wrong.<p>When we talk about the Vegetable Revolution—you know, that whole thing where restaurants are cooking veg we actually want to eat—we place much emphasis on treating our veggie friends like meat. Sear them in …

Cooking

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CNN

Here's How To Make The Only Birthday Cake You'll Ever Need

Which means yellow cake with chocolate frosting, obviously.<p>And yes, of COURSE we will give you the Funfetti variation.<p>1. Arrange the two racks in your oven so that one is in the top third of the oven and one is right in the middle: You'll need both to bake all three layers.<p>2. Get all your …

Dessert

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Study: Maybe we can’t find aliens because they’ve all died already

The hunt for extraterrestrial life is one of humanity's most exciting endeavors. The pieces are all falling into place: We're finding more and more planets outside of our own solar system, and soon the James Webb Telescope will give us unprecedented looks at these distant worlds. We've populated …

Research

Legendary Artist David Bowie Dies at 69

David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer, his representative confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.<p>“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded …

World reacts to N. Korean announcement of hydrogen bomb test

Comments from around the world on North Korea's announcement that it conducted its fourth nuclear test, and its first of a hydrogen bomb, on …

North Korea

Beijing's 'airpocalypse': city shuts down amid three-day smog red alert

Children kept at home, building sites and factories closed and cars kept off roads as pollution engulfs Chinese capital<p>“Create a paradise,” urges the motto of Beijing’s Baijiazhuang primary school – a message stamped on to its front gate in bright red calligraphy.<p>On Tuesday morning, as China’s …

China

San Bernardino shooting investigation: Past plot and recent loan are latest clues

<b>(CNN) —</b> What happened to transform a trained pharmacist and a county health inspector into terrorists, and when did they take that dark turn?<p>Officials say it could have been years before last week's deadly attack in San Bernardino, California.<p>Investigators believe shooter Syed Rizwan Farook may …

Islamic State (ISIS)

The world reacts to Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

NEW DELHI — Donald Trump’s call for a “total and complete” ban on Muslims entering the United States drew widespread condemnation around the world Tuesday, including from British and French leaders and the U.N. refu­gee agency.<p>Citizens, politicians and refu­gee officials alike slammed the …

Donald Trump

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative intelligence.<p>We combed through decades of scientific research and highlighted 13 surprising signs of braininess.<p>Keep in mind, however, that "intelligence" is often measured through tests …

Prebiotic-packed foods fight adult weight gain, promote better health

For many people, excess weight creeps on slowly. U.S. research, for example, indicates that, after age 20, most Americans put on one or two pounds each year.<p>Canadians, too, are getting heavier. Over the past 30 years, the number of overweight adults rose by 21 per cent and obesity jumped by 200 per …

The ‘Squat Jackup’ May Be Your New Favorite Cardio Workout

This 3-exercise bodyweight flow will burn a ton of calories and help you get in great shape<p>Whether you’re stuck inside, you’re on the road, or you absolutely can’t stand pounding the pavement, you’ll love this no-run cardio complex.<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director calls it the “squat jackup,” and it …

The government just proposed a sea change to American diets — and one industry is furious

As part of the new recommendations, reported by The New York Times, the FDA also wants to change nutrition labels to differentiate between two kinds of sugar in food and drinks:<p>That which is <b>naturally occurring</b> (like the kind in a super-sweet peach or honey-crisp apple)<br>• That which is <b>added in the</b> …

Bill O’Reilly’s demented criminal justice fantasy: Hang low-level drug offenders!

“In Singapore they have no problem. Why? They hang them. They hang them,” the Fox News host suggested<p>Bill O'Reilly suggested that the solution to America's drug and incarceration epidemic can be found by turning to Singapore's model of capital punishment for drug offenders.<p>In July 2014, The U.S. …

The Workout That Will Pump Up Your Arms in 10 Minutes Flat | Men's Health

Instead of a pair of dumbbells or a barbell, you’ll grab a band for the curl and a kettlebell for the kickback.<p>The reason: Muscles adapt quickly to exercise, so even the smallest tweak to a movement—like switching the implement—can accelerate growth and build strength throughout your arms, says …

6 Inspiring Quotes That Have Stood the Test of Time

A challenging morning can be made less difficult by reading a few inspirational or motivational quotes. Sources for inspiration can be found in the quotes of former presidents, successful business people, inventors or even your parents. A deeper meaning for each quote can be determined by what is …

Why Was 5 x 3 = 5 + 5 + 5 Marked Wrong?

Many people have been asking about this viral math problem where a student is asked to use the repeated addition strategy on 5 x 3. The student is marked incorrect for responding 5 + 5 + 5 instead of 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3.<p><i>It seems a little absurd, doesn't it?</i><p>Math grading today...<p><b>Equals Versus</b> …

AHEM, Everyone Who Has 2 Diet Cokes a Day

A new study finds a surprisingly small serving — of regular or diet soda — can do major damage.<p>Knowing something you do is bad for your health doesn't necessarily stop you from doing it, which is why you probably drink soda from time to time despite knowing better.<p>While you'd be hard-pressed to …