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Too many cars, too little space, report warns

Another report claiming we're hitting the automotive saturation point.<p>This one, a global warning from IHS Automotive: "Trends in urban motorization could reduce the number of motor vehicles in use globally in 2035 by 250 million and trim new sales by 30 million units annually."<p>That is, too many …

Can Mom's Pregnancy Diet Rewire Baby's Brain For Obesity?

Moms-to-be are often reminded that they're eating for two. It's tempting to take this as an excuse to go for that extra scoop of the ice cream. (Believe me, I've been there.)<p>But a solid body of research suggests that expectant mothers should be walking away with the opposite message: Pregnancy …

Austria's Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

The future of transportation — as seen by a sci-fi author

<i>William Hertling is one of my favorite science fiction writers. If you are in the tech industry and haven’t read his books Avogadro Corp, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall, I encourage you to go get them now on your Kindle and get after it. You’ll thank me later. In the mean time, following</i> …

Metering Modes and How Your Camera Meter Works

Cameras

71 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014: ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ And More

Upcoming<p>We waded through more than 600 films to bring you the best of 2014. From Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson movies to blockbuster sequels, …

Top 10 family travel destinations for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>Planning a family vacation can become a series of questions followed by several attempts to get everyone from grandparents to parents …

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

Cooking

50 Highly Anticipated Films At The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

From a drama starring two recent SNL favorites to a documentary about Mitt Romney to plenty of zombies, there are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. In no particular order!<p><b>Correction:</b> <i>It turns out, director Sophie Hyde did shoot</i> …

Sofia Vergara Slaps Jimmy Kimmel As They Read Internet Insults To Each Other

Jimmy Kimmel brought up a good point on his show Thursday night (Jan. 9), saying that Internet commenters can be incredibly rude. However, he may have gotten himself into trouble when he suggested that he and his guest, Sofia Vergara, should read comments that people had written about them aloud to …

Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K. Join Forces on New TV Pilot

Zach Galifianakis and his varying configurations of facial hair are heading to the small screen. FX has ordered a pilot from the actor, who has …

Comedy

Lose 10 Pounds or More: Training Plan

Our custom workout plan will help you lose 10 pounds (or more) quickly and safely<p>Your secret weapon if you want to break the double-digit barrier and lose 10 pounds--or more? Strength training. Adding resistance builds muscle and helps you burn more calories during (and after!) your workout, says …

Workouts

Yes-You-Can Yoga Poses

Master intimidating (and awe-inducing) advanced yoga poses with this step-by-step guide<p>Certain fitness feats—like finishing a 10-K in less than an hour or busting out 20 real-deal pushups—earn you instant respect. In yoga, holding a handstand (without the help of a wall) or bending your body in …

Yoga

The 10-Minute Total-Body Toning Circuit

You definitely have time for this heart-pumping workout<p>Each of these exercises works multiple muscle groups for an efficient total-body routine, with some extra emphasis on the upper thighs, an area some people want to give a little more love. To increase the cardio burn, do as many reps as you can …

Workouts

How to Start Your Fitness Transformation

Who's ready to start a fitness transformation?<p>The options are endless and everywhere, pick something and go with it.<p>Recently, Adam West and Pamela …

10 Ways to Get Psyched Up to Work Out

<b>We get it: Motivation is tough. But try any of these 10 new simple, science-backed kick-starters and you'll want to work out. So what's your mantra? Share it in the comments below.</b><p>By Courtney Rubin, <i>SELF</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>10 Ways to Get Psyched Up to Work Out<p>Follow SELF on Twitter: …

Get Fit In A Flash With This 7-Minute Workout

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>We get it -- your holiday guests are sleeping downstairs, you've still got last-minute shopping and baking to do -- who has time for a workout? With this routine, you do! This program packs a total-body strength and cardio routine in just seven minutes flat. Plus, it's …

The Do-It-Anywhere HIIT Workout You Need to Try

Shares 28.3K<p>Photo: Twenty20<p>HIIT is all the hype lately. According to a survey conducted by The American College of Sports Medicine, it holds steady …

Why Deep Squats Are The Best Squats

<i>By Nick English</i><p>The humble squat might just be the most effective exercise you can do: It engages the entire lower half of the body, including the hips, glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves, while also hitting the core, shoulders and back. A perfect squat is a symphony of muscular coordination …

6 Important Muscles Exercisers Ignore

<i>By Cristina Goyanes for Shape.com</i><p>Being able to out-bike your boyfriend feels pretty damn good -- until later when you have to ask him to open a jar of peanut butter for you because you have zero grip strength.<p>Like any sport, when you focus too much on one set of muscles, another set may suffer -- …

The Express Lunchtime Workout

<b>You just need 23 minutes to get toned at the gym. We show you how.</b><p>By Marissa Stephenson, <i>SELF</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The Express Lunchtime Workout<p>Follow SELF on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SELFmagazine

12 Pilates Moves That Will Redefine Fitness for You This Year

<i>by guest blogger</i> <i>Brooke Siler, celebrity Pilates instructor, owner of re:AB Pilates Studio and author of the recently launched</i> <i>The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates</i><p>What does being fit look and feel like to your innermost informant? Is it limited to shape, tone, and size, or is it based on quality of …

How To Maximize Your Willpower (And Be In Control Of Every Decision)

We may <i>know</i> powerfully and innately what's most important to us, but when it comes to <i>acting</i> on our deepest values, many of us tend to get in our own way.<p>Self-control is something we all struggle with at one point or another, but it's an important key to both success and happiness. Lacking willpower …

W.H. faces tough contraception fight

As a new round of religion-based challenges to President Barack Obama’s health care law head to the Supreme Court, advocates on both sides of the issue say the administration’s arguments are likely facing a chilly reception.<p>On Friday, the Obama administration urged the court to reject a plea from …

2014 in film preview: sequels

22 Jump Street<p>Big, dumb cop (Channing Tatum) and squat, dorky cop (Jonah Hill) return to wreck more havoc. 21 Jump Street, a reboot of the TV show that made Johnny Depp's name, saw detectives Jenko and Schmidt pretend to be high school students in order to bust a drug ring. This time - in grand old …