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These three core-focused moves will keep your body balanced and looking its best

Nike master trainer Eva Redpath shares three core-focused moves that <b>work the entire body</b> and will have you looking—and feeling—beautifully …

Workouts

People With Depression Use Language Differently -- Here's How to Spot It

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full …

Mental Health

20 great lake and mountain holidays in Europe

Summer holidays don’t have to mean sea and sand. We pick breaks amid mountains and by tranquil lakes to suit lovers of long hikes, high-energy activity – or just dreamy upland vistas<p><b>Trail running,</b> <b>Dolomites, Italy</b><p><b>Stay</b> Mountain huts<b><br>Suits</b> Hardened runners<br>It sounds easy: “Cruising over rocky passes and …

European Travel

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

Got 30 minutes? Try these 5 total-body compound exercises

Work your entire body — while toning your arms — with this 30-minute routine.<p>Bicep curls, triceps dips, chest press. If it’s upper-body day, chances are you’re including these signature arm exercises into your routine. But why not kick things up a notch and chisel more than just your guns? Enter: …

Workouts

10 Horror Books So Terrifying You Might Not Be Able To Finish Them

It's 3AM, you have every light on in your apartment, and you're huddled on your bed, your stomach clenched in knots. Something outside makes a noise, …

Books

How to ‘poison’ your data before you delete Facebook

Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned a lot about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook uses your data. The revelations have pushed many …

Privacy

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

Eight moves to improve strength, endurance, and tone.<p>There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves …

Exercise

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

Self-help

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

Pain

This Is How Many Reps You Should Be Doing If You're Looking to Get Lean

The key to building lean muscle is strength training. If you've been lifting weights without seeing a transformation to your body composition, you probably aren't lifting the right amount of weight, or doing enough sets, reps, or a combination of the two. POPSUGAR spoke to LA-based celebrity …

Exercise

What Is a Scientific Theory?

In casual conversation, people often use the word <i>theory</i> to mean "hunch" or "guess": If you see the same man riding the northbound bus every morning, …

Hepatitis

Everything You Need to Know About English and Other Languages

What's in a word? A lot! John Green and friends are here with some incredible facts about language—English and otherwise—in this episode of</i> …

A 1788 dictionary of vulgar slang

I am having too much fun reading <i>A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue</i>, published in 1788 to provide definitions of the sort of vile, unmannerly …

Why Don't We Say 'You're Welcome' Anymore?

“No problem!” “No worries!” “Anytime!” “Of course!” “Sure thing!” “Uh huh!”<p>These are some of the many ways people commonly respond to “thank you.” But what happened to the classic “you’re welcome”?<p>Over the years, American etiquette experts, baby boomers and writers have lamented the apparent …

33 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That Actually Live Up To The Hype

You can buy a lot of weird AF stuff on the Internet. From socks that make your skin peel off to fun shower heads, there's no shortage of wacky things …

New Documentary Shows How Sound Designers Create the Star Wars Universe

When you’re creating a movie about alien creatures in a galaxy far, far away, you need to be creative when it comes to sound. You might need to head …

KFC Says 'FCK' In Full-Page Ad Apologizing For Chicken Shortage

KFC took out full-page advertisements in United Kingdom newspapers on Friday to apologize for the fast-food chain’s chicken shortage this week.<p>The tongue-in-cheek ads featuring an empty chicken bucket emblazoned with FCK immediately won fans for clever humor. But it’s unclear whether the campaign …

What Makes Something Funny?

There are a lot of theories.<p>“Humor can be dissected, as a frog can,” E. B. White wrote, “but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the purely scientific mind.” True to form, philosophers, scientists, and certain left-brained comedians have been scrutinizing …

Academia

A Language's Popularity Could Influence Its Grammar and Vocabulary

The number of people who speak a language seems to affect how new words and structures spread.<p>It’s a peculiar observation that the more people speak a language, the simpler its grammar tends to be. English and Mandarin, for instance, have notably straightforward structures. On the other hand, …

Linguistics

37 Underrated Netflix Hidden Gems You Should Already Be Watching

*bookmarks this post for whenever I'm bored*<p>1. <i>Sing Street</i> (2016): This truly underrated musical follows a teen in Dublin in the '80s as he forms a rock band to impress a girl.<p>—irishpink<p>2. <i>Train to Busan</i> (2016): It’s a Korean film about a zombie virus outbreak, and it's got a huuuuuuuge twist ending. …

When It Comes To Language, Broadcasters Increasingly Don't Give A Fuck

Syfy and USA now allow the f-word without muting, to the delight of show creators.<p>Syfy's fantasy series <i>The Magicians</i>, based on the books by Lev Grossman, tells the story of a group of twentysomething grad students who practice magic (or try to, at least — this season is about their quest to restore …

9 songs by women that defined 2017

In the year of #MeToo, women made standout music.<p>This was the year of women’s anger, as Vox’s Constance Grady put it. 2017 started with the women’s march, with women across the world gathering to protest sexual violence and demonstrate for equal rights; in the fall, women across the world used the …

Dua Lipa

The Secret Life of 'Um'

How filler words and tiny pauses keep conversations from going off the rails<p>When one person asks another a question, it takes an average of 200 milliseconds for them to respond. This is so fast that we can’t even hear the pause. In fact, it’s faster than our brains actually work. It takes the brain …

Demonstration

Using Words Like 'Really' A Lot Could Mean You're Really Stressed

Are you feeling <i>really</i> exhausted? Or have you noticed that it's <i>incredibly</i> hot out today?<p>If you recognize the adverbs above as appearing frequently in …

Language

The Windows 95 Startup Sound On Accordion Is What You Will Hear When You Log Into Heaven

​Is "vlot" a dirty word? How about "neuk"? Between "teef" and "tij," which one do you think is profane?<p>If you speak Dutch, you already know the …

Timothée Chalamet

The Randomness of Language Evolution

English is shaped by more than natural selection.<p>Joshua Plotkin’s dive into the evolution of language began with clarity—and also a lack of it.<p>Today, if you wanted to talk about something that’s clear, you’d say that it has <i>clarity</i>. But if you were around in 1890, you would almost certainly have …

Linguistics

Who Is Competent to Decide What Offends?

New survey data casts doubt on a popular framework used by universities to identify microaggressions.<p>As the ranks of college administrators have swelled in higher education, one task they’ve undertaken is more aggressively training students—and at times, faculty members— in what is variously called …

Higher Education

The Language of White Supremacy

Narrow definitions of the term actually help continue the work of the architects of the post-Jim Crow racial hierarchy.<p>Who or what is a white supremacist, exactly? The raging debate has resembled nothing so much as a classical ontological discourse on categorization. Are white supremacists …

Political Science

11 Examples of the Odd Dialect Called 'EU English'

Every profession has its in-group ways of using language, but not every profession requires native speakers of many different languages to …