Leslie Williams

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Men and women can never be friends - but sex has nothing to do with it

Can men and women ever be just friends? It is the eternal question that <i>When Harry Met Sally</i> set out to answer in 1989, and endless romcoms have continued to debate in the decades since (<i>Friends with Benefits, 13 Going on 30</i> and so on).<p>According to one new survey, the answer is a straight no. Social …

Relationships

Does 1-Minute Interval Training Work? We Ask The Guy Who Tested It

If you've heard of interval training, you can probably thank Martin Gibala, professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, whose research has helped popularize the time-saving exercise technique.<p>Interval training comes in many different flavors, but …

Exercise

Trump’s lies are not the problem. It’s the millions who swallow them who really matter

As the alt-right continues to set the agenda in global politics at a frightening pace, has the world reverted to a 20th-century era of totalitarianism?<p>Compulsive liars shouldn’t frighten you. They can harm no one, if no one listens to them. Compulsive believers, on the other hand: they should …

Donald Trump

Bowling Green massacre? Kellyanne Conway has taken alt facts up a notch

Dead-eyed and compelled to swim forward, Kellyanne Conway has propelled swiftly from alternative facts to alternative what-the-facts. Way back in the mid-cretaceous period of the Donald Trump presidency – around 12 days ago – it was presidential counsellor Kellyanne who chose to debut “alternative …

Donald Trump

A Clarifying Moment in American History

There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.<p>I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he …

Why this professor sees Trump as "an opportunity to imagine a new kind of politics"

Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. on Trump’s victory and the future of race and politics in America.<p>Against the backdrop of a burgeoning social justice movement (“Black Lives Matter”) and a culturally divisive presidential campaign, the subject of race and its role in American life is as urgent as its …

You're Ignoring An Essential Muscle That Protects Your Joints—Here Are 3 Exercises To Strengthen It

We hate to break it to you, but your workouts are probably neglecting one essential muscle. It's not a stereotypically "sexy muscle," but you most definitely want to strengthen it in order to prevent joint injuries from the hips down.<p>This elusive little bugger is the gluteus medius—a thick, …

7 Essential Swimming Tips for Even the Strongest Athletes

<b>Swimming is highly technical.</b> No matter how strong and fit you are, if you don’t have the proper technique, then you won’t go fast. The best way to …

High Blood Pressure Diet That Can Save Your Life

If you or your loved one ever experienced the symptoms of high blood pressure, you know you don’t want to go through it again. High blood pressure …

High Blood Pressure

The coolest high and low tech at the Tour de France

The Truth About My Racism

A few years ago in New York, I was driving behind a black man who tossed some trash out of his window onto the road. <i>Stupid nigger</i> were the first words that shot through my mind, to my shock and disappointment. I hate the N-word, and the bigotry it embodies. I always have. Perhaps I shouldn't have …

WATCH: Muslim Father Of Fallen Soldier Tells Trump 'You Have Sacrificed Nothing'

Khizr Khan, the father of an American Muslim captain killed in Iraq, had a message for Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night:<p>"Have you ever been to Arlington cemetery? Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America. You will see …

United States

We Compared Obama's Words To Trump's And The Result Will Make You Sad

So much for "the best words."<p>If someone shows you who they really are, believe them.<p>Throughout his life, real estate mogul Donald Trump has given us countless opportunities to take to heart that piece of wisdom, originally imparted by Maya Angelou. He has spent the last 40-plus years in the public …

Sabàto, after RNC speech, says Obama ‘absolutely’ a Muslim

'He’s with the bad guys. He’s with them. He’s not with us. He’s not with this country.'<p>Actor Antonio Sabàto Jr. “absolutely” believes President Barack Obama is a Muslim, he said Monday after addressing the Republican National Convention, accusing Obama of being “on the other side.”<p>Sabàto told ABC …

Religion

All hate is not created equal: The folly of perceiving murderers like Dylann Roof, Micah Johnson and Gavin Long as one and the same

Applying the blanket label of “evil” to mass shooters with vastly different motives obscures more than it reveals<p>The Internet and social media are powerful tools for communication. They can help people organize to create positive social change. The Internet and social media can also help amplify …

For affluent blacks, wealth doesn't stop racial profiling

When Ronald S. Sullivan starts teaching his class at Harvard Law School each semester, he asks his students how many of them have been spread eagle over a police car. Every year, it's the same answer: Two or three black students and maybe one other person of color raises their hand.<p>"These are the …

Justice

Here's what Tour de France cyclists eat and drink within an hour after racing

All meals are important for the riders competing in Tour de France, one of the world's most grueling endurance events. But the one eaten immediately after racing five hours is the most critical to recovery and rehydration, and therefore performance. In a short window of about an hour, the cyclists …

Tributes to Muhammad Ali in Pictures

Cambridge

Muhammad Ali: A Life in Pictures

Trainers

Ronaldo deserves more credit as one of the game's greatest players

Ronaldo inspires the current generation, but is he too often forgotten when we consider the game's greatest players? Romelu Lukaku was just starting …

Soccer

What is the 'Dab' dance and why are sport stars dabbing when they celebrate?

Jesse Lingard properly brought the 'dab' dance craze to the British public consciousness when he scored in Manchester United's 3-3 draw with Newcastle last January.<p>He's certainly not the first sports star to celebrate with the dance move, as his now-teammate Paul Pogba had already popularised the …

Study finds attack ads from the 2008 presidential campaign appeared to show Obama with darker-than-usual skin — these are the ads

The study, published in the academic journal Public Opinion Quarterly in December, suggests that the images could have been intended to tap into possible racial biases of some viewers.<p>"Ads that portray black candidates with a darker complexion might prime negative stereotypes about blacks, damaging …

Former RNC Chair: Trump Will Be The Republican Nominee

No one can stop the Trump train he says.<p>Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele says he believes Donald Trump will be the Republican Party's nominee in the general election.<p>"I'm gonna say, and I know people are gonna scratch their heads and go, '<i>what?</i>' but I don't you can," …

Government

Louis van Gaal: entertaining the media, if not Manchester United’s fans

In 1998, Louis van Gaal approached Sir Alex Ferguson with a request for advice on how best to deal with the press. Well known for the breezy bonhomie that characterised his own relations with the media, the then Manchester United manager’s curt response of “Don’t read it,” appears to have gone …

Soccer

Louis van Gaal's unwillingness to adhere to ‘Manchester United way' is what has put his job in jeopardy

The Dutch manager has learned this season how dangerous it is to mess with great Old Trafford traditions<p>The ‘Manchester United Way’, consigned to history by pessimists, is really the only way. Both men who have run this team since Sir Alex Ferguson retired have tried to rewrite its software – and …

Before 'Spectre': The 10 Best James Bond Films, Ranked

It's an indelible part of pop culture, a-more-often-than-not guaranteed box office money-maker, and one of the most successful franchises in cinema …

Construction

How to Create an Untraceable Messaging Device With an Old Phone

Secret, anonymous messages aren’t just for the dastardly. Luckily, a little privacy isn’t difficult to get. With some effort and a spare phone, …

Infographic: 20 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Your Decisions

So you think that you’re a rational person and that those psychological tricks that work on the masses won’t work on you? Well, the following …

Psychology

24 Signs You're An Introvert- Not Shy

Many people believe introversion and shyness are one and the same, but this is not true. All my life I was told that I was shy. I believed it too… …

Here's Why The Eight-Hour Workday Is An Outdated Concept

How productive do you believe you are in your eight-hour workday? There may be a few ways to define the answer:<p><b>Semi-productive:</b> you’re halfway there …

Time Management