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List of great movies: India and international (brief reviews) - Vivek's Info

Here is your window to some of the best movies in the world, in my perspective.<p>The following ratings are not by a <i>trained</i> movie critic, but by as …

14 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

Some are in line with what you would expect—but others are pretty shocking.<p>Many nutritionists will tell you that they're big advocates of the "all foods fit" approach to healthy eating—the idea that even things like cookies, cakes, and candies have a place (albeit in moderation) in an overall …

How One Woman Lost an Amazing 165 Pounds

Tired of being overweight her entire life, Christie Buie decided it was time for a major change.<p><b>Before:</b> 350 pounds <b>After:</b> 185 pounds<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>Christie Buie, 41, from Monroe, Washington, has struggled with her weight her entire life. "I was a fat teenager and a fat adult," she says. "People ask me …

Ascending Bhutan’s Sacred Tiger’s Nest

Changing Planet<p><b>PARO, Bhutan–</b>It’s a steep climb to Taktsang, a monastery hugging the side of a rocky cliff 3,000 feet above the Paro valley in Bhutan. But the going is fairly easy if taken slowly, for the path is well constructed and maintained and the mountain air is fresh and cool. It requires …

The Ideal Age To Launch A Start-Up Is Older Than You Think

When asked to describe the profile of a typical tech start-up founder, many people picture a hoodie-clad twenty-something, the ink still drying on their computer-science degree. But earlier this year, Bloomberg’s venture capital arm, Bloomberg Beta, commissioned a study to identify the key …

This Trick Will Help You Reach Any Fitness Goal

The Strength Program That Will Get You the Best Results of Your Life

It's the simplest way to maximize your gains<p>Tamio "Tommy" Kono, the legendary Olympic weightlifting champion and Mr. Universe, has an interesting way of looking at training. Imagine you have a test tube filled with your workout ability, he says. Each time you train, you should spill out just a …

Only 1 Percent of Men Follow All 5 of these Heart-Healthy Strategies. Do You?

Smarter lifestyle choices could protect your ticker<p>Here’s good reason to make your healthy-living goals more than just talk: Research from Sweden found that incorporating five modifiable factors into your everyday routine can drastically reduce the risk of heart attack.<p>In the study, men who met all …

Food scare in China is good news for Thailand's CP Foods | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Business is booming at Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) (CPF.BK), Thailand’s biggest meat and animal feed producer, especially now it has won orders for chicken products from McDonald’s Holding Co (Japan) (2702.T) after a food scare in China.<p>Passersby walk past a McDonald's …

Is It Better to Run for Miles or Time?

A look into which one will make you better and faster when you're training<p>I’m training for the Chicago Marathon this October, and I’ve been known to run circles around my block at the end of a run, furiously monitoring my Garmin, willing it to hit the exact number of miles I set out to do that day. …

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8 Natural Ways to Feel More Energized

For when you’d rather not reach for a cup of coffee<p>FACT: 56 percent of women rely on coffee to rise and shine in the morning, according to a 1,008-person poll sponsored by the natural products company ChromaDex. Not super surprising considering modern women are so exhausted, but you don’t have to …

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Combining aerobic, resistance exercise may be best for diabetes | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exercise programs that combine aerobic exercise and resistance training may be better at helping people with diabetes control their blood sugar than either type of exercise alone, a new analysis of past studies says.<p>“It has been well established that exercise training is …

Am I Too Old to Start Endurance Training?

<i>A:</i><p>They say that showing up (or, in this case, putting it in writing) is half the battle—so for that, congrats on a big first step. Now, for your question: Science says that at 40 you are definitely not too old to benefit from a regular exercise routine. Great news, right? Drop and give me 20!<p>But …

91-Year-Old to Run Sunday's San Diego Marathon

Harriette Thompson hopes to break her age-group record.<p>When Harriette Thompson is not at church playing the piano, the 91-year-old cancer survivor is out running loops around the small lake in back of her retirement community in Charlotte, North Carolina.<p>Why is Thompson training? She’s running …

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Training advice - The Running Bug

Man Runs Sub-4:00 Bear Mile

Impromptu pursuit pushes Alaska man to 3-minute PR.<p>William Ursus, of Anchorage, Alaska, has been a runner for only a couple of years. He logs just 15-20 miles per week, and apart from a few low-key 5-Ks hasn't raced much. His fastest mile ever, by his recollection, was around 7 minutes flat. But …

Island-hopping down Central America’s Caribbean coast

You don't always need suitcases full of cash to enjoy the Caribbean Sea – cradled in its western corner lie a number of idyllic island groups that are surprisingly easy on the pocket. Here's our guide to navigating this captivating region sure to bring out the adventurer in you.<p><b>San Blas Islands,</b> …

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Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

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