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10 amazing archaeological discoveries of 2015

2015 has been a year of compelling discoveries. From sunken ships to megalithic stones, colorful mosaics, intact tombs, 2015 gave us a rich view into …

Tracing Slave Origins

<b>Researchers using a</b> newly developed technique that permits the targeted retrieval of ancient genetic material were able to successfully identify the …

Archaeology

Ancient Tomb Magically Heralds Winter Solstice

A 5,000-year-old tomb passage in Ireland can do a neat trick, but only a few people are lucky enough to see it. Continue reading →

Solstice

This 5,300-Year-Old Body Has The World's Oldest Known Tattoos

The oldest known tattoos belong to "Ötzi the Iceman," a 5,300-year-old mummy a pair of German hikers discovered in a glacier along the Austrian-Italian border in 1991, according to a paper slated to publish in the February 2016 edition of the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports<i>.</i><p>Scholars have …

Archaeology

The 1 Thing You Need to Become Addicted to Working Out

Hint: you're probably texting with her right now.<p>When Sally and I became friends and work spouses six years ago, not only did we avoid all exercise, but we even would make fun of our coworkers who spent the time and money on working out, choosing instead to spend our time on things like eating all …

Why Are American Women Dying in Childbirth?

You would be 10 times safer having a baby in Belarus than in the United States.<p>I'm 40 weeks pregnant and nearly 24 hours into labor, and there is vomit everywhere. Stomach acid and red Powerade splatter across the kitchen floor, up the walls and the refrigerator, leaving tiny bloodlike rivulets.<p>As …

24-Year-Old Model Who Lost Her Leg From Using Tampons: "I Was 10 Minutes From Death"

Lauren Wasser is speaking out about the potential dangers tampons can cause.<p>Lauren Wasser was a 24-year-old model and aspiring WNBA player when she almost lost her life to Toxic Shock Syndrome. She told <i>VICE</i> in June about what it was like to lose her leg to the disease and sat down with them again …

Teotihuacan: Ancient City of Pyramids

Located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of modern-day Mexico City, Teotihuacan was one of the largest urban centers in the ancient world. No …

Archaeology

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Gift Ideas<p>All certifiably more romantic than plastic-wrapped bodega flowers.<p>23 Photos7 hours agoView More<p>Where to Go Right Now<p>Load up on art, …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Baltimore

How to Really Clean Your Face Before Bed

Photo: stevecoleimages /<br>E+<p>“Always take off your makeup before bed” is one beauty commandment we’ve all heard before, and it’s the most obvious …

Skin

What Your Pimples Say About Your Health and Habits

Your face reveals what's really going on in your body, and breakouts don't just show up without reason. Below, we lay down the usual culprits behind …

11 signs you were born and raised in California

The only people who call it “Cali” aren’t from California. It’s not that anyone has to tell you not to say it, people just don’t. I think it’s a …

Rhode Island

Fitness Habits You Should Establish in Your Twenties

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s<p>Your future self will thank you<p>Of course your twenties are a time to live it up, explore your options and do what you're crazy about. But they're also a time to get into the habit of, well, practicing healthy fitness habits—because doing so will …

Fitness

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

6 Tips For Becoming A Mind-Body Runner

<i>The most successful runners listen to their bodies. Do you?</i><p><b>Your body can teach you everything you need to know to run better and find more</b> …

View from Above: Aerial Panoramas from the Early 1900s

San Francisco

Then and Now: How the World Has Changed Since Facebook Was Born 10 Years Ago

The Facebook you see now is almost unrecognizable compared to the version that debuted ten years ago today. Even the name is different. The social …

Rhode Island

Should I Stretch Before or After My Runs?

Neither, experts say. Or if you must, do it after your workout—not before.<p>You’ve seen the iconic image of a runner bent over and touching his toes. You’ve probably seen plenty of runners doing this before races. So it may surprise you to hear that this so-called static stretching—attempting to …

Exercise

What Happens To Your Body After Just One Workout

To reap the full range of life-extending, heart-protecting, sleep-promoting, obesity-thwarting benefits of exercise, you're going to have to get some regular activity. In fact, about two and a half hours a week of it.<p>Those hours should be moderate-intensity aerobic activity (think: brisk walking), …

Exercising Your Fears: Running Outside

<i>This is the third in a four-part series about some of the mental blocks that we as obese people MUST overcome in order to live a fuller and healthier life.</i><p>I remember the first time I "ran" outside. It was probably a few months before my first child was born, around seven years ago. I'm guessing …

Fitness

7 Ways to Become a Better Runner Without Running

These exercises may look easy (and even silly), but they’re the road to boosting speed, building endurance, and staying injury-free<p>Whether you're new …

Marathons

Top 5 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning—Even if You’re Not a Morning Person

"I hate mornings," said Lisa, a friend who’s a bike racer and busy NYC professional, when she found out that I work out first thing in the day. Yet …

Time Management

10 Ways to Burn More Calories on a Treadmill

These expert tips will turn your dreadmill to shredmill and maximize every step for better, faster results<p>You've long taken advantage of intervals' …

Exercise

5 Weeks to a 5K

This easy race training plan will get you ready to run a 5K in just 5 weeks!<p>This easy plan, designed by Jeff Gaudette, head coach for RunnersConnect …

Marathons

How To Train For A 5K Run If You Never Work Out

For many people, this approach is exactly what works. For people like me, who like things in neat, detailed little packages, I needed some direction and guidance. If left to my own devices, one or more of the following would happen:<p>• Too far, too hard, too soon.<p>• Make <i>every</i> run farther and harder …

Marathons

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

National Parks

How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …

Canada