Jessica Rae Parks

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Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

You’re Building Muscle<p>Muscle weighs more than fat, we explained in an article in November. So the number on the scale might not move, but your new toned look should be proof enough that you’re making progress!<p>You’re Not as Strict as You Think You Are<p>You could be eating more and/or exercising less …

A Guide to Making Your Ultimate Manhattan

With the holidays behind us and the roughest part of winter still ahead, this is the time of year when I keep my head down and just try to survive until baseball season. So when cocktail hour rolls around that means sticking to tried and true staples. Which for me, means manhattans, pound for pound …

Whiskey

Vivid Photos of a Rare Flipped Iceberg in Antarctica

While on an expedition in Antarctica, interface designer and filmmaker Alex Cornell was treated to the rare sight of a massive iceberg that had recently flipped over, revealing an extraordinarily vivid blue underside. With the strikingly polished ice ranging in hue from light aqua to dark teal to …

Global Warming

Why You Can't Lose Weight

<b>1. You overeat healthy food.</b> Nuts, avocados, whole wheat pasta, olive oil, and dark chocolate are all natural and healthy, but they aren't void of calories. You still need to watch how much you eat of the good stuff. For example, avocado offers a ton of health benefits, but an entire fruit is over …

Sophia Loren, peeking out from behind a newspaper, 1964. See 19 photos of Loren shot by her good friend, LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt: http://ti.me/1C9AdXF (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

The Best Jeans Brands You Should Be Wearing But Might Not Know About

Brooke Shields famously proclaimed that "nothing" comes between her and her Calvin Klein jeans -- and we know exactly how she feels. We can't imagine life without our favorite denim. They are arguably the hardest-working and most beloved item in our wardrobe. What other piece of clothing is …

Clothing

5 Cardio Myths You Need to Stop Believing

<b>MYTH #2: If you don't have an hour to commit to the cardio gods, it's not worth it.</b> <b><br>FACT:</b> Flat-out not true. <i>All</i> body movement has benefits in terms of calorie burn. What you can change, though, is how efficiently you burn them. "You may be able to do steady-state cardio longer, and burn more …

Sweden's 25th Icehotel Stuns with Enchanting Frozen Rooms

The 25th installation of Sweden's Icehotel has opened, letting guests once again experience life in an enchanting frozen kingdom. The hotel, newly designed each year by artists and architects and built in the town of Jukkasjrvi, will be open for guests from December through April. The hotel rooms …

Hotels

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

We polled some of those insiders—people who know the business and work daily to evict pesticides, genetically modified organisms, animal cruelty, social injustice, and unhealthy foods from the food supply—to find out what they know about the dark side of "convenience" foods. Take note so you can …

Photographer Persuades Strangers to Strike a Pose Wearing a Tiger Suit

In a strange but amusing project called <i>Tiger Suit</i>, photographer Adam Rabinowitz asks random people on the street if they'll pose for a picture while wearing a tiger costume. If you think that this unusual request might dissuade your average pedestrian, think again. Rabinowitz has captured many, …

Tumblr

How to Fake a Long Bob in 6 Easy Steps

All you need is eight hair pins.<p>All you need to achieve this celeb-loved style is a little patience—and a handful of bobbies. Click through for a step-by-step featuring Dannijo co-founder Jodie Snyder, courtesy of model whisperer hair stylist Michael Angelo. Something tells us you'll be looking …

Hair

President pushes reforms: 'Mexico must change'

Mexico's leader proposed a series of reforms Thursday that he hopes will help combat widespread crime and corruption.<p>President Enrique Peña Nieto has come under fire for what some saw as his slow reaction to the disappearance of 43 college students, and for traveling abroad as protests spread …

The Week in Review: A Very ‘Vape’ Year

Per its annual tradition of picking the most significant word of the year, Oxford Dictionary chose “vape” as 2014’s winner. Originating in the 1980s, …

3 shot at Florida State University before gunman killed by police

<b>(CNN) —</b> Florida State University students huddled together in the aisles of a packed campus library early Thursday after a gunman opened fire, injuring three.<p>Two of the shooting victims were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. One was in critical condition; the other was stable, the hospital …

Creative Photos Reimagine Adorable Toddlers as Senior Citizens

It’s a universal truth that kids are adorable doing just about anything—and that includes taking on the appearances of senior citizens. California-based photographer Zachary Scott proved this by transforming six toddlers into elderly versions of themselves for a series of photo illustrations for …

Cute

These Stunning, Simple Posters Tell The Story Of The Syrian Revolution

Syrian designer Fares Cachoux creates heartbreaking and hopeful posters of his country’s struggle.<p>When the Syrian revolution began, Syrian-born graphic designer Fares Cachoux was living abroad. He couldn’t concentrate on his work–especially after his hometown was bombed–so he quit his job, and used …

LOOK: Saints CB Keenan Lewis played even though his knee looked like this

Keenan Lewis played through some serious pain against the 49ers on Sunday.<p>During the first half of Sunday's game against San Francisco, Saints …

Dear Senator Ted Cruz, I'm going to explain to you how Net Neutrality ACTUALLY works

"Net Neutrality" is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government.<p>— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) November …

Project brings more than 900 vintage arcade games to Web

Lovers of vintage arcade games just got an early holiday present.<p>The Internet Archive has released more than 900 video games spanning the 1970s through the 1990s, according to PC World. The site, which is a nonprofit founded to build an Internet library, now has the Internet Arcade, where gamers …

Absolutely Everyone You Need to Tip While Traveling

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>It's probably safe to say the idea of tipping the flight attendant has never crossed your mind, but apparently a whopping 30 percent of flyers have done it. How do you feel now, cheapskate?<p>While tipping in restaurants is a fairly black and white (albeit …

Luggage

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

Mobile Photography

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Scotland

Daily Deals: Doom, iPad Pro, Amazon Prime, blue Xbox One consoles and more!

Rakuten is back with another collection of voucher code offers and we've selected a sweet hat-trick of gaming and tech deals for you. Fancy blasting …

Nina Dobrev Teams Up With Gorjana Jewelry For a Good Cause

We didn't think we could love <i>Vampire Diaries</i> star Nina Dobrev or jewelry brand gorjana more than we do now, but we were wrong. In an effort to raise …

GoPro's Nick Woodman On Life As Head Of A Public Company And Microsoft's "Mistake"

Since the last time we spoke with GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman, some things have changed. Over the last year and half, he’s cut out a lot of the “dude’s” from everyday conversation, had another kid and led his company through one of the most successful initial public offerings of 2014. …

Italians enraged at rise of Sicily's new Facebook mafia

Detectives are poring over social media for details that might help them arrest new generation of mobsters who have turned their back on traditional code of discretion<p>Just when police thought they had finally loosened the Mafia's historical stranglehold over Sicily, a new generation of brash …