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11 Little Ways to Know If You’re Fit

You take breaks hauling groceries and can't touch your toes. But you kill it in cycling class, and the scale number has stayed pretty steady for a …

Can a Robot Join the Faith?

As an apparent coup d’etat ripples through Saudi Arabia, the rising ruling faction is trying to keep things upbeat by sending bullish signals to the world’s mega-rich. Exhibit A is Neom, part of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 initiative, a proposed utopian city whose modest slogan is “the world’s most …

Natural Cycles says contraceptive app is more effective than the pill

The app promises 99 percent efficiency if "used perfectly".<p>Contraceptive app Natural Cycles is more effective than the pill, according to the latest and largest study into the app's efficacy. After testing 22,785 women throughout 224,563 menstrual cycles, the startup found the app provided 99 …

Women's Health

[Investigation] Fight club: Russian spies seek EU recruits

The warnings come amid concerns by enemies of the Russian state who live in the EU that they could be harmed for their work.<p>The martial arts clubs, …

Russia

Blokable plans to ship homes that are modular, stackable, and smart

When you work at Amazon, you learn about scaling your business in a hurry. Now, Aaron Holm, former Amazon product manager and burgeoning …

Jenna’s Devil's Food Chocolate Oasis Pie - The Washington Post

For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.<p>Toss together the crumbs and butter in a medium bowl until evenly moistened, then press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie pan. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to firm up the butter. Bake (middle rack) for about 10 …

This 6-month-old baby can plank better than you

Many of us may expect a yogi or a fitness trainer to upstage us when it comes to planking, but not a baby.<p>However, in the case of Rowan McGowan, who …

Twitter discloses two far-reaching FBI data requests

Twitter is joining in the recent trend of tech companies disclosing FBI data requests after gag orders have lifted... and the news isn't exactly comforting. The social network has revealed that two National Security Letters sent in 2015 and 2016 asked the company for electronic communication …

Online grocery shopping for gourmands

’Tis the season, increasingly, for online food shopping. A comprehensive, beautifully displayed and easy-to-navigate option for this festive activity …

Evolution Of The Small Apartment By Escapefromsofa

Ivanka Trump’s Terrible Book Helps Explain the Trump-Family Ethos

Ivanka Trump’s 2009 self-help book, “The Trump Card,” opens with an unlikely sentence: “In business, as in life, nothing is ever handed to you.” Ivanka quickly adds caveats. “Yes, I’ve had the great good fortune to be born into a life of wealth and privilege, with a name to match,” she writes. …

Fine footwear with edge and elegance

Some shoes, particularly those with a dominant detail – a toe shape, an embellishment or a fastening, maybe – have the ability to look so right one …

The Book That Taught Me What I Want to Teach My Daughter

Long before I had my daughter, I began collecting the books I thought would be important to our life together: “Goodnight Moon” and “Eloise” and “Frog and Toad” and “Owl at Home” and “Mouse Soup.” I stockpiled picture books by Cynthia Rylant and Patricia Polacco and Ezra Jack Keats. These were the …

Merah: The ‘Untold Story’ of a French Jihadist Icon

Like so many other French jihadists, Mohamed Merah, the killer who filmed his savage murder of three Jewish children and a teacher, started as a …

Terrorism

UN humanitarian chief renews call for 48-hour ceasefire in Aleppo

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian AffairsCountry: Syrian Arab Republic<b><br>"In Aleppo we risk seeing a humanitarian catastrophe</b> …

Middle East

Republicans Accused of Plagiarizing Entire Convention Scenario from Book of Revelation

CLEVELAND (The Borowitz Report)—The 2016 Republican National Convention became embroiled in another controversy on Tuesday, as Biblical experts accused Republicans of plagiarizing the entire Convention scenario from the Book of Revelation.<p>“The first thing that struck me, on Night One, was when the …

The Promise of Regrexit

Just as Brexit was a negative shock, the response to it – a massive swing in popular sentiment in favor of the European Union – has been a positive …

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Bill Cunningham, Legendary Times Fashion Photographer, Dies at 87

Bill Cunningham, who turned fashion photography into his own branch of cultural anthropology on the streets of New York, chronicling an era’s ever-changing social scene for The New York Times by training his busily observant lens on what people wore — stylishly, flamboyantly or just plain sensibly …

Move Aside, Noma: Osteria Francescana is World's Best Restaurant

Many of the globe’s most talented culinary masterminds convened at New York’s Cipriani Wall Street Monday night for the announcement of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2016, the first time the superlatives have been handed out outside of Europe. The esteemed awards, which many in the food world …

If you inject enough poison into the political bloodstream, somebody will get sick | Jonathan Freedland

Contempt for politicians has been on the rise for years. But this EU referendum campaign has torn away at the veil that divides civility from mayhem<p>For weeks, months and years “politician” has been a word more spat out than said. MPs have been depicted as a form of pond life, routinely placed on …

India's Crippling Heat Wave Continues With Temperatures Over 116°F

Despite the onset of the monsoon in several parts of the country, India continues to reel under a brutal heat wave that has now lasted more than two …

This Is What Homes Looked Like the Year You Were Born

Some ideas were surprisingly ahead of their time, while others haven't exactly aged well.<p>Interior tastes evolve a bit slower than hairstyles or fashion, but you'd be surprised at how much can change from year to year. The frills of the '40s, the eclectic '70s, the pastel explosion of the '80s — …

10 essential vinyl records for anyone who’s excited about Governor’s Ball this weekend

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>To help prepare you for the imminent infusion of live music into the world, I'm breaking down some of the best records to add to your …

Special Agents: The Women of SOE

By Simon Mawer May 21, 2012<p>Christine Granville<p>They ranged from girls barely out of high school to mature mothers, from working-class women to aristocrats, from the plain to the beautiful, from the prim and proper to wild high-lifers. The only women from the Western Allies to bear arms in action …

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

Harriet Gibsone, Stuart Heritage, Gwilym Mumford, Louis Pattison, Jack Seale, Bella Todd & Hannah Verdier

Album Reviews

Filled with numbing vulgarity, warmed-over nostalgia, and actual nursery rhymes, YG’s third studio album is a mindless step backward.<p>After three albums packed with peach-sweet melodies, a move to the West Coast inspires one of indie rock’s most underrated songwriters to supercharge his sound and …

Post Punk

MedStar paralyzed as hackers take aim at another US hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Modern medicine in the Washington area reverted to 1960s-era paper systems when one of the largest hospital chains was crippled by …

Health Care

In Praise of One-Bowl Meals: 5 Healthy Recipes From Our Favorite Authors and Chefs

A meal that fits into a single bowl is appealing for multiple reasons. “For me, it really lends itself to healthy eating with whole-foods-oriented components,” says cookbook author Lukas Volger, a former vegetarian who still gives produce top billing in his day-to-day diet. Then there’s the …