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It won't surprise anyone familiar with the classic hundred exercisea grueling Pilates pose performed for 100 beatsthat the practice also does something special to the stomach. Pilates seems to activate the deeper abdominal muscles more than conventional gym exercises, says Duncan Critchley, a lecturer and exercise researcher at Kings College London. Research from Spain shows Pilates also eliminates asymmetries in the abdominal muscles the line the sides of your torso. It's probably not the best workout for those looking for a vigorous sweat, says Wells. Newer forms of the practice use machines to increase resistance and even aerobic intensityreformer Pilates and jumpboard Pilates are two examplesbut they're less studied than the traditional forms of the exercise. Look around online and you'll find plenty of anecdotal evidence that Pilates can help people lose weight or, even more likely, lose inches, but Gibson says her findings were mixed when it came to Pilatess ability to reduce waist circumference.
The Economic Times
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“We will work together with all the business leaders in the group to drive a lot of discipline on capital allocation and shareholder returns,” he said later in a media release. “I look forward to the opportunities of the group in this new role for the years to come and seek support from everyone so that we can collectively make it happen,” Chandrasekaran said. The new chairman of the holding company said he wants to reinforce a leadership mindset at the group, leverage its enormous collective strength and deliver superior returns to shareholders. “This can only be achieved with a relentless focus on the customer, by gaining a deeper understanding of their aspirations, and by designing our products and services to meet their needs,” he wrote in a letter to employees. “In today’s context, where technology is playing a key role in business success, the need for innovation is vital to help reimagine and reinvent our businesses for the future.
RT
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Sky News
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We can still be resilient, but especially if somebody has their heartbroken, if they go through a divorce, if they lose somebody close to them, there is stress levels, they can change our personality. But mostly we see a change of behaviour, we adapt to our circumstances, rather than anything deeper.
Core77
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For frequent cooks with families, there are tip-out storage units for bulk food storage: By Wood-Mode, Inc . Shoe storage is another good application for the tip-out form factor. Unless you're storing boots, it's a good way to fit a lot of footwear in much less space than they'd take up horizontally. In particular, look at how shallow these white cabinets are. Tip-out designs are also good for deeper bins that get steadily loaded and periodically emptied, like laundry, trash and recycling. Here's an example of how a tip-out bin can be integrated into dead space in a kitchen island. You can also take a cue from the boatbuilding industry. Companies make tip-out units designed to fit into bulwarks, and precisely sized to hold standardized containers like tackleboxes. This could come in handy in a shop or craft environment where you're periodically accessing self-contained kits.
National Geographic
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MacRumors
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Apple today has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office regarding an " avatar editing environment ," which is the company's patent terminology for a Mii-like app that users can visit to craft a digitized likeness of themselves to use throughout the Apple ecosystem. The patent was originally filed back in October 2011 but was just published by the USPTO today (via Patently Apple ). Apple's patent explains that its avatar editing environment would let users create "a representation of their alter ego." This includes a collection of editing features such as different eyes, ears, mouth, skin color, hair, teeth, smile, facial expressions, eyebrows, hair, beard, glasses, hats, and even more items related to the expression of each person's unique identity and fashion. While Apple's new patent sounds like a basic Avatar editing system, the company's wording goes into deeper detail about how far and wide the digital personalities might be implemented across its services.
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: Amid the Trump Administration's move to curb H1B visas that will impact India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pressed the US to have a "balanced and farsighted perspective" on the movement of skilled professionals. He made the comment while receiving a 26-member bi- partisan US Congressional delegation here. Welcoming the Congressional Representatives to India, he said their visit augurs a good start to bilateral exchanges following the change in the US Administration and Congress. He recalled his positive conversation with President Donald Trump and the shared commitment to further strengthen ties that have grown deeper in the last two and a half years. In this regard, he recognized Congress' strong bipartisan support for the India-US partnership, a PMO statement said. Modi shared his perspective on areas where both countries can work even more closely, including in facilitating greater people-to-people linkages that have over the years helped contribute to each other's prosperity.
Copyblogger
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So, how do we write both a strong hook and a strong idea? That’s what I’m going to break down for you today. What’s a hook? A hook is a narrative technique that operates exactly as it sounds. It’s information so interesting that it hooks the reader’s attention, and they feel compelled to see what comes next. So, they keep reading. The hook works in tandem with the headline ; the headline delivers the reader to the first lines of an article, and then the hook in those first few lines launches the reader deeper into the piece of content. What’s the idea? The dictionary definition of an “idea” is: A thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action. That neatly sums up what we’re trying to do when we write anything. We want to share a thought, make a suggestion and/or inspire people to take a certain action . Why is your content’s idea so crucial? Because your idea drives the payoff the reader will get from continuing to read your article.
NPR
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More dads are getting involved with parenting, but the resources to help them are much slimmer than those available for moms. (Image credit: DGLimages/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Mind Shift
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D. in educational leadership. She is now the director of the Center for Educational Leadership at Baruch College, part of City University of New York (CUNY). As a teacher she was often frustrated that she didnt have more concrete tools to teach writing. Like many teachers, she taught her students to brainstorm, to write outlines and thesis statements with details that backed them up, but when students still struggled she didnt feel she had the tools to dig deeper. “If language was breaking down at the level of the sentence, I didnt know how to break it down or what to do about it,” Scharff said. “And I didnt know how to expect more.” These experiences teaching ultimately led her to the work she currently does, guiding teams of educators in an inquiry process to identify specific, granular gaps in studentsability to write. Peg Tyre documented one school’s inquiry and implementation process at New Dorp High School in her articleThe Writing Revolution ,” published in The Atlantic .
The Sun Daily
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The City manager, however, hopes Kompany's leg injury will have recovered in time for the FA Cup replay against Huddersfield next week. Meanwhile, forward Kevin De Bruyne insists he is happy with his form despite a dramatic drop off in his goalscoring output this season. Having scored 16 times last season, De Bruyne has netted just five this term, and hit the net twice in the last 18 games dating back to the start of November. "No, not at all. I never look at my stats," said De Bruyne when asked if he was worried by his slump. "I know it is very important for other people. Because I play deeper and not everyone sees that, I am comparing that. "I can see very good how well I am playing for the team, even without me scoring. If we can win a title I will be very happy. "I am playing very consistently. I played a little more defensively than at the start of the season but we changed a lot of positions for me personally.
The Iran Project
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However much many might not trust Donald Trump, the bureaucracy does have many experts and a process that works. This prohibition should never have been ordered before Rex Tillerson entered on duty as Secretary of State. I would have added not only Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and Afghanistan, but also the United Kingdom (naturalized citizens from the other countries only).I will note that the judges were wrong when they said these countries have not sent terrorists to the USA, 72 terrorists arrested in the USA come from the specific countries selected by Kushner. Still and all it was a childish exercise. What they should have done was a) waited for Tillerson and staffed it properly; b) stopped issuing visas rather than cancelling visas, especially for long-term residents with established roles here in the USA; and c) thought through a deeper concept that intercepted people born in those countries regardless of citizenship (e.
Global News
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BBC One London
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We will get Alan to do that. I am doing some online punditry. He usually breaks deeper midfield, as is and does. Bailey sits deep in the midfield but look at this for a goal. Fantastic turn. Full of confidence at the moment, a lot of clubs looking at him. He might be one that you are going to lose, but listen he is enjoying the run.
The Event Chronicle
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Then I also have heard nothing about this from any of my own guys, making it currently a one-out-of-seven-insider opinion, or 14.2 percent likely to be true. Again, it is possible that this is true. However, again, there has never been a greater need from the “Deep State” to use any and all possible means to win this very obvious, public war that is being staged against them. It is quite surreal and very useful in how it is causing a mass awakening to the deeper truths. Another strange example of this is that never before have we heard the name Lewis Eisenberg in Ben’s reports, but now as soon as Trump makes him ambassador to Italy, we hear that he is “the head of the Satan-worshipping faction in the US.” Notice that Ben was also careful to say that this intel came from “certain royal family members.” Wait a minuteisnt the whole point that certain, if not many royal families have been practicing Luciferianism for centuries? When I hear a name I’ve never heard before and now he is “the head of the Satan worshipping faction in the US,” not someone like George Soros, Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, George HW Bush, et cetera, it raises an eyebrow, if not both of them.
MintPress News
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Though much of the Deep State’s activities intended to undermine Trump has so far largely been attributed to the Intelligence Community, it extends much deeper including many other federal departments and agencies, including the State Department. Last year, prior to the election, the FBI released heavily redacted interview summaries of the Bureau’s investigation into Trump’s challenger Hillary Clinton. Among the allegations in the documents was the disclosure of a highly-secretive, high-level group within the U.S. government which the FBI named the “Shadow Government,” a group which had allegedly intervened in the FBI’s investigation into Clinton in order to prevent her indictment. According to the FBI’s interview summary : “There was a powerful group of very high-ranking STATE officials that some referred to as ‘The 7th Floor Group’ or ‘The Shadow Government.
Futurity
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She didn't know, because it was commonly thought that these Arctic ground squirrelsamber rodents resembling small groundhogs—were brought to the island by Russian settlers only around 200 years ago. That recent (ecologically speaking) introduction, and the fact that they are known to prey on native birds and eggs, earned them the label of invasive species. (Credit: Denali National Park and Preserve/Flickr ) If biologists hoped to one day restore Chirikof to its natural state, all invasives would have to go. But West was digging deeper than 200 years, 1,700 years deeper. Finding 2,000-year-old rodents on a remote Alaskan island began researchdetailed in a paper in Conservation Biology —that highlights just how complicated terms like native and invasive can be. Did the squirrels arrive as fox food? Chirikof Island, part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge that stretches across 3.
Bleacher Report
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It's time for general managers and personnel executives to put their scouting skills to use as prospects attempt to put forth a good first impression at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Oakland Raiders could approach the draft in several ways. Every workout, drill or interview counts toward making crucial decisions in April. Pre -free agency, the Raiders have voids at linebacker and on the interior of the defensive line. The front office should also consider depth at offensive tackle. Once players and teams can openly negotiate contracts on March 7, roster needs will change. Nonetheless, based on the current depth chart, we'll pinpoint 10 draftees to keep an eye on during the combine. Instead of shining additional spotlight on well-known prospects, we'll dig deeper than the first-round standouts to discuss unfamiliar names, rising talents and potential mid-late round choices.
KyivPost
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