TIME - Top Stories
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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.
Carscoops
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General Motors may make a lot of money off its big SUVs, but its been launching a whole bevy of smaller ones lately. Theres the Chevy Trax, the Buick Encore (or Opel Mokka overseas), and its working on a Cadillac XT3 . What you see here is its newest, but it comes from a brand with which you may not be familiar. Read more »
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Variety
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What many people know about Maya Angelou stems from her high-profile life as an intellectual, poet, memoirist and activist. For those less familiar with her life, “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” should serve as a bracing introduction, and as an inducement to dive into her prose, poetry and speeches. The experiences that went into the... Read more »
BBC News 24
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A businessman turned reality star but becoming a politician. Sound familiar? Kevin O'Leary is even being called Canada's Donald Trump. There is a similarity. But it is only one. We engaged in reality television for the same producer.
21stCenturyWire
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But they said they expected the aid freeze to be temporary. The halt in assistance, which has included salaries, training, ammunition and in some cases guided anti-tank missiles, is a response to jihadist attacks and has nothing to do with U.S. President Donald Trump replacing Barack Obama in January, two U.S. officials familiar with the CIA-led program said . Interestingly, a new narrative taking shape blames an apparent militant attack on so-called Syrian rebel groups carried out by members formerly of Al-Nusra Front ( now of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham), a known al Qaeda's affiliate. In July of 2015, we at 21WIRE reported the following developments taking place inside Syria: ...it was reported that the ‘Army of Islamoperating in Damascus, executed members of ISIS – that’s right, Sunnis militants taking out their own. The Gulf State backed ‘army’ is comprised of 50 or so groups , including members of ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda and the Washington supported FSA rebels, the so-calledmoderates’ that the US is still collaborating with in Syria.
Mashable
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America may have long ago de-friended MySpace co-founder Tom Anderson, but his likeness is apparently still worth big bucks at the country's number-one destination for hipster clothes. Urban Outfitters is selling a long-sleeved tee emblazoned with the forgotten social network head's still-familiar face for a pricey $50. Image: Urban outfitters The item is part of a collection that also includes clothes themed after other web has-beens like AOL and Napster. At $45, the retailer's America Online T-shirt will set you back much more than even the priciest of the once-titan's service packages of its 90s heyday (top-tier was $25.90 per month). Read more... More about Myspace , Napster , Urban Outfitters , Aol , and Business
TIME - Top Stories
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This resistance is giving political voice to those the political system has deprived of a voice. They are speaking for the silenced majority. The third major difference is in how these movements act. There are certainly some tactical similarities both use rallies and town hall meetings to attract attention to their causes but the undercurrents are very different. The Tea Party was truly a movement of anger at the system, at the country and at the movements members declining station in life. This best manifested in their slogan, from the American Revolutions Gadsen flag, Dont Tread on Me demanding that people and government just leave them alone to their familiar ways. While todays resistance certainly has some anger, the basic emotions fueling it are alarm and fear. We are alarmed by what the current political system, and its leadership, will do to us, our friends and our country.
Variety
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What many people know about Maya Angelou stems from her high-profile life as an intellectual, poet, memoirist and activist. For those less familiar with her life, “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” should serve as a bracing introduction, and as an inducement to dive into her prose, poetry and speeches. The experiences that went into the... Read more »
Techradar
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BitComet BitComet is a cross between a torrent client and a download manager, so in addition to torrents and magnet links, it can download files from remote servers. BitComet looks incredibly old school its like Windows Explorer from the early 1990s but its fast, effective and wont try to install a billion toolbars in your web browser (although there is an Internet Explorer toolbar if you want it). The ageing interface is actually a plus, because its so familiar theres virtually no learning curve. Why you need it BitComet is very different from traditional clients, and not just in its support for other download options such as UDP, Magnet and trackerless links. It avoids constantly accessing your hard disk by remaining in memory as much as possible, it enables you to preview things youre downloading, and it tries very hard to identify seeders that can enable you to move a stuck download from 99% to 100%.
NewsMax
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Petrolicious
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We would like to extend a thank-you to the Mullin Automotive Museum for allowing us to photograph and drive these exceptionally cared-for cars. You can find these and more from Citroen at the museum when it opens its “Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystiqueexhibit on March 11th. What does “Franceconjure for you? Long bicycle races, the Louvre, baguettes, fries ? Chances are it doesnt bridge together the places in your brain that house cutting-edge technology and automobiles. That is, unless you’re familiar with Citroen. Called every nice and nasty synonym of quirky, the French carmaker has been praised and maligned for pushing mechanical and aesthetic boundaries for longer than most people can literally remember. Citroen has managed to occupy multiple worlds with their cars; that of the common farmer and of the most discerning aristocrat, and that of our present and of our future.
Android Police
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Jide's Remix OS is all about offering Android apps with a desktop interface, with a bonus of relatively cheap mobile hardware. And while the company has been expanding its reach into more retail products , the latest project it's showing off is probably its most ambitious yet. The Singularity" system allows users to plug their phone into a monitor, connect a mouse and keyboard, and run the familiar Remix desktop interface while the phone is still operating in its standard Android mode. Read More Remix tries its hand at the mobile-desktop hybrid OS with Singularity was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Breitbart News
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(Reuters) -- U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington area were unable to access some agency computer networks on Tuesday, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
Petrolicious
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We would like to extend a thank-you to the Mullin Automotive Museum for allowing us to photograph and drive these exceptionally cared-for cars. What does “Franceconjure for you? Long bicycle races, the Louvre, baguettes, fries ? Chances are it doesnt bridge together the places in your brain that house cutting-edge technology and automobiles. That is, unless you’re familiar with Citroen. Called every nice and nasty synonym of quirky, the French carmaker has been praised and maligned for pushing mechanical and aesthetic boundaries for longer than most people can literally remember. Citroen has managed to occupy multiple worlds with their cars; that of the common farmer and of the most discerning aristocrat, and that of our present and of our future. That might induce some eye-rolling, but the company really was that avant-garde. Take the 2CV for example, of which millions were produced over more than 40 years; it is the perfect embodiment of practical technology for the everyman.
EVO News
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Tom Wiltshire 21 Feb 2017 The new Ford Fiesta ST is one of the most eagerly awaited cars of 2017especially for evo readers, and now Ford has released a teaser video of the car head of its debut later this week. The teaser video doesnt give away an awful lot, but it does show a few of the differences the ST will have over the standard car. That amounts to a subtle bodykit, smart new alloy wheels and a rather familiar spoiler mounted on the rear tailgate. Guess whos back... #FiestaST pic.twitter.com/8DNGwgNTRX Ford UK (@forduk) February 21, 2017 2017 Ford Fiesta ST: all we know so far The new ST will, obviously, be based on the new 2017 Fiesta. That means a more grown-up design, which is longer and wider to improve road stance and interior space. Standard models will be available in a selection of trims including posh Vignale and sporty-looking ST-Line, with a wide range of petrol and diesel engines.
The Washington Times - Baseball
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Collective Evolution
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Every time I travel, I find myself more enamoured with the world, and yet I have a longing for home. Not necessarily the things in my home, but the way my home makes me feel. I know attachment is thought of as a form of materialism, but homes can serve as sacred spaces that exude positive, comforting, loving, and familiar energy. The things in my home tell a story. The nooks and crannies my cat sleeps and plays in are heartwarming to me. The meals I've made in my kitchen bring me a sense of wholeness. The memories made sitting around the dining room table with friends are endless, as is the sand I've trekked into the house from the beach. Home, the home I have at this very moment, much like all the homes I've had in the past, is a huge part of me. Minimalists and world travellers alike will tell you that home is where the heart is; that the less you have the more you experience and feel.
WhoWhatWhy
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And it is precisely for this coverage that some of the traditional outlets have, at times, been dismissive of our brand of journalism (even though we know they follow our work closely). That includes our many stories of the Deep State and its history in the United States. In fact, while virtually all other news outlets in the US have to first explain to their audiences what the Deep State is, our readers are very familiar with the term. In fact, we have an entire category dedicated to “Deep Politics.” It includes dozens of stories from Peter Dale Scott , the foremost expert on the issue. His latest two-part article on Donald Trump and the Deep State ran exactly a week before Michael Flynn resigned as National Security Adviser — the event that kicked off the current debate on the Deep State. That particular story ran with the following WhoWhatWhy intro, which should be boilerplate language for all of these other news outlets now trying to catch up: When the uninitiated think of the “Deep State,” they tend to imagine a group of men getting together in a room, smoking cigars and plotting world domination.
Futurity
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According to Elliott, historians have gone back and analyzed a number of different cases where groups with a financial conflict of interest either deliberately withheld scientific information or lied about what they knew and even designed studies in order to obtain the results they preferred. The Volkswagen scandal is a good contemporary example of this, along with more historical cases such as the tobacco industry's research around cigarette smoking, he says. Familiar smoke and mirrors' promote e-cigarettes Last year, it was discovered the German automaker was cheating emissions tests by installing a device in diesel engines that could detect when a test was being administered and could change the way the vehicle performed to improve results. This allowed the company to sell its cars in the United States while its engines emitted pollutants up to 40 times above what's accepted by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Artist Raphael Vangelis has given our familiar and increasingly rare digital waiting signals a hands-on portrait. His animated short "Analogue Loaders" takes on several ubiquitous symbols for loading and injects them into IRL environments using stop motion. Seen in a new locale some might take a moment to identify, and then several more moments to figure out how he managed them with practical effects. Between 3D printing and painstaking sculptural detail he rendered the aggravating icons with a care that might shift how you look at them in the future. Well maybe not, but you might have time to while you're waiting. Analogue Loaders from Raphael Vangelis on Vimeo . His behind the scenes video is equally fun and impressive. If this labor of love doesn't remind you to be grateful for the engineers (physical and otherwise) behind your spinning wheels and mid-typing icons, I don't know what will. Analogue Loaders Behind The Scenes from Raphael Vangelis on Vimeo .