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Concrete floors and rusty bars don’t seem like the ideal workout space, especially compared to a spacious, fully equipped gym. Yet, the urban environment has inspired a new breed of training. It’s usually called “the prison workout,” but is also sometimes known as “convict conditioning” or simply “bodyweight strength training.” It’s a great workout for someone who needs action, but is bored at the gym. Instead, the focus is internal and only occasionally relies on scaffolding, city parks, or parking meters for the bare equipment needs. Because of the minimalistic approach, it’s also one of the greenest workouts around.
Move over, auto-tweets: This week, the BBC has switched its @BBCNews Twitter feed to all-human curation. (One small step for a news feed; one giant leap for newsfeedkind.)
It’s a lot like the experiment The New York Times tried with human Twitter curation this spring…except that it’s not an experiment. It’s a new strategy. One that involves, at the moment, a team of four people working across three core Twitter feeds — @BBCNews, @BBCBreaking, and @BBCWorld.
“We want to be tweeting with value,” Chris Hamilton, BBC News’ social media editor, told me of the move....
A suicide car bomb struck the compound of a NATO contractor company in western Afghanistan while other heavily-armed insurgents stormed the building, sparking an hours-long gun battle near the coalition's regional headquarters, officials said.
A leading figure on the religious right says conservative evangelicals are frustrated with their choices in the Republican presidential field.
Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, said the GOP candidates' tough talk on illegal immigration, as well as their anti-government fervor, are alienating Christian voters.
Chevy's new commercial is very similar in concept to the popular blog "Dear Photograph," which elicits nostalgia with old photos against modern backdrops. But is a creative concept like this protected by intellectual property laws?