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AdStreamen Sie Netflix or Pay TV channels such as SKY, DAZN, Maxdome, beliebigen Filme oder Fernsehsendungen auf Ihren Großbildschirm.Eat This, Not That!See the "Scary" Abs Exercise Video That's Going Mega-ViralSeveral years ago, a workout trend known as "stomach vacuuming" started to gain attention and make the rounds on social media. In short, the move is quite simple: To do the stomach vacuum, you are required to suck in your stomach as hard as you can—up and back toward your spine—by inhaling deeply.Proponents of the move said it's an easy and effective way to work your abs and core. After all, the same muscles you activate when you vacuum your stomach are the very same muscles that help your body with important things such as posture and stability. In a 2015 article, Cosmo noted that "crunches are so 2000—especially now that everyone is stomach vacuuming." The more pressing question was whether or not it actually works.During the heights of the stomach-vacuuming craze, Mark Crabtree, C.S.C.S., told Women's Health that it's a fairly weak core exercise—and not as good as traditional exercises. "On its own, it isn't enough stimulus to burn calories, shed fat, or build muscle," he told the magazine.Another exercise and nutrition expert, Brigitte Zeitlin, R.D., said that it's a great move to supplement your existing routine with. "Stomach vacuuming can absolutely tone your stomach because it targets your transverse abdominis, a muscle deep inside your abdominal wall that can be hard to engage with typical core exercises," she explained to WH. "[However,] If you're doing it to get rid of your pooch, you have to combine it with a healthy diet and other types of physical activity."Related: The Best Workouts for Flatter Abs to Try Now, Say Exercise ExpertsOn the whole, experts seem to agree that it's a minor movement that can help you tone but shouldn't necessarily be the cornerstone of your fitness regimen.Fast forward to 2021, and a fitness model and influencer named Noelle Leyva has revealed that she may in fact be the world's most effective stomach vacuumer.On Tuesday, she posted a video flashing her stomach vacuuming skills on TikTok. Suffice it to say, the #FitTok masses responded, and the video went mega-viral, with nearly 2.5 million views so far. She also posted the video to Instagram.@noelle.leyvaLMAO♬ original sound – Noelle"Ok, I'm going to show you guys something," she tells a group of male friends. "Let me know what you guys think."She then performs a stomach vacuum so deep that the men literally gasp. One of them even places his hand underneath her rib cage, showing just how far in she can suck her stomach."I think that she doesn't have a liver," says one commenter."Where did her organs go?" asks another."That's lowkey kinda scary," notes another.Now, remember that this move isn't exactly a life-changing for your body, and it won't help you melt fat, build muscle, and lose pounds. But if you already work out hard and eat a proper diet, it can help you carve your midsection. In fact, it's a move that professional bodybuilders have used for decades.If you'd actually like to try it and do it correctly, it's important that stand upright, relax, and perform the move after you've exhaled all of the air out of your lungs. Consider it a bonus that you hold the exercise, and you'll be training your breath, as well. According to the folks at bodybuilding.com, you can effectively add it to your routine by performing just 3 sets per week, increasing the length of your hold from 20 seconds to a full minute as you progress.But if you'd like some core exercises that are likely way more effective for you, see here for The Single Best Abs Exercise You Can Do, Says Science.
2 hours agoBroadway Returns! Complete Guide to What Shows Are Opening – and When (Updating)Broadway theaters, shut down in March 2020 at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, are aiming to light up again beginning this September under still-to-be-determined safety protocols. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on May 3 announced that the state would be lifting all of its capacity restrictions beginning May 19, including for Broadway theaters. But continued questions about capacity limits, as well as the logistics of rehiring and rehearsing casts, have led producers and theater owners to plan for a September return of both new and old productions. The industry is also hoping to reschedule the Tony Awards celebrating the best new shows from the pandemic-shortened 2019-2020 season, including musical hits like “Jagged Little Pill” and “Moulin Rouge!” “We look forward to reopening at full capacity and are working to safely welcome audiences and employees back to Broadway theatres this fall,” The Broadway League said in a statement. “As always, we continue to work closely with our elected officials and will share more information as soon as plans become finalized.” Here are the shows that are currently expected to raise (or re-raise) the curtain later this year: “Ain’t Too Proud” (Imperial Theatre) The 2019 Tony winner follows the life of the classic Motown group The Temptations. Reopening: Oct. 16 “Aladdin” (New Amsterdam) Disney’s stage adaptation of the animated 1992 hit has been playing to family audiences since 2014. Reopening: Sept. 28 “The Book of Mormon” (Eugene O’Neill) The 2011 satirical musical from Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone has been a Tony-winning smash for a decade now. Reopening: TBA “Caroline, or Change” (Studio 54) Sharon D. Clarke reprises her Olivier-winning performance in a revival of the Jeanine Tesori-Tony Kushner musical. Previews Begin: Oct. 8; Official Opening: Oct. 27 “Chicago” (Ambassador Theatre) The long-running musical revival that spawned an Oscar-winning film. Reopening: Sept. 14 “Clyde’s” (Hayes Theater) Lynn Nottage’s new play set in a truck stop sandwich shop that offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at redemption. Previews Begin: Fall 2021 “Come From Away” (Photo: Matthew Murphy) “Come From Away” (Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre) The 2017 Tony-winning musical is set in the small Canadian town that welcomed 7,000 stranded plane travelers on 9/11. Reopening: Sept. 21 “Company” (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre) This new new gender-swapped revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical stars Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone. Previews Resume: Dec. 10; Official Opening Night: Jan. 9, 2022 “David Byrne’s American Utopia” (Hudson Theater) The former Talking Head frontman’s staged concert experience returns for a limited run. Reopening: Sept. 17 “Dear Evan Hansen” (Music Box) The 2017 Tony-winning musical is soon to head to the big screen, with Ben Platt reprising his Tony-winning role as the troubled teen at the center of the action. Reopening: Dec. 11 “Diana: The Musical” (Longacre) A new musical about Princess Diana that was set to open in spring 2020 is now looking for a December debut — two months after Netflix starts streaming a filmed version of the production. Previews Begin: Dec. 1 “Hadestown” (Walter Kerr Theatre) The 2019 Tony winner for Best Musical retells the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Reopening: TBA “Hamilton” (Photo by Joan Marcus) “Hamilton” (Richard Rodgers) Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical megahit should continue to draw crowds even after the filmed version played on Disney+ during the pandemic. Reopening: Sept. 14 “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” (Lyric) J.K. Rowling’s wizard is all grown-up but his son is getting into all sorts of magical mischief at Hogwarts in this two-night Tony-winning play. Reopening: TBA “Jagged Little Pill” (Broadhurst) A musical based on Alanis Morissette’s classic ’90s album opened in fall 2019 — and snagged 15 Tony nominations. Reopening: Oct. 21 “To Kill a Mockingbird” (Shubert) Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of the classic Harper Lee novel divided some critics but it drew big audiences. Reopening: TBA “The Lion King” (Minskoff) Disney’s stage musical has been enchanting audiences with its puppetry, dancing and Elton John’s tunes since 1997. Reopening: Sept. 14 “MJ” (Neil Simon Theatre) A musical about the life and times of Michael Jackson featuring the late King of Pop’s song catalog stars Tony nomine Ephraim Sykes. Previews Begin: Dec. 6; Opening Night: Feb. 1, 2022 “Moulin Rouge!” (Photo: Matthew Murphy) “Moulin Rouge!” (Al Hirschfeld) The stage version of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 movie — updated to pack in even more pop hits — opened in summer 2019 and garnered a whopping 14 Tony nominations. Reopening: Sept. 24 “Mrs. Doubtfire” (Stephen Sondheim Theatre) A new musical based on the 1993 Robin Williams film was due to open in spring 2020. Previews Begin: Oct. 21; Official Opening Night: Dec. 5 “The Music Man” (Winter Garden) Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster are set to star in this high-profile revival of the classic musical. Previews Begin: Dec. 20 “The Phantom of the Opera” (Majestic) This Andrew Lloyd Webber rock-opera is Broadway’s longest running musical hit. Reopening: Oct. 22 “Six” (Brooks Atkinson) This British pop musical about the six wives of Henry VIII was set to officially open on the very night that Broadway theaters shut down. Previews Resume: Sept. 17 “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” (Lunt-Fontanne) The Tony-nominated musical about the life of the legendary singer opened in fall 2019. Reopening: Oct. 8 “Trouble in Mind” (American Airlines Theater) The nonprofit Roundabout is reviving Alice Childress’ acclaimed 1955 drama about a Black actress’ struggles in the theater world. Previews Begin: Oct. 29; Official Opening: Nov. 189 “West Side Story” (Broadway) Ivo van Hove’s innovative revival of the classic musical opened just weeks before the pandemic shutdown of theaters. Reopening: TBA “Wicked” (Gershwin) The musical re-telling of “The Wizard of Oz” has been defying gravity since 2003. Reopening: Sept. 14 Read original story Broadway Returns! Complete Guide to What Shows Are Opening – and When (Updating) At TheWrap
2 hours agoEllen DeGeneres Calls Toxic Workplace Accusations ‘Orchestrated’ and ‘Misogynistic’ (Video)Ellen DeGeneres appeared on the “Today” show Thursday to discuss her decision to exit “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” next year, at the end of its nineteenth season. During her interview with Savannah Guthrie, which was taped just hours after DeGeneres revealed she was leaving her daytime talker, she said that the timing of last summer’s bombshell stories in which “toxic” workplace accusations were leveled against the “Ellen” Show were “too orchestrated” and “too coordinated.” “I have to say, if nobody else is saying it, it was really interesting, because I’m a woman, and it did feel very misogynistic,” DeGeneres told Guthrie, when speaking about the level of backlash she received when the reports rolled out. However, DeGeneres says the controversy surrounding “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in the wake of those allegations is not the reason she decided to end the show with its upcoming 19th season. “If it was why I was quitting, I would have not come back this year. I really did think about not coming back… It was devastating,” DeGeneres told Guthrie. “I am a kind person, I am a person who likes to make people happy. I just kept saying to Portia, ‘If I was a fan of somebody, even if I loved them, I would think there must be some truth to it, because it’s not stopping.'” Dozens of current and former staffers spoke out about their time working on “Ellen” in a pair of bombshell Buzzfeed News reports in July 2020. WarnerMedia’s subsequent investigation into multiple accusations of workplace and sexual misconduct resulted in “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” removing three of its top producers: Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman. In a memo to staff back in July, DeGeneres said she was “disappointed” to learn that employees felt mistreated while working on her show and committed herself to “ensuring this does not happen again.” “I really didn’t understand it. I still don’t understand it,” DeGeneres told Guthrie of the rollout and timing of the accusations made against “Ellen.” “It was too orchestrated. It was too coordinated. You know, people get picked on, but for fourth months straight for me and then for me to read in the press about a ‘toxic work environment’ when all I’ve ever heard from every guest that comes on the show is what a happy atmosphere this is and how what a happy place this is.” When Guthrie asked DeGeneres what her reaction is to people asking how she didn’t know what was allegedly going on at her own show, DeGeneres answered: “I don’t know how I could have known when there’s 255 employees here and there are a lot of different buildings. Unless I, literally, stayed here until the last person goes home at night.” DeGeneres’ ratings have fallen this season, following the accusations made about “Ellen” being a “toxic” workplace, which you can read more about here. The comedian told THR Wednesday that “it broke my heart when I learned that people here had anything other than a fantastic experience — that people were hurt in any way” following the accusations and WarnerMedia’s subsequent investigation into “Ellen.” “I check in now as much as I can through Zoom to different departments and I make sure people know that if there’s ever a question or ever anything, they can come to me and I don’t know why that was never considered before,” DeGeneres told THR. “I’m not a scary person. I’m really easy to talk to. So, we’ve all learned from things that we didn’t realize — or I didn’t realize — were happening. I just want people to trust and know that I am who I appear to be.” Watch DeGeneres’ “Today” interview via the videos below. “If it was why I was quitting, I would have not come back this year. I really did think about not coming back because it was devastating.” -Ellen DeGeneres on the claims of a toxic workplace at her talk show pic.twitter.com/i3LMY3XycD— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 13, 2021 Did you feel like you were being canceled? -@SavannahGuthrieI really didn't understand it, I still don't understand it … it was too orchestrated, it was too coordinated.” -Ellen DeGeneres pic.twitter.com/bBTk4hLKqk— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 13, 2021 “I don't have a thick skin. I mean, I'm extremely sensitive.” -Ellen DeGeneres pic.twitter.com/lOhBTjryCv— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 13, 2021 “I'm most proud of going 19 years on this show. I mean, this is an accomplishment.” -Ellen DeGeneres pic.twitter.com/XxaryUMQSY— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 13, 2021 Read original story Ellen DeGeneres Calls Toxic Workplace Accusations ‘Orchestrated’ and ‘Misogynistic’ (Video) At TheWrap headtopics.comRead more: Yahoo Singapore »
Covid-19: Those fully vaccinated could be allowed to travel with fewer curbs, gather in larger groups, attend mass events
SINGAPORE — Once a larger proportion of the population here are inoculated against Covid-19, those who have been fully vaccinated may see less strict infection control measures when travelling and be allowed to engage in a greater range of activities, such as gathering in larger groups and attending mass events.
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