Chris Plante

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5-Minute Expert Guide to Running in Humid Weather

Summer is here, and runners everywhere are sweating buckets. But just because the heat is on doesn’t mean you’ll be forced to skip runs or stay …

Running

Learn to Run a Fast Mile With This Training Plan

If you’re bored with running down long stretches of road, here’s your chance to add some variety by taking your running to the track. Nike’s latest …

Running

Hill Workouts For Every Distance Runner

How do you know what hill workouts are best for your distance? Now that I’ve convinced you that running hills is beneficial for all runners, learn …

Exercise

Updated map of the human brain hailed as a scientific tour de force

When the German neurologist Korbinian Brodmann first sliced and mapped the human brain more than a century ago he identified 50 distinct regions in the crinkly surface called the cerebral cortex that governs much of what makes us human.<p>Now researchers have updated the 100-year-old map in a …

Life Sciences

40 Young Adult Books Starring Mighty Girls For Every Teen's Summer Reading List

A Mighty Girl's favorite new releases and old time favorites to keep her reading all summer long!<p>For teens, whose reading skills are solidly …

Teens

A Work of Fiction That Will Make You Feel Pleasantly Insane

Three-quarters of the way through Claire-Louise Bennett’s début collection, “Pond,” there’s a story called “Morning, 1908” that altered my state of consciousness like a drug. It begins simply, with the collection’s unnamed narrator, who lives mostly in solitude on the west coast of Ireland, …

Books

The Iron-Rich Diet Secret of Ethiopian Runners

<i>Eating teff, an iron-rich grain found in Africa, can boost iron levels—and athletic performance.</i><p>Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient …

Healthy Eating

Christian Art at the Carnegie Museum

At the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania there were several Christian based art pieces. This first painting baffled me as it made me …

Museums

Every Single Trail in California, on One Map

Americans love hiking. In 2015, 38.7 million of us spent time hiking and backpacking off the beaten path. And from the Pacific Crest Trail to the …

Maps

Race Your Best with Periodized Training

<i>Life and running are in many ways analogous. If you want to succeed in life, you need to pursue goals with an intelligent game plan made up of clear</i> …

Fitness

Elite Insights: 10 Pieces of Awesome Advice From Top Runners

Photo Gallery 1 of {count} Back to Start • View Larger Image Meb Keflezighi on what it takes to be successful"No matter how fast you are, it all comes …

Running

How parenting best practices went from 'screen time' to boundary setting

As smartphones and other technology become ubiquitous, parents and teachers must change their approach to teaching tech safety, says the American …

Internet Safety

The Best Resorts in the West

From ranches to ski resorts, top properties in the western U.S. manage to feel indulgent and rugged.<p>If you're planning on heading to the Great American West, we know where you should stay.<p>Take the lodge in Washington State’s wine country, for example, where every guest room has a stone fireplace …

Adventure Travel

6 Household Items That Double as Grilling Tools

Turn average items from around the house into indispensable grilling tools.<p>Here at <i>Food & Wine</i>, we’re always on the lookout for exciting new cooking equipment and technology. However, when it comes to summer grilling, we’re all about ease and convenience. No one needs that fancy grill basket or hot …

Grilling

10 of the best cycling holidays for families

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,” Ernest Hemingway once observed. That doesn’t have to change once you have children in tow – but even the most intrepid parents would be wise to consider their route a little more carefully than before. Now may not be the time …

Adventure Travel

How Garrison Keillor United America

The host of A Prairie Home Companion used storytelling to bridge the gap between red and blue states.<p>On Saturday, Garrison Keillor will sign off as the host of <i>A Prairie Home Companion</i> for the final time, ending a four-decade run as the public radio show’s writer and voice. This fall, the program …

Garrison Keillor

Top Things to Do in Nantucket

Few things beat waking up on an island. Here, how to spend your waking hours in Massachusetts' whaling town-turned-weekend getaway.<p>Nantucket is …

Nantucket

Best Ways To Run With Dogs Tips For Running With Your Dog

Runners always show enthusiasm when it comes to getting up in the morning and go for a jog. And, when a runner has a dog, a dog’s walk session …

Exercise

How Running Can Help Jog Your Memory

Wish you were better at remembering people’s names or could call up random sports facts from your memory during trivia nights at the bar? Keep up …

Health

10 Pantry Staples You Should Always Have On Hand

<b>*This post first appeared on Running on Veggies</b>I get asked all the time, “What’s in your pantry?” I decided to put together a list of some of the …

Recipes

If You Want to Remember This, Go for a Run 4 Hours From Now

For lots of different reasons — like that you sit at your desk all day or that the psychological discourse has a sneakily pervasive insistence that …

Mind

13 Soothing Books To Read When Everything Hurts

It’s hard to care for yourself in a world that insists your life doesn’t matter. These books might help.<p>1. <i>Night Sky With Exit Wounds</i> by Ocean Vuong<p>Ocean Vuong is a brilliant poet whose words cut deep but gently. His debut collection marries meditations on immigrant life, “classic” American literary …

Literature

A Brain-Boosting Blueberry Smoothie To Help You Power Through Anything

Blueberries have the highest antioxidant content of all fruit and explode with immune-strengthening vitamins and minerals that nourish both body and …

The Brain

Monty Python’s John Cleese on the secret of success: Enjoy the process, and reinvent yourself — Quartz

“Carl Jung said that if in the second half of your life you try to develop the things that were undeveloped in the first half, you get much more out of life than if you go on doing the same things,” John Cleese, the icon of British comedy group Monty Python and author of a new memoir, tells me as …

John Cleese

The Only 4 Strength-Training Exercises You Really Need

Many other fitness experts agree: “I like these moves because they use body weight for resistance,” says Alice Burron, 45, a mother of four and a personal trainer in Cheyenne, Wyoming. “That means they’re simple but still challenging, convenient, and inexpensive—and they work.” To sneak in one set …

Running

How Exercise May Help the Brain Grow Stronger

Physical activity is good for our brains. A wealth of science supports that idea. But precisely how exercise alters and improves the brain remains somewhat mysterious.<p>A new study with mice fills in one piece of that puzzle. It shows that, in rodents at least, strenuous exercise seems to …

Biology

Close All the Tabs in Your Brain and Take a Breather with Ali Beletic's "Walk This Earth"

Premieres<p>When was the last time you sat still and just existed? That means: not thumbing through Twitter, scouring any room you enter for the best thing to Instagram, or following ten different trains of thought at once like you left all the tabs open in your brain. It's rare that we remember to …

The Brain

The Strength of a Runner

The strength of a runner comes from within. There are no external resources or shortcuts that will make your training easier or guarantee faster finishing times. Runners understand that easy running is really just a term for controlled effort and that it only comes after hundreds or thousands of …

Running

The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse –review

This is a poignant, well-researched novel set against the backdrop of occupied Amsterdam during the second world war. It tells the story of Hanneke, a Dutch girl who makes a living making black market deliveries while trying to stifle painful memories of her dead lover. When one of her customers …

Train Your Brain

Krissy Moehl April 18, 2016 LIKE TWEET COMMENTS 2<p>How to address the mental challenges of an ultra, from training to racing<p>Training for an ultra is …