Chris Plante

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Your internal monologue during a workout determines success: study

If you exercised outdoors this summer, there’s a good chance you cursed the record-breaking heat – and in doing so, you made it feel worse.<p>According to a new study from environmental physiologists at Brock University, the internal monologue running through your head as you struggle through a …

Exercise

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Science

Researchers identify method of creating long-lasting memories

DALLAS – Sept. 7, 2016 – Imagine if playing a new video game or riding a rollercoaster could help you prepare for an exam or remember other critical …

Is Your 'Self' Just an Illusion?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "</i><i>Closer to Truth</i><i>," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

Psychology

The Book That Taught Me What I Want to Teach My Daughter

Long before I had my daughter, I began collecting the books I thought would be important to our life together: “Goodnight Moon” and “Eloise” and “Frog and Toad” and “Owl at Home” and “Mouse Soup.” I stockpiled picture books by Cynthia Rylant and Patricia Polacco and Ezra Jack Keats. These were the …

Abercrombie & Fitch

The Women Succeeding in a Men’s Professional Baseball League

On Friday night, at Albert Park, in San Rafael, California, the Sonoma Stompers ran on to the pitching mound, hugged one another, laughed, and sprayed champagne. Jose Flores, their six-foot-four closer, had just sailed a fastball by the San Rafael Pacifics slugger Brent Gillespie, leaving the bases …

Women's News

Want Your Kids to Love the Outdoors? Put Them In Forest Kindergarten

The outdoor industry wrings its hands while trying to figure out how to get more kids outside. Maybe it should look at supporting programs that teach …

Kids

Want to hike Point Reyes? Try this four-day backpacking trip

In the late 16th century, British explorer Sir Francis Drake is thought to have stopped at Point Reyes during a round-the-world journey. The ship's chaplain wrote a description of the landscape and complained about "the stinking fogges" that shrouded the headlands in summer.<p>That hasn't changed.<p>The …

Hiking

Parents and Inheritance

A two-part primer for parents and their children.<p>With an unprecedented transfer of wealth under way, many parents fret that the younger generation may not be ready for it. Here’s a look at how both generations might alleviate concerns and best prepare for the responsibility that comes along with …

Bank of America

Sojourner Truth, Photography, and the Fight Against Slavery

<i>Carte de visite</i> of Sojourner Truth, 1863; albumen print mounted on cardboard; 4 x 2 1/2 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby.<p>Sunday, July 31, …

Photo History: How Sojourner Truth Used Photography to End Slavery

It's history month at Pro Photo Daily.A number of articles and exhibitions concerning photo history have been turning up lately, and we will be …

Slavery

Hillary Clinton writes op-ed to win over Mormons in Utah: Will it work?

Hillary Clinton has begun to target disenchanted Republican Mormons seeking an alternative to Donald Trump, leaving many torn.<p>In Utah, a …

How to Live Wisely

Imagine you are Dean for a Day. What is one actionable change you would implement to enhance the college experience on campus?<p>I have asked students this question for years. The answers can be eye-opening. A few years ago, the responses began to move away from “tweak the history course” or “change …

Harvard

17 head-turning ideas for your front garden

It's easy to get caught up in planning a grand landscaping design for your back garden, while totally forgetting about the front of your house. We're …

Gardening

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2015 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring some …

Journalism

51 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Advice From Books

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” —John Steinbeck<p>We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the best pieces of advice they’ve gotten from books. Here are some of their best responses.<p>2. “Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or …

Facebook

Roadtrip Guide: Cruising the California Coastline from LA to SF

So, you want to take the famous drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Too many people decide to roadtrip the fastest and easiest route (state …

Road Trips

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 …

Fitness

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 …

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 …

Neuroscience

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 …

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

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

From ranches to ski resorts, top properties in the western U.S. manage to feel indulgent and rugged.

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 and a tub for two.<p>Or try the modern resort perched on the craggy Teton Mountains of Wyoming. Or at a …

20th Century