Catherine Hiebel

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No Friends in the Ready Room

It’s fifteen minutes before one of the biggest races of your life.<p>Four years of hard work, sacrifice and risk-taking have led to this one moment.<p>In …

6 Ways Katie Ledecky Thinks Differently: The Psychology of Success

She doesn't just win--she crushes. How? It all starts with how she thinks -- just like your success will start with how you think.<p>Katie Ledecky is different--and not just because she's arguably the most dominant athlete in the world. (How does never losing an international final sound to you?) She …

Teacher Pens 130 Personalized Notes to Her Students Following Heartbreaking Incident: 'You Never Know Who's Hurting'

In an age where high school students communicate primarily through texts and emoji, an English teacher at Rampart High School in Colorado Springs, …

World's Worst Olympic Swimming Trial

Swimming: An Underrated Sport

"When You Say You're a Swimmer"

This Letter From A Cancer Patient's Mother To J.K. Rowling Will Move You To Tears

"Your words built a castle for her to move into when the prognosis got worse."<p>All who read <i>Harry Potter</i> are indebted to J.K. Rowling.<p>The wondrous wizard universe she's created allows all of us to find respite in Hogwarts, Hagrid and Harry and co. page by page, chapter by chapter. For some, however, …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Health<p>According to an ophthalmologist.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>New Arrivals<p>GQ’s editors select the menswear, accessories, sneakers, and more …

Decorating Hacks You Can Complete In An Hour

Feeling crafty but don't want to spend the whole weekend tethered to a hot glue gun? These wildly easy D.I.Y.s will make a major impact on your space.<p>Feeling crafty but don't want to spend the whole weekend tethered to a hot glue gun? These wildly easy D.I.Y.s will make a major impact on your …

The Weird but Totally Mind-Blowing Skin Care Powers of Turmeric

It's been under our noses all along.<p>Recently, I had one of those <i>where have you been all my life</i> moments. Not with a guy, but with a spice tucked away in my kitchen cabinet that apparently has magical powers for skin.<p>Turmeric, or "haldi," is a deep orange root from India, where it's one of the …

The Most Thoughtful Gifts You Can Buy This Holiday

By Lauren Appelwick<p>Around the holidays, it's easy to get wrapped up in gift-giving traditions that begin to feel like obligations. I've often found …

15 creative parents who raised the bar in 2014

Some parents go above and beyond posting cute pictures of their kids on Facebook.<p>Whether they're bringing new life into the world or just bringing …

The strange world of computer-generated novels

Welcome to National Novel Generation Month, where the algorithm is the author<p>It’s November and aspiring writers are plugging away at their novels for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, an annual event that encourages people to churn out a 50,000-word book on deadline. But a hundred or so …

Bamboo Removal and Eradication - How to get Rid of Bamboo

How to Remove Bamboo<p>Become a fan on facebook and ask us questions about bamboo removal. You will get a bamboo expert's free answer within a couple of …

ABS

Introduction<p>While we really are in favor of planting bamboos, rather than <i>eliminating</i> them, we do need to tell people how to get rid of a bamboo when …

Giant weed that burns and blinds spreads across Canada

A huge, toxic plant that can burn skin and cause permanent blindness has been found for the first time in eastern Ontario, prompting calls for a …

Two X-class solar flares in less than 2 hours, and more may come soon

The sun unleashed two X-class solar flares in the span of one hour and 10 minutes Tuesday morning, and there is a good chance that more may be coming soon.<p>Solar flares are big bursts of radiation that come from dark areas of the sun called sunspots. An X-class solar flare is the most powerful of …

Google buys satellite firm Skybox Imaging for $500m

<b>Google confirmed it has purchased satellite firm Skybox Imaging for $500m (£300m).</b><p>"[Skybox's] satellites will help keep our maps accurate with up-to-date imagery," said Google in a statement.<p>It also said Skybox's satellites could be used to help expand internet access.<p>Founded in 2009, Skybox's …

7 Ways to Cope With Retirement From Competitive Swimming

What? A break? Like the afternoon off? Like the day off? I don’t understand… As a swimmer, you are conditioned to give your 110% at everything you …

Rebecca Adlington's tips to make swimming training less boring

If there's anyone who knows what it feels like to plough up and down a pool for hours on end it's an Olympic swimmer. Those specialising in the longer distances are all too familiar with the two-hour training sessions (usually morning and night, five or six times a week), involving length after …

Heroes of swimming: Johnny Weissmuller

"So the producer asked my name and he said it would never do. 'It's too long. It'll never fit on a marquee. We'll have to change it.' Then the director butted in: 'Don't you ever read the papers? This guy is the world's greatest swimmer.' The producer said OK, I could keep my name, and he told the …

3 Easy Steps To Faster, More Efficient Swimming

<i>By Men's Journal</i><p>"Everything you know about swimming probably is wrong," says Terry Laughlin, a former West Point swimming coach and founder of Total Immersion Swimming in New Paltz, New York. Laughlin's approach: Increase efficiency in the water by focusing on balance, energy conservation and …

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