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Sweating the Small Stuff Will Make You a Faster Runner

Training for endurance sports can, at times, feel like a never-ending arms race. Though many (rightly) focus on achieving big performance gains by training harder and smarter, those improvements become smaller and more difficult to obtain after a while. Since your fellow competitors are likely …

6 Foods to Eat When You’re Trying to Score a Six Pack

And 3 that you’ll want to avoid<p>Even if you hit the gym daily, you have to pay attention to what you eat to get the definition you want.<p>The right foods power tough workouts, build muscle, and can help you torch any belly fat that might be stopping your six-pack from emerging, says board-certified …

Nutrition

Choosing a financial adviser: The pros and cons of fees versus commission

There's a scene in <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> in which the cocaine-fuelled character of Mark Hanna, played by Matthew McConaughey, lays out the No. 1 rule about the stock markets.<p>Nobody knows where they'll go.<p>"But you and me, the brokers? We're taking cold hard cash via commission," he tells Leonardo …

The 10 Best Workout Challenges to Test Your Limits

Let’s put whatever workout routines you’re following to the side right now—it’s time for a challenge or break from the typical grind. These one-off …

Climbing

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

Travel

3 Effective High Intensity Interval Training Workouts

matthew hanlon/corbis<p><b>HIIT WORKOUTS TO TRY</b><p><b>1. Step to HIIT:</b><p>From Latorya Watts, Figure Olympia Champion.<p>Cycle in this shoulder and leg HIIT session to …

Upper Body Workout for Chest, Back, Shoulders, and Arms

Creating a strength training program can be daunting, especially when it comes to choosing your exercises. How do you know what to include in a basic …

12 Of The World's Most Bizarre Hotels

Vacation season approaches. Hotel reservations are ramping up for warm, exotic locales. But if conventional relaxation isn’t enough, off-the-grid adventure may soothe your soul. These oddball hotels could do the trick.<p><b>Hobbit House (Boulder Canyon, South Dakota)</b><p>Don’t touch “precious” in this …

South Dakota