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Protein and Muscle: The Basics

Which factors matter and which don't?<p>What's the best way to build muscle? There are plenty of ideas out there, but a review in the current issue of <i>Sports Medicine</i>, by McMaster University researcher Stuart Phillips, boils it down to the essentials. Here are a few key points:<p>- Your muscles are in a …

Hip Weakness and Knee Pain

Which is cause and which is effect?<p>If you've got knee pain, you might need to strengthen your hips. That's an increasingly common prescription these days, thanks to a bunch of research over the past decade or so linking conditions like runner's knee (also known as patellofemoral pain, or PFP) and …

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Caffeine and Carbs

Mixing two performance-boosters gives unexpected results.<p>Caffeine and carbohydrates are two of the most reliable performance-boosters out there. So what happens when you combine them? That's what researchers in Taiwan asked in a study just published in the <i>European Journal of Applied Physiology</i> -- …

Should You Stretch Before Running?

Stretching results in slower starts, greater effort.<p>A few weeks ago, I took the "anti" side in a lighthearted <i>RW</i> debate about post-run stretching. Turns out stretching is still a hot-button issue that gets people fired up! So with that in mind, here's an interesting new study from researchers in …

Running, Mortality, and Statistics

The same data is good news or bad news for runners, depending on how you analyze it.<p>There's a new study in the <i>Journal of the American College of Cardiology</i>, from a multi-institution group led by Duck-chul Lee at Iowa State, that's making the rounds today. The main message, as the accompanying press …

Combining Strength and Endurance Training

How much do they interfere with each other?<p>This isn't breaking news, but I think it's interesting. While looking through some presentations from last year's Pan Pacific Conference of Medicine and Science in Sport (for a story I'm working on), I stumbled across John Hawley's presentation, "Endurance …

Strong Ankles Fight Off Age-Related Slowdown?

It's not about the knees or hips, Finnish researchers suggest.<p>As you get older, various muscles and joints start to work less effectively. But which are the key muscles that matter most when it comes to walking and running? That's the question a group of researchers at the University of Jyväskylä …

All-Out Intervals

What happens when you throw workout pacing out the window?<p>When you’re doing an interval session, does it matter how you pace the intervals? Or is your overall power output (or, for runners, overall time) the only thing that matters? A new study from researchers at Murdoch Unviersity in Australia, …

Crockpot Sprite Roast

Shares 1K<p>You can’t beat this easy recipe when all you need is Sprite and a Beef or Pork Roast with a sprinkle of salt and pepper! Crockpot Sprite …

Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Heat oven to 375°. Bring a 4-qt. saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked halfway through, …

Hush Puppies

Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cayenne in a large bowl. Stir together buttermilk, eggs, and grated …

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Gulf Islands National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service)

The Lure of the Islands in the Gulf of Mexico<p>What is it that entices people to the sea? Poet John Masefield wrote, “I must go down to the seas again, …

Healthy Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Oat Breakfast Bars {vegan & gluten free}

Healthy Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Oat Breakfast Bars {vegan & gluten free}<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>15 mins<p>Total time<p>25 mins<p>Healthy, gluten free …

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Amigurumi patterns go BIG (+ free pattern!)

Why is amigurumi so popular? Because it’s over-the-top <i>adorable</i>! Who can resist a tiny crocheted bunny, mushroom, cupcake, or … just about any item …

No Bake Reese's Fudge Bars | Six Sisters' Stuff

Serves: 16 small squares<p>No Bake Reese's Fudge Bars<p>1 hrPrep Time<p>1 hrTotal Time<p>Save Recipe<p>Print Recipe<p>Ingredients<p>22 individual Reese?s Peanut Butter …

43 Things You Can Do With WD-40

<b>From:</b> Ron M.<p><b>Sent:</b> May 25, 2012<p><b>To:</b> undisclosed recipients<p><b>Subject:</b> Fw: 43 Things You Can Do With WD-40<p>Apparently my cousin doesn’t have anything better …

Super Easy Slow Cooker Dinners

Not sure what to serve for dinner tonight? You're only five ingredients away from a delicious, hearty dinner with these easy slow cooker recipes. We …

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket French Dip Sandwiches - NeighborFood

I know…four days in and I’ve already jumped the healthy bandwagon. Will you forgive me for taking a one day break? Because these Slow Cooker Beef …

Father's Day Crock Pot Meat and Potatoes #CelebrateDad

Meat and Potatoes. Man food at its finest. Whiskey too.<p>I teamed up with Cost Plus World Market to create a recipe that all ( or most) father’s would …

Easy Slow-Cooker Jambalaya

Have dinner ready when you come home with this ultimate, slow-cooker Jambalaya. Featuring chicken, shrimp and smoked sausage, this classic Creole …

30 Great Kitchen Design Ideas

Fabulous ideas for any kitchen.<p>If you're ready to design a kitchen but don't know where to start, we've got just the thing to help. From the simple to the sublime, our collection of 30 fabulous kitchen ideas — gathered from some of the nation's best designers — is sure to inspire. Plus: 60 …

Organize/Clean Archives

One of the things I love most about using essential oils is that they are not only great for your health, but great to use as household cleaners too. …

The Prettiest Organizational Hacks for Every Room in Your Home

It’s the same every new year. We set goals to be smarter, healthier and of course, more organized. Rolling up your sleeves and actually doing it… uh, that sounds hard. And boring. (Last we checked, the baskets, buckets and boxes section of the store wasn’t exactly enthralling.) But, getting your …

8 Secrets of Personal Organizers

Learn from the pros — their ingenious ideas for ditching clutter will save you time, money, and stress.<p>There's no right way to organize your home. Whatever strategy you choose just has to work with your lifestyle, habits and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

Communicate Emotions in Person and Facts in Email

Certain types of information call for certain types of information delivery. You can avoid most communication issues by delivering emotional …

Write Your Emails Backwards for Higher Response Rates

We've all had at least one email go unanswered. Writing your emails backwards will build the habit of getting to the point quickly so you can gain …

6 Characteristics Great Thought Leaders Share

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thought leaders share a lot of the same behaviors. Rather than stand on a pedestal, they foster approachability. Rather than work in obscurity, they make sure they are "discoverable." Rather than pretending they've got it all figured out, …

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Are Professional Certifications Valuable? — Chief Learning Officer

The professional certification market is vast, and companies invest billions in it every year. But are they really getting a good return on their …

Ten common mistakes new managers make by Stephen Walker

Why don’t hospital porters with an excellent track record and ten years experience become orthopedic surgeons?<p>The answer…..being good at wheeling …