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Small Space Solution: Double Duty Storage Ottomans & Benches

Pieces that can pull double duty are always welcome in small homes. These 10 ottomans and benches (plus a trunk thrown in the mix) open up to offer …

Small Spaces

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

Finding out what you really want to do in life

For the past month I have been reading a book based on the life of Tulsidas, one of the greatest religious poets of India. He is credited with …

Note-Taking

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

45 DIY Wood Projects We Love

Last week was all about rope, and now we’re onto another rustic material we love: wood! It’s as basic of a material as clay and is constantly reinvented by DIYers, crafters, artists, hackers, and carpenters. To get inspired to create our own batch of cool wooden objects, we turned to our favorite …

Home Depot

Should I Stretch Before My Runs?

The Sports Doc says warming up pre-run is better than stretching.<p><i>Hey Doc,</i><p><i>I'm a 35-year-old male running an average of 20-30 miles/week (between 6-10 miles each run). I don't stretch prior to any of my runs...never have. Do you foresee any future issues? Should I be concerned about anything?</i><p><i>Thank</i> …

Exercise

Should I Replace the Insoles of New Shoes?

The Sports Doc says insoles should be short term fixes, not lifetime.<p><i>Dear Dr. Roberts</i><p><i>Should I immediately replace the stock insoles of brand new, out-of-the-box shoes with the insoles I use to alleviate plantar fasciitis pain, or will the stock insoles do for a while?</i><p><i>Thank you!</i><p><i>PK Beebe</i><p>PK,<p>This is an …

Running

How Can I Breathe Easier When I Run?

The side stitch is a common complaint among runners.<p><i>Whenever I run I have mild epigastric pain. I think it’s how I am breathing. Can you give me some tips to stop this? - Amber</i><p>Dear Amber-<p>Pain in the abdominal region is a common complaint among runners. Please remember that it is always best to …

Pain

Winter Maintenance Running

Is there a minimum amount of running to keep my fitness up?<p><i>I have been running for almost six months, and my typical runs are 2.5 to 3.5 miles, with my longest run being 6 miles. I have done a few 5-Ks, but as it’s the middle of winter in the Midwest, I am not training for anything in particular.</i> …

Exercise

What Are the Right Walking and Running Speeds?

As fitness levels improve, you will need to walk or run faster and longer for continued fitness gains.<p><i>I will be turning 40 this year and I am overweight. I’m 5’7’ and weigh 195 lbs and I just started the Couch-to-5K program. I make sure I stretch before and after my work out. I do my regiment every</i> …

Exercise

What Are My Carb Needs for Half Training?

Tips on proper running nutrition for your first half-marathon.<p><i>Hey Susan,</i><p><i>I'm preparing to start training for my first half and I'm concerned about getting the right amount of carbs during training. I'm hoping maybe you could give me a few tips on how to better satisfy my carbohydrate</i> …

Nutrition

Should I See My Doctor?

How to tell the difference between uncomfortable and injured.<p><i>About 6 months ago I started training for my first 5K. A couple weeks into training I was having pain in my third toe on my left foot and my foot was going numb while running. I was training about 3-5 miles four times a week. I stopped</i> …

Pain

The World’s Simplest Learn to Run Program

All you need is 30 minutes, three times each week.<p><i>I’ve been out of shape for the past few years and I’m trying to start running. The problem is every time I try, I get through about one or two weeks and stop. I have a hard time following a training plan with all the intervals. Is it just me, or is</i> …

Marathons

25 DIY Headboards You Can Make in a Weekend or Less

01 of 26<p>Homemade Headboards<p>A dreamy headboard can transform a yawn producing bedroom into a stylish sanctuary — And thanks to these 25 do-it-yourself …