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'A reckoning for our species': the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene

Timothy Morton wants humanity to give up some of its core beliefs, from the fantasy that we can control the planet to the notion that we are ‘above’ other beings. His ideas might sound weird, but they’re catching on. By Alex Blasdel<p>A few years ago, Björk began corresponding with a philosopher whose …

Anthropocene

How to Visit Baja by Motorcycle—No Motorcycle Required

Why do we feel more free in Mexico? Baja—a 775-mile long peninsula off the country’s west coast—is a place for those that prepare and those who are self-reliant. And for those people, there are no rules, just good food, great surf, and almost unlimited miles of dirt trails.<p>The best way to explore …

Mexico

What Great Listeners Actually Do

Chances are you think you’re a good listener. People’s appraisal of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills, in that the great bulk of adults think they’re above average.<p>In our experience, most people think good listening comes down to doing three things:<p>Not …

Public Speaking

The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even …

The Dry-Age Shortcut: How to Fake 45 Days in 48 Hours

Meet koji, the miracle grain that's going to change your steak game forever.<p>You could shell out $75 for a 45-day dry-aged rib eye, and then even more for the bottle of red that goes with it. Or you could—stay with me—make it for yourself, at home. Look, dry-aged meat is amazing and certainly worth …

BBQ

The Ten Best Blues Clubs in Denver — 2016 Edition

<b>10. Ziggies<br>4923 West 38th Avenue<br>303-455-9930</b><br>A frequent Best of Denver winner, Ziggies turned fifty in 2014 and hasn't missed a boogie-woogie step …

How To Invest In Yourself.

BY <b>JON</b> <b>WESTENBERG</b><p><i>My framework for getting places, accomplishing things and living in a way that makes me happy.</i><p>This isn’t a bullshit, head in the …

A Month-by-Month Guide to 2016 | Runner's World

This list of tips and ideas will inspire your best running year ever.<p>January<p><b>1. Broaden your horizons (January 1):</b> Happy New Year! Use the day off to log a long(ish) run on a favorite route or distant trail you don’t often get to visit.<p><b>2. Take a Rodale U course:</b> <i>Runner’s World</i>’s parent company, …

Thomas Jefferson and the fascinating history of Founding Fathers defending Muslim rights

<i>This post has been updated with President Obama's comments. The Fix originally wrote about Thomas Jefferson and Muslims in December.</i><p>Muslims are at the center of a roiling debate over religious freedom in the United States. But they've actually been a part of that heated conversation from the very …

Religion

Writing a Haiku Every Day Changed My Life

It started how most things I do start, as an accident and a promise to no one other than myself. I have always set challenges for myself before the reasons for them ever came to light, often for no other purpose than the challenge itself. Over six years ago, sitting on an airplane home from …

77 Books That Changed My Life and 3 Recommendations to Read More Books

If you want your life to be different… READ!<p>Words are thoughts that when shared are accepted as good ideas or bad ideas. Every single word you hear …

My Brother's Keeper

After years of prison and addiction, my brother went silent. So I visited his rehab.<p><b>I’ve seen my younger</b> brother Zach in person a handful of times in the past eight years. He’s spent a little over two of those years incarcerated — not counting time in county jail awaiting trial or the times he …

Drug Addiction

These 2 editing strategies help cure my blindness to dumb writing mistakes

My least favorite part about writing is how blind I can get.<p>The more time I spend with a piece, the harder it is to see the words with fresh eyes. I miss mistakes that would be obvious to anyone — except me.<p>The psychological research on concentration suggests so-called "disfluency" promotes deeper …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Hopkinton Students Create Boston Marathon Mural

The image includes a portrait of every student and staff member in the town.<p>A giant banner hangs on a wall inside the gym at Hopkinton High School in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. On that banner are 4,042 portraits of every student—pre-kindergarten through 12th grade—and faculty member from the town’s …

Runs in the Family | Runner's World

<i>Author’s note:</i> <i>In the years since this story appeared [in the January 2010 issue of Runner's World], my father’s condition has deteriorated. Parkinson’s Disease is relentless, and unforgiving. He has never run again. But I will see him in late June. I’m looking forward to it.</i><p>There's a squirrel in …

Lessons from 7 famous authors who hated their job

Today started like every other day. With a blank page.<p>Articles need to be written. To-do lists need to be completed. But still that pesky little cursor stays in the same spot taunting me with his methodical disappearing and re-appearing act.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the …

Creative Writing

Hatred and Forgiveness in Charleston

The compassion expressed by relatives of the victims in Charleston offers a stark contrast with Dylann Roof’s hateful manifesto, discovered on Saturday.<p>On Saturday, news broke that Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old charged with the murder of nine people in Charleston, South Carolina, had apparently …

Marathon Day in Pictures

Buy a Guitar at Tupelo Hardware: The Americana Music Triangle, Part 2 | National Trust for Historic Preservation

<i>Memphis’ Beale Street is an 1.8 mile long stretch of blues clubs and restaurants in the city’s downtown.</i><p>A few weeks ago, we introduced you to the …

Follow the Gold Record Road: The Americana Music Triangle, Part 1 | National Trust for Historic Preservation

<i>This sculpture in Congo Square, New Orleans, pays homage to the enslaved workers who gathered there on Sundays to sell goods, dance, and play …

Black History

Capture Your Creativity with a Digital Notebook

When we talk about the problem of driving innovation, we often focus on how to foster creative thinking. But much of the time, the challenge isn’t that we lack creativity — it’s that we fail to capture the bursts of inspiration we <i>do</i> have, or fail to recall our great ideas in the moments and …

Remembering Bill Zinsser

The author of the seminal manual On Writing Well died this month at the age of 92.<p>On Friday, family, friends, and legions of former students will gather in a church in New York to celebrate the life of William Zinsser, whose <i>On Writing Well</i> has sold more than 1.5 million copies and taught several …

15 Books For Everyone To Better Their Writing Skills

Writing can be a struggle for even the most experienced writers at times. If it’s not difficulties with grammar, or having the knowledge to create a …

Paula Radcliffe’s Long Goodbye

Ahead of her final marathon this weekend, the world record holder discusses the highs and lows of a rollercoaster career and explains why the time has now come to move on with her life.<p>After a lifetime of battles, it’s finally time to stop fighting. On Sunday morning in London, in the shadow of …

Runner Writes Her Own Obituary, Leaves Behind Message of Love

Beth O'Rourke, 44, succumbed to cancer April 16.<p>Before she succumbed to biliary cancer April 16 at age 44, a Massachusetts woman wrote her own obituary, giving her the chance to thank those who loved and cared for her, tell her story in her own words, and let her husband and two children know how …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

32 Exhilarating Moments Every Runner Lives For

You didn't know we were racing, sir, but I just won.

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A Better Blend

Nutritious, flavorful ingredients lift the postrun smoothie to healthier heights.<p>After a long or hard run, the last thing you may feel like doing is eating a big meal, particularly if your workout left you queasy. But you need to refuel, preferably within 30 minutes, so you can recover. That …

Nutrition

88 quotes to help you finish your novel

Writing a novel through the Now Novel system makes it easy to structure your work and keep track of where you are in telling your story, yet even …

Writing