Jessica Dobkowski

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The Masochist's Marathon

The world's top ultrarunners fight to compete in the Barkley Marathons, an ever-shifting race designed by a madman to break their spirits through 100 miles of hellish Appalachian mountains. So far, only 14 people have completed it.<p>A man is begging on the side of a Tennessee mountain. He's crumpled …

Running

Larsen C Ice Shelf Break is Only Start of Antarctica Melting From Climate Change

Seen from above, the Pine Island Ice Shelf is a slow-motion train wreck. Its buckled surface is scarred by thousands of large crevasses. Its edges are shredded by rifts a quarter mile across. In 2015 and 2016 a 225-square-mile chunk of it broke off the end and drifted away on the Amundsen Sea. The …

Antarctica

The most powerful woman in sports

FAMILY BUSINESS<p>The most powerful woman in sports<p>(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)<p>(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)<p>Jerry Bussoften worried about his older daughter’s happiness, like many fathers do, so when he considered promoting her to run the Great Western Forum, he thought of the toll such a …

Mike D'Antoni

Trained to Kill: How Four Boy Soldiers Survived Boko Haram

When the boys of Baga think back to home on the shores of Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, they remember a life that was not hard on any human. At dusk, fishermen cast their nets in the lake’s blue-green waters, careful to avoid the spots where townspeople swam and washed. The next morning, men …

Africa

17 Non-Cheesy Graduation-Gift Books, According to Our Book Critic

While graduations are an often emotional and always important life event, the cheese levels they come along with can become overbearing. All the life …

Books

20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new grads to …

Self-improvement

The Most Botched NFL Draft Pick Ever | Longform - SI.com

The Most Botched<p>NFL Draft<p>Pick Ever<p>One ill-fated 1982 phone call jump-started the NFL's longest run of ineptitude. The bizarre and calamitous story of …

Study Says Couples Who Get Drunk Together Stay Together Longer

​The 4 Worst Things to Eat Before Bed

​Bananas, good. That bar of dark chocolate ... not so much<p>The first rule of late-night feeding: don’t eat too much.<p>While experts say eating before bed doesn’t play a major role in weight-gain, that pre-slumber snack could disturb your sleep.<p>“I tell people not to eat anything 3 hours before bedtime …

The 3 Key Rules to Follow for Better Time Management

I’m sure you are constantly told to manage your time better, because it boosts your efficiency, saves time, and reduces stress. Everyone knows the …

Clean & Simple 7-Day Meal Plan

In this 7-day clean-eating meal plan, the recipes are made with nourishing ingredients that help to keep us healthy, like fruits and veggies, lean …

Healthy Eating

15 Humor Books That Are Capable Of Literally Making You Laugh Out Loud

From short stories and poetry, to comics and memoirs!

America’s unhealthy obsession with productivity is driving its biggest new reading trend

“I probably started reading ultra hardcore about seven or eight years ago,” says Tom Bilyeu, an entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. “Ultra hardcore” means that Bilyeu reads everywhere: While he brushes his teeth, while he gets dressed, in the 30 seconds it takes to cross rooms in his house, he’s …

Don Cheadle

The Management Myth

Most of management theory is inane, writes our correspondent, the founder of a consulting firm. If you want to succeed in business, don’t get an M.B.A. Study philosophy instead<p>During the seven years that I worked as a management consultant, I spent a lot of time trying to look older than I was. I …

British Philosophy

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

I've been perfecting résumés for 15 years — here's the best advice I can give

My recommendations below are for a professional with 10-25 years experience.<p>For those with fewer than 10 years, you're likely better off with a one-page résumé, for those with more than 25 years and at very senior levels, three may sometimes be appropriate.<p>(But seriously, if that's you, you …

Employment

32 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you, because you both need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit.<p>So when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best …

Employment

Don’t Leave Your Performance Review Without Asking This One Question

When you’re heading into your performance review, you probably come armed with a few questions (“What am I doing well?”, “Is there anything I could …

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes …

Self-improvement

9 Workplace Hacks to Increase Productivity and Happiness (but Most Bosses Don't Think of Them)

Here's one: Sit by a window (no joke).<p>Since people, culture, and productivity in the workplace are the little planets that revolve around my professional universe, I subscribe to and receive a ton of information, research, and product offers from companies that know what they're talking about.<p>One …

The Workplace

6 Practical Ways to Reset Your Work-Life Balance

Having trouble balancing your personal and professional lives? Here are some simple tips to help you regain equilibrium.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard about the importance of a healthy work-life balance. But all too often, the advice stops …

Work-life Balance

5 Steps to Creating a Productive Mind

Understanding the psychology behind why you are so busy will change how you perceive time.<p>Do you feel overwhelmed, behind schedule and stressed out most days? Whether I'm speaking to an employee, entrepreneur or vice president of a Fortune 500 company, I am consistently hearing the same thing -- “I …

How To Increase Your Productivity With Anchor Habits

How can you dominate your day before breakfast? We’ve all heard of the grandiose benefits of waking up earlier and getting an uber-productive start to the day. But if you’re a night owl by nature, how do you train yourself to get up earlier without feeling tired all the time?<p>Jeff Sanders knows a …

Time Management

5 Books That Recruiters Say You Must Read — Even if You Don't Need a Job

Headhunters say books by Malcolm Gladwell, Phil Knight, Martin Ford, and ex-Navy Seals will help you find a job and navigate any career field.<p>Whether …

11 'Healthy' Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

And why you should skip them, too.<p>It's no secret that many of the "healthy" foods lining supermarket shelves are actually junk foods in disguise. Some we're already aware of (here's looking at you, fruit juice and flavored yogurt), but others are so deep undercover that they're probably a regular …

8 Common Salad Mistakes

When we asked readers what lunches they pack for work, an overwhelming majority shared the same answer: salads. Reader Abby noted, “I bring salad …

Healthy Breakfast, Made Easy: 5 Flavorful, Fitness-Friendly Smoothie Recipes to Make in the Mornings

Starting off the morning with something fresh and healthy sets the tone for the entire day. I've been blending my breakfast for most of the past 6 …

Healthy Eating

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.<p>Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in …

Leadership

Post-Interview Thank You Notes: More Important that You Think

The post-interview thank you notes you send after even the most successful interview is unlike any other you’ve sent before.Do it wrong, it could be …

Employment

How you can use the 5-hour rule to achieve your goals and improve your life

You try hard ever day, but never see any long-term improvement. You feel trapped where you are, unable to move forward or progress. You see other …