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Simplicity or style: what makes a sentence a masterpiece?

A great sentence makes you want to chew it over slowly in your mouth the first time you read it. A great sentence compels you to rehearse it again in …

Literature

The 3-Day Workout Program to Build Muscle Endurance and Get in Fighting Shape

In a sport as relentlessly demanding as MMA, any competitive fighter needs to have a huge base of raw strength and conditioning to endure five rounds …

Extreme Sports

America's Insensitive Children?

Perhaps unlike their U.S. peers, kids in Denmark—where happiness levels are the highest on Earth—are taught in school to care for one another from a young age.<p>Contrary to popular belief, most people do care about the welfare of others.<p>From an evolutionary standpoint, empathy is a valuable impulse …

Richard Nixon

Keep on running: train your brain

Even amateur sportspeople can learn to stave off exhaustion with a few mental tricks, says Amit Katwala<p>Where does fatigue come from? It doesn’t come from the body. Even when people exercise to exhaustion, studies have shown that there is fuel left in the tank – one found there was enough energy …

The Common Core Costs Billions and Hurts Students

FOR 15 years, since the passage of George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind act, education reformers have promoted standardized testing, school choice, competition and accountability (meaning punishment of teachers and schools) as the primary means of improving education. For many years, I agreed with …

George H. W. Bush
Parenting

Roald Dahl’s Twisted, Overlooked Stories for Adults

I first encountered the work of Roald Dahl in third grade, by playing a character in a classroom adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Not long after that, I read “James and the Giant Peach.” I was not a child who particularly cared for children’s literature, but even as an eight- or …

The Top 7 Bodybuilding Methods of All Time

Tested, Proven Hypertrophy Techniques<p>The 7 Best Muscle-Builders<p>I started training athletes and bodybuilders over 17 years ago. My own passion for …

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing

6 traits of great writing—according to a fourth-grade teacher

I’ve written several posts about my 10-year-old son and his developing writing skills. And though he may not share my alacrity for writing, his …

Creative Writing