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6 Tips for Buying Running Shoes

The right footwear can help keep your feet, legs, and joints injury-free<p>Soft cushioning in your shoes may feel great, but it turns out the extra padding does little for your body: Shock-absorbing running shoes don’t prevent injuries any better than other running shoes, according to a recent study …

Shoes

Think You Know How To Drink Water?

Dehydration, 8 glasses a day and more - WH busts the myths and discovers the facts about our favorite drinkable staple<p>Take a look around. Right this very second there's a water bottle within a 10-foot radius of where you're sitting. How did it get there? A drop of physiological need mixed with an …

Wellness

Best Full-Body Stretch Before You Work Out

<i>By Marc Perry, CSCS, CPT</i><p>Dynamic stretching is a phenomenal way to warm up your body before exercise. Unlike stretching in place, which may not warm up your body effectively and may decrease explosive power and strength, dynamic stretching takes the body through stretches in motion that can help …

The Top 10 Most Shocking Reasons to Avoid Sugar

Having a hard time cutting back on sugar? I hope these statistics help. As Nietzsche rightly remarked, "He who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how."<p>Our why is now disturbingly clear...<p><b>The Top 10 Most Shocking Reasons to Avoid Sugar</b><p>The rate of obesity has more than doubled since 1980. …

Pure Genius: Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Seriously, why didn't someone think of these sooner?<p>Prepare to see a lot more avocados very soon: Menu trends experts recently named avocados the "ingredient of the year" at the 2013 MUFSO Supershow, a food-service industry conference. Get in on the trend by adding more avocados to your at-home …

Dessert

Security Increases at Chicago Marathon

The 36th Bank of America Chicago Marathon is among the largest to be held since last April’s Boston Marathon, where three people were killed when bombs exploded near the finish line. As a result of those bombings, Chicago runners will notice a dramatic increase in security measures.<p>For the first …

Marathon Training Doesn't Hurt Knees, Even In Beginners

First-time marathoners showed no change in knee cartilage after six months of running.<p>Pretty much every study that looks at runners and knee problems, whether it's a multi-decade longitudinal study or a massive cross-sectional study, has found that runners have no elevated risk of knee …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …