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5 differences between indoor and outdoor track and field

Portland, Ore., isn't known for sunny weather. Yet when it rains this weekend, as it's expected to, the athletes competing at the IAAF World Indoor …

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The 50 greatest adventures on Earth

Adventure: noun – an unusual and exciting experience; a daring enterprise; a hazardous activity.<p>That’s what the dictionary says. But what does it mean to you? To some, it might involve pushing yourself to the physical limits: summiting a great peak – Kilimanjaro, perhaps – or tackling extreme …

How Whey Protein Benefits Your Body

Whey protein had been and is still is talk of the town when it becomes packed with those who are trying to lose weight or build muscles. But aren’t …

4 Best Protein Substitutes to Help You Build Muscle.

When you want to build muscles, it's important to try and identify the best protein supplements. Protein is very important for the body, because it's …

6 Ways to Keep Your Woman Happy!

I like to say that I am an astute observer of healthy relationships. My mom and dad have been married for 48 years. My sister married her high school sweetheart and they are in their 21st year of marriage. I married my middle school sweetheart, and we've been married for 23 years. I'm surrounded by …

15 Things Parents of First-Year College Students Should Never Do

<b>1. Get Carried Away in Hysterics:</b> No one wants to be the freshman of the mom who literally couldn't let go, fell, hit her head, and got carried away in an ambulance. On the other hand, hiding your feelings makes you come off as cold and uncaring. Find a middle ground (a few tears, no sobbing on the …

How to College

Introduction: How to College<p>I have seen countless amounts of posts online claiming to give you the best advice about college. None of them seem to be …

How to Survive Freshman Year: 13 Tips for LGBT Youth

College Parties Freshman Year Vs. Senior Year

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This is the biggest challenge facing first-year college students...

Getting accepted to college, securing a student loan, and then maintaining good grades are just the beginning for many first-time college …

Summer Vacation: Instagram vs. Reality

Come back-to-school season, it’s easy to scroll through our friends’ (and virtual friends’) Instagram profiles, see their happy vacation shots, and …

Should You Quit Your Day Job and Jump Into Entrepreneurship?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I received a thoughtful, heartfelt email from a 24-year-old gentleman a few weeks ago. In his email, he listed the books about entrepreneurship he's read, the instructional videos he’s watched and the inspirational events he’s attended. …

5 Almost Effortless Ways to Become a Morning Person

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you have a "<i>love-hate"</i> relationship with the morning? Yeah, yeah, you already know that getting up early can make you more productive, focused and motivated -- which is why successful entrepreneurs like Sir Richard Branson and CEOs of …

Off-The-Grid Destinations Every Adventure Traveler Should Visit

Not only are more and more travelers looking for destinations that will allow them to unplug while they unwind, but they're also increasingly opting for more remote locations -- off-the-grid destinations, if you will.<p>A recent Tourism and Travel Trends Report by Resonance Consultancy found that 26 …

9 Lessons From Running You Can Apply To Your Everyday Life

You are so strong. Remember it.<p>You don't have to tear through 26.2 miles to be able to apply some of running's great lessons to your everyday life.<p>Of course, more than 50,000 people <i>will</i> be running 26.2 miles this Sunday in the New York City Marathon. Some will battle with the crude, critical voices …

The Best Winter Trips of 2016

Maybe you can stop everything to chase a storm at a moment's notice. Maybe you scrape by on a meager allotment of vacation days. Either way, you likely want to squeeze in as many ski days as possible this season. That's why we broke our favorite trips of 2016 into any-way-you-wanna-play-it …

Starting a Run Huffing and Puffing

Until your body warms up, your breathing may feel heavy.<p><i>Joe asks: My breathing seems heavier at the start of a run than it is in the middle or at the end of my run. Do you think it could be that my lungs are opening up more as I warm up? Is this common with runners?</i><p>The body is an integrated system …