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Foods Runners Should Avoid

Think twice before adding these items to your shopping cart.<p>The phrase, “If the fire’s hot enough, anything will burn” has been uttered by many an endurance athlete, thanks to John L. Parker Jr.’s <i>Once a Runner</i>. And with enough sweat sessions, a few nutrition missteps won’t wreak complete havoc on …

Nutrition

TomTom Runner Cardio: Fitness Tracker Review

The TomTom Runner Cardio stands out among GPS watches because it has a built-in heart-rate monitor. The watch is a simple device for people who want …

Wearable Tech

3 Refreshing Facts About Weight Loss That Will Make it Seem So Much Less Intimidating

<b>1. One Bad Day Won’t Wreck Your Results</b><br>A lot of women beat themselves up about one “bad” day, but the fact is you physically can’t gain much weight in 24 hours. After all, since a pound of fat contains about 3,500 calories, you’d have to consume 3,500 calories <i>more</i> than what you burn to gain a …

Airline Passenger Films UFO Flying Over Iran

A passenger on board a commercial airliner has caught some astonishing footage of a disc-shaped UFO flying underneath their plane.<p>The aircraft was …

National Geographic Travel

A Book in 30 Days: What Writers Can Learn From Rapid Publishing

“Fast Fingers” by Katie Kreuger via Flickr. (Creative Commons licensed image)<p>BY AMANDA L. BARBARA<p>The Internet has brought about a new age of …

Salsa Verde

<i>This roasted tomatillo salsa has just a handful of ingredients and roasts quickly in the oven. Salsa verde is perfect for chips and works great in enchiladas, too!</i><p>Well, surprise surprise.<p>I'm back with more cilantro and lime, because cilantro and lime is my jam. And by jam I mean I would totally …

Cooking

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

Physique competition is a deeply, weirdly fascinating pursuit. It’s hard to even call it a sport, considering that the goal is to show up with the most muscle, the least fat, the most aesthetically pleasing proportions, and the best posing routine. So while many bodybuilders were accomplished …

Barren Mountains, Caves of Ice, Peaceful Shores and Graceful Waterfalls of Alaska and Ireland Captured in 'Polaris'

Acacia Johnson‘s <i>Polaris</i> portrays the northern lands of Alaska and Iceland in a collection of elegantly moody photos. With a deep connection to the …

New UFO Seen In NASA Space Station Video, 2nd UFO Image In 4 Weeks — What’s Going On Up There?

A UFO appeared in the NASA video feed from the International Space Station on Sunday, November 3 — the second time in four weeks that the NASA feed …

Daily Tracker+ Day Planner, Journal, Log & Diary - appPicker

Give your busy mind a break. With this app, you will never forget anything again.<p>• Apple “New Year, New You” Favorite<br>• Apple App Store Staff …

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

Rocky Mountain National Park's best hikes

Lace up your boots and get ready to explore the vast wilderness of Rocky Mountain National Park, where the windswept tundra contains an ecosystem of hundreds of species of wildflowers, and the sculpted peaks silhouetted against the blue sky serve as a dramatic reminder of the last ice age. Traverse …

Hiking

Smart Calendar App Timeful Gets New Habits and Notifications

Timeful, a calendar app for the iPhone that uses behavioral science to help you optimize your schedule, has received a major update with smart notifications and new options for its habit recommendation feature.<p>You’ll now be able to schedule a habit multiple times in a day, so you can remind …

The 5 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Multiple Vitamin

If you are one of the 40 percent of Americans taking multiple vitamin/mineral supplements or are thinking you really should take a dietary supplement, be sure to avoid making one of these five common mistakes when buying.<p><b>1. Assume they are all pretty much the same.</b><p>"When I asked my doctor which …

Diets

We listen to sad music to feel nostalgic

If sadness is an unpleasant emotion, then why are we at times so drawn to sad music? By <b>Dan Ruderman</b><p>In a recent study Liila Taruffi and Stefan Koelsch …

Photos by Matthew Pillsbury Capture the Fast Pace of Modern Tokyo

For <i>Tokyo</i>, New York-based photographer Matthew Pillsbury captures the Japanese capital in continual motion, using long exposures to record up to …

5 Creative Ways to Cook with Spaghetti Squash (There Will Be Funnel Cake)

Stop! Don't douse that spaghetti squash with marinara sauce—try one of these recipes, instead.<p>Here's the thing about spaghetti squash. We don't actually want it to be spaghetti-like. We'll just use plain ole spaghetti for that one; there's no use trying to re-fashion squash to act like pasta.<p>And …

Cooking

A beginner's guide to the art of hiking

A walk in the park is one thing, but a wilderness hike is another. Go too far, choose a route too tough, set off without appropriate gear or the right preparation, and an outdoor adventure can turn ugly and maybe even dangerous.<p>Here are some top tips for beginners in the art of hiking.<p>Choose the …

Camping

One Woman Was Told She Was 'Too Fat' to Run—So Here's What She Did

"The problem is you are just too unfit to run this marathon," [the doctor] continued. If rolling your eyes was a more acceptable way of showing your contempt, I would have done so—but instead, I simply replied, "What you mean is I am TOO FAT?" To which he just smiled and sat back in his chair.You …

Fitness

The 21 Best Wing Joints in the Country

<i>By: Dave Infante</i><p>There is no "best" type of chicken wing. Great wings win hearts and stomachs with well-balanced flavors and quality meat regardless of whether they're naked, dredged, sauced, or smoked. So instead of tracking down the best wings from Buffalo or Chinese restaurants or women wearing …

West Indies

6 Questions Your Doctor Isn't Asking You (Which Might Be Keeping You Sick)

You haven't felt well in a really long time. You've sat in your fair share of waiting rooms, taken a million tests, and filled more prescriptions than your medicine cabinet can comfortably hold.<p>But you still haven't gotten to the bottom of your chronic health issues.<p>Why isn't anything helping?<p>Maybe …

Wellness

Beautiful Long Exposures of Firefly Trails by Vincent Brady

Photographer Vincent Brady gives us a beautiful new way to appreciate the glow of fireflies with this set of long exposures. While still light out, he captured this first photo at the Lake of Ozarks, a large reservoir in central Missouri. “Many people, when they see this photo, they have a certain …

Landscape Photography

The Top 7 Books Every CEO Must Read

I am often asked what books I recommend for CEOs, and executives who aspire to become CEOs. There are so many to choose from. Over 250,000 business books are in print. Laid on top of each other, that's nearly four miles high. Obviously, narrowing it down to a select few is no easy task. However, …

Leadership

12 Excellent Hard Ciders to Drink This Fall

If trends do indeed come and go in cycles, then we’re currently heading back to colonial times when cider was the drink of choice.<p>If trends do indeed …

5 Ways to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew

This post was written by Pixable's Cristina Gutierrez.<p>Corkscrews have a nasty habit of playing hide and seek on the days you need a glass of wine the most. The stress of every minute that passes as you and your wine bottle wonder what to do next just multiplies the number of glasses you'll need to …

Summer Fashion

20 Visually Intriguing Images of Pathways and Trails

Photo by mike318<p>Photo by Emergency Brake<p>Photo by Andrew E. Larsen<p>Photo by Thomas<p>Photo by Scott Hudson<p>Photo by SunKee Hwang<p>Photo by Randen …

Neuroscience

6 Things You Should Be Cleaning WAY More Often

<b>2. The Refrigerator Door</b><br>Whether it’s in your home or the one in the office break room, this handle gets a lot of play all day, says Gerba. And if there are even microscopic bits of food on it, bacteria and viruses can feed and multiply. Once a week (or daily if someone in your household is sick), …

Remote Controls