Nikhil Nair

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When Your Characters Need Therapy

By Lorna Carlson, Flickr’s Creative CommonsPlease welcome back guest Lisa Alber who writes the County Clare mysteries. Her debut novel, <i>Kilmoon</i>, was …

Inside Exos: An Exclusive Look at the Most Elite Gym in the World

You never know who you’re going to run into at Exos, the world’s most elite training operation.<p>One May morning, two young quarterbacks hoping to …

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

Easy Runs: How Fast and Long Should They Be?

<i>Easy runs are the foundation of any sound training program from the 5K to the marathon. This is the training mode where we runners spend 70 – 80% of</i> …

How Content Performance Marketing Is Changing Advertising Today

As effective as those ads were sixty years ago, they are laughably gauche today<p>Advertising may not have actually started in the era of AMC's hit show <i>Mad Men</i>, but for the sake of quickly summarizing what is actually a very complex history, let's generously say that it did. One of the first things …

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The Undisputed Key Secret to Becoming a Great Writer

I've been trying to balance my writing schedule with my job, taking care of my family, and all of my other responsibilities. I've been failing.<p>During these past few weeks, I wrote almost every single day, but nothing seemed to come out right. Nothing I wrote was worth publishing.<p>I was losing it. It …

America’s Overperforming Olympic Marathoners

How many caps did Galen Rupp wear during the men’s marathon race on Sunday morning, as a light rain fell in Rio, along with most of his rivals and doubters? It was hard to tell with all the poorly timed NBC commercial breaks, such as the one that prevented viewers from seeing when the Kenyan Eliud …

A Navy SEAL's 4 Tips To Boost Mental Toughness

I've had a 20-year career as a Navy SEAL, 30 years of martial arts training and more than 15 years of yoga practice and teaching to warriors. If …

Self-awareness

How Body Type Affects Fitness

The physical fitness test for the United States Army requires soldiers to perform as many push-ups as possible in two minutes.<p>The NFL combine, on the other hand, requires prospects to perform as many reps of bench press at 225 pounds as possible.<p>Both are examples of “horizontal pushing” movements, …

Exercise

The 5 Best Yoga Moves for Athletes

If you associate yoga with crunchy human pretzels and Cirque de Soleil, it’s time you got schooled. “Yoga can obviously help with flexibility and range of motion,” says Sage Rountree, a Raleigh, N.C.-based endurance sports coach, and author of <i>Everyday Yoga</i>. But it can also “help build strength, and …