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Here’s the Latest Research on Running Form

Also, new studies on foot muscles and anesthetizing the soles of your feet.<p>Sports scientists from around the world are currently gathered in Denver for the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. It’s the biggest sports science conference in the world, and the new results …

Marathons

This 94-Year-Old Just Set a New Half Marathon Record

Harriette Thompson of North Carolina is now the oldest woman to complete the distance.<p>Harriette Thompson has added another world record to her collection.<p>Originally reported by the <i>San Diego Union Tribune</i>, the 94-year-old became the oldest woman to run a half marathon when she finished this year's …

Marathons

5 Hydration Mistakes You Are Probably Making

Before your next sweltering run, make these small changes to avoid being sidelined.<p>Staying hydrated is more complicated than just drinking water, especially during those summer months. Avoid these hydration pitfalls with a few small changes in your fueling strategy.<p><b>You Don’t Drink Enough Water</b> …

Nutrition

National Senior Games Competitors Prove That Running Keeps Us Young

Runners age 50 and over—some super fast, others super determined—are still going strong.<p><b>The old lady rounds a corner</b> just past the three-mile mark, doing what she herself calls “the granny shuffle.” She gulps air. Her lucky Pole Cat Creek baseball cap is pulled low over her eyes, though mercifully …

Marathons

Episode 22: Skid Row Marathon

A judge starts a running club for the homeless, and its impact expands far beyond Skid Row.<p><i>This episode of Human Race is brought to you by Brooks. Sign up for the Brooks Big Endorsement and become a sponsored athlete at www.BrooksAthlete.com/rw.</i><p>When Judge Craig Mitchell visited the Midnight Mission …

Los Angeles

Ask The Coach: Do I Need A Training Plan?

<b>Setting Goals Always Helps</b><p>NCAA runner turned high school coach Hillary Kigar has answers for all things training–including tips for experienced …

​The Best Running Documentaries

Binge these stories about running that will get you motivated to get out the door.<p>Many people would consider “binge TV season” to be during those colder months when the days are shorter and there’s less to do outside. It’s hard to find anything simpler than firing through episode after episode of …

Marathons

This Couple Ran A Half Marathon With 60 of Their Wedding Guests

They even sent training plans out with their invitations.<p>When Amanda Hughes and Joel Tse realized they booked their wedding on the day of the 2017 Brooklyn Half Marathon, they did what any runner in their situation would do: they signed up for it anyway.<p>The 39-year-old Brooklyn residents met in …

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What I Learned About Love from Rereading ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ | Blog | American Masters

<b>By Eve Dunbar</b>, Associate Professor of English, Vassar College<p><i>[Editor’s Note: The following post is part of American Masters’ #InspiringWomanPBS</i> …

Literature

The most delightful heroine since Elizabeth Bennet

Standing at the shoreline on a calm, moonless night, you can hear a low-pitched roar. Some say it’s just the waves; others claim it’s a winged …

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Literature

Arundhati Roy’s Return to the Form That Made Her Famous

<b>THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS</b><br>By Arundhati Roy<br>449 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $28.95.<p>A writer has witnessed a riot. He is not, he says, a “joiner,” but the violence is so ugly that he enlists in a peaceful protest movement. The experience of solidarity changes him. “When I now read descriptions of …

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Margaret Atwood on Why The Handmaid's Tale Resonates in the Trump Era: It's 'No Longer a Fantasy Fiction'

Acclaimed author Margaret Atwood is no fan of Donald Trump‘s presidency, but it has been a boon for her — at least in one way. Sales of her 1985 …

32 Books That Will Make You a More Well-rounded Person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't …

Books

10 Long Books To Read When You Need An Emotional Escape

People often say the word "escapist" like it's a bad thing. "Escapist" fiction is almost always code for "cheesy romance," or "pulpy detective …

Books

People who read books are nicer, study finds

Want to become a better person? Then you might want to consider picking up a book because according to a new study, reading regularly could make you …

Shows to Watch If You Love 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Like Hulu's new original show, these selections also have a dystopian sci-fi edge with strong social messaging, diverse casts, and unique world …

TV
Books

Books to Get Your Teens Talking

1<p>Hermione Winters is captain of her cheerleading team, and in tiny Palermo Heights. But during a camp party, someone slips something in her drink. …

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The 10 Best Books To Read This May

From ukelele covers to priest-daddys<p>For the last many months, we've been kicking off our book recommendations by reminding you that the weather's been crappy, so you might as well stay inside and read a book. And while that was undeniably true (ugh, April, why'd you have to be so gray?), it was …

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Barbershop Books aims to inspire a love of reading in young black boys

Alvin Irby sees an opportunity to change a cultural habit.<p>The idea came to him when he least expected it. Alvin Irby was at a barbershop when he saw …

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Maharashtra's 'village of books' Bhilar is a bibliophiles' paradise inspired by Britain's Hay-on-Wye - Firstpost

<b>Bhilar (Maha):</b> Lying between the picturesque hill stations of Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar in Satara district, this sleepy village, having no literary …

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Nebraska Town Is Hoping for a Willa Cather Literary Tourism Boom

Gathered with friends around a kitchen table six decades ago, Mildred Bennett started the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation …

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Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: China Miéville on the Russian Revolution

China Miéville is one of those fiction writers whose multivalent imagination — with its monsters, cityscapes of the future, and battles between good and evil — is capable of making readers’ heads explode. In The New York Times, Sarah Lyall once wrote that his novels “skitter among genres, …

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