Alex Powell

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The View From the Back of the Pack

Maybe it’s not a whole lot different from the rear.<p>Before a run last week, I do what I often do: I downloaded a podcast so I could have some company.<p>This time, though, it felt more uncomfortable for me than a shirtless run. (Actually, no, a bouncing-bare-belly run would be worse.) While I’ve …

This 6th-Grader’s Essay on Running Is Pitch-Perfect

Riley Becker-Kopke has been running cross country since she was in first grade.<p><i>Editor’s Note: Riley Becker-Kopke is a 6th grader who has been on a cross-country team since she was in first grade. The following is from a class assignment in which she was asked to write a personal essay. Her mother,</i> …

What Does It Take To Run 100,000 Miles?

These 20 runners have hit the milestone. They offer advice and inspiration from their lives on the road.<p>There are no Olympic gold medals awarded for how many miles you run. The honors go to those who break the tape. But who’s not impressed by runners who stick to their routine for decade after …

After 5 Days, Michael Wardian Is Dominating the World Marathon Challenge

Retired elite Ryan Hall is in fifth, calling the latest finish one of the “biggest surprises of his career.”<p>On a 26.2-mile course through Marrakesh, Morocco, Friday morning, ultrarunner Michael Wardian finished in 2:45:33, logging his fifth sub-three-hour marathon performance over five consecutive …

Running for Weight Loss

How to consistently lose weight with running.<p>1. A Hard Truth<p>First of all, a hard truth: <b>if you are overweight it means you are eating too much</b>. Now, …

Five Key Muscle Groups for Stronger Running

Smart runners know that targeted strength and conditioning routines as part of their regular training programme will significantly reduce the risk of …

7 Games to Make Running Fun for Kids

Sharks & Minnows<p>1 of 8<p>This popular swimming game is easily adapted for runners. Mark off a large rectangular area with clear boundaries (it could be …

How Often Should You Run? - Women's Running

<i>*Courtesy of Competitor.com</i><p><i>How often should you run is one of the most important questions to consider before you start any training.</i><p>Frequency—or how …

Exercise

Top 10 Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

Unless you have a company buying licenses for you, tools like Photoshop, Pro Tools, Maya, or even Windows can be a serious bite out of your wallet. …

TunnelBear Cleans Up Its Interface, Improves Connection Speeds, and Adds New Security Features

Windows/Mac: TunnelBear is one of the best VPN services around, but the faux-retro wood aesthetic always put it in the ugly bin. Today, they’ve …

All the Hidden, Awesome Stuff in iOS 10 Apple Didn't Announce

iOS updates aren’t as exciting as they used to be, so the best stuff is often the little features that slip through the keynote cracks but make your …

Three Theories of Why You Dance When You Have to Pee

The pee dance is an ancient tradition. You’re waiting for the bathroom, and for <i>some reason</i> you start wiggling around. The How to Do Everything …

In This Danish City, 5-Year-Olds Bike To School On Their Own

You probably wouldn’t even let a 5-year-old walk to school. In Odense, Denmark, they do things a little differently.<p>When kindergartners start school in Odense, Denmark, they’re more likely to show up on a bike than to be dropped off in a car. At some schools, cars aren’t even welcome, as one …

Middle School

Samsung Gear IconX Bluetooth Earbuds with Fitness Tracker Announced

In addition to Gear Fit2, Samsung also announced Gear IconX, a fitness tracker integrated Bluetooth earbuds, and it works as a standalone music …

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Summer Semester 2016

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the …

High carb or high fat? The running diet debate

For years it’s been accepted that high carbs are needed to sustain performance. But is it really true, or should we be turning to fats instead?<p>In the mid 1960s, a group of Swedish physiologists based in Stockholm conducted a landmark experiment that would come to dominate the way every athlete, …

Diabetes

Build a Smart Calendar and Notification Center for Family Agendas with a Raspberry Pi

We’ve seen a Raspberry Pi combined with a cheap LCD screen to create a smart calendar before, but Instructables user ozua takes it a step further …

Top 15 Cities You Need to See in Your Lifetime

8. Kyoto, Japan<p>Experience the essence of traditional Japan in the scenic city of Kyoto. The city is chockfull of grand castles, colorful gardens and …

Rainforests

Don't Dump Your Old iPhone, Use It For Permanent Media And GPS Instead

If you update your gadgets as much as I do, you probably have a small collection of older devices with low resale value lying around. Don’t toss them …

Report: New iPhone and Apple TV to be announced at Sept. 9 event, iPad Pro a ‘wildcard’

According to a new report from BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski, Apple will hold its annual fall iPhone event on September 9th. The report, citing “sources familiar with Apple’s plans,” claims that Apple is targeting the week of September 7th for the event, with Wednesday the 9th being the frontrunner …

IPad Pro

A Brief Guide to Quitting a Bad Habit

There aren’t many of us who don’t have some bad habit we’d like to quit: smoking, sweets, shopping, nail-biting, porn, excessive checking of phones …

Keep Your Olive Oil from Going Bad with These Proper Storage Tips

Olive oil is perfect for everyday cooking, but if you have some really nice olive oil you use for dipping and whatnot, you probably won’t use it as …

27 Healthy and Portable High-Protein Snacks

Whether you're fueling up before hitting the gym or taking a midday snack break to avoid the 3 p.m. lull, high-protein snacks are the tastiest way to …

Healthy Eating

These Bodyweight Exercises Push You Beyond Push-Ups

No-equipment workouts are convenient and can build strength, but when you’re bored with push-ups and squats, here are some advanced moves to …

Video Tutorials

Simplify Your Diet with Alton Brown's Four Lists Method

The key to a successful diet is finding something you’ll actually stick to. If you haven’t found that yet, Alton Brown’s four list approach may …

Nutrition

Teenager diagnosed with testicular cancer after pregnancy test

Doctors told Byron Geldard he could have one of any number of cancers before simple test provided answer<p>A teenager was diagnosed with testicular cancer after taking a pregnancy test that came back positive.<p>Byron Geldard, then 18, had finished school and had just returned from a summer holiday with …

Cancer