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How I became fat: “It’s tough to be a bad-ass girl in a dainty world”

I’m no longer forgivably chubby or husky. I’ve crossed the border into obese, and that is too much for me to bear<p>Our laundry bag's seams are busting open, stitches visibly straining. My husband, Jeff, staggers as he heaves the immense load onto his shoulder. We walk together to the laundromat, …

You don’t have a soul: The real science that debunks superstitious charlatans

<b>Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in "Ghost" (Paramount Pictures)</b><p>Trust science, not myth: Religious hucksters with claims of immortal souls are lying. Let’s embrace reality<p>Julien Musolino<p>January 25, 2015 5:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Soul Fallacy: What Science Shows We Gain From Letting Go of Our …

Consciousness

14 Modern Fitness Myths Busted

Plenty of athletes swear by these workout prescriptions. But are they science or snake oil? Read on to learn why you should skip the diets, forget about altitude training, and ditch the ice baths.<p>14. “To Perform Well I Need to Track My Metrics.”<p><b>Science Says</b>: In a forthcoming study of fitness …

Exercise

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

3 Tricks for Running Harder and Longer

<b>Break Up Your Mileage</b><br>Interval workouts feel less unwieldy than a long run. "Breaking any long run into more manageable chunks of distance makes it seem like you’re not running as far," says Jason Fitzgerald, a 2:39 marathoner and founder of Strength Running in Washington, D.C. "When you divide it …

5 Things Runners Should Know About Knees

Starting with whether "running will ruin your knees."<p>If we had a fast-twitch muscle fiber for every time we've heard "running will ruin your knees," we'd be able to outsprint Usain Bolt. And our knees would feel good while we did so, because despite what your potentially well-meaning but definitely …

30 Things You Need To Know To Be Successful In Life

Quora users discussed some lessons they've learned along the way in the thread, "What are the top 10 things we should be informed about in life?" Users had many more than 10 tips to offer, and we've collected and paraphrased some of the best advice, arranged by contributor below.<p><i>Justin Freeman, who</i> …

What Your Lungs Wish You Knew

If you're breathing in bad air, you may not be riding at your peak. Here's your essential guide to making every breath count.<p>The moment you were born, two balloons inflated inside your chest, began pumping, and haven't stopped since. Those sacs of air—a.k.a. your lungs—are responsible for …

5 Things You Asked About Running And Relationships

<i>Balance your passion for running with the other love in your life with these helpful tips and advice.</i><p>Does running make a good first date?<p>Tracey …

How to Buy Running Shoes

If you're just starting to walk or run, a good pair of shoes is important. Here's a primer.<p>When you first start working out, it’s tempting to dust off the vaguely-athletic-looking shoes in your closet, but it’s not a good idea. Worn-out or ill-fitting shoes are a leading cause of injury. And wear …

Mobility, Mechanics And Movement For Runners

Kelly Starrett teaching at Crossfit San Francisco.<p><i>MobilityWod.com’s fitness star, Kelly Starrett, is on a mission to prove that mobility work is a</i> …

Beyond Good

How to turn key workouts up a notch or two for better fitness and faster times.<p>Whether your goal is to run a mile without stopping or to qualify for Boston, how you train has a dramatic effect on your performance. As Yogi Berra once said, "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where …

Train Your Brain to Run Your Best

Reciting positive thoughts is fine, but to really run your best, you've got to shut down your inner critic.<p><i>"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n."—John Milton,</i> Paradise Lost<p><b>As I approached mile 19</b> of the Run for the Red Pocono Marathon feeling …

Top 4 Places To Buy Cool Cases Online

• 104shares<br>• Share on Facebook<p>Nothing feels worse than when our phone/laptop/tablet slips out of our fingers and crashes face down. It takes a few …

Vincent Van Gogh

Yoga for Runners

What research shows about the aerobic intensity of yoga.<p>"Runner's World Yoga for Runners" helps build strength and aids runners in their recovery.<p>A simple yoga routine loosens tight spots, strengthens weak spots, and makes you a better, less injury-prone runner.<p>This sequence focuses on your fitness …