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13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

Peter Doolittle: How your "working memory" makes sense of the world

TED Talks

The 10 Laws of Injury Prevention

Follow these time-tested principles and you'll spend more time on the roads—and less in rehab<p>In the mid-1970s, Runner's World medical editor George Sheehan, M.D., confirmed that he was hardly the only runner beset by injuries: A poll of the magazine's readers revealed that 60 percent reported …

4 Best Websites for Earning Side Income to Grow Your Savings

Before you can save money, you’ve got to earn it. The web lends a helping hand for those interested in <b>how to make extra money from home</b> with a …

365 Ways To Get Rich

<b>From the Forbes 2014 Investment Guide, wealth building tips to last you through the year. (For more detailed advice, click on the link in each tip.)</b><p>#1<br>Sir John Templeton: “Invest at the point of maximum pessimism.”<p>#2<br>Don’t mistake a low P/E ratio for a value stock.<p>#3 <br>Benjamin Graham: “Patience is the …

Orgasm for dummies: Neuroscience explains why sex feels good

New brain studies explain how pleasure really works — and the amazing science behind amazing pleasure<p>Before I realized what was happening, the patient reached down between my legs and grabbed my genitals. It was 1985, in the middle of the night during my medicine internship. I was working about 110 …

Dismantling the Sales Machine

Sales leaders have long fixated on process discipline. They have created opportunity scorecards, qualification criteria, and activity metrics—all part of a formal sales process designed to help their team members replicate the approaches of star performers. This is the world of the sales machine, …

When Should I Stretch?

Use these five postrun stretches to keep your muscles flexible.<p><i>What guidance would you give to runners about stretching? When I ran in high school, which is when I learned a lot of what I “know” about running, we were taught to stretch really well before a run, and if we could, a little bit</i> …

Eat - The Running Bug

Three Tips For Overcoming Your Blind Spots

Ernst Cramer, the late, great editor-in-chief of the German daily <i>Die Welt</i>, once recounted how as a college student in America in the midwest, just after World War II, he questioned in a math class whether the textbook was not mistaken in a particular instance. The lecturer reflexively, and rather …

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 …

Should I Stretch Before or After My Runs?

Neither, experts say. Or if you must, do it after your workout—not before.<p>You’ve seen the iconic image of a runner bent over and touching his toes. You’ve probably seen plenty of runners doing this before races. So it may surprise you to hear that this so-called static stretching—attempting to …

Rajan prescribes blending of imported and domestic coal to tackle supply crunch

Chief economic advisor in the finance ministry and Reserve Bank of India governor-designate Raghuram Govinda Rajan has prescribed an innovative …

Should I Go For a Run or See the Doctor?

A five-step guide to knowing when to see the doctor.<p>Knowing when pain goes from "OK" to "definitely not OK" can be hard. This five-part guide makes it easier.<p>It can be tough to determine which pains to run through and which pains demand surrender. Bruce Wilk, a physical therapist, coach, and owner …

5 Speed Workouts Every New Runner Should Try

Adding a structured workout into your running routine will make you faster.<p>When you’re first getting moving, it’s important to just focus on getting into the exercise habit; making your run or walk a regular part of each day, finding times and places to exercise that feel convenient and …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #14

It has been a while since the last post… Come again and explore the wilderness with us. We are rediscovering that only through sharing will we save this magnificent planet. Social media gives us the ability to share photographs, thoughts, ideas, and knowledge almost instantaneously with powerful …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

Closing the Chasm Between Strategy and Execution

Setting strategy is elegant. It’s a clean and sophisticated process of collecting and analyzing data, generating insights, and identifying smart paths forward. Done at arm’s length in an academic fashion, tight logic is the only glue needed to hold ideas together. The output is a smooth narrative …

10 Positive-Thinking Books That Might Change Your Life

Positive thinking is at once the most widely embraced and the most frequently reviled philosophy in America. As I explore in my forthcoming book, <i>One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life</i> (Crown, Jan 2014), the gospel of positivity grew out of mystical and occult subcultures in …

How Fit Are You?

To run at your full potential, you need to target all areas of fitness—including flexibility, balance, and mobility.<p>CORE STRENGTH<p>A strong core—the muscles in your abdominals, back, and glutes—gives you stability, power, and endurance. “If your core muscles can’t support your pelvis, it will drop, …

Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert? What It Means For Your Career

Extroverts are outgoing and introverts are shy, right? Not exactly. Truly understanding each personality type–and which one you are–can help you manage a vast range of experiences.<p>Here is something that hit me recently: For a long time, I had a certain idea about what makes an introvert or an …

The One Easy Daily Habit That Makes Life More Awesome

Life happens whether we are mindful of it or not. So start a journal, remember the moments that you never want to forget, and improve, well, just about everything in the process.<p>Twenty years ago, I picked up what turned out to be a stubborn habit.<p>During a particularly angsty time in seventh grade, …

In praise of laziness

THERE is a never-ending supply of business gurus telling us how we can, and must, do more. Sheryl Sandberg urges women to “Lean In” if they want to …

10 Ways To Make Each Day A Leadership Masterpiece

Brian Layer, Brigadier General, United States Army (Retired) knows a few things about leadership. Brian is a West Point graduate who also holds three masters degrees. He twice commanded a brigade in Iraq, and is perhaps the most gifted and humble leader I’ve ever worked with. Brian now chairs our …

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …