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6 Nerdy Guy Things To Wear That Won’t Make You Look Like A Nerd

All of the gifts in our guy’s clothing and accessory guide look great and have enough of a nerdy frisson to make you a hit at holiday parties. Some of them are expensive – a $38K watch is a stretch – but most are well within reach and well worth your attention.

How Can I Banish That Pain in My Butt?

Piriformis syndrome can wreck a runner’s routine. Here's some advice to prevent it.<p><i>Jack asks: I am experiencing a deep pain in my buttock. Sometimes it seems to be going down the back of my left leg. I've taken some time off from running and it doesn't seem to be any better. A runner friend</i> …

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz review – Lisbeth lives…

This continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Salander-Blomkvist saga is welcome treat<p>Ian Fleming gave us 14 James Bond books; Agatha Christie wrote 33 Hercule Poirot novels; Arthur Conan Doyle penned a total of 60 Sherlock Holmes stories. It wasn’t enough; we wanted more, and their estates obliged, with …

What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

Three Key Workouts For Ultramarathoners

<i>Putting in the miles should allow you to finish an ultra, but mixing up your training will help you finish strong.</i><p>Typically, training for a grueling …

The World’s Most Beautiful Bookstores Photos

Few things are more enjoyable than whiling away the afternoon in a bookstore, flipping through best sellers, first editions, and new discoveries. Except, perhaps, when that bookstore is as captivating as the books on its shelves. In the age of e-books and Kindles, these literary havens feel even …

7 Ways To Make Running Feel Less Terrible

You're not going to like me for saying this, but I am one of those (annoying) people who genuinely loves to run.<p>If you don't know me, you probably know someone like me. We smile on treadmills. We talk (ad nauseam) about our training. We skip happy hour to pound the pavement. We are always eating.<p>I …

The New Science Behind Low-Carb Training

University of Copenhagen sports physiologists first developed the “train low, compete high” protocol in 2005 for athletes looking for a performance edge. It encouraged the idea of double workouts every second day. In practice, athletes would eat breakfast to fuel their morning session, then skip …

HyperIce Vyper

Think the foam roller is too basic a tool to evolve? Think again. The HyperIce Vyper—part foam roller, part vibrator—is in a recovery category of its own.<p>Like other foam rollers on the market, the Vyper helps work out knots in tight muscles. Unlike other foam rollers, it comes with an internal …

Perfect Your Running (with Math!)

Any runner gunning for a PR knows that pacing strategy is important. And until now, most of those strategies look like this: Figure out what pace you can hold for the distance, and hold it. But two French researchers say a varied pace is better, and they’ve created the ultimate running algorithm to …

The 15 Nutrients All Runners Need

Pack these foods in your pantry for better running.<p>When you want to run strong, your diet can play an important role in reaching your goals. That means ditching the salty snacks and pumping up your meals with wholesome, fresh foods—the fruits, vegetables, meats, whole grains, and legumes you've …

A Brewing Problem

What's the healthiest way to keep everyone caffeinated?<p>“I don't have one. They're kind of expensive to use,” John Sylvan told me frankly, of Keurig K-Cups, the single-serve brewing pods that have fundamentally changed the coffee experience in recent years. “Plus it’s not like drip coffee is tough …

5 Bizarre Comic-Con News Stories from Years Past

<i>Every week I write about the most interesting new comics hitting comic shops, bookstores, digital, and the web. Feel free to comment below if there's</i> …

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

5 Easy Places to Feel Like a Backpacking God

Who hasn't wanted to break loose with nothing but a backpack? To one day sit with your grandchildren on your knees as you thrill them with stories of how you rode a surly Yak deep into the Himalayas, or crossed the Andes on a bus with a howling meth addict for a driver.<p>But what if you can't just …

South America

Death Valley National Park

Three Benefits of Running Short Intervals

Quick intervals build speed, strength, and efficiency.<p>Ryan Vail isn't looking for shortcuts. The old-school mileage hog racked up 150-mile weeks en route to finishing last year's New York City Marathon as top American (2:13:23). But mixed in with mile repeats and long runs of up to 27 miles was a …

Calvin Harris Makes Streaming History With 1 Billion Plays

Calvin Harris, the ubiquitous Scottish DJ and producer has once again broken records. After making history by charting eight top 10 hits from the …

Why Stair-Climbing is Good for Runners

The plyometric motion strengthens your muscles, heart, and lungs for better running.<p>If you borrow one element (besides running) from Rocky Balboa’s training regimen, make it stair-climbing. The plyometric motion strengthens the same muscles as lunges and squats, and taxes your lungs and heart as …

Hearst Magazines

Here's what it looks like to ride in the Tour de France

The world of sports is actively finding ways to adopt new camera technologies. Namely, to help determine if a ball has crossed the goal line or, why not, to broadcast a player's point of view from a pair of glasses. In the case of the Tour de France, cycling's most celebrated competition, its …

The Ultimate Banksy Gallery (127 photos)

Banksy is one of the today’s most prolific artists yet his identity remains unknown. Best known for his satirical street art, the artist debuted his …

11 Adventure Races That'll Blow You Away

Have you participated in endurance races like Ragnar, Tough Mudder, and the Zombie Run... and you're still left wanting more?<p>Compared to the following expedition-style events that test real adventure skills -- orienteering, mountain biking, climbing, mountaineering, trekking, kayaking, endurance …

Hiking

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

Hiking

Puget Sound...

10 Amazing Modern Kitchen Cabinet Styles

The kitchen is truly the heart of the home — we know, it’s a cliche, but only because it’s true.<p>Think of the last big party you threw—you had the …

5 Free Apps That Make You Seem Smart

When you communicate more clearly, people are more likely to think you're smart.<p>In business, how you write (and speak) is who people think you are. If you have lousy grammar, use tired cliches, spout biz-blab, or dress up five-cent ideas in five-dollar words, people secretly (or openly, if you're …

The Legacy of Henry Plantagenet

Nicholas Vincent celebrates the founder of the Plantagenet dynasty.<p>December 19th, 1154: a reddish haired, quick-tempered and hyper-active young man …