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CIA reveals its secret briefings to Presidents Nixon and Ford

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the last few weeks the two presidential nominees have received their initial intelligence briefings. Although the experience must have been different for each -- it was Donald Trump's first, whereas Hillary Clinton is an experienced intelligence consumer -- they were both recipients of a …

“God prepared my heart to respond that way,” says U.S. runner who helped rival

Abbey D'Agostino credits her faith as the driving force behind her athletic career<p>After colliding into a fellow runner during a 5,000-meter …

Analysis by Strava into runners in the 12 weeks before the London marathon shows, unsurprisingly, that the harder you work, the better your times<p>What does it take to run a marathon in under three hours? As someone painfully close to that target, I’d love to know a definitive answer. However, in the …

Marathons

Photos from Inside Atlanta's Strip Clubs

We caught up with Scottish photographer Ivan Wigan, whose series 'The Gods' is a celebration of the culture and community around hip-hop in the American South.<p>Most photographers are not invited to take out their cameras at strip clubs, or to document casual hangs with the Bloods. But Ivar …

Minneapolis Marathon Canceled 10 Days Before Scheduled Start

The June 5 race failed to secure permits for its original course and could not come up with a new route in time.<p>The 2,400 runners registered for the Minneapolis Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay learned today via email that the races have been canceled.<p>The emailed statement, which is also …

'Helping Children Succeed' Starts At Birth; A Case For The Power Of Nurture

"I'm giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know that you can reach them."<p>In one of the many experiments cited in Paul Tough's new book, <i>Helping Children Succeed</i>, a group of middle school students received this message on a Post-it note, attached to a paper their …

Top 8 Ultra-Long Distance Adventure Runs

Trail-running is exploding in popularity, and for good reason. What’s not to like about a sport that requires virtually no equipment—except (maybe) shorts and trail running shoes—and allows you to explore vast mountain ranges and terrain that most people will never experience? Even better, our …

Hiking

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Have children? Here's how kids ruin your romantic relationship

Matthew D. Johnson, <i>Binghamton University, State University of New York</i><p>Lots of women look forward to motherhood - getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter. All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Why 'Don’t Worry About Money, Just Travel' Is the Worst Advice of All Time

I have an internet acquaintance that I’ve been following on social media for a little over two years now, an all-around nice, smart girl who blogs …

43 Books About War Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ryan Holiday</i>.<p>War is unquestionably mankind at his worst. Yet, paradoxically, it is in war that men — …

Too many people are pretending to be rich

His mother- and father-in-law are in their early seventies and have virtually nothing put away for retirement. Before too long, they're going to be unable to work, and because his spouse is an only child, his in-laws are expecting that Tim's family will take them in.<p>On the other hand, Tim's parents …

This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read

Now we finally know it was also one of the most dangerous, thanks to a February 1990 report published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University this week after a 12-year Freedom of Information Act battle.<p>The US and Soviets were dangerously close to going to war in November …

Iceland’s Super-Cool Summer Marathon

Volcanoes, votes for women, and pacifist trolls feature at this destination race.<p>Iceland is not where you’d expect to find one of the world’s best destination marathons. Sitting obscurely at the top edge of the world map, just below the Arctic Circle, somewhere between Greenland and Europe (I'd …

Cheddar-Jalapeno Bites

These tender, cheesy little biscuits are hard to stop eating. My running buddy, Beth Floyd, brought them to a party recently, and when I asked her …

When the Competition Is Trying to Poach Your Top Employee

If you’ve got smart, talented people on your team, chances are they’ll get calls from recruiters. How should you respond when a competitor is wooing one of your employees? How do you know if your team member is really considering the offer or bluffing? Should you make a counteroffer? And what can …

9 stupid mistakes entrepreneurs make, according to a guy who started 20 businesses and failed at 17 of them

<b>A) IGNORING THE "SIX MONTH RULE"</b><p>I was on the board of a business where we all got the financials for that month and realized that the company had six months of cash in the bank.<p>I called the CEO. He said, "no problem. We have six months. I'll raise money a long time before then and we have some big …

Nepalese officials plan to introduce ban on novices, as well as disabled, old and very young people, in effort to improve safety and lessen overcrowding<p>Nepalese officials say they will introduce regulations banning inexperienced climbers from attempting Mount Everest in an attempt to improve safety …

Mountaineering

How to explain the KGB’s amazing success identifying CIA agents in the field?

Paranoid CIA heads blamed Soviet moles, but the real reason for the repeated disasters was much simpler<p>As the Cold War drew to a close with the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, those at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, finally hoped to resolve many long-standing puzzles.<p>The most …

6 Curious Hacks to Accomplish More By Doing Less

Yesterday I've crossed two borders, closed three ongoing projects with my clients, sealed the deal with a new prospect and was home by dinner to share a cooked together meal with my significant other.<p>I work around 25 hours per week, get a healthy eight-hour sleep, take unscheduled day offs and …

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>By<p>Shirley S. Wang<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination …

Procrastination

Lost cities: where to pretend you are Indiana Jones

Unearthing lost cities used to be the preserve of machete-wielding, Indiana Jones types, but advances in technology lie behind the most recent discoveries rather any derring-do in the jungle.<p>One of the most groundbreaking recent finds lay hidden in Honduras’ near-impenetrable La Moskitia rainforest …

When Did Rosé, Like, Become a Thing?

One night earlier this summer, a group of six women filed into a corner booth at Mamo, a Manhattan transplant of the very popular restaurant Mamo Le Michelangelo in the French Riviera. But before they sat down, the queen bee with crown crafted by Drybar, whose vibrant turquoise handbag matched her …

Dying to Live: Why is Health Care so Valuable in the Face of Death?

<i>Care near the end of life or for life-threatening illnesses is often highly valued by patients but fares poorly with past and recent valuation frameworks constructed by buyers of such care. This has recently become the source of much debate in cancer care, where treatments for metastatic disease</i> …

Running on Empty

In May of 2012, a thousand of the world’s best ultrarunners were lining up for the start of the Transvulcania Ultramarathon, an 83.3-kilometer course traversing the volcanic outcroppings of La Palma, in the Canary Islands. The atmosphere was taut, a mix of pent-up energy and anticipation, and the …

Is it Okay to Split up My Long Run?

Here’s why you really need to hit those longer miles all at once.<p><i>Lee asks: I'm training for my first marathon. My question concerns my long runs. Can I split them up? For example, when my schedule says to run 20 miles, can I run 10 miles on Saturday and 10 miles on Sunday? Or, do I need to run all</i> …

4 Ways to Bridge the Retirement Income Gap

Think you can't afford to delay taking Social Security once you retire? These steps can help.<p>If you’re on the verge of retirement, you’ve probably …