Carlos Bravo

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Your 2018 Marathon and Half Marathon Calendar

From San Francisco to South Carolina to South Africa, these are the 172(ish) marathons, half-marathons, and other races to look forward to this year.<p>Let’s face it: There are so many races held every week, at every distance, in every city, everywhere around the world, that we couldn’t possibly list …

Marathons

35 Books Everyone Should Read at Least Once in Their Lifetime

By Megan Willett<p>Books have the profound capacity to stay with us for the rest of our lives.<p>Whether they’re written for children, sci-fi lovers, …

13 Successful People on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Get these on your shelf now.<p>Need a book recommendation for a young, out-of-work, or fledgling wild-card on your Christmas list? Or some words of …

Success

Pregnant mom who rejected cancer treatment to save unborn child has died

A Michigan mother who refused to undergo cancer treatment for her brain tumor in order to give birth to her sixth child has died.<p>Carrie DeKlyen, 37, passed away Saturday, just three days after giving birth. She was surrounded by family at an Ann Arbor hospital, Nick DeKlyen, her husband of 17 …

Pregnancy

The great American eclipse is finally here

For one brief moment, day became night.<p>And the sun was replaced by a black circle — ringed on all sides with gleaming white fire.<p>As the Great American Eclipse made landfall in the tiny coastal town of Newport, Ore., the rowdy crowd that gathered on its beach was stunned by the sight into an eerie …

Astronomy

How 'Harry Potter' Saved Young Adult Fiction

What would the children’s book world look like if “Harry Potter” had never popped into J.K. Rowling’s head, as she’s described it, fully formed? Hypotheticals are never easy, but a “Harry Potter”-less world ― well, that’s just about impossible to conceive.<p>By the same token, untangling Rowling’s …

Books

8 Books You Need to Read This August

<i>Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations. You should read as many of them as possible — but only after reading two</i> …

30+ of Your Favorite Female Detectives in Fiction

This Riot Recommendation on female detectives in fiction is sponsored by Other Press. Read <i>The Die is Cast</i>, the first book of the <i>Leona</i> trilogy, by the …

Books

Ten years after the public voted for the new wonders of the world, 7 Wonders Day wants to inspire people

Ten years ago, the world’s public voted on created the new 7 wonders of the world. Now the organisation behind it has announced a global 7 Wonders Day to encourage people to take a more active role in preserving their heritage.<p>New7Wonders announced that 7 July will now be marked as 7 Wonders Day …

Wonders of the World

How to Pretend You've Read a Book

We might be at Peak TV now, but we’ve been at Peak Books for at least a century, and if you enjoy reading, it’s physically impossible to read every …

Writing

Boston Red Sox to Hold Marathon Inside Fenway Park

If you’re scoring at home, that’s 112 laps to cover 26.2 miles.<p>Call it an inside the park home run.<p>Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, will host the inaugural Fenway Park Marathon on Friday, September 15. The route will be 112 laps around the park’s warning track, which includes some tight …

Baseball

Is It Really About Mind Over (Injured) Matter?

Three years ago, 37-year-old Angela Bekkala toed the line for a half marathon. She’d been sticking her paces in training and was ready to go, but two …

How Much Does an Extra Pound Slow You Down?

A new study uses pulleys to “lighten” runners, then sees how fast they go.<p>I’ll confess, right at the top, that I don’t love writing about how losing weight will make you faster. In a perfect world, hitting a good racing weight will be a consequence that flows naturally from training hard and eating …

Fitness

7 surprising ways to become a better runner (beyond just running)

When you’re training for a race, it’s tempting to just lace up and run as much as possible. But while logging mileage is definitely key, there are …

Marathons

Here’s How You Can Celebrate Global Running Day 2017

The world will be running on June 7. This is your invitation to join.<p>If you forgot to put it on the calendar, June 7 is Global Running Day. Over two million runners from across the globe, in 164 countries, have pledged to get up, get out, and go for a run. Don’t worry if you haven’t made plans yet. …

Marathons

Trump on Paris accord: 'We're getting out'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump proclaimed Thursday he was withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accord, a sweeping step that fulfills a campaign promise while acutely dampening global efforts to curb global warming.<p>Speaking from the White House, Trump said he was open to …

Donald Trump

Runners Respond to Tragedy in Manchester With an Emotional Race

At the Great Manchester Run, a city remembers victims of a terrorist attack.<p>Despite initial concerns that the Great Manchester Run in Manchester, England, would be canceled in the wake of the terrorist bombing at a concert that killed 22 people and injured 119, some 40,000 runners crowded the …

Manchester United FC
Marathons

'Today at Apple' Sessions About Art, Music, and Coding Expanding to Every Apple Store in May

Apple today announced that it will be expanding its "Today at Apple" educational sessions to all of its 495 retail stores around the world in May.<p>"Today at Apple" will offer programs with more than 60 different hands-on sessions in creative skills. The free sessions, which have been offered at …

Mac Apps
Clean Technology
Clean Technology

NASA finds evidence of life-supporting conditions on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

NASA held a press conference on Thursday to reveal some exciting new discoveries about ocean worlds within our solar system: It has found evidence that suggest a type of chemical energy that can support life exists on Enceladus, one of Saturn’s 62 confirmed moons. The new evidence comes from the …

Astronomy

Strava releases London Marathon training data – here's what it shows

The activity-tracking app has released some information looking at the habits and activities of London Marathon runners from last year. And it’s good news for the most experienced runners<p>For those running the London Marathon (13 days and counting), the nerves may be starting to bite. Twitchy …

Marathons
Rainfall

Meet Jessey The Elf: Triathlete and Potential World Record Holder for Fastest 5K With a Dog

The 22-year-old and his vizsla ran a blistering 15:26.<p>On March 5, a human with surgically pointed ears named Jessey The Elf and a dog named Hunter Buxbaum completed a 5K together in 15:26. If certified, the time would be a Guinness World Record.<p>You probably have some questions.<p>So first, let’s talk …

Swimming

Can Strength Training (Really) Make You a Faster Runner?

Strength Training for Power<p>Although the value of strength training to improve distance running performance is not readily apparent, it may help you …

Exercise

Even in middle age, your best running days may still be ahead of you

Elite road racers make running look effortless. While most of us appear to be in pain, their cadence and form belie any of that misery. But there’s good news, middle-of-the-pack runners, because we may have the last laugh: New research shows that while elite runners peak at age 35, the rest of us …

Marathons

Sara Hall's Fitbit Stats From The Tokyo Marathon Are Crazy!

Curious about the growing popularity of the beer mile, this runner decided to run her first on St. Patrick's Day.<p>This cardio and core dance workout …

Marathons

Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record

<b>Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star.</b><p>The researchers say that all seven could potentially support liquid water on the surface, depending on the other properties of those planets.<p>But only three are within the conventional "habitable" zone where life is …

Astronomy