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Fitness 101: The 8 Core Principles to Start Strength Training

Photo Credit: brucewill03 via Compfight cc<p>Over the last few months, I've been trying to learn German. In my head, I have fantasies of walking the streets of Berlin speaking fluently with citizens and fitting in seamlessly.<p>Unfortunately, fluency on day seven of a new language isn't likely. In fact, …

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10 Coolest Dog Breeds For The Man About Town

I’ve had the pleasure of owning a few dogs that have been both best friends and an amazing family companions. This got me thinking about what dogs …

Slow computer? Why your PC or Mac is sluggish and how to fix it

Slow PCs can be a pain, and when they crash and lose all of your work, they can be even worse. But there's often a simple reason that their feeling …

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My favourite Cannes winner: Paris, Texas

Continuing our series in which writers choose their favourite Palme d’Or victor, Guy Lodge praises Wim Wenders’ sweetly desolate road movie: a desert flower of a film, that invented Americana<p>According to actor Dirk Bogarde – the president of the Cannes competition jury in 1984 – festival bosses …

The greatest fan films ever made

From Indiana Jones to Star Wars, you'll believe that a man can fly – for around £3000, a toaster and an old vacuum cleaner<p>Forget the cinema. If you want to see your favourite cinematic universes brought to life, there's only one place to see it truly done justice, and that's on the internet.<p>Yes, …

10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World

Introverts and extraverts may seem the same on the surface, but if you look at the way they respond to life's everyday occurrences, differences begin to emerge.<p>Last month, for example, Science of Us writer Melissa Dahl reported on findings from psychologist Brian Little's latest book on personality …

Daylight Saving Time 2013: When Does It End? And Why?

Here's why we get an extra hour of sleep and an earlier sunset this weekend.<p><b>With an extra hour of sleep and an earlier sunset, daylight saving time (also called daylight savings time) ends this weekend.</b><p>That means clock confusion is once again ticking away, giving rise to hotly debated questions: …

7 Ways Runners Can Get Better Sleep

You'll run better if you invest in a good night's rest.<p><b>1. Run...</b> In a poll from the National Sleep Foundation released earlier this year, active people were more likely to report good sleep than inactive people (65 percent versus 39 percent). To guarantee an extra-great slumber, try completing a …

Fast Returns

Race a 5-K to reboot your routine, rev up your fitness, and have a little fun.<p>Whether you're an eager newbie or a serial marathoner, there are loads of reasons to register for a <b>5-K</b>. "If you're a beginner, targeting the distance is a great way to gain motivation and build structure into your …

Lung Power

Need more air? Deep breathing can help you run longer with less effort.<p>Just before you crest a hill or reach the end of a speed interval, your lungs go into overdrive. Your breath becomes shallow and rapid. You think if only you could pull in more air, you could surge up that hill or maintain your …

Nine Surprising Ways Running Helps Your Body

You know running is healthy, but do you know all the good it does?<p><b>Grows Cartilage</b><br>Ignore the naysayers—running isn't necessarily bad for your knees. Research from Australia's Monash University suggests that the impact of running can increase cartilage production, which can safeguard your joints from …

Get Over It: Shin Pain

Exercises and advice to keep your lower legs healthy and strong.<p>Shin splints are a common beginner's injury, so many seasoned runners assume they're immune. But medial tibial stress syndrome, the top cause of shin splints, is usually triggered by overtraining--something that can befall even …

Rehabilitation

Why You Shouldn't Freak Out About Bad Pre-Race Sleep

Study shows our performance is the same, but we underestimate our potential.<p>"Don't worry about bad sleep the night before a race; what matters is your sleep two nights before the race," is one of those bits of running wisdom that get endlessly repeated but that still induce skepticism. How could it …

Predict Half and Full Marathon Time with 5K Time

How 3.1 miles can help you determine your pace for a longer race.<p><b>You've got a big event</b> coming up—a half-marathon, or maybe even a full. Even if your only goal is to finish, you may still want to know how long you'll be out there. If you've run a 5K this year, you can plug your time into an online …

Perfect Timing

When to train, eat, stretch, and do everything to run your best.<p>Runners live by the clock. Whether measuring minutes in a mile or months in a marathon-training season, we're constantly thinking about where the time goes. We not only have to plan when to run, but also all the other things we might …

Beat Mental Roadblocks on the Run

New research reveals how to stay headstrong when the going gets tough.<p>You're in the middle of a race or workout and suddenly your legs feel heavy, your lungs scream, and all you want to do is stop. What do you do? Some runners ease up, only to beat themselves up later for doing so. But others …

Explaining the Nobel Prizes in Science

Finding cell zip codes and a missing physicist are two of the mysteries solved.<p><b>Where in the world is physicist Peter Higgs? One of the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics made the scene at an Edinburgh University news conference on Friday, after he headed for the hills to hike and ducked</b> …

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 …

How to Taper for Your First Half Marathon

What to do in the two weeks before a 13.1-miler.<p><b>Are you training</b> for a half marathon this fall? In the two weeks before the race, known as the taper, you will reduce the volume and intensity of workouts so you get to the starting line feeling ready to run. After so much training, some runners find …

6 Secrets of Highly Successful Runners

What really improves performance? Intense training sessions—as long as you do them right. So we asked elites who run hard several times a week to explain how you can get the most out of your quality workouts.<p>In the weeks leading up to the Boston Marathon last April, Ryan Hall logged hundreds of …

Strong Minded

Why you're smart to run and smarter because you do.<p>Running helps more than your heart and lungs. Promising brain research shows a strong link between running and a "younger," more nimble brain. Vigorous cardiovascular activity pumps more oxygen-and glucose-rich blood to your noggin. And when you …

What Time of Day to Work Out?

Morning, noon or night? There are challenges - and good reasons - for each.<p>What's the best time of day to work out? That's easy. The best time of day to work out is whatever time of day you're most likely to actually get it done!<p>Whether you’re a morning person, a night owl, or someone who looks …

How to Recover from a Tough Racing Season

Packing in multiple races this fall? Here's how to get the most from your recovery so you can start out strong next season.<p><i>I just completed my fifth marathon last weekend, and I'm looking for advice on how to recover. I had a more challenging season this year and didn't feel as strong on race day</i> …

What Do I Eat Before My Race?

What you eat should give you a boost without upsetting your stomach.<p><i>I am running my first half-marathon in three days. I am as nervous about the distance as I am about what to eat before my run on Sunday morning. Should I plan on pasta for lunch and dinner each meal leading up to Sunday? Should I</i> …

How to Deal with Prerace Anxiety

Stay calm and confident when your mind is filled with nerves.<p>Never mind the long runs, the intervals, the hill repeats. Ask runners what the most challenging part of training is, and many will say the taper. Indeed, anxiety, panic, and crankiness often come along with decreased mileage leading up …

How Much Should You Drink During a Half Marathon?

New research suggests sipping when you’re thirsty is enough.<p>If you’re debating your fueling strategy for an upcoming half marathon, a new study suggests that the two most recommended approaches—drinking when you’re thirsty and following a set hydrationplan—are both effective.<p>Canadian researchers …

How Running Changed Me: Eric Rayvid Improved His Cholesterol

“Running has given me a renewed interest in everything about life.”<p><b>NAME:</b> Eric Rayvid<p><b>AGE:</b> 43<p><b>OCCUPATION:</b> Branding/Social Media Strategy and Content Development<p><b>HOMETOWN:</b> New York City<p><b>FAMILY:</b> Wife, Denise; parents, brother, in-laws, nephews, etc.<p><b>What prompted you to start working out?</b><p>Seven years ago as …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …