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Freeing democracy from perpetual war: Why it’s hard for members of the military to speak out

America doesn’t need more obedience — it needs more dissent. Not only among its citizens but within its military<p><i>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.</i><p>The United States is now engaged in perpetual war with victory nowhere in sight. Iraq is chaotic and scarred. So, too, is Libya. Syria barely …

National Security

30 Cheap Groceries That Make You Gain Weight

Nobody's perfect—we all hit up McDonald's when we're in the middle of a long drive and desperate, or we throw pizza rolls in the oven when we just …

Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera Review and Example Images

Read my Sony A6000 Review to find out why this is a killer camera for the price. Example images are included as well as an image stabilization test.

Cameras

The Natural Light Cycle for Photographers

Natural light is what landscape photography is made of. Other forms of photography rely heavily on flash, but most landscapes rely entirely on the …

Post-processing RAW Files - ACR Compared to Some Free Software Options

What is RAW? A RAW file is really the digital negative, which means that all the data is stored waiting to be unleashed via a RAW Editor. Unlike a …

Study: Run Slower—And Less—To Live Longer

<i>Danish researchers say “strenuous joggers have a mortality rate not statistically different from that of the sedentary group.”</i><p>Want to live longer? …

Marathons

The Downsizing Uprising

A couple of weeks ago, just as summer was about to click over to fall, we snuck in one last family river trip: floating the Green River through Labyrinth Canyon, one of the country's premiere stretches of desert flat water. For five days we paddled, swam, slept on sandbars, and played under …

Minimalism

Articles about 9 tiny apartments new york city on Dwell.com - Dwell

A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.<p>Throughout NYC's bustling boroughs, minuscule studios, tightly-packed family apartments, and converted small spaces are the norm.<p>With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team …

New York City

Tiny House Solar, Part 1

You have a Tiny House or one is in your future plans. You are fired up to start taking control of your energy needs by adding in a solar array. But …

Off-grid

Jaw Dropping Beauty – Wishbone Tiny Homes

Wishbone Tiny Homes is a family owned and operated NC General Contracting company focused on meeting the diverse needs of the next generation home …

Beginner's Guide to Ultra Running

The more you can learn about your ultra, the more mentally prepared you will be when you think you’re getting close to your breaking point. Also, see if you must be medically cleared before taking the starting line; many ultras require a medical certificate verifying that you are in good health to …

The Ultra Running Challenge

Push yourself with this 3-pronged assault<p>Ultra runners are some of the most resilient and highly trained athletes on the planet. Even if you don't have aspirations to run until your toenails fall off, you can take a page from their muscle-burning, lung-pumping training book with this weekend's …

Do coffee and tea really dehydrate us?

We’re told that tea and coffee dehydrates us, says Claudia Hammond, but what’s the evidence say?<p>Every day people around the globe drink 1.6 billion cups of coffee and around twice as many cups of tea.<p>They enjoy the taste and the fact that the caffeine wakes them up. But when we’re exhorted to drink …

Coffee

Ultramarathoners Improve With Age

Age might be an asset for ultramarathoners. A new study published Wednesday in the online journal <i>PLOS ONE</i> found that among those who run distances longer than the traditional 26.2 miles, younger athletes get injured more often, usually in the knees and feet.<p>Higher injury rates for younger …

Research

Beet Juice for Winter Running

The popular performance-booster has another benefit when temperatures drop.<p>You've heard all about the power of beet juice to boost endurance. But here's something I bet you didn't know, from an article in the <i>Toronto Star</i>: it can be particularly helpful for winter running.<p><i>With the lake effect making</i> …

Roads

Kids Today Take 90 Seconds Longer to Run a Mile Than Kids in the 1980s

"Remember when human bodies could 'run'?" -Person of the Future<p>At an international meeting held by the American Heart Association yesterday, Dr. Grant Tomkinson presented research that said cardiovascular endurance in children is declining by 5 percent every decade.<p>Tomkinson and his colleagues at …

UTMB 2013 Timothy Olson

Video: Salomon Commercial - Designed For Freedom

Salomon makes some of the best outdoor gear around and apparently they make some pretty good commercials too. The video below is a new marketing spot …

Study: Few Differences Between Heel, Non-Heel Strikers

In large Army study, similar performances and injury rates.<p>Injury studies are notoriously difficult to conduct. They take a lot of time and money, and it’s always tough to find enough subjects to provide the desired statistical power. Many injury studies include only a handful to several dozen …

U.S. Army

Ryan Hall in Costa Rican Half May 26

He's returning to what he calls his "happy place."<p>Ryan Hall will return to Costa Rica, what he calls his “happy place,” the scene of his honeymoon with wife, Sara, to run the inaugural Media Maraton Gatorade – the Gatorade Half Marathon – in the capital city of San Jose on May 26.<p>Hall, who has the …

Marathons

Woman to Run Tour de France Route

Zoe Romano starts Saturday and aims to beat the cyclists to the finish line by a day.<p>After becoming the first woman to run across the United States unsupported (she pushed her gear in a running stroller), Zoe Romano began writing a memoir about her 2011 odyssey. But her body didn’t take to the down …

Tour de France