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Yoga Demystified: The Six Big Ideas.

Yoga philosophy is sublimely simple, profound, and livable. Yet it can be difficult to grasp because of its unfamiliar language and complex …

Social Media is Turning Us Into Thoughtless Political Extremists

Your Facebook feed is a virtual echo chamber. It serves the same purpose as Fox News or MSNBC.<br>Read More

Social Media

5 Yoga Poses Every Runner Should Know

Five essential routines for strength and flexibility<p>We took the most common running goals and asked the experts to target yoga routines that will help you run longer, stronger, and faster.<p><b>1. You Want: Total-body fitness (not just legs)</b> <b>You Need: Upper-body strength</b>Running motions lead to very tight …

Buddhism and the Brain: Mindfulness in Modern Times

Philosophy professor and Buddhist scholar Evan Thompson discusses the concepts behind his latest book, <i>Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness</i> …

4 Sneaky Things That Can Make You Overeat

Overeating is tricky. First, you may not even realize you’re doing it. Second, you may not know <i>why</i> you’re eating too much, because some triggers are …

Nutrition

Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding

Less than 15 minutes<p>2<p>1/4 cup chia seeds<br>• 1 cup almond or skim milk<br>• 1/4 cup canned pumpkin<br>• 1 tablespoon agave syrup<br>• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon<br>• Pinch nutmeg

Healthier Lemon Artichoke Dip

<i>This recipe and photo were created by contributor Kelli Dunn of The Corner Kitchen. Learn more about Kelli and this recipe by checking out her</i> …

Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Less than 30 minutes<p>Makes 12 cookies<p>1/2 cup mashed avocado<br>• 1/2 cup turbinado sugar<br>• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract<br>• 1 teaspoon cider vinegar<br>• 1/2 teaspoon …

The Best Superfoods, from A to Z

Fruits, and veggies, and whole grains, oh my! Beyond the grocery store shelves lined with less-than-healthy processed foods in brightly-colored …

Hearst Magazines

Housekeeping

Fully Fit

Improve your form and avoid injury with this elite coach's fast head-to-toe workout.<p>I am a marshmallow. After enduring two grueling days of dynamic stretching, strength training, hurdle and sprint drills—all under the exacting eye of Olympic coach John Cook—muscles I didn't know existed ache and …

Yoga

Quick Healthy Breakfasts

The healthiest breakfasts are ones you make yourself with an eye toward fiber, lean protein and healthy fats. This combination keeps you running all …

Power Ranking the Top 15 Quarterbacks in Fantasy Football for 2013

The fantasy football season is fast approaching and it's time to start setting your targets for who to draft on your team.<p>In this edition, we reveal our predictions for the top 15 fantasy football quarterbacks. We take into account more than just passing yards and touchdowns. A quarterback's …

Yes You Can: Run an Ultramarathon

Any ultrarunner will tell you each step past 26.2 miles is transcendental. “It’s a willingness to get really uncomfortable for self-enlightenment,” says ultra coach Jimmy Dean Freeman, who ran his first 50-miler in 2005 after seeing “Ultramarathon Man” Dean Karnazes speak at the Nike Women’s …

3 Little Tips for Better Running Form

Relax, take short steps, and be sure to warm up before each run.<p><i>I am starting to train for a half-marathon, and the more I read about proper running technique, the more confused I get. Can you enlighten me as to proper running form? Thank you. —Jennifer</i><p>Hi, Jennifer. Great news about training for …

Marathons