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Fast After 40: Master Your Injury Prevention

1. Heel Dips<p><i>Why? This exercise helps prevent Achilles tendinosis.</i><p>1. Use the balls of your feet to balance on a platform, with your heels extending …

The 11 best a cappella songs of all time

A cappella gets a bad rap — these tracks prove there’s a lot to love<p>When I suggested doing a list of great a cappella performances, my editor expressed polite repulsion. That makes sense; "a cappella" for a lot of people means either reverent plainchant or glee clubs and fresh-faced college kids …

'Special Excess': The Secret Broadband, Internet, Cable, Wireless and Phone Networks

Forget about the NSA and the phone networks. There's another secret network you should know about. I call it "special excess," though it's known in the telecom industry as "special access." You won't hear about these secret wires. For example, when AT&T and Verizon tell us they are losing lines, …

'Made For This': The Rootless Life Of A Roving Musician

<b>Listen · 6:09</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Guitarist and songwriter David Dondero is a transient. He's lived all over the country, from Alaska to Texas. When he's not touring, he finds work — most recently as a carpenter in California. But it never lasts. Music always finds its way back into …

The Court's Net-Neutrality Ruling Isn't Actually That Bad

Verizon’s core argument was that the FCC doesn’t have legal authority to regulate broadband. The court unequivocally disagreed.<p>Following the decision by the United States Court of Appeals in <i>Verizon v. FCC</i>, advocates of so-called network neutrality are out in force, decrying the end of the Internet …

Closing Time for the Open Internet

Since 1970 or so, carriers like A.T. & T. and Verizon have been barred from blocking or degrading whatever is transported over their lines. Although, at the time, the rule primarily concerned long-distance voice calls, that principle, applied to the Internet, has become known more recently as net …

Ry Cooder, Live Again

Absent disabling cases of stage fright, emotional reversals, or predatory addictions, performers who withdraw from performing—who liberate themselves straight into a private life—are rare. One of the few popular musicians I can think of who has done so happily (besides George Harrison) is Ry …

Ice Skaters Plan to Stand Against Russia's Gay Law at Olympics

With the International Olympic Committee's stance on the issue unclear, athletes are concerned about how their behavior will be received.<p>For one speed skater, making a statement means wearing a rainbow pin as he darts across the ice. For one figure skater, it means just being himself, flamboyant …

How Athletes Get Great

Long before he co-authored a damning investigative article on Lance Armstrong or introduced the phrase “deer antler spray” into the lexicon with his feature on Ray Lewis’s dealings with some hucksters, <i>Sports Illustrated</i> senior writer David Epstein had questions about the biology behind elite …

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