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You will want this self-driving Mercedes-Benz after watching this test drive

If there’s one piece of technology I can wholeheartedly get behind, it’s self-driving cars. Most people are incredibly bad drivers — Seattle, I’m …

Elon Musk: New Tesla software update will enable self-driving cars this summer

Tesla vehicles will be able to drive themselves this summer.<p>Tesla founder Elon Musk announced on Thursday that a software update will enable …

Boeing working on ‘Star Wars’-like force fields

It appears that Boeing is working on a shockwave-repelling force field, much like the ones seen in movies like <i>Star Wars</i>. And while the company filed …

The seven ways to have a near-death experience

Seeing a light and a tunnel may be the popular perception of death, but as Rachel Nuwer discovers, reports are emerging of many other strange experiences.<p>In 2011, Mr A, a 57-year-old social worker from England, was admitted to Southampton General Hospital after collapsing at work. Medical personnel …

Near-Death Experiences

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Mind

Master The Yoga Lunge

Tips from our yoga guru<p><b>I can't hold lunging poses long. What's better: lunging less deeply or taking standing breaks?</b> -Lindsey, Boston, MA<p>Back in the day, my thighs used to endure mini earthquakes during deep, long lunges, so I get it. Don't worry about getting your thigh completely parallel to the …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

How Alcohol Affects Muscle-Building

Too much booze suppresses muscle synthesis.<p>I don't imagine there are many people out there who imagine that drinking a case of beer will make you a better athlete. Still, there are lots of people who argue that it doesn't really matter either way -- that training is training and social life is …

Why Runners Sweat More

(And why that's a good thing.)<p>The name of this blog is "Sweat Science," so it's only fitting that I should occasionally blog about the science of actual sweat. As it happens, there's a new study from researchers at Soonchunhyang University in South Korea, just published in <i>PLoS ONE</i>, looking at the …

Google wants to fit an entire camera into a contact lens

Google has applied for a patent that details a way to fit a camera into a contact lens.<p>The patent has to do with the tech giant's smart contact lens project, which was first announced earlier this year. By fitting a camera into a contact lens, users could process all kinds of data that could then …

RunKeeper launches friendly fitness app “Breeze” for iPhone 5s users

FitnessKeeper, the makers of the GPS tracking and fitness monitoring app RunKeeper, is out with a new activity monitoring app called Breeze. Breeze is simple: it takes advantage of the M7 co-processor on the iPhone 5s that measures steps taken and presents the data in a clean, approachable user …

Fit Links: Health Benefits Of Kissing, Your Yoga Horoscope And More

<i>There are hundreds of wonderful sites on healthy living to be seen all over the blogosphere. Here at Fit Links, we'll introduce you to some that have caught our eye.</i><p>Not that you really need a <i>reason</i> to kiss your main squeeze, but smooching has a surprising variety of health benefits, according to …

[GIVEAWAY] Meet Krewella on EMUZE & Karmaloop’s Verge Campus Spring Tour 2014 Powered by Spotify

EMUZE has officially revealed the dates for their second annual Verge Campus Spring Tour and this year we couldn’t be more excited for this epic-ness …

Is Fat Burning Such A Big Deal?

<i>Research suggests more fat burning does not necessarily equal better performance.</i><p>It is largely taken for granted in endurance sports that anything an …

One-Hour Workout: Speed And Power-Boosting Strength Set

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!).</i><p>This week’s strength workout comes from Tony …

Four Fast Speed Workouts for Any Runner

Fast workouts benefit every runner, so there’s no excuse to skip them.<p>Think you can skip speedwork, that it’s just for seasoned runners with specific time goals? No such luck.<p>Research suggests that 30-second to five-minute bursts of intense exercise interspersed with rest periods will yield unique …

Racing 101: Consistency Leads To Confidence

<i>Two-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier Joe Rubio provides tips on staying consistent during your training.</i><p>It’s always a great time to think about …

Stay on Your Toes

Keep your big piggie in top shape with these exercises.<p>A runner's big toe has a big job. When your foot strikes the ground, it helps stiffen the tissues along your arch. This creates a stable platform, giving your foot more ability to propel you forward. But if your big toe is stiff or misaligned, …

Motivational Quotes | Runner's World

The 26.2-mile distance has inspired some wise words throughout the ages.​<p>Motivational sayings from the iconic American runner.​<p>The iconic race has sparked some inspirational sayings throughout the years.​<p>Illustrations By Megan Hetzel<p>A champion is made when you look at the time spent …

Eight Reasons to Sip on Coffee

A cup of joe jolts your mood, reduces disease risk, and adds a kick to workouts.<p>A morning cup of coffee is a must for many runners. It wakes you up, energizes your workout, and—how can we say this nicely?—gets your systems moving, too. But there's more reason to indulge in that second or third cup. …

Attitude is key. #takeamoment

Don’t Separate Mental Training From Physical Training

<i>If you’re running, you’re training your mind as well as your body. Remember that.</i><p>Your mind, not your body, gets the final say in determining how fast …

Marathons

Motivation - The Running Bug

10 Marathon Day Mistakes

A marathon presents you with 26.2 miles of opportunity. Sidestep these common training and racing errors to have a great day.<p>Just hours after completing a recent marathon, I raised a bittersweet toast to a race I was already eager to forget. Training for it had cost me countless pancake breakfasts …

Workout of the Week: Plus Ones

<i>This workout helps improve two crucial elements of racing well.</i><p>Everyone has their favorite go-to workouts, whether it’s a set of lung-searing track …

I'm going to have to agree with Coco on this one

Four Healthy Drink Options

Looking to mix up your hydration? Here are some drinks to turn to when you're not quenching your thirst with water.<p>We runners are a thirsty bunch, but water can get a bit mundane. Yet what’s the alternative, really? Health professionals (myself included) are always cautioning folks against drinking …

Training advice - The Running Bug