John Gilliam

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What Is Fatigue?

When, on a blustery day in Oxford in 1954, Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile, measuring out the full capacity of his lungs and legs and collapsing across the finish line, he felt, as he later wrote, “like an exploded flashlight.” That was the feeling researchers were trying to …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

Weight Loss

Avocado-Walnut Brownies (No Butter, No Oil)

Click HERE to order our new cookbook, <i>The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table</i> (Susan Schadt Press, November 2016). …

Hugh Hefner: What I've Learned

Philosopher king, 76, Los Angeles<p><b>If they say Hef, they know me.</b> If they say Hugh, they don't.<p><b>I have slept with thousands of women,</b> and they all still like me.<p><b>Women were the major beneficiary</b> of the sexual revolution. It permitted them to be natural sexual beings, as men are. That's where feminism …

What I've Learned: Snoop Dogg

Rapper, 36, Los Angeles<p><i>Published in the July 2008 issue</i><p><b>My momma</b> gave me the name. I used to love <i>Peanuts</i> and Charlie Brown -- Snoopy was my favorite cartoon character growing up. I watched so much, I started to look like him.<p><b>A lot of people</b> like to fool you and say that you're not smart if you never …

Francis Ford Coppola: What I've Learned

The 70-year-old director on meeting Gotti, wanting Scorsese to helm Godfather II, ignoring The Sopranos, and more (wine with Bill Cosby, anyone?)<p><b>When I was sixteen or seventeen,</b> I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to be a playwright. But everything I wrote, I thought, was weak. And I can remember …

Eminem: What I've Learned

After a long hiatus, the rapper talks about coming to terms with anger, fatherhood, being single, being white...and his pink boxers.<p><i>Eminem still lives and records in Detroit, Michigan. The title of his movie</i> 8 Mile <i>refers to the road that divides the city's poor and rich neighborhoods. He recently</i> …

What I've Learned: Jack Nicholson

Actor, 79, Los Angeles<p><b>They're prescription. That's why I wear them.</b> A long time ago, the Middle American in me may have thought it was a bit affected maybe. But the light is very strong in southern California. And once you've experienced negative territory in public life, you begin to accept the …

Arnold Schwarzenegger: What I've Learned

Actor, former governor, 65, Los Angeles<p><i>Published in the January 2013 issue, on sale any day now</i><p><i>Winner of thirteen international bodybuilding titles. Ubiquitous star of action movies, including</i> The Last Stand<i>, in theaters soon. Leader for eight years in the battle to save California.</i><p><i>Interviewed</i> …

John McCain: What I've Learned

Senator, 63, Washington, DC<p><b>Politics is an extremely rough game.</b><p><b>In prison,</b> my own vulnerabilities were made clear to me. My strengths as well as my weaknesses were made clear to me.<p><b>Seize the moment and be happy.</b><p><b>I have to choose my issues and priorities very carefully.</b> Because even though I now have …

Muhammad Ali: What I've Learned

Professional Boxer, 74<p><b>God will not place a burden</b> on a man's shoulders knowing that he cannot carry it.<p><b>Parkinson's is my toughest fight.</b> No, it doesn't hurt. It's hard to explain. I'm being tested to see if I'll keep praying, to see if I'll keep my faith. All great people are tested by God.<p><b>The sun</b> …

George Clooney: What I've Learned

Actor, 54, Kentucky<p><b>PLUS: See the January Cover and Watch a Video Interview with Clooney on the iPad >></b><p><b>Hey, this is Einstein</b>. I guess he's part cocker spaniel or something. I got him out of a shelter about a year and a half ago. I was looking for a dog because I hadn't had one for a while — and I …

Larry Bird: What I've Learned

Larry Legend shoots his mouth off about getting bored, getting nervous, being alone, being a garbageman, and the pleasure of not thinking about anything.<p><i>Born and raised in French Lick, Indiana, Bird starred at Indiana State and is now president of basketball operations for the Pacers.</i> <i>Interview</i> …

Jim Brown: What I've Learned

Football Player, 72, Georgia<p><i>Brown never missed a game in his nine seasons with the Cleveland Browns, from 1957 to 1965.</i><p><b>People say,</b> I'm seventy-two years young. My ass. I'm seventy-two years <i>old.</i> But you've got to live to get old. You can't get old without living.<p><b>I'm not</b> a Martin Luther King and a …

Red Auerbach: What I've Learned

Basketball coach, 83, Washington, DC<p><b>If you're keeping score, win.</b><p><b>I was a coach who listened.</b> I had guys when I was coaching who were in their thirties, like Cousy, Havlicek, Russell, all those guys. They were very bright. I've got to be stupid, as a coach, not to utilize their intelligence.<p><b>I don't</b> …

Clint Eastwood: What I've Learned

Actor, 78<p><i>Born in San Francisco and raised throughout northern California, Eastwood attended Los Angeles City College under the G. I. Bill and served as mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988.</i><p><b>In the first place,</b> I was taller than most kids in my classes. In the second, we were always moving. …