John King

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‘I arrive at work stinking of last night’s sauvignon blanc’ – secret office diaries

Five workers chart the pointless meetings, insecurity, hot drinks etiquette and actionable items that make up a typical day at work

The 9 Essentials You Need to Organize Your Gear

My dad was one of those ultra-organized types. Dymo labels on every drawer on his workbench, a stamp collection with hand lettering that would have made a medieval scribe weep on his parchment. Some of it rubbed off on me, although my wife would be quick to point out: not enough. Particularly when …

Here's a close look at SpaceX's historic rocket landing

SpaceX's much-hyped rocket landing was impressive, but you didn't exactly get a good look at it if you were watching live. It seemed more like a matchstick putting itself out, really. Not to worry, though: SpaceX has delivered an ample supply of photos and video documenting every step of this …

How to install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta on your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge

Samsung has been known to drag its feet when it comes to bringing major software updates to its devices, but that doesn’t seem to be the case this year. The company just recently announced that Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge owners in the U.K. and in South Korea can beta test the Android 6.0 …

Android News

Running Mirth: The Good, the Bad, the Stafko

As is the case with most things, part of maintaining a healthy attitude towards running is to not take it too seriously all of the time. In an age of hyper-specialized training plans and running shorts that provide live feedback on your stride technique, it can be easy to forget that a little bit …

Runner. Cartoonist. Cake Lover: Saucony Finds Out Why The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman Runs

The the newest addition to its ongoing Seeker Stories campaign, running brand Saucony didn’t recruit a champion marathoner. Or sprinter. Or ultramarathoning trail running legend. Nope, instead it profiles the twisted mind behind The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman.<p>It’s a fun, funny and relatable story that …

Nike's Star-Packed 'Snow Day' Spot Will Make You Wish For Winter

If you’ve ever wondered what superjocks do when the weather outside gets frightful, this is the answer. Nike’s newest ad spot features world-class …

Paul George

Hydrating the Elite by Emily Beers

<i>Olympic gold medalist Simon Whitfield reveals how elite triathletes figured out widely held hydration guidelines are wrong.</i><p>When Simon Whitfield …

How To Build A Data Visualization From Scratch

There’s no single formula for creating a great data visualization. Like so many things in life, the best way to learn is to simply watch the experts.<p>In this exclusive video created by R/GA with <i>Fast Company</i>, the advertising agency’s data team explains the basics of the art and science of data viz. …

Opening the doors to the world-famous Abbey Road Studios

The Doors

The Secret to High-Intensity Interval Training

Athletes have long used interval training to amplify performance, but recent research suggests you should crank up the intensity even more. Curious about how to maximize interval training, Jens Bangsbo, a professor at the University of Copenhagen and a former assistant coach with Italy’s dominating …

'Bedlam:' 3,000 skeletons dug up at old site

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Archaeologists have started excavating about 3,000 skeletons from the Bedlam burial ground in London, used from 1569 to at least 1738.<p>Also known as Bethlem and the New Churchyard, more than 20,000 Londoners are believed to have been buried there. The ground was used by "a varied …

Archaeology

Under Armour (owner of MapMyFitness) buys both MyFitnessPal and Endomondo

A bit of background:Apparently someone at Under Armour had a bit of spare cash lying around today, and decided to go on a bit of a pre-Valentine’s …

Nuggets and pearls from Arnold Schwarzenegger — Shrugged Collective

I vividly remember my first training session. It was during grade school years, the early 90’s.<p>My friend down the street had the only weight, …

Arnold Schwarzenegger

GymPact, The App That Pays You For Working Out, Relaunches As Pact With New Diet Features

GymPact, the app gives you money if you make your fitness goals, has a new name, Pact, and two new diet-oriented features for the New Year.<p>We covered GymPact when it first launched a year ago and again in June when it received $850,000 in funding from the founder of Guitar Hero. It recently secured …

Stephen Amell Workout Routine For Arrow: How To Gain Superhero Muscle

Okay…so being an absolute badass at shooting arrows isn’t necessarily a superpower, but it’s still pretty damn awesome.<p>I mean, who needs laser beams …

Endurance and Physical Strength: Red Bull Crashed Ice 2014

Getting Reacquainted With Running After a Long Winter

I have been pretty quiet on the topic of running lately, but not because I haven't been running. I've been rebuilding.<p>After a couple months' hiatus, I've started training and running seriously again, slowly building up my endurance and speed. I've set some goals and registered for a few races in …

Why We're Obsessed with the 10,000-Hour Rule

Americans are in love with the 10,000-hour rule. First proposed in 1993 by Florida State University psychology professor Dr. K. Anders Ericsson, the rule held that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become an expert in just about anything, from violin-playing to typing to sports. …

The 6 Most Brutal CrossFit WODs

Chris Giblin

CrossFit

The Best Winter Running Essentials of 2014

Don't quit running because of a little snow and ice and numbing temperatures and potential frostbite! At least, not when you have this season's best running gear to aid you. Take a look at these nine essentials–and get out there!<p>Pearl Izumi Ultra Thermal Arm Wamers<p>Pearl Izumi’s no-slip Ultra …

Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life

When Joe De Sena took part in the Utatek endurance race, held in Quebec in the middle of winter, he had to cover 350 desolate, frozen miles by …

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Chrissie Wellington’s 10 top tri kit essentials - Chrissie Wellington’s 10 top tri kit essentials (cont)

Four-time Ironman world champ Chrissie Wellington continues her run-down of the essential tri kit you need...<p>Bike and bike shoes<p>Bikes can be few …

Swimming

The Beginner’s Guide to Interval Training

Men's Fitness Editors

Interval Training

CrossFit's Annie Thorisdottir: is this the fittest woman in the world?

She can lift 363lb. She eats five eggs just at breakfast. She spends her days ‘off’ swimming and cycling. Meet Annie Thorisdottir, the poster-girl for the CrossFit craze<p>On a wet morning in New York, I set off to meet Annie Thorisdottir, who has been described as the “fittest woman on the planet”. …

Fitness

CrossFit Athlete Quiana Welch Interview

I've been an athlete my whole life. I was flipping in the womb! Haha My Mom put me in gymnastics at a very young age and competed until I was

CrossFit