Jon Kosek

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The Perfect Form

Running better, from head to toe.<p><b>Head Tilt</b> How you hold your head is key to overall posture, which determines how efficiently you run. Let your gaze guide you. Look ahead naturally, not down at your feet, and scan the horizon. This will straighten your neck and back, and bring them into alignment. …

Yoga

Don't Just Blame Bats for Disease Outbreaks

The Ebola outbreak in west Africa has so far claimed 2,917 lives, by far the worst outbreak of this horrible illness in history. Epidemiologists are still trying to piece together how it started, and bats keep coming up as a likely source. But unraveling this epidemic is not as simple as blaming …

3 Things to Pick Up at the Market This Weekend

<i>Here at Food52, we like to talk about what we’re buying at the market: what’s new, what’s exciting, the market's best finds. This is our water cooler talk. And now, we want you to join in.</i><p>Maybe we're inspired by the purple streaks in the sunsets lately, or the last of the purple-kissed Indigo Rose …

Runner-Friendly Fall Smoothies

These tasty, single-serving fall mixers pair tons of nutrients with seasonal flavor.<p><b>Breakfast: Apple Crisp</b><br>High in protein, Greek yogurt tames your appetite, while oats provide beta-glucan, a fiber that may improve running endurance.<p><i>Ingredients:</i> <br>1 cup apple cider<br>1/2 cup 2% vanilla Greek yogurt<br>1/4 …

Nutrition

Whither the Breadfruit?

By James McWilliams August 1, 2014<p><i>Whither the breadfruit?</i><p>Marguerite Girvin Gillin, <i>Breadfruit</i>, ca. 1884<p>There’s such a thing as the Breadfruit Institute, and there should be. Researchers consider the species a “NUS”—“neglected and underutilized species.” But Ian Cole, the Breadfruit Institute’s …

Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain

DON’T mind the gap. A woman has reached the age of 24 without anyone realising she was missing a large part of her brain. The case highlights just …

15 Pieces of Semi-Wisdom from My First 100-Miler

The 2014 Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run taught me a lot in 28 hours.<p>I live in what can only be described as an adult fraternity house. Our South Brooklyn apartment consists of three dudes, two gals, 14 bikes, 67 pairs of running shoes, and a cat named Miss Cleocatra; think “Friends” meets …

Running

Which Diet is Right for New Runners?

What you need to know about popular diets on the market today.<p>If you want to get fit and lose weight, it’s important to make some changes to your diet. And while deep down you may know that to lose weight you must eat less and move more, it’s hard to resist the lure of diets that promise instant, …

Diets

Upper Body Exercises That Improve Running Form | Competitor.com

<i>Avoid neglecting your upper body for better form and improved posture when running.</i><p>A bulky upper body haunts the dreams of runners nearly as much as …

Eat - The Running Bug

Racing Around The Marathon 'Wall'

<i>Take these steps to avoid a very unnecessary and uncomfortable situation.</i><p>Marathon running, once seen as a dubious habit best left to professional …

What The Elites Eat: Fuel Like a Pro On The Trails

Brandy Erholtz, 36, Evergreen, Colo.<p>Erholtz was the winner of the 2014 Gorge Falls 50K in Oregon, placed third at the 2014 Moab Red Hot 33K and is a …

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

A fungus called <i>Cryptococcus gattii</i> can cause life-threatening infections, especially in people with compromised immune systems. One-third of AIDS-related deaths are thought to be caused by the fungus.<p>But though people in Southern California have been getting sick from <i>C. gatti</i> for years, nobody knew …

Ask Anything: Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Brain Damage?

Short answer: Excellent skull design.<p>One day in 1976, psychiatrist Philip May asked his colleague at the University of California, Los Angeles a peculiar question: “Why don’t woodpeckers have headaches?” May specialized in treating schizophrenia, but proposed a radical shift: How, he wanted to …

Studying? Take A Break And Embrace Your Distractions

School is starting, and students across the country are about to spend a lot of time in the classroom and in the library. And as they crack their textbooks open, they're going to hear a lot of familiar advice about how to study <i>right.</i><p>Sit still, in a quiet place. Avoid distractions. Keep your focus …

New to nature: No 131 Arapaima leptosoma

River giants of the Amazon are threatened with extinction through overfishing<p>A flurry of social media attention recently warned that the arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon, is facing possible extinction. A study revealed that these river giants are already extinct in some areas and under …

The Best Running Songs to Add to Your Playlist

When temps are heating up, these tunes will push you through your hardest run.<p><i>Whether you’re training for a marathon, or just hitting the treadmill, good music can often make the difference between a rave run and a blown goal. That’s why we’re putting together 90-minute playlists each month</i> …

Playlist

New to nature: No 130 Anniella grinnelli

A legless lizard in California is the latest example of a 'cryptic species'<p>Legless lizards of the genus <i>Anniella</i> are found only in western North America, roughly from the San Francisco Bay area south to northwestern Baja California, Mexico. These lizards are found burrowing in sandy soils, often in …

Oil-Free Waffle Iron Hash Browns

<i>Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, these waffle iron hash browns contain one ingredient: potatoes!</i><p>For years, my daughter’s favorite …

Kaiberen: a Legend and a Project in the Mystical Mountains of Kyrgyzstan

Changing Planet<p>One of the first camera trap images of snow leopards from the Naryn State Strict Nature Reserve. (Photograph by Kaiberen Project)<p><b>Panthera recently teamed up for conserving snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan with the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic and the National Center</b> …

10 Signs That You Need a Rest Day

Pay attention to these body indicators to know when to run and when to back off.<p>If you don’t take time for proper R&R, your body won’t adapt to the stress of your training—you won’t get stronger or faster, explains Stacy Sims, Ph.D., at the Stanford Prevention-Research Center, School of Medicine. …

Exercise

Uncommon Core Workouts For Runners: Farmer's Carry

Stop everything you’re doing and take note of your posture at this very moment.<p>There’s a good chance you are slouched a little, probably sitting in a …

Coach's Corner: Troubleshooting The Kettlebell Swing

The kettlebell swing is a great exercise to teach runners how to develop explosive power while strengthening the hamstrings, glutes and back muscles. …

How animals deal with infection

Other species evolved clever ways to protect themselves from catching illness long before we developed treatments. What do they do?<p>Humans are constantly at war with disease. We lob antibiotic missiles at bacteria and toss vaccine-shaped grenades at viruses. We drop bombs made of antibacterial soap …

Influenza: How the Great War helped create the greatest pandemic ever known | @GrrlScientist

The Great War helped create the influenza pandemic of 1918, which eventually brought an early end to the Great War<p>I had a little bird,<br>Its name was Enza.<br>I opened the window,<br>And in-flu-enza.

Is Trypophobia a Real Phobia?

We investigate the fear of creepy clustered holes<p>If you're like me and you have a visceral reaction to the image above—if it makes your skin crawl, your hair hurt, and your stomach turn—you can count yourself among the trypophobic. According to its Facebook page, which is more than 4,000 members …

Psychology

New to Nature No 128: Aetobatus narutobiei

A ray once considered a pest on the shores of Japan turns out to be two species – with serious implications for future conservation<p>Among marine animals, few groups face greater threats of extinction than chondrichthyan fishes – sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras. Overfishing is the greatest …