Jacob McElroy

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I Used to Hate Running on the Treadmill — Until This Happened

It feels like yesterday that I could barely run a mile on the treadmill, when in fact, it was about 10 years ago. The scene: Planet Fitness in suburban Connecticut. My brother, four years my senior, to my left. As I trotted along at a 5.5 mph speed, I barely crossed the five-minute mark when I …

Marathons

A Visual History of Batman

Most would agree that Batman has one of the best superhero costumes ever designed. It's sleek, simple and yet very striking. But even that winning …

Comic Books

Whose University Is It Anyway?

TOWARD THE END of his life George Orwell wrote, “By the age of 50, everyone has the face he deserves.” The same is true of societies and their …

Philosophy Of Education

Is Donald Trump America's First Illiterate President?

Donald Trump is a trailblazer. He punched age discrimination in the face by becoming the oldest president, and he is also the wealthiest person to …

Donald Trump

I Tried These Weed-Infused Sodas, and I'd Much Rather Sip on These Than Beer

As cannabis continues to go mainstream, more and more companies are trying to figure out ways to incorporate the plant into friendly products. I've been dabbling in this "enhanced" category, which includes items like pot-infused olive oil, and it's been a nice change from the usual joint. But the …

Alcohol

The Book That Preserved What African Americans Who Knew Abraham Lincoln Thought of Him

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Black History

10 major cities that consume the most marijuana each year

Interestingly enough, cannabis is wholly illegal in three of these cities.<p>In case you haven't noticed, the marijuana industry is growing at a breakneck pace. Depending on your source, sales growth for the legal cannabis industry is slated to increase by between 23% and 35% on an annualized basis …

Cannabis

How to write about weed without sounding high

Surveying the past, present, and future of marijuana journalism.<p><i>“The caramel-chocolate flavored candy bar looked so innocent, like the Sky Bars I</i> …

Cannabis

Judaism Without a Temple: An Excerpt from Martin Goodman’s “A History of Judaism”

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> <i>Martin Goodman</i><i>’s</i> A History of Judaism<i>, published this month by Princeton University Press</i><i>.</i><p>¤<p>THE DESTRUCTION OF …

Theology

Martial arts can improve your attention span and alertness long term – new study

Martial arts require a good level of physical strength, but those who take up training need to develop an incredible amount of mental acuity, …

Martial Arts

2 formerly obese economists who lost a combined 120 pounds in 18 months relied on a controversial weight-loss strategy

The way Christopher Payne sees it, when you're trying to lose weight, "you're basically a scientist of your own body."<p>Payne and Rob Barnett wrote the book "The Economists' Diet: The Surprising Formula for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off," in which they explain how to use fundamental economic …

Fitness

An annoying ghost | Takemusu Aiki Intercontinental

My friend Alain Grason was recently in Japan to study Aikido with Hideo Hirosawa, one of O sensei’s last direct living students. He lives in Iwama …

Martial Arts

‘Character is the foundation of crime fiction’: Graeme Macrae Burnet, author of ‘His Bloody Project

An interview with the Scottish crime writer, whose very unusual second novel stormed the Man Booker shortlist in 2016.<p>Graeme Macrae Burnet, one of …

Books

‘I’m a pot evangelist’: meet America's dope queens

As more US states legalise marijuana, more women are stepping up to meet the need for weed. Meet the entrepreneurs cutting through the stigma<p>Like most other American industries, marijuana has traditionally been dominated by men. Overwhelmingly they grew it, they dealt it and they smoked it. Hopes …

Cannabis

Gonzalez sisters taking speedy path to wrestling success with Cascades

They left Aguascalientes, a picturesque town of Spanish colonial architecture in central Mexico, excited as any young child would be when told they …

Canada West

The Strange, Sad Saga of Batman’s Forgotten Girlfriend

Bruce Wayne’s engaged now, all set to marry Selina Kyle, the woman he’s chased across rooftops for a good chunk of his adult life. But as Batman and …

Comic Books

How Michael B. Jordan got mean and massive for 'Black Panther'

LOS ANGELES – What makes a bad guy appear menacing?<p>In James Bond films, the answer tends to be facial scars or over-the-top weaponry. Animated Disney movies often rely on vaguely British accents and oblong faces for their baddies.<p>But according to Michael B. Jordan's trainer, Corey Calliet, there's …

Black Panther

The Real-Life Diet of Dustin Johnson, The World’s Most Jacked Golfer

For the top-ranked man on the planet, a "rest day" still means 30 minutes of cardio.<p>There was a time where few people would dare consider using the term “world-class athlete” and “golfer” in the same breath. The sport's conventional wisdom was that time in the weight room meant less time on the …

Golf

6 Funny Facts About Dr. Seuss

Mark your calendars: March 2 is the 21st anniversary of Read Across America Day, which is also Dr. Seuss’s 114th birthday! Oh, the more fun facts you’ll know if you keep reading below...<p><b>1.</b> He often came up with story ideas by doodling.<p><b>2.</b> His friend bet that he couldn’t write a book with just 50 …

Creative Writing

Muay Thai Guy Destroys Other Muay Thai Guy With Impossible Head Kick

Earlier this month at Siam Warriors Superfights, an Irish Muay Thai event, Robby Drought defeated Mark Frazer in the first round by technical …

Muay Thai

Why You Should Become a Library Volunteer

Working at a library (or at least inside one) has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. I started my library volunteering experiences …

Genealogy

Five Essay Collections Every Man Should Read

The essay is having a comeback. This may surprise those for whom the word is primarily associated with having one hour, 20 blank pages and nothing …

Clothing

My life as a bookworm: what children can teach us about how to read

To adults, rereading feels like an indulgence – but for children it is a necessity. Lucy Mangan reflects on a childhood spent with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Milly-Molly-Mandy<p>I spent most of my early years – aged one to three, say – being trodden on. “It was your own fault,” my mother …

Books

From Batcave to Ivory Tower

<i>Contrary to what your mother may have told you, you can get a PhD in Batman. Kingston University's Will Brooker tells all about comic book</b> …

Comic Books

Our Problematic Favorites: The Comics Anti-Heroes We Love

We’ve revealed to you our first comic crushes but we never said they were our <i>only</i> comic crushes. Of course, being fans of said medium, be they of the …

Comics

Inside Moebius takes a surreal journey into a legendary cartoonist’s mind

In 2000, Jean Giraud decided to stop smoking marijuana. Internationally renowned for his work in comics and film—most of it under the pseudonym …

Osama Bin Laden

Suffering From a Night of Drinking? Let Weed Be Your Hangover Remedy

Many of us know the signs of a brutal hangover: headache, nausea, dizziness, and more. And the only "cure," aside from plenty of electrolytes and Advil, is really to tough it out. Where most people don't think to look, however, is weed. It may seem counterproductive — the last thing you want to add …

Cannabis

Smoke weed? Get paid

A new study wants to blaze the way in marijuana research, and it’s calling on smokers for help.<p>Eligible marijuana users are invited to participate in a paid, anonymous series of surveys over the course of one year as part of a groundbreaking study in medical marijuana, led by one of the medical …

Cannabis

Here's Your First Look at the English Dub of the Incredible-Looking Batman Ninja

We’ve already seen Junpei Mizusaki’s wild-sounding <i>Batman Ninja</i> in action. But now we finally know when to expect it—and what the amazing adventures …

Comic Books

These Cannabis Farmers Carry Out an Ancient Tradition High in the Himalayas

Approximately 8,900 feet above sea level, perched high in the Himalayas among jagged snow-capped peaks, is a small Indian village overlooking a …

Cannabis