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17 Proven Motivations to Get You Running

It’s tempting to hit the snooze button when your alarm goes off for your morning run. What will it take to get you to jump out of bed, throw on …

7 Ways to Get Unstuck

We all feel stuck at some point in our lives. This often happens when we stop listening to ourselves, most especially our spirits. Simple messages that include play and adventure get easily tossed to the side when you're living a responsible and busy life. The routine of life that includes work, …

6 Ways to Like Your Job More

Most people don’t love their jobs. In fact, many studies show that only about 1 in 5 people really enjoy their jobs, about 1 in 5 actively dislike their jobs, and the rest are fairly neutral on the topic.<p>Since most of us spend more time working than doing anything else except sleeping, this seems …

The Anti-Tourist Travel Rules

Avoid the lines and go for total immersion: T+L proposes the best ways to find the soul of a destination.<p>When I went to São Paulo, Brazil, last year, …

The Complete Guide to Running Your First Marathon

In the marathon origin story, Pheidippides runs from Marathon to Athens to deliver a message of victory and then promptly dies. We’ve come a long way …

The Busy Woman's Guide to Looking Fit

It would be nice if you had an hour to spend at the gym right now. It would also be nice if calorie-free pies existed. Until then, what you need is a quick and easy workout plan...

Perfect Timing

When to train, eat, stretch, and do everything to run your best.<p>Runners live by the clock. Whether measuring minutes in a mile or months in a marathon-training season, we're constantly thinking about where the time goes. We not only have to plan when to run, but also all the other things we might …

San Francisco

Top 5 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning—Even if You’re Not a Morning Person

"I hate mornings," said Lisa, a friend who’s a bike racer and busy NYC professional, when she found out that I work out first thing in the day. Yet …

Time Management

Essential Nutrients You Can't Run Without

Here's why you should be adding more calcium and vitamin D to your diet—and how to boost your intake.<p>You probably already know most of us don't get enough calcium, but did you know more than 77 percent of the general population is also considered Vitamin D deficient? It's safe to say that many of …

Vitamin D

Study: Interval Runs Are Fun — And They Work

<i>Are you not enjoying your running as much as you could be? Perhaps you’re not suffering enough.</i><p>The vast majority of runners do not perform any …

What to Eat Before a Workout: Avoid These Mistakes

<b>Mistake #1: You eat something new the day of a race or important workout</b><p>It’s smart to experiment with different foods to see how well you perform with various fuel sources. Just don’t do it the morning of (or even the day before) your event or an important workout—like that 20-miler on your …

A Happiness Lesson from Claire Danes.

The September 30, 2013 issue of the <i>New Yorker</i> had an interesting piece, John Lahr's <b>Varieties of Disturbance</b>, about actor Claire Danes.<p>Though I've …

Adorable Pictures of Famous Writers and Their Pets

A dog may be man’s best friend, but some men make better friends than others. To us, it’s always seemed as though pets attach themselves to artists …

4 Ways to Enjoy Long Runs

They shouldn't be boring—and they don't have to be solitary.<p>Runners often have a love/hate relationship with the long run. We love the sense of accomplishment we feel when it’s over; we hate the anticipation of actually getting out there.<p>Yet it must be done: The long run is the keystone of any …

Marathons

NSFW Art Star Sandy Kim Is On the Rise - PAPER

Sandy Kim (Photo by Carlos Santolalla)<p>Sandy Kim, the 27-year-old New York-by-way-of-San Francisco (by way of Portland) photographer, known for her raw, often NSFW documentary-style photos, has won over everyone from big shots like <i>Purple</i> founder Olivier Zahm and photographer Ryan McGinley to …

Explore the D.I.Y. Project

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8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Sweet Potatoes

How to Make Vegetarian (or Vegan) Chili without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, we start craving chili. Now it's simple enough to make</i> …

Let Roasted Vegetables Transform Your Lunches

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, in partnership with Earthbound Farm, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: All the reason we need to roast extra vegetables</i> …

3 Beliefs That Will Transform Your Work-Life Balance

It was probably about my third month living New York City that I realized that I had lost control. I was working long days while also trying to stay fit, build rapport in the media community, and have a vivacious social life (and maybe get some shut-eye). My schedule would be booked for weeks in …

More gadgets, more reading: Survey suggests e-reader and tablet owners read more books

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / photo.ua<p>A new survey from USA Today and book discovery website Bookish finds that U.S. adults who own a …

Why Reading Tolstoy Will Make You A Better Boss

Literature sharpens your social skills. And who doesn’t need their social skills sharpened?<p>Reading literature isn’t only good for showing off how smart you are to your friends; it can also advance your career.<p>That’s because, as a new study published in the journal <i>Nature</i> shows, the right books can …

Emotional Intelligence

Eight things no one tells career women before they have kids

Published: 02 Jul 2014<p>Last Updated: 24 Jul 2015<p>Got a career? Think you may have kids sometime in the next decade? This is for you. I know you want to …

CEO Book Club: The Books That Inspire America's Leaders

We asked the CEOs of the top businesses on our list of America’s Best Small Companies to share what’s on their nightstands. Their answers may surprise you.<p>From science fiction to Stephen Hawking, management guides to books on the mind, these leaders happen to be avid readers. While only one CEO …

Lobstercycle: Motorcycle Sculpture Made From Lobster Shell

Photo: orzzs.com - via Daily Picks and Flicks<p>Remember that centipede crab that John posted yesterday? When it needs to go somewhere fast, it doesn't …

15 Amazing Book-Filled Bars Where We’d Like to Drink

You know what’s better than a night out? A night out with a book. Or, in the case of many of these fine establishments, a whole wall of books. After …