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13 podcasts that will help make you a better human

The humble podcast has finally come into its own. Apple first added the format to its iTunes suite back in 2005 – but it probably wasn't until 2014, when Serial’s explosive first season captivated an audience of 40 million listeners, that the medium's potential became clear. Since then, the podcast …

The best thing to eat in every EU country

Traveling through Europe is likely to be at the top of anyone's bucket list — in fact, people probably even have a whole <i>other</i> bucket list for it.<p>But forget the sites for a moment and think of the food, which is as varied as the many different countries themselves.<p>Whether you're high up in the Alps …

Burn maximum fat in 4 weeks with the 'wheel' workout

<b>Duration</b> 25<p><b>Exercises</b> 8<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Think of a workout as a big wheel. The hub is your main exercise—the one that drives most of the changes you’d …

6 mental tricks to start running when you really don't want to, from cross-country team who runs thousands of miles a year

You promise yourself you're going to go on a run that day, but as the hours pass by, it becomes more and more difficult to lace up your shoes and get out the door.<p>Luckily, you're not alone. Even the most elite athletes feel this way from time to time.<p>I run for Cornell University, and I recently …

How Couples Misunderstand Each Other

A heart-breaking experience of counseling couples is seeing good people suffer due to the entirely avoidable <i>illusion of sameness.</i><p>In the illusion of …

The 11 best low-carb diet recipes for weight loss

Following a low-carb diet to lose weight is nothing new, but there are a lot of misconceptions about what you’re allowed to eat. Over the years the …

10 Exercises that Burn More Calories than Running

Running isn’t for everyone and if you are not a fan yourself you should know that it is not the most efficient method for burning calories, too. …

Want to save your marriage? Don't have kids

Thirty years of evidence is in, and the results are conclusive: the relationship between spouses suffers once kids come along<p>Lots of women look forward to motherhood – getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter. All over the …

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The 30-Minute Rowing Workout That'll Crank Up Your Cardio

It's a major calorie blaster.<p>What cardio machine gives you the ability to burn more than 500 calories in an hour—and isn’t the treadmill? If you guessed the rowing machine, gold star for you. That's why this fat-blaster has made a major comeback in the cardio world, says Deirdre Clute, an …

3 Perfect Upper Body Moves

Add these exercises to your routine for sculpted arms. By: Reese Boge | January 19, 2016<p>Everyone has their go-to moves, their favorite exercises and …

12 TV shows to binge watch this Thanksgiving

Netflix and turkey coma<p>Thanksgiving is here, so hopefully you’re home with your loved ones right now, waiting for the feasting and family dysfunction to finally begin. But today is about a lot more than just family and food. It’s also (and I think truly) about planting yourself on the couch, …

Elizabeth Weil: 8 Marathon Training Lessons Learned the Hard Way

I’ve run more than 40 marathons. That means I’ve likely racked up more than 600 long training runs in preparation. Through much trial and error, I’ve …

23 Books You Need To Read Before Watching The Movie Versions

Because the book is always better.

These 31 Pregnant Women Working Out Will Impress The Hell Out Of You

This is what it looks like when you're exercising for two.

How To Eat To Thrive As A Triathlete

<i>Working to achieve a racing weight goal while also trying to fuel your body for sports performance can be tricky. You want to give your body the</i> …

The Biggest Mistake You're Making on Climbs

You know that burning feeling you get 10 minutes into a hard climb? It shouldn’t be there. It’s your legs telling you that you’re burning too many matches too early—and if you’re not careful, you’re going up in flames before you reach the top. Sure, you can go all Jens and tell them to “shut up,” …

Triathlon Swim Tips For All Levels | Triathlete.com

<i>You didn’t become a triathlete just to log yardage in the pool. It’s time to start thinking—and racing—like an open-water swimmer.</i><p>Half the battle of …

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3 Ways to Become a Better Runner

<i>What is the best way to improve your running time? What is a recommended mileage for an amateur? How long would it take?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on</i> …

5 Common Marathon Mistakes And How To Avoid Them - Women's Running

Over the course of 30 marathons, I’ve made a lot of mistakes. Even now I’m learning new things about my body, my training and how to fuel better for …

7 Reasons You Can't Do A Triathlon | Triathlete.com

<i>Sure, lots of people can complete a triathlon, but many of us have plenty of reasons why we can’t. Here top triathletes, coaches and experts offer</i> …

Nutrition On Long Bike Rides

Photo: Kurt Hoy<i>Q: With the warmer weather finally here, I’m taking my long rides outside. How should I be approaching my on-the-bike hydration?</i>A: The …

3 Things Every Runner Should Do | Page 3 of 4

Better Form Implication<p>Improved form starts with getting stronger, and then you need to put that strength into practice. The most important thing to …

The 5 Workout Moves That Will Get You In Shape When You're Short on Time

Wants lean arms like Sofia Vergara? Or fit curves like the Kardashians? Of course, it would also help if we had their bank accounts and time it requires to get their fit physiques. But it doesn't have to be that hard (seriously!). We spent the afternoon with their trainer, Gunnar Peterson, to learn …

Post-Workout Refueling: Now Or Later?

Photo: Shutterstock.com<i>How disobeying a common rule of nutrient timing can help you reach your race weight.</i>If you’re having trouble losing fat and …

The Surprising Secret to Perfect Air-Dried Waves

My hair has always been unruly—slightly puffy and slightly feral, the type of mane that, since middle school, has cost hundreds of dollars in smoothing products and even more in flat irons that burn and fry, creating split ends that go up to the root. So how does this texture fare in the humid …