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The Best Podcasts for Long Car Rides

Kill a 7-hour drive with shows that provoke, entertain, and stimulate your brain<p>Praise the podcast! For decades, man has journeyed across this nation fiddling with the FM dial only to hear static. Built-in CD players and satellite radio seemed to be a cure, but over time, even those options got …

5 Secrets to Improve Learning and Memory

I’ve already posted a research round-up on becoming an expert at anything. That was focused on the big picture of how to master something over a …

Study Skills

Plantar Fasciitis Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the sole of the foot, that affects around 2 million Americans each year.<p>Dr. David Pierson, Chiropractic Physician, DC, CCSP, ICSSD, FICC and …

Four Ways to Enjoy Long Runs

They shouldn't be boring—and they don't have to be solitary.<p>Runners often havea 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

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

A Guide to Common Running Terms

Running is straightforward. But sometimes the lingo is not.<p>1 of 20<p><b>Achilles tendon:</b> The tendon along the back of your foot that attaches your calf muscles to your heel bone. Achilles tendinitis can occur in new runners who increase their distance and/or intensity too quickly. This is especially true …

Running

10 Marathon Day Mistakes

A marathon presents you with 26.2 miles of opportunity. Sidestep these common training and racing errors to have a great day.<p>Just hours after completing a recent marathon, I raised a bittersweet toast to a race I was already eager to forget. Training for it had cost me countless pancake breakfasts …

Marathons

How Can I Outfit My Next Backpacking Trip on the Cheap?

<i>A:</i><p>Every centimeter of your pack—and each buck in your wallet—counts. Stuffing it with gear that pulls double or triple duty is one of the smartest ways to consolidate space. I picked seven of my favorite multi-purpose items that you can get for under $7. Hiking smart shouldn't break the bank.<p><b>1.</b> …

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Content Marketing 101: All You Need To Know To Grow Your Business

It was a paperback book that someone I trusted and respected had recommended.<p>Its title was good but not <i>great</i>.<p>The headline wasn’t so compelling that …

101 Kicks in the Butt

You have 100 reasons for losing motivation to run. But we can top 'em with tips, inspiring quotes, and more. Pick your fix. Repeat as necessary.<p><b>1. Create a blog</b> where you post your daily mileage, then give out the address to your friends and family. Do you really want Aunt Ellen to ask why you …

Marathons

Paywalls or No Paywalls, Newspaper Revenue Declines Seen Through 2017

Despite the promise of online paywalls and gains in digital readers, U.S. newspapers' total revenue will continue to decline through at least 2017, a …

15 Weird Things Runners Do (Or, Maybe It’s Just Me)

It’s true that every sport, hobby, activity carries its unique set of odd or ritualistic behaviors. Running is no exception. In the few years I’ve …

The 9 Toughest Ultramarathons

The Toughest Ultras/Marathon des Sables 2011<p>Used to be that running a 50- or 100-mile race earned you bragging rights for life. No more. Today, the word “ultra” has been slapped on laundry detergent, lite beer, and any marathon that takes a step beyond 26.2 miles. It seems like every endurance …

Why Yahoo acquiring Tumblr for $1 billion makes a certain horrible kind of sense

According to a blizzard of anonymous news reports, Marissa Mayer is working feverishly to land the biggest fish of her career as CEO of Yahoo (s …

These Fascinating Statistics Will Make You The Best-Informed Powerball Jackpot Player In America

The Powerball jackpot has hit $600 million, passing the point where people who don't typically play the lottery decide to jump in, shell out a few dollars, and try their luck on an infinitesimally small opportunity to join the 1%<p>One of the most interesting ways to look at this is through the …

Top marketers on what makes a modern marketer

en_GB<p>article<p>Senior marketers such as Aviva’s Amanda Mackenzie, Microsoft’s Paul Davies and Sainsbury’s Sarah Warby offer guidance on the importance …

Qantas Commissioned Novels That Are The Exact Length Of Their Flight Times

That was the challenge Droga5 Sydney met when their new client Qantas asked for a campaign to announce the airline's extended flight routes.<p>The shop came up with a charming idea - to commission a series of novels that are the exact length of Qantas flight times.<p>Droga5 collaborated with …

The 20 Most Valuable Brands In The World

Every year, BrandZ and Millward Brown Optimor calculate and rank brands based on their global value. And even though Apple's growth rate decreased by 95%, the tech giant's brand value still increased by 1% from 2012 to a a whopping $185 billion.<p>Millward Brown VP Oscar Yuan told Business Insider …

WPP's Sorrell: Up To 25% Of Our Clients' Dollars Are Wasted

WPP is the largest ad agency holding company; it owns Ogilvy, Y&R and JWT among other venerable brands.<p>Invoking the twentieth century department store owner John Wanamaker's well-known lament, "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half," Sorrell was …

Advertising

Coca-Cola to stop advertising to under-12s

en_GB<p>article<p>Coca-Cola has pledged not to advertise to under-12s, one of four pledges it has made to help tackle obesity throughout the world as it …

The 12 Most Extreme Craigslist Ads We've Ever Seen

Mashable noted a great example from freelance advertising copywriter, Ryan Kutscher, who wrote this passionate, 750-word ad for a beaten-up, 12-year-old bicycle that begins, "Grab a paper bag, breathe into it and calm your ass down. You're hyperventilating because you ain't never seen a deal like …

Steps to Reducing Postrun Recovery

Training phases should dictate your methods.<p>You’ve pounded the protein shake, shivered in the ice bath,and mastered the art of self-massage. Because you should do everything you can to speed your recovery from today’s run, right? Maybe not. How much recovery work you do depends on how close race …

Marathons

Trail Running Nutrition & Preparation

When you are heading out for a big day trail running, and by this I mean more than 4 hours, it is extremely important to plan your fluid and …

Field And Trek > News

Preventing tick bites | Ticks

Bathe or shower as soon as possible after coming indoors (preferably within two hours) to wash off and more easily find ticks that are crawling on …

Staying Injury-Free

How Neal Gorman Does It<p>It's possible that no one knows more about staying injury free than ultrarunner Neal Gorman. The 34-year-old ran four 100-mile races in the span of four months in 2010, a feat known as the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning. But not only did Gorman run all four, he won the Grand Slam …

Exercise