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7 Habits of Successful Crossfit Athletes

While for many pressure presents a threat they are trying to avoid, for the successful athletes, it simply means enhanced concentration, motivation …

5 flexibility marks every man should hit

When it comes to desired physical characteristics, flexibility falls down the priority list, as most guys would much rather have killer abs and …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The New Rules of Fitness

Decades ago, fitness consisted of two workouts: all-out, all the time; and “LSD”—long, slow distance training. Then fitness went high-tech. Personal-metrics devices from companies like Polar, Garmin, Nike, and others became a billion-dollar industry. Nutrition took wild turns, too. Rocky-style …

Earth may have underground 'ocean' three times that on surface

After decades of searching scientists have discovered that a vast reservoir of water, enough to fill the Earth’s oceans three times over, may be trapped hundreds of miles beneath the surface, potentially transforming our understanding of how the planet was formed.<p>The water is locked up in a mineral …

Last Man on the Moon recalls US era of courage to do the impossible

In 1972 Apollo 17 astronaut Captain Eugene Cernan became the last man on the moon. Cernan, a US Navy fighter pilot handpicked by Nasa in 1966 despite not applying for the space programme, nor having gone to test pilot school, went on to fly three space missions. He is the only person to have …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Outside's Best Travel Photography: May 2014

Photo: Morgan Maassen<p>Photographer Morgan Maassen captures five-time world champion surfer Stephanie Gilmore bodysurfing beneath Oahu's famous Pipeline.<p>"Photos like this from days that would have otherwise been written off always remind me that there is a moment to be experienced and captured at any …

10 Timeless Fitness Laws

In the not-so-distant past, your food grew on a farm. Meals were home-cooked (on an actual fire, in an actual stove). The outdoors was your gym. Watches? They tracked time, not activity. Blue light, texting neck, and the masses getting supersized by McDonald’s were issues for a future …

Thumbs up from @astro_reid as he and @Astro_Alex, and @Msuraev prep for next week's #Soyuz launch to #ISS. http://t.co/JCF28BA03G

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Space<p>Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa …

Habitable Zone

North Korea human rights abuses resemble those of the Nazis, says UN inquiry

North Korea's leadership is committing systematic and appalling human rights abuses against its own citizens on a scale unparalleled in the modern world, crimes against humanity with strong resemblances to those committed by the Nazis, a United Nations inquiry has concluded.<p>The UN's commission on …

García Márquez Showed Us How Great Fiction Could Be

If we were to rank the first lines of every novel ever written, the opening of <i>One Hundred Years of Solitude</i> would still be hard to beat.<p>“Many years …

Astronaut Mike Hopkins: Workout in Space 5

Space

The Next Energy Bar Revolution: Real Meat

It powered Shackleton, Mallory, and Amundsen, and now dehydrated meats are being pressed into energy bars. They’re just as easy to stash in a pack or pocket for a long run or hike, and they’re usually higher in protein. The only bone of con-tention: the taste. You’ll either love it or hate …

NOAH BESCHEN: PLAY

Swarthy, blue-eyed caveman revealed using DNA from ancient tooth

DNA taken from the wisdom tooth of a European hunter-gatherer has given scientists an unprecedented glimpse of modern humans before the rise of farming. The Mesolithic man, who lived in Spain around 7,000 years ago, had an unusual mix of blue eyes, black or brown hair, and dark skin, according to …

Edible Winter from the Gardenista Photo Gallery

We’re deep in the heart of winter, but there are still delightful things to eat straight from the garden. Here, we’ve rounded up some winter food …

US Army colonel: world is sleepwalking to a global energy crisis | Nafeez Ahmed

Senior figures from industry, military and politics explore risks of financial chaos, oil depletion and climate catastrophe<p>A conference sponsored by a US military official convened experts in Washington DC and London warning that continued dependence on fossil fuels puts the world at risk of an …

Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Last week, I reported that scientists are working their way toward a consensus that sugar is addictive. While some researchers are still hesitant to liken sweet stuff to drugs or alcohol, the evidence is accumulating to explain why some of us really struggle to resist or moderate our sugar intake. …

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana Officially Sign for Three 'Avatar' Sequels – /Film

Not that they weren’t going to sign on, but it’s now official. <b>Sam Worthington</b> and <b>Zoe Saldana</b> have signed on for the three sequels to <b>James Cameron</b>‘s</b> …

Sequels

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

The 50 Most Spectacular Galaxy Pictures of all Time

Here are the 50 most spectacular galaxy pictures of all time -- from pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy to the pictures of the "Cosmic Tinker Bell …

Inside the ISS - Cassidy EVA - The Beanbag Series

Hubble and Spitzer telescopes look deep into space to study early universe

Two venerable space telescopes, the Hubble and the Spitzer, have teamed up to study the very early universe, and here's what they see at the cosmic dawn: a wild and woolly party, with brilliant blue stars that aren't ready to settle down into anything so structured as a conventional spiral …

Homemade Lara Bars: Coconut Cream Pie | Vintage Mixer

Over the last couple of years I’ve made my share of homemade Lara Bars or little energy bites filled with nuts sweet medjool dates and other flavor …

Paleo Chicken Pot Pie - Fed & Fit

<i>on</i> December 1, 2012<p>I love chicken pot pie. My best friend recently suggested that I come up with a paleo version. I accepted the challenge and got …

Expert Advice: 10 Ways to Live with Less from Zero Waste Home

When Bea Johnson, her husband, Scott, and their two children moved from a large house to a temporary apartment while they were looking for a new home …

The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt – review

Tonke Dragt's <i>The Letter for the King</i> has sold more than a million copies throughout the world. First published in 1962 in the Netherlands, this tale of a teenager's knightly quest has now been translated into English by Laura Watkinson.<p>A deep sense of Christian faith pervades the book, though it is …