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To Catch a Liar, Ask the Right Question

I wanted to believe my kids when they told me what they did or who they were with. But sometimes I suspected that they were not being completely …

What's Wrong With Criticism

“Criticism is the only reliable form of autobiography," Oscar Wilde said, because it tells you more about the psychology of the critic than the …

How to Catch a Liar, Even on the Phone

Detecting deception over the telephone can be a challenge. Without visual cues, catching lies is more difficult than when you're face-to-face, but …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Four Healthy Drink Options

Looking to mix up your hydration? Here are some drinks to turn to when you're not quenching your thirst with water.<p>We runners are a thirsty bunch, but water can get a bit mundane. Yet what’s the alternative, really? Health professionals (myself included) are always cautioning folks against drinking …

How To Treat And Beat Plantar Fasciitis

<i>Kelly O’Mara, like many runners, is all too familiar with the pain associated with plantar fasciitis.</i><p>Until I was struck down with <b>plantar fasciitis</b> …

The Pros and Cons of Massages for Runners

Research finally reveals just what massages can—and can't—do for runners.<p>There is good reason massage therapists are part of an elite runner's entourage. And why the lines for a postrace massage seemingly extend for miles. A rubdown—even a deep, intense one—feels great. Runners report that massages …

Hug more, scold less: Strict parenting linked to child obesity

Moms and dads whose favorite phrase is, “because I said so,” may want to rethink their parenting style. A new study shows that authoritarian parents are more likely to have obese kids than those who take the time to explain rules.<p>Among children aged 6 to 11, having an authoritarian parent — one who …

The Essential 7-Minute, No-Gym Warmup

Work in these five moves before your run to get faster and stay injury free.<p>Seven minutes can be an eternity—for a runner, at least. That's enough time to bang out a mile repeat, ice a cranky knee, or boil water for pasta. And now, it's also enough time to squeeze in a strength-training workout.<p>We …

Dad's letter to daughter: Forget makeup; your beauty is inside - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Dad’s note to daughter on body image goes viral<p>Play Video - 3:45<p>Play Video - 3:45<p>More video<p>4:57 Sponsored Content Now PlayingNatalie Morales tests the science behind super sports<p>5:40 Sponsored Content Now PlayingAl Roker gets a preview of luxury …

Quick, Creamy Chicken Lasagna

"Short of buying it premade, this lasagna is about the simplest there is," says Anderson. The protein in chicken helps speed muscle recovery. Also try the spinach-mushroom filling, found at runnersworld.com/spinachlasagna.<p>Ingredients<p>15 oven-ready, rippled-style lasagna noodles (soaked in piping hot …

'Love Ninja': Mom shares one teacher's amazing strategy to combat bullying, loneliness - TODAY.com

<i>This post was first published on Glennon Doyle Melton's blog, Momastery, on Jan. 30. In less than a day it was shared more than 1 million times. We wanted to share it with you.</i><p>A few weeks ago, I went into Chase’s class for tutoring.<p>I’d emailed Chase’s teacher one evening and said, “Chase keeps …

Keep them plugged in: Best four apps for kids of all ages - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Kids get iPads? Here are the best apps for them<p>Play Video - 3:33<p>Play Video - 3:33<p>More video<p>5:07 Sponsored Content Now Playing‘You look like we did in college!’ See retired librarian’s Ambush Makeover<p>3:48 Sponsored Content Now PlayingEd Harris talks …

Comfort Zones

What to wear when it's cold out—no matter where you live.<p>Winter running conditions are drastically different across the country. The lightweight vest you'd wear on a run in San Diego won't cut it in blustery Chicago, and the insulated tights that keep you warm in snowy Colorado will just soak up …

Answering These Two Questions Is The Secret To Motivation

Photo courtesy of Shuttestock.com<p><i>Article provided courtesy of ACEFitness.org</i><p>If you’re looking for the secret to enhancing your fitness motivation …

IronStrength Workout

Start running strong with this full body workout from Dr. Jordan Metzl.<p>The doctor is in.<p>Dr. Jordan D. Metzl is a New York City based sports medicine physician. An accomplished marathoner and triathlete, Dr. Metzl noticed a trend in his sports medicine practice. Runners were becoming injured more …

Study Backs Rotating Shoes to Lower Injury Risk

39% less risk of injury in runners who use multiple shoes.<p>You've probably been told that running in two or more pairs of shoes throughout the week can lower your risk of injury. According to a first-of-its-kind study, you've probably been told correctly, as runners who rotated among multiple models …

The Antidote To A Sedentary Desk Job

1. Pigeon Pose<p>Position your body with your right leg bent at a 45-degree angle. Straighten your back leg with the toe facing the floor. Position your …

The Body Shop: Know Squat?

Use these six variations of the classic squat to take your running up a level.<p>The squat is a simple, classic exercise that should be part of every runner's routine. That's because it builds functional strength that carries over to better running. Squats activate the glutes, hips, hamstrings, quads, …

Depression may accelerate the aging process of our cells, study finds

Depression harms more than just the mind: research has linked the ailment with a host of physical conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Now, fascinating new research suggests that depression might also accelerate the aging process at a cellular level.<p>In a study published …

5 Sports Drink Mixes Rich In Carbs And Electrolytes

<i>Try these sports drinks to power your workouts. Which one works best for you?</i><p>Infinit Isis Endurance<p>Made with all-natural ingredients and a unique …

5 Exercises That'll Make You Faster

These moves target the muscles needed for your fastest, strongest, best trail running outings ever, whether you're racing or just wanting to feel better on the trail.<p>Trail running enlists different muscles than road running, which creates different needs for strengthening. The uneven nature of a …

Before & After Makeover: A Dark, Dated Kitchen Goes Light and Bright

Click for the after photos.<p>By painting the existing cabinetry, replacing the countertop, and swapping the ceiling fan for pendant lights, designer T. Keller Donovan transformed his Florida kitchen on a tight budget. Here, he shares his time and money-saving tips for getting a dream kitchen — …

12 Expert Trail Running Tips | Competitor.com

<i>This Scottish-born Xterra off-road triathlon star is also a top-tier trail runner.</i><p>In addition to being a two-time Xterra off-road triathlon world …

When To Stop Strength Training

Timing your taper right could boost muscle power on race day.<p>Some food for thought if you're planning to phase out resistance training leading up to an important competition. Here's a graph from a meta-analysis on the effects of stopping resistance training on muscular performance, published …

10 Modern Coloring Books That Aren’t Just for Kids

Who says you have to be a kid to love a good coloring book? Not us, that’s for sure! When we read about <i>Outside the Lines</i>, the latest cool coloring book on the art scene, we knew it was time to round up a whole bunch of modern coloring books for folks who can’t resist a good set of markers filling …

Making Running A Habit

Follow these 4 steps, and gradually exercise will become a no-brainer.<p>After a few weeks of running, you'll begin to believe that there's something to this “runner’s high” thing. Feel-good brain chemicals—like dopamine and endocannabinoids—will be released while you’re on the road, and you’ll feel …

What’s More Effective: Heavy Weights, Plyos Or Circuits?

<i>One study tries to answer the question that runners always ask.</i><p>There are various types of resistance training that runners do. Among them are heavy …