Paul Kavanagh

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How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

Mindfulness for Athletes

Harnessing brain research to enhance performance.<p>Earlier this year, I wrote an article for <i>Outside</i> magazine about some neat neuroscience research from Martin Paulus's group at the University of California, San Diego. Part of the research involves using advanced brain imaging to look for differences …

Mindfulness

10 Dangerous Ways to Amuse Yourself from an 1820 Book

The second edition of <i>Endless Amusement</i>, published in 1820, promises “nearly 400 entertaining experiments in various branches of science.” It’s not …

Harry Potter

Space Station 76 Is The Greatest Space Comedy Since Galaxy Quest

There's no way to prepare you for the insanity of <i>Space Station 76</i>. It's a comedy set in a mid-1970s version of the future that looks like <i>Space: 1999</i>. …

When Canned Food Is Freshest

Canned food can seem a lot less enticing than fresh produce, but it's time for you to rethink your shoping habits. A new Michigan State University study shows canned produce is not only cheaper than fresh, but also can contain more nutrients because packaging fruit and vegetables at their peak …

How Should I Train for Warm-Weather Race During the Winter?

<i>A:</i><p>We posed your question to Mindy Solkin, owner of the The Running Center in New York City. Not only does Solkin coach plenty of athletes training for winter and spring races all over the country, she also does them herself: Just back from a January jaunt to Florida for the Miami-to-Key West Ragnar …

The Cross-Training Secrets of Ultrarunner Sally McRae

If ultrarunner Sally McRae's name isn't familiar to you now, it will be soon. The 34-year-old, Orange County-based ultrarunner finished sixth at last year's Lake Sonoma 50, one of the most competitive ultras in the country, and took second at the Sean O'Brien 50 Mile, in February, earning a slot at …

What Ultrarunning Gear Can I Buy for Less than $25?

<i>A:</i><p>Running is so simple, but it gets expensive quickly. Ultrarunning especially can send gear geeks like myself into a buying frenzy. (I bought enough gear last year for the 50-mile North Face Endurance Challenge that I could have picked up a new pair of skis.)<p>While all you <i>really</i> need are legs to …

For The Ladies: Handcrafted Octopus Tentacle Jewelry

These are a bunch of examples of the custom octopus tentacle jewelry made by DeviantARTist KTOctopus (aka Kaity O'Shea, who also runs the …

Heart rates are cool, but the BSX Insight wearable measures lactate threshold too

As a competitive runner, I’m always on the lookout for new wearables that provide insight to my training. BSX Athletics, a Houston-based company that …

Your Pill Is a Performance Problem

Your supplement isn’t just worthless—it’s detrimental to performance. A recently published study by the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences shows that taking large doses of vitamins C and E may blunt the effects of endurance training by interfering with cellular adaptations to exercise.<p>The study …

The Endless Endurance of Circumnavigators

Both Jason Lewis and Erden Eruc, the men who pulled off the first human-powered circumnavigations of the earth (Lewis with help from a partner; Eruc following up with a solo effort), have new books out. <i>The Seed Buried Deep</i> is Lewis’s second installment in his narrative trilogy detailing his …

How Much Is Too Much?

Run four miles. Follow with a mile-long ocean swim. Then tread frigid water for an hour. Warm back up by cranking out crazy high reps of pushups, burpees and jumping jacks. This is all in a day’s workout for Stew Smith, former Navy SEAL Lieutenant and author of <i>The Special Ops Workouts.</i><p>With the …

24 Hot & Spicy Recipes for Sriracha Week—or Any Week

From mapo tofu to jerk chicken, here are 24 spicy recipes guaranteed to make you sweat.<p>If you haven't figured it out already, we're big spice fiends here at <i>Bon Appétit</i>. So fiendish, in fact, that we're dedicating an entire week to foods that tingle our tongues, light our mouths on fire, and make us …

Cooking

A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

Robot Nikes And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Say hello to your nightmares: Mexico’s island of decaying dolls

Xochimilco might be the creepiest place on Earth. This man-made island is in a southern borough of Mexico City and named La Isla de las Muñecas (The …

15 Inaccuracies Found in Common Science Illustrations

In this week's episode, special guest host Michael Stevens from the insanely popular Vsauce takes a closer look at some common science …