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Shine On: Metallics to Wear for Spring

After seeing metallics come down the Spring 2014 runways at Givenchy, Altuzarra, and Saint Laurent, it was official, this season calls for lustrous shine—night or day. Go head-to-toe in a metallic frock or just add a little glimmer to your look with a clutch. You'll surely be a standout in any of …

Clothing

Tesla eyes Europe with major Supercharger network expansion

Following a fairly gentle launch into the continent, electric-car manufacturer Tesla is committing to a major expansion in Europe through 2014. By the end of the year, says Tesla CEO Elon Musk, "we expect you will be able to travel almost anywhere in Europe using only Superchargers." A Supercharger …

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

Exercise 1 Half-kneeling diagonal chops<p>Come down on your right knee (like you're going to propose), holding a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell with both hands to the outside of your right hip <b>(A)</b>. In one fluid motion, raise the dumbbell across your body and up to the ceiling, just past the outside of your …

Font Generator

YourFonts.com is an online font generator that allows you to create your own OpenType fonts within a couple of minutes. Go make your own handwriting …

Do we really need a large Army?

<i>Andrew J. Bacevich is a professor of history and international relations at Boston University. His most recent book is “Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country.”</i><p>Armies are like newspapers. They have become 21st-century anachronisms. To survive, they must adapt. For …

This Map Explains Why Ukraine Is So Divided Over Russia

After an emergency Parliamentary session Saturday, Russia approved President Vladimir Putin's request to send troops into the turbulent nation of Ukraine.<p>The move came after Russia had already started taking hold of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, an autonomous parliamentary republic within Ukraine. …

Russia

Check Out Miranda Kerr's Nutrient-Packed Green Smoothie Recipe

If you've ever wanted to kick-start your day like a supermodel does—or, OK, just whip up a healthy smoothie you've probably never tried before—you'll want to check out what recipe Miranda Kerr loves.<p>In her new series for Net-a-Porter, Miranda talks about how she starts her day: first with a glass …

The Easy, Do-It-Now Move That Defines Your Waist

The waist is one of those perpetually challenging areas to exercise, don't you think? But it doesn't have to be!<p>That's why this move by Blogilates' Cassey Ho—via the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>—is so cool. Hip twists help strengthen your core muscles while also defining your waist!<p>The move works to strengthen …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Training advice - The Running Bug

Recipe: Carrot Salad - Women's Running

<b>Kim Schifino’s Carrot Salad</b><p><b>Schifino calls this recipe a</b> <b>“twofer—it’s healthy and</b> <b>fast.” Another bonus: “there</b> <b>aren’t a lot of dishes to do</b></i> …

The Right Way to Carbo-load Before a Race

Carbo-loading can help you race without hitting the wall—as long as you do it right.<p>Most runners know they should eat pasta, rice, potatoes, or other high-carb foods before a half or full marathon. After all, carbs are a great source of energy, and you need a lot of energy to cover 13.1 or 26.2 …

Nutrition

Study: Foam Roller Lessens Soreness After Hard Workout

20 minutes of rolling helped to speed recovery.<p>Last year we reported on a study that showed that using a foam roller before a workout increased range of motion without decreasing power, suggesting that foam rolling could substitute for pre-run static stretching. Now there's evidence a post-workout …

Exercise

Pillow Talk

Gentle yoga restores weary muscles.<p>After a long run or race, your legs, back, and shoulders feel sore, achy, and tight. Practicing a few simple restorative yoga poses can help you regain range of motion, reduce swelling in your legs, and improve circulation to speed your recovery. Do this sequence …

Yoga

Motivational Posters

Motivation

How to Add CrossFit to Marathon Training

Here's how to work high-intensity strength training into your running plan without risking fatigue.<p>June is Marathon Month! I’ll be answering marathon training program questions all month long to help you get started on the right track this season.<p><i>How do you incorporate strength training in with a</i> …

Marathons

No-Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake -- 4th of July Flag Cake