Raymond Wong

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Learn to Speak Italian While Learning to Cook Italian Food

Food may be the best vehicle for learning a new language. After all, we all have to eat, and cooking and eating with others engages all of our …

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An Instagram Tribute to Bar Refaeli

It's been nearly six months since we last visited <b>Bar Refaeli'</b>s Instagram account. In that time, summer arrived and Bar's bikinis came out of …

The Power of a Zero-Sum Budget

Among the many articles on budgeting systems and strategies, there has been very little written on using a zero-sum budget (which happens to be the …

Personal Finance

The 20% Question: How Much of My Pay Should I Really Save?

When it comes to making financial progress, we can all agree that saving for the future is a critical part of the equation. But how much are you …

Use a Zero-Sum Budget to Spend Money More Effectively

Most of us have a category in our budgets that's devoted to generic spending money. It might go to impulse buys, eating out, or indulgences. As …

Maintain a Wood Cutting Board with 5 Minutes of Work a Month

If you spend a little extra cash on a nice wood cutting board, you want it to last for a long time. As The Kitchn points out, the best way to do that …

All in the Hips

Strengthening this joint could cure your injuries.<p>Runners who are looking for the cause of their foot, ankle, or knee pain may need to look higher. Weak hips are often the culprit behind patellofemoral syndrome, Achilles tendinitis, and iliotibial-band syndrome, according to Reed Ferber, Ph. D., …

How to Breathe While Running to Prevent Injury and Improve Performance

This revolutionary method can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p>In my early days as a runner, I, like most, didn't give any thought to my breathing. But after dealing with several injuries, I went digging into physiology research to find a solution to my predicament. Eventually I came across …

Yoga

Power Boost: Plyometrics For Runners

Incorporating plyometrics exercises such as bounding into your weekly training plan is worth the effort. Photo: www.shutterstock.com<p><i>Adding</i> …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

Move Those Hips!

Run healthier by building range of motion.<p>THERE'S A SCHOOL OF THOUGHT that your stride is your stride, that you are genetically coded to run a certain way. But holding onto that philosophy may hold you back when it comes to your hips. "Most runners don't extend their hips," says Jay Dicharry, …

Build a Bike-Sized Toolkit out of Water Bottles

If your bike ever breaks down and needs minor repairs on the side of the road, would you have what you needed to fix it? Building a small toolkit to …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

Cats Have 'Timeshares,' Kitty Cams Reveal

Findings form one new research project tracked 50 cats in a village outside London<p>Wish I could do the same with my cat! The BBC and the Royal Veterinary College recently hung GPS trackers and small cameras onto the collars of 50 pet cats in a village outside of London. Their results form one of the …

Meredith Kessler’s S.F. Training Guide

In her 12 years as a San Francisco resident, Ironman champion Meredith Kessler has learned a great many things about triathlon training in Northern …

San Francisco