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The 50 most commonly assigned works of literature at top US colleges

US students are starting their summer vacation, which means a brief respite from stacks of required reading. For college kids, that’s three months without any Sophocles, Milton, or Woolf.<p>The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is an online database with 1 million university curricula collected by scraping …

Literature

23 Southeastern Beach Town Half Marathons

Share32<p>Pin12<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>44 Shares<p>© Ocusfocus | Dreamstime.com<p><i>“If you don’t think you were born to run, you’re not only denying history. You’re denying</i> …

Marathons

19 Unforgettable Summer Half Marathons in 2018

Share9<p>Pin107<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>116 Shares<p>Photo courtesy Revel Rockies Marathon.<p><i>“This is what you have been waiting for. No doubt you are nervous, but you know</i> …

Hiking

Gwen Jorgensen’s 7 Essential Keys to Running Success

Even the best runners in the world have a few tried and true rules they rely on to be successful. We caught up with Olympic gold medal winner Gwen …

Marathons

Destination Races Ideal for Turning into a Vacation

Beat the Heat<p>June 16, 2018 — Scottsdale, Arizona 1 of 15<p>Dubbed "the hottest race on earth," Scottsdale's Beat the Heat 10K takes place in celebration …

Marathons

20 Books for Stephen King Fans Coming This Summer

Stephen King fans have a lot to get excited about this summer! Not only does the master of horror have a new title coming out, there are several new …

Books

What Affects Time for Running a Half-Marathon?

Finishing times for most half-marathons (13.1 miles) range from a little over an hour for elite runners to over three hours for slower runners or …

Marathons

11 Suspenseful Thrillers to Listen to on Audio - Signature Reads

A Novel<p><b>Read by Euan Morton</b><p>This debut from C.J. Tudor is one of my favorites of the year. Juggling narrative threads that alternate between 1986 and the present, Tudor weaves a tale of the fallout from a single fateful summer when a group of friends found the body of a dismembered girl after …

Books

22 fast-paced thrillers you’ll want to bring to the beach this summer

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're anything like me, summer weekends are marked by a lot of lounging — on the warm sand, cool grass, or a park bench under a shady …

Books

Top Marathoners Swear By This High-Carb Drink—Even Without Endorsement Deals

If the right sports drink is key to great marathon performances, a little-known Swedish product named Maurten is on a roll. The endurance beverage, recently launched in the U.S., has been used by Eliud Kipchoge in his last three (all victorious) marathons, including his epic 2:00:25 in the Nike …

Marathons

The 10 Commandments of Race Day For Runners

1. Thou Shalt Not Carbo-Load to the Extreme<p>1 of 11<p>Let's start at the beginning. It might not be race day yet, but what you do the night before will …

Marathons

8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>6 min read<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, personalities and preferences while also caring about yourself. Even …

Self-improvement

The World’s Smartest Pop-Up Tent Just Got Smarter

Just last week, I pitched and then broke down a six-person tent complete with a screened-in vestibule in preparation for a camping trip my son and I …

Music Festivals

The best hydration packs 2018: for running, hiking, mountain biking and more

By Carys Lowry-Carter<p>Whether you’re hitting the trails on your mountain bike or hiking up a storm out in the woods, staying hydrated hands-free is …

Backpacking

Does Running Get Any Easier? 9 Questions New Runners Ask

Share54<p>Pin101<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Shares 155<p>© Martinmark | Dreamstime.com<p>I’ve been running for several years now and have encountered a variety of different …

Marathons

The world’s most stunning half marathons

Gearing up for your first long-distance running event? There’s no reason why you can’t take in the sights at the same time.<p>At 13.1 miles, a half …

Marathons

17 Tweets Runners Will Absolutely Understand

You know you’re a runner when … you start planning your life around your runs, among other things. After all, when you run for hours, you have to …

Marathons

18 Highly Successful People on the One Song That Gets Them Hyped

From Kendrick to Coltrane.<p>There’s something oddly intoxicating about a good pump up jam.<p>All those Prince hits, those Hall and Oates tunes, those …

Success

22 Charming New England Half Marathons in 2018

Share156<p>Pin24<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>180 Shares<p>Runners make their way along the dirt roads of Shelburne, Vermont, at last year’s Charlotte Covered Bridge Half …

New England

50 'Comeback' Songs For Getting Back Into Running

Share14<p>Pin39<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>53 Shares<p>© Vadymvdrobot | Dreamstime.com<p>Experienced an injury that’s kept you away from running for an extended period of time? …

Music

The 27 Flattest, Fastest Half Marathons in America

Share19<p>Pin12<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Shares 31<p>© Lzf | Dreamstime.com<p><i>“Running gives freedom. When you run you can determine your own tempo. You can choose your own</i> …

Marathons

10 Post-Run Drinks to Fuel Fast Recovery

Iced Green Tea<p>1 of 11<p><b>When:</b> Pre- or post-run and on easy runs less than an hour<p><b>Why:</b> Green tea is a stellar source of catechins, antioxidants that …

18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

The rise of slow travel: 20 adventures to take at a leisurely pace

Time was when slow was pretty much a bad thing. Slow service, slow trains, slow-witted, slow to act… But now, not so much: slow has become desirable, a word paired with all manner of activities you never imagined had any sort of speed, never mind slow.<p>I’ll spare you the full list – it’s a long one …

Travel

‘Westworld’ Fans Are Shaking Their Heads In Confusion After The Season 2 Premiere

<i>Westworld</i>‘s season two premiere has left most HBO viewers in a daze, wondering what exactly it was that they just saw. Most are aware they bore witness to an astonishing amount of butchery to both hosts and humans, but beyond that, everything is up in the air. What timeline are we in? Why doesn’t …

6 TED Talks on fighting impostor syndrome

You deserve much more than you think -- that job you’ve been eyeing, the raise you want. It’s time that you convinced yourself. Let these talks help.

TED Talks

8 New Spy Books to Add to Your Reading List This Year - Signature

One thing Vera Kelly is not is a standard-issue spy. During the Cold War, both the United States and the U.S.S.R. expended enormous amounts of money and personnel in search of information that would provide one or the other with an advantage. They also fought for influence among non-aligned groups, …

The 100 novels Americans love the most, based on a survey of thousands

In 2018, Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i> and James Comey’s <i>A Higher Loyalty</i> have captured US readers with juicy insights into the Trump White House. But what books bring Americans deep, blithe pleasure?<p>Starting in May, PBS will run a series called <i>The Great American Read</i>, in which journalist Meredith …

Literature

How Running with Music Changed My Life

I started running in the late 90’s, long before $1,000 smartphones, wireless MP3 players or streaming music were a thing. Heck, Bluetooth wasn’t even …

Marathons

The 10 Best Races to Qualify for the Boston Marathon

Fargo Marathon<p>May 19, 2018; Fargo, N.D. 1 of 11<p>Looking for a pancake-flat course? Then this is the marathon for you!<p>Starting and finishing inside the …