Rachel Steinher

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First Listen: Son Lux, 'Lanterns'

Ryan Lott, the principal creative force behind Son Lux, is a classically trained musician well-studied in the vast intricacies of theory, composition and orchestration. As a student at Indiana University in the late '90s he studied piano under renowned pianist Jeremy Denk (among others) and, after …

Picking a Puppy

The old saying goes that you can choose your friends but not your relatives. But last week I selected the newest member of our clan: a black Labrador puppy.<p>For months we’d wrestled over where and when to get our next dog. Gus, our chocolate Lab, died before Christmas, not long after being diagnosed …

11 Athletes Share Their Favorite Meals

We vetted each of these recipes with Adam Korzun, former chef at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston and now head diet­itian for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team. See each recipe's "Why It Works" for Korzun’s take on our athletes' power meals.<p>Explorer Sebastian Copeland's Arctic Energy Bar<p><b>The Meal:</b> In …

The Top 10 Frugal Cooking Blogs

When you’re going through a tough time financially, it can be difficult to imagine eating a healthy, delicious meal on such a small budget. Whether …

8 Ways to Extend Your Long Run

How to build endurance gradually and avoid injury.<p><b>1. Slow your pace.</b> You'll save energy for those bonus miles by slowing your pace. You should feel comfortable and able to carry on a conversation. A good rule of thumb: Add 90 seconds to two minutes per mile to your normal pace.<p><b>2. Add miles</b> …

8 Tips for Runners and GI Distress

Runner's Colitis and other GI conditions plague many distance runners.<p><i>Have you heard of runner’s colitis? I had to have a colonoscopy about two years ago. My GI doctor told me he saw internal hemorrhoids and everything else looked okay but he did say that I could have runner’s colitis. Usually it</i> …

How to Find Your Passion

Your passion is the reason you wake up in the morning, and just the thought of it can keep you up late with excitement. Passion can also be a quieter …

The 20 Best Active Dog Breeds

There’s no shortage of dogs who will gladly join you in every adventure, but these 20 prove especially up to the task. If you're looking for a dog who can keep pace, you should start with this list.<p>20. Lagotto Romagnolo<p>Hailing from the Romagna subregion of Italy, the Lagotto Romagnolo was named as …

13 Squat Variations to Get You Strong -- Fast!

Let's face it. Planting both feet, tossing a barbell on your back and doing a traditional squat can get either boring or intimidating. But there are many different squat variations, and by sprinkling them into your workout routine you have exercise options if you just can't make it to the gym.<p>If …

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Going off the grid: Why more people are choosing to live life unplugged

For people who want to get away from today's consumerist society, living off-grid can be an attractive option.<p>Imagine living off the land, producing …

How to make coffee

This might be the longest infographic on coffee ever created, but it has great tips on brewing a great cup (several different ways), recycling coffee …

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 …

How to Train in the Summer to Meet Fall Goals

Plan around vacations and heat so you're ready to nail your autumn races.<p>WHO LONGS FOR CRISP autumn air during swimsuit season? Runners with a fall goal, that's who. While it may be tempting to kick back during the dog days, summer is the time to get serious if you've targeted an autumn event. …

How to Climb Steep Hills While Cycling

1<p><b>Prepare yourself mentally.</b> If you've cycled a hill before, you'll already know that it hurts physically and takes a lot of effort. If you've long …

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Pillow Talk

Gentle yoga restores weary muscles.<p>​<p>​<br>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 …

The Right Way to Carb-Load Before a Race

You won’t hit the wall—as long as you fuel correctly.<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 miles. But many runners are far …

Roundup: 18 DIY Planters, Pots and Other Decorative Ideas

Break out those gardening gloves and a bag or two of soil. It's time to bring the outdoors in, with 18 decorative pot and planter ideas to breathe …

35 Money-Saving Home Decor Knock-Offs

The worst thing about shopping for furniture is not being able to afford any of it. If you can't help but flinch at the prices at Pottery Barn and Anthropologie, it's time to take matters into your own hands.

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A Better Blend

Nutritious, flavorful ingredients lift the postrun smoothie to healthier heights.<p>After a long or hard run, the last thing you may feel like doing is eating a big meal, particularly if your workout left you queasy. But you need to refuel, preferably within 30 minutes, so you can recover. That …

Steps to Reducing Postrun Recovery

Training phases should dictate your methods.<p>You’ve pounded the protein shake, shivered in the ice bath,and mastered the art of self-massage. Because you should do everything you can to speed your recovery from today’s run, right? Maybe not. How much recovery work you do depends on how close race …