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How to Run Faster Without Ever Touching a Treadmill

You've been running the same route at the same pace long enough. Here is everything you need to know about how to incorporate speed training into your workout.<p>For most people, distance running is a chore they perform begrudgingly—an activity that has earned a permanent spot in their fitness routine …

Marathons

SR-71 Facts: 29 Details That Will Surprise You

The Soviet Union Helped Create The SR-71, Unknowingly<p>NASA<p>The specific ore, utile ore, used to create titanium is found in few parts of the world. …

Aviation

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Self Control

An Aspirin A Day? Not So Fast

I thought we’d put this one to bed. A large-scale study showed that low-dose aspirin (one quarter of a standard 325 mg pill, or about 81 mg) taken once a day can prevent heart attacks and some common types of cancer, including colon cancer.<p>I wrote about this topic just over a year ago, and I’ve …

Biomedicine

How to Shoot Better Adventure Photos

You know your equipment backwards and forwards. You always scout your locations, and you have the sunset and sunrise times for your local trails …

This is the best workout for runners, according to sports medicine doctor Jordan Metzl

If you’re a runner, you know that your main motivator for lacing up your sneakers, starting your playlist, and hitting the road is your sheer love …

How to Make Boring Photos Look Awesome in Lightroom (VIDEO)

Let’s face it, most of the time, photos can look pretty bland when you see them straight out of the camera. And it’s no secret that even the best …

Body-Weight Routines Using Push-Ups and Squats

You've got no weights, no gym, no resistance bands — but you do have the desire to work out. Luckily, you have a built-in system to allow you to do …

Frozen Negroni

Want to put the perfect summery spin on your next Negroni? Give it the blender treatment for a super-refreshing Frozen Negroni.2 oz. Kelvin Citrus …

Want a Tougher Workout? Add a Weighted Vest

In the world of resistance training, barbells and free weights get all the glory. But strength gains don’t come from heavy lifting alone. They come …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Transform the Shape of Your Arms With These 16 Push-Up Variations

Along with lifting weights, push-ups are one of the best exercises you can do to sculpt and strengthen your upper body. These 16 variations range from easy to challenging, so choose the ones that suit your ability. You'll not only feel super sore after doing these, but you'll look and feel stronger …

Here’s Why You Need More Ladybugs In Your Garden + How To Get Them

Not only are they cute, but ladybugs are counted as the number one beneficial insect in the garden. They help with biological control of aphids and …

Facts about Piazza del Campo in Siena

The post Facts about Piazza del Campo in Siena appeared first on Italian Notes.

Tech tricks to help you organize your digital photo library

Get more out of Google Photos and Apple Photos.<p>Smartphones' ever-improving cameras encourage us to snap an ever-increasing pile of digital photos. And as these images build up in your phone's storage, they become harder and harder to organize. That's where apps come in.<p>Both Google Photos (for …

Apps

Why a Foam Roller Will Change Your Life (and How to Do It)

Whether you've recently kickstarted a new workout plan for the New Year, you're trying to exercise more, or you're just trying to keep up with your …

Massage Therapy

The 4 most fat-burning exercises you can do at the gym

Yes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but all that indulging can leave us feeling somewhat sluggish and bloated come New Year.<p>There's nothing else for it but to hit the gym.<p>But let's be honest here: you don't want to spend any more time working out than you absolutely <i>have to</i> in …

Wildlife Tutorial: Here’s How to Shoot Great Photos of Birds in Flight (VIDEO)

Capturing sharp, well-composed images of birds in flight can be a real challenge, even for experienced wildlife photographers. Fortunately, you can …

The 15 Best Bourbons You Can Buy in 2018

Bourbon has never been more popular than it is right now. This definitive guide of the best bourbons of 2018 explores everything you need to know …

A Guide to Different Types of Light and Weather Conditions for Photography

When is the best time of the day to take photographs outdoors? What are the ideal weather conditions for outdoor photography? Should I take photos …

How to Photograph Birds in Flight

Shooting photos of birds in flight can be a difficult challenge in wildlife photography. Here’s a 6-minute tutorial by Nature TTL that offers tips on …

30 lens tips to make the most of your range

<b>Angela Nicholson has a few suggestions that will help you get to know your lenses and extend your creative range</b><p><i>Amateur Photographer</i> has rounded up …

Landscape Photography

All you need to know about water fasting

Water fasting is a period when a person eats no food and drinks only water. Fasting in this way may help with weight loss, but is it safe, and do the …

How to hike Machu Picchu: Everything you need to know

You may only hike Machu Picchu once in your life so you should try to plan for the best experience. Here is everything you need to know before hiking …

How It Works: Yaw Damper

In its most basic form, a yaw damper inhibits movement of an aircraft around its vertical axis, performing like an automated set of feet on the …

A Full Frame vs. Crop Sensor Shootout: Can You Tell the Difference?

Do you think you can tell the difference between full frame and crop sensor photos of the same scene and subject? Photographer Manny Ortiz did a …

A Short History of My Long Drinking Life

I’ve learned to respect drinking, the craft of it, the camaraderie of it, and the importance of it in my life. I don’t want to screw up that relationship.<p>No one ever teaches you how to drink. Ride a bike, throw a baseball, or treat others with respect? Yes. Drink? Not really. For the most part, we …

MASTER CAMERA SETTINGS: Aperture, Shutter Speed ISO

Over *50* sample images with settings--but more importantly--the process behind HOW to pick camera settings that give you SHARP, CREATIVE, CLEAN, and …

10 macro photography tips for beginners

1. The Lens<p>There are several good lens options out there for macro photography. You could use extension tubes combined with a normal lens, which …