Sarah Merriman

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Can CrossFit Improve Running?

<i>By Katrina Plyler for U.S. News</i><p>A few years ago, I was counting my running success in increments of tenths of a mile. I wasn't a beginning runner. Worse, I was an injured runner. I had run several races, trail races and a half-marathon trail race before I found myself hobbling to a doctor and …

Leg Training for Weak Knees

Too often, a set of lousy knees can get in the way of a “good performance” in the gym on leg day. I always hear the classic line, “My muscles are …

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Move Like a Ninja: A Beginner's Guide to Bodyweight Skills

Photo: Gold Medal Bodies<p>Do you ever think, “Man, I wish I could do that!” when you watch old Bruce Lee films?<p>If so, you’re in good company. Everybody …

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Hack Your Mind: 23 Tricks to Learn Anything Better

Photo: Jack Oughton<p>Learning hacks — they’re a thing, and while the college kids are heading back to school, it’s a good time for all of us to rethink …

Study: Tenured Professors Make Worse Teachers

A study of Northwestern freshmen finds undergrads fare better when taught by non-tenture-track faculty.<p>We all know the stereotype about tenured college professors: great researchers, lazy teachers. After all, you don't get tenure by dazzling 18-year-olds with PowerPoints. You do it by convincing …

College rankings reflect change in emphasis

Penn State University and a little-known liberal arts colleges in Southern California made some of the biggest gains this year in the <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> annual rankings released Tuesday.<p>None of them pushed perennially top-ranked schools such as Princeton or Williams out of their top perches, …

7 Ways to Find Inner (and Real) Happiness

Happiness is one of the most misunderstood words in our vocabulary, yet we search for this intangible state our whole lives. If I only had this or that, if I met the right partner, have a big house, a new car, the job I've always wanted, then I would be happy. The ancient yoga and spiritual …

When Memorization Gets in the Way of Learning

A teacher's quest to discourage his students from mindlessly reciting information<p>I once caught an 11th-grader who snuck a cheat sheet into the final exam.<p>At first, he tried to shuffle it under some scratch paper. When I cornered him, he shifted tactics. "It's my page of equations," he told me. …

23 Amazing Labyrinths To Get Lost In

What is it about humans that make us love–and hate–being lost? Since the time of ancient Greece, we've been figuring out ways to entertain ourselves …

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The Masters of Nature Photography book – in pictures

Wild horses of the Netherlands, red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, the plight of a tortured chimpanzee and a polar panorama feature in the collection of wildlife images in the book published by the Natural History Museum<p>• Masters of Nature Photography by Rosamund Kidmane Cox - Guardian Bookshop

British Wildlife Photography Award winners 2013

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Labor Day Quotes: 5 Inspiring Sayings For Your Holiday Weekend

This Labor Day weekend, we'll be sure to savor every last drop of summer with backyard barbecues, extended sandy beach walks and some time in the sun.<p>Also on the list? Spending some time to appreciate the real meaning behind the holiday. Find a few of our favorite labor-centric quotes below that'll …

The Key to Moving Past Anxiety: Take Baby Steps Forward

Exhausted and frustrated, clients come to me hopeful that freedom from anxiety is still somehow possible. As an anxiety specialist, I offer them something quite simple. I am an outside observer who can see all of their strengths and potential. I can call out from the sidelines, "You can do this," …

Cognitive Science

3 Questions to Awaken Our Capacity for Life

<i>"We do not learn by experience, but by our capacity for experience." -- The Buddha</i><p>Here is one of the great truths of life that many of us are missing in the constant search for something new -- is that experience alone too often leaves us empty. Instead, it is our attention, curiosity and opening …

5 Habits That Will Improve Your Emotional Wellness

Do you monitor your emotional well-being and take action when you hit a rough patch? Let's be honest, most of us don't. Even if you did pay attention to your psychological health, would you know how to ease emotional pain when your feelings were hurt, how to boost your confidence when your …

Self-help

A Week's Worth of Protein-Packed Breakfasts

The right breakfast may help you achieve your weight loss goals, according to several published reports that found eating a healthy, protein-rich morning meal turns down hormones that trigger hunger and cravings, making it easier to eat fewer calories.<p>In one recent study, published in the <i>European</i> …

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A Message on Suicide Prevention Month

The Department of Defense has no more important responsibility than supporting and protecting those who defend our country, and that means we must do everything possible to prevent military suicide. As we observe Suicide Prevention Month, the entire DoD community -- Service members, civilians, …

Anatomy of an American University

Review of <i>Higher Education in America</i>. By Derek Bok. Princeton University Press. 479 pp. $35.<p>In Francis Cornford's satire, <i>Microcosmographia Academica</i> (1908), the dons in Great Britain dismiss a proposal to change traditional practices at their college because "Nothing should ever be tried for the …

Photographing Westboro Baptist

Imagine for a moment that you are one of the millions of newly-minted freelance photographers in the world. This shouldn't be too hard as, given Canon's sales numbers and the status updates I see on my social media feeds, something like a fourth of the world seems to be working in this field now …

8 Stories Of Fraternities Doing Awesome, Selfless Things And Helping Others

Fraternities get a bad rap. All it takes is a couple stories about some frat parties gone wrong, combined with pop culture images of Greek life like "Animal House" and "Old School," to make people think drinking and pranks are all brothers do. But we want to take a moment to recognize some truly …

17 Photos Of The Most Gorgeous Surfing Fails

Though we don't even want to think about the skin-stinging collision of these bodies and water, that split second where they're soaring above the surf is actually pretty breathtaking. Check out the most epic wipeouts, kick outs and bail outs.

Going the Extra Mile to Help Save Africa's Elephants

Can't imagine a world without elephants?<p>Neither can Dr. Jennifer Dyck. When this Victoria, BC based naturopathic physician learned that nearly 40,000 African elephants are killed for their tusks every year -- an alarming rate of poaching that could drive the largest animal that walks the earth to …

8 Bodyweight Exercises to Do in Your Dorm Room

Schedules aren’t the only thing that get crowded. If you’ve got a roommate, space can be a pretty hot commodity.<p>But just because you’re enjoying …

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long

Speed up your metabolism to lose weight now<p>Speed Up Your Metabolism<p>Here's a secret: slaving away inside your body—right this minute—is your very own personal trainer working tirelessly to help you burn calories and shed fat. It's called your metabolism, and it's the sum of everything your body …

How did an audio problem during the National Anthem spark a touching moment ahead of the Stetson Hatters football comeback? It's a must-watch story and our Pat Clarke has it here: http://on.wesh.com/19dmiBz

An 8-Minute Fat Loss Workout

Most of us exercise more than we actually need to. Sure, if you want to finish an Ironman triathlon, do a marathon, or compete in some crazy competition such as the Crossfit Games, then you'll need either amazing genetics or a lot of time on your hands to exercise.<p>But if you just want to burn fat, …

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