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Short v. Long Intervals

Two sides of the same coin, or completely different workouts?<p>Here's an interesting graph to consider:<p>It comes from a paper by Nigel Stepto and his colleagues, then at the University of Cape Town, back in 1999. This particular version of it is redrawn in a review on physiological adaptations to …

Regression to Medium Speed

Another study finds that athletes struggle to keep hard days hard and easy days easy.<p>This is an interesting graph that's worth thinking about:<p>It's from a study of Dutch soccer players, just published in the <i>International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance</i>; researchers at the University of …

If You're Fit, a Single Workout Boosts Creativity

For regular exercisers, problem solving improves while working out.<p>Do you have a tough problem to solve today at work? Then tell your boss you'll be heading out for a run, and that new research sanctions your excursion.<p>That's because the research, conducted at the University of Leiden in the …

Lock Your Lid and Keep Your Butt Dry with the HelmMate

Now that plastic bags are being rapidly banned across the country, the HelmMate offers an excellent solution for commuters who need to keep their …

Here's A Brilliant Point For Everybody About The Problem Of Hindsight

<b>Historians say that generals tend to fight the previous war. Investors may have a worse problem—fighting what they mistakenly believe the last war was.</b> An example of this may be perceptions of inflation risk and the presumed lessons of the 1970s. Some investors remain convinced that oil shocks …

Roadblocks to Saving: Not Planning Ahead

How to Save for a House, Car, Retirement, or Wedding<p><i>Welcome to our new guest contributor, Alexandra from Real Simple Finances. Enjoy Part 2 of the</i> …

How Ready Are You for the Next Recession?

Fiscal cliff, sequestration, quantitative easing, government shutdown, debt ceiling… if you’ve been following the news with even half an ear, you …

Economics

Best Money Tips: Are Joint Bank Accounts a Good Idea?

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on if joint bank accounts are a good idea, winter travel deals, …

Year-End Tax Planning for Same-Sex Couples

You may get breaks—and penalties, too.<p>Legally married same-sex couples are now considered married for federal tax purposes. Tax bills could drop for …

12 Smart Money Moves To Make Before The End Of 2013

Many people, rushing to make holiday plans, would like to take a vacation from thinking about money. Not so fast. In the process you could whiz by some crucial financial deadlines on Dec. 31. Miss them and you might get hit with substantial penalties or lose the opportunity to take advantage of …

9 ways to make money by selling your body to science

Below is a short list, though these strategies aren't all easy money:<p>Sell your blood plasma<p><b>Payout (per donation): around $50</b><p>Plasma is the largest component in human blood. It's a protein-rich liquid that contains mostly water but is also filled with enzymes, antibodies, and salts. This gooey, …

The Trouble with Index Funds

You’ll need to look elsewhere for protection from the full brunt of the next bear market.<p>Nowadays everybody loves index funds. What’s not to love? On …

7 Good Paying Jobs That Do Not Require a College Degree

Previous generations have been taught that a college degree ensures a higher paying job. In recent years, college graduates are finding that no …

20 Important Financial Tasks To Do Each Year

It can be hard to keep track of all the various financial tasks you need to do during a given year. Today I thought I would share a simple list so …

Personal Finance

4 Ways Running is Best for Weight Loss

Looking to get fit? Here's why you should be running.<p>Any exercise is good exercise, but when it comes to losing weight, it’s hard to beat running. After all, running is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories. If you’re already a runner, keep on keepin’ on. If you’re not a runner yet but …

Cross-Training 101: Plyometrics For Runners

<i>These explosive moves will help your fast-twitch muscle fibers start firing.</i><p>In the mid-1970s, Olympic runner Fred Wilt started studying Russian …

Weight loss - The Running Bug