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The Best Biographies to Read When You Need a Little Inspiration

Along with the lazy days of summer come plenty of opportunities to finally dig into your reading list. When you've grown tired of light beach reads …

Books

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

These Are the 6 Best Strength Exercises for Runners

Build your strength and you'll run faster.<p>Strength training plays a key role in your development as a runner, helping to build muscle so that your …

Add Depth and Drama to Landscape Photos Using Lightroom

Here’s a 24-minute video from Andrew Marr that looks at how he adds depth and drama to landscape photos during post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.<p>The …

Tutorials

Isn’t It Time You Created a Photography Website to Showcase Your Work? Here’s How (VIDEO)

You’ve no doubt noticed that virtually every professional photographer on the planet has a website to showcase his or her work. But a strong online …

The 8 Best Lower Ab Exercises for That Hard to Tone Spot

Build up your core with these expert-approved moves.<p>You’ve probably heard the saying, “abs are made in the kitchen.” But that's really only partly …

I spend $25 a week on groceries — here's what I buy and what I skip

You can't eat healthy on a budget, they said; McDonald's has a dollar menu, they said.<p>Dear 'They': I do eat a healthy, plant-based diet on a strict budget, and I prefer to feel, well, not how McDonald's makes me feel. If I can spend $25 a week on groceries and feel good doing it, so can you.<p>One …

Personal Finance

Five Small Items Every Portrait Photographer Should Find Room for in Their Bag

Photographers always find themselves obsessed with exciting toys like camera bodies and lenses but it is often the overlooked items that can make the …

27 Healthy Dinners You Can Make on 1 Sheet Pan

Cooking is fun; cleaning is not. And while all cooking will inevitably require a little bit of cleaning up, there are certainly ways to keep the …

Cooking

Yes, It's Possible: Whole30 Recipes That Don't Compromise on Flavor

Whole30 is the latest diet craze to flood your Instagram feed. Boasting the ability to "reset" your system, this restrictive 30-day regimen calls for …

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

Creative Writing

Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together first 2 ingredients and 1 tsp. granulated sugar in a glass measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Beat 1/2 cup …

4 Things women can learn from the winner of the NYC Marathon

The first American woman to win the race in 40 years might just be your new role model, even if you're not a runner.<p>Before she crossed the finish …

This trail ultra in Italy’s Dolomites just became your newest destination race

Race an ultra, or the longest half-marathon you've ever run, at the Dolomiti Extreme Trail in 2018, especially if you want to qualify for UTMBThe …

Mont Blanc

This is the Most Popular Chili Recipe on Our Entire Site

Seriously, all the cool kids are making it.<p>Chili season is officially here, and we are not messing around. Finally, it’s chilly (pun intended) enough …

25 of Our Favorite Quick-Cooking Soups

One of the best things about fall is the return of soup season. There are few things more comforting on a chilly evening than a warm bowl of soup …

Cooking

107 things I learned while hiking 1,833.3 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

This is me and my friend Indigo. On June 6, 2017, we began our journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, a long distance scenic trail that runs from Mexico …

These 5 One-Pot Dinners Prove the Power of Ground Beef

If you're stumped about what to make for dinner, having a pound of ground beef in the fridge or freezer will most definitely help you to figure it …

Cooking

Don't Let the Rain Ruin Your Workouts — These 5 Sneakers Are Water Resistant and Supportive

This season, don't let the wet weather restrict your workouts to staying inside. Instead, invest in a comfortable, water-resistant shoe so you can safely keep running or hiking as you please. Although waterproof sneakers for street running are harder to come across, we found a few choices that fit …

20 Post-Workout Meals That Are Super High in Protein (and Plants!)

There's no hangriness like post-workout hangriness. You know, the kind where you could house an entire pizza no problem.<p>If you really don't want your …

Healthy Eating

How to Season Rice So That Everything You Eat with It Tastes Better

A simple trick for wayyy more flavorful rice.<p>I eat a lot of rice: brown, white, black, basmati, something called TexMati that I don't quite understand. I find it to be a suitable carbo-base for just about any meal. And, maybe it's because I was raised on Cream of Rice, but I've always enjoyed rice …

Sushi

I'm Not A Runner, But I Just Ran A Half Marathon

A sports psychologist explains how to get through training, no matter how much you want to quit.<p>I am not a runner. In fact, I hate running. Always have.<p>But I just ran my first half marathon.<p>I had been feeling like I needed a challenge in some aspect of my life when a friend (who <i>is</i> a runner) …

I hiked the Colorado Trail for nearly 500 miles. I was awed by the mountains the whole way.

Halfway up the 3,300-foot climb through the muggy forest on the north side of Hope Pass, I was panting, sweat-soaked and pining for a pint.<p>It seems every tiny mountain town in Colorado is blessed with a great microbrewery and pizza restaurant. The 484-mile Colorado Trail provides several …

Hiking

5 Tips to Help You Transition From Road to Trail Running

If you've fallen into a running rut, you might be ready for a change of scenery. Trail running can help you become a stronger runner overall and it can aid in injury prevention, as softer surfaces help diminish the risk of wear and tear on the body. It's also the perfect opportunity to leave your …

10 Hearty Slow Cooker Pasta Dishes Perfect for Fall

From lasagna to mac n' cheese, these slow-cooker pasta recipes are perfect hearty, belly-warming dinner options for chilly nights.<p>Mum's the word that there is pureed spinach in the tomato sauce. Everyone will love the fresh basil layered right in, and you'll love that you don't even have to turn on …

This One-Pot Chili Mac & Cheese Is the Ultimate Comfort Food

Chili mac and cheese is comfort food at its finest. A love child of a hearty beef chili and a cheesy macaroni casserole, this dinner comes together …

Cooking

Pro Tips for Your First Ultra

Your first ultra can be a daunting experience. There are so many variables—what (and how much) to eat, how to pace, how to handle the night …

The World's Longest Hiking Trail is Finally, Officially Open

Nearly one year ago, we couldn't contain our excitement about The Great Trail coming to Canada. Now, exactly 11 months later, it's finally and …

Four ways to improve your half and marathon time

Arianne Raby finishes third at the 2017 Scotiabank Montreal Half. Photo: Inge Johnson/Canada Running Series.<p>Peak race season is about to start across …