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The workout that helped this runner trim 20 minutes off her marathon time

When Jess Movold moved to New York, she explored the city by running it. “I started with a 5K here and a 10K there, and then one day, I ran to …

Marathons

I just ran my first half marathon — here's what I tell my friends when they say they could never start running

It was <i>hard</i>, but worth the effort.<p>However, when I first started running four summers ago, I could barely make it two blocks without stopping. I questioned if I'd be able to finish the 5K I'd impulsively signed up for and laughed at the prospect of even attempting a half marathon.<p>But despite not …

Marathons

What training for the New York City marathon taught me about America

I always hated running.<p>In middle school, growing up in Italy, I couldn’t pass the basic endurance test of a kilometer run (just 0.6 miles). I’d be out of breath after just 250 meters—a lap around our school’s courtyard. I was the nerdy girl who was the last to be picked for any team sport. Every …

Marathons

How to Improve the Quality of Your B2B PPC Leads

PPC advertising is a brilliant way to get leads for your B2B business.But, it’s not the easiest thing in the world to get right.In fact, you might …

AdWords

Collection Of The Best Email Testing Tools Online

Don’t be afraid of email testing. There are many free or freemium tools online that can help you with testing your SPAM score, deliverability and …

Marketing

Fast Starts = Slow Finishes (Chicago Edition)

What the data from the Chicago Marathon tells us about the dangers of starting too fast.<p>TLDR;<p><i>Starting too fast too early may wreck your marathon by</i> …

Marathons

A Step-by-Step Guide for Determining Keywords to Bid On

When it comes to pay-per-click (PPC) and paid ads, a lot goes into these campaigns. You have to create the landing page, design the ad, and set up a …

AdWords

55 of Our Favorite Digital Marketing Tools for 2016

From my perspective, <b>digital marketing is all about the thinking involved rather than just the tools.</b> But tools these days are making it increasingly …

Gmail Ads: Email marketing without the emails

What are Gmail Ads, and are they worth incorporating into your digital marketing mix? Columnist Laura Collins explains this relatively new ad format …

Digital Marketing

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Why balance can make or break a runner

Especially in the spring, it can feel as if it’s a balancing act to train for upcoming races. You’re increasing your weekly mileage at the same time you’re preparing healthy meals for your family and juggling deadlines at work.<p>Yet for runners, the idea of balance could not be more critical, because …

Official who oversaw botched Healthcare.gov launch resigns

We may have just witnessed the first administration official to take a fall for the disastrous launch of federal insurance marketplace Healthcare.gov. Tony Trenkle, the chief information officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the health department agency that oversaw the …

Knock app lets you unlock your Mac by tapping your iPhone

Mac and iPhone owners can say goodbye to unlocking their computer with a password thanks to the new app Knock. Launching today for $3.99, Knock allows a Mac to be unlocked just by knocking on a paired iPhone. The two devices connect over Bluetooth LE, allowing a phone to automatically detect when …

OS X Mavericks Sees 5.5% Adoption in First 24 Hours

People like free. At least, that’s what the latest OS X Mavericks adoption numbers from Chitika Insights suggest. 24 hours after Apple launched Mavericks, the new OS accounted for 5.5 percent of North American OS X traffic.<p>Those figures compare against the 1.6 percent that OS X Mountain Lion …

OS X Mavericks Will Improve Your Battery Life By As Much As 4 Hours

For those of us who have been running OS X Mavericks since it was announced at WWDC in June, it’s been obvious for a while that OS X Mavericks is a complete miracle when it comes to battery life. Installing Mavericks on any MacBook is enough to eke an hour or so more battery life out of it, but …

WPin UK

Hip Strengthening for Runners

Hip Strength for RunnersThe optimal hip strengthening routine to help you stay injury-free<p>This hip routine is part of our <b>Strength Training for</b> …

How to Get the Whole Family Running

Introduce kids to running for a lifetime of healthy living.<p>Here's a true story: When I was 13, I was inactive, overweight, and a poor student. My parents persuaded me to join my school cross-country team to get some exercise. The interactions and positive experiences I had while running changed my …

A Visual Walkthrough Of iOS 7 With GIFs

The new interface of iOS 7 has become one of the most polarizing Apple software releases since the iPhone came out six years ago. Some users think some of the UI elements look childish and boring, but there are a ton of new details and feature that make using iOS feel new again (for better or …

Apps

NSA whistleblower is revealed: 'I can't allow the US to destroy privacy and Internet freedom'

The Guardian has published another surveillance scoop in which it has introduced the man inside the NSA who leaked the publication details of the PRISM program. The article was drafted and published at his request.<p>Edward Snowden is a 29-year-old who had been a technical assistant at the CIA and is …

Hacked AT&T Carrier Update Promises Faster Data Speeds On iOS

Earlier this month, a hacked carrier update for the T-Mobile iPhone 5 that brought increased data speeds was released by Joe Brown and Sky Zangas, two developers behind iTweakiOS. Now the duo have released a similar hack for AT&T devices, only this time, it’s not just for the iPhone.<p>The hacked …

Save Space On Your Hard Drive – Disable SafeSleep Mode On Your Mac [OS X Tips]

Warning – this tip is fairly advanced. Use it at your own risk.<p>There’s a feature that debuted back in 2005, called SafeSleep. Basically, it’s a hibernation mode designed to save the current state of your running Mac, so that it can start up exactly the same way you left it when you put the Mac to …

Operating Systems

Unsuccessful job hunt spurs new business - I started my business in 2013 - CNNMoney

I was laid off from my job as a research assistant at West Texas A&M last year. I had been looking for work without much success, but what I really wanted to do was open a business. I just needed a good idea.<p>I think this year was the perfect timing for opening the store. It was a kind of a sweet …