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Feature: Nintendo Games We'd Love to See in 2014

I'm all for a Wii-u Animal Crossing, as long as it isn't as bad as City Folk.<p>Not that City Folk was terrible, its just, compare the content between …

China: Looming iPhone Price War To Boost Apple

Chinese media are buzzing with anticipation as dominant mobile carrier <b>China Mobile</b> (HKEx: 941; NYSE: CHL) prepares to finally offer the latest iPhones for its network next week, after becoming the last of the country’s 3 telcos to sign a deal with <b>Apple</b> (Nasdaq: AAPL). The move will almost certainly …

What Games Are: Local Stream Gaming

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer and creator of leading game design blog What Games Are. He has recently moved into managing developer relations at OUYA. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>Along with all of the furore over wearables and their lack of oomph at CES, there were …

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 …

BREAKING: You Should Train Before Running a Marathon

An expert says it is not advisable to run 26.2 miles without preparation.<p>Readers, I hope you're sitting down. If you aren't, please do so. I'll give you all some extra time, since I know many of you recently ran a long race.<p>Good? Good. Here, then, is today's bit of running advice:<p>If you intend to …

7 Surprising Dangers of Running a Marathon

Thinking about signing up for 26.2? Before you do, consider the risks you'll be taking.<p>Marathons have never been more popular, as statistics somewhere probably show. This is very good news for people who like to watch marathons, and for businesses that sell Band-Aids and Vaseline, and for whoever …

Probiotics Boost Running Performance in Heat

Supplement may protect against gut damage associated with exercise, heat.<p>Quick note about an interesting study on probiotics and running, just published in the <i>European Journal of Applied Physiology</i> by Australian researchers. The idea they wanted to test was along the following lines:<p>- Running (and …

The WSJ's "Get Over It" Column, Translated

A recent essay makes a lot more sense when you read it in English.<p>So a couple of days back, a gentleman by the name of Chad Stafko -- which apparently is his actual name, which I find awesome -- wrote an essay for <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> titled "OK, You're a Runner. Get Over It." Essentially, Mr. …

Mary Cain Is Turning Pro

Cain, 17 and still in high school, has breakout year.<p>Mary Cain, after a 2013 track season loaded with American high school and junior (under age 20) records, a USATF Indoor mile title, and a 10th place in the 1500-meter final at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, has decided to become a …

Start Fast or Pace Evenly?

Study suggests that a slightly fast start may pay off.<p>There's a longstanding debate about whether even pacing in always best in long (i.e. more than about four minutes) races. Physiologically, it makes sense -- but when you look at the actual pacing patterns of world records, they almost …