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Follow these core exercises and running will get so. much. easier.

If you’ve ever dealt with a running-related injury, chances are it came on for one of two reasons: overuse or a weak core.<p>The overuse excuse seems …

Hips

Foodies Reveal the #1 Crockpot Recipe They Make on Repeat

After months of summer salads and light dishes, we'll admit we're just a bit excited to take out a crockpot and make a hearty meal as soon as the …

Slow Cookers

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

11 Pro Tips for Packing for Your First Backpacking Trip

I’d consider myself a pretty experienced backpacker—last summer, I spent more than three months backpacking 1,000 miles. But it was only two years …

Backpacking

Make These Easy Salt & Vinegar Cucumbers All Summer Long

When you're in need of something crisp and refreshing alongside whatever you're serving — be it grilled shrimp or a roast chicken — let this be your …

Recipes

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Profit

Mini Doughnut Muffins

Fresh doughnuts are one of the things I crave most, but making yeasted doughnuts is a lengthy, involved process that I often don’t have time to …

11 Sweet Scone Recipes You'll Want to Bake Immediately

Wherever you stand on the age-old debate of which comes first, jam or cream, one thing is certain: scones are truly delicious. And if you're open to a few lively flavors, we've found some rather worthy additions to add to your repertoire alongside the classic British scone recipe. From chocolate …

Gardening 101: Blueberries

Blueberry, <i>Vaccinium spp.:</i> “Ornamental Superfood”<p>Blueberries were the first fruit I grew in my first Brooklyn garden on a tiny 50th-floor terrace in …

9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math …

How Math Can Help Unravel the Weird Interactions of Microbes

Over the past century, scientists have become adept at plotting the ecological interactions of the diverse organisms that populate the planet’s …

A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

Recipes

How (not) to memorise mathematics

<i>Mathematicians as storytellers</i><p>Mathematicians are storytellers. At times it is obvious, as in the case of Charles Dodgson, the 19th century Christ …

These Copycat KIND Bars Will Make You Feel Like a Genius

<b>Heat the oven and prepare the baking pan.</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 325°F. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment …

Dessert

How To Make DIY Instant Noodle Cups

(Image credit: Emma Christensen)<p>I think I can skip the sales pitch here and get right down to brass tacks, yes? I love noodle cups. You love noodle …

This Plank Workout Will Work Every Inch of Your Body

Cardio is out and strength training is becoming the focus when it comes to losing weight. Nicole Aurigemma, MS physiology at Women's Health and Exercise Lab at Penn State said, "Having more muscle is actually beneficial to weight loss," because "muscle uses more energy and thus burns more calories …

Workouts

How to Make Paleo Rice Substitute From Any Vegetable

Whether you're making grain-free "rice" from cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potatoes, or beets, you only need one simple technique.<p>In the throes of …

4 Types of Salsa Verde to Memorize and Put on Everything

How to use pesto, chimichurri, and more for marinating, finishing, and dipping.<p>If you only use one type of sauce all summer, it should be salsa verde. I think the biggest misconception about salsa verde is that it's literally salsa—as in, to dip tortilla chips in. But it's so much more than that. …

Cooking

Make Your Own Bagged Greens, Eat So Much More Salad

It's a pretty simple equation.<p>Vegetables, by most accounts, are supposed to make you feel good. Why, then, do they make me feel so awful so quickly, sitting there in the fridge, untouched and wilting? The crisper drawer is meant to preserve produce; in reality, it’s a hospice for my neglected …

Healthy Eating

The Only Kettlebell Routine You'll Ever Need

We challenge you to find a piece of fitness equipment that’s more versatile—or more effective—than the kettlebell. You won’t.<p>“A single kettlebell can be used to develop max strength, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular capacity and power,” explains Karen Smith, a master kettlebell instructor …

Here's How To Eat A Little Healthier This Week

It's actually easier than you think.

Healthy Eating

“Unpaywall” Is New Tool For Accessing Research Papers For Free

As anyone who has tried to pursue even a little bit of academic research can attest, publishers charge an arm-and-a-leg to access studies if you are …

Training, Recovery, and Nutrition for the 40+ Runner

<b>As a runner in my mid-forties, I’m beginning to notice a slight decline in my recovery ability and a more pronounced awareness of general muscle and</b> …

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Learning

The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd …

Oprah's Basic Tomato Soup

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped<br>• 2 medium ribs celery, finely chopped<br>• 1 large carrot, finely chopped<br>• 6 medium fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces<br>• Salt<br>• 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped<br>• 1/4 cup tomato paste<br>• 6 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped<br>• 3 cups …

How to Progress Your Way to a Perfect Push Up

<b>Push ups are the go-to exercise of the universe.</b> They’re used as strength tests in school and in the military, as punishments in gym class, and to …

This 10-Minute Workout Targets Your Inner Thigh Muscles

If having stronger, firmer legs are your goal, this inner thigh workout from Michelle Lovitt, M.A., exercise physiologist will help you get …

Math is racist: How data is driving inequality

It's no surprise that inequality in the U.S. is on the rise. But what you might not know is that math is partly to blame.<p>In a new book, "Weapons of Math Destruction," Cathy O'Neil details all the ways that math is essentially being used for evil (my word, not hers).<p>From targeted advertising and …