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How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

4 Weeks to Fit: The "Slightly Out of Shape" Training Plan

For recently fit people who haven't been active for a few weeks<p>Get in shape with this plan, which features two muscle-toning routines (see Workout Program A and Program B), plus metabolism-boosting cardio sessions (see Calorie-Crushing Cardio) that become more challenging each week.<p><b>Week 1</b> <b>Mon:</b> …

Exercise

16 Healthy (and Yummy) Prerun Meals and Snacks

Before heading out for a run it's important to make sure you're fueled.<p>Your body needs high-octane fuel to run its best.<p>Here are some high-carb, low-fat, low-fiber meals and snacks that can provide the energy you need to run your best, for a variety of different workouts. These meals and snacks, …

Making Running A Habit

Follow these 4 steps, and gradually exercise will become a no-brainer.<p>After a few weeks of running, you'll begin to believe that there's something to this “runner’s high” thing. Feel-good brain chemicals—like dopamine and endocannabinoids—will be released while you’re on the road, and you’ll feel …

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The Wholehearted Life: Oprah Talks to Brené Brown

When I first meet Brené Brown at Harpo Studios, where she's come to tape an episode of "Super Soul Sunday," I feel as if I'm reuniting with a …

It now costs $262,000 for an Australian degree

Australia has been an attractive study destination for many university students because it is nearer to Singapore than Britain or the United …

Global Education

The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination

A recent early morning hike in Malibu, California, led me to a beach, where I sat on a rock and watched surfers. I marveled at these courageous men and women who woke before dawn, endured freezing water, paddled through barreling waves, and even risked shark attacks, all for the sake of, maybe, …