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How To Run A Marathon Without Looking At The Clock

<i>“</i>Goooooo Dorothy.” I heard it loud and clear. Though I had headphones in my ears, they weren’t on. I wanted to save the music for a harder point and …

If it No Longer Serves You or Makes You Happy, Let it Go

I recently lost my best friend... not in the way that is sounds (as in death) but lost them nonetheless. I have been on a personal growth journey for some time now, learning about myself and what I desire in life, how to go after it and what blocks I have mentally and emotionally that have been …

Mind

How to Light A Glass For Great Splash Photography

You can make some really creative photographs with high-speed photography. Fast shutter speeds and lights are the key components to success in …

Tutorials

I Said I'd Never Run a Marathon—Here's Why I Did

A lot of people are hesitant to call themselves runners. They're not fast enough, they'll say; they don't run far enough. I used to agree. I thought …

So, you want to run a marathon? Respect the distance

Don’t do it just because your friends are doing it, and don’t lose the love of running<p>Mon, Apr 18, 2016, 10:00 Updated: Mon, Apr 18, 2016, 18:11<p>Why …

Eerie pictures of the abandoned Soviet military town in Latvia

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union had more than 40 secret settlements in operation, according to The Guardian. These sites were often omitted from maps and were given unique code names. Skrunda-1 —built in 1963 in west Latvia — was one of them.<p>In its prime, Skrunda-1 was home to over …

Soviet Union

An Ancient and Proven Way to Improve Memorization; Go Ahead and Try It

In January, I devoted every walk from my home to the train to the contemplation of work details, hoping to improve my recall of them. That was my New Year’s resolution, and so far I’ve stuck to it.<p>In every one of those walks I was also retracing a memorization technique known to the ancients and …

The Brain

13 Waterfalls You Need in Your Life: No Passport Required

If there's a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, then there should be a waterfall at the end of every hike. Why? Well, along with the chance to take in a majestic natural landscape, the rush of all that water may give your brain a biochemical boost. According to the Center for Applied …

Adventure Travel

Great Barrier Reef damage: 'We've never seen anything like this before'

Scientists in Australia have revealed the “tragic” extent of coral bleaching across the Great Barrier Reef, releasing maps which show damage to 93 per cent of the famous 1,500-mile stretch of reefs following a recent underwater heatwave.<p>Warning that the reef is now in a “precarious position”, …

Study Finds Where You Lost Your Train of Thought

Researchers have found just where you lost your train of thought.<p>They’ve seen what’s happening in the brain at the moment we get startled and lose our train of thought, and they’ve turned up a link between that just-lost thought and one of the classic symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.<p>It might come …

The Brain

Comfort in Discomfort: Why Mental Practice Matters

<i>Here’s why mental preparation should be part of your training routine.</i><p>Rob Krar had a secret weapon for his wins at the 2014 Western States 100-Mile …

The Do's And Don’ts Of Cross-Training For Runners

As a coach, one of my jobs is to create a balanced training program that allows my runners to meet their running goals, while still being able to …

Marathons

Divers Find 400-Year-Old Silk Dress in Dutch Shipwreck

For those of you who don’t speak Dutch, here’s the deal: Divers in the Wadden Sea found a fancy 17th-century gown partially buried in the sand. The …

From Ammunition, A Radically Redesigned Guitar That Anyone Can Pick Up And Play

This Juilliard-trained musician hated the UI of the traditional guitar, so he set out to design a better one.<p>The reason music games like <i>Guitar Hero</i> and <i>Rock Band</i> work is because they make it so easy to pick up an axe and shred. But as Internet spoilsports are quick to point out, there’s a huge gulf …

Japan plans final push to bring home its war dead

More than 70 years after the end of World War II, the government announces plans to locate and repatriate 1.13 million Japanese who died on …

Military History

NASA Releases Jaw Dropping Footage of Aurora Borealis in Ultra HD 4K

Using timelapses shot from the International Space Station, NASA TV UHD showcases both the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis phenomena that occur …

Northern Lights

Find Zen Through Running

Buddhists have a way to tame those animals: meditation. This ancient practice is traditionally done while sitting and focusing on your breathing to achieve peace of mind. But more and more runners are learning how to clear out the commotion while on roads and trails, thanks in part to Sakyong …

Meditation

The New Running 101

<b></b>The New Running 101“Do you hear that?” asks Pasquale Manocchia, his face contorting into an ugly wince. It’s as if he’s just heard fingernails …

CrossFit

Here's Why Runners Should Use Kettlebells - Women's Running

Photo: Shutterstock.com<p>If you’re only logging miles and skipping the strength sessions, consider kettlebells. In other words, swing, squat and snatch …

9 Things Only New Runners Will Understand

We’ve all been a new runner at one point in our lives. The hardest part about being a new runner is that running feels impossible, right? It’s not! …

Try These 2 Exercises Together For a Powerful Depression Treatment

We've known for a long time that running can be a powerful mood booster. Enthusiasts rave about runners high and the rush of positive emotions that come from a good run. We also know what a powerful force meditation is, and the amazing way it can help your clear your mind and reduce stress …

Animated Light Paintings

Photographer Lucea Spinelli based in New York, is behind animated gifs representing light painting scenes. The might movement plays the role of …

44 Stunning Art Studios That Will Inspire You To Get Back To Work

Where do you make art?<p>It's a simple question with an infinite and colorful range of answers, from a swarming corner of your bedroom to a tranquil space in your backyard. Whatever your artistic studio may look like, its purpose remains the same: a holy place designed specifically for the goal of …

Artists

Guide to Pencils for Drawing

What makes a pencil good for drawing?While it’s possible to produce absolutely beautiful art with just a single pencil, for the purposes of this …

Illustration

Artist Uses Leaves as Autumnal Canvases for Delicate Paintings

As the leaves begin to fall and blanket the ground, Polish artist Joanna Wirazka allows this seasonal process to inspire her. She collects various leaves and then repurposes them as eclectic canvases. Upon this natural workspace, Wirazka creates incredible landscapes with colored pencils and …

Art

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Light Painting on Flipboard

4 Ways to Use a Camera Remote to Improve Your Portraits<p>The chances are that you know what a camera remote is and that among other things, it helps …

From siren to asylum: the desperate last days of Fanny Cornforth, Rossetti's muse

Hospital records reveal story of sad final years of painter’s model, who was also his mistress and housekeeper<p>The grave and the sad last years of Fanny Cornforth, the dazzling model and mistress of the pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti, have finally been discovered. Her lovely face and …

Art