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Why It Matters How You Think About Pain

Endurance athletes love to talk about pain. That’s one of the lessons I learned from writing my book <i>Endure</i>, which includes a chapter on the role of pain in endurance performance. I’d say that chapter has provoked more response—and gasps of recognition—from readers than any other. The gist of the …

CRISPR Is Already Changing Our World, Here's How

Deleting heart conditions out of embryos.<p>Even if you have no idea how it works or what the letters stand for, chances are you've at least heard of …

All-star team of synthetic biologists raise $53 million for cancer therapy startup Senti

A who’s-who from the world of synthetic biological research have come together to launch Senti Biosciences with $53 million in funding from a slew of venture capital investors.<p>Led by Tim Lu, a longtime researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and one of the founding fathers of …

Genetics

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

Let This Vagabonding Couple Explain How To Budget For The Van Life

Every vanlifer we’ve interviewed (and we have interviewed a <i>lot</i>) is confronted with queries about financing their vagabonding lifestyle. It’s a pressing concern, right? Especially if you’re trying to develop a career from within the confines of a vehicle and keep gas in the tank. There are obvious …

Climbers Set Off to Be First to Summit World's Most Notorious Mountain in Winter

A team of Poland's most elite climbers will attempt to scale one of the deadliest mountains on Earth—a feat no one has accomplished.<p>At the highest peaks of K2, the world's second tallest mountain, wind speeds begin to rival those of hurricanes. Narrow jet streams tear across the mountainside, …

New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …

How to Use Box Jumps

Box jumps are a foolproof way to gain power and strength. Find an elevated surface. Jump. Repeat. Master it, and you’ll build reactivity, agility, coordination, and balance, says Go Green, personal trainer and CrossFit instructor at Brick in New York City. These traits are key to improving your …

How to Get Better at Yoga By Taking Your Practice Outdoors

Of all the twists on this age-old practice, none may boost its potency more than simply taking your poses outside.<p>There's a beautiful thing that …

Why Mindfulness Is Your New Secret Weapon

The 2010 Chicago Marathon came down to a duel between two East Africans: Kenyan Sammy Wanjiru and Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede. The men were ranked one and two in the world, respectively, and their rivalry was fierce. On the line were a prestigious victory and a half-million-dollar purse.<p>Kebede led …

How to Get Actionable Data from Google Analytics in 10 Minutes

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Google Analytics.There aren’t many free, intuitive programs that give you the kind of super-valuable …

Why Micro Income Streams Are Better Than One Big Payday

Passive income opportunities have never been so accessible.<p>It's probably not a surprise that entrepreneurs experience more anxiety than their employee counterparts. A Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that 45% of entrepreneurs said they were stressed out, 3 percentage points more than other …

To Get to the Summit, Cory Richards Had to Lose It All

As soon as Cory Richards realized that he had survived the avalanche, he turned his camera on.<p><i>Download the Audm app for your iPhone to listen to more longform titles.</i><p>It was February 2, 2011, and Richards had just summited 26,360-foot Gasherbrum II—the 13th-tallest peak in the world—with two of …

Baby boomers are retiring — and it's going to have a huge impact on the economy

Few investors understand the magnitude of the looming demographic crisis and its ramifications.<p>The first Baby Boomers turned 70 last year. At the same time, the US fertility rate is at its lowest point since records began in 1909.<p>This disastrous combination means by 2030, those aged 65 and older …

Stock Markets

The Best Places to Learn an Adventure Sport

Head to class in one of these stunning destinations for the world’s best adventure lessons.<p>Our favorite outdoor obsessions can take years to master, but everybody has to start somewhere. If you've always wanted to surf, dive, or climb and aren’t sure how to start, try going back to school. A week …

Uber Just Released Their First Pitch Deck From 2008, and It Shows What You'll Need to Build a Billion-Dollar Startup

The ride sharing platform is now worth over $68 billion. But it all started with this deck.<p>Despite its high-profile public relations meltdown over the past few months, the story of Uber's rise is still a fairy tale in the startup world.<p>In less than a decade, the ridesharing platform has become the …

10 Thrilling Yoga Retreats All Adventure Addicts Should Try

A yoga retreat isn’t all about the poses – it can be an adventure-packed holiday that can teach you to listen to your body and get in touch with your …

Katharine Hayhoe: Here's How Long We've Known About Climate Change

One of the biggest myths about climate science—a myth that has been deliberately fostered, for decades—is that we just don't know that much, yet.<p>The …

Climate Change

How to Climb: Rock and Gym Climbing Moves and Techniques

<b>Learning to free climb—</b>to pull and step on only the rock’s natural holds, never using equipment as an aid—is liberating and exhilarating. When you …

You need to get inside the mind of a climate change denier if you want to change it

It has never been more important to figure out how to have constructive conversations with climate change deniers.<p>Whether the current global climate change was caused by the actions of humans should no longer be a topic of debate. In 2013, a survey undertaken of over 4,000 academic papers published …

Bill Gates Says These Are His 13 Favorite TED Talks of All Time

Watching one will make you smarter; watching them all will make you unstoppable.<p>1. Robots That Fly...and Cooperate, by Vijay Kumar<p>Vijay Kumar's team creates small, flying robots that are basically intelligent: They sense each other, so they can swarm together, form teams, and complete projects that …

Rebelling Against the Void

The first of the three fatal accidents happened in the summer of 1961. David Roberts was 18. He and a high school friend, Gabe Lee, were climbing the low-angled First Flatiron, a sandstone slab near their hometown of Boulder, Colorado. Lee was belaying Roberts up the fifth pitch when the rope …

Before-and-after pictures show how climate change is destroying the Earth

In late September, the British government pledged £5.8 billion ($8.8 billion) to tackle the problem in developing countries, and many other governments worldwide are also pouring money into solving the problem.<p>A steadily-warming planet affects the environment in different ways.<p>Rising global …

Carbon Dioxide