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​7 Products That Help Get the Stink Out of Your Shoes

Smelly kicks don't stand a chance against these odor-fighting, bacteria-killing products.<p>Doesn’t matter how often or how far you run—when you get home and kick off your shoes, there’s a good chance they reek. It makes sense—you’re using your feet with each stride you take, so they start to sweat, …

Cleaning

Vos the Boss, Bling gets a win: Daily News Digest

Welcome to your Daily News Digest. Here’s what’s happening today:<p><i>Marianne Vos is having a great couple months. Michael Matthews has his first road</i> …

Cycling

What Does It Mean to Be Human? Don’t Ask

Over time, the idea of “being human” has surely meant — and will continue to mean — many things. There is and has never been just one answer. But surely one thing it ought to involve today is the ability to recognize that the question itself is a problem.<p>We humans are very self-focused. We tend to …

University of Chicago

Drivers Should Be Held To a Higher Standard

Recently, the W<i>ashington Post</i> published an opinion piece entitled, “I Blocked a Bike Lane. So what?” It’s either profoundly clueless or a masterfully executed bit of trollery, depending on how you look at it. Basically, the writer pulls into a D.C. bike lane while waiting for a parking spot, which …

Bike Lanes

Build an Ultralight Backpacking Kit for $600

Going ultralight just makes sense. The lighter your gear, the longer, faster, and more comfortably you can hike. The problem is that ultralight gear is usually bitterly expensive. If high costs have been keeping you from shaving ounces from your kit, you're in luck. Through the end of the month, …

Backpacking

5 Alternatives to the Most Crowded National Parks

Summer. It’s one of the best times to travel. Which is why many of our best places are horribly overcrowded during the warmer months. Fear not, we’ve scoured the atlas to find replacements that are at least as spectacular as their more popular cousins.<p>Skip: Grand Canyon<p>Go Here Instead: Canyon de …

National Parks

This leukemia comes with 600% higher risk of melanoma

People with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have a 600 percent higher risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, a new study …

Cancer

Frequent skin cancer may be a huge warning sign

People who develop abnormally frequent cases of a skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma appear to be at significantly increased risk for the …

Cancer

Tom Cruise Should Keep Running on the Big Screen

Rotten Tomatoes found the more the “Mission Impossible” star runs, the better his movies do.<p>In the span of his long film career, Tom Cruise has famously put in a lot of exhausting runs on screen. Whether he’s sprinting away from an explosion, an alien invasion, or horizontally across a building, …

Tom Cruise

Why We All Need to Drink More During Hot Weather Exercise

Don’t skip drinking during exercise in hot weather, a new study reminds us.<p>This advice might seem obvious. But apparently some athletes, especially in team sports, have begun to eschew fluids during hot weather workouts, in hopes that the privation might somehow make them stronger.<p>But the new study …

Research

After #WTSEdmonton @RD_Murray, @ryansissons & @jonasSchomburg got together to show off their bike handling skills! 🚲 Seeing these elites laughing & smiling from the simple joy of riding a bike inspired us to share the love, so we encourage you to go out and enjoy a ride today! https://t.co/NND11micNH

Training in Heat to Prepare for Altitude

Study finds that hot weather and thin air trigger similar adaptations.<p>Over the last few years, heat adaptation has been one of the hottest (pun intended) topics in endurance science. Training in hot weather, according to some (but not all!) recent studies, may help you speed up when racing even in …

Protein

Declining performance of master athletes: silhouettes of the trajectory of healthy human ageing?

Introduction<p>The necessity to be physically active and partake in exercise in order to be healthy throughout the life course is now well established …

Exercise

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the remote 8.4 …

The Mango Quick Bread My Dad Always Keeps in the Freezer

<i>Every so often, we scour the site for cool recipes from our community that we then test, photograph, and feature. This one comes from Carmen Ladipo, who shares a recipe starring fresh, juicy mangoes.</i><p>A quick bread pet peeve of mine is when they're too dry. I love me a good, dense loaf. And my dad’s …

Quick Bread

How Emotional Intelligence Boosts Your Endurance

In tests of endurance, some people push harder than others. These aren’t necessarily the people who collapse at the finish, who may simply have sprinted harder in the final straightaway. (Or have a flair for the dramatic.) During the long, lonely middle miles of a race, you make a thousand …

Emotional Intelligence

HPV poses extra risk to people with this skin disease

Researchers have traced the molecular mechanisms that make people with a rare skin disease vulnerable to a type of human papilloma virus.<p>You’re …

Mutations

The New Rules of Cycling: AKA Philuminati

Often when I post a photo from a bike ride, someone will correct me for something weird, quoting a “Rule #.” I’ve had people make fun of someone’s …

Cycling

What if a Study Showed Opioids Weren’t Usually Needed?

Promising health studies often don’t pan out in reality. The reasons are many. Research participants are usually different from general patients; their treatment doesn’t match real-world practice; researchers can devote resources not available in most physician offices.<p>Moreover, most studies, even …

Medicine

The Liquid Gold in Your Skillet

I am not a patient cook. I use lettuces without washing them because it takes too long, peek into the oven more times than I should when I’m roasting a chicken, and slice into cakes before they’re properly cooled, even when I know better.<p>But if there is something I am going to take my sweet time …

Recipes

Nike Says Its $250 Running Shoes Will Make You Run Much Faster. What if That’s Actually True?

An analysis of nearly 500,000 running times estimates the effect of shoes on race performance.

Nike

British Columbia road trip: the art of getting lost

The best road trips have few set plans. They’re about the thrill of discovery, of not knowing what comes next. Forget detailed itineraries that look like a shopping list. As Kerouac said: “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep rolling under the stars.” That’s my kind of road …

Hiking

Yes, Mindfulness Makes You a Better Athlete

This is going to sound ridiculous, but it’s the truth: when I visited Martin Paulus’s neuropsychology lab at the University of California, San Diego in October 2013, less than five short years ago, I had no idea what “mindfulness” was. This was way back before the hype cycle had kicked into …

Lizzie Deignan on returning from pregnant pause to new Trek team

It is far from an everyday occurrence to sign up for a new cycling team while in your final trimester of pregnancy. However, the fact that Trek saw …

Tour of Flanders

Take a Swim With Whale Sharks on Isla Holbox, Mexico

Each May through November, a small miracle occurs in the waters north of Cancun. Whale sharks arrive at their summer breeding grounds in the warm, …

The Astonishingly High Administrative Costs of U.S. Health Care

It takes only a glance at a hospital bill or at the myriad choices you may have for health care coverage to get a sense of the bewildering complexity of health care financing in the United States. That complexity doesn’t just exact a cognitive cost. It also comes with administrative costs that are …

Health Care

Get Strong, Get Fast, Get Fit.

My experiences with big mileage, and other impressions on the training of some much faster runners than myself<p>Shelby Houlihan dominated the USATF …

Curiosity and What Equality Really Means

<i>The following was delivered as the commencement address at U.C.L.A. Medical School on Friday, June 1st.</i><p>I want to start with a story. One night, on my surgery rotation, during my third year of medical school, I followed my chief resident into the trauma bay in the emergency department. We’d been …

Mental Disorders

Bike Helmet Ratings

Pay the Homeless

<i>Bryce Covert | Longreads | June 2018 | 10 minutes (2,546 words)</i>He was standing on the median of a busy road one morning in the dead of a …