Ways To Teach Your Kids That Math Can Be Fun

In order to convince your child that mathematics can be lots of fun, there are two approaches you can take. You can use a game approach to learning math or you can try “creative mathematics”. By using creative mathematics, your child...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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Four Reasons Why You Should Love Cross-Country

“The freedom of cross-country is so primitive. It’s woman versus nature.” –Lynn Jennings, three-time IAAF Cross-Country World Champion. This weekend, the NCAA Division I Cross-Country Championships will take place in Terre Haute,...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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Can Shocking Your Brain Make You a Better Athlete?

We’ve known for a while that the final frontier of sports performance is the mind. While athletes have been practicing different forms of meditation and visualization for years, a new device called Halo Sport, released this week...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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How a Ragtag Crew of Almost Journalists Created Running's Most Controversial Website

Last spring, a relatively unknown 33-year-old British ultrarunner named Robert Young set out to break the North American transcontinental record. The feat would require covering more than 3,000 miles from Huntington Beach, California,...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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Should You Take a Food-Sensitivity Test?

When I run fast, I have to poop. It’s pretty much a given, and it’s quite maddening. Every PR effort I make is thwarted by a stop in a Porta-Potty, and while I’ve always made it to that blue plastic beacon of relief in time, it haunts...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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Why Wait for the New Year? 3 Steps You Can Take Now to Change Your Life

I love a new year. It’s a great time to start fresh and to commit to becoming a better person, whether that’s in terms of health, relationships, career or anything else. But there’s one thing I don’t like about a new year and the...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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6 Essential Kitchen Tools

Ratio Eight ­Coffeemaker ($595)   Photo: Ratio Early-morning training is a lot easier with a good cup of joe. A simple stovetop Bialetti works fine. But connoisseurs will appreciate how the Ratio spirals the water evenly for uniform...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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How to Survive Thanksgiving

Make a Plan Between cold weather, travel, and family obligations, the holidays can be a tough time to sneak in a workout. And it’s understandable to freak out about missing a week or two of training: your blood-plasma volume starts to...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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How to Avoid Being Duped by Sham Science

So you want to read a study? First of all, congratulations. Most people don’t make it past the media headlines, which are often written with clicks, rather than precise truths, in mind. Reading the original research paper can give you...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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Stocking Stuffer Ideas and a Giveaway

Have you started your holiday shopping? What are your ideas for stocking stuffers. I think gift cards are often the most welcome in a stocking, but I have some other ideas as well. For this giveaway, I’m going to give a $25 Amazon gift...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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How to Short-Circuit ‘Weight Gain Season’

Late September wasn’t just the start of autumn — it also kicked off the start of Weight Gain Season, according to data crunchers at Withings. Data analysts at Withings, the company that makes Internet-connected trackers, scales and...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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The Funny Way to Feel Better Almost Instantly

I don’t know how I feel about tickling, and I know I’m not the only one. It’s usually horrible, but in a sort of gleeful way, kind of like a roller coaster ride. It sounds bad and doesn’t always leave the best memory, but it’s usually...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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Teaching Kids about Saving for College

Have you started thinking about saving for college yet? It’s never too early. My husband and I started saving on the later side so we’re putting aside more these days to be ready when our son heads to college in less than 5 years. I...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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Forget Everything You Know About a Healthy Diet

As athletes, 28-year-old Renée Tomlin and 25-year-old Kirsten Kasper are remarkably similar. While track and cross-country teammates at Georgetown University, they endured the same brutal workouts. Two and a half years ago, both began...
Posted On 15 Nov 2016
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No, It’s Not ‘Just the Flu!’

I used to be flippant about getting my flu shot. That was until my good friend (and amazing writer and overall human being) Allison Miller damn near died from it. Allison works in media and public health policy in Washington, D.C. When...
Posted On 15 Nov 2016
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