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Contentment Is Your Choice

Doyeon Park | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Doyeon Park

I do not consider myself a type of person who is always looking for more to do, more to possess, more to achieve and more to desire; not believing tha...

The Siren Song of the Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Like mariners drawn to a rocky shoreline by the enchanting sound of mermaids, runners can't resist the lure of the epic marathon. This fall, hundreds ...

Why Building A Community Around Your Business Is The Key To Success

Posted 03.17.2015 | Business

Williamsburg is often associated with hipsters, HBO’s "Girls" and long rides on the L train. But after finding initial success at their flagship ...

5 Tips For Running In Sub-Zero Temperatures

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The key to running in the extreme cold is to protect yourself, wear the proper clothing and have an exit strategy.

Wellness Lessons From an Exercise Physiologist Who Beat Cancer for 57 Years

Brent Green | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Brent Green

Whether swimming 375 miles nonstop in the frigid Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Louis for five grueling days or scaling the exterior of the tallest skyscraper in the Midwest, Mark commanded intense focus with each selected feat.

Runners Should Never Have to Pay for Their Race Photos

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

You know what I don't like about the "big race" experience? The never-ending chain of emails from photo vendors teasing you with expensive photos of y...

21 Eureka Moments That Only Runners Have

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Eureka moments of genius are common to runners. They happen mid-run as a result of fatigue, high endorphins, low cortisol, self-righteousness, and a groovy "one-with-naturedness" that would make Ralph Waldo Emerson envious.

Living Life Now, Even If It Is Temporary

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

All we really have is the present moment -- where you are right now and with whom you are with. Give yourself time to think and reflect. Live purposefully. Be in the now and take it all in. Be brave. Have gratitude for what you have. Accept reality. It is all we have.

11 Simple Tips For Any Aspiring Runner

High50 | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty

I am a runner. Now excuse me while I howl with laughter. After all, in the words of my late father, I am a couch potato. I like sitting down. Or lying down, preferably, and being brought stuff so I don't have to move.

One Mom Finds Freedom Pushing a Little Something Extra

Lara Coffee | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Lara Coffee

Yes, my first purchase as a soon-to-be first-time mom was a jog stroller, months before I could use it.

Plantar Fasciitis or Something Else? What to Consider When That Heel Pain Doesn't Improve

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

While most cases of plantar foot pain are actually plantar fasciitis and should respond to treatment accordingly, there is an old expression in health care that still holds true: "If the patient does not improve, the treatment or the diagnosis is wrong."

5 Ways To Avoid A Running Injury

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

There is nothing more upsetting to a runner than suffering an injury. Weeks, months, and even years of training and fitness can be jeopardized by a slip on the ice, a turn of the ankle, or a chronic overuse injury. Here are some simple ways you can avoid injury and stay sane.

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Mother Of Two Found Dead in Park Was Strangled: Police | David Lohr | Posted 08.07.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Pennsylvania are trying to find the person responsible for the death of a married mother of two who was found slain in a popular Philad...

Working Too Hard for The Runners High

Mike Sheridan | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Epinephrine (or adrenaline) is likely the hormone responsible for the 'high' from running, as it's the same feeling adrenal junkies live for. As was i...

Strolling My Way to a Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

A Stanford University study indicated that walking on a treadmill at "an easy, self-selected pace" while facing a blank wall helped generate 60 percent more innovative ideas when the subjects were tested psychologically for creative thinking.

The Secret Addiction of Marathon Runners

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

A person might wonder why marathoners choose to spend their time in such misery. It's not the misery that we seek, but the glorious feeling of self-admiration that follows. The marathon reveals your strengths, your faults, and your valor.

Finding My Footing: My Unlikely Path to Becoming a Runner

Cara Bigony | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Cara Bigony

It started as a distraction I hated. Then it became an obsession I craved. Then, a passion that carried me through.

Anna Judd and Operation Big

Jeff Norman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Jeff Norman

Under the radar, artists, activists, philanthropists and entrepreneurs have recently begun to join forces with military veterans to advance an audacio...

Sia Inspires Me to Be a Healthier Trans Person

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

Imagine my surprise when I realized that several of my treasured workout songs are sung by a woman I first met at a meeting to plan a trans visibility action.

How Did She Not See This Coming?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.09.2014 | Comedy

Like much of the country, Portland, Ore. has been hit by a major snowstorm over the last few days. But that did not stop a couple of joggers from brav...

The Benefits of Running in Subzero Temperatures

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Right now is gut-check time. Not many runners are out there on the roads and trails right now. If you see one, you know at least three things about them: 1. They're serious, 2. They're tough, 3. They're suffering stoically.

What Do Your Smartphone and Your Health Insurer Have in Common?

Shaan Gandhi | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Shaan Gandhi

Can your smartphone make your healthier? And, perhaps more interestingly, can your health insurer and your smartphone work together to make your healthier?

Lessons in Trying to Sail the Ship of Life

Write for the Future | Posted 10.29.2013 | College
Write for the Future

By Jamie Woodard I knew I could own the Mediterranean with my Pacific Seacraft 37. I jumped aboard ready to sail the endless plain of blue sea and ...

The Perils Of Being a Closet Runner

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 09.25.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

During my 20s and 30s, I was dependent on the buzz of lacing up my running shoes and hitting the pavement to keep me sane.

Marqus Lost 160 Pounds: 'I'm Not Where I Want To Be Just Yet, But It's Coming'

Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at and you could be featured on the site! Name: Marqus Taylor Ag...