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Facebook Banned These Naked Women, Is OK With Naked Men

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.18.2014 | Women

Students from the Warwick women's rowing team decided to strip down for charity -- and found themselves held up to a double standard. This week, F...

Great Legs, Gross Teeth: Endurance Runners and Tooth Decay

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Runners have a contagious energy, an unusually positive outlook on life, and let's face it -- they look good in their spandex shorts. But, according to dentists and health professionals, runners and other endurance athletes are more prone to tooth decay and dental problems than the rest of the population.

The Cardio Equipment That Burns The Most Calories, From Jenna Wolfe (VIDEO)

Posted 05.20.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to the piece of cardio equipment that burns the most calories, Weekend Today Show News Anchor and Personal Trainer Jenna Wolfe's choices...

8 Power Foods for Athletes and Rowers

Esther Lofgren | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Esther Lofgren

Whether you're training for your very first rowing race or the Olympic Games, choosing great nutrition is one of the biggest ways to up your game.

Add Indoor Rowing to Your Repertoire

PureWow | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
PureWow

Watch out, stationary bike. Across the country, boatloads of people are dipping their toes into the water (sorry), resulting in a surge of indoor-rowing classes. We recently popped in for a lesson at our local gym to see what all the fuss is about.

4 Beginner Rowing Mistakes To Avoid

SELF | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

We asked Eric Von Frohlich, founder of Row House, one of the newest New York City rowing studios, to give us a quickie crash course in rowing. Here's all you need to know to look like a pro.

The One Thing That's Holding You Back (And How To Let It Go)

Henriette Lazaridis Power | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Henriette Lazaridis Power

But just because most of us spend our careers sitting, that doesn't mean we have to sit back or sit out from the full reach of our abilities. So, let go of your ego. Expose those vital organs. It's good to lean in. But we can also sit tall.

Why You Should Add Rowing To Your Repertoire

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Rowing isn't exactly the most accessible form of exercise around. Unless you're in prep school. Or a Winklevoss twin. And that dusty erg sitting i...

Thanks to Judy Goldberg, Women With Disabilities Are on the Water

Amanda Kraus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amanda Kraus

To date, we had never served anyone with disabilities (physical or cognitive), but Judy, in her calm and confident way, re-assured me it could be done. Looking back, neither one of us was sure about the "how" but the desire was certainly there.

Home Is Where the Etymology Is

Henriette Lazaridis Power | Posted 12.28.2013 | Books
Henriette Lazaridis Power

The building blocks of a language reveal the sentiments and concepts at the heart of any culture.

HOCR: For the Love of the Charles

Esther Lofgren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Esther Lofgren

If all of American rowing has a Homecoming weekend, it's Head of the Charles here in Boston, Mass., and it's glorious. Every year I wonder if it's just something I'm nostalgic about, but day one is done, and no, it's just as wonderful as I thought it would be.

Where Are You Sitting?

Amanda Kraus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amanda Kraus

Coach Burns' attention meant a lot to me, but he was generous with that attention and shared it with all the kids in that school, regardless of who they were, where they came from or where they were going. His affection for everyone was contagious.

There Was a We in We (Part III)

Amanda Kraus | Posted 10.16.2013 | New York
Amanda Kraus

"So you want to take girls who can't swim and put them in narrow boats on my lake, in my park?" "Ummm, yes, but..." "And who is going to pay for t...

Seeing the Riverbed and Overcoming Fear

Henriette Lazaridis Power | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Henriette Lazaridis Power

When you're sitting in your hip-wide rowing shell and you look down to suddenly see sticks, and leaves and maybe even a fish beneath you in the silt, the view can come as quite a shock.

There Was No We in We (Part II)

Amanda Kraus | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Amanda Kraus

I don't know if that group of girls know this, but they were the inspiration for Row New York. Next post, I promise, I'll share the story of finding a place to row in New York City.

Getting Back on the Horse

Esther Lofgren | Posted 09.23.2013 | Sports
Esther Lofgren

In our final at the Lucerne World Cup last Sunday, we were in fourth place coming into the final few hundred meters. We called our final sprint... and seconds later, I heard a sickly crunching sound and the boat pulled hard to the side.

How a Rowing Boat Can Calm the Nerves

Amanda Kraus | Posted 09.17.2013 | New York
Amanda Kraus

Put a young person (or not so young person) in a rowing boat and ask them to focus on making it go fast for two hours using their entire bodies; of course they will be tired and calm. Turns out, there is more to the story.

Meryl Streep, Thomas Eakins and Me

Tom Judson | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Judson

Why do I love this "gentleman's sport"? For me, though, the psychic dividends are equally important. An hour or so each day spent floating mere inches above the water's surface -- back and forth and back and forth -- provides a perfect opportunity to think without distractions.

Rowing Taught Me to Take Risks as a Writer

Henriette Lazaridis Power | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Henriette Lazaridis Power

I grew more and more comfortable with discomfort, saw that I could and would be all right after going all out. As I saw what I could gain from taking these risks on the water, I took risks with my writing as well.

This Year's Iconic Boat Race Unmarred by Controversy

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 06.01.2013 | Sports
Capt. Trevor Greene

The Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race has been fiercely contested on the River Thames since 1829. Both crews have sunk on the course and in 2003, Oxford won by one foot. The crews rowed to a dead heat in 1877. This year, Oxford won by a length and a half.

EXCERPT: The Memories Of Home While Paddling North

Audrey Sutherland | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
Audrey Sutherland

The pattern: Tie up the boat, stand quietly and listen for clues to this new place, then carry up a load of gear, lift the latch to my new home and check the stove.

Rowing, or the Greatest Decision You Will Ever Make

Amy Yao | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
Amy Yao

Rowers can do it all, and they can do it well. Joining the rowing team will be the greatest decision you will ever make, if you choose to accept the harsh realities of the sport.

Root for Team USA: Paralympic Highlights

Bonnie St. John | Posted 09.08.2012 | Sports
Bonnie St. John

There's still time to enjoy some of the most amazing feats of athletic achievement: The London Paralympics 2012! As a winner of 3 Paralympic medals, I know firsthand the dedication to training and perseverance required to compete at this level of sport.

Paralympic Rower Oksana Masters Inspires New Sonnet Form

David Shook | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
David Shook

Rapid Googling: radiated in the womb (Did someone make this up?), adopted from a Ukrainian orphanage by a single mother in Buffalo at age seven (Did I?), rowing partner with a Marine who lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan (Did Jerry Bruckheimer?).

The Race of My Life!

Esther Lofgren | Posted 10.31.2012 | Sports
Esther Lofgren

What do you say about the race where you won Olympic gold? It was the best race of my career, and we were lucky enough to have that on exactly the right day.