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You Need More than 5 Minutes of Exercise

Sure, running five minutes a day will help you live longer, but it's not going to get you in shape—or even scrape the surface of your potential.

Erin Beresini
Sep 3, 2014

America Needs a Playtime Intervention

Anxiety, depression, obesity—kids are increasingly becoming unhappy and unhealthy. But there is a pill-free solution: outdoor play.

Katie Arnold
Aug 27, 2014

What if Sitting Doesn't Kill?

The "eight-percent rule" ignores the power exercise has to counter time spent on your butt.

Erin Beresini
Jul 21, 2014

The Land No Man Would Claim

An excerpt from Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies examines the spaces between borders

Alastair Bonnett
Jul 18, 2014

Tour de France 101

11 questions you’re too embarrassed to ask about cycling’s most famous race.

Aaron Gulley
Jul 15, 2014