Start the Countdown That apple may or may not keep your doctor at bay, but it could help you refuel after a challenging run. iStockphoto/Thinkstock When you work hard, you feel like you deserve to be good to yourself. It's true of a laborer who's sweated it out for his paycheck and finally reaches the weekend. It's the case with an elite athlete who crosses the finish line exhilarated but depleted. And it's true of your average runner who has the discipline and fortitude to put her body in motion to reach a personal goal and stay in shape. But being good to yourself and treating yourself to something good -- onion rings and a cheeseburger, for example -- are two completely different things. Sure, something batter-fried or sugar-filled may seem good, but for our purposes, we're discussing foods that are tasty but nutritionally beneficial. Not all workouts are created equal. A short run, say a two-miler, doesn't require much, if any, replenishment. Once you move beyond a 30 … [Read more...] about 10 Foods That Are Good to Eat After Running
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Types of Moisturizers Here are some general tips to keep in mind when choosing a moisturizing product. If your skin isn't too oily or overly dry, then it's normal. A product with a water-based moisturizer is best, and those tend to include light oils such as cetyl alcohol. This kind of moisturizer is light and has a non-greasy application [source: Mayo Clinic]. Sensitive skin is prone to redness and irritation, so a moisturizer for this type of skin should be light and contain soothing ingredients, like chamomile or aloe. It should also be dye- , fragrance- and acid-free so as not to exacerbate allergies or sensitivities [source: Mayo Clinic]. Dry skin is the only type that cries out for a traditional, heavier cream. To restore oil to the skin, the moisturizer needs to be oil-based, and it should also include antioxidants and plant oils [source: Mayo Clinic] This kind of product will be heavier than some of the others listed here, but plant oils keep it lighter than it would have … [Read more...] about Are there men’s cleansers that contain moisturizers that don’t feel heavy?
For many of us, the holiday season is a time for stress and anxiety more than merriment and joy. Between the holiday parties, Secret Santas, and familial obligations...there’s just so much to take care of, not enough time to do it all, and you’re meant to skip through it all with a song in your heart and a smile on your face. Deep inside, though, what you want to do it scream. Retsuko, the rage-filled red panda who stars in Sanrio and Netflix’s Aggretsuko series, is the patron saint for those who find themselves torn between wanting to be social and having virtually zero tolerance for the kinds of mind-numbing bullshit that inevitably comes along with actually trying to be social. Though Retsuko is an already anxious person by nature, a quickly-approaching Christmas and a newfound addiction to Instagram has her cranked up to 11 in Netflix’s holiday special Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas. Being the hardworking, painfully-focused person that she … [Read more...] about ‘s Metal Christmas Special Is a Good Reminder That Social Media Can Be Bullshit
Yesterday, General Motors shocked the business world with news that despite strong profits as of late, it will close several North American plants and lay off some 15,000 workers as part of a massive restructuring. There’s a theory that if GM just made better, segment-leading cars it wouldn’t have been put in this position—but the problem is that the product alone does not equal customers. First, it’s important to remember that there are a lot of complex reasons for these cuts, which are happening at a time when GM is relatively healthy and not struggling like it was a decade ago. Demand for small cars and sedans is a shadow against trucks and crossovers. Gas and credit are cheap right now, leading customers into bigger and more expensive vehicles. GM wants to invest more heavily in autonomy and electrification, and it needs money to do that. It’s predicting, as many are, an economic downturn in 2019. And it faces costly metal tariffs and an uncertainty … [Read more...] about Making Good Cars Isn’t Enough
Jay-Z, as the whole world knows, came clean about cheating on Beyoncé. Could the urge to cheat on our romantic partners be partly a product of our genes? Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Consider the humble prairie vole. Unlike 97 percent of species, prairie voles are faithfully monogamous. Their lives may be short — they're an easy snack for hawks and snakes — but once two prairie voles mate, they are bonded until the end. Not so with the prairie vole's close genetic cousin, the philandering montane vole. Montane voles form weak social bonds and prefer the mating strategy of "use 'em and lose 'em." The stark differences in mating behavior between the two vole species have made them excellent subjects for decoding the genetic roots of sexual monogamy and infidelity. Hormones and Bonding According to a number of studies, prairie voles have more receptors in their brains for a hormone called vasopressin, which is believed to play a key role in pair bonding. Not only do the … [Read more...] about Good Excuse, or Is There Actually a Cheating Gene?