6 simple ways to get the most out of your workout

Any exercise is better than none, but no one wants to waste their time in the gym. Learn how to get the most out of your workout here.

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  • Not everyone wants the same thing out of a workout session. We each have our distinct goals.
  • We should keep in mind that pain doesn't always mean gain.
  • You are much more likely to succeed in your exercise goals if you hold yourself accountable by writing down your intentions and plans.
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Personal Growth

Always dreamed of flying? On these moons, you can.

There are places in our solar system where you can fly.

  • Both the moon and Mars have a weaker surface gravity than the Earth does. The result? You don't weigh as much on either celestial body as you do here.
  • On a moon called Titan that orbits Saturn, the gravity isn't as strong as Earth's, but the atmosphere is much thicker. In this world, it would be possible to strap wings to your arms and fly around.
  • On a low-gravity moon called Miranda, just off the space coast of Uranus, there are cliffs that are many miles high. It would be possible to jump off a cliff here and fall very gently to the bottom.
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The mystery behind Minoan bull-leaping

Did a poorly understood ancient civilization somersault over charging bulls?

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  • The Minoan civilization, which existed on the island of Crete nearly 5,000 years ago, produced a treasure trove of artwork showing a unique sport or ritual: men leaping over charging bulls
  • Scholars have argued over whether the Minoans actually performed this dangerous activity, though the evidence seems to suggest that they did.
  • If so, modern bull-leaping sports, such as those practiced in France and Spain, may have their roots in ancient Minoa.
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Culture & Religion

Do participation trophies hinder child development?

The fierce debate over participation trophies ignores a crucial fact: Children aren't idiots.

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  • Coaches, parents, and pro athletes malign participation trophies for teaching children the wrong life lessons.
  • Psychologists argue it is more beneficial to praise a child's efforts over their achievements.
  • But proponents who use participation trophies as emotional Band-Aids will find they do their children no favors either.
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Culture & Religion

When did athletes get so rich?

Stephen Curry's yearly salary is a cool $34 million. Where did all this money come from?

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  • Athletes didn't start to make serious money in the U.S. until Curt Flood sued baseball.
  • The emergence of television advertising also began to play a role.
  • The purchasing power of the average American hasn't moved since the 1970s.
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