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Skier’s Diet: Surprising Muscle Building Foods

Super foods that will make you super fit this ski season. Garlic anyone?

By Kellee Katagi

posted: 09/05/2012


As you coax your muscles back into ski shape, fueling them well can add heft to your training. Your instinct is likely to reach for a steak (and rightly so: A 2009 study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that eating four ounces of steak after a workout built muscle 50 percent better than a placebo), but these other strength-building foods may surprise you.


The Hardest Workout You’re Not Doing

by Brian Dalek February 10, 2012, 10:00 am EST

Thomas Dold has mastered the stairwell of the Empire State Building. See how you can get on his tail.

On Wednesday night, 666 people (seriously) put themselves through their own form of hell by taking the long way to the top of one the tallest buildings in the world when they scaled the Empire State Building from its stairwell. That’s 1,576 steps and 86 flights of hamstring- and gluteal-writhing agony all the way to the building’s glowing observation deck. (more…)

Top 10: Fitness Goals

50 pushups or a 5-second, 40-yard dash? Why not try both?

By Shannon Clark,

In order to keep yourself motivated to stick with your active lifestyle, setting regular goals is important. By taking a look at what you’re working toward every so often, and making sure that those goals are still applicable to your current situation, you can ensure that you stay on track and get the results that you’re looking for.

If you don’t have a goal that you’re currently working towards, we have 10 ideas for you to consider.

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Young man’s job hunt an adventure

Knowing Shelby Burford is a little like knowing Forrest Gump. The stories never stop.

I first met Burford in January, after I learned about how he had printed his abridged résumé on cocktail napkins and passed them out to fellow passengers on his flight to Seattle.

Burford, 22, chose to move to Seattle from his native Kansas City because of its entrepreneurial spirit. I guess Burford, a Baylor University marketing grad, figured he’d get started before he even hit the ground here.

I wrote a column then about Burford and his unique job search six months ago.

The other day, I met with Burford to see if his napkins had allowed him to wipe the floor with all the other folks trying to find work in times like these.


Dig Deeper

Go lose yourselves, graduates

Most graduates are told to go find themselves, writes David Brooks. The better advice would be to tell graduates to first lose themselves in the tasks of life. From that experience, they will find the thing that summons their passion.

By David Brooks

Syndicated columnist

Over the past few weeks, America’s colleges have sent another class of graduates off into the world. These graduates possess something of inestimable value. Nearly every sensible middle-age person would give away all their money to be able to go back to age 22 and begin adulthood anew.

But, especially this year, one is conscious of the many ways in which this year’s graduating class has been ill served by their elders. They enter a bad job market, the hangover from decades of excessive borrowing. They inherit a ruinous federal debt.

More important, their lives have been perversely structured. This year’s graduates are members of the most supervised generation in American history. Through their childhoods and teenage years, they have been monitored, tutored, coached and honed to an unprecedented degree.

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