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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Smartwatch

When smartwatches started to really emerge in the early 2010s, it would not be too much hyperbole to say that my reaction to them was one of disgust. Smartphones were already being whipped out of pockets and fixedly gazed at to an increasing degree, and the thought that people were now going to strap this kind of tech to their body, and have a screen...

Relax These 2 Body Parts to Run Farther and Faster

Lloyd “Bud” Winter ranks as one of the greatest running coaches of all time. During his three-decade career at San Jose State College (now University), his track and cross-country teams won several national championships, placed in the top ten over a dozen times, and produced 102 All-Americans (27 who went on to become Olympians). His athletes set 37...

Podcast #625: The Code of the Warrior

War is a violent and bloody business, but it’s rarely a no-holds barred free-for-all. Instead, codes of conduct that determine what is and isn’t honorable behavior on the battlefield have existed since ancient times. My guest today explored these various codes in a book she wrote during the decade she spent teaching at the United States Naval Academy....

Outfitted & Equipped: Day Hike

Editor’s Note: This promotional post was put together by the gents at Huckberry. Maybe you’re just discovering a wealth of trails outside your front door. Or maybe you’re a veteran of the nearby foothills, experienced in technical terrain and conquering Strava segments. Either way, stepping outside to indulge in fresh air and untapped miles can be...

The 5 Best James Bond Books

Bond, James Bond. Many in the younger generations likely know this most famous fictional secret agent from the 26 films in which the character has appeared, particularly as played by Daniel Craig over the last decade and a half. But of course, Bond was originally birthed from the pen of Ian Fleming. And the literary Bond is far superior to the cinematic...

Podcast #624: The Crazy, Forgotten Story of America’s First Fitness Influencer

The topic of health and fitness has long been a popular one for magazines, and in most recent times, for blogs and Instagram accounts. But what these modern publishers and influencers probably don’t realize is that they’re standing on the shoulders of an ambitious eccentric who laid the foundation for much of modern American media: Bernarr Macfadden....

Sunday Firesides: Secure Your Base

In the novel Moonraker, Ian Fleming writes that in rigorously preparing for another dangerous and uncertain mission, James Bond “had achieved Clausewitz’s first principle. He had made his base secure.” Fleming’s paraphrase of the famous war strategist’s philosophy is worth adopting not only by military generals, or secret agents, but ordinary citizens...

3 Easy Marinades for Your 3 Favorite Meats

When I first started grilling, I would marinate and season the heck out of everything. If there were enough other flavors going on, I couldn’t go wrong with the meat itself. Right? I figured the sauce would cover up my imperfect cooking skills. As the years have gone on, I’ve become more of a meat purist, utilizing just salt, pepper, and a little bit...

How to Use the Touch Test to Determine a Steak’s Doneness

Tis the season for flame-cooked victuals, and to ensure that your backyard grub turns out neither over- or undercooked, but just right, every grill master should have a digital meat thermometer. They’re cheap and quickly let you know the exact temperature of your food.  But what if you’re cooking up some delicious cuts of beef and you don’t have a...

Boys, Ferocity, Frontiers, and Sports

Editor’s Note: This is a guest article by Karl Zinsmeister. Organized sports, from college athletics to local Little League teams, are slowly coming back to life after being on lockdown. There are those who will say that these activities aren’t “essential.” But they’ve been saying that since before the pandemic. And they couldn’t be more wrong. There...

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