Marathon running ‘bad for the heart’

When we think of cardiovascular health, physical activity – such as running – often comes to mind. But new research shows that running a marathon can prompt heart muscle changes that cause the heart to swell, and this is particularly the case in runners with lower fitness levels. The researchers, who reported their findings in…

Vitamin D supplements may not increase bone density

People over the age of 50 often take vitamin D supplements thinking they’re making their bones stronger and preventing osteoporosis. But a new review of past studies finds the supplements don’t usually increase bone density. And researchers said they aren’t necessary for most healthy adults. Among people with osteoporosis, bones become weak and fragile due…

Prada and Miu Miu share dark and surreal Fall 2013 ad campaigns

While Burberry was all about romance for Fall 2013, Miuccia Prada’s campaigns for both Prada and Miu Miu veered towards the dark and surreal. Shot by photographer Steven Meisel under the hair-raising light of a cold and ominous casting studio, Prada’s Fall 2013 campaign serves as the perfect setting to showcase the film noir glamour…

Static Contractions: Grow by Standing Still

“Use full range of motion (ROM).” That phrase captures one of our major philosophies of resistance training so well that it bears repeating. Use a full ROM. Use a full ROM. Good. Now that’s hopefully out of your system, because another major philosophy of muscle-building that we preach is: “Frequent change is good.” Repeat it if you…

Anonymous NBA general manager admits to tanking

An NBA general manager has finally admitted to tanking. Sort of. In a piece for ESPN The Magazine, an anonymous GM explained his strategy for punting this season in order to acquire a high draft pick. You already know the logic behind stripping down a roster, but you’ve likely never heard it honestly articulated by someone…

Jennifer Aniston Has An Awkward ’80s Vibe Going On

We’re used to seeing Jennifer Aniston in her signature all-black uniform, whether it’s All Saints on the street or black dresses on the red carpet. So we were really surprised when she stepped out on Wednesday at the “We’re The Millers” premiere in London in a frilly floral Christian Dior dress.