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What is the best time of day to run?

What is the best time of day to run?

Will running in the morning provide any extra benefits compared to training at any other time of day? Blackmores’ Online Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Coach Andrew Cate weighs up the pros and cons. The benefits of a morning run Have you been told it’s best to run before breakfast? While... read more »

Why so many Australians are heading for ...

Why so many Australians are heading for the gym

WORKING up a sweat at the gym is the second most popular fitness activity for Australians – behind walking – a report suggests. The latest snapshot into the fitness industry, the Australian Fitness Industry Report 2012, also shows most people go to their gym once or twice a week. The... read more »

Dr Michael Gelb shares his tips for a he...

Dr Michael Gelb shares his tips for a healthy mind

MENS sana in corpore sano” is a Latin phrase coined 2500 years ago by Socratic priests. But its meaning (a sound mind in a healthy body) is just as effective today, according to a leading US creativity and innovation expert. Michael Gelb is set to visit Australia next week as part of the... read more »

Dance walking trend hits Toronto

Dance walking trend hits Toronto

Balancing her boom box on her shoulder, Susan Shapiro leads our dance walk group of 24 brave souls down St. Clair Ave. W. on a hot, lazy Sunday morning in June. We get a few curious stares and lots of smiles as our group bougies down the sidewalk to Abba’s Dancing Queen. Shapiro got the idea when... read more »

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Lance Armstrong steps down as head of foundation, gets dropped by...

In his first acknowledgment that his personal brand has been damaged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s voluminous account of what it characterized as “serial cheating” throughout his cycling... read more »

Market vendors at a stall in Hebron Old City

Stifled West Bank economy drains Palestinians̵...

Passers-by linger in front of the window displays on a main shopping street in central Hebron but seem reluctant to enter the stores. In the old... read more »

Fear and loneliness in China

A section of the printing plant run by the communists in Northern China. Photographs of Stalin and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt are seen on the walls. Mao Tse Tung rules the area with an iron fist and as a consequence the area is in fact a state within a state.

What kind of society will China’s new leaders inherit? China has developed at unimaginable pace, lifting millions out of poverty. But as part of a series... read more »

Why Russia’s Orthodox Church is teaching teenager...

A Russian Parkour athlete performs a back-flip

The Russian Orthodox Church has come under fire following recent stories about church officials being involved in drink-driving and road rage attacks. But it... read more »

Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Police escort Ivory Coast players off the pitch in Dakar

Senegal have been disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after a riot forced the abandonment of Saturday’s home tie with Ivory Coast. It is not... read more »

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When Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown were completing their biological science degree, they tried desperately to convince their “less nerdy” friends at the University of Guelph that... read more »

Loblaw cuts 700 Toronto head office jobs

The decision by Loblaw Companies Limited to chop 700 jobs from the payroll in administration and at head office in Brampton on Tuesday was met with mixed reviews from analysts and... read more »

Syria Envoy Brahimi Warns Conflict Could Spread

CAIRO — The U.N.-Arab League special envoy for Syria said Wednesday that Syria’s civil war could spread across Middle Eastern borders into an “all-consuming conflict” unless the... read more »