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What to wear to stay warm while running this winter Runners, it’s time to face reality: It is about to be absolutely freezing outside. “You want to be cold when you start your run,” says Kate Reese, manager of the Brooklyn Running Company in Williamsburg. “The first five minutes are just gonna kinda suck.” Harsh words, runners, but don’t worry too much; there’s a simple solution to help soften the icy cold blow: layers. Reese helped...
It is officially the time of year when all anyone wants to talk about is layering. This is, to say the least, totally fine with us, as there are but scant few things that bring us as much joy as piling on shirts of varying weights, textures, and colors in a way that says to the world: We are comfortable right at this very second, and we will stay that way no matter how...
How Jon Ronson became the Internet’s conscience One morning this summer, the Welsh author Jon Ronson found himself baffled by something he ran across in The Guardian. The piece was under the headline “Civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal misrepresented herself as black, claim parents.” “I had a thousand questions,” he told me. “Does she feel about race the way some transgender people feel about gender? Or maybe not! I don’t know, that’s sort of out of my...
I asked for a Fitbit for my birthday because if that isn’t the time of year to punish myself for the crime of still being alive, then I don’t know what is. But also, I didn’t really think of the Fitbit as a punishment. Rather, I thought of it as the easiest way to reward myself for how active I’d become of late. I’d run my first half-marathon! I got out of the subway...

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