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Smartwool meets expectations for running shorts

Running shorts seem like they should be the easiest thing in the world to buy. Yet while there is not much to them, a lot of things can go wrong. Maybe that explains why most of us have a couple of go-to pairs while the rest sit in the closet gathering dust? The problem is that a running short that doesn't fit right can produce chaffing, something that no runner wants to talk about. So while it may not take a doctorate to manufacture good men's running apparel, the Smartwool PhD Run Short at least earns an honorary degree for its excellent performance.

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Three moves to get toned arms

The body of a dancer is truly extraordinary - long, lean, and insanely strong, all at the same time. Truth be told, we'd love to look like a dancer without the years and years of training, and guess what? Now we can.

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Eight ways to get in shape without trying too hard

Let's be clear about one thing: In order to change your body, you do have to try a little. That being said, you also don't need to spend hours on the treadmill to get in great shape. You don't have to kiss your social life goodbye, or even designate an hour per day to get your gym fix in order to see results. And perhaps most significantly, you don't have to spend a lot of money. You actually don't need to spend any at all.

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For neutral runners, New Balance shoes might be the comfort you need

The 1080s have traditional served as New Balance's high-end cushioned shoe for neutral runners. That's still the case with this year's update, but the shoes now feature the company's new Fresh Foam midsole. While the cushioning isn't as prominent as the more radical maximalist shoes on the market, the 1080s are a step in that direction, with a highly cushioned ride that provides comfort through the entire run. They may look more like a traditional running shoe, but these are definitely along the lines of a maximalist shoe.

Videos

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board

Lt. Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, talks about Prop. 63 – the legalization of marijuana – at the Modesto Bee offices in Modesto, Calif. He spoke to The Bee's Editorial Board on Thursday, Sept. 15. (Brian Clark/bclark@modbee.com)
Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board 2:01

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board

Great Valley Museum's Wild Planet Day 1:02

Great Valley Museum's Wild Planet Day

Charlotte police release body- and dash-cam video of Scott shooting (Graphic content) 1:09

Charlotte police release body- and dash-cam video of Scott shooting (Graphic content)

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No Use: Noncomforming Trailer Park Going