Gregg Doyel [email protected] Published 12:37 p.m. UTC May 26, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden engages his mind as a form of exercise, challenging himself to recite the IndyCar roster as he skips rope – 9, Scott Dixon ... 21, J.R. Hildebrand – because he has thought this through. He thinks everything through. He believes demanding answers from his brain while his body is under stress prepares himself for the mental warfare of racing 500 miles at speeds reaching 230 mph, as he will do Sunday in the 102nd Indianapolis 500. Newgarden is a big believer in that, getting in his cardio as he works out his cerebellum. Or maybe that’s his cerebrum. Another dilemma for Newgarden to solve, another answer for him to seek. That brain of his, it’s the reason he has become the most dominant driver in IndyCar at age 27, the reigning IndyCar Series champion and on his way to the only outcome he will find acceptable this year: a second … [Read more...] about Doyel: Josef Newgarden’s beautiful mind needs to go faster and faster
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How to look your absolute best at any age? We asked the experts. By Carolyne Zinko and Tony Bravo May 14, 2018 Updated: May 15, 2018 12:45pm Photo: Mason Trinca / Special To The Chronicle Image 1of/4 CaptionClose Image 1 of 4 Expert advice: The Chronicle convened an all-star panel of, from left, Dr. Carolyn Chang, Shari Shryock, Ron Pernell and Dr. Seth Matarasso to share the secrets of looking like the best version of yourself. Expert advice: The Chronicle convened an all-star panel of, from left, Dr. Carolyn Chang, Shari Shryock, Ron Pernell and Dr. Seth Matarasso to share the secrets of looking like the best version of yourself. Photo: Mason Trinca / Special To The Chronicle Image 2 of 4 “The step-wise, multimodal approach to rejuvenation is really what the newest trend is in cosmetic surger,” says S.F. plastic surgeon … [Read more...] about How to look your absolute best at any age? We asked the experts.
Tom Kiefer Jr., 51, a toolmaker, lost his job of 21 years when the Leviton factory in Warwick, Rhode Island closed. Steven G. Smith/ProPublica Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally co-published by The Atlantic and ProPublica. Two weeks before the presidential election, Donald Trump flew into a faded textile town in North Carolina and riled up the crowd over one of his campaign’s signature promises: bringing back the jobs that businesses had shipped overseas. “They wouldn’t be doing it if I was president,” Trump said to cheers. “Believe me, when they say, ‘We want to send our product’—whatever the hell they make—‘We want to send our product back into the United States,’ I’d say, ‘We’d love to have your product—35 percent tax. Let’s see if you move.’” He ticked off a list of companies that had closed … [Read more...] about Congress Prepares to Undermine Trump on Trade
Working out is sort of like being kind to others: it makes us feel good and it’s good for us, but sometimes we just can’t bring ourselves to commit 100 percent. However, as the great Arnold Schwarzenegger once said, "What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know." Whether you’re hitting the gym or tackling at-home workouts, it’ll be worth the effort — and finding the best fitness apps could make all the difference. A 2017 study published in The Lancet journal found that you need to exercise a minimum of 150 minutes per week to increase your longevity — that’s five half hour HIIT sessions or three really long leg days. But, depending on your situation, you may not have the time or money to spend at the gym. The following is a list of the best fitness apps for at-home workouts. I’ve tried these ones out myself free of charge. Along with basic information about each, I’ve included a "sweat-o-meter" to … [Read more...] about Sweat without breaking bank: the best fitness apps to try at home right now
Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance. Rose Leadem Published 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Photo: Shutterstock Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Shutterstock 13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus 1 / 1 Back to Gallery If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. Luckily, with the help of science, developing laser-like focus is easier than you think. Related: The Most Successful People Learn How to Focus on the Positive To start, make sure you’re sleeping well and getting regular exercise. These are the basis of productivity, performance and focus. Next, simply look at the color red -- just the sight of red can boost performance and focus. If … [Read more...] about 13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus