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Whether you’re listening to a This American Life podcast or bassing out on some Kanye beats, an awesome pair of running earphones can have a major impact on your running experience. Before buying a pair, you’ll want to know for sure they can deliver immersive sound quality, stand up to wear and tear, and most importantly, stay put! Worry not. We’ve come up with a list of wireless, bluetooth-enabled options that’ll make you want to run past your target distance.

Jaybird BlueBuds X

These earbuds are all the rage in the sports world. They combine a lightweight, sweat-proof design with a top-of-the-line audio experience. These buds are built to not budge, so you don’t have to worry about interrupting your workout and fussing with your ears. Not to mention, they come with a sweat damage lifetime warranty, which really comes in handy if you’re the type who replaces headphones frequently from sweating buckets. Check out the Jaybird Bluebuds X.

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Being in the business of nipple chafing, I’ve pretty much seen it all. Runners go to great lengths to protect and preserve their nips, but some methods add to the pain, cause new problems, or are just downright unnecessary. Here are some fails we’ve seen and some reasons why these alternatives deserve a hard pass.

Duct Tape

We don’t blame people for considering duct tape for nipple chafing. After you’ve come home from a long run and your nipples are aching, duct tape seems like a convenient, logical option for your next run. The stickiness of ordinary tape, including duct tape, isn’t dependable because it’s not formulated to cling to human skin, especially under what could be hot and sweaty conditions. On the other hand, a heavy duty tape can lead to some seriously heavy duty regret. Have you ever had a place on your body waxed? Now imagine that same ripping action on your nipples. Red, chafed nips from tape are just as bad as red, chafed nips from running.

Band-Aids

Band-aids are less likely to hurt when removed than duct...

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I personally love running and can’t wait to hit the pavement, but even the most enthusiastic runners like myself struggle with motivation and boredom from time to time. Some people, however, can’t stand running and avoid it altogether. Whether you’re a dedicated runner looking for ways to improve your experience or you’re a reluctant beginner lacking enthusiasm, I have news for you: running doesn’t have to suck! Here are some tips that can help you actually look forward to running.

Get Excited About a Podcast, Audiobook or Album Release

Do you like keeping up with NPR News? Is there a book you’ve been wanting to read but feel like you just don’t have the time? Are you a little too enthusiastic about the new Kanye album? Use the act of listening to get motivated. Instead of tuning into your favorite podcast, audiobook or music at work or during downtime, save the audio experiences until your workout. If you’re excited to listen, you’ll be far more excited to run. And as an added bonus, you’ll feel more productive knowing you’re accomplishing...

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NipStrips Returns October 2016

We'd like to start by apologizing to everyone for our absence. It was not an easy decision to pull our product from the shelves, but we knew we couldn’t offer you an inferior product. Ultimately our hiatus has given us the opportunity to assure that we deliver the dependability that you’ve come to expect from NipStrips.

We’ll skip straight to the point: we’re back and we’re super excited!

Around May of 2015, we began receiving feedback that our adhesive wasn’t holding up when exposed to the extreme heat and moisture of long runs. Through some various product tests with our adhesive provider, we learned that there were issues maintaining the stickiness of our original adhesive that so many people had come to love and count on.

We ramped up our R&D efforts to source an entirely new adhesive but were consistently unimpressed by the feedback received from our test runners. Meanwhile, our original manufacturer was working to find out why they were not able to replicate the adhesive properties of our original batch of...

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