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How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Nutrition

If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

Sheryl Sandberg

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

Entrepreneurship

The absurdly simple thing that makes the happiest people in the world so happy

Research has found about 9 zillion things you can do to increase happiness.<p>Of course, you’re probably not doing any of them. To be fair, most people …

Happiness

Can Poetry Change Your Life?

Why we are so defensive about the art form’s value.<p>The first eight pages of Michael Robbins’s new book, “Equipment for Living: On Poetry and Pop Music” (Simon & Schuster), make reference to Annie Dillard, Harold Bloom, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Kenneth Burke, Geoffrey Hill, Kenneth …

Literature

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend

<i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling</i> …

15 Must-Have Skin Care Products for When Your Face Is Feeling "Meh"

If a selfie is worth a thousand words, we can all agree that ‘meh’ should not be one of them. Living life to its ultimate potential has the unfortunate casualty of wreaking havoc...

Skin Care

14 books every modern gentleman should read

Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It's also about being informed about the world …

Books

10 Bacon Recipes for Your Inner Piglet

The pig is a superior animal. Without pigs, there are no chicharrones, no pork buns, no bacon. This last would be truly tragic: Bacon is a magical food.<p>See, bacon could be called the gateway meat. We know more than a few ex-vegetarians who couldn’t resist bacon's charms, and why should they? Bacon …

One Of The Best Android Phones Will Be Super Cheap Next Month

Motorola is offering a decent discount that cuts $140 off any purchase of $499 or more through its website — meaning you can get the 64GB Moto X off-contract for $360 instead of $500 (via The Verge).<p>The 64GB model is Motorola's Pure edition of the phone, meaning it comes with a completely clean …

Mobile Technology

Bike Fit: How to Set Your Bike Seat Height

Boost comfort and power by dialing in the perfect seat position on your bike<p><b>STEP 1</b><p><b>Set cleats</b><br>Slip on your shoes, run masking tape along the instep, and mark it at the widest point of your foot. "Align the middle of the cleat with that line, or up to 2 centimeters behind it", says fitter Paraic …

Cycling

How to pack a bike box

<i>Editor’s Note: This video interview is courtesy of Global Cycling Network. The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily represent the</i> …

Time Out of Mind

Fearing he’s lost, he finds he’s only just gone astray<p>I brought my bike to a stop and took a long pause, one foot on the pavement, the other still clipped into its pedal. I stared at the stop sign in front of me as though it might offer information. To the left: grass, oak trees, fields. To the …

Middle East

Drinking Problems

Five common hydration mistakes-and how to avoid them<p>Cyclists, like all athletes, need plenty of liquids. But beyond that basic tenet, things get murky fast—and for years, riders have heard conflicting reports about what, when and how much to drink. So we tapped our best resources, from the latest …

Nutrition

Core Values

Get faster with our midsection makeover—no crunches required<p>You probably know that a strong core is key to ­riding better. But you may be surprised that there’s more to your core than just abs, and that relying on crunches alone won’t do the trick. Too many cyclists forget the muscles that cycling …

Workouts