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10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But is this really the most effective way to work towards a toned midsection? The answer is no.<p>"When most …

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4 Main Causes Of Clutter In Your Home, Plus Genius Ways To Eliminate Them

Minimalist pros offer tips on how to feel more at peace and ditch the oppressive weight of "stuff."<p>If you're getting ready to tackle a room of your …

Chefs Use These 7 Tools to Fine-Tune Their Dishes & Hide Their Mistakes

<i>Inspired by</i> The Art of Flavor, <i>we're explaining (a few of) the major principles you need to be a creative, more confident cook. Today, your toolkit for tweaking dishes so that they're jussssst right.</i><p>You've studied up on the four rules of flavor, you've carefully selected your ingredients and your …

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15 Home Organization Resolutions You Can Conquer in Just One Day

You'll be far more successful with bite-sized tasks verses one giant goal.<p>If you've declared 2017 as the <i>year</i> you finally get your whole house under control, you're doing it wrong. Talk about overwhelming. Instead, break this big goal into smaller ones that will only take one day maximum to …

Nasa releases retro posters for its voyage to Mars – how to download the free artwork

Nasa has released a series of mock recruitment posters for its future voyages to Mars. The agency has published retro artwork seeking to inspire …

Space Tourism Posters

Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of …

Cycling Nutrition: Big Fat Lies

Forget these diet myths for a proven, but surprising approach to losing weight and keeping it off—and riding longer and stronger than ever<p><b>ONE OF THE LONG-ENDURING TRADITIONS</b> at bike events of all stripes is the pasta dinner the evening before the big ride. After all, who doesn't believe in the …

5 Vitamins and Minerals That Cyclists Need More Of

Your active body needs a few extra helpings of these nutrients to keep rolling strong on the bike<p>Vitamin supplements have gotten some bad press lately, as more studies find that mega-doses of these healthy chemicals may actually do more harm than good. But that doesn’t mean you should let your …

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The Workout That Builds Muscle and Blasts Fat at the Same Time

Double DutyHere's a workout that builds muscles and blasts fat simultaneously.If you’re someone who isn’t content to make just one New Year’s …

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You Might Need To Rethink How Many Calories Are in a Pound

New calculator shows that you need to burn more than 3,500 calories to lose a pound<p>You’ve probably heard the number-one “rule” of weight loss: It takes a 3,500-calorie deficit between calories consumed and calories burned to produce a one-pound drop in body weight. This old chestnut is more than 50 …

The Best Gifts for Women Who Ride

These fun and creative presents, which are hand-picked by the female editors at Bicycling, will keep her warm, help her get around town, and inspire her to be the cyclist she wants to be

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Don't let a weak core frustrate all the hard work your legs do on the bike. Here's how to make those important trunk muscles strong.

Get the Power to Gun It!

Crush the fast starts at your next race or hammerfest with these three explosive interval workouts<p><b>Over-Under (see image above)</b> <br>Warm up with 20 minutes of easy spinning at a rate of perceived exertion (RPE) of 3 to 4 on a scale of 1 (very light effort) to 10 (maximum). Push yourself to right above …

How These Amateur Cyclists Ride 10,000 Miles a Year

We found five non-pros with normal lives who’ve managed this impressive feat. Here are their tips for how you can do it, too.<p>Riding 10,000 miles in a year is no small feat for the amateur cyclist. If eking out a few lunch rides a week takes a toll on your schedule, clocking an average of nearly 200 …

A Quick-Fix Guide

25 solutions to vexing problems<p><b>EVERY TIME YOU FIX A PUNCTURE, THE NEW TUBE GOES FLAT</b><br>If the holes in the tube are on the bottom, the rim strip may be out of position, allowing the tube to get cut by the spokes. If they're on the top, there may be some small sharp object stuck in the tire. Find it by …

The Catzooka: A Bazooka that Can Clone and Launch Attack Cats

Byron Gatt may become the first inventor to be sponsored by both DARPA and Fancy Feast<p>Sometime in the past year, California-based Byron Gatt made the …

Buy heirloom vegetable, herb, flower and tree seeds online.

Welcome to Eden Seeds and Select Organic.<p>Our aim is to distribute old traditional open pollinated varieties of vegetable seed, preferably old …

Mix Up Your Sports Beverage – By Making Your Own

It’s true; you don’t have to rely on the sports drink filled market to hydrate your summer training! In fact, I know I could use a little something …

The New Ressence Type 3 Wristwatch

It's been two years since Benoît Mintiens, founder and designer at Ressence, shook up the watch world with his debut of the Type 3. This crown-free timepiece has a distinct visual identity unlike any other watch—and it's due to a crystal dome that emphasizes 35.2 ml of refractive oil within. The …

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In Vinaigrette Veritas

We get it. There are plenty of things easier to buy than to make, like fresh pasta, jams and yogurt.<p>Salad dressing, however, doesn't have to be one …

11 Unexpected Uses For Coffee Filters

These inexpensive staples can do a lot more than make coffee.<p><i>Marcus Guhl / Getty</i><p><b>1. Protect delicate dishes and cookware</b><p>Use a flattened coffee filter to separate stacked plates or cooking pans in your cupboard. This way, your finest china will be protected from errant scratches or nicks while …

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Scientists Develop Hydrophobic Metal That Causes Water to Bounce | Colossal

<p>Researchers at the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics led by professor Chunlei Guo have developed a new type of hydrophobic surface that …

Room Color Schemes - Paint and Interior Home Color Schemes

There's a reason it's a classic combination.<p>Think beyond your tile when it comes to this color combo.<p>A dramatic purple will pop in the dining room.<p>Take a cue from the changing leaves.<p>Top designers share what goes with this rosy hue.<p>Nothing says "namaste" quite like purple.<p>Turns out leaf green is a …

You Should Visit Norway, If Only To Drive These Spectacular Roads

With beautiful ancient fortresses, stunning natural wonders and some of the happiest people around, Norway (aka the greatest place on Earth) is totally at the top of our must-see list this season. And while we can't wait to climb to Kjeragbolten and stay in a sleepy fishing town, the one thing …

8 Travel Hacks for Your Next Vacation

Contrary to the saying, getting there is not always half the fun. Don’t let airport hassles, dead phones, and suitcase disasters get in your way. …

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7 Experts Spill Their Go-To Travel Hacks For Better Trips

Traveling for the holiday season?<p>We thought so. Guess who else will be, too?! Annoying armrest hoggers, loud cell phone talkers, and that guy who only eats tuna on international flights.<p>Since we can’t control the actions of others -- especially that screaming baby that seems to follow you your …