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Our Top Five Garlic Tips, Tested

Garlic is an indispensable ingredient in all sorts of cuisines, but its tacky, smelly nature makes it a pain to peel and chop. To make your life a …

8 Vegetables You Buy Once And Regrow Forever ! How To Grow Them Full Tips

Without doubt, raw vegetables grown at your home can bring a number of benefits more than the bought ones from the grocery.<p>Even though it requires …

Master gardener Brian Minter's tips on choosing, caring for indoor plants

Plants such as Chinese evergreen have been found by NASA to be effective in purifying the air<p>Indoor plants don't just look make a home look good, …

21 Cookies to Give, Swap, or Keep All to Yourself This Holiday Season

A warm, freshly baked cookie, crisp on the outside with a chewy bite, is a thing of beauty all year long, but it's at Christmas that cookies really get their chance to shine. Unlike Thanksgiving pies, they're easily made in bulk for a horde (or portioned out for just a few), and most don't require …

Planning a bike tour, adventure cycling or bikepacking trip

One of the charms of pedalling off into the unknown is that it doesn’t always need to involve a lot of planning, if you thrive on the unplanned and …

4 Awesome Alternatives to Expensive Bicycle Touring Gear

So you want to travel the world by bicycle? In a previous article, we’ve already talked about the essential gear you need for you first bike tour. …

Bicycle Touring

“This Girl Can” Campaign Empowers Female Athletes

Video encourages women to focus on what their bodies can do, rather than how they might be perceived<p>Many of us may have forgotten what it was like to be a beginning cyclist—how uncertain our feet were on the pedals, how awkward we thought we looked in our new helmets, or how exposed we felt …

Breathtaking Aerial Photos of New York City at Night Captured From 7,500 Feet

Renowned French American photographer Vincent Laforet embarked on the photo mission of a lifetime when he soared 7,500 feet in a helicopter above New York City to capture breathtaking aerial photos of the glittering cityscape at night. Held in only by a full-body harness, leaning out of the chopper …

New York City

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the movies you …

Lightweight Bicycle Micro Camper: Tow with Your Bicycle

This lightweight bicycle micro camper made to be towed by bicycle is called The Wide Path Camper.<p>And it’s actually set to go into production and …

Tiny House Movement

Why I Never Ride Without a Cycling Cap

This hopelessly traditional, possibly outmoded, remarkably humble piece of headgear screams panache. (And it's really practical.)<p>I put on a cycling cap every day that I ride my bike. I've done so pretty much since I became a professional cyclist, when I felt that I had finally earned the right. …

U.S. Farm Irrigation Becomes More Efficient, Moves East

<i>Federal data show that U.S. farms use less water and are investing in water-saving irrigation equipment.</i><p>Four varieties of lettuce grow in tight …

Water

14 surprising stats about global food consumption

We all know we should be thankful for the food on our tables — but why? Here are 14 eye-opening facts about nutrition, farming, and crop varieties …

How Much Suffering Can You Take?

Training video maker The Sufferfest adds an app and streaming memberships<p>For $10 a month, cyclists can now can suffer all they want, thanks to The Sufferfest’s new subscription-based app. For those uninitiated to The Sufferfest, it’s not some fringe video production company specializing in cycling …

Can A Bike Be Both Cheap And Beautiful?

The Epo hopes to bring bike manufacturing back to the Netherlands by using the same techniques car makers use to keep costs down.<p>You’d be hard pressed to find a more bike crazy country than the Netherlands. Not only are bicycle paths ubiquitous, but there’s more than one bicycle for every single …

Food Waste: Causes, Effects, and Solutions

In the last several years, food waste has become an issue of growing interest among activists, scientists, and consumers alike. We are starting to …