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The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

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.

Workouts

17 Landscaping Ideas for a Low-Maintenance Yard

HGTV's Chris and Peyton Lambton reveal how to spend less time taking care of your yard and more time relaxing in it.<p>Chris and Peyton Lambton from HGTV's "Going Yard" reveal the secrets to an outdoor space that's nearly effortless to maintain.

Landscaping

5 Recipes to Fuel Every Kind of Ride

Riders need the right fuel for every situation. These recipes will fill your most important fueling needs.

Food

Will capitalism survive the robot revolution?

Economic experts are trying to figure out a question that just two decades ago seemed ridiculous: If 90 percent of human jobs are replaced by robots in the next 50 years — something now considered plausible — is capitalism still the ideal economic system to champion? No one is certain about the …

Globalization

4 Ways Your Tire Pressure Is Wrong

How to dial in the biggest influence on your bike’s ride quality and handling<p>The single biggest performance improvement you can make on your bike isn’t a lighter set of wheels or electronic shifting. In fact, it isn’t an upgrade at all—and it won’t cost you more than some time and, maybe, what …

University of Colorado

There is a super easy and cheap way to use your own smartphone when you travel to other countries

There is a much better, much cheaper option to use your smartphone when you're abroad — simply buy a temporary SIM card, stick it in your phone, and get going!<p>One caveat: You have to make sure that your phone is "unlocked."<p>A bit about "unlocking"<p>Mobile phones used to be "locked" to a specific …

Mobile

Blind ‘fingering’ dates are London’s latest craze

“Who wouldn’t want to get their genitals stroked regularly, pleasurably, and with no strings attached?!” writes one orgasmic meditation practitioner, with palpable enthusiasm. “(These classes) feel good, with side effects of better communication, more body awareness, less mental chatter, and the …

Charisma

15 Surreal Places In Texas You Need To Visit Before You Die

The stars at night are big and bright...

National Parks

He’s made the Middle East worse: Let’s be honest, Obama bears as much responsibility for this mess as predecessors who shaped them

Decades of poorly concocted policies with Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and others haunt us — and worsen every day<p>It is all there now for us to see. Decades of cynical, poorly devised policy in the Middle East, vacant of any principle our indispensable nation purports to advance, return as we speak to …

Middle East

A Killer Core Workout for Cyclists Who Hate Crunches

Fantastic news for crunch-haters: doing this short core workout just once a week gives you the same strength benefits as doing it two or three times weekly.<p>This 10-minute routine will work the key muscles that can improve your power and endurance in the saddle. Do 12 reps of each move, one after …

Workouts

This Top Nutritionist's Ultimate Breakfast Is Guaranteed to Shock You

<i>If you're looking for a quick breakfast that's highly nutritious, check out what top nutritionist Alan Aragon recommends to power your morning in this post originally featured on Men's Health.</i><p>At <b>Men's Health</b>, we receive a lot of good questions from readers. How do I banish my man boobs? What's the …

Best Stretching and Strengthening Exercises for Cyclists

Your tightest muscles may be keeping other ones from performing their best. Here’s how to balance them out for a super strong—and comfortable—pedal stroke.<p>We working cyclists spend a whole lot of waking hours in the same position. Sitting, hunched over desks. Sitting, hunched over phones. Sitting, …

Workouts

Get Off Your Ass With Out-of-the-Saddle Intervals

How to train for explosive, standing power<p>Sometimes you just need to stand up midride to give—ahem—"fleshy bits" a break. But beyond restoring blood flow, there are performance advantages to letting your butt take five. Getting out of the saddle shifts your weight farther forward over the pedals, …

Cycling

10 Best Car-Free Bike Paths in the USA

Why take just the lane when you can take the whole road? Pedal blissfully through stunning scenery on these car-free roads, lanes, and bike paths.<p>There’s no reason to yell “Car back!” on America’s rail trails and bike paths, where the bike is king of the road. On these 10 routes, take in the …

Hiking

The One Move Every Cyclist Should Try

The Spidey jumping squat thrust gives you a super-fast total body workout<p>When it comes to strength training, I’m all about efficiency. The fewer, more effective moves I can do to get through my workout and back on my bike the better. That’s why I’ve added a little lateral action to the ever-popular …

Workouts

5 Common Bike-Maintenance Mistakes

Even the most basic repairs can go badly—sometimes comically—wrong. Here are 5 common rookie-wrenching mistakes and our expert's instructions for avoiding them.

3 Easy Spring Salads You Can Make Tonight

These dishes are packed with nutrients that active cyclists need<p>Now that the chill is (mostly) gone, grab your bike, head to the farmers' market, and make the most of spring’s early vegetable bounty with these seasonal salads. All serve 4.<p><b>Parsley, Mint, Lemon, and Quinoa</b><p>In large bowl, whisk 3 Tbsp …

Healthy Eating

4 Secrets to the Perfect Plank

This staple exercise can help you focus all your power to the pedals in no time<p>If done correctly, the plank can be the least complicated part of your off-bike routine—but it will have huge effects on your power and comfort in the saddle. When you really think about it, it’s kind of amazing how not …

Workouts

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …

Nissan Leaf

Stay True to Your Wheels with These DIY Wheel Maintence Tips

Keep your wheels spinning smoothly and quickly with this simple routine<p><b>Look for Trueness</b><br>With your bike in a work-stand, spin each wheel. Watch the gaps between the brake pads and rim. If the space on either side grows or shrinks by more than 2mm, your wheel is out of true, says Anthony LaPorta, …

Cycling

Detroit Bikes A-Type

The A-Type from upstart Detroit Bikes has a good story and an even better ride<p>I want to believe that the people who start bike companies are dreamers, that they're people with big ideas and good intentions who want to make the world better. Zak Pashak could be one of these people. In 2011 he moved …

Music Festivals

Go West, young Han: How China and the new Silk Road threaten American imperialism

High-speed railways are revolutionizing trade in Eurasia — and could upset the global balance of power<p>November 18, 2014: it’s a day that should live forever in history. On that day, in the city of Yiwu in China’s Zhejiang province, 300 kilometers south of Shanghai, the first train carrying 82 …

Whip Up the Best Recovery Smoothie

To get the most from your postride nutrition, toss it into a blender and drink up<p>Smoothies make ideal post-exercise treats. Depending on where you seek refreshment, though, you could end up with a calorie- and sugar-packed slushy. Get out your blender instead. “With the right ingredients, smoothies …

Nutrition

Mindfulness’ “truthiness” problem: Sam Harris, science and the truth about Buddhist tradition

Sam Harris wants practitioners out of religion business. But the supposed science behind it is its own mythology<p>The spike of popular interest in the mindfulness movement, with its enthusiastic endorsements among celebrities, politicians, CEOs and other movers and shakers, has made its champions …

Locanda Rosa Rosae: The Venetian Hideaway The Italians Have Been Hiding From Us

It’s a rare thing to discover a magical place like Locanda Rosa Rosae – even for this travel writer whose job it is to uncover hidden gems around the world. But walking into this boutique guesthouse situated in a remote location somewhere between Venice and Treviso, unsuspecting visitors must …

Bicycling's 50 Golden Rules

The cycling standards you need to know<p>Cyclists are innovators, constantly hunting for an edge. Over the last half-century, we've tried thousands of methods to become stronger, faster, and smarter on a bike—many of which have been discarded through the years.<p>These are the rules that have …

Tour de France