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The 50 best animated movies of all time, according to critics

But while Disney films rank high (and often) among the most critically acclaimed animated films of all time, the company is sporadically outranked on this list by movies from the likes of Warner Bros. and Studio Ghibli (Hayao Miyazaki's company).<p>To find out which animated films have received the …

Animation

7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right.<p>But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since we’re probably as smart as we’ll ever be, what can we …

The 13 Best Bike Pumps for Cyclists

Whether you’re looking for a mini pump to stash in a pocket or a bombproof floor pump that can seat tubeless tires, these are our picks for the best quality, value and plain old cool factor.<p>Every cyclist needs at least two bike pumps: a good floor pump for home or in the car to keep your tires …

Cycling

Castelli Perfetto Convertible Jacket for £99.99 in Black Friday bonanza

<b>No one loves riding in winter weather - but with the Perfetto Convertible Jacket reduced by 52 per cent, at least you can stay pretty …

Found: Give the kids a pull for the weekend with the mountain bike Tow-Whee

Getting your kids out on the trail is always a challenge. While many younger riders enjoy mountain biking and spend can love to spend time in the …

Lance Armstrong Is Moving Forward

“If you ever get a second chance for something, you’ve got to go all the way.” Lance Armstrong Everyone has...

Cycling

Why you're probably cooking rice the wrong way

With rice at the core of what at least half the world’s population cooks, it will come as no surprise that there are as many varieties of the grain as there are ways to prep it. Even in its simplest iteration, rice means many things. Plain white rice is the beating heart of most Asian cuisines – …

Whole Grain

7 Vegetarian Soup Recipes So Good Even Staunch Carnivores Will Want Seconds

We've already professed our love of soup on multiple occasions this season (see decadent cauliflower soup recipes and low-carb soup recipes for …

The best bike locks: D-locks, foldable locks and chain locks tested

The first thing to realise is that no single lock is unbreakable. Armed with the right tools and knowledge, a person who really wants to steal your …

Solving the Dropper Post Dilemma

The best dropper post has the longest stroke you can run on your particular frame: The low seat tube height of Transition's size large Sentinel …

Mountain Biking

Our favorite books to read during the Tour de France

The Tour de France has been around for over a century, with the first edition taking place in July 1903. The race has been run nearly every year since, pausing only for the two world wars.<p>The Tour was created by an enterprising French journalist who wanted to sell more newspapers. Henri Desgrange …

Cycling

A showstopping chocolate cake recipe

It happens every time. Nothing quiets the din of a great gathering, albeit briefly, like the appearance of chocolate cake. What music does to soothe a savage breast, so too does a chocolate cake with its ability to make the eyes of a crowd mist over. It inspires the familiar questions: how good is …

Dessert

Cardiologist reveals the only type of bread we should eat

A heart surgeon says that most of the bread we consume every day is not actually that good for us - and there's only one type we should be eating.<p>In …

Holistic Medicine

NAHBS 2017: Sinewave Cycles introduces headlight with integrated USB charger that can be run off Dynamo, battery, or both

Battery powered or dynamo powered? If you’re looking for a new light and you find yourself asking that question, soon the answer could be… both. …

Gear & Gadgets

OpenSignal’s Meteor app runs internet speed tests, shows how apps will perform

OpenSignal, a company that maps wireless coverage and regularly publishes reports about the carriers in the United States, just released an app that …

Apps

The 4 Best Apps for Recording Calls on Your Phone

Whether you’re interviewing rock stars, planning an event with folks from work, or just need to get your grandpa’s rants down on (digital) tape, …

This Gore-Tex cycling jacket weighs less than an energy bar

At a claimed 93g for a size medium, the 7Mesh Oro is possibly the lightest Gore-Tex cycling jacket ever made and it's now available to buy. So how …

Hitler’s ‘weapon of mass destruction’ was hidden for decades. This weekend somebody bought it.

When Ranulf Rayner was 10 years old, his father, Brig. Sir Ralph Rayner, returned home from Germany at the end of World War II with a stunning trophy of war: a bright red, three-pound telephone used by Adolf Hitler during the final two years of his life.<p>“The telephone was built by Siemens and they …

Slavery

Nutrigenomics: Can DNA be used to change your fitness and diet regime?

Just a few decades ago, our genes and what they say about us was largely a mystery. Now, with a quick swab of your mouth scientists can reveal …

Genetics

Best Hikes: 11 Thrilling Hikes Around the World

These via ferratas, or "iron roads," draw climbers and hikers to peaks in the Andes, Rockies, Alps, and other mountain ranges.<p>Via ferratas, meaning "iron roads" in Italian, are climbing routes with fixed ladders, suspension bridges, cables, chains, or other anchor points that offer access to …

10 best ways to make your bike more comfortable

Cycling isn’t always an entirely pleasurable sport. Let’s face it, we all like to see ourselves as that little bit harder than the general …

Mavic Pro: The coolest gadget since the original iPhone [Reviews]

Tiny cameras that can fly still seemed like a sci-fi dream just five years ago, but with DJI’s new Mavic Pro drone, the future has arrived ahead of schedule.<p>When it comes to drones, no company is killing it right now more than DJI, and the Mavic Pro is its most amazing achievement yet. Yes, some …

Drones

The hidden motor in your head: How mind training can make you ride faster

If I said you could improve your cycling performance within 15 minutes, what would you think? I suspect you’d be sceptical, especially if I added …

Cycling

The Only 4 Exercises You Really Need

The strength moves you can do anytime, anywhere, at any fitness level<p>I do my best to exercise 5 to 6 times a week, but there are days when I simply cannot pull myself out of bed in time to sweat before work, or when I'm traveling and my normal routine is completely thrown off track. Instead of …

Workouts

Nine ways to prepare for your best ever sportive or racing season

It can be very tempting at this time of year to take your foot off the gas and settle into an end-of-year slumber for a few weeks.<p>Though taking some …

The New Rules of Nutrition

Old habits—and nutrition rules—die hard. Here are four new nutrition rules that may surprise you—and you can start following today.<p>Nutrition rules can be a bit like folklore. They get passed down (and with the Internet—around and around) over and over again, eventually becoming conventional …

Nutrition

Detraining: The truth about losing fitness

So long as you train, you can maintain and (hopefully) build your fitness levels. However, stop training and your fitness levels will steadily …

Eat This Protein at Breakfast And You'll Be Fuller Longer

You’ve probably heard that protein is the key to a satisfying meal. And when you think of the nutrient, your go-to is probably some type of meat. But …

Nutrition