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A Beginners Guide To Wine - Part 1 - Types Of Wine & Basics

If all you know about wine is whether or not you like it, you’re long overdue for an education. A basic understanding of the types of wine is a must …

Marc Pro Plus

Electronic recovery device now has a feature for aches and pains<p>I’ll admit it. I was pretty nervous the first time Gary Reinl put the electrodes on my arm. I’m not sure exactly what I was afraid of. That it would hurt maybe. Or at least feel very weird. “When I turn these dials it’s going to send …

5 Tips For Running On The Treadmill The Right Way

I've coached hundreds of runners over the years. I'm a RRCA-certified running coach and an ACE-certified group fitness instructor. I loved training …

Marathons

5 Secrets to a Happy Retirement

Sure, a fat nest egg and good health help. But there are less obvious ways to make sure your post-work life is a happy one.<p>Retirement ought to be a …

Col Collective climbing videos - updated

Generations of cyclists have made pilgrimages across Europe to conquer the tough gradients and switchbacks of the sport’s most famous ascents. Now, …

Garmin’s 920XT: A Step Closer to Having It All

New multisport model sets the bar high for all wearable GPS units<p>Garmin’s premier multisport GPS watch, the Forerunner 920XT, is now available to the public. We’ve had the chance to test the early samples for the past 8 weeks. It’s a big improvement over previous Garmin wearable multisport GPS …

3 Interval Workouts for Winter

Ditch the long, slow (and cold!) rides for these quick and potent fitness boosters—plus how to decode training terms like tempo and VO2 max<p>There's a lot to love about winter, but most of us cut back on our riding as daylight dwindles, temperatures drop, and our motivation wanes. Who can blame us? …

Hearst Magazines

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9 Handmade Gifts for Cyclists

These handcrafted presents are as unique as your favorite rider

Five essential bike maintenance tips

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

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Bike

Our slightly obsessive but totally doable key to making your bike shine

Who Says You Can’t Change?

The science behind personal transformation—and how you can make it last<p>Anyone who’s ever backslid on a New Year’s resolution before the previous year’s hangover wore off has probably wondered if personal growth is possible at all. Most January 1 vows are fueled by a rush of initial optimism. Then …

25 Cycling Upgrades for $25 or Less!

If you're Bradley Wiggins, you need those $4,000 wheels. The rest of us should first consider these clever, intuitive, and eminently affordable bike improvements.

Ask Mike: Sticky Shifters and Loose Grips

Our resident wrench answers your maintenance and repair questions<p><b>I'm having a hard time pushing my shift lever. What's the hang-up?</b> <br>Believe it or not, the problem could be a result of you hydrating, and the solution as simple as soap and water. Over time, you may have unwittingly spilled sticky …

Where to Use Bike Lubricant

To keep your ride's moving parts moving, the right lubricant is key.<p>For some, bike lubricant is an unglamorous necessity. But for obsessives, it transcends the utilitarian function of keeping moving parts moving, and becomes the bike-maintenance equivalent of wine—lube snobs, like fine-wine …

Must Watch: Epic Rap Battle – Mountain Biker Vs. Road Biker

This epic rap battle has enough good lines that you’ll be quoting “I’ll Enduro your Mom” and “my balls are made of carbon” for at least the next six …

It Gets Easier: Cycling Advice for New Cyclists

These 14 simple tips will have you riding better than ever<p>The pro cyclists you saw swooping around France in July didn’t always have those wiry calves and ninja-like reflexes. At some point, they all had to learn how to train smart, to clip into their pedals, even how to shift gears. While only a …

How to Make a Marriage Work

I’ve been happily married 11 years, and I’m still as in love with my beautiful wife Eva now as when I first fell for her 13 years ago.<p>That’s not to …

The Meaning of Life

Let’s just figure out the meaning of life, once and for all, in under 20 minutes, OK?This is a 19-minute talk I’ve given at four conferences in …

Self-improvement

101 Things We Love About Cycling

The list of reasons that the simple act of riding a bicycle continues to enchant, intoxicate, surprise, fulfill, improve, and challenge us goes, like a great road, on and on and on. Here are some of our favorites.<p>1. Riding on New Year's Day, no matter what<p>2. French fries at the restaurant on the …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

While happiness is defined by the individual, I’ve always felt it foolish to declare that nothing can be learned from observing the happiness of …

9 Good Signs You’re in the Right Relationship

<i>It’s not always where you are in life,<br>but who you have by your side that matters.</i><p>“How do I know if I’m in the right relationship or not?”<p>This is one …

5 Signs You're Not Following Your Heart (And How to Fix Them) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

At one point in life, everyone dreamed. We all had grand ideas of what we wanted to do with our lives. But as we grow, life slowly starts to drain …

40 Regrets You Don’t Want to Have in 40 Years

<i>Stop wasting time regretting what you did a year ago. Start doing what you have to do now, so that in a year’s time you won’t regret what you did</i> …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

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A Short Guide to a Happy Life: Anna Quindlen on Work, Joy, and How to Live Rather Than Exist

The commencement address is a special kind of modern communication art, and its greatest masterpieces tend to either become a book — take, for instance, David Foster Wallace on the meaning of life, Neil Gaiman on the resilience of the creative spirit, Ann Patchett on storytelling and belonging, and</b> …

Flying the world's fastest plane: Behind the stick of the SR-71

Spencer Hall interviews former SR-71 Blackbird pilot Rick McCrary about what it's like to fly the world's fastest plane. Spoiler: It's terrifying.<p><i>The Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" is the fastest jet ever built, a machine so far ahead of its time even its own pilots thought it looked more like a</i> …

8 Things The World’s Most Successful People All Have in Common

I’ve posted a lot about the strategies of very successful people: artists, scientists, business leaders…<p>Looking back, what patterns do we see?<p>Busy …

Why You Should Invest in Life Experiences

<i>Sean Kim is an entrepreneur, new-born writer, and striving life-hacker. He was recognized as one of Canada’s Next 36 leaders, and is the the cofounder of Needle. This article was originally posted on The Growth List.</i><p>“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do …

Why You Should Keep a Journal (and How to Start Yours)

Some of the most influential people in history kept detailed journals of their lives. Those journals served two purposes: a permanent record for …