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Our Favorite Outdoor Books of 2017

So it’s about the tail end of 2017, and everyone’s been posting their gear roundups and stocking stuffers for the holiday season. While I think …

​ 10 New Year's Cycling Resolutions That Add Big Rewards to Your Life

Here we go again. Another January where we vow to eat less, lose weight, and quit a bunch of bad habits in the quest to turn a new leaf in the new year. How ‘bout we change it up this year? Instead of quitting this and giving up that, make 2018 the year you try adding and gaining a few things that …

The 18 Best Fitness and Hybrid Bikes of 2018

Looking for a versatile bike that’s fun to ride and will help you build fitness? Sometimes known as hybrids, fitness bikes are flat-bar, road-style bikes that are great for bike commuting, catching up on errands around town, or chasing fitness on longer rides. Some fitness bikes also feature wider …

​The Top 10 Questions About Road Biking, Answered

Road cycling can be a confusing sport for beginners. Between the intricacies of equipment, clothing, and language, there is a lot to learn (and buy) before you might finally feel like you fit in. Unless you have a more experienced friend, it can be hard to find someone trustworthy to answer your …

Crush Your First Triathlon for Cyclists

Considering tackling a triathlon this year? Cyclists have a huge head start when it comes to preparing for their first multi-sport event: The bike leg is the longest, most time-consuming segment, so you’re going to be fast in the discipline that most influences your overall time. That means you can …

GRAN FONDO's Most Wanted List: 11 of the Hottest Bikes From 2017 | GRAN FONDO Cycling Magazine

News Review<p>GRAN FONDO’s Most Wanted List: 11 of the Hottest Bikes From 2017<p><b>2017 is coming to an end which means it’s that time of year where we start</b> …

26 of the best cycling books — essential reading for every type of rider

<b>Updated June 20, 2018</b><p>Welcome to the latest edition of road.cc’s buyer's guide to cycling books in which you’ll find everything you need to know to …

15 Skills Every Adventurer Needs

Adventure<p>Use these essential abilities to slay your next big trip.<p>If you’re well prepared for adventure and can find the humor in things not going according to plan, you’ll never stop exploring. To understand just what will get you to that place, we spoke with endurance athletes, gear gurus, and …

Every camper needs to learn how to make a "Swedish fire log"

This is the best way to cook while you camp.<p>Whether you're planning your next camping trip or simply want to toast some marshmallows in your …

Off-grid

Best Outdoor Guidebooks of 2017

So here we are in 2017, and the Internet <i>still</i> hasn’t killed all print media yet.<p>I’ve been running Modern Hiker for 11 years now, and I know the web …

The Best Backpacking Foods for a Long Journey

On a backpacking trip, it's important to choose foods that provide fuel for an extended amount of time. <b>Protein and complex carbohydrates</b> should make …

7 Hacks To Lighten Your Backpacking Load

Light is right when you’re backpacking, even if you’re just out for the weekend. You’ll be more comfortable on the trail and less fatigued when you …

America cannot afford to lose 800,000 young 'Dreamers'

Imagine if agents of the federal government showed up at your door and said you had to leave your friends, your family, your job and your country and move to whatever place your ancestors came from.<p>In my case, if that ancestor were the most recent, I would be heading for Norway, the country from …

Immigration

Make DIY cold brew coffee—without fancy equipment

The method and chemistry behind your favorite caffeine source.<p>If you want to buy cold brew coffee, known for tasting smoother and naturally sweeter than its hot cousin, you’ll have to deal with its inflated price tag. Luckily, it’s quite easy to make your own cold brew, despite what Big Coffee …

Coffee

A Cold Brew Negroni is Exactly the Buzz You Want

The classic Negroni is strong as it is simple: equal parts citrusy gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari. Which is probably why it’s such a popular summer cocktail, served on the rocks or in a coupe.<p>But there’s another beverage that claims to be ‘the drink of the summer.’ Less-watery, more caffeinated, …

4 Beat-the-Heat Boozy Labor Day Cocktails

Sit back and really relax this Labor Day with these festive drinks.<p>Santina Spritz<p><i>Created by Santina</i><p><b>What You'll Need</b><p>Frozen Aperol<br>• Prosecco<br>• Soda …

Terrifying Trump will turn into Tamed Trump? It’s an illusion | Andrew Rawnsley

His election presents great dangers for both the global economy and the international security system<p>Set your alarm clock. On 20 January 2017, Donald Trump will take up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the most stunning real-estate acquisition in the history of the modern world. In the time …

Who Benefits From Donald Trump's Tax Plan?

Donald Trump has proposed a very detailed tax plan — but his statements on the campaign trail don't always match what his proposal would really do.<p>For instance, at a rally in Scranton, Pa., Trump promised to "massively cut taxes for the middle class, the forgotten people, the forgotten men and …

Huge Anti-Trump Protest That Walked Through L.A. Was Peaceful, Resulted In No Arrests

An anti-Trump protest on Saturday—arguably one of the most historic demonstrations in the city's history—saw a massive turnout of more than 8,000 …

Los Angeles

Right-wing vs. progressive populism: How to win in these populist Trump times

<b>Bernie Sanders (AP/Craig Ruttle)</b><p>To be living in populist times is to be living in an era when political authority is no longer seen as legitimate<p>Jonathan Matthew Smucker<p>November 13, 2016 4:59pm (UTC)<p><i>This piece originally appeared on Waging Nonviolence.</i><p>Donald Trump just rode into power on an …

Middle-class

Now Democrats Must Rebuild From the Ashes

Hillary and Bill Clinton have been at the center of U.S. politics for the last-quarter century; for more than 100 years only Richard Nixon showed such durability.<p>Now, as Democrats face their worst crisis since the 1920s, it's time for the Clintons to ride into the political sunset. New ideas and …

Government

How did we get here? Largely by way of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and the big GOP victories of 1994 and 2010

<b>Newt Gingrich in 1989; Donald Trump (AP/Duricka Getty/Spencer Platt)</b><p>Trump’s victory is a shock — but its history goes back through two Democratic presidents, and two big GOP wins<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>November 13, 2016 5:00pm (UTC)<p>After Barack Obama was elected in 2008, he repeated the same kinds of …

Bill Clinton

Donald Trump Says He'll Deport 2-3 Million People Once In Office

<b>Updated at 7:30 p.m. ET</b><p>He'll build a border wall and he'll deport millions of people who are in the U.S. illegally, President-elect Donald Trump says, promising to keep his campaign pledges on immigration in his first prolonged interview since winning the White House.<p>Saying that his administration …

Dukakis calls for end to Electoral College

Former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis, who lost to George H.W. Bush in 1988, re-upped his call to abolish the Electoral College after Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump on Tuesday.<p>“Hillary won this election, and when the votes are all counted, by what will likely be more than a …

Government

Mexicans on Trump's election: 'The power he has over us is terrifying'

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to build a wall along the border between the US and Mexico. After his electoral triumph over Hillary Clinton, many are wondering whether he’ll actually pull this off, or any of his other controversial pledges.<p>Mexicans, along with many other minorities in …

A Guide to Mezcal, the Smoky Agave Spirit

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> For our second magazine, we traveled to the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca to visit artisanal mezcal producers. While there, we …

Alcohol

10 Dishes You Loved in July

From ribs to sauces to cakes to slaws to cocktails, you guys were all over the place this month, and let us assure you, that's a good thing.<p>From ribs to sauces to cakes to slaws to cocktails, you guys were all over the place this month, and let us assure you, that's a good thing. Here are the ten …

3 Rosé Wines to Drink This Summer

“Rosé is best fresh,” says Marco Pasanella, the proprietor of Pasanella & Son Vintners in downtown Manhattan. “If you buy rosé in February, from the …

Rosé

Why Tonic is the Secret Ingredient Your Iced Coffee Needs

It’s frankly surprising that there haven’t been more conversation-worthy coffee drinks in recent years. The objective of most post-Starbucks coffee …

How to Drink Tequila Like a You Know What You're Doing: Unless You Live In Mexico, You're Probably Drinking It Wrong

We're wrapping up our series on tequila with a post that, arguably, should've been the first to go up: a discussion of the basics. This spring we …

Tequila