Michael Langdon

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Here's How That Pro Cyclist Probably Hid a Motor in Her Bike

"Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.<p>At the Cyclocross World Championships earlier this month, Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche had her bike confiscated by the UCI—the governing body of pro cycling—and a motor was found …

Doping

Why this Coachbuilt Corvette Is Like Driving a Work of Art

Even though it was designed and built in 1961, it still looks modern today.<p>People who say the simplest designs are the ones with the greatest longevity are on to something. Take this beautiful one-of-a-kind Corvette, for example.<p>Not much is known about its designer, Gordon Kelly. In the …

The Titanium Pocket Tool One-Ups the Swiss Army Knife With Its Compact Form

The future of multi-tools.<p>The Swiss Army Knife has been the standard for pocket tools since its inception since 1897, but its spot may just have been taken by a new Kickstarter initiative. The Titanium Pocket Tool, or TPT, packs nine different functions into a compact, ultra-low profile package …

The Ten Unwritten Rules of the Internet

The Internet streets are a modern-day wild west where there are more bad guys than peacekeepers. However, even the darkest corners of the interweb have some (formerly) unwritten rules that could be the difference between a relatively peaceful existence or a complete dragging through social …

NSA's chief hacker gave a remarkable talk on what you are doing wrong online

A big reason why they are good, the NSA's Robert Joyce explains, is due to the fact that most people will be satisfied with their networks being 97% secure. "That's what we need ... that first crack, that first seam," he said, in an unprecedented talk on network security last month at the USENIX …

The 21-Day MetaShred Will Strip Away Fat and Reveal Lean, Hard Muscle

This program ignites your metabolism, torches fat, and builds the body you’ve always wanted<p>I’ve been training clients and working on my own body for the past 15 years. I once was a pudgy 275 pounds and wore 44-inch pants. Today I’m a ripped 225 and slip into 32-inch jeans.<p>I tried every fat-loss …

Extreme Sports

7 clever tricks that make your iPhone or iPad easier to use

Using an iPhone or an iPad isn't rocket science. One of the things that die-hard Apple users love most about them is their combination of powerful computing with simple, easy-to-use functionality. That's even more pronounced with Apple's new iOS 9 operating system.<p>In fact, hundreds of thousands of …

21 Important Questions & Answers About the AK-47

AKs may have a reputation for being simply built and easy-to-use firearms, but for those who are not intimately familiar with them, they can be the …

9 free apps that’ll help you reach (and keep) your New Year's resolutions

Ready or not, the new year's here. And if you're like everyone else around you right now, you're coming up with some pretty ambitious resolutions. …

Productivity

Where America Fights Next Is VERY Predictable

Recently, Aaron Bazin published seven charts that explain the American way of war. Expanding on his work, I offer the single graphic that displays …

Stand Your Ground Law: Fact vs. Fiction

If you ever doubted that the mass media was largely anti-gun, you can find proof of it with a simple Google search of articles, columns and essays …

The Weird Symptoms That Signal You’re Just Days Away from Cardiac Arrest

Find out the red flags that point to this quick and deadly condition<p>A top “silent killer” of men may not be as quiet as once thought: Half of all men who experience sudden cardiac arrest actually notice symptoms within the weeks before it strikes, a new study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center …

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

This $200 DIY WiFi router will make it far easier for whistleblowers (and criminals) to hide online

Devices connecting to the internet have a unique IP address. It's what identifies them to others — but can also be used to track down the device. It's in part why elaborate obfuscation tools like proxies, the Tor network, and VPNs exist, to obscure the user's true IP and location. But down to both …

The Ultimate Muscle-Building Grips for Curls and Flyes

The secret to bigger biceps and rear deltoids could lie in your thumbs and pinkies<p>Your thumbs and pinkies could hold the keys to better biceps and rear deltoids. Check out the video below to see where they should be placed during curls and flyes to better activate your muscles.<p><b>Biceps Curls</b><p>New grip: …

Workouts

4 Critical Survival Drills Every Family Should Practice, Plus Tips to Make Them Fun

Practice, practice, practice! You really don’t own a skill until you have practiced it over and over again. With the winter holidays approaching fast …

Self Defense

Father-Son Duo Build Dream House on Wheels Out of '90s School Bus

In March of this year, a man who goes by the social media handle skoolielove (and otherwise identifies himself only by first name, Patrick) bought a …

Social Media

Easy Basic Pancakes

Nothing says "weekend" like homemade pancakes for breakfast. Our easy pancake recipe will help you whip up this weekend favorite in less than 30 minutes. You'll wonder why you never tried this before!Need recipe inspiration? Sign up for our Everyday Food Newsletter and get our most delicious …

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Small rocks may be used to create pathways or as a mulch in your garden. When ordering, you need to be certain that you will have the right amount of rock. Too little leaves bare spots, and if you purchase an excess, you will have wasted money. Accurately calculate the amount of rock you need from …

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

The Better Way to Do Bicycle Crunches

Instantly upgrade this old-school abs exercise by adding a bench. Here's how to program it into your workout<p>You’ve probably done bicycle crunches before—but have you ever done them on a bench?<p>Performing the exercise while elevated allows your legs to move more freely and your hips to travel through …

Workouts

5 awesome things only Android owners get to do in Google Maps

But I have an iPhone, which means I can't use the app to its full potential. I miss out on some awesome Google Maps features that are only available on the Android version of the app.<p>Here are five things Google Maps owners with Android can do that iPhone users can't.

10 U.S. Places To Travel Before They Get Famous

Beat the tourists.<p>Nashville, Charleston, Portland (the Oregon one)... you've heard all about "America's up-and-coming destination cities," and chances are you've even been to a few. But as these pockets of culture blossom into full-blown vacation destinations, travelers are left yearning for …

Millions of teens use new app to post anonymously -- most parents have no idea

Millions of teenagers in high schools nationwide are using a smartphone app to anonymously share their deepest anxieties, secret crushes, vulgar assessments of their classmates and even violent threats, all without adults being able to look in.<p>The After School app has exploded in popularity this …

High School

Top 5 Mobile Apps to Keep Your Kids Safe

In today’s highly digitalized world, everyone seems to be carrying a smartphone, and that includes kids as well. If you <b>entrust your kids with a</b> …

6 Basic Android Tips and Tricks That You Should know

<b>Android Tips and Tricks</b>: Android operating system is specially designed for touch screen phones and has a lot of best android apps for different …

This Open Source DIY Solar Generator Unfolds Like a Flower

Outdoor concerts should be loud, but the generators used to run them should be silent… and green. Enter SunZilla, an open-source, DIY portable solar generator designed to replace conventional diesel generators at outdoor events or in remote locations. The device was created by members of …

Learning, and controlling, your metabolism rate for weight loss

<b>(CNN) —</b> Metabolism is a term that is thrown around a lot in the nutrition world, but most people don't fully understand what it really is, what aspects of your metabolism are under your control and how you can optimize it to help you lose weight and keep the weight off.<p>The term metabolism actually …

Nutrition

The One Exercise You Should Do Before Every Single Workout

It'll open up your hips, ankles, and upper back, and activate your core and glutes—all so you can perform your best<p>Warmups are important. They improve your range of motion, reduce your risk of injury, and prime your muscles so that you can perform at your absolute best.<p>But what if we told you that …

Muscle

ASUS Chromebit review - the little Chrome OS dongle that could

Current Google CEO Sundar Pichai once said he wanted to see Chrome and Android in every screen available, a goal that is now looking more real than ever. Android is obviously all over the spectrum, but there is a whole other beast Google has been very good at taking over the market with – Chrome OS.<p>…

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …