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9 Healthy Reasons to Drink Beer

Justify that post-ride pint with any of these nine health benefits of beer<p>There may only be one National Beer Day (April 7), but don't let that keep you from celebrating this beverage year-round.<p>Think of all the reasons we ride for beer. There’s the obvious—after a hard ride, it tastes like the …

Beer

Drunk Mechanics: How Alcohol Affects Your Ride

Even if you’re sipping conservatively, weird things happens when you mix bikes and booze<p>Back in the early years of the Tour de France, riders famously washed down their baguettes with liberal slugs of beer and wine. While that might not be par for the course for today’s pro peloton, wine tours, …

Alcohol

Why You Should Drink Alcohol on a Diet

You can still have a happy happy hour when you're cutting calories<p>Talk to any dietitian about proven ways to drop a few pounds, and hitting the sauce—whether it's béchamel or brandy—isn't likely to be among his or her suggestions. However, your next happy hour is about to get a lot happier: It …

Alcohol

Birth Control Pills Linked to Better Knee Health

Women taking oral contraceptives have less ACL injury, easier injury recovery<p>Cycling isn’t a high-risk sport in terms of ACL injuries and tears, but if you’re a woman who cross-trains on, say, the ski slopes or tennis courts, you might get sidelined with a joint problem: Female athletes are two to …

Pregnancy

A Field Guide to Bicycles

To non-cyclists, a bike is a bike is a bike. We know better; here’s how to spot them in the wild.

Carbon Fiber

The Euro and the Risk of a Squeeze

The speed of the euro’s decline is starting to put seasoned market-watchers on edge. Monday, the currency hit another 12-year low, an almost daily occurrence right now, with the rate touching $1.0457.

Dow Jones

The Tado Smart Thermostat Just Got Smarter

The Tado thermostat is already a smart device, rivaling the Nest Learning Thermostat in several ways. Today the company is announcing an API and IFTTT integration, which will drastically upgrade the Tado’s capabilities.<p>As Tado founder and CEO Christian Deilmann said in a released statement, a …

Home Automation

Germany wants to kick Greece out of the eurozone

But there are already some indications that Germany is souring against Greece's membership of the eurozone entirely, even before discussions of really awkward trade-offs have started.<p>A poll by German broadcaster ZDF found that 52% of Germans think Greece should leave the eurozone, and only 40% …

Europe

Oil plunges to a 6-year low. Is $30 a barrel next?

Extremely cheap oil is back, and it may get even cheaper.<p>Crude plunged 4% to as low as $42.85 a barrel on Monday. That's the lowest price since March 2009 and marks the fifth consecutive day of losses.<p>This should bring smiles to the faces of the millions of American drivers who have watched …

Oil

Absent Putin 'orders Arctic naval alert'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1153000/1153009_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524120608_766ddd2f663836329c8500a238d88f86<p><b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has laughed off speculation about his health after making his first appearance in public since 5 March.</b><p>Life "would be …

Russia

Putin biographer: He's not dead — but chaos is brewing in the Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn't been seen in public since March 5. (Video featuring Putin on March 13 was not live.)<p>Analysts are speculating that his absence suggests there may be a power struggle behind it all. And it appears as though Boris Nemtsov's murder could have been the catalyst in …

Russia