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Wrap It Up With Kinesio Tape

Find out how to heal faster and ride better with kinesiology tape<p>No doubt you've noticed that colorful stuff circling the legs of pro riders, and maybe even some of your club-ride buddies. It's called kinesiology tape, and it supports muscles and connective tissues around an injury without …

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Don't let a weak core frustrate all the hard work your legs do on the bike. Here's how to make those important trunk muscles strong.

Riding the rolling hills of Tuscany on the Gallo Nero Grand Fondo

Looking at the route profile confirmed what I had seen from the car window driving to the start — it was going to be a day of multiple ups and downs. …

9 steps to your own life-changing adventure

Always dreamed of heading off on an adventure, but never quite got round to it? Planning something epic that takes you outside of your comfort zone …

27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read

You've read Harry Potter 12 times now. Put it down, and read these instead.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The Trial Of Jesus: the Enigma of the First Good Friday

S.G.F. Brandon asserts that Pontius Pilate regarded Jesus as guilty of sedition. Whether he was right is another matter.<p>By a strange irony of …

Christianity

Selling Socialism: Marketing the Early Labour Party

Party strategists are no new phenomenon, Dominic Wring says; the Labour Party has always been concerned with marketing its brand image.<p>A memo to Tony …

Labour Party

The End of the American Civil War

'Apprehension seems to exist among the people of the Southern States that by the accession of a Republican Administration, their property, and their …

Ireland: Easter Rising or Great War?

The events that led to the creation of the Irish Free State and reshaped the United Kingdom were part of two inextricably linked histories.<p>In May …

World History

Key Moments in the Crusades: An Interactive Map

The Bay of Pigs Invasion

Michael Dunne remembers the US-backed invasion of Fidel Castro's Cuba.<p>To read this article in full you need to be either a print + archive …

Cuba

5 Things Every Presenter Should Know About People, Animated

<i>“The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public,”</i> George Jessel famously quipped. In <b>100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People</b> (<i>public library</i>), Dr. Susan Weinschenk unpacks the secrets of eliciting response from people — the …

CHART: Twitter Has A Huge Opportunity In TV-Linked Advertising

Twitter has positioned itself as a go-to TV companion app for millions. Audiences love to tweet on their tablets and smartphones while they watch reality TV shows, sports events, and sit-coms. Twitter has been savvy in developing ad products that take advantage of this so-called "second screen" …

50 Sublime Coffee Table Books for the True Sophisticate

Let’s face it: the coffee table book is not just a book; it’s an item designed to indicate the relative level of sophistication of its owner. It’s a …

Should We Help End Cuba's 'Special Period'?

What is it like to live in a country where the government has been accused of torture, fickle application of the law to imprison citizens, unfair courts, repression of journalists, and a huge prison system? I'm not talking about the United States -- in case you thought I was -- I'm talking about …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics | GQ

Editors' Picks<p>Staying dry never looked so dope.<p>16 Photos20 hours agoView More<p>Real Life Diet<p>The Pistons star talks pancakes, eggs, and the virtues of the toaster oven.<p>By Christopher Cason12 hours agoView More<p>News and Politics<p>Why does he keep doing this to himself?<p>By Jay Willis15 hours agoView …