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What You Need to Know About Crankarm Length

Overlooked for years, crankarm dimensions are starting to play a pivotal role in many aspects of cycling<p>For years, most cyclists assumed that crankarms came in one size: the one on their bike. Chainring choices aside, road bikes have long come with 172.5mm crankarms regardless of frame size, while …

North Carolina

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

Middle East

Are Humans Supposed to Eat Meat?

People who eat meat argue that it’s “natural” for humans to consume animals. But is this true or just an excuse to ignore the horrific ways in which …

‘Mindfulness’ Messes With Your Memory

If Oprah practices mindfulness, it must be a good thing—right? But new science disagrees.<p>Mindfulness—that buzzword that means, “focusing on emotions …

The 5 Best Ways To Lose Belly Fat

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Repeat after me: "crunches do not burn belly fat."<p>And it's not just crunches. Neither will planks, leg throws, nor the yoga boat pose.<p>"These exercises can strengthen your abs muscles, but those muscles will still be hidden under a cover of …

Fitness

3-Step Formula for Making Small Talk (Without Awkward Silences)

Coming from someone who just graduated from business school, it may seem strange to focus on the skill of small talk. Next to more formal business …

Employment

Yet another powerful benefit of spending money on experiences, not things: community

If you decided to take a beach vacation rather than splurge on an Apple Watch this summer, you’re onto something. Studies have shown doing things makes people happier than having things. One widely acknowledged reason is the benefit of anticipation. Anyone who’s counted down the days to a trip or …

Happiness

Bedtime phenomenon: scientist develops book to send children to sleep in minutes

For most authors the prospect of their books sending readers to sleep would be horrifying.<p>But the latest publishing phenomenon which is topping the Amazon charts is a book which promises to do just that, at least for children.<p>The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, has been created by Swedish …

How Men Should Dress (By Women We Love)

Eva Longoria, Helena Christensen, Naomie Harris, and more on what they like on a man.<p><b>1. Eva Longoria—Actress</b><p><b>What looks good on a man?</b> A suit. It should be tailored and fitted. And a good watch, classy and understated, as opposed to flashy and statement-oriented.<p><b>What should a man never wear?</b> Never …

Clothing

This is what happens to your body when you drink Coca Cola

A new infographic reveals exactly what happens when fizzy drinks enter your system<p>We all know fizzy drinks like Coca Cola are loaded with sugar, but do you really know what happens to your body when you glug a can of the sweet stuff?<p>An infographic which reveals the disturbing effect Coke has within …

Weight Loss : Best Foods That Keep You Slim.

Being on a diet doesn't have to mean being hangry. The key? Tasty eats (like popcorn!) that are shown to stave off hunger. "Certain foods have just …

Lollapalooza 2015: 20 Must-See Acts

Your guide to Chicago's loudest weekend, with Paul McCartney, Tove Lo and more<p>By , , , ,<p>Lollapalooza is about to explode across eight stages in …

Crash Course: 8 Ways to Discipline Your Kids

Whether you’re a parent or babysitter sometimes you need a go-to trick or two—or three— when it comes to discipline. All families develops their own …

Parenting

Yogurt-Chia Pudding

4 Servings<p>The ultimate do-ahead, portable power breakfast; it’s also great with fresh fruit.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt<p>1½ tablespoon chia seeds<p>1 tablespoon agave syrup, plus more<p>Cocoa nibs, sunflower seeds, and/or toasted coconut (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix …

Breakfast

The secret world of Isis brides: 'U dnt hav 2 pay 4 ANYTHING if u r wife of a martyr'

What draws western women to Islamic State’s violent jihad? Nabeelah Jaffer spent months talking to British and American ‘sisters’, before and after they travelled to Syria. How were they convinced by promises of a ‘perfect’ society and life as a martyr’s widow?<p>Karen sat in a hotel room in Istanbul, …

Islam

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Reddit

The queens of greens: the new wave of cooks proving healthy food can taste great

<b>Jasmine & Melissa Hemsley</b><p><b>Hemsley & Hemsley</b><p><b>Who:</b> The Hemsley sisters – Jasmine, 35, and Melissa, 29, with the fringe – are the only ones of our healthy cooks who eat meat and they don’t do it by halves. Their first cookbook, <i>The Art of Eating Well</i>, features roasted bone marrow, osso buco and a hunking …

Food

16 Travel Blogs That Will Make You Want to Pack Your Bags

You guys, we’ve been hit hard by the travel bug here at Brit + Co. Traveling has been proven to make you more creative, and who doesn’t love trying out new foods, experiencing new cultures and exploring new cities? We already gave you a dose of inspiration with our fave female travelers on …

Costa Rica

Bikes vs Cars: why it’s war between cyclists and drivers on city streets

In Toronto, they’ve painted over the bike lanes. And in São Paulo, a cyclist got his arm torn off by a car that didn’t even stop … We knew it was bad on the world’s crowded roads, but a new film reveals it’s a fight to the death<p>Fredrik Gertten is a Swedish documentary-maker: he made a film about …

São Paulo

Water: the weirdest liquid on the planet

The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless<p>Water is the only substance on Earth whose chemical formula has entered the vernacular. We all know H2O, even if we don’t understand …

Weird

What to Eat Before and After Every Kind of Workout

You'll be amazed at the difference it makes.<p>While eating clean, balanced meals is a great way to supplement any exercise regime, when you think about it, it doesn't really make sense to fuel up for yoga the same way you would for a long run. Curious as to what kind of foods <i>do</i> make sense to eat …

Nutrition

12 gadgets and tips that will make winter camping more bearable

(Shutterstock)<p>Camping in winter can be the best romantic getaway in the world. In winter, the camp grounds are virtually deserted, bugs are …

The Key to Better Sleep Could Be in Your Head

If you're not getting enough sleep, the culprit could be your perspective on rest or your habits in the evening.<p>Over half of Americans adults regularly do not get enough sleep. While a significant number deal with sleep disorders that steal slumber, many of us simply don't make the time for …

Sleep

16 Health And Fitness Myths You Should Definitely Stop Believing

Crunches don't ~blast~ belly fat, breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day, and you don't actually need to take your vitamins. Plus so many more things to stop believing!

Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Can Be So Rewarding

You’ll lead a more fulfilled life<p>Comfort can lead to laziness, and as we’ve already touched on stepping outside of our comfort zone can lead to heightened activity and optimal performance.<p>Comfort may feel good in the short term, but as Ran Zilca, explains on Psychology Today, sacrificing …

Our Favorite Cycling Kickstarters of 2014

San Francisco

How To Pack A Backpack

Don't be this guy. Carrying a backpack so large that it extends over your head and outside the width of your back makes for a long, arduous day on …