Zak Madrone

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The Secret to Getting Your Sex Drives Synced Up

Dr. Ian Kerner, a nationally recognized psychotherapist, clues us in.<p>Any average couple will experience ebbs and flows when it comes to sex. …

How to Prevent (and Treat) Tick Bites While in the Wilderness

... Where the bloodsuckers hang out, how to repel them, and what to do if you get bit.<p>If you thought tick season was over, we’ve got some news for …

Lyme Disease

Home Wiring Demystified: Electrical Cable Basics You Need to Know

Before you take on your next home wiring project, arm yourself with basic information about the electrical cable and wiring that you’re likely to see.<p>…

Arduino

Adrenaline junkie: Vittorio Brumotti’s addiction to risk

It’s evident that cycling is a dangerous sport: clashing shoulders in sprints, skimming across slippery cobblestones and plummeting down twisting, …

Cycling

How to: Build a manual trainer

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyM77LW9qWILet’s face it. Pulling a manual, on a downhill and holding it for a minute is a cool trick indeed. To balance on …

Trainers

The World’s Top Nonfiction Authors Are Reading These Six Books

A new season of reading from the Next Big Idea Club has officially arrived.<p>The Next Big Idea Club has kicked off its third season of bringing …

Self-improvement

Easy guitar theory: dorian mode

<b>Learn some basics of modal scales with our lesson on Dorian mode.</b><p>You’ve probably heard of modes, even if you don’t know what they are. The basics are …

Electric Guitar

Vitamix recalls 100,000 blender containers after multiple ‘lacerations’

Ease up on that margarita — or you may cut a finger or two. Vitamix, maker of high-end blenders, has voluntarily recalled some 105,000 blender …

Tech Trends

This $30 Vibrator Is Basically God's Gift To Your Amazon Cart

Oh yeah, and it's Prime-eligible! *adds to cart, never leaves home for a month*<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i>

The Psychology of "Strava or It Didn't Happen" - Social Media Addiction

N<b>ot long ago</b>, I went on what may have been one of the most glorious rides of my life—a three-and-a-half-hour rural loop with a steep six-mile climb that is famous among locals. It was one of those days when everything—weather, training, rest, group chemistry, and caffeine—came together perfectly. I …

Get Lost! Navigating Whitehorse trails

<b>We live in the wilderness (in case you didn’t notice). Literally, we have 12 square kilometres per person of wild landscapes, untamed animals and</b> …

Make Slow Cooker Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Tonight

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

Copy of Prince's The Black Album sells for record-breaking $27,500

A vinyl copy of Prince’s fabled 1987 LP known as The Black Album has sold for $27,500, making it the most expensive record ever sold on online music marketplace Discogs.<p>The album was withheld from release by Prince, who described having an epiphanic experience that prompted him to scrap it. He told …

Music

Prince’s Identity Has Been Stripped From Paisley Park

When texting emerged as an acceptable means of communication, before abbreviated language and the numericals-for-words swap became everyday, not just …

The Best Exercises to Improve Your Posture

We all remember being told as kids to “sit-up straight”.<p>Like most times, mom was right!<p>As we age, something happens to our posture.<p>It changes, and …

How To: Same Song Starts Playing in Your Car When Connecting Your iPhone? Avoid the Problem with These 6 Tips

A majority of iPhone users, including our whole staff here, have an irritating issue with media playback from car stereos: The first song …

Tehachapi Sawmill House

Utilizing off-grid systems and sustainable materials, the Tehachapi Sawmill House is a refreshing approach to desert living. The home is modeled …

40 Essential Albums You Probably Missed So Far in 2018

The first half of 2018 delivered some incredible music. Check out what might've slipped under your radar.<p>We’re not gonna lie, in a world in which we have extremely easy access to all music that’s ever been recorded, it’s a bummer that Drake continues to break every streaming record that’s ever …

Death Metal

Four Ways to Visualize the Fretboard

Having a visual sense of the fretboard can help you navigate its entire length as well instantly articulate melodies and phrases when inspiration …

Guitar Essentials: 22 Classic Blues-Rock Licks You Can Use Right Now

Blues rock is the foundation for all contemporary roots-rock electric guitar styles, pioneered by Cream’s Eric Clapton, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, …

5 Max Heart Rate Training Myths—Busted

Think you know everything about max heart rate and why it’s important? Think again.<p>For decades, athletes have used maximum heart rate as a way to figure out which zones they should be training in. The most common wisdom was to subtract your age from 220, and—<i>voilà</i>!—you had your max HR, a figure …

Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You

There are lots of experiences you might hope to have while exploring the great outdoors. Taking in scenic views after summiting a hike, enjoying …

Disease

33 passengers hospitalized after Ryanair flight depressurizes

Over 30 passengers were hospitalized, with some complaining about bleeding from their ears, after a Ryanair plane experienced "inflight …

Our summer of fear: A conversation with Chicago philosopher Martha Nussbaum

It’s hard to imagine Martha C. Nussbaum fearing much. She is among the most influential philosophers in the world, a recipient of more than 60 honorary degrees, and author and editor of a seemingly inexhaustible library of books, on love, on anger, on shame, on aging, on India, on sexual …

University of Chicago

Rip Up the Fretboard with Three-Note-Per-String Pentatonics

As guitar players' tastes and abilities evolve, and they begin to gravitate toward an appreciation for, and desire to learn, more technically …

Learn the History of Indian Philosophy in a 62 Episode Series from The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps: The Buddha, Bhagavad-Gita, Non Violence & More

The belief in a singular, coherent “Western tradition” in philosophy has led to a very insular, Eurocentric view in philosophy departments, as Jay L. …

Climbing Mount Shasta via Avalanche Gulch

Last year at the SoCal Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge Finishers Party, we wrote down our adventure goals for 2018. One of my big goals for 2018? …

7 yoga moves that will make you a better cyclist

Perfect your posture, tackle longer climbs and get ready for the Million Mile Commute with these top seven yoga poses for cyclists.<p>“Our bodies are …

Evil Following MB Review - 29er Trail Bikes

Jun 30, 2018<p>Price: $7,399<br>Weight: 28.3<br>Style: Trail?<br>Drivetrain: SRAM XO1 Eagle 1x12<br>Material: carbon fiber composite<br>Wheel size: 29, 27.5+<br>Travel: 120mm rear; 130mm front<br>Frame Sizes: Small, medium (tested), large, extra large<br>The right bike for: gravity oriented riders who want the speed, traction, and …

Wanna Do a High Sierra Trail Thru-hike? You Will After This Film

The High Sierra Trail, a west-east route through California’s southern Sierra Nevada, isn’t particularly long at only 49 miles from the western …