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Your CORS and API Gateway survival guide

Building web API backends is one of the most popular use cases for Serverless applications. You get the benefit of a simple, scalable backend without …

Software Development

NoSQL Databases: a Survey and Decision Guidance

Together with our colleagues at the University of Hamburg, we — that is Felix Gessert, Wolfram Wingerath, Steffen Friedrich and Norbert …

Databases

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

Drew Scott

21 Of The Funniest Parenting Moments Of The Year: From #DadWins To Blush-Inducing Comments

As exhausting as being a parent can be, children are a pretty good source of entertainment.<p>Luckily for us, mums and dads all over the world have …

Parenting

12 Ways to Get Out of a Running Rut

If you're feeling burnt out, change your routine.<p><i>Sande asks: I’m in a running rut. I had a great year and finished six half marathons, but I seem to have lost my love of running. Do you have any tips on how to get out of a running rut?</i><p>Although we tend to think of a rut in the negative sense, it’s …

10 Differences Between Middle Class And Rich People

According to Forbes, the 400 wealthiest Americans have more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans combined. But what about the people in …

Middle-class

9 Ways to Make Riding in the Morning Easier

Early birds share their secrets<p>So you’re not a morning person. I get it—I have to bribe myself into semi-consciousness before 7 a.m., too. But there are certainly compelling reasons to change. Studies have shown that setting aside time for yourself early leads to a more relaxed feeling throughout …

The Most Popular Fitness Gear of 2014

Check out the most searched for exercise equipment, tools, and brands in 2014, according to Bing—and grab our favorite picks!<p>You’re searching for a …

What It Really Takes to Be a Professional Programmer

There's a lot more to professional programming than writing code. From working with a team to solve problems to version control, you won't make it to …

Note-Taking

Duet turned my old iPad into a fast MacBook display

I just spent $10 on Duet Display to turn my aging iPad into a secondary MacBook display. That’s about five times more than I’d normally consider prudent for an app, but it was worth every penny.<p>I’ve been a daily iPad-as-secondary-display user for years. My go-to app had always been Air Display (and …

Tour a Modern Kitchen With a Whimsical Surprise

A city kitchen is brought to life.<p>Caroline Beaupère designed a custom-made tile backsplash of delicate vines to bring a New York City kitchen to life.

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

10 Habits of a Happy Node Hacker

This post is from 2014 - check out the update!<p>For most of the nearly twenty years since its inception, JavaScript lacked many of the niceties that …

Drinking Problems

Five common hydration mistakes-and how to avoid them<p>Cyclists, like all athletes, need plenty of liquids. But beyond that basic tenet, things get murky fast—and for years, riders have heard conflicting reports about what, when and how much to drink. So we tapped our best resources, from the latest …

5 Common Bike-Maintenance Mistakes

Even the most basic repairs can go badly—sometimes comically—wrong. Here are 5 common rookie-wrenching mistakes and our expert's instructions for avoiding them.

Training advice - The Running Bug

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

101 Bike Maintenance Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Your guide to a longer cycling life—for your bicycle, your gear, even a few friendships<p>Your bicycle doesn’t run on leg power alone. It also needs a little lube, a lotta­ love, and a good ­listen. You may not know every remedy your bike needs to live a long life, but you can gain enough wisdom along …

How to Wash Your Bike

Four common missteps—and three tips to a fast cleanup.<p><b>WHILE THERE ARE SOME OVERZEALOUS ODDBALLS</b> out there who meticulously polish their headset spacers with Q-tips, most of us treat bike cleaning as a quick chore—if we do it at all.<p>But in your rush to get the job done, you can make mistakes that …

Six Steps to Achieve Your Cycling Goals

Whether you want to keep up with a faster group, finish your first century, or stand at the top of a podium, it all starts with a goal and a plan<p>When you’re new to cycling, the secret to improvement is simple: Ride your bike…a lot. Then rest, and do it again and again. If you have friends who ride, …

Perfect Pedaling: Get a Better Pedal Stroke

Get the most energy from each crank revolution with these tips for proper pedaling<p>Pedaling in a simple circle is a complex thing, but mastering it can save energy, says Todd Carver, biomechanist at Colorado's Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. He says that with proper ankling (shown here; not the …

Where to Use Bike Lubricant

To keep your ride's moving parts moving, the right lubricant is key.<p>For some, bike lubricant is an unglamorous necessity. But for obsessives, it transcends the utilitarian function of keeping moving parts moving, and becomes the bike-maintenance equivalent of wine—lube snobs, like fine-wine …

Your Chamois: A User's Guide

In which we clear up a few of the misunderstood elements of padded cycling shorts<p><b>Myth</b> A chamois is little more than extra cushioning between you and your saddle. <b><br>Reality</b> Assuming you wear it correctly—i.e., without underwear—a chamois pad not only supports your sit bones, but also prevents chafing …

Bicycling's 50 Golden Rules

The cycling standards you need to know<p>Cyclists are innovators, constantly hunting for an edge. Over the last half-century, we've tried thousands of methods to become stronger, faster, and smarter on a bike—many of which have been discarded through the years.<p>These are the rules that have …

Back To School: 10 Simple And Functional Desks For A Successful Start

A new school year is about to start and with it comes the opportunity to also make some changes around the house. Maybe it’s time for some new …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

The right design choices will make extra space appear as if by magic.<p>Whether it's a teensy powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, an awkward washroom can really cramp your style. Fly through your morning routine with these easy storage and styling solutions for tiny …

10 Easy Pieces: Front-Loading Washing Machines

When it comes to washing machines, are we biased? Yes. In our opinion, front-loading washers are it. Here are our ten picks.<p>In the five years since …

The Basics of Shifting Bike Gears

With a little practice, changing bike gears can be as intuitive as pedaling. Here are six things to remember.<p><b>1. The Gears</b><br>Most bikes have two or three chainrings in the front and anywhere from 7 to 11 gears, or cogs, in the back. Moving the chain from the smallest rear cog to the largest eases your …