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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Insane Workout Could Be Your Ticket To Explosive Strength & Endurance

We can't all be blessed with Cristiano Ronaldo's looks and arrogance confidence (if you were that good you'd be prissy and inscrutable too). We can, …

Cristiano Ronaldo

28 Successful Executives Share the Best Advice They Received From Their Dads

A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children.<p>A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children. Here's how more than two dozen successful leaders say their dads affected their trajectories.<p>1. Surround yourself with great people.<p>"The best …

Leadership

The Secret Worlds and Subcultures of Surfing

Photo: Sarah Lee from <i>Surf Odyssey</i>, Copyright Gestalten 2016<p>Surfing is rife with stereotypes of laid-back, tanned athletes in tropical locales. But go beyond the surface and you’ll find some of the most interesting subcultures in sport, from bike-and-surf gangs to teenage girls who ride in …

The 15-Minute Cardio Workout for Busy Guys

At some point in the last 20 years, the term “cardio” became synonymous with light jogging. Jogging leads to 5-hour marathon times, adult …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

How to Use Caffeine on Race Day

You’ll find caffeine everywhere on the endurance circuit, popping up in a slew of products—powders, gels, drink, chews, gums, and even sprays. Evidence of its potential as a performance enhancer has been around for years, but scientists and athletes alike are still unpacking the nuances—and the …

Behind The Scenes of “Continuance: Part 2”

Revisiting snapshots from Kelly Slater's season-ending injury at J-Bay last year<p>One year ago, Kelly Slater teamed up with Group Efforts and Alek …

Elite Athletes Have Some Strange Eating Habits

It’s no secret athletes eat some weird shit. That’s the case for a number of reasons. They need to eat more calories than the average person to keep up with their loaded workout schedule. They spend more time thinking about how food affects performance. And they’re often pretty attached to their …

The Best Performance Food for Every Activity

Twenty years ago, performance nutrition meant water and a banana. Today, it more closely resembles a science experiment, with neon-colored gels, powders, gummies, and an endless stream of protein and energy bars. That leaves many people (including us) overwhelmed and confused, so we set out to …

What someone drives, wears, or earns won't tell you anything about their wealth — and most people don't ask the question that will

Have you ever asked yourself the question, "Am I wealthy?"<p>If you're living paycheck to paycheck and have tens of thousands of dollars in debt, then the answer is pretty simple. No, you're not wealthy.<p>But, if you've been reading this blog for a few years, have gotten yourself out of debt, and …

A Photo Trip Along the Ancient Silk Road

Recently, while reading an XKCD comic about temperature preferences, the name “Turpan” caught my eye, which led me down an internet rabbit-hole that eventually led me to create this trip along the ancient Silk Road for you, using photographs, traveling from east to west. Starting in Xi’an, China, …

Free Photography Resources for Beginners and Pros to Hone Their Skills

As the cameras on our phones become increasingly powerful, more and more people are becoming interested in photography like never before. While having an understanding of composition is an important first step to crafting a picture, knowing the basics of the photographic medium will take your …

Must-watch trail running videos from 2017

Time is well-wasted watching these trail running videos from the past 12 monthsThe post Must-watch trail running videos from 2017 appeared first on …

14 Racing Games That Want to Win Over Your Wallet

The business end of 2017 (and early 2018) is looking like the most exciting time to be a racing gamer in years. I certainly can’t remember a busier …

World Rally Championship

Keeping these 12 plants in your home can improve your health — and they're almost impossible to kill

Eating plants isn't the only way to reap their benefits. Science has shown that keeping a simple houseplant can do wonders for your health.<p>Horticulturist Marc Hachadourian, the director of the Nolen Greenhouses at the New York Botanical Garden, told us that plants benefit both your physical and …

Illustrator Perfectly Captures How an Introvert Likes to Spend the Weekend

For an introvert, the weekend is best spent alone. It’s precious time to stay home, binge watch Netflix, and snuggle with a furry pal. But what happens when a friend suggests hanging out? The prospect can fill an introvert with dread! Landysh, one half of the drawing duo Lingvistov, perfectly …

Nomadic Couple Spends 6 Years Traveling 80,000 Miles Across Europe in a Van

In the Spring of 2010, partners Lauren Smith and Calum Creasey—founders of <i>The Rolling Home</i>—decided to pack only their essential possessions and to set out on an adventure that would end up being a six-year-long road trip. With little money and a lot of imagination, they bought a Volkswagen T4 and …

RVs

In The Beginning: Brett’s Von Fuerst Road Bike

It’s nearly a year since I traveled to the UK and attended a frame building course with Downland Cycles, and until now I didn’t even realize there was a class right here in Australia. Brett Fuerst studied under the tuition of Brett Richardson at Brisbane TAFE and built this impressive road bike …

Bicycles

I tracked my spending every day for a week — these are the costs that made me cringe

I pride myself on being a pretty frugal guy. I have a reputation among friends of turning down any event that costs over $30. I used my last laptop for nine years, only replacing it after it died. I still use a 10-year-old classic iPod that I got for Christmas in 2006. I am a pro at denying myself …

Infographic: An Illustrated Guide To Some Of The Best Brunch Places In London

<b>Are you a fan</b> of crepes, pancakes, and coffee? Ampersand Travel shares some of the best locations where you can enjoy a scrumptious brunch whilst in …

Breakfast

Road To Nowhere: Equilibrium Cycle Works Supernova

Japan is not the easiest country in which to establish oneself as a custom frame builder, but Vladimir Balahovsky is making headway, thanks to a most singular style of fluid and non-traditional designs, like this aero Supernova racer.<p>Vlad was tutored in the craft of steel frame building by Masami …

The Sound Of Her Wings: Tsubasa Bicycles Crow

In August, Sydney was descended upon by a pair of dark birds, heralded by the sound of beating wings. Edvinas Vavilovas and two models from his Tsubasa Bicycles range were exhibited at the Rapha Cycle Club, and I managed to capture one before it flew away.<p>Tsubasa Bicycles is based in London, but …

Philly Bike Expo 2017 Preview: Bishop Bikes

<i>The 2016 Philadelphia Bike Expo, held November 5-6, broke its exhibitor record with a 28% increase in custom frame builders showing their works compared to the previous year. Regarded by many of the small custom workshops as representing the heart and soul of the industry, this family-run event was</i> …

Method in Modular: 10 Floor Plans Using Shipping Container Architecture

Shipping container architecture has developed its own niche in both design and representation. Colorful or grungy? Economical or gentrified? Either …

Tasty Pasties: Donhou Bicycles x Kibosh

At this stage, this is all you get to see of the Kibosh Racing team bikes built by Tom Donhou with no small contribution by the members themselves. Tom has constructed a fleet of frames that the South West team will use to combat the local circuit this season.<p>Kibosh Racing are a group of …

V1 House / TNT architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> We always pursue the design concept of "Architecture is a bridge", the bridge between people and people, …

Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on This Island for 28 Years

Mauro Morandi's failing catamaran was carried to Budelli Island nearly three decades ago by chance. He never left.<p>Seventy-eight-year-old Mauro Morandi often walks along the rocky shores of Budelli Island and looks out over the disconsolate sea, feeling dwarfed by the phantom forces that tug and …

National Parks