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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 …

Income Inequality

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, …

Genghis Khan

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

As 2017 comes to a close, we’ve compiled some of the notable videos to come out of the trail running scene.<p>From short film-style videos from Billy …

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 …

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 …

Botanical Gardens

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 …

Introverts

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 …

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 …

Healthy Eating

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 …

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 …

Birds

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> …

Russia wants to bring the Trans-Siberian Railway to Japan

A proposed new extension to the iconic Trans-Siberian rail network may mean travellers could soon be able to start their train journey in London and finish in Tokyo.<p>The proposal would see the iconic rail route extended to an incredible 8400 miles in length, with the help of two new extensions. The …

'The most beautiful and simple existence': one couple shares their experience of running 5000 miles through South America

An English woman who ran the length of South America in 15 months with her husband has detailed their extraordinary exploits in a new book called Running South America.<p>Ecologist Katharine Lowrie from Devon and her management consultant husband David from Northumberland ran 6504 miles, starting from …

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 …

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 …

Travel Photography

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, …

adidas Originals Hamburg GTX

A winterized model featuring Gore-Tex lining.<p>The iconic adidas Originals Hamburg silhouette is reworked into a winterized model for the 2015 fall/winter season, offered in either a black or green colorway. Constructed with premium materials, the seasonal silhouette features durable ballistic nylon …

Shoes

BAIT Diadora N.9000 Spiaggia Rosa Pink Sand Beach

BAIT And Diadora Pay Homage To The Beaches Of Sardinia, Italy<p>November 7, 2016 by Zack Schlemmer<p>4.82 / 5 <i>42 VOTES</i><p>California-based sneaker shop takes …

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Everytime I’ve done an <b></b>emergency fair, the most popular <b>alternative cooking</b> method that I demonstrate has been the <b>Rocket Stove</b> (by a long shot)! People …

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