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Weekend Film: Cycling 'The Frozen Road' Across the Canadian Arctic, Alone

“I’m so scared of this threat of wolves, and I don’t know if I’m being completely irrational.”<p><b>One man drops everything to fat bike the world,</b> …

Northern Canada

Learning Transformed

The traditional model of schooling in which students are taught to regurgitate information, ultimately preparing them for the industrial model of the …

Pedagogy

How to Accept Yourself, Your Life, And Your Reality

You''ll never be able to create the right reality if you aren't willing to let the wrong reality go.<p><b>Accepting the reality</b> of your life sounds like it should be easy enough. But many, many people <b>hold to a different version.</b> It may be based in regret, disappointment, denial, or just <b>waiting for</b> …

Self-improvement

LEGO® Birthday Gift for Him, Wedding Gift, LEGO® Family Frame with Personalised Minifigures, Anniversary Gift For Him

LEGO® FAMILY CUSTOMISED PERSONALISED MINIFIGURES FRAME - LEGO® BIRTHDAY GIFT, LEGO® CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR HIM<p>** International Tracked shipping option highly recommended for orders outside the UK**<p>Encapsulate your family in LEGO® and hang it proudly on your wall. The perfect gift for Christmas, …

Lego

Google collaborates with NCERT to introduce 'Digital Citizenship' course to encourage online safety

Google has collaborated with National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to integrate ‘Digital Citizenship’ course in the …

Education Technology

Quick Set: Swim Fitness Tester

Check in with your swim fitness by completing this “test set” workout three weeks in a row. Pick a day of the week that you can replicate everything …

Swimming

How To Not Let Bad Results Affect You

By Will jonathan on SwimSwam It was 5-time Olympic Gold Medalist Ian Thorpe who once said this: <b>“For myself, losing is not coming second. It’s getting</b> …

Self-help

Getting started with music theory

To help point you in the right direction, Native Instruments has listed a selection of music theory tutorials to help expand your musical …

Electric Guitar

Vitamin D-3 could 'reverse' damage to heart

By probing the effect that vitamin D-3 has on the cells that make up the lining of blood vessels, scientists at Ohio State University in Columbus …

Medical Research

40 seconds cycling, three times per week: That’s how much you need to ride to get fit, says BBC documentary

<b>Volunteers in BBC documentary see upp to 14 per cent improvement in fitness over five weeks</b><p>Two minutes of riding per week isn’t a lot, but apparently …

Exercise

After 45 Birthdays, Here Are '12 Rules for Life'

Don't lose friends over politics. Don't lose a spouse over pickles.<p>Be kind. Mean is easy; kind is hard. Somewhere in eighth grade, many of us acquired the idea that the nasty putdown, the superior smile, the clever one liner, are the signs of intelligence and great personal strength. But this kind …

Positive Thinking

Visible Learning Ranks Teacher Estimate as #1 Factor in Learning

Teacher Estimate of Student Achievement is #1 Factor in Learning<p>What educational policies have the greatest impact on students?<p>What influences …

Pedagogy

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Running

<i>The surprising habits that get in the way of running well, and how you can get back on track.</i>Your body knows how to run—smoothly, efficiently, …

Running

The 24 Funniest Books Ever Written

A genuinely funny book is one of life's simplest pleasures, but finding the real stand-outs is never as easy. We asked some leading lights of comedy and literature to nominate the books that make them laugh out loud, and here are the results

Books

The VeloNews Training Plan, part 2: Building your plan

In Part 1 of the <i>VeloNews</i> Training Plan, you learned the fundamental principles of training. This second component will help you build a training plan …

Extreme Sports

Train to Run Faster As You Age

If you’re like most of us, you may be over the hill before you even realize there was a hill to go over in the first place.<p>The book “Running Science: …

Triathlons

Curious Kids: How do glasses help you see?

<i>This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer.</i> …

Kids

10 Basic Cycling Skills Every Triathlete Should Master

<i>In other words, here’s how to ride a bike.</i>Almost every adult-onset triathlete knows the phrase “it’s just like riding a bike” is a gross …

Cycling

25 Valuable Quotes to Remember When You Feel Like You've Failed

Others have failed like you. And like them, you'll grow and still succeed.<p>When a little kid falls on their face, they might cry for a few seconds. But what do they do afterward? They don't just stay in the dirt. They get up and bounce back from the failure. You need to show that same resilience any …

Motivation

How To Stop Feeling Nervous Before You Race

By Will jonathan on SwimSwam As someone who works with swimmers all over the country on a weekly basis, one of the most common reasons why a client …

Swimming

Start Your Commitment to Swimming with This Test Set

Maybe it’s the soft glow of pool lights or the early-morning pick-me-up. Whatever has you thinking about swimming this winter, this workout will help …

Triathlons

This Video About Life As A ‘Boy Mom’ Is Way Too Real

This mom’s hilarious video nails what it’s like raising boys<p>If you have a son, you know a few things to be true: there will be messes, there will be …

6 core truths

Strong ‘core’ muscles are believed to be essential for performance. But what if everything we thought we knew about the core is wrong?Over the past …

Track & Field

8 Things to Know About Cyclocross National Championships

Not sure when—or who—to watch? Here's what's happening in the mud this week in Reno.<p>Cyclocross National Championships are underway, with the elite race set for Sunday afternoon in Reno, Nevada. The town, best known for its casinos, is surprisingly fired up about the event: Everyone I've …

The best running shoes for men, women, long distance and trails

It’s often said that running is free, you just step out of the door and go. Sorry to break it to you, but that isn’t quite true. While you might not …

Pull-a-geddon: Try This Swim Workout to Develop a Stronger and More Powerful Pull

<i>Ready to level up your pulling game in the water? Give this nasty workout that I did recently a go and send your pull to new heights.</i><p>It’s hard to …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Teams. This Single Quality Contributed Most to Their Success

What matters isn't so much who's on your team, but rather how the team works together.<p>The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out …

road.cc Adventure and Cyclocross Bike of the Year 2017-18

Looking for the best Adventure and Cyclocross Bikes we've tested? Look no further

Off-roading

Four habits that will create resilient kids who can weather life’s challenges

“You’re moving AGAIN?” our acquaintances exclaim when we tell them that we will be relocating. The follow-up is generally a variation of either, “What a wonderful opportunity for your kids,” or “But your kids — they’re in high school now — Will they be okay? How are they taking it?”<p>The life we have …

Parenting

Never stop learning – Where you can learn something new in 2018

Over the years I have engaged in a variety of learning opportunities which have included attending evening classes at local schools and then as a …