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Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed By Harvard Study

Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do, strengthening your closest relationships and taking care of yourself physically, financially and emotionally.<p>Thus revealed a recent survey of Harvard’s class of 1980 – with data likely biased to those feeling good enough about their …

Happiness

10 Easy Ways to Kick-Start Your Metabolism Every Morning

Your metabolism is one of the major keys to providing your body with the energy it needs to keep going. It converts <b>the food you eat</b> into the energy …

Wellness

4 Bike Fit Tips to Knock Out Knee Pain

The simplest ways to find your perfect seat height and cleat position<p>You could spend a century's worth of riding time calculating your seat height with all the formulas out there. Five-time Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault swore by his method of multiplying his inseam by 0.885, while fellow …

Tour de France

Busted a Garmin Mount? There’s a Simple Fix

Dog Ears has a $20 solution to get you back in business<p>By now, Garmin’s Edge computer units are ubiquitous in the sport of cycling. On any group ride, you’ll see more than a handful, because they’re great computers whether you’re using heart rate, power, or just the included functions.<p>But there’s a …

Garmin

7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself At The End Of Each Day

Each day we have tons of inquiries -- for our co-workers, our friends, our families. But do we ever ask ourselves any questions? If we don't, we may be framing our own mindsets through someone else's lens. Below are seven questions that will not only help you take a positive perspective on your …

Improve Your Sleep Quality

Get the right kind of shut-eye to wake refreshed tomorrow<p>Sleep helps you build muscle, recover from training, and even maintain a healthy weight, but most of us don’t get enough of it. While people generally equate "good sleep" with getting eight consecutive hours, a University of California–San …

Wellness

Please Your Knees

The joint operates so efficiently that we barely notice it—until something goes wrong. Here's how to keep yours working smoothly on and off the bike.<p><b>42:</b> Percent of cyclists who experience knee pain. The leading causes are overuse and improper bike fit.<p><b>Your Knee</b><br>(A) femur<br>(B) IT band<br>(C) patella<br>(D) …

Cycling

9 Foods To Help You Ride All Winter Long

These foods pack in the nutrients you need to keep the flu and other illnesses at bay<p>It takes more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. You need a variety of nutrients to help keep your immune system on guard and you riding all winter long. While filling up on plenty of servings of colorful …

Nutrition

Arianna Huffington On Why Every Human Needs Downtime

If you want to live a fully successful life, you need to plan out time to do absolutely nothing.<p>That's the message Arianna Huffington shared with …

Fit curlers

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Architectural Landmarks Created with Bicycle Tire Tracks by Thomas Yang | Colossal

<p>Earlier this year we mentioned Thomas Yang over at 100copies used the prints from bicycle tire treads to create a poster of the Empire State …

8 Affordable Rental Chalets For Your Next Ski Vacation

Looking for a little bit of winter luxury?<p>These rental homes, all available on HomeAway, are perfect for anyone looking for a little bit of affordable winter luxury.

Skiing

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

LGBTQ<p>22-year-old Robinson’s portrayal of Simon Spier in <i>Love, Simon</i> is everything we need it to be.<p>By Alim Kheraj21 hours agoView More<p>Style<p>Just ask …

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Bike Skills: Ride Through the Snow

Keep rolling all winter with these valuable tips from snow-bike champ Peter Basinger<p>Drop 32-year-old Peter Basinger’s name in a conversation with a group of cyclists, and you’re unlikely to get a reaction—unless that group knows about snow biking. Basinger is a master of this super-niche skill set: …

Mountain Biking

What's Inside the Challenge Grifo CX Tubular Tire

Tubular tires astound riders with control, comfort, and speed. A look inside the Challenge Grifo CX shows you why.<p><b>1. Tread</b><br>Made from natural rubbers. Challenge's treads are hand glued with temperature-sensitive latex rubber cement, not bonded to a casing as in a vulcanized tire. The process keeps …

Cement

Fall Asleep in 10 Minutes

These tips for drifting off will help you sleep soundly and wake up ready to ride<p>You wake up in the middle of the night, relieved it's only 3 a.m. and that you still have a few hours of solid shuteye before you clip into your pedals. Only, you can't fall back to sleep. You toss and turn and check …

Sleep

26 things to do on a bike before you die

No matter how long you’ve been riding, there’s always room to squeeze in a new experience on your bike.<p>Here we’ve listed the 26 things that we think …

Cycling

Are you productive or just busy?

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab.<p>Do you confuse busy with effective?<p>Donald Draper, the elegant …

The Hour Record: An interactive timeline

The Hour is cycling’s most iconic record. Man and machine against the clock, where every rider from any generation can race against each other to see …

Matthias Brandle beats Voigt's hour record, riding 51.852km

Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling) set a new world hour record in Aigle, Switzerland at the UCI’s 200-meter track, riding 51.852 kilometers.<p>Jens Voigt …

Three ways to help your group make the right decision

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Thirty years ago, renowned author Edward de Bono compared a …

Cars vs. bicycles: Get out of my lane! (Can’t we all just get along?)

Hell hath no fury like a driver who believes he has been wronged.<p>Of course, hell also hath no fury like a cyclist who believes she has been wronged.<p>Especially when both sides believe they're doing the right thing and are therefore untouchable, irreproachable, and entitled to lecture on the subject …

Yoga to the Rescue!

Why twisting like a pretzel can improve your riding—and how to do it right<p>Years of cycling had taken its toll on my flexibility, posture, core stability, and riding position. In the past, friends and colleagues had suggested yoga, but I resisted. Training to me was always about hard work and …

Yoga

The Best Cordless Electric Chainsaws

Although they don't have the power of a gas saw, cordless electric chainsaws are lighter, quieter, and simple to start. Plus: no fumes! Perfect for pruning, yard cleanup, and light cutting.

Why we must teach children how to move

It's a bit counterintuitive. Humans are born with the capacity to move, but not the skills to do so.<p>Think about swimming the front crawl as an example. Most of us are born with the ability to stroke the water with our arms, kick our legs and turn our heads to the side, but we have to be taught …