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15 Recent Ads That Glorify Sexual Violence Against Women

Yet advertisers often make light of sexual violence towards women. They disguise it as innuendo, humor, or artistic expression, and hope the shock factor will work promotional magic for their product.<p>Back in the "Mad Men" era it was unsurprising to see women treated poorly in ads.<p>But we've found …

Wine will become 'unaffordable' luxury

Wine could once again become a luxury enjoyed by only the wealthy elite because of taxes and other Government restrictions, a major retailer has warned<p>Stephen Lewis, the chief executive of Majestic Wine, said that rising duty on wine and the prospect of a ban on retailers’ discounts could reverse a …

Not Riding It Right

Missing the important moves sometimes can be shrugged off—but missing authenticity can't<p>To stay with the group, Bobby and I had already crossed five or six fault lines just before they split wide open, one or the other of us each time sensing something in the clicking gears, and changing cadences, …

Hill Training In Your Head

Six secrets to climb better—no intervals necessary<p>Occasionally when he was riding his bike, Dan Freedman would find himself on a stretch of road that confounded him. It looked steep, yet he’d fly to the top. Then, when he thought he was cresting it, his legs would still be screaming. Every cyclist …

In this 2012 viral video out of Sabadell, Spain, a street musician plays Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. And then something starts to happen… 

In this 2012 viral video out of Sabadell, Spain, a street musician plays Beethoven’s <i>Ode to Joy.</i> And then something starts to happen…

The best headphones you can buy

Headphones are everywhere, invading our ears in a conquering horde. And like hordes, they come in every style, color, and configuration you can …

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Personal Trainer: Weight-Loss Tips for Cyclists

Whether you’re trying to drop pounds to get healthy or to win your local hillclimb, here are five strategies for weight-loss success<p>Two-thirds of the adult population in the United States is classified as overweight or obese. As an active individual, you may not be inflating this statistic, but …

Knock Out Knee Pain

Protect your knees with these four tried and true training tips.<p><b>"PATELLOFEMORAL SYNDROME IN CYCLING</b> results from the undersurface of the knee cap rubbing too hard and for too many repetitions against the femur, grinding away the smooth cartilage on both," says Brian Prax, a physical therapist based …

Find Your Fighting Weight

Eliminate excess baggage and watch your fitness soar<p>You probably know at least one person who spent hundreds of dollars to shave a few grams off his bike—and would have been better served shedding pounds from his own frame. That’s because one of the keys to cycling performance is power-to-weight …

Solve the Bike-to-Work Puzzle

The most common commuting excuses and issues, solved<p>One question has stumped bike advocates since the invention of the freewheel: Why don’t more people ride to work?<p>On paper, pedaling is a clear winner over the alternatives. It’s good for the environment, your bank account, your body, and even your …

Alexis Petridis on Glastonbury 2013 lineup So, the Stones are headlining after all. But never fear: if you've run out of sympathy for the old devils, alternatives abound - http://gu.com/p/3emzc/tw Photograph: Jim Dyson/Getty Images

MP3 of the Day #747: Phoenix - There Goes The Fear, a UK/US/IE Music Web site

<b>Phoenix</b>‘s new album ‘Bankrupt!’ is scheduled to be released on Atlantic on the 22nd of April, and we’ve got this Blood Orange (Dev Hynes) remix of …

Clip joint: films that feature yelling Modern recording gear means movie actors don't have to shout to be heard. So those moments when actors roar from the bottom of their lungs are to be treasured - http://gu.com/p/3emhq/tw Photograph: Rex Features

#54: Danny Boyle, Jonathan Pryce, David Holmes - Mar 29, 2013

Game of Thrones Season 3 Sneak Preview Report and Cast Q&A

<i>Ozzy Armstrong with a spoiler-free report from a special London preview of the Game of Thrones season 3 opener ‘Valar Dohaeris’, followed by a</i> …

Authors’ Funniest Responses to the Film Adaptations of Their Work

Novels have always been fodder for filmmakers, but it seems as though the adaptation pace has been amped up in recent years (and even in recent …

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Will streaming and cloud-based music services warm up to high-res audio, or kill it for good?

Regardless of which side of the digital audio fence you prefer to hang your shears, there is no question that the market has spoken in terms of its …

North Yorkshire travel tips: mountain biking in Dalby Forest

Driving the long winding lanes to Dalby Forest, you notice that most cars are laden with bikes. Cyclists buzz through the trees, they rest in glades, …

Millions of Britons flee abroad in search of Easter sunshine

The grim weather at home is sending millions of Britons abroad in search of guaranteed sunshine over the Easter break, according to travel agents and …