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The healthiest ways to cook veggies and boost nutrition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you love vegetables or not, there's one thing you know for sure: Veggies are really good for you. And you can make them even more nutritious if you prepare them in ways that maximize their benefits.<p>Oddly enough, that's not likely to be raw. Studies show the process of cooking …

Nutrition

Four Rides to Shed Pounds and Get Faster

Want to lose weight while still gaining speed? Don't diet, just pedal—these four workouts will help you get there.

Fitness

Google Just Made $150 of Great Photography Software Totally Free

Nik is the German company behind popular mobile app Snapseed, and a bunch of fantastic plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. The company was …

A Time to Build: Strength Exercises for Cyclists in the Off-Season

Jump-start next season by getting stronger now.<p>While winter weather can wreak havoc on your riding routine, the colder months are a great opportunity to build a foundation for spring. Off-season strength and mobility training will lower your risk of pulling a muscle while shoveling your way out of …

Workouts

These 10 Products Will Help You Ride Farther and Recover Faster

Bicycling’s Fit Chick shares the gear she swears by when going really, really long

Cycling

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 …

Sleep

6 of the Most Essential but Underused Camera Features

If you are just getting started in photography, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find these six often overlooked features in the menu of your DSLR. …

Shutter Speed

6 Ways to Boost Your Creativity | Inc.com

Stuck in a creative rut? We've all been there. Sometimes the moment you need to tap into your creativity is the second it shuts down. Before banging your head against the wall, try one (or all) of these ways to boost brain activity and get your creative juices flowing.<p>1) Allow yourself to …

Creativity

Boost Your Blood to Boost Performance

The fluid in your veins carries everything you need to ride strong and feel great. Here's how one writer learned to fill it with the right stuff.<p>As a mountain bike racer, I’m pretty familiar with the sight of my blood. But barring blood donations—both accidental and intentional—I’d never thought a …

Nutrition

Science says people decide these 9 things within seconds of meeting you

Within moments of meeting people, you decide all sorts of things about them, from status to intelligence to promiscuity.

Psychology

Leading People When They Know More than You Do

If you’re a manager in a knowledge-driven industry, chances are you’re an expert in the area you manage. Try to imagine a leader without this expertise doing your job. You’ll probably conclude it couldn’t be done. But as your career advances, at some point you will be promoted into a job which …

Leadership

Grill One of These Awe-Inspiring Hunks of Meat This Summer, Because You Can

These huge, juicy cuts of meat for the grill all serve a crowd, have really good rubs, and happen to be idiot-proof.<p>Want to make an impression? Do like <b>Chad Colby</b> at L.A.’s <b>Chi Spacca</b> and grill up huge, Flintstonian cuts of meat—we’re talking a triple-cut pork chop and a beefy <i>bistecca</i>—cooked to …

BBQ

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

European Travel

The Golden Ring: a road trip through the heart of Russia

East of Moscow lies the land of small historical towns, ancient onion-domed churches, gingerbread cottages and largely unspoilt countryside, all in sharp contrast with the imperial megalomania of Moscow and St Petersburg. When the USSR started opening up for foreign tourists in the 1960s, the …

European Travel

3 Chocolate Cake Recipes You Need in Your Life

Learn how to make chocolate cake, the easy, intermediate, and advance ways.<p><i>Welcome to Baking 1-2-3, by associate food editor Claire Saffitz. Each month, she’ll guide you through a three-step baking process. The first recipe is for the beginners out there, the second for intermediate-level bakers,</i> …

Dessert

How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

Interior Design

Get Free Gear Just for Riding Your Bike

Earn store credit at Competitive Cyclist by recording your mileage on Strava<p>Chances are at some point you’ve brainstormed ways to get paid to ride your bike. For those of us not gifted with the talent and drive to become pro cyclists, our lists have turned up a few imperfect alternatives—bike …

Cycling

Eat These Foods for Faster Recovery from Injury

To mend muscles and fix fractures more quickly, look no further than your local market<p>When an injury sidelines a cyclist, the natural reaction is to cut back on calories until it's time to ride—and burn energy—again. But the healing process demands fuel, too. "It's like fixing a house," says sports …

Nutrition

Why You Should Watch Out for Your 5-Year Job Anniversary

Most of us begin a new position with energy and a desire to impress. Our effort is high. Our passion is infectious. Our enthusiasm helps us to excel quickly.<p>But for some, work becomes mundane and repetitive. They lose some of their passion, and their work can begin to feel like a chore. Eventually …

Middle Age

A social psychologist explains how to recover from making a horrible first impression

"I wish I could take some of the pressure off people when it comes to making first impressions, but the reality is that they are really important, mostly because they are so difficult to change and because they're made remarkably quickly — usually within seconds, before you've even said a word," …

Weight Loss

When an Employee Quits and You Didn’t See It Coming

It’s Friday afternoon and one of your employees asks for a private meeting. Before you even close the door, she tells you she’s found another job and is leaving the company. Once you get over the shock, how should you respond? How do you cover her responsibilities? And how do you make sure that the …

Fashion Industry

Networking for Introverts

The night before a conference where I was scheduled to speak, I found myself in a crowded bar just south of Greenwich Village. The organizers had arranged a VIP reception, and — having just moved to New York — I figured I should attend. Indeed, I had good conversations with four interesting people …

This new startup lets the math nerds unleash their brilliance on your business

Now what?<p>Your ability to do anything really interesting with that data is partly limited by the power of the computer in front of you, which is fine at a small scale.<p>But when you consider the fact that Facebook employees sift one million gigabyes of data per day in search of ways to make the social …

Big Data

Delivering an Effective Performance Review

It’s performance review season, and you know the drill. Drag each of your direct reports into a conference room for a one-on-one, hand them an official-looking document, and then start in with the same, tired conversation. Say some positive things about what the employee is good at, then some …

The Do's And Don'ts Of Creativity

“Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.” – Albert Einstein<p>Creativity is one of the most intrinsically rewarding endeavors we engage in. Creativity requires a combination of innovation, inspiration, and a tremendous amount of hard work. It allows …

Creativity

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

Management

How to Manage Someone Who Can’t Handle Ambiguity

Joan, a senior executive I coached once, had many excellent leadership qualities. She was creative, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable about her industry. But most people working with or for her also found her impossible to deal with.<p>Rigidly opinionated and prone to angry outbursts, she was …

Psychology

Pronouns Matter when Psyching Yourself Up

Some people seem to have an amazing ability to stay rational no matter what. They efficiently make good, clear decisions while the rest of us waste energy doing things like panicking about upcoming tasks, ruminating pointlessly, or refusing to move on from our failures. Those cool-headed …

UC Berkeley

How to talk to anyone at a networking event

The only problem is you've never met any of these people before, and you're terrified of making an awkward first impression.<p>First of all, lighten up, says master networker Jon Levy, and take comfort in knowing there are tactics you can use to make your next networking event not only worth your time …

Employment

9 Foods to Help You Sleep

These all-natural sleep aids will have you hitting the pillow—and riding stronger— in no time<p>Tired and stressed? Join the club. Forty percent of Americans report having some symptoms of insomnia within a given year, according to the National Sleep Foundation. And being tired all the time is no …

Nutrition