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All Your Sunscreen Questions, Answered

Sunscreen is a wonder of technology. It’s the closest thing we have to an anti-aging miracle, and it makes the outdoors safe for pale folks like me …

Skin Care

Comparison Test: Are Wider Rims Better? We Try 4 Different Widths

I still remember the corner clearly. Dropping off the lift, you pick up the narrow, rocky trail down to the grass. Mud soon replaces rock underfoot …

How to pick the right mountain bike tire

Tires can be broken down into three key zones: center, transition, and side/cornering zone.Talk all you want about the benefits of upgrading wheels, …

Mountain Biking

Best summer books 2018, as picked by writers – part one

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie<p>Meg Wolitzer’s <i>The Female Persuasion</i> (Chatto) is wonderfully dense and wise, a page-turner that succeeds both at character and ideas. It felt true to life.<p><i>Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A</i> (Bodley Head) by Danielle Allen, a memoir about the loss of a beloved cousin, is …

Books

5 Questions You'll Hear at Your Next Job Interview — and Exactly How to Answer Them

Bookmark this now.<p>Look, there’s no way around this: job hunting sucks.<p>It’s stressful, time-consuming, and success hinges on a million different …

Employment

The best foods for boosting your immune system

A strong immune system helps to keep a person healthy. Can specific foods boost the immune system?<p>The immune system consists of organs, cells, …

Wellness

These Teardrop Trailers Are Ideal for Skiers

A teardrop trailer business is not the exit plan for most pro skiers. But it's certainly worked for Jen Hudak.<p>Jen, a four-time national champion in …

RVs

MAXXIS EXO+ – New casing for trail and enduro tyres

<b>MAXXIS is aiming to increase the puncture protection of its EXO tyres with the new EXO+ casing. So, in future, there will be another alternative for</b> …

Mountain Biking

BikeYoke Revive Dropper Post

This German-engineered dropper post takes a different approach to most others, ditching the internal floating piston for incredibly smooth action...<br>( …

Cycling

The 17 Best Hostels in the World | Nomadic Matt

Updated: 07/09/18 | July 9th, 2018<p>I often write about my favorite hostels in regions around the world. Today, I want to combine it all into one place …

European Travel

Bike Check: Bernard Kerr's Pivot Phoenix DH - Val di Sole World Cup DH 2018

Bernard likes to have his bike set up exactly as he knows it. Once we have the setup at the beginning of the year it tends to stay for the entire …

Mountain Biking

How to Turn High Cost Japan into a Cheap Place to Visit

Updated: 7/5/2018 | July 5th, 2018<p>For years, I put off going to Japan because I was afraid of how expensive it would be. The rumors I’d heard about …

Japan

Here's why you should always sleep on your side, according to sleep experts

There's nothing more frustrating than going to bed for a good night's sleep only to wake the next morning feeling even more tired than you did before you turned in. Whether it's snoring, an over-active mind or digestive issues, there can be many causes behind a restless night - but they could all …

Sleep

Special Forces Commandos Eat Like This To Build Muscle & Drop Fat

Your nutrition has a massive effect on your athletic performance and your aesthetics. Coming from a background of competitive gymnastics, soccer, …

Nutrition

10 Habits The Wealthy Use That Will Put You 90% Ahead Of Everyone Else

Admit it…<p>You’ve become obsessed with reaching financial independence the moment you knew this was a possibility.<p>However, you don’t come from a rich …

Self-improvement

5 places in Costa Rica you won’t find in most guidebooks

Costa Rica isn’t hurting for visitors, and with all those fellow travelers on the road, you might expect it to be difficult to get off the beaten …

Central America

First Ride: Santa Cruz Bronson and 5010

V3 Brings Plus, Reach, 2.6 inch and another low-mount shock<p>We've seen three significant updates to three significant Santa Cruz bikes in the past …

Santa Cruz

KS Announces 27.2mm Cartridge Enhancements

PRESS RELEASE: KS<p>KS has developed an all-new cartridge specifically for use on KS's premium droppers compatible with 27.2mm seat tubes. The smallest …

Mountain Biking

The Secret Trick That Will Save You Hundreds Of Dollars On Airfare

What’s the deal with airfare prices? Over the past two years, ticket prices have declined by 3 percent, while passengers are slammed with checked bag …

The best MTB disc brake you can buy | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

<b>Disc brakes now have it harder than ever before: we’re riding faster, tires bite harder, and the trails we ride are getting tougher. To go fast, we</b> …

The best heavy-duty knee pads you can buy | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

<b>Riders after maximum protection should take a closer look at the knee pads in the heavy-duty category. The ideal option for bike park sessions,</b> …

The best lightweight knee pads you can buy | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

<b>No longer the preserve of freeriders or competitive downhillers, today there is no excuse for trail and enduro riders not to wear the extra bit of</b> …

Backpacking

Why athletes need a ‘quiet eye’

Want to know who will win a World Cup game or Wimbledon match? Look closely at the athletes’ eyes — including when it seems they're about to lose.<p>If anyone knows how to grab a victory from the jaws of defeat, it’s Serena Williams. Just consider her semi-final against Kim Clijsters at the 2003 …

Australian Open (Tennis)

From Meditation to Medication: Headspace Has a Prescription Strategy

The mindfulness app plans a new company with the goal of developing FDA-approved treatments for health problems<p>You might know Headspace as a meditation app. What if it were also a prescription medication?<p>The California-based company recently launched Headspace Health, a subsidiary whose executives’ …

FDA

Prague city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in the Czech capital

Prague, the City of a Hundred Spires, is one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe. It’s a city of contradictions: a frontier of the modern West …

European Travel

Maxxis Assegai tire review

Dropping into the loam, where the Assegai roam – All photos by: Forrest Arakawa and MaxxisWhat is itGreg Minnaar worked with Maxxis during the past …

Santa Cruz

Short Fork Offset - What's It Good For?

An increasing number of manufacturers are pairing custom offset forks with new bikes, but what are they looking to achieve and how is it best used…<br>( …

How LeBron Cheats Father Time

The methodology and mentality of the man who wants to play forever.<p>The old saying goes “you can’t beat father time” but LeBron’s durability and play …

Bike Check: Steve Peat's Santa Cruz Hightower LT - Trans Madeira 2018

Steve Peat may be retired from professional downhill racing, but this definitely does not stop him from having as much fun on the bike as …

Race Face Vault Hubs Teardown

Premium hubs with the right number of the right kind of spokes - but how do they sound and engage....<br>( Comments : 19 )