Brian McCauley

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The Best Strength Exercise for Cyclists

Do 10 deadlifts with a 10-pound dumbbell in each hand. If the last one was not a struggle (it won’t be for most), repeat with 15-pound dumbbells. If you can maintain form and pace for eight to 10 reps, go to 20-pound dumbbells, then to 25, then to 30 or an unweighted, 60-pound hex bar. Once you …

Weight Loss

Prefabricated passive homes keep you comfy year-round with almost no energy

Taking two building techniques the United States isn’t very familiar with and using them together may sound like a bit of a gamble, but RPA and …

Prefab Homes

Stunning Meath home defies passive house stereotypes

This article was originally published in issue 7 of Passive House Plus magazine. Want immediate access to all back issues and exclusive extra …

Architecture

This Magic Dutch Traffic Light Helps Bicyclists Avoid Stopping

The “Flo” system uses cute creatures to tell cyclists to speed up or slow down to catch a green light.<p>Red lights are the momentum-sucking bane of any bicyclist—they add time to the trip and kill your physical efficiency (just ask a physicist!). But thanks to some weird, animal-based technology in …

I Did 30 Burpees For 15 Days and Here’s What Happened

Try it yourself: Three sets of 10 burpees for 15 days straight<p>When I wanted to try CrossFit, I dragged one of my best friends to a beginner’s class with me. And although she was a good sport about it, she mentioned on our drive home how the deadlifts-crunches-burpees circuit would have been so much …

50 Cent

UrbanX drop-in e-bike wheel takes a minute to install, and promises a 30-mile range

<b>One solution to the dilemma of wanting to keep your favorite bike, while also getting the benefits of electric mobility, is a drop-in wheel</b> …

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One-of-a-Kind Furniture Fills This Delightfully Serene Buenos Aires Home

With a design philosophy—and materials—passed down from a renowned Argentine architect, a couple builds a custom family home in Buenos Aires.<p>Buenos Aires is an idiosyncratic capital city, with oases of rural tranquility amid an otherwise bustling metropolis. Exploring the city by foot is a …

Swedish coastal villa surrounded by forest can be yours for $888K

Imagine living in a (happier) Ingmar Bergman movie<p>There’s something decidedly <i>Swedish</i> about this three-bedroom home for sale in the historic seaside resort of Mölle. Perhaps its the muted colors, or all that wood, or its simple yet striking construction, or its minimalist decor scheme.<p>Nevertheless, …

Minimalism

Self-sufficient Skilpod home generates all its own energy, pops up in less than a day

Belgian construction company Skilpod has produced a prefabricated home that can generate all its own energy and pop up in as little as half a day. …

Interior design ideas, architecture and renovating photos

This 40 sq. meters/430 sq. feet chic apartment in Lviv, Ukraine was created by Polygon, and has all of the comforts of home in a design that doesn’t …

The Emmons House

Mill Valley, California<p>A 1949 architect's shed up on the hill above Richardson Bay in Marin, California. The humble 1300-square-foot "tree house" was designed and built by a young Donn Emmons as a first personal residence for his new family. The house was truly experimental for its time—a main …

This prefab tiny house is simplicity at its most chic

It comes fully furnished, down to the cooking utensils<p>There are many traditional architectural elements that tiny homes can skimp on, but natural light isn’t one of them. Thankfully, the gorgeous Ark Shelter offers an abundance of windows cut into its inky black facades. Floor-to-ceiling glass on …

Prefab Homes

22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On

To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous. Quick to construct and easy to love, prefabs have historically been a favorite throughout the design community.<p>We believe that working with a company that you trust is imperative when building your dream home. Take a look at 22 top-tier, reliable prefab …

How to design your forever home - that will last for your lifetime

With its open-plan living spaces, level flooring surfaces between inside and out, walk-in wetrooms and generous kitchen with minimal handle-free units, Jacqui Lait and Peter Jones’s house possesses the desirable design features that anyone would put on their wishlist if they were commissioning an …

How Sustainable Home Improvement Store TreeHouse Plans To Green Every Home In America

The company is expanding from its acclaimed Austin flagship to two more Texas locations. But that’s just the start of 34-year-old founder Jason Ballard’s plan to retrofit the residential building sector.<p>If your entire experience shopping at home improvement stores is defined by Home Depot and …

Remove DRM from iTunes and Apple Music to play your audio on any device

<i>This post is brought to you by Convertanymusic.com, maker of Apple Music Converter.</i><p>When we download music from iTunes, or audiobooks from Audible, the files that get onto our devices are DRM-protected. That means they can’t be played on “unauthorized” devices. This, let’s face it, is pretty …

Colorado man builds state's most energy efficient house

Passive House is a globally-recognized building design technique that promises huge cuts in energy use for any kind of building in any climate. In a …

Architecture

The LIFT Cargo Bike

<b>And back again...</b> The Lift is a carrier that quickly attaches to the front of the bike you already own. In under a minute, it transforms your bike …

You Have ZERO Excuse for Not Doing These 5-Minute Ab Workouts

If you're like pretty much everyone else in the world, you probably feel incredibly accomplished when you get through a quarter of your "must-do" …

10 of the best cycling holidays for families

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,” Ernest Hemingway once observed. That doesn’t have to change once you have children in tow – but even the most intrepid parents would be wise to consider their route a little more carefully than before. Now may not be the time …

A Weekend House In the Woods Near Stockholm

Located in the woods near Stockholm, ‘The Six Walls’ house is a light-filled weekend home designed by architecture practice Arrhov Frick …

Architecture

You can make iced coffee at home that tastes even better than cold brew in three minutes

It’s getting to be the season for iced coffee in the northern hemisphere, and there are a dizzying array of methods to prepare it.<p>Last summer marked the year that “cold brew” coffee—a method that steeps coffee grounds for many hours with cold or room temperature water—went mainstream. Cold brew, …

Real Advice: Avoiding Knee Pain

Knee pain is one of the most common complaints from cyclists of all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, sudden knee pain can …

The affordable mod pod revolution: Design your own space-age, factory-made house for £250,000

The word “prefab” tends to summon up negative images of flimsy little bungalows thrown up overnight to solve the post-war housing shortage. Factory-built homes, rolled off a production line and delivered on the back of a lorry doesn’t quite fit the dream of the archetypal Englishman’s castle. But …

Cycling: how to ride in a group

There’s something beautiful about cycling in a big bunch, with individual riders working together like birds in formation. Reduced drag has a big effect, too, of course, allowing you to ride faster for the same effort.<p>Knowing a few basic techniques and etiquette tips will keep you safer, and make …

Cycling

The first-ever IMAX cycling studio is opening in Brooklyn on May 5

Everyone likes going to the movies. Going to the gym, though? Not so much. But that might be about to change thanks to NYC’s newest high-tech workout.<p>…

The tallest skyscraper in Stockholm will be made entirely out of wood

1/<p>The new building, "Trätoppen," or "tree top," will sit inside in the middle of an existing car park.<p>Anders Berensson Architects<p>"If we want to …

Watch Surreal Drone Footage of New York City Shot Using the Vertigo Effect

Thanks to drones, filmmakers are able to shoot scenes that would be impossible to capture otherwise. Cinematographer Tim Sessler has found a way to …

New York City

This machine makes cold brew coffee in less than 10 minutes

Cold brew coffee is delicious. It's about two-thirds less acidic than coffee brewed with hot water, which results in a cleaner, smoother and less bitter taste. Unfortunately, making cold brew coffee is a pain. You typically have to let the grounds steep for 12 to 24 hours, which requires a lot of …

Coffee