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The best ways to back up all your photos to the cloud

Keep your digital memories safe<p>If your mobile phone (or laptop) falls in a lake, what happens to those years of digital photos you've been saving up? Unless you've got them safely backed up somewhere else, they're likely to be gone forever. Which is why getting them synced to the cloud is such a …

Lower your fitness age: 5 ways to maintain the body of a 20-year-old for life

Fitness

So You Want to Read Alternate History: Here’s Where to Start

I’ve tried to focus solely on alternate history novels where the twist is entirely historical rather than dependent upon some kind of magical act, …

The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

The chain of core muscles may be complex, but strengthening them doesn't have to be. This trunk-focused routine, created by Equinox coach Michael …

All perfectionists need to adopt this strategy for coping with failure and rejection

Any creative person knows that pursuing meaningful work also means climbing aboard an emotional rollercoaster. One moment, you’re on top of the world, stepping out onto a stage, or hitting “publish” on a post. Then a disappointing email or a critical comment about your work sends you plunging into …

Self-improvement

The 10-minute Cycling Workout That’s as Effective as a 50-minute Routine

The next time you’re plodding through a run (that’s more like a sad jog) in your neighborhood thinking <i>I really want this to stop</i>, do it. Stop. Don’t …

Public Health

Take the Plank Challenge to Carve Your Core

We're here to help you challenge your core (you're welcome) with this plank series. It's part of our Jump-Start fitness plan, helping you move every day for two weeks. This challenge uses all sorts of planks to give your arms, abs, back, and butt a great workout. Click here for a printable PDF of …

Workouts

These Are the Best Books of 2016

The five novels you need to read this year, plus recommendations from the authors.<p><i>Version Control</i> by Dexter Palmer<p><b>Okay, why should I read Version Control?</b> <i><br>Version Control</i> is work of speculative fiction—basically science fiction set in the near future. There are self-driving cars and nanobots, but</i> …

Programming books you might want to consider reading

There are a lot of “12 CS books every programmer must read” lists floating around out there. That’s nonsense. The field is too broad for almost any …

Riding The Radweg: How To Tour Germany By Bike

Got a wänderlust for touring Europe by bike? Southern Germany might have your fix. With over 120 routes threading 5,000 miles of dedicated bike …

Beers and bikes popular along High Trestle Trail

Spend a weekend under the blue arches of the High Trestle Trail bridge and you'll find riders from across Iowa enjoying the picturesque views from 13 …

An HSA Can Help You Save for Retirement

Most people who put money into health savings accounts do so to cover their current medical costs. It’s a great way to set aside pre-tax money to …

Retirement

Mallorca, Spain: Cycling Camp & Sipping! (PHOTOS)

My jacket fluttered in the cool March breeze as I swooshed down and around the tight hairpin turn. Then feathered my bicycle brakes to slow speed, leaning into the next twisty curve. I snuck a glimpse at the rippling turquoise sea below, wedged between jagged limestone mountains sprouting from …

14 of the most affordable places for Americans to retire outside the US

The prospect of living comfortably for less and seeing more of the world pushes many to consider becoming expats, yielding some unexpected (and welcome) benefits.<p>There are, of course, several key factors to consider before making the move abroad, including language, safety, and contact with loved …

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Core Strength Matters<p>Don Foley<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Your bulging quads and razor-cut calves are the envy of your cycling pack, and you start every ride strong. As the ride progresses, though, your hips seesaw in the saddle, your lower back aches, and you slow in corners. The …

Workouts

Cycling Spain's Best Kept Secret

A travel secret exists in Northern Spain and it’s name is Picos de Europa. Cycling in Spain may not be unusual but through these lush alpine valleys …

Cycling

The Ultimate Guide to Your Cycling Muscles

Learn about the muscles that power your pedal stroke, and how to make the most of them<p><b>A Big Muscle Breakdown</b><p>As cyclists, we tend to be all about the quads. Those dominant muscles are indeed the patrons of the pedal pushers, but it takes a team of domestiques to keep the cranks turning out the watts.<p>…

Cycling

This Coffee Crunch Smoothie Is An Instant Energy Boost

This recipe was inspired by all those people who say “I don’t eat breakfast” and then hop into the closest coffee shop for a caramel mocha …

Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Nib Oatmeal Cookies

I make one type of cookie: chocolate chip. And, confession, I eat most of the batter before it goes into the oven. So to practice some semblance of self-control, I wanted to try something new—a conconction that was somewhat wholesome, but still chocolaty. I turned to our treasure trove of …

Dessert

13 inspiring quotes from Abraham Lincoln on liberty, leadership, and character

To achieve these historic feats, he relied on a mastery of the written and spoken word.<p>In honor of Presidents' Day, we've collected a few of his most inspiring quotes.

Want to ride in Italy, but don’t fancy travelling with your bike?

Perhaps not surprisingly, the largest cluster of member hotels can be found in the Dolomites and Alpine foothills, but there are also members …

Cycling

Bike Trails Near Me

1 of 10<p>George S. Mickelson Trail, South Dakota<p>Fat tires were created for adventures like this 109-mile rail trail in South Dakota’s Black Hills, known by the Lakota natives as Paha Sapa and “the heart of everything that is.” It’s a movable feast for the eyes as you pass ponderosa pine forests, …

Hiking

The Best and Hardest Climbs in the US

Add these climbs to your bucket list of must-ride spots<p>Love the challenge of a tough climb? From ascents as short as 150 feet with a 33-percent gradient, to those as long as 28 miles at just under a 5-percent gradient, getting to the top can be incredibly rewarding. Shift your mind and body into …

Hiking

Sprint Intervals Help Tired Cyclists Get Energized Quickly

Sounds counterintuitive, but those training rides that wipe you out can also pick you up<p>You know those times when your energy is deflating faster than a tire that's rolling over a field of glass? You may be tempted to take it easy, but what you might need most is a good hard ride.<p>Yep, sounds …

Cycling

The psychological benefits of gratitude closely mirror those of meditation

Recently, I was watching television with my son when an ad came on for a cell phone company. The tagline for the ad said, “Get ready for Thanksgetting.”<p>“Wow.” My 17-year-old looked at me in disbelief. “It kind of seems like they are missing the point.”<p>I still am not entirely sure how we were …

Mindfulness

How Wall Street hijacks your money

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Robert C.S. “Bobby” Monks, author of “Uninvested: How Wall Street Hijacks Your Money & …

Investing

Make sure your retirement savings last a lifetime

<i>My wife and I are nearing retirement and have substantial assets in our retirement accounts. But we don't have traditional company pensions, so we're thinking of buying an annuity that will provide guaranteed income. Is that a good move and, if so, what percentage of our retirement savings should</i> …

Retirement

Asheville, North Carolina's 5 Best Retirement Communities | Investopedia

Asheville, North Carolina, consistently ranks among the most popular retirement destinations in the United States. Five of the best retirement …

North Carolina