Jeff McDaniel

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How Our Readers Lost Nearly 2,700 Pounds While Cycling

Thirty-six lives, 2,696 pounds: This is how our readers have lost the unwanted weight<p>It’s tempting to think that losing weight through cycling is so elementary a concept it requires no elaboration. Ride more and make a few changes to diet and lifestyle, and you’re on your way, right? But of course …

The Best Cycling Rides in the World

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

Santa Bey Drops in on Walmart, Gifts Every Shopper

‘Tis the season of Queen Bey. Just a week after shocking fans with the stealthy release of her secret, self-titled “visual” album, the pop star again …

Brownie Cookies with Salted Caramel Creme Filling

This is Donna Hay’s brownie cookie recipe. I have been eye-balling this for sometime now every since I saw it on Pinterest. The cookie portion is …

Dessert

Adventure Tech: New Trent PowerPak Ultra USB Charging System

These days when we travel, whether it is to some far off country or into the local backcountry, we tend to carry more electronic gadgets with us than …

Your Chamois: A User's Guide

In which we clear up a few of the misunderstood elements of padded cycling shorts<p><b>Myth</b> A chamois is little more than extra cushioning between you and your saddle. <b><br>Reality</b> Assuming you wear it correctly—i.e., without underwear—a chamois pad not only supports your sit bones, but also prevents chafing …

China’s first moon rover lands — and starts rolling over the lunar surface

BEIJING — China on Saturday successfully carried out the world's first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades, state media said. Hours later, video footage showed the probe's rover rolling onto the lunar surface.<p>The achievement marked the next stage in an ambitious space …

Space Exploration

Earth’s Ozone on Bumpy Road to Recovery

Weather effects surprisingly shape the Antarctic ozone hole.<p><b>Last year the hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica was surprisingly small. But don't get used to that, say atmospheric scientists. Rather than signaling a speedy recovery, the shrinkage was likely a sign of variable weather.</b><p><b>The ozone</b> …

Genesee & Wyoming is Now Oversold (GWR)

Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a …

The Beginners' Blueprint to Road Cycling Greatness

Follow this guide to create a cyclist ready for the road

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Western Australia

Auburn AD: 'Disservice to nation' if SEC champ Tigers left out

Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs doesn't like the idea of Auburn being left at No. 3 by the BCS again.<p>Let the politicking begin!<p>Auburn's …

College Football

Digital era confounds the courts

The Founding Fathers weren’t big on texting.<p>Courts have long struggled to deal with key questions at the intersection of individual privacy and ever-advancing technology with little guidance from the Constitution or from prior cases – now judges and experts are hoping that’s about to change.<p>The …

FDA Removes Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is rolling back warnings and restrictions on the diabetes drug rosiglitazone (Avandia), after an independent …

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography