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The Bullet Journal helped me get my life in order — and it can seriously help you, too

If you’re like me, you’re probably juggling a few organizational methods at once.<p>Until recently, my system involved a combination of cryptic …

From Arguing With Your Boss To How GE Hires: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories

This week’s top stories may help you disagree more constructively with your manager and write better networking emails.<p>This week we learned what to write in emails to networking contacts so they won’t ignore you, why GE is rethinking which kinds of job candidates it considers “qualified,” and why …

The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write

“Hi, you may not remember me, but . . . ” is a lame way to reintroduce yourself. Try this instead.<p>I’m all about being up front when you network. It’s helpful to be honest about why you’re reaching out (for example, you’re going through a job search or moving to a new city). It can combat nerves and …

Your Definitive Guide to Protein Powder

Protein powder can be a valuable training tool—you've just got to use it right<p>We all know that protein helps us recover from leg-ripping rides, but sometimes we struggle to get that protein into our system as we rush between workouts and workplaces. Protein powders are an easy, convenient …

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Cooking

31 mm, 35 mm

The challenge for Clé de Cartier was clear: to create a watch inspired by a perfect circle. Applying the art of subtlety and restraint, the profile …

Four airlines fined for giving inaccurate compensation information

Four of the nation's largest airlines were fined by the Federal Aviation Administration for giving passengers inaccurate information about how much compensation they should get for being kicked off an overbooked flight or having their luggage lost or damaged.<p>Alaska Airlines was fined $40,000; …

Flying

Nat Geo Launched a Free Website for Printing Detailed Topographical Maps

The folks at <i>National Geographic</i> just did a solid favor for all the adventurous outdoor photographers out there. They put every US Geological Survey …

75 years after it was first deployed, will US Army bring back the 'jeep'?

Were it not for efforts by the U.S. military to develop a lightweight, unarmored, all-terrain vehicle for the battlefield there might not be a market for SUVs today. It all began 75 years ago last December when the United States military adopted the 'jeep', and while the iconic military vehicle was …

The Grim Task Awaiting Theresa May: Preparing for Nuclear Armageddon

In her first hours as Britain’s new prime minister, May will take part in a time-honored tradition: Handwriting what’s known as a “Letter of Last Resort.”<p>If tradition holds, in her first hours as the United Kingdom’s new prime minister, Theresa May will meet with the British defense leadership and …

War

How-To: Understand the Wireless Diagnostics app on your Mac to analyze and improve your Wi-Fi network

Apple ships a little-known utility app that helps you analyze and diagnose your Wi-Fi connection, called Wireless Diagnostics. Open the app by option-clicking on the Wi-Fi indicator in the menu bar and select ‘Open Wireless Diagnostics …’. Although the app contains a lot of useful information, it …

Wi-Fi

Meet David Phillips, The Guy Who Earned 1.2 Million Airline Miles With Chocolate Pudding

David Phillips is a deal-finding genius, and you can travel like him too.<p>If there’s anyone who knows how to hack a travel deal, it’s DavidPhillips.<p>In 1999, the civil engineer from California catapulted into fame after he earned a whopping 1.2 million airline miles by taking advantage of a Healthy …

Frequent-flyer Programs

These 12 Dashcams Will Give You an Extra Pair of Eyes While Driving

Keep your auto insurance rate and peace of mind intact with these clever accessories!<p>Often a source of YouTube entertainment, dashcams continue to gain popularity among drivers for a few key reasons. Opportunities to become a YouTube sensation aside, dashcam footage is frequently being used by …

4 Soccer Workouts You Can Do in the Gym to Improve Your Speed, Strength, and Power

Soccer players need all-around fitness to be successful on the field—and all of that starts in the gym.<p>Any good soccer workout focuses on core and …

Extreme Sports

How to go from $13,000 to almost $20 million in capital

Take it from someone who survived the Shark Tank: the journey of raising capital for a startup isn’t easy. If it was, every business would get off the ground without a hitch.<p>The truth is, even the best startups have to work hard to raise money. In fact, a 2014 CB Insights survey found that almost a …

Entrepreneurship

This Is How Much Rent You Can Afford to Pay

Many landlords require that your income is 40 times the monthly rent.<p>Are you looking for a new place? Not sure how much you should be spending on …

Questions You Should Always Ask When Interviewing For A Sales Position

When interviewing for a sales position, occasionally an interviewee becomes so interested in getting the position, they get duped by a seasoned sales …

Here's how much it costs to open a Papa John's restaurant

The company is going through a period of massive growth and plans to open roughly 200 restaurants annually for the next several years, according to an investor presentation earlier this year.<p>Now Papa John's is trying to recruit franchisees to open those restaurants, so it's offering huge discounts …

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

RVs

How to Learn to Wheelie in 3 Easy Steps

For the record, you don’t need a full-face helmet and body armor<p>Mastering the wheelie is about finding the balance between tipping forward and back. The biggest obstacle is overcoming the instinct to keep both wheels on the ground, says Lee McCormack, a skills instructor in Boulder, Colorado. When …

16 for 2016: The Best New Mountain Bikes of 2016

Over the past six months, we evaluated (and drooled over) dozens of the most promising mountain bikes of 2016. From new models with 27.5+ wheels to racey 29ers and go-anywhere trail bikes, these are 16 of the best mountain bikes of 2016.

The Coolest New Stuff We Saw at Interbike 2015

1 of 22<p>Jesse Southerland<p>The Bindle Rack from PDW<p>Plenty of bikepackers prefer the flexibility of seatpost bags over rear racks. But what do you do if your bike size is too small for good clearance between the bag and your rear tire? Portland Design Works' new Bindle Rack is a lightweight rack that …

Cycling

5 Ways to Save Money on Bike Gear

Weird Cycling Gear You Should Bring on Every Ride

Packing these seven uncommon products can get you out of almost any jam<p>When heading out for a ride, most cyclists know to carry a few crucial items: food, water, a spare tube, and a pump to name a few. But experienced riders almost always have some surprising or unexpected pieces of cycling gear …

How To Set Up Your Mountain Bike Saddle And Seatpost

Seatpost and saddle set up have the biggest effect on your bike fit. Get them right and you’ll be able to pedal powerfully and cope with whatever …

Mountain Biking

10 'Dump Recipes' For Slow Cookers That Make Cooking Stupid Easy

Basically, these are the easiest slow cooker recipes in the world.<p>The slow cooker is heralded for making dinner a breeze, but sometimes the recipes are not as easy as they seem. We want slow cooker meals so we don’t have to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen, so in our minds, recipes that …

Cooking

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Bike

What You Need<p>Jesse Southerland<p>You'll need these everyday, household items to clean your bike:<br>1. Clean shop rags or old cotton T-shirts<br>2. Bottle brushes<br>3. Scrub brushes<br>4. Bucket<br>5. Soft, square-head brush for wheels<br>6. Garden hose with trigger-style spray head<br>7. Degreaser<br>8. Sponges<br>9. Dawn Ultra<p>A …

Road Bikes

11 bike maintenance mistakes and how to avoid them

Sooner or later every cyclist has to face getting oily fingers, when their coveted machine requires some mechanical TLC.<p>Even experienced riders can …

7 New Cycling Shoes We Love

Lace-up mountain bike shoes, super-warm winter boots, and hot new colors for the new product year

How To Replace Your Chain - MTB Maintenance

You need to replace your chain when the old one gets worn out or if it fails on you. It’s always handy to keep a chain tool on you out on the trail …