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M3 Original Twill

This is the pant that launched the Bills Khakis company back in 1990, and has become the gold standard for khakis today. Modeled after the original …

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5 Body-Weight Exercises Every Cyclist Should Do This Winter

​No gym membership? No problem. Here’s how to tune up your muscles to be strong and stable in the saddle this spring, no equipment required.<p>If you’re like many riders and back-burner your resistance training in favor of maximum saddle time spring through fall, this winter is the perfect time to …

How to use Google Earth and Street View to explore the planet

Globetrot from the comfort of the couch<p>For a long stretch of human history, you had to actually go somewhere to see what it looked like. Nowadays, it's much easier to check out the world's sights from the comfort of your own home.<p>Virtual tourism tools are improving all the time, thanks in part to …

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Memory problems? This brain workout can help

Can't remember your sister's phone number? Feeling a little rusty at long division? Did you <i>almost</i> forget how to drive to your parents' house? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your brain might need a workout.<p>Yes, you read that right — much like a cardio workout for your heart, there is …

Shake Up Your Workout

Try these simple training hacks to go faster, ride longer, and pour on the power<p><b>Take a Stand</b><br>Cyclists typically try to build endurance by practicing long, seated climbs. But standing to pedal can lead to a dramatic spike in performance. <b><br>Tweak It</b><br>Find a straight stretch of road with a moderate …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Climb It All!

Pile on the watts to tackle the steepest roads<p>When the road points skyward you need extra horsepower to overcome Earth's gravitational pull. One guaranteed way to get to the summit faster is to strengthen your climbing muscles (including quads, glutes, hamstrings, and calves). In a recent study, …

Small Changes, Huge Results

Some things are complicated—traffic jams, climate change, deciding if a Tour de France winner will still hold his title in five years. These tangled problems demand nuanced solutions. But finding bliss on your bike can be simple and, as these 11 quick fixes illustrate, transforming your cycling …

How Cycling Makes You Smarter and Happier

It's no secret that cycling makes you fitter. Research shows that it also sharpens your thinking and melts away stress. Here's how to maximize the cognitive benefits cycling.<p>Every morning Canadian neuroscientist Brian Christie, PhD, gives his brain an extra boost. We're not talking about tossing …

Thule RoundTrip Pro Bike Case

Firefly Bicycles All-road Tourer

A custom frame is a very significant and enjoyable investment, but not one that should be entered into lightly. Every detail must be confirmed, from the drivetrain to the smallest bolt. It can be an arduous process, it’s true, but that day when you finally see that bike freshly built up… well, …

Seriously fresh blueberry pie

This simple pie is chock-full of blueberries and perfect for summer. A hint of nutmeg adds a mysterious and unique flavor to a classic pie.<p>When the …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

How to Seduce Scarlett Johansson with Spaghetti

This recipe is so good, it impressed Scarlett Johansson.<p>As <i>Chef</i> gets ready to roll in hundreds of theaters this weekend, we wanted to supply a …

How the web was born: WWW turns 25

It was 25 years ago that the World Wide Web was born: from a plan to organise scientific data written in a nondescript Swiss office, it has grown to become one of the most important creations in human history. We look at how it all started.<p>In 1989 the internet - a global system connecting computer …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Best New Hotels Of 2013

<i>-- Editors, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Here at Condé Nast Traveler, we're obsessed with hotels -- that's why we're thrilled to unveil the 2013 Hot List, the buzz-making list of our favorite new hotels that have opened in the past year. The entire list of 154 properties spans the globe, from a tiny …

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

6 Servings<p>These short ribs are even better when they're allowed to sit overnight.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>3 medium carrots, peeled, …