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How to order whiskey like a pro

So you've decided to drink whiskey. That's good, but it's just a first step.<p>Scotch Whisky, Irish Whiskey, Bourbon, or Rye — the options are at once tantalizing and intimidating if you haven't wrapped your mind around the range of flavors and ways whiskey is served. Remember, this is an art hundreds …

New York City

‘Boring’ Frankfurt gets the party started … finally

The Bahnhofsviertel area is combining street parties, art and food with its traditional edginess and helping Germany’s business capital overcome its reputation as being full of bankers<p>Next Thursday, locals and tourists alike will flock to an annual street party held in Frankfurt’s station quarter …

This Running App Will Guide You Through Unfamiliar Cities

There’s not a cardio machine in the world that can replicate the feeling of hitting the pavement in an unfamiliar city. New sights, new people, and …

Top 10 Kitchen Tools That Are Worth Their Investment

We’ve discussed kitchen tools <i>everyone</i> should have, and tools everyone on a budget should have, but if you’re willing to put a little money into your …

Kitchens

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know<p>Google is much more than a search engine. Google offers dozens of interesting services in Google …

The Only 10 Items You Need For A Stylish Summer Holiday

Judging by the number of questionably turned-out Brits that flock to the coasts of Europe and beyond every summer, packing for a sunny getaway isn't …

This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Downloads for All Your Devices

Over the past two weeks we have, like we do every year, given you a snapshot of the essential apps, extensions, and downloads we think every user of …

The best multiroom wireless speaker system

Sonos is the easy pick.<p><i>By Chris Heinonen</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>We've spent hundreds of hours over several months using six multiroom wireless speaker systems in every possible room and even outside, …

Audiophile

Use Your Foam Roller the Right Way

Don't overdo it with the self-massage tool.<p>Despite the foam roller's popularity, Richard Hansen, a Boulder, Colorado-based sports chiropractor, says it “shouldn't be considered the silver bullet for at-home therapy.” Hansen, who treats recreational runners as well as Olympians, warns that incorrect …

All of your marathon training questions answered by 100-time marathoner Hal Higdon

It may only be July, but as many runners know, this is prime time to beginning marathon training. Fall marathons are less than four months away, including the New York City marathon, the world’s largest with more than 50,000 participants, scheduled for Nov. 6.<p>There are many training programs and …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

A Guide to Running Shoe Inserts

An overview of over-the-counter insoles and who can benefit from adding them to their running shoes.<p>Not long ago, runners seeking to correct imbalances in their feet had to buy custom-made orthotics at prices as high as $400 to $600. Today, however, a host of manufacturers offer over-the-counter …

Top 10 Places to Get Stunning Desktop Wallpaper

Whether you love switching out beautiful desktop wallpaper or you just want something minimal that you’re going to open windows over anyway, there’s …

Mobile Devices

7 Tips For Balancing Training With Life

Photo: Shutterstock.comPhoto: Shutterstock.comLack of time is the most commonly cited excuse for not exercising. But surveys suggest that those who …

Recipes For Race Success

Marathoning chefs dish up the perfect meals for race weekend<p>Is there anyone more qualified to create healthy and delicious meals for marathoners than a chef who runs? We don’t think so, which is why we recruited four chefs who are running the ING New York City Marathon in November to develop a menu …

8 Weight Loss Tips for Runners

Running is perhaps one of the most effective ways to lose weight, but that doesn't mean it's a magic bullet. In fact, you may gain a few pounds early …

Weight Loss

Get Better, Stay Better

How to recover from (and/or prevent) common running injuries.<p>If you suffer an injury, your doctor may recommend cutting back on mileage or even taking a complete break from running. While downtime gives you a chance to mend, rest shouldn't be the only part of your recovery plan. “If injured runners …

All you need to know about blockchain, explained simply

Many people know it as the technology behind Bitcoin, but blockchain’s potential uses extend far beyond digital currencies.<p>Its admirers include Bill …

Blockchain

Stretches for a Clicking Hip

A clicking hip, also referred to as Snapping Hip Syndrome, is normally not a serious condition, but it can cause some discomfort or annoyance. A …

Pain

How to Use a Foam Roller

A tool that boosts flexibility and recovery.<p>If you use a foam roller only to rehab injured muscles, you're not getting the most out of it. A roller—which looks like a firm log—can be a valuable part of a healthy runner's warmup and cooldown routine, says Michael Clark, Ph.D., a physical therapist …

Stretching

How to stretch after a run

<b>Performing stretching exercises after a run will help you cool down gradually and improve your flexibility.</b><p>These stretches are best done after …

Hip Stretches for Runners

Your hips are just one of the areas of your body that are prone to tightness and injury if you are a runner. Every stride that you make requires your …

Pain

Frankfurt: The Good Coffee Lover's Guide

You might not think of specialty coffee when thinking about Frankfurt. For many, tourists and businesspeople alike, the airport, the skyline, the …

Skype starts to roll out group video calling on iOS and Android

Skype, Microsoft’s messaging, voice calling, and video calling service, is announcing today that it has begun to roll out free group video calling functionality on iOS and Android devices in North America and Western Europe. The feature, which supports as many as 25 participants at once, should be …

An Inside Look at the Holy Grail of Beef

In the March of 2014, George Faison stood at a breeding farm in Miyazaki, a coastal prefecture on Japan’s southernmost island, looking out over a …

9 Treadmill Hacks to Not Hate Your Life While You Run

Tips from a woman who ran for 12 hours straight on a treadmill.<p>Susie Chan, 40, is a U.K.-based runner who recently claimed the Guinness World Record for longest time (12 hours!) spent running on a treadmill — a tedious feat that approximately nobody aspires to achieve. Hell, even Chan admits: "It's …

Top 10 Ways to Fix Your Terrible Posture

Good posture isn’t just about looks. How we sit, stand, and walk affect both our health and our moods. So stop slouching and get centered with these …

Top 10

5 Wine Components And How To Describe Them Like An Expert

How do they translate into your flavor experiences?<p>It's nothing too mysterious. "Structure" is most often used in reference to relative levels of acid (especially whites) and/or tannin (reds). But there are other things that come into play such as alcohol, sweetness and body.<p>Isolated, none of these …

Top 10 places to run a marathon

If you've loved London, nailed New York and sailed through Sydney, then it's time to look further afield for your next marathon fix. <i>Best in Travel 2010</i> has 10 magical marathons that'll have you admiring the view (as you push through the pain barrier).<p>1. Great Wall marathon, Tianjin, China<p>Nothing is …

Top 5 tropical islands

Coconut palms and aquamarine waters are only the beginning – <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine takes you to five very different island escapes, from diving adventures to luxury on a lagoon.<p>The Seychelles: the one for pristine beaches<p>The beaches of the Seychelles really do live up to the superlatives …