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5 Tips To Turn Evernote Into The Perfect Recipe Book

Evernote is one of my favorite note-taking tools. It’s platform-agnostic and has plug-ins for nearly every major browser. I use it to jot down story ideas, snap pictures of important receipts, and curate the best on-the-fly recipe book ever.<p>Evernote did have a standalone recipe book a while back …

Recipes

How to Use Evernote as a Bullet Journal

There is no shortage of calendar and to-do apps out there. All of them are competing for your attention on every platform imaginable. More likely …

Evernote

Interval training: An essential guide for cycling performance

<b>High-intensity interval training is vital for competitive performance, but why is it so important, and what is the most effective form? Rafik</b> …

Bicycling

It's 8:33 A.M.: Do You Know Where Your Productivity Is?

It’s 8:33 a.m. and daylight is peeking through the windows. So far this morning I wrote for three hours, read for half an hour, and exercised a bit: …

Productivity

Bigger Can Be Better for Road Tires, Too

Treat yourself to a smoother, more confident ride with a set of 28mm tires<p>Tires, and tire pressure, are the easiest and least expensive way to change the way your bike rides. Bigger tires are smoother, better at absorbing shock, generally more resistant to flatting, and provide more traction.<p>This …

Cycling

Google Drive saves individual Slides, Docs or Sheets offline

The update gives you more control over which files are saved on your computer.<p>Google introduced offline access to Sheets, Docs and Slides for Drive back in 2013, but once you select the option, it stores a large chunk of files on your device. Starting today, however, an update to Drive lets you …

Never Pack These 9 Bike Tools in Your Carry-On Luggage

You might not think your Allen keys are weapons, but TSA agents don't always agree. Avoid getting stuck at airport security by packing these cycling items in your checked luggage, or leaving them home.<p>When you’re packing for your next bike trip, it’s important to make sure your carry-on is …

Luggage

WATCH: Disabling iPhone animations can actually speed up your device

Compared to desktop computers, iPhones run very lean and very mean, but that's not to say they can't seem to operate slowly at times. One of the …

Dos and Don'ts of Running with Your Dog | FWx

<b>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com</b><p>I am the proud owner of Ellie, a 14-week-old golden mix rescue dog. She has a floppy ear (hence the name Ellie, like an elephant), big paws, and a super playful demeanor.<p>As a marathoner, I’ve been asked the same question more than once: “Will you take her …

First Impressions: Cannondale’s Slate Front Suspension All-Road Bike

Cannondale, known first for its popularization of aluminum bike frames back in the 1980’s, and later its carbon innovation and the BB30 open bottom …

Cyclo-cross

Receipts Digitally Organized

Whether it’s for tracking expenses, deductions or for that shirt your husband wants to return, knowing where your receipts are will save you time and …

Productivity

8 Bike Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed

Make your repairs simpler, quicker, and more efficient with these awesome implements

Cycling

You don’t need to know any code to build a beautiful website [Deals]

For many people interested in creating a place to express their ideas or work online, knowing how to code is a major impediment. SnapPages cuts the coding completely, making creating, designing and hosting a gorgeous website a simple matter of drag-and-drop. And right now you can get a lifetime …

Old Man’s Calf Disease

Calf strain is a common complaint for runners, but it doesn't have to be.<p>Like any workplace, at <i>Runner’s World</i>, ailments tend to be contagious. But ours go beyond routine epidemics of coughs and colds in flu season: here, overuse injuries—irritated IT bands, tweaked hamstrings, and grouchy …

Running

Build Base Fast: A Training Plan

Be ready to play hard—in just 4 weeks with this easy to follow plan from the Fit Chick<p>Purists preach that to properly prepare for the cycling season, you need to roll out six weeks ahead and do nothing but low-heart-rate, low-intensity rides before you throw the hammer down and go out and play, …

Cycling

New York City's Best Running Stores and Clubs

If this is the year you want to pick up a running habit — or take yours to the next level — you're in the right place: New York City has no shortage of stores and tools for hitting the pavement. Start by getting your gait analyzed to find the perfect shoe and end by hooking up with one of the …

When Athletes Go Gluten Free

Gluten-free diets are increasingly popular in the fitness community. But a new, carefully designed study of the effects of gluten-free diets on athletic performance suggests that giving up gluten may not provide the benefits that many healthy athletes hope for.<p>A study last year of almost 1,000 …

Health

High carb or high fat? The running diet debate

In the mid 1960s, a group of Swedish physiologists based in Stockholm conducted a landmark experiment that would come to dominate the way every athlete, from Olympians to club runners, thought about the relationship between diet and performance for the rest of the 20th century.<p>Around 130 years …

How to Win 2016 with Calendars, Checklists, and Note Links

We’re only three weeks deep in 2016, but for many of us, it’s already time to break out the proverbial wrench and tighten up our goals and …

Productivity

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

Maximize Productivity with Evernote, Trello, and Google Calendar

I feel that the quest to be productive will last my whole lifetime. Every time I think that I have it figured out and put a system in place, the …

How to Ride Inside: Indoor Trainer Workouts for Cyclists

Riding indoors doesn't have to be dull—and it can put you on the fast track to fitness<p>Chances are your typical indoor ride goes like this: Hop on trainer, pop in Season 4 of <i>Mad Men,</i> fight off trainer boredom long as you can stand it. But spending hours on the trainer can be overkill.<p>Indoor workouts …

Trainers

The 10 best iPad apps of 2015

Between iOS 9 and the all-new iPad Pro, Apple's tablets got some major updates this year.<p>If Santa brought you an iPad this holiday — or if you're simply looking to refresh the lineup on your current tablet — here's a look at some of our favorite iPad apps of 2015.<p>Try these apps and let us know how …

Software

Weaponize Your Bike Skills

<i>Three bike-handling tips from pro Meredith Kessler’s personal guru.</i><p>Meredith Kessler will be the first to admit that for many years she was not fond …

Easy Bottom Bracket Repair

How to find the source of a creaky bottom bracket—and fix it<p>In more than 10 years of wrenching for pros and even more years as a bike shop mechanic, I've learned a few things about bottom bracket repair. Most surprisingly, what often sounds like a bottom bracket creak is usually something else. …

Cycling

This is Your Simple Tune-up

Three things you can do in 21 minutes to keep your bike in tip-top shape<p><b>1. CLEAN YOUR CHAIN</b> Complicated methods abound: Remove the chain and soak it overnight; disassemble and clean each roller with a cotton swab; and something else involving pipe cleaners and a toxic solvent. This …

Cycling

Teach Your Child to Ride

Help your budding cyclist lose the training wheels with this simple, proven method<p>Teaching your child how to ride a bike is a milestone—and an unforgettable experience for both of you. Here’s <i>Bicycling</i>’s preferred method, which differs from the traditional run-beside-the-bike way most of us were …

Bicycling

How Long Should You Rest Between Strength Training Sets?

When you're strength training, there's more to consider than reps and how much weight to pick up. Another important factor in improving: rest between sets.<p>The amount of break time you take determines how your muscles adapt to the movement, says Carwyn Sharp, Ph.D., chief science officer for the …

Dash Cycles adds More Affordable, Cut Out Slate Saddle to Expanding Line up

Recently, Dash Cycles announced that they would be offering a more affordable range of saddles via Indiegogo. Perhaps affordable isn’t the right word …

Tested: 4 Powerful LED Bike Lights We Love

With shorter days here to stay, these great lights will help brighten your way

Bicycle Helmets