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​9 Books About the Tour de France That Every Cyclist Should Read

The First Tour de France: Sixty Cyclists and Nineteen Days of Daring on the Road to Paris<p>Amazon<p>If you think the Tour is exciting now, imagine its wilder beginnings, with 60 amateur cyclists pitted against each other and very few rules to break. It would be tough to invent a more madcap cast of …

This video series teaches you all the Photoshop basics for free

Popular YouTube channel TastyTuts, which specializes in graphic design and digital art tutorials, has published a free course titled 'The Complete …

Arctic Icescapes in Pictures

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Here’s Exactly How Exercise—Or Lack of It—Affects Aging Muscles. This Just Might Change Your Life

Buried deep inside your muscle tissue may be the secret answer to your flagging energy, growing waist size, and declining health. Take action now.<p>Under the glare of overhead lights, the paper-thin, ruby-red shavings of Rosangela Santiago’s muscle glow like fine gems. <i>I can’t believe those just came</i> …

Boarding school: How to become a surf instructor in 10 weeks - in South Africa

A 10-week surf safari and volunteering programme along South Africa’s coast culminates in an instructor’s qualification that could set you up for life. We join the new intake<p>It’s a bright afternoon on Cape Town’s Muizenberg beach and I’m racing down the sand in a wetsuit, stopping to lunge or …

'I couldn't find a way to continue living - so I cycled round the world'

Juliana Buhring is not your average 34-year-old; the author of two books, an ultra-endurance athlete, and a world-record holder, she has already accomplished more than most can dream of achieving in a lifetime.<p>But it’s not always been such an uplifting story. She has also experienced more trauma …

Portugal Just Ran For 4 Straight Days Entirely on Renewable Energy

Awesome!<p>As renewable energy matures into an ever more popular and cost-effective source of electricity, we're getting used to seeing some historic …

How Accurate Is Your Wearable’s Calorie Count?

New study compares 12 wearable devices to “gold standard” calorie measurements<p>We used to wonder how accurate the calorie count on treadmills, ellipticals, and exercise bikes was. (The answer: not very.) Now we have more sophisticated devices that track our every move, but the question is still the …

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Everything you need to know about visiting Antarctica

It’s hard to escape the rat race these days. There are queues to reach the summit of Everest, direct flights to remote Pacific islands and luxurious hotels in the rainforest. We’ve tamed and colonised most of the world, but one vast stretch of the planet remains beyond our grasp: Antarctica. This …

How to stop Android apps running in the background

A frustrating problem with any smartphone is a battery that drains faster than you expect. Having to recharge during the day after a full charge overnight is always a sad feeling. Maybe you’ve also noticed your device slowing down, too. The problems often have the same cause.<p>Background apps can use …

Top 10 city running tours

Do your sightseeing on foot, and have a workout while you’re at it, in some of the world’s most attractive cities – from New York to Melbourne and Barcelona<p>Running Copenhagen offers a whole range of tours, both private and in small groups. There’s the general city tour, covering the must-see sights …

Up (Very) Close on a Safari in Tanzania

Growing up in southern Africa, I’ve spent countless hours in safari vehicles. But nothing could prepare me for a safari in Tanzania—because there's nothing quite like it. The sunsets look like paintings and the people really do say “hakuna matata." No matter what time of year you go, whether you’re …

Five exercises to keep your knees in good shape

Illustration: Chris Watson<p>This move contracts and relaxes the calf muscles to build their strength.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/11/4/1446648565614/f41785f9-3c75-488b-8ab5-781de6ed8d75-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Illustration: Chris Watson<p>This move contracts and …

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America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns

Adventure<p>To foster authentic bike culture, a town needs more than just high quality trails. These 20 mountain bike hamlets around the country (in no particular order) offer bucket-list rides, new trail development, a variety of outdoor recreation, and a fun, bike-friendly vibe. Bike on.

13 Of The World's Most Colorful Lakes

These 13 colorful lakes are like something out of a dream.<p>These naturally bold beauties are like something out of a dream.

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Photos: The Beautiful Architecture of India’s Ancient Stepwells

Over the past several years, Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman has traveled through India numerous times, visiting over 120 ancient stepwells …

Victoria Pendleton's top cycling tips

This week, I found myself on an indoor bicycle next to Olympic gold-medal winning cyclist, <b>Victoria Pendleton</b>.<p>Thankfully, we weren’t racing so I thought I’d use the opportunity to pick her brains about life on two wheels and how to make every ride count.<p>This is her guide to cycling for beginners and …

19 Reasons Why Cycling Is the Best Exercise

I shouldn't be surprised of course, because there are very good physical, mental, social and environmental reasons why cycling has grown in popularity. Here's what I've noticed so far about cycling:<p>So here I am enjoying my thirteenth Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) and, as always, I've discovered …

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18 Ways To Stay Motivated To Exercise And Lose Weight

By Jason Fitzgerald,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1ISDNvb<p>Exercise doesn’t always go as planned. There will be days (and maybe even weeks) when you …

Revolutionary tidal fence is set to trap the sea’s power

UK-designed turbines aim to harness tidal energy to produce cheaper electricity − without endangering marine life, reports Climate News Network<p>A British company has announced plans for an array of unique marine turbines that can operate in shallower and slower-moving water than current …

Introducing the world's first 'unstealable bike'

Instead of requiring external locks, the Yerka bends around bike racks or lampposts and secures itself via a clever locking mechanism<p>Bike thieves are notoriously difficult to deter.<p>Even the strongest locks on the market can be jammied with enough time and persistence, which means bicycle owners can …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

Adventure<p>These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

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Kepler Telescope Discovers Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

A nearly Earth-size planet orbits in a star's habitable zone, detected by NASA astronomers.<p>Red sunshine, seas, and maybe aliens? Scientists analyzing data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope today report the closest thing yet to another Earth, a world in a habitable orbit around a red dwarf star …

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Cool waves: the best surfing photography – in pictures

Chris Power<p>First published on Tue 14 Jan 2014 12.00 EST

7 Types Of Experience Your Brain Needs To Function At Its Best

<i>This is the second in a two-part story on how to manage your mental energy to do your best work. Click here for the first article, “How To Perform At Your Peak Every Day: 10 Tips For Working Smarter In 2014.”</i><p>David Rock, director of the NeuroLeadership Institute and author of Your Brain at Work: …

3 Myths About Strength Training For Runners

There is a lot of misinformation out there in regards to strength training for runners. Photo: www.shutterstock.com<p><i>Hitting the weights is a good</i> …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Ferocious Lion Cub from Zimbabwe

This little lion cub might look cute and cuddly, as he closely resembles a Disney character we all know and love, but you definitely wouldn’t want to …

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