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Obama seeks broader audience through YouTube personalities

WASHINGTON (AP) — No cringe. No dazzle. No edge.<p>President Barack Obama picked three of the most popular YouTube content creators for an interview …

Why Should You Be Worried About NSA Surveillance?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The End Of Privacy.<p><b>About Mikko Hyppönen's TED Talk</b><p>Virtually every international Internet user is being watched, says hacker and cyber security expert Mikko Hyppönen. He calls for digital privacy in the age of government surveillance.<p>Privacy is non-negotiable. It …

Journalist Posts Instagram Photos From Inside North Korea

North Korea is such a mysterious country that the information most people take as facts are simply myths and bits of misinformation, and the …

Burn More Fat

These cycling workouts will help you lose those last five pounds.<p>This training plan is designed for cyclists who have been riding consistently but still feel like they have five to 15 pounds to lose. Your short-term goal should be to drop 0.5 to 1.5 pounds weekly. Shedding that stubborn spare tire …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

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Fry Fat With Intervals

Intervals aren't just for racers and people who care about getting faster—they're also incredibly useful for anyone trying to lose weight<p>A few years ago, I took a new client I was training out for a ride. She had a significant amount of weight to lose, so she'd bought a bike and had been riding …

Experts: Two Years Heals (Almost) All Wounds

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When humans hurt, they're often comforted by other non-hurting humans who say "time heals all …

Get Fast Now

All you need is a watch, a little patience and just two days a week.<p>In a study of 38 highly trained cyclists and triathletes, researchers in Australia found that interval training done twice a week for a month improved the racers' 40k time-trial performances by 5 percent and boosted their peak …

Commentary: Is Chris Froome just too good to be true?

PONT-SAINT-ESPRIT, France (VN) — There was a collective groan among the press corps Sunday when Chris Froome (Sky) turned the screws with about 7km …

Snowden case: France apologises in Bolivia plane row

<b>France has apologised to Bolivia for refusing to allow President Evo Morales' jet into its airspace, blaming "conflicting information".</b><p>Bolivia accused France, Italy, Spain and Portugal of blocking the plane.<p>It said some wrongly believed US fugitive Edward Snowden was on board.<p>Speaking in Berlin, …

Personal Trainer: Weight-Loss Tips for Cyclists

Whether you’re trying to drop pounds to get healthy or to win your local hillclimb, here are five strategies for weight-loss success<p>Two-thirds of the adult population in the United States is classified as overweight or obese. As an active individual, you may not be inflating this statistic, but …

NSA reportedly bugged European Union offices in Washington DC, the UN, and abroad

According to a "top secret" National Security Agency (NSA) document, the US bugged the offices of European Union member state offices in Washington and at the UN and gained access to computer networks used at those locations. The latest report revealing spy activities by the NSA comes from German …

Abandoned homes: bird's-eye views

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/photography-blog/gallery/2013/jun/28/photography-interiors<p>720<p>Photographer Menno Aden has been documenting how …

Ten of the world’s toughest bike rides

Cycling’s toughest competitors will line up their bikes in the Corsican town of Porto-Vecchio on 29 June for the centenary edition of the Tour de France. Three weeks of extreme climbs and lightning-fast time trials await. So if their exploits leave you feeling inspired, why not try one of these …

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

Bruyneel: 'I'm not a demon'

BRUSSELS (AFP) — Belgian Johan Bruyneel, former sport director of Lance Armstrong and his assorted teams, denies being a “demon,” and said he “never …

3 Simple Ways to Climb Better

Smart strategies to get you to the top faster than ever<p>One of the best climbers in the United States, Marti Shea, says she discovered her affinity for going uphill during her first bike trip out West, for an event called the Bicycle Tour of Colorado. “I had no idea about the distance or elevation …

The Geeks Who Leak

<b>Correction Appended: June 13, 2013</b><p>The 21st century mole demands no payments for his secrets. He sees himself instead as an idealist, a believer in …

Iain Banks: the final interview

"You know, this might be my last public statement", Iain Banks said to me on the phone when I was setting up this interview, and at the time that …

What the N.S.A. Wants to Know About Your Phone Calls

This week’s revelation that the National Security Agency has been collecting call records from Verizon, A.T. & T., and Sprint about every phone call placed on their networks—even wholly domestic calls—has sent chills down the spines of many Americans, a number of whom have heard for the first time …

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Data

The idea of a government monitoring and sifting through virtually all electronic communications was once a dystopian, sci-fi fantasy. Within the past two decades, it became a technical possibility. In the past several years, it became a suspicion. Now, it may be at least close to the truth.<p>The …