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Roost Sensor will let you know if you left your garage open - CNET

I admire Roost's approach to smartening up the home one 9-volt battery at a time. The company's latest gadget looks a lot like the original Roost Smart Battery ($37.95 at Amazon.com) that fit into your smoke detector, except this one slides into a plastic case that mounts on the top of your garage …

Smartenna+ emulates seven TV antennas to find the best OTA signal

Believe it or not, some people still get their television signal over the air (OTA) from antennas. It's one way cord-cutters can watch local television without purchasing a cable subscription. Getting good reception, though, can be tricky. Channel Master's new Smartenna+ is an amplified, indoor TV …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Cyclists

Make these moves part of your regular routine to ride longer and stronger for life<p>At this point, there’s really no question that cyclists (and pretty much everybody, really) should be doing some form of resistance training.<p>With age, muscle mass dwindles and bones weaken. Strength training helps …

How to prevent neck pain when road riding

Paul Hough is lead sport/exercise physiologist at St Mary’s University and author of Advanced Personal Training and he explains how cycling can …

The 55 Best Questions To Ask To Break The Ice And Really Get To Know Someone

What’s the first question most people ask you when you meet?<p>It’s likely, “What do you do?”<p>This has become the new “How’s it going?” or “How about that weather?” and it’s awful.<p>If you’re anything like me, this question leaves you feeling sized-up and minimized. It’s as if the asker is thinking to …

Mind

The Five Best Henleys, According to Reviewers

The <i>Outside</i> hallways are stacked with boxes, and our offices are overflowing with gear. But even we can't get our hands on every product. To fill the gaps, we often ask experts about the gear they're using. Other times, we read online reviews.<p>This week, we wanted to find the best henleys. So, we …

Clothing

16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

Campari to Cardamaro, Ranking Amaro From Sweet to Bitter

You know summer’s really here when bartenders start mixing up Negronis. The combination of gin, vermouth, and Campari is about as classic as an …

The best robot vacuums

<i>By Liam McCabe</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After running more than 70 …

The Top History Books of 2016

This detailed account of the battles for control over the great expanse of the American plains brings nuance and new details to a moment that needs …

Books

The Only 4 Exercises You Really Need

The strength moves you can do anytime, anywhere, at any fitness level<p>I do my best to exercise 5 to 6 times a week, but there are days when I simply cannot pull myself out of bed in time to sweat before work, or when I'm traveling and my normal routine is completely thrown off track. Instead of …

The Ultimate Budget-Friendly Home Gym

Olympian Lea Davison shows you how to create your pain cave for less than the cost of an annual gym membership<p>There’s more to strong cycling than outdoor saddle time: Strength training, cross-training, using an indoor trainer, and foam rolling all play a part in keeping you fit, especially during …

How to Build a Window Box

Amp up your home’s curb appeal with a flower-filled window box that you can make yourself.<p>Photo: sharingrace.com<p>A window box can add enormous curb …

How To Brew Iced Coffee

Learn how to make this refreshing drink using a coffee press<p>While iced coffee is delicious all year round, as temperatures rise, its popularity …

Slow-Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal

This simple-to-prepare breakfast will fill your kitchen with sensational smells<p>What’s better than a warm, stick-to-your-ribs breakfast after a chilly morning ride? A warm, stick-to-your-ribs breakfast that takes almost no prep work, and no morning prep work at all.<p>“This is a favorite fall breakfast …

Breakfast

How to Make Your Own Beef Jerky

Slow-cook the ultimate, protein-packed snack right in your kitchen<p>Jerky might be the world’s greatest portable protein. But you don’t have to swerve into a convenience store every time you need a fix.<p>“If you make your own jerky, you have ultimate control over the flavor,” says Benkei O’Sullivan, …

A Killer Core Workout for Cyclists Who Hate Crunches

Fantastic news for crunch-haters: doing this short core workout just once a week gives you the same strength benefits as doing it two or three times weekly.<p>This 10-minute routine will work the key muscles that can improve your power and endurance in the saddle. Do 12 reps of each move, one after …

22 New Ways to Crush Your Core

Chisel your abs with these genius exercises<p>If you spend enough time learning about fitness, you’ll come to a clear conclusion: There’s always more to learn. There’s always a better workout. There’s always another exercise variation.<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY—Fast Bodyweight Workouts From <i>Men’s Health</i> That …

The best in-ear headphones under $40

<i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>The Wirecutter</i><i>, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>If you're looking for the best in-ear headphones on a budget, get the Brainwavz Delta With In-Line Microphone. After 32 hours of research on hundreds of in-ear headphones priced at …

This Kit For A DIY Water Filter Cleans Your Water Without Any Chemicals

It’s a lot easier to clean your water when you can do it using local materials.<p>Getting a drink of water in rural Kenya might mean a six-mile walk to a well. But a new kit for a DIY water filter makes it possible to cheaply purify polluted water from nearby sources instead.<p>Most water filters rely on …

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5 Healthy and Quick Lunches You Can Make For $5

Prep a few minutes the night before and you’ll eat like a king come noon—without straining your wallet<p>It’s no secret that brown-bagging your lunch is cheaper, healthier, and all around better than buying an overpriced, oversized sandwich at the corner deli. But even so, most of us don’t have much …

Bulletproof Coffee: The Buttery Caffeine of Champions

Forget cream and sugar. Add butter to your morning brew to kickstart your day and feel invincible when you ride.<p>In his new book, <i>The Bulletproof Diet</i>, author and cyclist Dave Asprey says, "When you mix coffee with the right fats, you get a drink that stomps on hunger, and helps you lose weight, …

Stock Your Home Bar Without Going Broke

Your guide to everything from glassware to mixers<p>If every guy had the time and money, we'd all build full-scale Irish pubs in our basements, with Guinness on draught and high-end whiskey flowing like water. Fortunately, you don't need to strike it rich to create a killer home bar.<p>“A great home bar, …

The 35-Piece Ultimate Survival Kit

What's the price of safety? $9,340! Whether you're bugging out, sheltering in place, or just stocking up your bunker, these tools will help you ride out any emergency in style.<p>1. Pack the bomb-proof North Face Base Camp XL duffel with food, cash, batteries, and warm clothes, and stash it in your …

Camping

How to Make a Simple Cup of Coffee

It's subtler business than you might think.<p>Today’s coffee-shop owners don’t just place orders for beans. They backpack up the sides of volcanoes in Guatemala and Panama to find previously undiscovered farmers who will grow and process beans to their specifications. And if they’ve paid to trek to …

Bicycling's Go Faster Eating Plan

Mix and match these meals and snacks to build unlimited options<p>Each day of the GO FASTER Eating Plan, formulated by Anne Guzman, sports-nutrition consultant for Peaks Coaching Group, provides 2,000 to 2,500 calories. You'll dig into 500-calorie breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, and stoke your …

Paul's Powerpoint to the Corinthians

We see through clip art darkly.<p>Few scholarly projects in English rival the writing of the “Authorized Version” of the Bible—or, as most call it today, the King James Version (KJV). Six teams, scattered across England, rendered the Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts of the Old and New Testament into …

The Ultimate Interval

All it takes to develop blow-their-legs-off power is one hour—one brutal, agonizing, endless hour of astounding misery and pain. Just one.<p>Peter Herzig was not a fast cyclist five years ago. As an undergraduate student at the University of Queensland in Australia, he possessed only a mild interest …