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How an Amateur Cyclist Doped His Way Into the Core Russia's Doping Scandal

In evaluating the usefulness of banned substances, the documentarian behind 'Icarus' accidentally stumbles upon a world-rocking scandal.<p>A new documentary called <i>Icarus,</i> recently optioned exclusively by <i></i>Netflix, delves into one of the largest-scale doping scandals in the history of sports—all thanks …

Review: Giro Factor Techlace road cycling shoes get fit & function just right

Launched last summer, the Giro Factor Techlace road shoes introduced a unique take on closures, combining shoelaces with Velcro straps for a …

Giro d'Italia

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Ingredients<p>2 cups firmly packed torn mint leaves, plus sprigs for serving<br>• ¼ cup granulated sugar<br>• ½ cup (4 oz.) gin<br>• ¼ cup (2 oz.) fresh lime juice, plus …

What to Watch When You Want To Be A Wino

Happy Wine Day (AKA every day)! It’s the perfect time to bust out that bottle of red you’ve been holding on to and savor it in all the right ways. …

The 15 Best Pinot Noir Wines from California

Wine is meant to be enjoyed, and enjoyment does not mean sitting at a table stiff-backed, sniffing, sipping and slurping, then analyzing color, …

Now You Can Dress Like an Effortlessly Cool French Guy Without Breaking the Bank

Introducing Octobre Éditions.<p>When Parisian Morgane Sézalory launched Sézane in 2013, it was a first for the fashion capital: a digitally native brand that eschewed the biannual release schedule of the industry, instead offering customers monthly capsule collections (which quickly sold out). Recent …

Men's Fashion

Meet the Men on Observer’s 2017 American Menswear Power List

<i>The menswear brat pack will descend upon Manhattan this week for the fourth edition of New York Fashion Week: Men’s. From the designers and</i> …

How to ride the last remaining sleeper trains

Is there a rail traveller alive who doesn’t love the romance of a night train? The very idea of gliding out of one great European city in the warm glow of an evening to wake up in the cool morning light of another is, even in the prosaic surroundings of modern standard sleeper berths, simply …

Trains

The World's Newest & Coolest Stuff Worth Putting on Your Bucket List

If your New Year's resolution was to see more of the world in 2017, we've already done some of your research: Here are the 15 best countries to visit …

Super Yachts

Mother of four with no construction experience erects her dream home using YouTube tutorials

After leaving a violent partner in 2008, Cara Brookins and her four children needed a place to live. Short on funds, Brookins was determined to give each of her children a room of their own. So, she built them a house.<p>In her new book, ‘Rise, How a House Built a Family,’ Brookins details the …

Education for Death: The Making of Nazi–Walt Disney’s 1943 Propaganda Film Shows How Fascists Are Made

During World War II, Walt Disney entered into a contract with the US government to develop 32 animated shorts. Nearly bankrupted by <i>Fantasia</i> (1940), …

Walt Disney Company

Bragi's $149 answer to Apple's AirPods are now available

Bragi, the German wireless audio gear company that first made a splash on Kickstarter, is finally ready to begin shipping its new cable-free earbuds, dubbed Headphone.<p>The $149 set is a simpler version of the firm’s previous Dash headphones, which included fitness tracking capabilities and onboard …

Tech Trends

LivingHomes and Make It Right Introduce Affordable Green Prefab

Years ago, when the first LivingHomes were built, there were a lot of complaints from readers about how big and expensive they were, like " we should …

All You Need to Build This PopUp House Is a Screwdriver

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>No power tools? No problem. The PopUp House was designed by a French studio called MultiPod Studio to simplify the process of building your own home...and we mean "simplified." Basically, they embraced IKEA's style when it comes to the construction process, because the …

Jimmy Iovine says music not enough, confirms Apple’s interest in ‘pop culture’ TV shows

Apple exec Jimmy Iovine has lent weight to a <i>WSJ</i> report that Apple plans to offer scripted TV shows to Apple Music subscribers by the end of the year. <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> reports Iovine telling TV critics that the company’s streaming music service needed to go beyond songs in order to grow.<p>The …

TV shows

Cliffside Residence

Suspended on a narrow limestone ridge halfway down a cliff overlooking Lake Austin, this home was designed to enhance the drama of living in such an unusual natural setting. We opened up both the water side and the cliff-face side with large windows, and provided decks for outdoor living at …

Architecture

7 Ways to Eat More Farro

Move over, quinoa.<p>When a food is high in fiber, protein and low in fat, it is usually awarded the title of superfood. Ancient grains such as quinoa, …

8 Things You Need to Know to Ride Everest on a Bike

Riding 29,029 feet of elevation is possible; it's just not easy. Here's what you need to know to plan your attempt.<p>Adventurers have long lusted after the distinction of climbing the world’s highest peak, but unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), there are no bike routes to the top—which means …

Falcons, Drones, Data: A Winery Battles Climate Change

On a misty autumn morning in Sonoma County, Calif., Katie Jackson headed into the vineyards to assess the harvest. It was late in the season, and an army of field workers was rushing to pick the grapes before the first rains, however faint, began falling.<p>But on this day, Ms. Jackson, the vice …

Mendocino County

This Winemaker Is Pulling Back the Curtain on the Price of Wine

In the fall of 2015, after all his grapes had been grown, picked, and bled into big oak barrels, Mark Tarlov started doing math. Like any good …

Wine

Have you been drinking wines before their time?

Staring at the vintage chart in the February issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine, my eyes began to blur. Red, purple, green, orange and blue squares merged into a vinous Rorschach test challenging me on which vintages to hold, drink or pour down the drain, with point scores showing the relative …

Beverages

Rheingau, Germany | Best Wine Destinations 2017

Historic vineyards, charming towns and wine discoveries are found around every corner.<p>Less than half an hour from Frankfurt and accessible by train, …

Wine

Satellite is the first pair of wireless headphones from Blue Microphones

Audio company Blue may be more well known for its excellent studio microphones, but the company also has quietly been making its way into the headphone market for the past few years. And this year at CES, Blue is making the jump from studio headphones to wireless with Satellite, a pair of Bluetooth …

Consumer Tech

"What wardrobes work best in small bedrooms?"

When space is tight but your clothes are plentiful, you need a wardrobe that's up to the task of storing, displaying and keeping all your garments …

The 20 New Rules of Drinking (and Buying) Wine

Thanks to a generation of adventurous lushes, the wine world is younger and funner and delicious-er than ever. Here's all you need to know to navigate that world, find the best bottles (and cans!), drink above your pay grade, and say screw you to the old rules.<p>RULE NO. 1<p>Sparkling Wine is Exploding …

The Champagne of Beers: How Bière Brut Is Redefining Bubbly

If beer doesn’t watch out, it’s going to turn itself into wine. Already, it’s assimilated wine’s bottles and corks, its grapes (Midas Touch, …

Sparkling Wine

Watch this supercut of iconic dance scenes from '90s movies to momentarily relieve you from the horror of 2016

Nostalgia, here we come! The Internet is getting super excited over a video, compiling some of the most iconic dance scenes from our favorite ’90s …

This incredibly simple trick fixes your iPhone if it's acting slow — and it takes less than 30 seconds

10 Sous-Vide Recipes to Try ASAP

Time to meet the most game-changing food trend of the year: Sous-vide cooking. It’s a fancy French technique that involves sealing your food in a …