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Newsletter - 23rd May 2013<p><i>The LostCousins newsletter is usually published fortnightly. To access the previous newsletter (dated 12 May 2013) click</i> …

Vitamin supplements are good for you, right? Wrong, says a new book – they're a multibillion-pound con and in high doses can increase your risk of heart disease and cancer http://bit.ly/15Hjs6e Photograph: Liz McBurney for the Guardian

How I Survived A Week Without Food

I consumed nothing but Soylent, a food-replacing beverage, for a week. Here's what happened to me (and my poop).<p><i>Click here for a step-by-step guide to making homemade Soylent</i><p>My best friend's graduation ceremony starts in 10 minutes and I'm trying to suppress vomit at a Speedway.<p>It's my third day on …

Public Sex, Private Lives

<i>Public Sex, Private Lives</i>, which I screened at home under the sheets on my laptop, is a moving depiction of three women who work in the adult film …

Would Sir like his goat wrapped?

DUBAI’S rich will soon have yet another way to flaunt their wealth, when the Burj al-Arab hotel starts selling its guests custom-made 24-carat gold …

7 Stories to read this weekend

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>During the week when I am reading the web, I start clipping links and making notes and sometimes I publish these links on my …

Eat to Ride

Three nutrition tips every cyclist should live by<p>Whenever I advise athletes about bike nutrition, I tell them that they don’t need a special diet to fuel performance. The one that’s best for health is also the one that’s best for strong results. If you want all your systems firing at 100 percent, …

Square One: How to Start Biking

Every cyclist’s journey begins with a first turn of the pedals. Here’s how to get there.<i>—Susi Wunsch</i>

Hearst Magazines

Easy Does It

Sometimes going slow enough to soak in the ride is the greatest accomplishment<p>When my bag of jelly beans drops onto the pavement of Dogwood Lane, I almost don’t turn around. We have just a while ago come off Coon ­Hollow, which is a road we would ride for the name alone but as a bonus happens to be …

Ted King

Voeckler Wins Dauphine Stage 6 Sprint

Sky's Chris Froome holds 52-second lead over teammate Richie Porte<p><b>GRENOBLE, June 7, 2013 (AFP)</b> - Team Sky's Chris Froome retained the race leader's yellow jersey after Friday's sixth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine, which was won by Thomas Voeckler.<p>The British rider remained 52sec ahead of …

Chris Froome Wins Stage 5 at Dauphine

American Matthew Busche finishes third, as Froome takes overall lead<p><b>VALMOREL, June 6, 2013 (AFP) -</b> Chris Froome laid down a Tour de France warning to his rivals, as he climbed to victory and claimed the leader's yellow jersey on the fifth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Thursday.<p>The Briton …

Tony Martin Wins Stage 4 Time Trial at Dauphine

Garmin's Rohan Dennis takes overall lead ahead of Froome<p><b>PARC DES OISEAUX, France / Ain, June 05, 2013 (AFP) -</b> Australian Rohan Dennis snatched the race leader's yellow jersey of the Criterium du Dauphine after Wednesday's fourth stage, which was won by German Tony Martin.<p>Garmin rider Dennis, a …

Edvald Boasson Hagen Wins Stage 3 of Dauphine

Canadian David Veilleux keeps leader's jersey<p><b>TARARE, France, June 04, 2013 (AFP)</b> - Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen on Tuesday saluted his teammates for helping him secure victory in the Tour de France warm-up the Criterium du Dauphine in a sprint finish.<p>"The team worked well for me in the final …

How to Get Landscapes Sharp with Focus Stacking

A key aspect of successful landscape photography is image sharpness. Usually, it is desirable to ensure that all elements of a scene, whether close …

Regarding Eddy Merckx

We were determined to solve the inevitable, essentially unknowable mystery of what made this quiet, unassuming son of a shopkeeper into the greatest cyclist of all time. So we just asked him.<p><b>I don't mean to sneak up on Eddy Merckx,</b> but I don't see any other way. My plan is to approach him from …