John Galt

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The 6 Most Effective Core Exercises for Cyclists

And two core exercises athletes should absolutely avoid<p>There are things you come across in cycling that you can ignore: jerk drivers, your buddy’s squeaky chain, anyone who calls you Lance Armstrong. And then there are things that you shouldn’t ignore—like your core muscles.<p>“Your core stabilizes …

Workouts

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Psychology

How to build endurance with limited training time

• Home / Training Center / Video: How to build endurance with limited training time<p><b>Editor’s Note:</b> This video is courtesy of Global Cycling Network. The …

This sweet little stereo system sounds better than it has any right to

As regular Audiophiliac readers know, I love writing about cost-no-object, high-end audio, but I also have a soft spot for dirt cheap, but decent sounding gear.<p>When I recently reviewed the new small bookshelf speaker from Dayton Audio, the B452 , I couldn't help but be knocked out by their sound. …

Audiophile

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Massimo Bottura's Revolutionary Risotto

An inventive risotto technique from the chef of Italy's Osteria Francescana<p>When the beguiling and brilliant Italian chef Massimo Bottura stopped by …

Indonesian-Style Collard Greens Curry (Gulai Sayur)

1 1⁄2 tsp. ground turmeric<p>7 shallots, roughly chopped<p>4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped<p>2 red or green Thai chiles, minced<p>1 (3") piece ginger, peeled …

Recipes

Sometimes you just really need a green smoothie (spinach + pear + ginger): http://thekitc.hn/1haqRAl

Is Going Commando Hollywood's Newest Trend?

<b>What Lies Beneath?</b><p><i>For some of the world's best-dressed women, the answer is nothing. We get to the bottom of the underwear-free trend.</i><p>By Vanessa Lawrence, <i>W</i> Magazine<p><i>From left: Anne Hathaway's pointy Prada, in February; Gwyneth Paltrow's big reveal, in April.</i><p>Media scrutiny of Gwyneth Paltrow's …

Silk Road's main competitor shuts down indefinitely

Black Market Reloaded, the digital black market that was the largest competitor to the recently busted Silk Road, just announced it's closing and refunding users' money. In order to deal with the influx of Silk Road refugees, Black Market Reloaded spun up some virtual private servers (VPS) hosted …

Sorry Stoners: Hemp Isn’t A Miracle Material After All

Most of us have long-suspected that hemp supporters were just marijuana supporters. Modern Farmer’s takedown of the crop proves it.<p>We all had that friend in college (heck, maybe “that friend” was even one of us). Hemp necklace. Hemp bracelet. A Grateful Dead T-shirt, even in the dead of winter. But …

Cannabis

Kate Winslet's Vogue cover is ageless. But not in a good way

Kate Winslet is on the cover of this month's Vogue and the photo is unbelievable.<p>I mean, literally unbelievable. The 38-year-old, who does OK without Mario Testino's help, looks in this portrait like a CGI version of herself. Her hair is detachable plastic; her eyes are like marbles. Her …

10 Great Analog Sports Cars

To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel efficient, automakers have been replacing the weighty components in our sports cars with electronics. Despite their talents, electronics create a distance between man, machine, and roadtoday's best s<p>To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel …

Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They’re Winning the Fiscal War

If there’s one thing just about every­one can agree on, it’s that the Re­pub­lic­ans lost this fight — and badly. They sur­rendered on every point, …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

Taste of Mexico

I just got an email from a fellow chef, who had promised to send me a recipe. The email was from a talented and cool chef named Alexis Bostelmann. I got to meet Alexis during my trip to the Riviera Maya. Alexis is the executive chef overseeing all of the restaurants in the Grupo Vidanta hotels, …