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TOP 15 MOST COMMON CYCLING MISTAKES (AND TIPS TO FIX THEM)

TOP 15 MOST COMMON CYCLING MISTAKES (AND TIPS TO FIX THEM)

We all make cycling mistakes. Everyone messes something up on their bike when they first start. Some people continuously make cycling mistakes, and you usually know them as “the person who always crashes” or “the person who always has a flat tire” or “the constantly overtrained person.” These tips will help you shortcut the 15 most common cycling mistakes. You won’t go from Joe to Pro in a day, but you can avoid a lot of frustration by doing a few simple things.Good to know:Always make sure your bike is in safe working order. Take your bike to a shop if…
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GM announces third electric pickup after the Hummer and Silverado EVs

GM announces third electric pickup after the Hummer and Silverado EVs

GM is working on another electric pickup truck in addition to GMC's Hummer EV and the electrified Chevrolet Silverado it confirmed back in April. The automotive giant has made the announcement at a media event, according to CNBC and CNET Roadshow. It didn't reveal a lot of details about the project and only showed a shadowy image of a tarp-covered truck during the presentation, but it did say that it would be a full-size GMC pickup. Also, CNBC says it's expected to be a more "traditional" pickup than the Hummer EV, which is a "lifestyle" vehicle. That could mean that…
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Transit Agencies Are Trying Everything to Lure You Back

Transit Agencies Are Trying Everything to Lure You Back

Last week in Washington, DC, the board of the Metropolitan Area Transit Authority did something almost unheard of: It offered riders more service for less money. During the Covid-19 pandemic, as plunging ridership brought on financial woes, the agency reduced the area’s subway and bus service. Now it has promised to ramp up buses and trains on weekdays, weekends, and late at night, with some bus lines operating even more often than they did before the pandemic. Riders, meanwhile, will pay a flat $2 fee on weekends instead of a fare based on how far they travel, they won’t have…
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How to Detox Kids From Their Screens

How to Detox Kids From Their Screens

Photo: somsak nitimongkolchai (Shutterstock)When the pandemic hit last year, the first thing many parents did was abandon any rules they had in place about screen time. It’s not because the pandemic made us lazy parents; it’s because so many of us suddenly needed to work in the same spaces where our children were learning, playing, and arguing with each other. Their sports, clubs, and after-school activities were canceled and we weren’t yet sure how the virus even spread, let alone how to get our kids together safely with friends for socially distanced, outdoor playdates. So for many of our kids,…
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COMPLETE GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE BEST RUNNING SHOES FOR YOU

COMPLETE GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE BEST RUNNING SHOES FOR YOU

The best running shoes for you are the ones that keep you healthy and achieving your health and fitness goals. If you run or work out, then you need the right shoes. This guide will help you find your best running shoes based on your unique needs.STEP 1: FIND YOUR FOOT TYPEFoot types fall into low, average and high arches. Find your arch height at home in three easy steps:Place your feet into a shallow pan of water and get the bottom of your feet wet.Step onto a piece of cardboard or something similar with your wet feet.Pull your feet…
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The Difference Between Polyamory, Swinging, and an Open Relationship

The Difference Between Polyamory, Swinging, and an Open Relationship

Photo: sirtravelalot (Shutterstock)The majority prefer the familiarity and comfort of monogamy, but sexual adventurists of all stripes walk among us. Just think, while you’re haggling with your partner over the electric bill or Venmo’ing the same $30 back and forth to pay for weekly groceries, there are couples out there swinging from partner to partner, living in a committed throuple, or engaging in other alternative sexual and romantic lifestyles that fly in the face of tradition.But what’s the difference between being polyamorous, being a swinger, and having an open relationship? Are there differing rules involved in each of these more…
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What to Eat Before, During, & After a Run  ᐅ Sports Nutrition For Runners

What to Eat Before, During, & After a Run ᐅ Sports Nutrition For Runners

Whether you’re a beginning, intermediate, or marathon runner, the right sports nutrition is essential if you want to fuel your best performance. There are certainly some do’s and don’ts that can help you run faster, improve your endurance, and recover more efficiently post-workout. This comprehensive nutrition guide gives you an overview of what you should eat before a run to feel great during your session. We’ll also give you some guidance on what you can eat during your run to keep you from hitting an energy wall as well as what to eat after your run to help replenish your…
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How to Embrace Minimalism, With Christine Platt

How to Embrace Minimalism, With Christine Platt

Photo: Micaela Heck/Angelica AlzonaThis week we’re learning how to pare down our belongings and embrace the minimalist lifestyle with help from author and advocate Christine Platt (aka The Afrominimalist). Christine’s own personal journey from overconsumption to one of minimalism is an inspiration, and she helps us understand how everything from our childhoods to the psychology of ownership causes us to hang on to far more than we need. Listen to hear Christine’s tips on how to start decluttering without overwhelming yourself, how to parent as a minimalist, and why the first step to becoming a minimalist is not what you…
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How to Use Compound Words Correctly (Almost) Every Time

How to Use Compound Words Correctly (Almost) Every Time

Photo: spaxiax (Shutterstock)Compound words are sprinkled throughout the English language—endless combinations of little words that partner up to form new, bigger words. How they come together in the written language can vary, though, and you may find yourself pausing to wonder: Is this a long term, long-term, or longterm problem? That’s because there are three different types of compound words, and it’s not always obvious whether a compound should be written as one word, two words, or hyphenated.What even is a compound?Whenever we’re dealing with grammar, I think it best to start with the basics—just in case your grade-school English…
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Could You Use a Car Desk?

Could You Use a Car Desk?

Photo: Neirfy (Shutterstock)For over a year now, the work-from-home lifestyle has become the norm for many Americans, requiring us to retrofit our spaces to serve a dual purpose. Some very creative makeshift desks and home office spaces have emerged during the pandemic, few more intriguing than the car desk. It sounds like an accident waiting to happen, but used correctly (and safely), they can offer a practical way to turn your front or backseat into a working desk. And given the fact that many of us still don’t feel safe parking our laptops in a coffee shop for eight hours,…
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Why You Should Make Drinking More Water a Habit, Not an Obsession

Why You Should Make Drinking More Water a Habit, Not an Obsession

Illustration: solar22 (Shutterstock)Well, I did it. I drank a lot of water every day for a few weeks in March—one gallon per day, in fact, or as close to it as I could get without living permanently in the bathroom—but I’m not sure I have a lot to show for it. I was hoping that lifting my half-gallon water container to my mouth over and over would make me ripped. Absent of that, I was at least hoping to end my experiment with super-clear, hydrated skin. Unfortunately, my perpetually dry skin really doesn’t feel any less dry—of if it does, it’s…
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How Often Should You Wash Your Dog?

How Often Should You Wash Your Dog?

Photo: Tara Lynn and Co (Shutterstock)Dogs may be the most universally beloved creatures that also rejoice in their own filth. They sniff other dogs’ butts to say hello. They gleefully roll around in mud, and many other things much dirtier than mud. They, on occasion, eat poop with gusto. Some dogs won’t hesitate to kill rabid animals and bring them into your home as a repulsive sort of souvenir.But we love them so, and that is why we must regularly wash and groom our presumably filthy furry friends. Though there isn’t an exact science to how many times a year…
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