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The truth about whether Islamic values are compatible with Western values

A recent poll published by the BBC suggested the majority of Brits don’t think Islam is compatible with Western values. This is a thoroughly …

Religion

The 10 best note-taking apps compared: OneNote, Zoho, Quip, and more

Evernote is dialing back the free version of its service and pushing key features to its premium tiers, so as a result, we declared OneNote the best …

3 Steps to More Successful Flirting

We all have expectations about the order in which events should happen. This mental order of events is referred to as a script (Schank & Abelson, …

Relationships

What Women Think Of Men's Bedrooms: 8 Do's & Don'ts

A gentleman’s bedroom, boudoir, or man cave, is a place of great sanctuary, a little slice of you, your spot to escape reality whether it be for …

'Free' college in Europe isn't really free

While Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has garnered populist support with his debt-free college proposal, several economists recently told NPR's "Planet Money" that they don't like the plan.<p>Their main gripe: The plan should target students who actually need free tuition rather than …

5 Cosmic Mysteries That Scientists Still Hope to Solve

Now that gravitational waves have been detected, what's left to discover? Plenty—including some of the universe's biggest questions.<p>Now that physicists have directly observed gravitational waves, ripples through spacetime itself, the last bit of Einstein’s theory of general relativity has clicked …

Dark Matter

Unsuccessful? 2 Studies Say It Could Be Your Spouse's Fault

Researchers in two different studies say if you want to be happier at work, work on a happier home.<p>Are you as successful as you think you should be at work?<p>If not, a pair of studies suggest the blame might not be yours alone. Instead, it might be your spouse's fault--or boyfriend, girlfriend, …

Psychology

Drone sets record for carrying the heaviest cargo ever

A team of engineers from the University of Oslo recently set a Guinness world record by lifting a 61 kilogram load with nothing but remote-controlled drones. Or rather, one gigantic Voltron-esque multi-rotor monstrosity appropriately named the Megakopter. It's built from eight hexacopters that have …

Being Easily Distracted Could Just Mean You're a Genius, Says Science

According to a new study by workplace solutions company Steelcase, clever people tend to have more difficulty prioritizing ideas.

Research

Is Hyperloop the future of high-speed travel?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1221000/1221392_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524655668_42de138b86f70276ba572fb0eb05961e<p><b>"Yeehaw!" cries the rocket-engineer as he drives the all-terrain buggy hard over the rocks and scrub of the Nevada Desert.</b><p>With his big hat and …

8 jobs every company will be hiring for by 2020

1/<p>Data analysts will be in demand.<p>According to the report, data analysts will become increasingly more important in all industries by 2020.<p>Survey …

Martin Shkreli Fires Lawyers and Postpones Court Date

The evening pharma bro <b>Martin Shkreli</b> would have been preparing for an appearance in federal court related to the securities-fraud charges he is currently facing, he instead spent live-streaming his takeout dinner and debating the relative merits of McDonald’s and K.F.C. to hundreds of …

Great News: Men Want to Date Women Who Are Smarter Than They Are

They also want women who make more money and are better educated.<p>The myth that career women have trouble attracting men is just that: a myth. According to new data from Match.com, single men overwhelmingly said they'd love to pull a George Clooney and find a high-achieving, brainy woman to settle …

George Clooney

"Tone While You Bone" and Other Workout Tips From Broad City's Top Trainer

Are you watching enough art films during your workouts? How much of your fitness routine is done while wearing blindfolds? TV's most beloved exercise guru has your 8-step guide to a better body and a totally ripped soul<p>We're proud to bring you this exclusive <b>FIRST LOOK</b> at the latest workout video …

Zero Belly, Zero Excuses

The 2-Minute Sweat Storm

90 reps, 2 minutes. Can you handle it?<p>If you think it's impossible to sweat buckets in under two minutes, you haven't tried this challenge from Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> He choose three total-body moves—the burpee, the dumbbell renegade row, and the squat to curl to …

This Weekend, Make Your Lungs and Muscles Burn!

Test your conditioning and your total-body strength with this sprinting, pushing, and jumping challenge<p>Sprinting and backpedaling for 5 yards doesn't sound too hard—until you add fast, muscle-burning groiners and pushups at either end.<p>"You'll be up and down and up again, challenging your heart, …

The Best Sex Position for Your Aching Back

If back pain has you skimping on sex, these positions can help you get going again<p>When your back hurts, sex can be more pain than pleasure. But there might be a way to stay in the game: New research from the University of Waterloo discovered that certain sex positions can be better for those with …

5 Fast Rules to Be Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger

Easy tips for better muscles<p>Ask the average guy in the average gym how to build bigger muscles, and chances are he'll tell you to do exactly what he's doing: lots of sets and reps of lots of redundant exercises. Except . . . well, you notice it's not working particularly well for him. Worse, you …

The 21-Day Shred Exercise and Diet Program

<i>[We recently launched a new program with MEN’S FITNESS digital director Mike Simone. This program is a one-two punch. It’s a combination of what the</i> …

Have Sex 8 Times This Week

So how do you go from getting some to getting (much) more? The trick is to change up your daily approach.<p>If there's one thing men and women both want, it's more sex. It's no surprise: Most of us put sex low on our list of priorities, far below work, sleep, taking care of the kids, and sometimes, we …

The Beach-Body Shoulder Workout

Mark Barroso

Why True Blood Actors Are So Freaking Ripped

Find out how the male stars keep their bodies shredded and camera-ready from season to season<p>This Sunday night on HBO, <i>True Blood</i> enters its seventh and final season. Over the years, fans have come to expect certain things from the show—graphic sex, fangs, short skirts, and Ryan Kwanten's abs.<p>In …

The Secret to Hollywood Abs

You, too, can have an action-hero six-pack—but only if you want it bad enough<p>When any new action film comes out, men start asking how the guys got into that great of shape. The women will ask: “How did Linda Hamilton get her arms?” The answer is the same for both discussions: Discipline.<p>Discipline …

Score a Beach-Ready Body by the Fourth of July

Want a body you're proud to show off shirtless this holiday? Then cap off your workouts with this 3-move fat-shredding finisher<p>You're proud to say you're an American. But this Fourth of July, be proud to go shirtless, too. From now until the Fourth, tack a three-move metabolic finisher to the end …

Pump Up Your Pecs

Shelby Starnes

How To Prove That Light Can Be Converted Into Matter

A decades-old hypothesis gets closer to solidity.<p>In 1934, two American physicists theorized that if one could make two photons collide, the collision would produce two positron-electron pairs—and thus convert light into matter. If proven in a lab, the process would be a pure demonstration of …

Keep The Beer, Lose The Belly

Alcohol is more than liquid calories—it's a saboteur that zaps your metabolism. Our guy changed up his drinking habits and lost 10 pounds. We'll drink to that!<p>Moderation. It's one of those loaded words that Puritans threw around and that we all still shake, stir, and muddle to make more palatable. …