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How to Make the Best Coffee You’ll Ever Drink

One taste and you’ll cast off your Keurig, boycott your barista, and ditch the drive-thru<p>The perfect cup of coffee? It sounds like the stuff of mythology. Like Sasquatch or the Chupacabra.<p>Few have experienced it, and the rest of us are doubtful.<p>But one writer went on a Search For the Elusive …

Where to Start When You Want to Get Back In Shape

The road to fitness begins with just 10 minutes a day<p>As the <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director, BJ Gaddour gets dozens of questions every day from readers about specific workout moves and training strategies. But the most common question he receives is also the simplest: “Where do I start?”<p>Gaddour’s …

Things I Learned as a Naked Carny

When you make your living stripping as part of a travelling freak show, you quickly acquire a set of questionable life skills.<p>Last year, I fell in love with a sideshow performer. As many can attest to, love makes us do odd things. The more he talked about performing strange acts of bodily harm for …

Can Muslim women get a break out here?

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Muslim women. Authorities across several towns in France have banned the “burkini” (pretty much just a wetsuit designed for Muslim women to be able to swim with their bodies covered). Two young Muslim women wearing hijabs were escorted off a plane at Stansted …

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The five cult documentaries that you need to see

This article isn’t for dumb baby losers who have only made a surface effort to get into cult documentary film and “liked” Louis Theroux on Facebook. A crash course in cult requires repeat viewings of <i>Paris is Burning</i> (1990) and <i>Grey Gardens</i> (1975). Not until you can spell O-P-U-L-E-N-C-E in the same …

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2015’s wild and wonderful documentaries: These true stories are infinitely weirder than fiction

From sneakerheads to the white supremacist next door, the year’s documentary subjects are anything but staid<p>Gary M. Kramer<p>December 12, 2015 12:01am (UTC)<p>Documentaries used to have the reputation of being the cinematic equivalent of a bran muffin, meaning they were meant to be good for you. But the …

Get in Amazing Shape!

Men’s Health wants you to try our new 30-minute fitness program!<p>We’re looking for men and women to test a new fitness video program from <i>Men’s Health</i> fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>Each routine in this 9-workout video program takes just 30 minutes, and is designed to help you burn calories at a …

8 Gymnastics Moves You Must Add to Your Routine

Incorporate these exercises into your workout to improve your stamina, power, and strength

The Strangers in Your Brain

Biologists often say that the most dangerous thing a cell can do is divide. This is because, during the complex process of replication—the unspooling of DNA, the assembling of two genomes from the halves of one—there is always the chance that the cell will make a mistake. Mutations can cost an …

10 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories than Running

You don’t need to spend your whole life jogging to incinerate fat.

The 7-Minute Ab Workout

This awesome routine leaves no core muscle untouched<p>Back in the 90s, “8-Minute Abs” was all the rage for a while. It even led to a joke: “You know what’s better than 8-Minute Abs?”<p>“7-Minute Abs!”<p>No, it wasn’t funny, and of course we all know you can’t get great abs in 7 minutes. (Or 8 minutes.)<p>But …

7 tips for better sex that you haven’t heard a thousand times before

It’s easy to tell someone to try using a vibrator. Here are a few ideas that probably haven’t occurred to you<p>Anna Pulley<p>August 28, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>The standard advice for experiencing better, longer, mind-blowing-er orgasms is usually some variation of the insanely obvious. “Have you tried using …

I Interviewed Paul Mason About How Capitalism Is Going to End

In his new book, <i>Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future</i>, Mason predicts that we're due a new economic system, one birthed by the "smartphone generation".<p>Capitalism is on its last legs and is about to be destroyed by a generation so connected by technology that they have more loyalty to their …

What Is Elegance in Science?

In 1957, a few years after Francis Crick co-discovered the DNA double helix and a few years before he co-won a Nobel Prize for doing so, he published a paper on the genetic provenance of amino acids, the organic compounds that make proteins, and therefore life, possible. It was already known that …

Decoded octopus genome reveals secrets to complex intelligence

Groundbreaking new research helps explain the invertebrate’s alien-like physiology<p>Katherine Harmon Courage<p>August 14, 2015 10:59pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published byScientific American.<p>The elusive octopus genome has finally been untangled, which should allow scientists to discover answers …

The Disappearance of the World’s Greatest Free Diver

It seems clear that the great free diver Natalia Molchanova is dead. She was diving last Saturday off the coast of Spain, giving lessons to a rich Russian, when she made a dive of her own and didn’t return. She was almost surely the greatest diver in the history of her sport, which, as mentioned in</i> …

Scuba Diving

Posture Power: How To Correct Your Body's Alignment

Your posture says a lot about your personality. It also says a lot about how your joints and muscles are working. Here's everything you need to know …

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35 Tips from 35 Swim Coaches

I would have to say my best tip I always tell my kids before they swim is,<p>“Swim your Race! Think like a Bumble Bee, Race like a Race horse! ”<p>I love …

A crash course in intimacy for the digital generation

New York-based director Nadia Bedzhanova is great at capturing the spirit of contemporary youth – their looks, faces, struggles, obsessions and, in her latest series, their idea of intimacy. Bedzhanova got into photography in high school, long before starting her film career, and has been keeping a …

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Who’s in Kali Uchis’ dream Latina girl gang?

When Snoop Dogg first introduced us to Colombian-born East Coast singer Kali Uchis, we were blown away. With her sugary, neo-soul sweetness and don’t-fuck-with-me low-rider style, she’s like a Disney Princess that decided to join a gang in Miami. And whilst her music drifts effortlessly through …

Sex? No, thanks: Rather than obsession, what millions of Americans feel about sex is indifference

<b>(fototip via Shutterstock)</b><p>A silent majority of us are sex-obsessed only once in a while, or not at all, or used to be but aren’t anymore<p>Valerie Tarico<p>July 25, 2015 10:30pm (UTC)<p>From Madison Avenue to Sunset Boulevard, from the Las Vegas Strip to Miami’s club scene, America is obsessed with sex. …

Are You Standing All Wrong? Take Our Easy Test

Two of America's best physical therapists explain how to fix your posture so you can lose more fat, lift more weight, and move pain free<p>Stand up. Now grab your butt. Is it tight? If your <b>glutes</b> aren’t slightly contracted, you’re standing all wrong.<p>And that could be why your squat numbers are …

Ian Reid's Photos Are Just as Crazy as His Skateboarding Videos

New York skateboarding legend Ian Reid is responsible for the two rawest, grittiest skate videos of all time: <i>Ian Reid's Video</i>, and <i>Sex, Hood, Skate</i>. The antics of <i>Jackass, CKY</i>, and early Baker videos combined don't come close.<p>New York skateboarding legend Ian Reid is …

So, Are You a Pervert?

The state and the scientists want to destroy you. The reason why is unclear.<p>Are you a deviant? Are your sexual fantasies normal, or are they the sign of a deeply disturbed little mind? That was the question ​posed last week by <i>the Daily Mail</i>, a newspaper whose own fantasies, for the record, seem to …

Manny Kirchheimer's Documentary 'Stations of the Elevated' Is a Paean to the Old New York

Who owns the streets, and who has the right to vandalise them?<p>Manfred Kirchheimer’s 1981 masterpiece <i>Stations of the Elevated</i> begins its first theatrical run in the United States this week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Cinematék, over 30 years after it debuted at the New York Film Festival to …