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Why You Should Stop Caring about Being Nice and Just Be Honest

Everyone wants to be well-liked and respected, but when you trip over yourself to be nice, you might be doing yourself a disservice. People might …

Psychology

Jump Higher with ... an Upper Body Exercise? | Men's Health

The scientists discovered that guys who did the move—which combines a partial squat to the classic overhead press—put the same amount of force into the ground as they when performing the barbell jump squat. That latter exercise is a favorite among smart trainers looking to help pro athletes add …

This Row Will Build You an Epic Upper Back

Generally, we recommend that you ditch fixed-movement machine exercises in favor of barbell, dumbbell, kettlebell, and cable lifts. They allow you to move through a natural range of motion and recruit more total muscle across your body. They’re efficient, and that’s what most of us who are busy …

Scared of Baking? These Apple Squares Are Impossible to Mess Up

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>The idea of baking can sometimes make even the most experienced cooks skeptical. Memories of fallen soufflés, burnt cookies or dry cake can stop you from even attempting.<p>But we have a recipe that is as easy as, well, pie! Dorie …

Baking

Make OS X Yosemite’s dark mode turn on automatically with this neat utility

Although OS X Yosemite is still a few months out from public release, the public beta and developer seeds means the OS is already seeing wide adoption — hence, apps for Yosemite are already starting to surface. In fact, the unreleased OS already makes up 18% of Mac users on 9to5Mac, already the …

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

This training program is designed to improve your speed, agility, quickness, and explosiveness. It will make you faster in every direction. And it will help you lose fat and build muscle. So it not only trains you to be a better athlete—but to look like one, too.<p>And yes, it'll also give you one …

The 100-Rep Squat Workout

Joseph Arangio

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

Fitness

The Best Medicine Ball Workout

The medicine ball has been around forever, but most guys don’t know what to do with it, besides holding it against their chests during situps. Even a …

Workouts

The Fat-Torching Interval Workout You Can Do at the Beach | Men's Health

Not only will you get a tan, but you’ll ignite new muscle growth and burn a ridiculous amount of calories in a short amount of time.<p>Here’s why: Sand provides less stability, so even the simplest movements are more difficult, he says. It also absorbs and dissipates some of the energy that harder …

Watch racing-sim graphics evolve before your eyes in this Forza Motorsport mashup

Spanning nine years, five titles, and thre generations of Xbox consoles, the Forza Motorsport series has come a long way. Just how long, you ask? Well, see for yourself.<p>This video mashup by Jorge Martinez shows cycles between the graphics and sounds of all five generations of Forza Motorsport as …

Mashups

Build a Seduction Playlist

[[video:32186]]<p><b>1. Begin with Audio Foreplay</b><br>Start with a sexy bass line—just avoid the obvious slow jams. "That's like walking into the room with your pants already at your ankles," says West. Try "What You Won't Do for Love" by Bobby Caldwell.<p><b>2. Give Her Something Familiar</b><br>Cue up a couple of known …

Exercise of the Week: Cross-Body Pushup

Turn Your Pushup into the Ultimate Abs Exercise<p>One simple twist to this classic exercise will light up your obliques and rock your core<p>A regular pushup works your upper body and core. Rotating your leg underneath you as you lower to the floor turns the move into a complete abs blaster. "The …

Do More Pushups Than Ever Before! | Men's Health

Go ahead and test yourself. Drop and give us as many pushups as possible in one minute. The second your form breaks, stop. Keep the clock running the entire time. How’d you do? Below is the list of how many reps the average guy can do by age group. Don’t worry if you fall short: You can follow …

​Keep Mosquitoes at Bay with This Plastic Bottle Bug Trap

No one wants to be eaten alive by mosquitoes, but there's no need to resort to harsh chemicals to keep them at arm's length. Instructables user …

Review: Transcend’s JetDrives add whopping 240-960GB SSD to MacBook Air at a great price

See that little $190 daughter card up there^? It houses 240GB of Transcend SSD and it could replace the 64GB or 128GB SSD that came in your MacBook Air in as little as 5 minutes. Even better, Transcend just released larger versions in 480GB and 960GB sizes to blow your SATA III MacBook Air or Pro …

Thrive: Body Saw

Upgrade Your Abs Routine with One Move<p>Your core workout is about to get a heck of a lot better<p>On a daily basis, your core's main job is to stabilize your spine. The many muscles between your hips and your shoulders hold you steady while you stand, sit, mow the lawn, carry groceries, do pushups, or …

How to Master the Single-Side Bird Dog

But you should start training your middle this way. "Almost every movement in daily life involves core stability," says Stauffer. “The better yours is, the stronger you'll be in everything you do. Plus, if you don’t have it, you’re likely to overcompensate with your lower back, which can contribute …

The Bear Crawl

You'll Never Believe the Weird Exercise That Sculpts Your Core<p>You probably haven't done this move since you were young, but it works<p>Crawling probably isn't part of your regular core routine, but it should be. "The bear crawl strengthens your midsection and improves your ability to stabilize your …

26 Ways to Feed Your Body for Results

Instead, whatever your goal—packing on muscle, going the distance, or losing that gut—you have to think long-term. “Sports nutrition is all about many factors adding up over time.” In other words, think marathon, not sprint.<p>So even though there’s nothing that will make you an instant athlete (or …

Master the Three Most Important Lifts

Sean Hyson, C.S.C.S.

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Workouts