Brandon Clarke

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4 Ways to Become a Pullup Powerhouse

Every man should be able to perform 5 reps of the pullup. Here’s how to get there<p>The pullup is one of the best training movements you can do. It’s unparalleled for building grip, upper-body, and core strength, and should be a staple in your routine.<p>Your goal: five pullups with perfect form. That’s …

Workouts

The Lean Muscle Diet

Principle No. 1 <br>You Need to Eat More Food<p>If you have a Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch habit, the first step is easy: Limit your intake of anything with a name that includes the words "cheesy," "gordita," and/or "crunch."<p>But you still need to eat something, and whatever it is, it'll have calories …

All-Day Muscle

OVERVIEW<p><b>SURE, YOU WANT A BROADER CHEST AND ABS THAT WHISTLE IN THE WIND.</b> Biceps that bulge through your shirtsleeves would be nice too. But these aren't the only reasons you hit the gym. You also work out to burn off the jelly doughnut you had for breakfast (and to guard against tomorrow's …

The “American Sniper” cultural moment: How Iraq became the new Vietnam

America went to war for 10 years and we missed it. Now Iraq is back to torment us, as mythology and macho fantasy<p>So you want to see a rah-rah, gung-ho war movie this weekend, right? One that combines convincingly chaotic video-game-style action scenes and a misty-eyed reverence toward American …

Political Science

The Best Sex Positions for Your Pleasure

The 9 Best Sex Positions That Practically Guarantee an Orgasm<p>You're going to want to bookmark this page<p>Any athlete can tell you that the proper form is crucial to performance. Slightly changing up your technique can mean shaving a few seconds off of your race time or scoring a few extra points. Sex …

Healthy Treats Without Tricking Your Body

Halloween may not seem like it counts as part of the official holiday season, but this first fall event really does mark the beginning of a very busy, intensely social, and calorie-laden few months that we dread for our bodies and crave for our spirits. But you really don't have to completely …

Proof That Boredom Isn't As Bad As Your Parents Always Told You

City-dwellers (especially New Yorkers) tend to pride themselves on their jadedness. A blasé, don't-know-don't-care attitude allows them to walk by various phenomena -- from questionable fashion choices to works of jaw-dropping architecture -- without batting an eye. After all, if we took the time …

The Dangers of Workout Supplements

What’s scarier is that Craze isn’t the only workout supplement consumers need to worry about. Yes, the Food and Drug Administration regulates supplements to an extent—but companies aren’t required to disclose on the label whether the ingredients actually work or if there are potential side effects, …

I Want to Die a Wealthy Man

When I die, I am not going to make a mental tally of how much money I have made over the course of my life. I am not going to count the number of important hands that I have shaken, or cocktail party niceties I have exchanged. I am not going to mull over the perceived slights I might have felt over …

Woody Harrelson

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

A little over three years ago we received a notice from our landlord (we had been renting a house ever since we arrived in California eight years earlier). He notified us that the house we were living in had gone into foreclosure and we were going to have to move in a couple of months.<p>At the time …

Success

Money Is Not Special

Prior to changing paths and moving to Hollywood, I had a whole other life in the Silicon Valley as a securities lawyer, a consultant, an investment banker and an Internet executive. I've spent a lot of time around a lot of money. The one thing I learned is that money, in and of itself, is not …

Happiness

True Love Isn't for Sissies

"For one human being to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation." -- Rainer Maria Rilke<p>I've often found it mysterious that a process as natural and universal as loving should be as …

7 Things You Need to Know to Deal With Major Life Changes

In a split second, in a freak accident, I lost much of my sight. The reaction and adaptation to the trauma and my new disability taught me some key lessons about going through a major life change. A set of life lessons that helped me to survive and thrive. And since most of us go through changes in …

Positive Thinking