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Can You Handle the 1-Minute Meltdown? | Men's Health

"To be able to contract your muscles smoothly and efficiently together can help you perform exercises with maximum strength and effort," explains De Wispelaere. "Almost none of your energy is lost to inefficient movement, meaning you'll be stronger and more powerful in nearly everything you …

Scary Home Video: Tornado Touches Down In South Los Angeles

This morning a small tornado tore through South Los Angeles. One resident managed to catch the twister in action (while cursing up a storm, so to …

Set Your Lungs and Legs on Fire in Just 2 Minutes

To try it, grab a 16-kilogram (kg) kettlebell and an agility ladder—you can also draw one on the floor with a piece of chalk. Start by performing the ladder drill shown in the video above. Then, without resting, perform 8 explosive kettlebell swings. That’s 1 round. Complete as many rounds as …

Cheesy Potatoes, a Michigan Classic

Over Thanksgiving, <i>The New York Times</i> ran a map of the most googled recipes from every state. It provided hours of fun on Facebook and Google (Frog Eye Salad, anyone?) and led my dear former blog coordinator, Dana Blinder, who left me to move back to Michigan to be closer to her family, to share her …

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7 Cheesy Potato Gratins for Holiday Feasting

Cheese and potatoes are a match made in side dish heaven.<p>Creamy, cheesy potato gratin is a guaranteed holiday side dish hit. Plus, it’s super easy to …

10 Secrets to Make You a Faster, Stronger, and Happier Runner

Last month, 400 runners from all over the world converged in Colorado for the start of the TransRockies Trail Run, a three- or six-day stage race over the mountains from Buena Vista to Vail. The course spans 120 miles and gains nearly 20,000 feet of vertical, much of it above 10,000 feet.<p>Since its …

Running

How to Make Frosted Cinnamon Rolls at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: If there's anyone who can make a mean cinnamon roll, it's Top With Cinnamon's Izy Hossack. Follow her recipe and you'll have the perfect holiday</i> …

The best matchups and what to watch for on the NFL's monster Week 11 schedule

Sunday may be the best slate of NFL games all season and it could have major implications on not just who gets to the postseason, but the seedings and home field advantage when they get there. Here are the top games and what to watch for in each.<p>The NFL Week 11 slate of games is one of the best so …

This Abs Exercise Makes All Other Core Moves Look Easy

Think about the move as an upside-down plank: While holding a plank position, your glutes, quads, and core are braced as one solid unit. The second you pick up one foot from the floor, though, the move instantly becomes more difficult. The muscles that are still involved must work even harder to …

The 10 Best Los Angeles Hikes For The Summer

<i>By David Lockeretz</i><p>They're close to L.A., they're free or inexpensive, dogs are usually welcome and they won't get kids begging for all the latest …

6 Relaxing Yoga Poses To Help You Fall Asleep

Ease your way into a more restful night sleep with restorative yoga poses and deep, mindful breathing. Where Zen meets REM, here are six easy yoga …

Lung Power

Need more air? Deep breathing can help you run longer with less effort.<p>Just before you crest a hill or reach the end of a speed interval, your lungs go into overdrive. Your breath becomes shallow and rapid. You think if only you could pull in more air, you could surge up that hill or maintain your …

Yoga

Aye Caramba! Ole, Ole! The Dances That Are Connecting People Throughout L.A. and Around the World

Salsa dancers in Pacific Palisades, CA - Photographed by Lisa Konczal/Vérité Creative<p>Los Angeles provides a level of diversity like few other places. Home to nearly four million people (L.A. county at a good ten million) it lends itself to a mixing and melting, amidst the cliques and noticeable …

Dancing

Vegas' Quad becomes the Linq, and the Linq becomes a bargain at $79

Goodbye, Quad Resort & Casino. Hello, Linq Hotel & Casino. In the ever-changing world of Las Vegas, the Quad was renamed the Linq on Thursday and is ushering in this new era with room rates beginning at $79 a night.<p>The property, which is across the Las Vegas Strip from Caesars Palace, welcomed its …

Exercise of the Week: The Exercise That Improves Your Squat Performance

Two joints in particular play a major role in how well you can squat.<p><b>Your Hips:</b> Most of us spend the day sitting—at a desk, on the couch, in a car—and that can lead to tight hip flexors, Gaddour says. During a squat, tight hip flexors can cause your lower back to round and your knees to cave in. …

USA vs. Czech Republic live streaming: How to watch online

Won't be near a TV when the USMNT take on the Czech Republic? We can help you find it streaming live online.<p>The United States kicks off their road to the Gold Cup on Wednesday, and they'll be doing it with an experimental team. Only a small handful of first choice players will be in the team when …

Best Underwear for Every Activity | Men's Health

<b>Why:</b> Mesh zones in the crotch and back help release steam; when you move, elastic leg grips keep these cotton-Lycra trunks in place.<p><b>When:</b> Training, cycling, yoga<p><i>Mack Weldon, $24</i><p>RULE THE COURT<p><b>Why:</b> The polyester-spandex blend hugs your business and manages your moisture. A pouch keeps your jewels …

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How To Get A Facial On The Cheap

Illustrated by Sandy Ley.<p>For a lot of women, the spa facial is an infrequent indulgence. Not everyone has the time or money to invest in a …

Skin Care

13 Things You Probably Don’t Know About the U.S. Water System (But Should)

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>It’s been a rough year for the U.S. water system already, and it’s only summer.<p>Two U.S. cities (Charleston, West Virginia, and Toledo, Ohio) have gone for days with no safe water service. The nation’s largest reservoir is lower than it’s ever been. The nation’s largest state …

The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger's Android Mobile App Permissions (Updated)

<i>Corrections/Updates (4:45pm EST 8/11/2014): A previous version of this post contained inaccurate and outdated information about Facebook's Messenger app for Android devices (Facebook has provided its own response to concerns about the app here). The post incorrectly equated the app's Terms of</i> …

Apps

7 Green Gadgets for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Summer is almost over, which means it’s high time to hit the road on an outdoor adventure while you still can! Fortunately, thanks to the latest …

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Letting Go in Relationships: A Buddhist’s View of Attachment.

It was around 10 years ago when, overwhelmed by a love lost and found, I sought guidance from a senior Buddhist leader.<p>I needed clarity as boundaries …