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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos22 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

Men's Fashion

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

Men's Fashion

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

New Mexican Sopaipillas

Place flour, sugar, oil, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl, and mix with your fingertips to combine. Add milk and ½ cup lukewarm water, and …

Banana-Chocolate Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

This chocolate chip cake recipe is perfect for beginners—the result is moist, forgiving, and easy. Jif creamy peanut butter is our favorite for the decadent frosting.<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>3 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking soda<p>2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1½ cups sugar<p>1 cup (2 …

Dessert

Iced Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pie Recipe

Because there is something awesome about a giant cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookie drizzled with icing.<p><b>Notes:</b> I used a springform pan to make getting the pie out easier, but you can also use a deep dish 9-inch pie plate. This doesn't make enough icing to cover the pie, just to give a thick …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

August 20, 2013<p>It’s been weird being in moving limbo the last few weeks. I definitely don’t like having all my pans packed up. And all my stuff boxed …

Dessert

12 Yoga Poses To Undo The Damage Of Your Desk Job

You may <i>joke</i> that your job is slowly killing you, but it might actually be true.<p>And while job-related stress seems like the main culprit when it comes to health and your career ( it can have negative health effects as far ranging as increased heart attack risk, depression or premature aging), …

3 Meditation Techniques For Beginners

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S. News</i><p>Gold stars to those who can make it through this article without wondering about dinner or unattended emails, mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or scanning half a page before realizing you have no idea what the heck you just read.<p>Amit Sood, author of the upcoming …

Our critics' arts highlights for the autumn – in pictures

As summer draws to a close, the cultural world gears up for a bumper autumn. New novels from Donna Tartt and Sebastian Faulks, David Tennant as Richard II, Lady Gaga's new album and Paul Klee at Tate Modern ... just some of the 25 treats in store for the new season

The Hidden Talents Of Wildly Successful Women

We tend to define women by what they do or what they are most well-known for. We are all very aware (and grateful) that Natalie Portman is an actress, Hillary Clinton is a politician, and Connie Britton is -- and always will be -- Tami Taylor. But what about the talents that they bring to the table …

Clever Ways to Get Some Exercise at the Office (or Any Small Space)

It's important to get regular exercise, even if it's a little activity here and there. Still, not all of us have access to (or money for) a gym …

Small Spaces

Bob Harper, 'Biggest Loser' Trainer: Diet Trumps Exercise In Weight Loss

By Dorene Internicola<p>NEW YORK, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Celebrity trainer Bob Harper, of the weight-loss TV show "The Biggest Loser," has built a career putting very obese people through some grueling fitness paces but if he's learned anything from the experience, it's that diet trumps exercise every …

The Steep Psychological Price of Starting Your Own Company

Too High?<p>The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship<p>Inc.<p>“Fake it until you make it” might sound like a manageable way to approach your entrepreneurial efforts, but it’s also worth considering this man-riding-a-lion analogy from EnSite Solutions CEO Toby Thomas: “People look at him and think, ‘This …

How Changing The Way You Think About Death Can Transform The Way You Live

Woody Allen once said, "I'm not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens." And the sentiment isn't uncommon. Many of us living in western cultures have conditioned ourselves to deal with the reality of death by not dealing with it at all -– not just fearing it, but avoiding …

The Pros And Cons Of Napping

<i>By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty</i><p>As a sleep specialist with an emphasis on treating insomnia, I'm constantly advising my patients to avoid naps since they can worsen sleepless nights. Naps are often thought of as the bad guy, but in reality they can be quite beneficial to most people …

Wise Words From 'Calvin And Hobbes' (PHOTOS)

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

Central America

From $1,000 a Night, to $1,000 a Month

In February of this year, my husband and I quit our well-paid and exciting jobs, left California and the company we helped build, and set off to travel the world. Our goal: live on $1,000 (each) a month.<p>This isn't a particularly difficult thing to do if you don't <b>do</b> much, but we had big plans. We …

What Not to Do in Chicago

Ask someone for tips on traveling to Chicago and they will probably list off tons of different things to do and places to see. But what they likely will not say is what you should not do while visiting the Windy City.<p>Do not put ketchup on your hot dog.<p>Photo courtesy of Arnold Gatilao on Flickr.<p>Just …

6 baller crash pads in Berlin [pics]

<b>The Mandala</b>, <i>Potsdamer Strasse 3; +49.030.590050000</i><br>If you’re working for The Man, you should be staying at The Mandala — set among the skyscrapers of …

Erykah Badu

The Alberta Story: Riding Horses at Lucasia Ranch

Brushing Chico is the most fun I’ve had in weeks. His coat is sleek and velvety, and with every stroke, a hundred little white hairs fall away, leaving his shiny and muscled surface quivering in the faint light of this century-old barn.<p>The walls and roof beams are built with rough-hewn tree trunks, …

Rocky Mountains