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8 small things people use to judge your personality

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their …

Psychology

Sultry Scents: 15 Best Summer Colognes For Men

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the upcoming summer season. Warmer weather, longer days, beach vacations, and even romance. Now, …

Beauty

Everything You Should Know About Your Clitoral Hood

Illustrations by Ruth Basagiotia<p>Let’s cut to the chase. If you’ve ever used a hand mirror to get an up-close look at yourself <i>down there</i>, then you’ve …

Rights & Freedoms

Baking soda might stave off inflammation caused by autoimmune diseases, research finds

Though baking soda is often solely thought of as an important ingredient for making the perfect banana loaf, it has recently become a buzzy wellness …

Wellness

15 Habits Of Well-Dressed Men

We ask some of menswear's leading experts to tell us what all well-dressed men have in common, and show you how to introduce these desirable habits …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

Want to read world literature? Try the 13 books on the Man Booker International Prize longlist

The shortlist will be announced on April 12, 2018.<p>The Man Booker International Prize currently recognises the best in translated fiction in English …

What you need to know about the new Rules of Golf

The new, modernized Rules of Golf have been finalized and released by the USGA and R&A, and will go into effect at the beginning of 2019. Though the general premise for this update was to clarify the sport's notorious ambiguity around its guidelines, let's be honest: rules language can still be …

What Are Adaptogens, and Why Is Everyone Talking About Them?

You've heard the word, but do you really know what an adaptogen is and which one is right for you?<p>If you've ever chilled in a salt cave or stockpiled supplement powders, you've definitely heard about adaptogens. They're the supposed panacea for anxiety, depression, insomnia, hormonal issues, sex …

Alternative Medicine

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Cold Showers

Cold exposure is a method of body hardening, which increases your tolerance to stress and disease. Odds are you’ve heard whispers around the water …

Hot Springs

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip …

TED Talks

Benefits Of Waking Up Early | Men's Health

But would the 2-hour time difference transform my productivity and improve my day?<p>Here’s what I found out.<p><b>1. Changing my body clock wasn’t easy.</b><p>The first order of business was waking up and getting out of bed.<p>My body clock isn’t set for pre-dawn. And I’ve been known to sleep through an alarm clock …

DVD Review: Mirror

★★★★☆ Much has been said and written about Andrei Tarkovsky's highly autobiographical <i>Mirror</i> since it was first released over forty years ago. Yet its …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

6 Tips to Get the Most Out Of Your Coffee | Men's Health

Here’s one rule anyone can stick to: Drink the roast that you think tastes best—not the one you assume you should drink because it contains more antioxidants.<p>“Research on the optimal type of coffee for health is still at an early stage and it’s unclear which roast is healthier,” says Rob van Dam, …

A Harvard philosopher’s argument for not loving yourself just as you are

The importance of loving yourself is a common catchphrase among feel-good gurus and the subject of countless self-help books.<p>But Harvard University’s Michael Puett argues that loving yourself—and all your flaws—can actually be quite harmful. Puett, who earlier this year published a book on what …

Harvard

How To Sleep Better: 5 Strategies For Tonight

Would you like to get more from your <i>six</i> hours of sleep than what others get from a full <i>eight</i> hours? Did you know that quality sleep is the magic behind effective weight loss, a more youthful appearance, decreased risk of stroke, better mental health, better memory and more?<p>When I interviewed …

Weight Loss

Uncovering ancient Ashkenaz – the birthplace of Yiddish speakers

At 1,000 years, the search for the location of Ashkenaz – thought to be the birthplace of Ashkanazic Jews and the Yiddish language – is one of the …

Between the World and Us: Hannah Arendt on Outsiderdom, the Power and Privilege of Being a Pariah, and How We Humanize Each Other

“We humanize what is going on in the world and in ourselves only by speaking of it, and in the course of speaking of it we learn to be human.”<p><i>“The sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being,”</i> Carl Jung wrote as he contemplated life and death. And the most …

Nietzsche on Dreams as an Evolutionary Time Machine for the Human Brain

“Dreams carry us back to the earlier stages of human culture and afford us a means of understanding it more clearly.”<p>We spend a third of our lives in a parallel nocturnal universe and the half-imagined, half-remembered experiences we have there are in constant dynamic interaction with our waking …

Consciousness

The Remarkable Love Letters of Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger

“Why is love rich beyond all other possible human experiences and a sweet burden to those seized in its grasp? Because we become what we love and yet remain ourselves.”<p>The great German writer and political theorist <b>Hannah Arendt</b> (October 14, 1906–December 4, 1975), the first woman to deliver the …

Martin Heidegger

Eating "Everything in Moderation" Is Probably Just Making You Fatter

"In Moderation"Eating a little bit of everything leads to wider waistlines.You’ve probably heard the rule that it’s okay to eat pretty much …

Holistic Medicine

William James on Attention, Multitasking, and the Habit of Mind That Sets Geniuses Apart

“My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p><i>“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity,”</i> Simone Weil wrote. Decades later, cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz observed in her marvelous inquiry into our everyday blinders: <i>“Attention is an intentional, unapologetic discriminator. It</i> …

Creativity

Susan Sontag on Selfies, Selfhood, and How the Camera Helps Us Navigate Complexity

“There is a dialectical exchange between simplicity and complexity, like the one between self-revelation and self-concealment.”<p><i>“Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted,”</i> <b>Susan Sontag</b> (January 16, …

Dostoyevsky on the Heart vs. the Mind and How We Come to Know Truth

“Nature, the soul, love, and God, one recognizes through the heart, and not through the reason… Reason is a tool, a machine, which is driven by the spiritual fire.”<p><i>“Emotions are not just the fuel that powers the psychological mechanism of a reasoning creature,”</i> Martha Nussbaum — one of the most …

Sculpting in Time: Legendary Russian Filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky on Why Film Enchants Us and What a Great Director Should Aim to Do

“What a person normally goes to the cinema for is time: time lost or spent or not yet had.”<p>We live stretched between the ephemeral and the eternal, constantly negotiating the two. Swept up in the vortex of immediacy — the <i>now</i> of what we’re experiencing with such insistent urgency — we yearn to …

Elasticity

Book Review. Grain Brain - by David Perlmutter

by Alejandra "Alex" Ruani — Get free science updates here.<p>We thought it’d be fun to review a book (in this case Grain Brain) and highlight the kinds …

Why Too Many HIIT Sessions Can Leave You In Worse Shape | Men's Health

You’ve heard of fight-or-flight, the reaction forged by evolution that kicks in to save your butt in stressful situations. When you do HIIT, that response fires up—your brain has no idea whether you’re sprinting on a treadmill in Planet Fitness or running from rhinos on a savanna.<p>That’s stressful, …

A new study just totally debunked the BMI scale as a measure of health

The BMI scale isn’t a product of the modern health industry; it dates back to 1830, when it was designed by Adlophe Quetelet, a sociologist and …

How to Do 50 Perfect Pushups | Men's Health

Most people think that with just a bit of training they’ll be able to nail that goal.<p>My response is, “Great, now show me your pushup.” Nearly every single time, the person’s pushup isn’t up to the standard we maintain at Gym Jones, the Salt Lake City based gym where I’m the Training Director.<p>There …