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26 Best Plank Exercises For Strong Arms and Abs

Plank is the ultimate exercise that works the upper body and core. Mix things up and make plank more challenging with these variations that will also …

Workouts

5 Ways To Make Your Planks Harder And More Effective!

We've all probably done a plank or two before, right? Whether you're aiming for a 1-minute hold or challenging yourself in the fully elevated …

The Alternator

Alternating reps is also a fantastic way to shore up weaknesses and to fix imbalances between sides. Everyone has a strong and a weak side. While you don’t consciously try to make one arm stronger or one leg more powerful than the other, it can happen when you only perform bilateral movements like …

The DEA made a mysterious deal with the 'most dangerous man in the world'

One a DEA agent, the other his snitch, a ship's captain who was leaking information about drug loads.<p>Joseph Hunter, a burly former US Army drill sergeant nicknamed Rambo, briefed them on the assignment.<p>"It's just like a military mission," Hunter told the men, four ex-snipers from the US, German, …

Corruption

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

Workouts

How to Make a Drinking Glass From a Bottle | The Art of Manliness

I’ve often admired the artwork on beer bottles, liquor bottles, even craft soda bottles. And I’ve often wondered how to capture some of this artwork …

11 must-see movies completely rejected by the Oscars

Sundance

42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.<p>Dutch ovens are made to last—seriously, Le Creuset has a lifetime guarantee—and can take the heat of the oven and a long simmer on a stovetop. That's why these heavy, …

Cooking

The Millions

In 1968 Italo Calvino published 14 reasons why we should read the classics, and his list still feels relevant. After all, "a classic is a book that …

Episode 544: The M&M Anomaly

The other day we noticed something strange: a pack of Milk Chocolate M&M's weighs 1.69 ounces, but a pack of Peanut Butter M&M's weigh a tiny tiny bit less, 1.63 ounces. The two packs are same price, but you get slightly less of the Peanut Butter M&M's! 0.06 ounces less! It turns out there is a …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The Taj Majal

One bachelor party, two dive bars, and all the boundless possibilities of life in a failing industrial town.<p><i>From David Giffels' brilliant new collection,</i> The Hard Way On Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt.<p><b>The old man's bar was called the Taj Mahal</b> because one of the ancient brothers …

Taj Mahal

How to Make a Coffee Table from a Whiskey Barrel | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Pete Sveen. It originally appeared on his website, diypete.com.</i><p>A while back, a buddy of mine came across a …

21 Painfully Honest Cakes For Every Occasion

Just because it's made of sugar doesn't mean it has to be sweet.

My Modern Met's Top 10 Most Popular Stories in 2013

Take at short trip with us, if you will, as we take a stroll down memory lane. Let's look back on 2013 with our most popular stories – the ones that made you laugh and cry so much that you just had to share them with your friends. With six to ten posts per day, it's not easy keeping up all the …

Top 10

Banish Bloatware by Rooting Your Android Phone With Cyanogenmod

According to blogs and internet commenters everywhere, "rooting" your Android smartphone – essentially installing a new operating system on it – is a …

Solid Proof That Patrick Kane Is A Stickhandling God

We're not worthy. We're not worthy.

A Different Sort of Egg Salad

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Sometimes, a girl's just gotta feel French.</i><p>It’s one of those facts of life – sometimes a girl’s just …

How to Buy a TV

What to look for, what to dismiss, and when to listen to the guy at Best Buy<p><i>Published in the September 2013 issue</i><p><b>By now you know</b> most of the acronyms and misleading specs that go into selling you a TV. But what you might not know is which of them are actually important. Or how much you'll actually …

Televisions

I Met The World's Smartest Dog

Chaser isn't just learning objects by name: she's beginning to understand the basic structure of human language.<p>"Chaser, this is Dan. Chaser! This is <i>Dan</i>," said Deb Pilley, a classical musician who goes by the name Pilley Bianchi professionally and signs her emails as "Pill." Pill is the daughter of …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

She's live. She's naked. She wants you. And she's 3000 miles away.<p>There's a whole world beyond the Egg McMuffin.<p>It's time for This Week in Chrises!<p>If you don't tow a Jeep down the road, do you even lift, bro?<p>We talk to a 24 Hours of Daytona endurance racer about sweat and recovery.<p>Jimmy Kimmel's …

Dreaming of animals and other warning signs of neurodegeneration

The latest issue of <i>Nature</i> contains an Outlook supplement about the health impacts of poor sleep, including a feature I wrote about the link between …

Jimmy Kimmel gets celebrities to humiliate Twitter trolls

In what is becoming an uplifting series, celebrities such as Elizabeth Moss, Russell Brand, and Gwen Stefani read out some of the nasty things people have sent to them on Twitter. Moss even offers a curt reply.<p>Few are immune from feeling envy.<p>Some, though, just can't help expressing it.<p>In our …

Celebrity Gossip

America’s Carriers Are Terrible. It’s Probably Your Fault.

A few days ago I landed in England and, expecting little, slipped an old UK SIM card into my phone. I’d bought it when living in London five years ago, and hadn’t used it in more than a year. But to my amazement it was still active — as was the money I’d added to its pay-as-you-go account 16 months …

Beyond the pale ale: A guide to sustainable beer

After weeks of painstakingly thorough research and dedicating my body to the noble profession of journalism by acting as my own guinea pig, I have …