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17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Relationship in Trouble? Try Watching More Television

The boob tube might be rotting your brain, but it could also be fixing your love life<p>If your partner complains that you're hogging the remote, say you're doing it for "us."<p>In a study of TV shows at Ohio State University, researchers tallied "relationship maintenance" scenes—interactions between …

KVD: How I Organize and Protect My Lures

Walleye No One Else Can Catch

Two factors greatly impact walleye fishing success, yet most walleye anglers don’t even consider them.<p>The first is fishing pressure and it is more …

Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

A lack of dining options may have started Jewish Christmas, but now it's a full-fledged ritual.<p>If there’s a single identifiable moment when Jewish Christmas—the annual American tradition where Jews overindulge on Chinese food on December 25—transitioned from kitsch into codified custom, it was …

4 Steps to Wrinkle-Free Shirts

Ironing is like kung fu. You never stop learning<p>You've been pressing your own dress shirts since senior prom, but your attention to detail has gone downhill since then. We don't blame you. You're juggling more than just a prom date and corsage these days. But that doesn't mean you have to settle …

Should I Use Wax, Pomade, or Gel?

Find the right product for your hair style and type<p>Nevermind anyone who says gel is for the Jersey Shore or wax is only good on surfboards.<p>Choosing the right hair product depends on the look you're trying to achieve, whether it's shiny or matte—flexible or firm hold.<p><b>Related:</b> The <i>Men’s Health</i> Better …

The Barbell Bench Press That Won’t Wreck Your Shoulders

3 simple tweaks can have you pressing more weight without damaging your shoulders in the process<p>Given the popularity of the bench press, it's easy to imagine why a lot of men experience shoulder pain before, during, and after their workouts. "The bench press is a fantastic exercise for building …

6 Keys to a Healthy Marriage

A guide to conquering Year One<p>If you locked it down this year, you have lots of company: More than 2 million men give up bachelorhood annually in the United States, usually between March and November. While the honeymoon effect can linger for months, every couple, newlywed or not, should do …

The Potential Red Flag in Your Partner’s Past

You may have stolen her heart, but can you keep it?<p>She chose you over her boyfriend—score! But are you screwed if you stole your girl from another dude?<p>In a new study from the University of South Alabama, researchers found that people who were lured away from their previous partners tended to be …

Mystery booms: What’s the cause?

Unidentified rumbles and noises like those reportedly heard in the US and UK this week are surprisingly common, says David Robson, and there’s more than one possible explanation.<p>The beginning of Armageddon, or an alien invasion? Over the weekend, people in the UK and parts of the US were awoken by …

9 Wearables Totally Changing the Medical Industry

When someone says “wearables” you naturally think about fitness and health wearables or smartwatches. These wearables can relay notifications to you or track your calories burned — which is cool and all — but the medical industry has been making their own amazing advancements in wearable …

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, you have to care for the muscles that heave all of those heavy weights, too<p>When you think of flexibility, it's likely that the first things that come to mind are touching your toes, or stretching your hamstrings. Unfortunately, those are often …

The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Mornings: Breakfast Nachos

Just let this happen.<p>Put an egg on absolutely anything and call it breakfast. That means putting an egg on top of this melty mixture of warm corn …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

10 Perfect Gifts She Never Even Had to Ask For

It's never too soon to start planning, and listening<p>Do you hear that? No, not the incessant refrains of “O Holy Night” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” that are already being piped into every shopping mall, coffee shop and health club. I’m referring to the subtle clues your wife or girlfriend are …

Watch the Leonid Meteor Shower for a Weekend Spectacle

The Leonids will put on a show of shooting stars Sunday night into Monday morning.<p>Sky-watchers are getting ready for a meteor shower from a celestial lion: The Leonids peak this weekend.<p>While this year's performance is expected to be dampened somewhat by the partially illuminated moon, there will …

6 Animals That’ll Eat You For Dinner

Your trail guide for making it out alive<p>While you probably don’t have lions or tigers roaming your backyard, it pays to know how to handle these predators on the slim chance you ever cross one.<p>Here are some survival tips, in case you find yourself face-to-face with one of these man-eaters.<p><b>Related:</b> …

Amazing Facial Hair Designs from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships

It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, “From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles …

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Weird Animal Question of the Week: How Do Dogs Talk With Their Tails?

For starters, wagging isn't always a sign of friendliness.<p>Nothing is more of a telltale sign of happiness than, well, a dog's wagging tail.<p>It's a main method of communication for man's best friend—but "what about dogs without tails?" reader Leanne Kirby asked in comment on a recent story exploring …

Mountain Lions Versus Black Bears

Changing Planet<p>F96, nicknamed Frostbite because of the loss of parts of her ears and the tip of her tail during the winter of 2012-13, is a young female mountain lion followed as part of Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project. She dispersed from her mother’s home range in May of this year, when she was 20 …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Aug<p>17<p>Fri<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Dec<p>6<p>Thu<p>Morgan Evans, Dee Jay Silver<p>Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, MD<p>Nov<p>9<p>Fri<p>Dan + Shay Morgan Evans & Dee Jay …

How to Crack Eggs Like a Badass

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I once had the honor of spending an afternoon cooking omelets with the legendary chef André Soltner. It's a task that seems simple but of course isn't, and for that reason making an omelet was what chefs would ask prospective …

Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …

Why You Should Develop a Love-Hate Relationship with the Miniband

It only weighs a few ounces, but the miniband will help you achieve big results<p>Reaching for a miniband at the gym may not seem as impressive as grabbing a pair of heavy dumbbells, but this small tool can help you build a stronger body.<p>"Incorporating a continuous-loop miniband in exercises makes …

Fitness Expert Says the Best Workouts Are Simple and Free. Here's Why

Training doesn't have to be expensive or complex to increase your gains<p>I have moved a few times in my life. Dragging fitness equipment over multiple state lines is very expensive and can be a royal pain. Through the years, I have bought and re-bought several Olympic bars, collections of smaller …

The Best Piece of Gym Equipment for Working Your Abs

Improve your core strength and endurance with this popular fat-burning tool<p>There’s a reason why kettlebells are now a mainstay in gyms everywhere: Few other pieces of equipment are as multifunctional. Because of their unique, unruly shape, they can be used to build real-world strength, improve your …