Mike Vandegrift

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The Carry-On That Gets Me Compliments Everywhere I Go

Arlo Skye's aluminum roller is a real looker—and it's worth the investment.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>My thoughts on carry-on bags, for a large portion of my life, could be summed up with a …

Shopping

Style Your Home With Custom Map Wallpaper of Any City in the World

If you’re interested in interior design, chances are you’re a fan of an eye-catching feature wall. And for those of you who love to travel, the latest collection of <b>map wallpaper</b> by Point Two Design allows you to pay homage to your favorite city in style.<p>Using “Data as decor,” each design is a …

Washington D.C.

13 Far-Flung Vacation Spots Where You Can Get By on English

No need to learn Serbian or Guyanese—at these far-off locations, almost everyone knows at least a little bit of English.<p>Maybe you never paid much …

Language

Everything I Learned at a Naked Workout Class

"It's only after touching my entire, uncovered body to the ground that I consider how dirty the floor is."<p>As I stand naked in the middle of Hanson Fitness, a personal training studio in Manhattan, it dawns on me that I'm about to exercise. I've been so preoccupied with other concerns—mainly, what …

Exercise

The Amazons Were Based on Real-Life Women Warriors Who Were Cool as Hell

The Amazons aren't just the stuff of Greek myth and "Wonder Woman" movies. New evidence suggests that they had living counterparts in nomadic Scythian warrior tribes.<p>In ancient Greek myth, the Amazons only exist in reference—and deference—to Greek heroes. They are there to be fought and to provide …

Ancient History

This Is What Happens to Your Skin If You Stop Washing Your Face

Let's face it, as crucial as we all know it is to remove our makeup each and every night before bed, there are still times when we slip between the sheets with a 12-hour face of makeup, ultimately smudging onto our pillows and sheets.<p>While waking up and seeing eyeliner on your pillowcase is enough …

Skin Care

8 Unexpected Differences Between Intuition & Anxiety That Could Help You Listen To Your Inner Voice

As someone with general anxiety, I am constantly questioning whether my inner thoughts are simply a product of my anxious mind, or something more …

Mindfulness

How a 22-year-old college dropout built the cult fitness meal plan Kettlebell Kitchen

Co-founder and restaurateur Greg Grossman talks to Moneyish about reviving meal plans and the future of food<p>For this hungry entrepreneur, cooking up …

Kitchens

Get the "Most Bang For Your Buck" With This Trainer's Top 10 Exercises For Strength

Why do you work out? Some do it for fun, others for stress relief, some are looking to make a major transformation, and others simply want to look and feel stronger. If you fall into the last category and are looking to get stronger, personal trainer Rob Allen has shared his top 10 exercises to do …

Workouts

Cold Showers vs. Hot Showers: Which One Is Better?

If a hot shower is what your body craves in the morning, you’re not alone. The majority of people crank the handle all the way up in order to feel …

Skin Care

He donated blood every week for 60 years and saved the lives of 2.4 million babies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most people, when they retire, get a gold watch. James Harrison deserves so much more than that.<p>Harrison, known as the "Man With the Golden Arm," has donated blood nearly every week for 60 years. After all those donations, the 81-year-old Australian man "retired" Friday. The occasion marked …

Medicine

The five foods to eat for your sexual stamina

<b>These foods will make sure you perform your best in the sack.</b>Whether it’s because of our busy schedules, getting older or just some stuff we not sure …

Nutrition

Here Are the Countries U.S. Citizens Can Visit Without a Visa

If you’re a U.S. citizen with a valid passport, you’re able to freely travel to more places in the world than most other countries’ citizens, and …

U.S. State Department

This Crow in Japan Stole a Credit Card to Buy a Train Ticket

Wow, these birbs are smart.<p>We know crows are like, really smart, but are they use-a-credit-card-to-buy-a-train-ticket smart? Well, actually… maybe. …

Birds

A Harvard Doctor Has Made A Definitive List of The Best Workouts. Full Stop.

Dr I-Min Lee has made it simple for you<p>There’s a lot of information out there about exercise - be it how to lose weight, what’s best for anxiety or how to get a rock hard bum. Thankfully, a super clever person from one of the best Universities in the world has broken it down for us in the simplest …

Exercise

The Most Effective (and Most Fun!) Yoga Sequence For Chiseled Arms and Abs

For toned and chiseled arms that are strong enough to hold you up in Forearm Stand but will also have people saying, "What have you been doing? Your arms look amazing!", this is the sequence to get you there. Complete all 11 poses on the right side, and then repeat on the left.

Yoga

Ice-Rovers

Self driven experience<p>We have years of experience driving in the highlands<br>in Iceland. See your tour page for tips and get<br>the free map and app.

Highlands

A Day in the Life of a Female Wildland Firefighter

What Bailey McDade does for a living is hardly what you'd call conventional. As a wildland firefighter, she's tasked with stopping the spread of wildfires right where they start — and with preventing those fires from moving out of rural areas and into more populated communities. And after a spate …

Forestry

The Simple Request That Will Get You a Bigger Hotel Room for Free (Video)

Travelers are always looking for tricks to get the most out of their vacation budgets.<p>While surprise free upgrades are always nice, you can’t rely on …

Hospitality

Want to Know If Someone is a Narcissist? Watch For How Often They Buy This Type of Thing

Narcissists are much more likely to make certain purchase decisions, research shows.<p>How do you know if you're working with a narcissist? One way is to get him or her to submit to a Narcissisti Personality Inventory, the most commonly used measured of narcissism. (Good luck with that.) Or you could …

Narcissism

These Japanese fluffy pancakes are the ultimate new food trend

These ultra-soft pancakes have taken over both the Tokyo food scene and Instagram.<p>These Japanese pancakes are inspired by the traditional American …

Breakfast

How to stop people using your face for porn (or other scarier things)

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then a video’s worth a thousand pictures. For as long as videos have existed, we’ve trusted them as a reliable form of evidence. Nothing is as impactful as seeing something happen on video (e.g. the Kennedy assassination) or seeing someone say something on …

Artificial Intelligence

6 of the Best Apps to Travel Like (Or With) a Local

These days, it’s all about “authentic” travel. Hotels, tour companies, even Airbnb are now concerned about the travel experience you’re having — not …

Google Play

Ryan Reynolds says his anxiety has sent him 'to the depths of the darker end'

The "Deadpool" star discusses his struggles with the disorder in a New York Times profile<p>Actor Ryan Reynolds, who last year opened up about his struggles with anxiety, continued to raise attention about the debilitating disorder in a new profile.<p>Despite the smooth confidence he exhibits on the big …

Talk Shows

Male Grooming Products You Should Probably be Using

<b>Are you one of those men that still doesn’t really get what male grooming is about or how you should approach it?</b> You’re certainly not alone because …

Menswear

Exactly How Many Reps and Sets You Need to Do to Build Muscle and Get Strong

Starting out on a weightlifting workout plan can get confusing and overwhelming: Exactly how much weight should I be lifting? How many reps should I do? How many sets? And what should be the rest time in between?<p>Fortunately, personal trainer Max Weber, NASM, ACE, set the record straight with an …

Exercise

Is Cruise ship living a cheaper option for seniors than assisted living?

During retirement, there may come a time when maintaining your current household just becomes too difficult. When the yard work and housecleaning become too much, or when you begin to struggle to get meals on the table, the obvious option many seniors consider: assisted living.<p>Unfortunately, …

Retirement

The skills that every teen should learn before they ever get a cellphone

Being a teenager is like waking up every morning in a house of mirrors. You're everywhere and nowhere at once, trying to pinpoint which version of …

Mindfulness

Mashpi Lodge

Ecuador<p>Mashpi Lodge gives guests the opportunity to explore the surrounding cloud forest's immense biodiversity.<p>Intimately intertwined with the jungle’s natural density, Mashpi Lodge is an immensely serene, deeply immersive experience in the heart of an otherwise treacherous land. It’s hard to …

Nature

10 Most Powerful Natural Antibiotics Known To Mankind

Nature can be truly amazing and miraculous in so many ways and people are slowly realizing that nature can be our true savior in desperate times. …

Alternative Medicine