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President Trump hit immediately with ethics complaint

An ethics watchdog welcomed President Donald Trump to Washington by lodging a formal complaint with the federal government.<p>Trump violated his lease for the Trump International Hotel in D.C. the second he was sworn in, according to the nonpartisan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.<p>…

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The Polaroid Pop prints 3-inch photos and has a 20-megapixel sensor

The zombie brand rides again<p>The Polaroid brand has been licensed to CES gadgets for years now, and so of course it’s back again this year on another new camera that mashes up digital and physical photography. It’s called the Polaroid Pop, and it shoots (and prints!) 3-inch by 4-inch instant photos …

Gear & Gadgets

Minimum Wages Will Rise in Nearly Two Dozen States in 2017

Millions of Americans are set to receive higher pay in the new year, despite the potential confirmation of a millionaire labor secretary who once opposed the Obama administration’s efforts to raise the federal minimum wage.<p>Twenty-two states, plus the District of Columbia, will see their minimum …

Middle-class

17 ways politics could change in 2017

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> 2016 was the year where one political controversy or another was always around the corner. But 2017 promises to be just as unpredictable.<p>For most of 2016, Donald Trump had only his own personal credibility in his hands as he campaigned for the presidency. Now that he has the …

Great Depression

Food Trends 2017: What to Look for On Your Plate This Year

Prep your palate for ice cream roll ups, faux meat, grilled chicken hearts—and then some.<p>No way around it: 2016 was a strange year. And from bleeding veggie burgers at New York's Momofuku Nishi to burrito drone delivery in Virginia, the food scene kept pace. Witness the Great Frosé Brain Freeze of …

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China restricts sharing of 'unofficial' videos on social media

New regulations block public accounts from posting ‘user-generated audio or video’, often one of the few sources of information outside state media<p>China has banned the vast majority of internet users from sharing videos not from official sources on social media, tightening censorship in what was …

Social Media

Photos of historical England 'challenge Downton Abbey myth'

Images of 19th and 20th-century England show reality of rotting houses and poverty as well as grand old buildings<p>Images of factories, schools, universities and civic buildings rising among old streetscapes – but also of rotting houses, barefoot children and faces pinched with poverty – have been …

Downton Abbey

Photo Scanning Showdown: PhotoScan vs Photomyne

For years you’ve been saying you’re going to scan all the photos you have in shoeboxes in the basement. Now’s as good a time as any. There are a few …

Apps

The Evolution of 'Like'

How the ubiquitous, often-reviled word associated with young people and slackers represents the ever-changing English language<p>In our mouths or in print, in villages or in cities, in buildings or in caves, a language doesn’t sit still. It can’t. Language change has preceded apace even in places …

Language

32 Beautiful Book Quotes To Read When You're Feeling Lost

"In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart."<p>2. “There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”<p>—Bram Stroker, <i>Dracula</i><p>3. “I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. …

Literature

China threatens to cut sales of iPhones and US cars if 'naive' Trump pursues trade war

President-elect ‘will be condemned for his recklessness, ignorance and incompetence’ if he imposes tariffs, says Communist party-controlled paper<p>US president-elect Donald Trump would be a “naive” fool to launch an all-out trade war against China, a Communist party-controlled newspaper has …

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Don't panic: Nintendo just promised to make more of its new $60 console before the holidays

Nintendo's got a new video game console that costs just $60 and is adorably small.<p>Behold, the NES Classic Edition:<p>As you might already expect from the console's price and delightful size, Nintendo fans everywhere are <i>freaking out</i> and buying it up in droves.<p>That's understandable: It's just $60, it's …

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The Best Kitchen Tools | Men's Health

10 Tools Every Food Lover Needs In His Life<p>The right tools make all the difference in the kitchen<p>Photograph courtesy of HIC Harold Import Co. / PolyScience Culinary<p>Men’s Health <i>may earn commissions on products that are independently selected by our editorial team.</i><p>Without a properly stocked kitchen, …

The Best New Workout Clothes For Men

These essentials will power you through your toughest fall workouts<p>Shutterstock<p>Fickle fall weather calls for versatile workout clothes that can transition from cool mornings to warm afternoons without making you sweat (more than necessary, anyway).<p>The right basics allow you to focus on your …

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 …

President Obama's Workout Playlist | Men's Health

Among his contributions to the magazine is a 10-song playlist of his favorite workout tracks.<p>So what does the fit President like to blast while he’s breaking a sweat?<p>It’s a diverse mix of classic soul (Nina Simone), cool-down reggae (Bob Marley), acerbic indie rock (Courtney Barnett), and tunes …

Carb-Heavy Snacks That Help You Lose Weight | Men's Health

8 Carb-Heavy Snacks That Help You Lose Weight<p>You don’t have to banish carbs to see results—as long as you eat the right ones<p>Shutterstock<p>If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve probably shunned carbs at some point, especially when it comes to snacks.<p>But while refined carbs like Pop-Tarts can spike …

44 Speed Ladder Drills That Make Your Body Faster and Your Mind Sharper | Men's Health

“The faster you push your pace or the more complex you make your footwork patterns, your brain must remain one step ahead to position your body appropriately,” Akande says.<p>This neuromuscular training will help you stay sharp whenever you have to be quick in everyday life—whether it’s thinking on …

10 Couples Talk About Their Hottest Sex Ever | Men's Health

10 Couples Reveal What Their Hottest Sex Ever Was Like<p>You’re going to want to steal a page from their playbook<p>getty images<p>Sex isn’t always what it looks like in the movies.<p>Scratch that: Sex is <i>never</i> what it looks like in the movies.<p>But there are those times—sometimes big and sometimes small—that …

How Chronic Inflammation Hurts Your Body | Men's Health

“Most major diseases seem to have a chronic inflammatory component,” says integrative medicine expert James Dillard, M.D.<p>“Evidence shows that arthritis, certain allergies, and asthma are increasing at alarming rates,” says Ski Chilton, Ph.D., a professor of physiology and pharmacology at Wake …

How to Perform the Wall-Ball Burpee | Men's Health

You’ll perform the pushup while balancing your hands on a medicine ball, forcing your core, chest, and triceps to work harder to stabilize your body.<p>The muscles in your lower body will also have to work harder on the jump, since you’ll be carrying the medicine ball. And the added wall-ball throw at …

10 Sex Positions That Stimulate Her Clitoris | Men's Health

10 Sex Positions That Practically Guarantee Her Orgasm<p>These moves will hit just the right spot<p>Shutterstock<p>When it comes to having so-good-your-neighbors-hate-you sex, making sure you stimulate her clitoris is rule number one.<p>“Research shows it’s clitoral stimulation, not vaginal stimulation, that …

This 10-Minute Kettlebell Workout Builds Upper-Body Muscle and Total-Body Power | Men's Health

It’s just one exercise—the kettlebell clean and press—that you’ll perform over and over for 10 minutes straight. You’ll build total-body power and upper-body muscle and strength—while burning a serious amount of calories, Gaddour says.<p>The catch, of course, is that you never stop moving. (Hey, we …

7 Tweaks That Will Help You Lose 10 Pounds or Less | Men's Health

7 Tiny Changes That Will Help You Lose 10 Pounds<p>Here’s how to finally say goodbye to your stubborn belly fat<p>shutterstock<p>If you’ve got an extra 10 pounds on your frame, you might assume that erasing that weight will be a cake walk (minus the cake). But in some ways it’s even <i>more</i> challenging to drop …

Gadgets That Are Simple, but Brilliant | Men's Health

10 Life-Changing Gadgets That Are So Damn Simple, They’re Brilliant<p>They’ll make you happier, more productive, and more awesome<p>Photograph courtesy of Hankskie<p>Men’s Health <i>may earn commissions on products that are independently selected by our editorial team.</i><p>Sometimes the most practical products are …

This 27-Minute Interval Workout Will Burn an INSANE Amount Of Fat | Men's Health

You’ll also get a great cardio workout and test your mental toughness.<p><b>Directions:</b> Perform each of the following exercises for 45 seconds, resting for 15 seconds between exercises.<p>Repeat that cycle. Rest 1 minute.<p>That’s 1 round. Do 3 rounds.<p>1. Tuck jump<br>2. Wall mountain climber<br>3. Kettlebell …

How to Fine-Tune Every Part Of Your Body to Live Longer | Men's Health

15 Ways to Take Better Care Of Your Body So You Can Live Forever<p>The key, as any good mechanic will tell you, is maintenance<p>getty images<p>We want our bodies to last as long as possible and to perform as well as they can during that time.<p>The best way to do that? Take a hint from your mechanic: …

Why You Should Masturbate When You’re Married | Men's Health

6 Reasons You Should Masturbate When You’re Married<p>Even if you’re part of a duo, you can still fly solo<p>Shutterstock<p>Masturbation may seem like more of a single man’s game, but regular solo sessions can have a huge impact on the health of your marriage.<p>Research indicates that masturbating can improve …