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Get a Summer Shred in 21 Days with Bobby Maximus

Getting your summer abs won't be easy. It will be worth it.<p>So: You want to get ripped in less than a month?<p>It’s a big goal, especially if you're aiming to get in beach-worthy shape for the quickly approaching summer sun. And big goals require big commitments—which is exactly why you need this …

Workouts

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

The resegregation of America

The consequences of creeping racial resegregation constitute nothing less than a national crisis.<p>On Sept. 23, 1957, thousands of segregationists blocked nine young black students from enrolling in Little Rock Central High School, an all-white institution in the Arkansas capital. Gov. Orval Faubus …

Black History

Escape & Evasion Gun Belt

From forth the shark's belly comes a belt for your own. And while the Escape & Evasion Gun Belt didn't make it out of the Tank alive its creator, …

TASER Pulse Legal Civilian Stun Gun

Half a pound to carry. Fifteen feet to shoot. Thirty seconds to get the H-E-Double-Barrel out of there. The TASER Pulse is a stun gun for personal …

Dead End

10 Super Foods to Help You Quickly Build Muscle and Lose Weight

In order to build muscle and lose weight you need a variety of veggies, carbs, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats. In order to quickly build muscle …

6 Fat Burning Foods You Should Be Eating

Natural fat burners are in fact extremely common and consist of everyday foods – these will help you with your weight loss goals, and for the most …

The Influence of Fathers on Children | The Art of Manliness

In 1960, only 10% of children were raised without a father in the home.<p>Today, 40% are.<p>There are many reasons behind this sobering statistic. The …

How to Remove Bumper Stickers and Car Decals | The Art of Manliness

Unlike your average sticker, bumper stickers and car decals are made to last. They stand up to high winds, rain, snow, road chemicals, sun damage, …

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10 Great Breakfasts for Building Easy Muscle

Following on from last Thursday's column, which was all about developing muscle to get toned up for both summer and life. In keeping with my core …

‘Why aren’t we earning enough to live?’ – how The Divide lays bare global inequality

Janet, a Walmart shop assistant in Louisiana, is so visibly stressed by working in a very understaffed store that a customer tells her she looks as if she’s going have a heart attack. Rochelle, a care worker in Newcastle, is miserable that her hours are so long that she can’t get home to put her …

Income Inequality

Gun Maker Responds to Nintendo Zapper Replica Criticism

Company responds to "Nintendo Glock drama".<p>A Texan gun manufacturer has been criticised for modifying a Glock handgun to look just like a NES …

Gaming

‘The scene belonged to a disaster movie, not a family holiday’: the day my partner drowned

When Decca Aitkenhead’s partner, Tony, died rescuing their son from a riptide, she believed she had survived the worst time of her life. But there was more to come<p>Jamaicans have a word that can mean hello, goodbye or thank you. “Bless-ed,” they say. Our two sons picked it up within days of arriving …

Breast Cancer

New York Times Invents ‘Gay Twitter,’ And Gay Twitter Erupts

Even former Times columnist Frank Rich joins chorus slamming the paper for newly coined term<p>The Internet can be a funny place. No sooner had the New York Times coined the term “gay Twitter” to describe online backlash to a Hillary Clinton statement about Nancy Reagan, that very story prompted an …

This is the insane workout Michael B. Jordan did to get so ripped for 'Creed'

"Creed" is being hailed as the best "Rocky" movie since the original.<p>Actor Michael B. Jordan, who plays Apollo Creed's son, Adonis, had a huge legacy to live up to. And he needed to get into shape.<p>He trained with Corey Calliet, who gave him an insane workout routine that he did six days a week …

Michael B. Jordan

PlayStation Vita TV hack gives you a way to play more games

If you have a PlayStation TV collecting dust in a cabinet somewhere, this might make it useful again. A user called "mr.gas" from the Hackinformer forum has detailed how you can tweak the device to play games that it's currently not compatible with. The best thing about the procedure is it's …

Surge Protector with 6 Outlets & 2 USB Ports

According to Aduro, their Surge Slim Protector's 540-joule energy rating will safely power a half dozen Japanese electric piston masturbators...or …

Ultra Fast Defrosting Tray

I want a big hunk of meat, and I want it <i>now</i>. What? Frozen?! Thaw overnight in the fridge? Thaw in a bowl of water for a few hours? Thaw in the …

Confederate P51 Combat Fighter

Confederate has been releasing Combat motorcycles regularly since 1999; just during my short tenure in these parts we've seen the formidable X132 …

Homping Portable Charcoal Grill

Homping meets hot coals and juicy steak. Mmmm, sounds kinky and delicious. If you dare...<p>Or, more like, if one of your butt cheeks dares. The Homping …

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DP Customs Handmade Motorcycles

Having a reader like Manny makes it so much easier for me to go on vacation. True, instead of oiling up for my tan and body surfing off the beach …

Non-Stick Divided Grill/Fry/Oven Skillet

Master Pan asks a good question: why use 5 pans to make a great meal when you only need one? But a better question might be: why use any pans to make …

Brous Blades Division Flipper

In his 20s, Jason Brous found that he really liked 3 things: Biomech art; knifemaking; and sex. (Note: #3 is just speculation on my part, but with …

Bolt M-1 Electric Motorcycle

When Bolt looks at its M-1 electric motorcycle, they think,"If you can ride a bicycle you can ride a Bolt." When I look at it I think, "Max speed 20 …

The Importance of Having Skin in the Game | The Art of Manliness

Over the entrance to a small <i>paelstra –</i>– a wrestling school — in ancient Greece was emblazoned this short phrase: <b>Strip or Retire</b>.<p>During this period, …

Hedge Funds

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Body Shaming Black Female Athletes Is Not Just About Race

Serena Williams won her 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon this month. This marks the 17th time in a row that she has defeated Maria Sharapova. Yet …

Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race

As a young U.S. Army soldier during World War II, Rollins Edwards knew better than to refuse an assignment.<p>When officers led him and a dozen others into a wooden gas chamber and locked the door, he didn't complain. None of them did. Then, a mixture of mustard gas and a similar agent called lewisite …

War