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15 Tasty Teriyaki Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinners

If you’re obsessed with takeout like we are, you’ve probably had your fair share of teriyaki chicken. And while you’ve learned to make some of your favorite restaurant foods at home, mastering the art of dumplings and deep dish pizza, there’s always room to expand your culinary knowledge. Teriyaki …

Cooking

The toughest total-body barbell workout

The barbell is weightlifting in its purest form. No cables, no machines, no fuss: it's the one piece of equipment every <i>Men's Health</i> reader should be …

Greg Jackson's top 10 books to make you a better person

Don’t be put off! Works by WG Sebald, Roberto Bolaño and Wallace Shawn and others can help us to see ourselves more clearly and understand life better<p>“If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life,” wrote Thoreau, …

Literature

13 Standing Core Exercises Better Than Crunches

Strengthening your core is essential for stability. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with sit-ups.

Workouts

These gorgeous paintings combine pop-culture icons with Van Gogh's most iconic works

Sometimes, accidents end up creating the most beautiful masterpieces — just ask Aja Kusick.<p>After posting one of her paintings online — an image of the Eiffel Tower in the thick, impasto style of a Van Gogh — an education blog soon posted it on its site and mistakenly attributed it to him.<p>Kusick …

Art

Eat Chic: 12 Deliciously Healthy Recipes by Food Bloggers

In honor of National Women's Health Week, meet your new favorite non-guilty pleasures.<p>You don't have to sacrifice great taste for great health. In honor of National Women's Health Week, which kicked off Sunday, we've rounded up some of the best healthy dishes to keep your taste buds and your body …

Exercises for shoulders that'll turn them into boulders

Sculpting the perfect V-shaped torso starts at the shoulders. Here are the exercises for shoulders that your suit will thank you for<p>Exercises for …

Muscle

The Best Exercise For Working the “Teardrop” Muscle Above Your Knee

Unless you rock a Speedo, it’s the only quad muscle visible when you wear a bathing suit. Here’s how to define it<p>It’s called your vastus medialus (or VMO), but you may know it better as the “teardrop” muscle.<p>When this section of your lower inner quad is defined, people notice. That’s because it’s …

Swimwear

The 24 Best Websites For Discount Furniture And Decor

When decorating a new space, it’s important to know which pieces are worth the investment, and which are worth finding for cheap. But let’s be honest ― we’ll take a good deal any day.<p>Thankfully, you don’t have to expend tons of time or energy searching for the best bang for your buck. Sure, few …

Free Shipping

Easy flatbread recipes from India, Italy and the Middle East

I had never really thought about flatbreads until 1995, when I bought a book called Flatbreads & Flavors. I stood in Books for Cooks in London salivating over the recipes that the authors Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford had gathered: Hunza sprouted-wheat flatbread with apricots; Afghan naan with …

The Lycan Powerbox is a Solar Powered Clean Generator

The Lycan Powerbox is a Solar Powered Clean Generator Need clean power around your home or campsite? This rugged new generator is powered completely …

11 Healthy Lunch Wraps That Put Sandwiches to Shame

There's a lot to love about a good old lunch wrap: They're easy to make, super portable, and bursting with flavor in every bite. Check out some …

Healthy Eating

Ab Workouts: Our Top 10 Abs Exercises

Abdominal Hold<p>This is the sort of move that looks so wonky, you sure hope your roommate doesn't catch you doing it — unless she also gets to see you …

20 Vegetarian Dinners With 5 (or Fewer) Ingredients

How many times have you spotted a mouthwatering meatless recipe only to flee in panic after one glance at the seemingly endless ingredient …

An experimental eating regime may slow aging and stave off disease–if you can stand it

With the help of a small stool, Mercy Carrion clambers onto an examination table. The obese 50-year-old woman stands just 115.6 cm (3 feet, 9.5 inches) tall. Despite being overweight, Mercy shows no sign of developing diabetes and has remarkably low blood pressure at 100/70. “That’s why they don’t …

Holistic Medicine

How to Take Professional Looking Photos: Mobile Phone Versus DSLR

Hint: sometimes it is the camera…<p>Last Sunday morning, my son Isaac was sitting at our dining room table eating breakfast with a typical …

5 Undeniable Benefits of Living Together Before Marriage

Shacking up before you say “I do” isn’t nearly as taboo as it was a decade or two ago, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get an earful from family members or friends (especially if there isn’t a ring on your finger quite yet!). "Tradition is strong," says April Masini, relationship expert and advice …

10 schoolboy mistakes you're making in the gym

If you're wondering why the herculean assault on the treadmill and weight rack haven't yielded the promised results, perhaps these schoolboy errors are to blame ...<p>1. THE MISTAKE: RESTING FOR TOO LONG<p>Still fiddling with Twitter between sets? You’re ruining your results. True, if you’re trying to …

9 Things Mentally Tough People Always Do

Talent is important, but success is also based on persistence, focus, and standing fast in the face of criticism. Fortunately, mental toughness is something you can develop.<p>Let's get this out of the way: Mental toughness is not a quality you either do or don't have.<p>Sure, some people may have …

Self-improvement

The Transition: Build Large Legs, Strong Shoulders, and Shredded Abs

Program designer Michael Beringer demonstrates the Legs, Shoulders, and Abs <b>TRANSITION WORKOUT</b>. For all the details on the program, go to …

Workouts

Tired of Takeout? Try Making This Authentic Chinese Cold Noodle Dish at Home

Sometimes, nothing hits the spot like good old-fashioned Chinese takeout. Before you reach for the phone, consider recreating those classic flavors …

Chinese New Year

How to start a business with almost no money

You're willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal revenue for a while.<p>But there's one logistical hurdle stopping you: You don't have much money.<p><b>Related: 7 Myths About Starting a Business That I Used to Believe</b><p>On the surface, this seems like a major problem, …

Small Business

7 science-backed tips for reading faster and retaining more

But as modern readers, it's hard to find time to spend in their company.<p>Adding to that is the fact that, even when we do find the time, it's not always a given that we'll retain what we've read.<p>But what if we could? Would you feel more confident at work? Would you start a new project? Would you be …

The Brain

5-Minute Maxout Workout | Men's Health

Follow-along with <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande in the workout shown above. Each minute, you’ll attack a different part of your body with two separate movements. By the time that minute is up, you shouldn’t be able to do one more rep.<p>The workout is tough and intense, but it’s also …

Go from the tabletop to tablet with these 10 board games

Board games have come a long way in the last 20 years. Whereas once popular board games were generally games of chance built upon the roll of the …

Board Games

Meditation for Beginners: How to Meditate

Shutterstock<p>Leave a Loud Room<p>There's no <i>wrong</i> place to meditate, but choosing a calm place might make it easier when you're first starting out: "Your …

10 characteristics of people with high emotional intelligence

What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired," that drives them to greater success than their peers?<p>More often than not, it is their emotional intelligence (EQ), their "ability to identify and manage the emotions of themselves and others."<p>There are critical ways that …

Self-improvement

Do These 6 Things if You Want to Start Your Day Before 6 a.m.

Reap the benefits of starting your day earlier by following these 6 tips.<p>One of my first published articles, "Six Reasons Why You Should Wake Up at 6 a.m.," had many people motivated and inspired. Yet, they still had a difficult time waking up that early.<p>The hardest part of becoming an early riser …

Productivity

14 French Toast Roll-Ups for Your Lazy Sunday Morning

Weekends are the perfect opportunity to sleep in a *little* later than normal, and spend some extra time making a leisurely breakfast. Healthy breakfast bowls are a great weekday option, but French toast is a go-to for when you’re craving something a little more… <i>naughty</i>. You already love it …

Breakfast

Want to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids? Here are 7 Things to Teach Them About Good Relationships | Inc.com

We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.<p>Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i>Step 3: <i>To develop</i> …

Emotional Intelligence