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7 Italian Towns (That Aren’t Rome or Florence) You Have to Visit

Look, we would never complain about a trip to <i>Roma</i> or <i>Firenze</i>. But when there’s nary a single nook or cranny of the entire country that’s not …

12 Of The Best Italian Islands You Have To Visit

One of the best things about Italy is how diverse the country is. I mean, you’ve got the gorgeous lakes like Como in the north, the best Italian …

Italy

Why You Should Visit Positano, Even If You're Single!

Ciao Positano!<p>With movies like ‘Only You’ and ‘Under The Tuscan Sun’, Positano would sure make it to anyone’s ‘honeymoon’ list. But if you’re in your …

Italy

22 Vacations that Will Change Your Life

1 of 22<p>Cooking on the Amalfi Coast<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 22<p>Kayaking Mexico's Sea of Cortez<p>3 of 22<p>Setting Sail in Sausalito<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 22<p>Going Wild …

Costa Rica

This Challenging, No-Equipment Move Is Exactly What You Need to Tighten Your Waistline

The oblique V-crunch, sometimes called a "mermaid crunch," strengthens and tones your waistline by targeting the obliques — the abdominal muscles on either side of your rectus abdominis (that six-pack zone in the middle!). Here's how it's done:<p>Lie on your right side with your left hand behind your …

The Dumbbell Density Doomsday Workout | Men's Health

Density describes how much work you’ll accomplish in a given period of time. The more work you do in the same number of minutes, the more fat you’ll demolish and the greater your metabolic boost.<p>Take the workout shown in the video above. I call it the Dumbbell Density Doomsday. It only consists of …

9 things you must do in Scotland

Whether you’re after centuries-old castles or vast heather-covered glens, Scotland has something for you – preferably with a 12-year-old single malt …

Plan Your Dream Vacation: A Road Trip Down the Pacific Coast Highway

<i>What’s your dream vacation?</i> Glamour <i>asked 1,000 women that question—and then had 13 top travel bloggers plan your most-wanted trips, all for under $1,000! This week, we present everything you need to know about planning your best getaway ever. The first stop: California</i><p>Forty percent of you say your …

In Southernmost Greece, One of the Last Great Undiscovered Corners of Europe

The Mani, in southernmost Greece, is a land where myths were born, gods once roamed, and the people are as proud and rugged as the mountains they …

This CIA Operative's 11-Step Guide to Safe Travel

This story originally appeared on SOFREP.com<p>Marine veteran and former CIA operative Drew Dwyer knows a thing or two about traveling in dangerous parts of the world. In an ongoing travel safety series he's writing for SOFREP (Special Operations Forces Report), Dwyer shares some of the Central …

Italy: Walk from Siena to Rome along the ancient Via Francigena

Tens of thousands of people hike the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain each year. But less known and far less traveled is the Via Francigena in Italy.<p>Beginning this fall, Berkeley-based Wilderness Travel will offer guided trips on 80 miles of this ancient route, which once ran 1,000 …

Italy

Science, Fiction And Philosophy Collide In Astonishing 'Lightning'

"I am grateful, so grateful, tolerant reader, that you read on," says Mycroft Canner halfway through <i>Too Like the Lightning</i>, Ada Palmer's awe-inspiring debut novel. Yes, Canner addresses the reader throughout the book; as the main character and narrator, he breaks the fourth wall so pervasively that …

Books

This Exercise Works Your Glutes, Hamstrings, and Lower Back All At Once

All you need is a bench and your body weight to do it<p>The reverse hyper works your glutes, hamstrings, and lower back all at once.<p>Unfortunately, most gyms don’t have reverse hyperextension machines.<p>But check out the video above to see <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demonstrate how to …

Workouts

22 Unreal Destinations That Will Make You Want to Take a Gap Year

If these places don't give you wanderlust, nothing will.<p>While heading from high school right into college is the typical path for most people, it's not always the right option for everyone. Live a little! A gap year can be the perfect opportunity to unwind from the stress of a hectic school …

7 tiny daily habits that can lead to huge results

Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket."<p>Working on your novel goes in the "writing" or "creativity" bucket. Going to the gym goes in the "health" bucket. And so you have these five or six or 10 primary buckets …

The No-Equipment, Total-Body Workout You Can Cram Into 13 Minutes

Build strength and muscle from head to toe with this highly efficient routine<p>This is not your basic bodyweight workout.<p>The routine, created by <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande, uses twists on conventional exercises like squats, pushups, and lunges to challenge your body in a whole new way.<p>…

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Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Flights are cancelled and treacherous driving conditions reported as the wintry …

How Yoga Can Cure Sinus Pain

Recently I suffered from a sinus and double ear infection that left me shattered and huddled in a dark room reminiscing about how pleasant natural childbirth had been. I tried Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Sudafed, and ritualistic sacrifices, but nothing eased my suffering. I made the rather inconvenient …

The Bulgarian Split Squat Burner

This one-move workout will make your quads, glutes, and abs scream<p>The Bulgarian split squat is one of the toughest lower-body exercises. It can also be one of the more difficult abs exercises you’ll ever do, too. Just pick up a dumbbell and follow the routine shown in the video above.<p>(For more …

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Chris Hemsworth's Secrets to Building the Body of a Hero | Men's Health

(For a great total-body workout that will help you blast belly fat at home, try THE 21-DAY METASHRED—one guy lost 25 pounds of fat in 6 weeks!)<p>That would be food and fitness guru Luke Zocchi. To lose 30 pounds for <i>In the Heart of the Sea</i>, the 6’3”, 200-pound actor’s eating plan emphasized foods that …

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

The Best Strength Move for Losing Fat

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How to Do the Landmine Split Switch Press | Men's Health

(For more unique exercises from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, check out THE 21-DAY METASHRED, an at-home fat-shredding program.)<p>Adding the split switch component gets your lower body involved, while developing quickness, stability, and coordination. It’s a fantastic drill if you want …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Proprioception: The Next Frontier in Performance

If you’re stuck in a rut and unable to bust through a plateau, the problem isn’t your muscles. It’s your brain. <b>When your brain and body don’t know</b> …

How to sleep on a plane

It's true, in life, that it's the journey that's important, not the destination. But when it comes to long-haul flights, it is definitely the …

Inside Mick Jagger and Keith Richards’s Five-Decade Bromance

After covering the Rolling Stones in the 1990s, Rich Cohen worked with Mick Jagger on what became the HBO series Vinyl. In an adaptation from his book on the Stones, he shares a close-up of the band, and the friendship behind it.<p>In 1994, when I was 26, working as a reporter for <i>Rolling Stone,</i> I went …

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The Lunge You’ll Want to Do Every Workout

All other lunges will seem boring after you perform this variation<p>Why would you want to do this lunge every workout? Because it’s almost a workout in and of itself.<p>Check it out in the video above as demonstrated by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. You’ll start with a kettlebell lateral …

Best Beaches on Earth

<b>Best for Seclusion:</b> Barrier dunes frame this wild, seven-mile stretch, ranked No. 1 in this category. It’s the westernmost public beach on Kauai, …

Revive Your Old Laptop Without Spending a Dime

A whole new life awaits your old laptop with Neverware’s CloudReady Chrome-based software<p>Lenovo ThinkPad T400, beloved laptop, was laid to rest after its slowing hard drive and spinning hourglass became too much to bear. Born in 2008, in its youth it overcame Windows Vista and went on to a …

Laptops