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Pump Up Brunch with Protein Pancakes

Give the eggs a break, and try these fluffy flapjacks<p>Brunch is normally reserved for nursing hangovers with mimosas and recounting the night prior. But order yourself a bulky breakfast with empty calories and you’ll finish feeling, well, empty.<p>Comfort yourself by going back to simpler times, when …

Coffee Science: How to Make the Best French Press Coffee at Home

A French press is often treated like Jason Segal's character in <i>Forgetting Sarah Marshall.</i> He's actually the one you want, but people tend to flock blindly to the flashy, temperamental types like coffee-siphon-somethings or Russell Brands. The French press is definitely a potential coffee …

Buying a Used Car? It May Have Been Recalled - Consumer Reports News

CarMax, the nation's largest used card dealer, goes to great lengths to impress on you that it has carefully checked its cars. On its website, CarMax …

How to Find Great Used-Car Deals - Consumer Reports News

Car shopping? Consider this: Most new vehicles lose almost half of their value in the first three years. Afterward, the drop in a car's value slows. …

The Foods That Turned Djokovic into the No. 1 Player in the Game

Okay, so he won Wimbledon. Again. Having racked up wins at more than one US and Australian Open, and carrying no less than three ATP World Tour …

What Your Poop Says About Your Health

Find out the truth about your scat<p>Next to sex, few bodily functions are as private as pooping. For example, you’ve no doubt driven past a guy who pulled over to take a leak, but we’re betting the only guy you’ve seen squatting on the shoulder was changing his tire.<p>No, defecation is best executed …

Wellness

6 Foods with Stealth Health Powers

These foods get no respect—but they should!<p>The secret to eating better? Fill your diet with healthy fare that tastes good. (Like the foods you see here.)<p><b>Pork Chops</b><br>Per gram of protein, pork chops contain almost five times the selenium—an essential mineral that's linked to a lower risk of prostate …

4 Essential Nutrients You’re Lacking—and How to Get Them

Rev up your nutritional intake with these simple diet tweaks<p>We are in the midst of a nutrition crisis as a nation where we’re overfed, yet undernourished. Data suggests we’re falling short of the recommended nutrient intake of several nutrients—namely fiber, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin D—even …

5 Reasons She Hates Oral Sex

If she doesn't dig going down, the blame might be yours<p>Can't break her BJ embargo? While some women just aren't interested in fellatio, your partner may be fine with it—but <i>you</i> could be killing her desire to go down below. Here are five things you do that turn her off to oral sex.<p><b>1. You get handsy.</b> …

Relationships

5 Easy Ways to Make Her Horny

Want her to take the initiative next time? Put her in the right mood, and she’ll do the work for you.<p>As a guy, you’re probably the one who initiates sex in your relationship. It’s not that your girlfriend isn’t in the mood, or doesn’t want as much sex as you do—you’re just the one who rings the …

The Men's Fitness Food Pyramid

Remember the USDA Food Pyramid? The one that was posted by the lunch line in your grade school cafeteria and taught in health class? The government’s …

Nutrition

5 muscle-building breakfasts

Eggs<p>Sunny-side up, scrambled, a nice hearty omelet—whatever way you like 'em, eggs are the perfect muscle-friendly food, so make them a morning …

Nutrition

The No-Bull Guide to Bulking

Sean Hyson, C.S.C.S.

Can Exercise Erase a Sugar Binge?

Study suggests that exercise can soften the effects of a high-sugar diet<p>Grabbing an extra doughnut at the office too often? Hit the gym. Exercise may blunt the negative health effects of sugar—and it goes way beyond burning calories, suggests a new study in <i>Medicine & Science in Sports & …

How to Get Guns In 60 Seconds

Harness the power of negative training to amplify muscle growth, crank up your metabolism, and fast-track your gains in the gym<p>You lift weights, sure, but you’ve probably never paid much attention to lowering them.<p>So start now: Eccentric training, which involves focusing on the lowering (or …

Fly above these 5 Air-Travel Dangers

Airports and jets can be major sources of infection. Arrive safely at your destination with these tips.<p>Millions of people waltz through airports and onto jets each year—carrying who-knows-what ghastly maladies with them. It’s enough to make any germaphobe cringe. But you can keep this brand of air …

African safari alternatives that don't cost a fortune

The Big Five (buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros) sometimes elude safari goers in more ways than one. Rates for a five-night luxury safari - including guided wildlife drives, sunset cocktails, and tents with more puffy pillows than London's Ritz Hotel - can cost anywhere between …

Keep The Beer, Lose The Belly

Alcohol is more than liquid calories—it's a saboteur that zaps your metabolism. Our guy changed up his drinking habits and lost 10 pounds. We'll drink to that!<p>Moderation. It's one of those loaded words that Puritans threw around and that we all still shake, stir, and muddle to make more palatable. …

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Gets Eight-Speed

The new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has proven to be a million times better than its predecessor in almost every single way — except for the fact that it debuted with the dated six-speed automatic. All that’s about to change with the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, as the automaker has officially …

Start the Day Strong With Peanut Butter and Kale

This peanut butter kale smoothie packs in protein and flavor for a powerfully delicious morning boost.<p>Weekend brunch doesn't have to be an overload of butter and sugar and egg (though sometimes, of course, that's precisely what we want). But for when it's <i>not</i> what we want, it's good to know that …

Breakfast

Hit the Slopes: The Best Ski Resorts and Hotels in the U.S. (Photos)

At the end of a long day on the slopes, there’s only one thing you can think of: a comfy bed to fall into. At these top 10 ski resorts and hotels, …

6 helpful reminders for when you’re feeling completely overwhelmed

One maddening tendency of any small electronic device is that whenever the battery is low, it wastes most of its remaining power beeping and flashing …

Self-help

15 Festivals To Attend Before You Die

Throwing tomatoes and watching balloon races aren't your standard, everyday activities. But every year, visitors gather in different locations around the world to participate in festivals ranging from spiritual to lighthearted. From samba dancing to bathing in a sacred river, each festival offers …

National Geographic Travel

A Kangaroo And Wombat Form An Absolutely Adorable Friendship

Some of the best friendships are the product of the most unlikely pairings. Case in point? The union of Peggy the wombat and Anzac the kangaroo. …

Cute

Gorilla Tracking in Uganda — Part I: The First Sighting

My Experience Gorilla Tracking in Uganda<p>The walkie-talkie crackles. Our guide Benjamin listens intently and whispers back in the local Rukiga …

Keys to the offseason: Senators

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