Nicholas Torrez

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8 Small Ways to Show Your Spouse Some Love

Gretchen Rubin says, “What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.” This is true for relationships. Love is in the small …

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20 easy food swaps to help you eat healthier

Think you eat well? The truth is, most of us could do a lot better. Some 87% of American adults fall short on the recommended intake of veggies, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 92% of us are missing the mark on whole grains. But you don't need radical meal …

6 Healthy Things You Do Before Bedtime To Make Your Morning Awesome!

Having a more productive morning means having a healthier, less chaotic bedtime. These simple steps will help you to accomplish just that.

Here Is the Real Key to Weight Loss (Hint: It's Not Diet or Exercise)

Practically every client I counsel who struggles with weight loss will say something like, “I just need to workout more.” But the truth is it’s not …

Chicken Slow Cooker Recipes

Sometimes you need a simple dinner, but simple doesn't mean you have to sacrifice flavor. These chicken slow cooker recipes are hearty, delicious, …

Can You Cheat-Proof Your Marriage?

You don't need past proof to worry about infidelity: Research suggests that more than 15 percent of marriages end in affairs. It's all too easy to worry your relationship could face the same fate. With that worry comes the temptation to control our partners and cheat-proof our marriages.<p>"We all …

The 6 Most Common Complaints Men Have About Marriage

What do men complain about behind closed doors during couples and family therapy?<p>What do married men complain about behind closed doors during couples and family therapy?<p>Below, marriage therapists open up about the gripes they hear most often from long-married men -- and the advice they give both …

How to Make Damn Good Guacamole

It's never not guac season. Learn to make some seriously good—and spicy—guacamole in just over 30 seconds.<p><i>Every man should be able to hold his own in the kitchen. And you shouldn't need to attend culinary school to know the basics. Whether you're looking to make healthier meals or simply spruce up</i> …

How to Lose Weight With Oatmeal

There are some big reasons that oatmeal is such a power player: Not only is it packed with fiber, a nutrient that's been shown to improve health and …

Sweet Crêpe Recipes

From Jaques Pepin's Crêpes Suzette to Francis Mallmann's dulce de leche version, here are the best recipes for sweet crêpes.

25 Best Overnight Oats That Boost Your Metabolism

When it comes to the game of weight loss and management, metabolism is the star player.<p>Think of your metabolism like a fire. In order for it to …

12 Brutal Truths You Need To Consider For A Healthy Relationship

Best Fried Chicken in the U.S.

While fried chicken traces its origins to the South, innovative chefs across the country understand the innate appeal of the homey, crunchy, juicy …

Screw the Gym! Do This Lower-Body Workout Anytime, Anywhere

This iso squat challenge will hammer your glutes and quads for as long as you can take it<p>This iso squat ladder challenge pits you against gravity.<p>By adding an extended pause during the toughest part of the squat—the bottom—you intensify the exercise without adding weights. The isometric hold …

Workouts

Why Your Workout Should Be More Like a Drinking Game

I've been turning my workouts into a drinking game.<p>I had to.<p>You know how some people (who shall remain nameless) used to play drinking games in college that had all sorts of crazy rules to make them drink? There was Three Man, which for the life of me I cannot remember the rules for...because there …

How I Know If a Couple Will Last

Years of helping couples as a therapist means I've seen the good, the bad and the downright ugly when it comes to couple relationship dynamics. So with a few research findings thrown in, here's the juice on how I can guess pretty accurately whether a couple is likely to last or fall apart in the …

Can’t Get to the Gym Today? Try the Home Workout from Hell

You’ll do more work and burn more fat in 30 minutes than you normally do at the gym<p>Think it’s pointless to work out if you can’t make it to the gym?<p>Then you’ve never tried my Home Workout from Hell. (Note: It’s just as hellish in a hotel room.)<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s</i> …

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Fitness: Five Sets of 15 Reps For Building Mass.

Training to build muscle mass involves participating in a weightlifting program differs from one you might pursue if you were interested in building …

15 Things That Seriously Ruin Your Metabolism

Let me start off with why our metabolism is important for us. In plain words, our metabolism controls how we break down the nutrients we get from the …

How to Make Thanksgiving Stuffing Your Grandma Would Be Proud Of

Let’s talk about sausage, cheese and bread. Eaten individually, they’re delicious, but put them together — baked with herbs and sautéed veggies — and you’ve got a Thanksgiving side dish you’ll struggle to share. An easy stuffing recipe, this dish is made with big chunks of French bread that are …

Recipes

The ‘Squat Jackup’ May Be Your New Favorite Cardio Workout

This 3-exercise bodyweight flow will burn a ton of calories and help you get in great shape<p>Whether you’re stuck inside, you’re on the road, or you absolutely can’t stand pounding the pavement, you’ll love this no-run cardio complex.<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director calls it the “squat jackup,” and it …

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Here are some of the best breakfasts to keep you going all day

By the time you wake up you likely haven't eaten for 10 or 12 hours, which is where breakfast got its name — it means "breaking the fast," Lisa De Fazio, a healthy-lifestyle expert and registered dietitian, tells Business Insider.<p>Your first meal of the day is what kick-starts your metabolism and …

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NYC's cheese experts share the five secrets to making the best mac and cheese

INSIDER went behind-the-scenes with executive chef Amy Stonionis at Murray's Cheese to learn the secrets to making the restaurant's mouthwatering mac 'n' cheese.<p>Stonionis emphasized the need for multiple kinds of cheese. Most cheeses will work, but she went with Spring Brook Reading, Irish cheddar, …

Cook These 7 Recipes On Sunday, And Feed Yourself All Week

Be better this week.<p>Here we are with another installment of recipes to cook on Sunday that will help you eat healthy, stress-free, homemade meals all week. We're not suggesting that you cook every single meal you'll eat throughout the week on this one day of rest -- that would be an absolutely …

You’ve Never Done a 7-Minute Abs Workout Like This Before

Get ready to feel the burn throughout your core the entire time<p>One of the best ways to score a chiseled core: crawl.<p>This abs workout consists entirely of bear crawl variations. It’s called a “flow complex,” says <i>Men’s Health</i> B.J. Gaddour.<p>So you’ll do one version of the movement—for example, a bear …

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Bodyweight Training: Are You Strong Enough?

Two-hundred-sixty-pound Indian super heavy weight wrestling champ “The Great Gama” built a 56-inch chest, coupled with a 50-year undefeated wrestling …