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Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

35 Secrets to Marriage Success

For many married couples, falling in love and saying "I do" was the easy part. Living happily ever after is the part that takes a whole lot of work.<p>My family history doesn't have the best track record when it comes to the vow "until death do us part." My parents divorced when I was 18, and on my …

Love

​You Only Need a Pair of Dumbbells For This Grueling 20-Minute Workout | Men’s Health

For your first minute (let’s call it Minute A), you’re going to focus on your legs. Hit 10 squats holding the weights in your hands in a neutral grip. Then it’s immediately onto 10 jump squats (weights down, please). Finish your minute with 10 pulses—like little squats, closer to the ground. “If …

The 15-Minute Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

The last thing any runner, mountain biker, or rock climber wants to do is take their strength training to the (not so great) indoors. But like it or not, strength training is a critical part of an endurance workout regimen. It prevents muscle imbalances, protects you from injury, and increases …

Workouts

20 best free fonts of 2017

We all love a free font. But with so many new free fonts continually being released, it’s easy to get a little lost.So in this post, we’ve brought …

Typography

​People Say The Meatless 'Impossible Burger' Tastes Exactly Like Real Beef | Men’s Health

People Say This Meatless Burger Tastes Exactly Like Real Beef<p>It’s thick. It’s juicy. But can you tell it’s vegan? Here’s our verdict<p>Jon Vachon<p>There’s a new class of veggie burgers on the market that claim to mimic the taste of beef. The Impossible Burger, a vegan burger that “bleeds,” recently …

These incredibly lifelike succulent cakes will blow your mind

Pastry chef Iven Kawi takes the term “succulent” to a whole new level. Kawi creates incredibly lifelike terrarium cakes that look every bit as …

5 personal money numbers everyone should know to check their financial health

You might know your weight and your (pre-tax) income. But how much do you really know about your full financial situation? Your salary and monthly …

Personal Finance

4 Ways to Get Rid Of Butt Acne | Men's Health

<b>2.</b> <b>Unclog pores with</b> s<b>alicylic acid</b> p<b>ads</b><p>Working toward a bump-free butt? Prevent future developments by unclogging pores a few times a week with a pad spiked with salicylic acid, says Jaliman. Again, what works on zits will work on these infected follicles—though they may not be painful the way zits …

Alaska to Argentina Bike Ride - Cycling the Pan-American Highway

<b>I receive quite a few emails each week asking for advice on the Alaska to Argentina bike ride. As the most recent email had some great questions, I</b> …

Designers' Routine: 25 UI/UX Design Websites You Must Know

Are you always looking forward to finding the perfect pattern, the best design tools, and the coolest color combinations? We know, the standard of the …

Home baking: KUFstudio creates immaculate architecture-inspired cakes

Home baking: KUFstudio creates immaculate architecture-inspired cakes<p>Design / /<p>Information<p>For more information and bespoke commissions, visit the KUFstudios website<p>London-based Danish designer Kia Utzon-Frank originally trained in goldsmithing, but designs everything from jewellery to window …

Dessert

The Anatomy Of A Great UX Design Leader

Seven key traits the best UX design leaders share<p>The job market for user experience designers is booming, and academic programs have sprung up to meet demand. Missing from most discussions about the UX design education gap is the need for great UX design <i>leaders</i>. These are senior-level managers who …

UX Design

Seriously though, what is UX design really?

One of the most common misconceptions people have is that User Experience Design is all about usability. It’s easy to see why – usability means that a product is both usable and useful.<p>When you walk into an empty room, you can instantly imagine what purpose it will serve. Glance around and you get …

10 New England Small Towns Loaded With Charm

The old New England—that land of the stacked-stone field walls and little red-brick downtowns nestled in the hills or tucked in beside historic …

New England

Modern Masculine Interior Design and Decorating Ideas for Cool Guys

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Interior Design

6 Easy Ways to Get Rid Of Toenail Fungus | Men's Health

The public shower stalls at your gym may have left you with an unwanted gift: onychomycosis, otherwise known as nail fungus.<p>Although it starts innocuously enough, as a white or yellow spot underneath your finger or toenail, your nail can start to thicken and even crumble as the fungus penetrates …

30 Movies Every Highsnobiety Reader Should See

What’s the “checklist” that goes into recommending a film? Does there need to be a likable protagonist? Should the goals reflect universal human …

16 Great Bike Movies That Aren’t "Breaking Away"

It's not that we don't love "Breaking Away." But there are lots of other great cycling movies to see, too.<p><b>RAD</b><br>Year: 1986<br>Score on IMDB: 7.2<p>A cult phenomenon, <i>RAD</i> tells the story of Cru Jones, a small-town BMX racer who blows off his SATs to battle the pros in the big Helltrack race. If you’ve ever …

Cycling

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> …

Workouts

The Do-Anywhere Zero-Excuse Bodyweight Burner

It only takes 12 minutes to complete, and it'll chisel, stretch, and challenge your muscles<p>Excuses beget more excuses—especially when it comes to skipping a sweat session.<p>It’s proven by science: Missing just one workout increases your odds of missing another (and another) by 61 percent, according …

Fitness

How to Brew the Most Important Beer of Your Life

Lessons from a groom who crafted the perfect wedding day beer.<p>My Facebook friend Greg recently got married and, though I wasn't invited, I enjoyed creeping on his wedding photos. One in particular caught my eye: an image of his wedding bar. Now I had a pretty impressive beer list at my wedding, but …

Peaches

10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.

Burn Serious Fat with One Kettlebell | Men's Health

And you can use any number of exercises—5, 10, even 20. But in the end, it’s all about the effort you exert.<p>This workout takes a minimalist approach: It uses just a single kettlebell (you can use a dumbbell if you prefer) and only four exercises. But if you put in the work, you can get maximal …

Podcast: How to Retire at Age 30 | The Art of Manliness

What would you say to a person who told you that you could retire at age 30, never have to work again, and still live a comfortable life, all on a …

Personal Finance

How to Build Muscle Faster | Men's Health

For instance, Schoenfled claims that shorter 10-second work bouts with heavier weights work just as well as sets that last 40 seconds—as long as you do an appropriate number of total sets.<p>(Want to uncover flab that hides those muscles? Try The Anarchy Workout—one guy lost 18 pounds of fat in 6 …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

How to Get a Big Raise | Men's Health

You love where you work—but you’d also love to beef up your bank account.<p>By wrangling an offer from another company, you can finesse a job-switch-sized raise from the people who currently sign your paychecks. Here’s the smart way to do it.<p>(For more genius tips to help you climb the corporate …

Swedish Dads - Photographs and text by Johan Bävman | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Portrait Awards 2015. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!</i><p>No other country provides such generous terms of parental …

Photography

The Simple Rep Scheme That Can Help You Gain More Strength

I used this basic protocol with high-school sophomores, and watched them bench, front squat, and clean 205 pounds. And recently, a client plateaued at 8 pullups. After 6 weeks of applying the 1-2-3 method to the exercise, he could perform 20 pullups. It’s easy and it works. Follow the 5 steps below …