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Los Angeles: The Men's Health City Guide

Where to go when you're not schmoozing with the stars<p>L.A. is highbrow, lowbrow, and everything in between. Sample some of each with our freewheelin' itinerary.<p><b>WHERE TO EAT</b><p><b>Chengdu Taste</b><p>Chengdu offers the best Sichuan in the Los Angeles area. If you like heat, try the numb-taste wonton and boiled …

10 Easy Shrimp Recipes Everyone Will Love

<b>1. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp</b><p>In this quick and easy recipe -- adapted from The Splendid Table's <i>How To Eat Supper</i> by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift -- jumbo shrimp are bathed in a brine flavored with salt, sugar and chili powder, and then sautéed with loads of fresh ginger and garlic. It's …

Are You a Sex Addict ... or Just a Guy?

At what point do your kinky cravings become problematic? Researchers suggest the tipping point<p>Here's a shocker: Men love sex. Thinking about it, watching it, doing it—your day is probably sprinkled with sexual urges. How often? Ten, 20, 50 times a day? Is once every 10 minutes a reason to start …

A Giant Icy Hole Appeared in the Heart of Russia

Holy geological symbolism, Batman!<p><b>A 260-foot-wide hole appeared</b> in the Yamal Peninsula of Siberia, and nobody knows why. Nobody knows how deep it is either, but—judging from echoes—it's really, really deep. Scientists are on the scene as uncontested theories sweep the Internet. Conspiracists are …

Astronomy

Is Your Body Made For Running?

Even though running is the simplest and most convenient fitness activity, it's not for everyone, and some of us should probably avoid it altogether.<p>I've tried to run. In high school I ran to get ready for football. In college I ran middling distances because … well, I'm not sure why. It seemed like …

Belizean Fish Market, A Central American Seafood Gem

<i>Welcome to Dining On A Dime, a feature in which Lucas Kwan Peterson surveys LA's cheap eats—often obscure, ethnic, unsung restaurants—proving that dining on a dime is alive, well, and quite tasty in this here city. Where do you want us to go next? Do share.</i><p>Quick: what's the capital of Belize? If …

What Gear Should I Bring on My Multiday Rafting Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>Before you start packing for your first multiday raft trip, remember this old adage: A raft is never full.<p>That essentially means you can bring everything—plus the kitchen sink. After all, you don’t have to worry about weight when you have a raft to store your gear and a river to do the heavy …

Camping

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

National Parks

The Oberyn vs. Mountain Fight We All Wanted on 'Game of Thrones'

In case you hadn't heard, there was a pretty epic fight on Sunday night's episode of "Game of Thrones," between Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne and Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane." It was held as a trial by combat to determine Tyrion Lannister's (Peter Dinklage) fate.<p><b>Spoilers ahead! Duh.</b><p>Well, unless …

1. GET CLOSE

A 5-foot-6 swordmaster offers 12 ways to beat the biggest man in Westeros.<p><i>FYI: This article is spoiler free.</i><p><b>How do you move a mountain?</b> Sunday night's <i>Game Of Thrones</i> episode has Mayweather-levels of buzz surrounding the Fight Of The Century: Oberyn "Red Viper" Martell vs. Gregor "The Mountain" …

TV Series

What Google's Driverless Car Future Might Really Look Like

<i>Guest author Alex Salkever is head of product marketing and business development at Silk.co. This piece first appeared on his Tumblr.</i><p>Google announced that it is building 100 self-driving car prototypes that lack steering wheels, pedals or other troublesome mechanisms that humans might use to drive …

The Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Build strength and torch fat from the comfort of anywhere with the ultimate no-weights workout plan<p>Guys can be wary of body-weight exercises for building muscle. But that's only because they treat them differently than free-weight and machine-based moves.<p>"If you stop doing hundreds of reps and …

“Godzilla” is the best action movie since “Jaws”

Magnificent action, visual daring and an unexpected moral depth make the new “Godzilla” an awesome surprise<p>It’s a relief to encounter a big popcorn-spectacle movie that people are actually excited about – as opposed to, say, the “Captain America” and “Amazing Spider-Man” sequels, where the public …

'If I Stay' Trailer: @ChloeGMoretz Will Make You Cry - /Film

<b>Chloë Grace Moretz</b> is no stranger to (onscreen) life-or-death situations. She’s played a superhero, a vampire, and a telekinetic outsider with a …

Chloë Grace Moretz

Your Guide To Outdoor Movie Screenings In Los Angeles

Nothing screams summertime in L.A. like picnicking on a blanket with a crowd that knows every line of <i>Spaceballs</i>. An AMC theater just can't give you …

Fast & Furious

How to Catch Monster Bass on Your Hometown Waters

<i>Photo by Bill Buckley</i><p>There must have been two dozen ponds and strip-mine lakes within a 5-mile radius of my folks' place when I was a kid. Back in …

How One Married Couple Finally Got Out Of Their Sex Rut

You hunger for new ways to get freaky. Here’s how you can make it happen<p>“Sex isn’t just about gratification,” I found myself explaining to my wife, Erin, one night. “It’s about overcoming your inhibitions and conquering fear and shame on behalf of a shared pleasure.”<p>Stay with me, guys: This …

Breaking Bad soundtrack to get vinyl release

According to the show's composer, the score to the hit crime drama is to get the deluxe release treatment<p>There's been cuddly toys, crystal meth candy and even bath salts. Now, according to the show's composer Dave Porter, Breaking Bad merchandise will take on a new strand with a vinyl version of …

Behold: Odd Duck's Croissant Koozie

Beautiful gift from our friends @oddduckaustin! pic.twitter.com/50xffVKTbs<p>Hops and Grain, a craft beer brewer here in Austin, was bestowed this …

Adventure Travel

Shoe Porn: PONY High-Top Sneakers

<b>Walk in these</b> because they're still cool after all these years.<p><i>High-top sneakers ($60) by PONY, shop.pony-us.com</i>

Shoes

FYI: Louisiana Is Just Fine With How It Looks on TV

Take it from me, I've lived there my entire life.<p><b>New Orleans is pretty hot right now.</b> Weather-wise, because "winter" is a term this town doesn't understand, and media-wise. <i>Trem</i><i>é</i><i>, True Blood</i> and <i>True Detective</i> — HBO's trilogy of Louisiana-based shows — have spurred a lot of discussion of what …

New Orleans

The Fastest Way to Get in Running Shape

If your running game needs a tune-up, get a jolt with these speed drills<p>Usain Bolt isn't the only person who should be cranking into fifth gear. Adding a speed session to your running routine will get you back into shape faster, so you're ready for that 5K or marathon down the road. Plus, you’ll …

The Best Coffee Bars in Los Angeles

<i>The craft coffee movement has really picked up steam here in L.A., bringing a tsunami of third wave roasters, cafes and coffee bars with it. Here are</i> …

Sailing

Why Leonardo DiCaprio Didn’t Win the Oscar

The toughest Oscar race this year was for best actor. Right until the awards began, the race was almost certainly down to Chiwetel Ejiofor for <i>12 Years a Slave</i> and Matthew McConaughey for <i>Dallas Buyers Club.</i> (McConaughey was the eventual winner.) What also seemed certain was that Leonardo DiCaprio …

39 Ways to Jack Up Your Cardio

Get your lungs pumping and your muscles burning with these awesome versions of an old-school calisthenic<p>Squeezing in a full-blown cardio workout can feel like a chore. We’ve got a solution: jumping jacks.<p>Don't worry, we're not talking about the boring standard jumping jacks you did in high school. …

How to Make a Drinking Glass From a Bottle | The Art of Manliness

I’ve often admired the artwork on beer bottles, liquor bottles, even craft soda bottles. And I’ve often wondered how to capture some of this artwork …

How to Make Meatballs | The Art of Manliness

<i>“Utah! Get me TWO!”</i><p>That iconic quote from the cult classic film <i>Point Break</i> reiterates the fact that you can never stop with just one meatball. …

Sympathy for Shia LaBeouf

If he's simply frustrated with his job, why do we tell him to shut up?<p><b>When people say acting is a craft,</b> they're right. It really is a skill that you have to work at. You have to keep the inside of your head clean and/or you have to draw from personal experience. It's essentially going through …

Shia LaBeouf