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This Is the Single Best Upper-Body Exercise for Men. Are You Doing It?

Add this one-move workout to your routine for a bigger, stronger, and more athletic body<p>Ask me for an upper-body workout, and I’ll give you one exercise: the standing single-arm overhead press.<p>Here’s why: It works the deltoids, biceps, triceps, lats, and pecs, as well as all of the stabilizing …

Workouts

The 100 Best Fitness Tips

Build a powerful body and get in the greatest shape of your life<p>A great tip is an awesome thing. Whether it's an undiscovered restaurant, a sleeper stock, or a Sure Thing in the late double at Pimlico, savvy inside info imbues a man with confidence. Control. Strength.<p>Knowledge is power, baby.<p>It's …

University of Oklahoma

The Only 5 Ab Exercises You'll Ever Need

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, DETAILS</i><p><i>(photos: Getty)</i><p>Take a look around your gym: There's no end to the array of abs exercises that guys are churning out. Their bodies are contorted. Their foreheads are drenched. But their abs? Meh.<p>See, when it really comes down to it, all you really need are five staple …

The Truth about Extreme Planking

While record-setting athletes hold planks for hours on end, a new study shows that successful core training means doing more with less<p>You probably don’t know that Tom Hoel held a plank for four hours and 28 minutes on May 22, 2015, setting a world record.<p>You probably don’t know that this is the …

Exercise

Should You Worry if Your Knees Crack When You Squat?

In most cases, a little cracking in your knees is harmless. Unless it's accompanied by this<p>In most cases, if your knees crack but don’t hurt, then the noise is just crepitus—gas bubbles bursting, says Tony Gentilcore, C.S.C.S., cofounder of Cressey Sports Performance in Massachusetts.<p>Sure, crepitus …

Workouts

Why Fly in Mesoamerica?

Changing Planet<p><i>Ivan and Bud talk about why LightHawk flies conservation missions in Mexico and Central America in the final installment of our Ride Into Birdland guest blog. Click here to read from the beginning.</i><p><b>I.G. What is Lighthawk?</b><p>L.S. Lighthawk is a group of volunteer pilots, some 220 …

The 7-Minute Workout That Tests Your Mental Strength

This 2,000-meter rowing test will challenge your mental fortitude—and lead to breakthroughs in your physical fitness.<p>At Gym Jones, we don’t just work your muscles—we also train your brain. No fitness program will truly work if you aren’t teaching your mind to make sacrifices, deal with adversity, …

Hacking

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

Why Your Groin Hurts When You Squat

The pain in your hip could signal a much bigger problem<p>If the hip joint were a pickup truck, it’d be a Ford F-150. It’s built tough. But the 21st century is challenging the very architecture of the joint. And it’s not because we’re using the joint more than ever—it’s because we’re <i>not</i> using it.<p>“Your …

Workouts

The best fries from every state

No longer just a side dish, great fries deserve recognition in their own right. So we consulted expert reviews and local recommendations to find the true standouts from every state.<p><i>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments.</i>

Tinder Sees Huge Jump In App Revenue Rankings, Courtesy Of Tinder Plus

Dating app Tinder’s move into the subscription business seems to be paying off. According to remarks made by parent company IAC during its quarterly earnings reported this week, the company is pleased with Tinder’s penetration rates – it reached its current level of penetration quicker than IAC’s …

Serbia makes first arrests of people suspected in 1995 Srebrenica massacre

Prosecutors on Wednesday made Serbia's first arrests of people suspected of carrying out killings in the Srebrenica massacre, the Associated Press has learned. It is a milestone in healing the wounds of Europe's worst civilian slaughter since World War II.<p>Serbian police arrested seven men accused …

A delightful Middle Eastern smorgasbord at Adana in Glendale

If you want to understand Adana, a Middle Eastern restaurant in an industrial corner of Glendale, you should probably order what the menu calls the cheese platter. At $11, it is by far the most expensive appetizer, although it resembles a plate that many Iranian restaurants put out on the table …

Restaurant review: Bowled over by the Bashu fish at Fang's Kitchen

Water-boiled fish is one of the most impressive dishes in the Sichuan repertoire: an enormous bowl of vegetables and broth bloodied with a half-inch of vivid chile oil. At Fang's Kitchen, the sleek new Chengdu-style Sichuan restaurant in Monterey Park, the fish, called here Bashu fish fillet, lies …

This Might Be the Best Bacon You'll Ever Taste

We reviewed 18 gourmet varieties of bacon to find the absolute best of the best. Here are our findings<p>Are you ready to experience <i>craft bacon</i>? We taste-tested 18 gourmet varieties to find the most primo product.<p>But hold on—isn't bacon bad for you? Actually, no: Two strips of cooked bacon provide 6 …

Breakfast

Can Virtual Body Swapping Help Fight Racial Prejudice?

Brain hacking and optical illusions can increase your empathy for other races<p>In the wake of massive #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations, the ugly implications of racism in the United States have come to the foreground. Prejudice, whether conscious or unconscious, exists on a much wider scale than most …

Scuba diving in the Yucatán Peninsula's spectacular cenotes, Caribbean

Our scuba group plopped into the cenote and slipped below the surface into a spectacular light show of wavering, laser-like sunbeams that sliced through the crystal clear water.<p>They reminded me of the northern lights and were just the beginning of the visual treats my family and I would experience …

The First-Date Factor That's Way More Important Than You Think

This could be your ticket to scoring a second rendezvous<p>Forget flowers. For your first date, focus on finding the right soundtrack: Compared to couples who chatted for the first time in a quiet space, those who talked with music playing in the background were more likely to hit it off, shows a new …

Research

3 Crazy Stretches That Will Help Improve Your Squat

You may want to perform these in the privacy of your own home<p>Squatting a heavy barbell takes a ton of strength in your quads and glutes, but that’s only the half of it.<p>“If you're not maintaining or improving your mobility in your joints while you're building up those muscles, your performance will …

Workouts

3 Food Combos That Lead to Bloating (And What to Eat Instead!)

It's not just what you eat—it's what you eat together.<p>You know that certain foods can lead to bloating, like super salty stuff and carbonated drinks (we're looking at you, Diet Coke). But it turns out that certain food <i>combinations</i> have a similar effect. Nadya Andreeva, a certified wellness coach …

Nutrition

10 extraordinary destinations you have probably never heard of

South Sudan

From coffee-makers to cameras: six gadgets to simplify your life

1. Coffee<p>If you’re a coffee lover, you’ve probably found yourself yearning for a fancy espresso machine at some point in your life, whether that’s a £1,400 Rocket Espresso, a somewhat simpler £150 Delonghi, or even just a cheap-n-cheerful Nespresso pod-based system. But here’s the secret: you can …

Apple Watch

David Koch: 'A social liberal'

Conservative activist and philanthropist David Koch says he’s a “social liberal” and doesn’t understand why people think he’s an “evil billionaire.”<p>Koch sat down with Barbara Walters for a rare interview on her ABC program “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014.” The veteran journalist asked the …

The Strangest Sex Studies in 2014

Scientists were busy this year researching the perils of big penises, ancient fish nookie, and more<p>Every new year brings another spate of bonkers sex research. This year was no different.<p>Have you ever wondered what percentage of people fantasize about sex with animals? How about the likelihood that …

University of Toronto

Bodyweight Hypertrophy: 10 Ways to Build Muscle

One of the biggest myths in the fitness industry is that bodyweight exercises cannot be used to build muscle.<p>Resistance is resistance, whether it …

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

3 Exercises You Should Do Every Day

These three moves will help you look better and feel better<p>There are some exercises that you just can’t get enough of. Three such examples: wall slides, thoracic rotations, and single-leg hip raises.<p>Unusual names, yes. But while you may not be familiar with these moves, chances are, you should be …

Muscle

5 Fast Rules to Be Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger

Easy tips for better muscles<p>Ask the average guy in the average gym how to build bigger muscles, and chances are he'll tell you to do exactly what he's doing: lots of sets and reps of lots of redundant exercises. Except . . . well, you notice it's not working particularly well for him. Worse, you …

Weightlifting