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A guide to smoking weed around the world

JAMAICA, the Caribbean island world famous for reggae, the ultimate stoner soundtrack, has become just the latest nation to relax its cannabis …

The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

Do This Twice a Day For Bigger Calves

You don’t have to live with chicken legs<p>If you want to banish your chicken legs, your current routine of 3 sets of 10 reps of a calf exercise isn’t going to cut it.<p>The fix for skinny calves: high-frequency training (HFT), which involves hitting your calves <i>twice</i> a day. Your body adapts to the extra …

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …

Breakdown Sets To Build Up Muscle And Strength

At one end of the weight room, there's the bodybuilder who decrees that high-rep pump training is the canonical scripture for gaining muscle mass. At …

12 Incredible Abs Exercises You Should Know

Everything you need to do to get a stronger core without doing a single solitary crunch. For everyone from fitness rookie to hardcore exerciser.<p>Thumbnail from Thinkstock.

How to Land Your Dream Apartment in a Competitive City

When you live in a competitive rental market like San Francisco or New York, finding a great (or even decent) home can feel impossible. Preparation …

Negotiate a Lower Credit Card APR with This Script

If you carry any credit card debt, you want the APR or annual percentage rate to be as low as possible. Sometimes, all you have to do is call to get …

5 Unique Shrugs to Get You Yoked

Let’s face it, big traps get noticed. In order to make your upper half look more silverback and less slumpback, you’re going to have to shrug. Here …

5 Reasons to Visit Myanmar in 2015

Myanmar (formerly Burma) is authentic, affordable and remarkable, and it should be added to your travel bucket list.<p>Called "The Golden Land" thanks to the thousands of gilded pagodas scattered around the country, Myanmar today is similar to what Thailand was like 25 years ago -- before shopping …

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4 Ways to Blast Your Traps

Michael Schletter, CPT

Why Your Butt Is Stopping You from Getting Stronger and Leaner

Your backside may be holding you back. Fitness expert Dan John explains how to train your glutes for maximum results<p>On a recent vacation, I sat by the pool with a good friend. She confided that she was having a tough time getting in shape and losing weight even though she works out. I gave her a …

38 places you should visit in China

It's a top attraction for its rich history; its incredible monuments, temples, and towers; and its varied yet beautiful landscape.<p>From gambling in opulent Macau to riding camels through the northern Gobi Desert, here are 38 places travelers should visit in China.

How To: Build muscles of the calf

Move of the Month: The Plank Drag<p>The Best Workout for Surfers<p>Could a Joint Protect You From a Heart Attack?<p>The Apple Watch Feature That Could Help …

The Big 8

To get your abs to pop, you need to lose body fat and strengthen your abdominal muscles. While doing crunches and situps may activate the abs, these …

How Athletic Are You?

Take this test to see if you sizzle or fizzle<p>This fitness challenge is designed to test your athletic skill set. How? By forcing you to get out of your movement comfort zone, especially if your workout usually focuses on the most popular by exercises.<p>"Athletes have to move in all different …

Build Your Chest with Just 3 Exercises

Try this intense new way to shred your upper body<p>Want to elevate your pushup game? Try this compound progression—a combination of exercises that targets the same muscle group with a few different moves.<p>Each pushup variation in this progression will work your chest in a slightly different way. …

Get Ripped Quick with This Simple and Effective HIIT Workout

Staying fit on the road is always a challenge. We’re out of our routines, away from our gym and eating a diet that’s different from usual (let’s be …

The Lean Muscle Diet

Ignore the trendy, complex diet plans designed to shrink your wallet and not your gut. To build the body you've always wanted, live like you already have it<p>When men set out to lose weight, they usually start at the wrong place. They pick a popular diet; <i>any</i> diet, it doesn't matter which one. Most …

Here's Everything You Need To Build The Perfect Home Gym

The fun parts of winter, seeing family, the time off, is coming to a close. Now you realize you've put on an extra 5 pounds in the last few weeks, and it's such a pain dragging yourself to the gym in 20-degree weather.<p>And it's even worse after your workout when you have to get back out into the …

Lose Your Belly Fat

Your step-by-step plan for making your gut disappear<p>There's a secret every trainer in Hollywood knows, and it's one you should know, too: "The fastest way to look like you've packed on 20 pounds of muscle is to lose 10 pounds of fat," says Alan Aragon, M. S., the <i>Men's Health</i> Weight-Loss Coach and …

​The Best Fitness Tracker for Every Need

Like many of you, I work in front of a computer. They’re powerful devices, but they also suck your will to live and trick you into never, ever …

The Bodyweight Exercise That Will Make Your Muscles Scream

Enhance your gym performance by tweaking this classic movement<p>There are plenty of ways to get bodyweight exercises—like the split squat—to make your muscles burn without performing dozens of reps. One method: Extend your range of motion.<p>"By dropping deeper into a move you instantly make it harder, …

The 6 Most Brutal CrossFit WODs

Chris Giblin

Keep This Java Cheat Sheet on Hand While You're Learning to Code

If you're looking to learn a programming language that's cross-platform and easily accessible, Java is one of the most practical languages out there. …

55+ Best Men's Online Shops For Fashion & Clothes

Online shopping is the final frontier of the retail experience. It’s a burgeoning marketplace accessible from your smartphone, and the virtual stores …

The "Corporate-Drone" Workout

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Keep This Python Cheat Sheet on Hand When Learning to Code

Python is one of the best programming languages to learn first. As you get started, this one-page reference sheet of variables, methods, and …

The No-Bull Guide to Bulking

Sean Hyson, C.S.C.S.

Fitness Expert Says the Best Workouts Are Simple and Free. Here's Why

Training doesn't have to be expensive or complex to increase your gains<p>I have moved a few times in my life. Dragging fitness equipment over multiple state lines is very expensive and can be a royal pain. Through the years, I have bought and re-bought several Olympic bars, collections of smaller …