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Three Scientifically Proven Steps For Talking With Strangers

Behavioral scientists have found that strangers are more open to small talk than you might think.<p>Want to be better at small talk? Of course you do–or you will the next time you find yourself at a dinner party, business meeting, or networking event. You can practice the “art” of small talk, or you …

7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

4 Ridiculously Easy Steps to Get Back on the Workout Wagon

Fall out of your regular workout routine? No worries. Here are 4 simple steps to get you back into gear<p>Between vacations, injuries, work deadlines, and family obligations, it can be easy to fall off the exercise wagon. One week suddenly becomes one month or even one year. But getting back into the …

So You Think You Can't Design a Good Workout? You Can—with These 3 Tips

It's not brain surgery. Follow this top trainer's advice to get the results you always wanted<p>The topic of program design is an extensive one. There are entire books, seminars, and conferences dedicated to it. People spend years studying it, so it's no surprise that the average guy has trouble when …

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The Love Handle Elimination Diet Plan

MEN'S FITNESS EditorsAbs DietWhat to eat, how much of it, and why it works.Let's be very direct here. If your diet sucks, you can forget about abs. …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

The Best Barbecue of Southern Illinois

In the Midwest, pork is popular and dry rubs reign<p><b>The King:</b> Mike Mills, owner of 17th Street Bar & Grill in Murphysboro, IL and three-time Grand World Champion at Memphis in May, co-author of Peace, Love and Barbecue<p><b>Meat and Sauce:</b> The barbecue in this region borrows heavily from Missouri and …

The Best Barbecue of Kentucky

There’s more to eat in Kentucky than fried chicken<p><b>The King:</b> Patrick Bosley, at Moonlite Bar-B-Q in Owensboro, KY<p><b>Meat:</b> Kentucky is known for more than fried chicken- it’s also famous for barbecue mutton. Bosley serves up over 10,000 pounds of mutton every week.<p><b>Sauce:</b> Barbecue sauces and dips should …

The Best Barbecue of Memphis

Its namesake baby-back ribs put this city on the BBQ map<p><b>The King:</b> John Vergos of The Rendezvous in Memphis, TN<p><b>Meat:</b> Memphis is hog heavy: The region is famous for sliced or chopped smoked pork shoulder. This is also the birthplace of barbecue spaghetti, barbecue smoked bologna, and barbecue</b> …

The Best Barbecue of Kansas City

The thick, sweet, smoky barbecue sauce that will make your mouth water<p><b>The King:</b> Paul Kirk, “The Kansas City Baron of Barbecue,” winner of seven world barbecue championships and author of Paul Kirk’s Championship Barbecue Sauce Cookbook.<p><b>Meat:</b> Welcome to carnivore heaven: Missouri stockyards offer …

The Best Barbecue of Texas

Beef brisket and ribs are the proteins of choice in The Lone Star State<p><b>The King:</b> Bobby Mueller of Louie Mueller Barbeque in Taylor, Texas<p><b>Meat:</b> Texas is prime cattle country, so beef brisket and ribs reign supreme. Shoulder clod and sausage are also big here.<p><b>Sauce:</b> A no-frills salt and pepper rub …

The Best Barbecue of the Carolinas

The people of North and South Carolina season their meat simply, but don’t skimp on the sauce<p><b>The King:</b> Ed Mitchell, master cook at The Pit in Raleigh, NC<p><b>Meat:</b> All hail the shrine of the sow: Pork is the meat of choice here, but how it’s cooked depends on where you are in the Carolinas. Pulled pork …

The Best Barbecue of Alabama

Mix up your barbecue sauce<p><b>The King:</b> Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson’s in Decatur, Alabama and winner of five Memphis in May World Championship competitions<p><b>Meat and Sauce:</b> Alabama ‘cue blends elements of North Carolina and Memphis, but is especially known for its unique white sauce served on chicken …

The Workout Plan All Skinny Guys Have Been Waiting For

Use this 60-day routine to help you bulk up and gain muscle once and for all<p>If you’re a naturally skinny guy, bulking up can feel like trying to sneeze with your eyes open: Impossible.<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s Health</i> That Can Flatten Your Belly and Strengthen Your Body …

Five Fitness Experts on How to Stay Shredded All Season Long

<b></b>Five Fitness Experts on How to Stay Shredded All Season LongWith spring in full swing and summer shortly behind it, you'll be shirtless before you …

The Best Way to Keep Building Muscle After 40

Follow these rules to see big gains as you age.<p>If you're over 40, you probably have more “stuff” going on in your life than you did at 21, making it difficult to focus on eating right and training regularly. And the enthusiasm you once had for exercise—especially if you haven’t seen the results you …

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5 Apps to Help You Live a More Sustainable Life

With recent news about ice caps melting, California facing a persistent drought and <i>Wall-E</i> reminding us that our trash will eventually pile up, many of us are trying to live a little bit greener. But how to do that is a constant challenge: what to buy, what to eat, how to dispose of what we're not …

5 Morning Mistakes That Ruin the Rest of Your Day

How many of these flubs are you guilty of?<p>You haven't even made it to work yet, and you might have already set yourself up for a crappy day. How many of these common health mistakes did you make this morning? See where unintentional flubs throw you off, and the simple ways to fix them to get your …

Studio Apartment Floor Plans

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: 3D Yantram<p>2 |<br>• Source: Multi Housing News<p>This micro apartment is all about proof of concept. This studio is a proposed design for the …

10 Photos of Your Daily Recommended Fruits & Veggies

What's the most important part of a nutritious diet? Most of us can automatically recite the answer: fruits and vegetables. And yet it can be tough …

Pop Quiz: Do You Know...The Six Most Common Decorating Mistakes?

My last apartment soon after moving in and facing all the challenges...<p>(Image credit: Maxwell Ryan)<p>Over the years I've found there are mistakes, or …

Is Creatine Bad for You?

Top nutritionist answers this question<p>Ever been told that you shouldn’t take creatine? We asked <i>Men’s Health</i> nutrition advisor Mike Roussell, Ph.D., to give us the facts about this popular supplement. Watch the video to see Roussell’s science-based answers to three classic anti-creatine claims.<p>And …

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5 Decorators Tricks to Define Space Without Building Walls

(Image credit: Bridget Pizzo)<p>Most of us love the concept of an "open floor plan," but it can be challenging when areas intended for specific purposes …

How To Make the Most of Typical Rental Features: The Only Bathroom is Through the Bedroom

(Image credit: Kim Lucian)<p>Once upon a time, I was flat-hunting in London and found an <i>adorable</i> one. The location was convenient and the space bright …

7 Ways You’re Making House Cleaning Harder Than It Has To Be

Cleaning the house not on your list of favorite ways to spend your time? You might want to check and see if you're unintentionally making things …

Large Scale Art: 4 Budget-Friendly Ways to Fill the Whole Wall

(Image credit: Kim Lucian)<p>Large scale art can have a big impact on a room... but it can also come with a big price tag. So if you're looking for …