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10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

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The year’s most breathtaking travel destinations, from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

Travel Photography

The Cure for Skinny-Fat

Most guys have to choose between bulking up or cutting fat. But for one type of lifter, it’s possible to do both. Who’s ready for some culking?<p>If you’re skinny and want to gain weight, your path is straightforward: lift big, eat big. Everyone agrees that it’s okay if you gain a little fat; you can …

Fitness

The 5-Minute Ab Workout You Need to Try

Add this core-shredding finisher to the end of your next sweat session<p>Check out the abs on Andy Speer, winner of <b>Men's Health Next Top Trainer</b> and creator of the new fitness DVD <b>The Anarchy Workout</b>, in the photo above. He keeps his eight-pack chiseled with fast-paced core finishers like the one in …

Workouts

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. …

Workouts

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

Dessert

How To Run Meetings That Get Results: Lessons From The Pentagon

Don’t you love meetings?<p>Especially the ones that go on forever and result in nothing productive?<p>Unfortunately, this sad state of affairs is all too …

Around the world on New Year's Eve in photos

Come midnight on New Year's Eve, New Zealanders and Australians will be among the first to light up the skies with celebratory fireworks. The rest of …

How to lose your gut in 10 days

Yeah, we know: A headline like 'How to lose your gut in 10 days' screams 'bullshit.'But, truth be told, it’s actually quite possible to burn belly …

Weight Loss

6 motorcycle movies worth watching

The fine art of the motorcycle movie has hit a speed hump in recent years. Raw and gritty paens to the alternative lifestyle are harder to find. And easy access to broadcast-quality DSLR recording has caused a rise in quantity rather than quality.<p>But it’s not all showers of sparks from angle …

Top Gear

5 Tips for Running in the Heat

You don't have to struggle from start to finish. Do this to run with ease this summer<p>The warm weather may make you want to dial up your speed during a run, but curb your enthusiasm: New research found that men are worse at pacing themselves than women—especially in the heat.<p>In the <i>Journal of</i> …

Marathons

Score a Beach-Ready Body by the Fourth of July

Want a body you're proud to show off shirtless this holiday? Then cap off your workouts with this 3-move fat-shredding finisher<p>You're proud to say you're an American. But this Fourth of July, be proud to go shirtless, too. From now until the Fourth, tack a three-move metabolic finisher to the end …

Workouts

The 4-Minute Metabolism Booster

Rev your calorie-burning furnace with this lower-body weekend challenge<p>When it comes to revving your metabolism, one move reigns king. "The squat burns more calories per rep than almost any other exercise because it hits a lot of muscles, particularly big ones like you glutes, hamstrings, and …

Workouts

3 Crazy-Fun Ab Exercises

Crush your next ab workout with these moves<p>One sentence you aren't likely to hear: "Those crunches were so much fun!"<p>In fact, you'll rarely hear that kind of declaration with any exercise. Which is too bad, for plenty of reasons.<p>But we've found three new core exercises that are indeed fun. Yes, …

Workouts

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

The Exercises That Will Fire Up Your Metabolism

Add these to your repertoire and watch it burn<p><b>Question:</b> What can I do to increase my metabolism? <i></i><p><i>(from reader Dean John Acut Martin)</i><p><b>Answer:</b> Fire up your internal engine by tweaking your diet and exercise routine. BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., CEO of <i>Men’s Health</i> StreamFit, recommends eating at least 20 to 30 …

Nutrition

The Secret to Hollywood Abs

You, too, can have an action-hero six-pack—but only if you want it bad enough<p>When any new action film comes out, men start asking how the guys got into that great of shape. The women will ask: “How did Linda Hamilton get her arms?” The answer is the same for both discussions: Discipline.<p>Discipline …

Fitness

The Squat That Will Make Your Quads Quake

Ditch the barbell for a pair of dumbbells and accelerate your gains<p>It's not sexy, but the dumbbell squat is a surprisingly effective quad-crusher.<p>"Holding the dumbbells by your side causes your stance to narrow," says David Jack, owner of ActivPrayer in Phoenix, Arizona, and creator of the <b>Men's</b> …

Workouts

3 Workouts That Help You Run Faster

Dominate race day and hit your target time with these running programs<p>While you can't predict race day weather or injury, you can predict your pace. And being realistic about your minutes per mile can keep you from crashing and burning too early, or leaving some fuel in the tank at the end. This is …

Marathons

Why Standing with Your Feet Close Together Can Help You Build Bigger Arms

If you think it sounds too good to be true, just try it<p>Think you can't do another rep of your favorite upper-body lift? Try this trick: Stand with your feet closer together.<p>"It's called blocking your feet, and it gives you a firm base of support while engaging all of your muscles from your toes to …

Workouts

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

AXE 2 Kevlar Shirt by Crave

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Clothing<br>• Design<br>• Gear<br>• Safety<p>Kevlar-lined motorcycle jackets are commonplace nowadays, I have 3 and you probably do too. …

Chronic Poor Sleep May Lead to Lasting Brain Damage

Do without sleep now and make up for it later. It's a pretty common sleep strategy for adults with busy lives and demanding schedules that crowd out sufficient time for sleep on a daily basis. We've seen evidence in recent years that this strategy -- of running up a sleep deficit and attempting to …