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These Hilarious Harry Potter Comics Show How Irresponsible Dumbledore Was

Albus Wulfric Percival Brian Dumbledore was actually the master of the "Dumbleburn."

Books

Inside the GOP Clown Car

T<p>he thing is, when you actually think about it, it's not funny. Given what's at stake, it's more like the opposite, like the first sign of the …

8 Pushup Routines That Are Better Than ‘AMRAP’

These cutting-edge workouts will help you get better results from this classic exercise<p>We all agree that the pushup is a great exercise. But if your routine consists of just doing as many reps as possible, you aren’t getting the most you can out of this movement.<p>Take your ground game to the next …

Cancer: The Ras renaissance

Thirty years of pursuit have failed to yield a drug to take on one of the deadliest families of cancer-causing proteins. Now some researchers are …

Can I Build a Home Gym for Less Than $450?

Absolutely. You just need to get creative.<p><i>A:</i><p>Definitely. I built the following gym for $425 and use it year-round to stay fit for kayaking, mountain biking, and backcountry skiing. The key: Use gear you already have to make the most of your space, and look for multiuse tools to keep workouts …

Kayaking

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

8 Variations of the Pushup

Try these tough alternatives to the traditional pushup<p>The pushup is probably the first muscle-building exercise most guys ever master, and also the first one they abandon. At some point they discover the bench press, come up off the floor, and never look back. But if you want a truly athletic …

Workouts

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Comic Strips

How Disney Thinks About Virtual Reality For Its Theme Parks

In a session at GDC this morning, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Technologies Lead Bei Yang gave a talk about the work the entertainment giant has done with virtual reality.<p>By Yang’s account, Disney has been working with virtual reality headsets since the 1980s, with a lab at Epcot and a variety …

Virtual Reality

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Bradley Cooper Weight Gain for American Sniper

(Need a refresher on just how badass the SEALs really are? Read this gripping account of the <b>Origins of the Navy SEALS</b>.)<p>“I had to get to the point where I believed I was him,” Cooper says. “At 185 pounds, it would’ve been a joke. His size was such a part of who he was.”<p>So the two-time Academy Award …

How Disneyland Is Like Apple

And you know what? We loved it. We'll almost definitely go back.<p>The reason? Disneyland feels like one of the few affordable splurges left in America. Despite the crowds and wait times, we never felt ripped off or taken advantage of. I never felt like a walking dollar sign or a second-class …

Walt Disney Company

The Reason You're Taking in Too Many Calories

Part of the problem is that you rarely see calorie counts next to alcohol. But a recent study found that when menus listed how much exercise you’d have to do to work off a menu item, people ordered healthier options. You probably won’t see reps next to your cocktail order, but you can consult this …

Disney CEO Bob Iger's Empire of Tech

Even in a dress-down gray sweater, Bob Iger looks a bit mechanical. His mouth is almost geometrically straight, his face constructed of some cool …

How to Shine Your Shoes | The Art of Manliness

Shoes

App Chat: 3 apps to help you prepare for an earthquake

"I really have to get my earthquake kit together."<p>It's a reasonable first thought after an earthquake, especially after the magnitude 6 quake that …

The Body-Weight Challenge That Works Every Single Muscle

How fast can you complete three rounds of this equipment-free drill? Your goal: 3:37<p>Equipment-free exercises shouldn't be saved for vacations, at-home workouts, or hotel rooms. They can be just as effective as heavy weights for building strength, says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <b>The IMPACT!</b> …

Swamp Crotch Prevention: 10 Products "Scientifically" Tested | The Art of Manliness

It’s a problem that has plagued men ever since Western society decided the male of our species had to wear pants instead of breezy togas or kilts.<p>I’m …

How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises | The Art of Manliness

If you’re like most men living and working in a techno-service economy, you probably spend a good deal of your day sitting down. You go from the …

Eggs, Bacon, and Brioche: LA's 10 Best Breakfasts

<i>by Bun Boy Eats LA, LA City Guide for the Menuism Blog photos by Bun Boy Eats LA</i><p>In the wee morning hours, Los Angeles offers many ways to gorge oneself: You can roll out of bed and stumble to your local nondescript corner restaurant for something involving eggs (Kings Road Cafe comes to mind), you …

The Perfect Pull-Up Fitness Guide | The Art of Manliness

I’m still haunted by my 6th grade gym class. At the beginning of the semester, all the students took part in a physical fitness test. Part of the …

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Retrogaming

Inside The Cult Of Kim: What It's Like In North Korea While The Country Edges Closer To War

IT IS hard to talk about normality in North Korea. But as its leaders each day cranked up the threats of merciless all-out war with America and South Korea, residents in and around the capital, Pyongyang, appeared to be busier preparing for the coming of spring than a coming war.<p>At a time of high …

North Korea