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29 Insanely Delicious Indian Recipes You Need To Try

There's a lot more to life than chicken tikka masala.

21 Ooey Gooey Ways to Devour Chocolate

The only thing better than dessert is chocolate dessert. Here are our all time favorite chocolate recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.<p><b>Chocolate Dump Cake</b><p>This simple confection doesn't require frosting, but a drizzle of chocolate sauce is highly encouraged. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Cheesecake Bars with Melted</b> …

Dessert

Holiday Dinner Wines for Any Budget From a NW Resort Sommelier

The Olympic Peninsula is wild, spectacularly beautiful and, to those in the know, a major food and wine destination. We asked The Resort at Port Ludlow's sommelier Anne Sackett -- known for hosting highly-informed wine dinners -- to step out of her award-wining cellar and offer her best holiday …

Living Rooms

Check Out The Amazing Photo Tool From Google That You Should Start Using Right Now

That's where Google Stories comes in. Google will automatically choose your best photos from a trip or event and arrange them in a fun timeline that you can edit and add captions to. You can then share it through Google+.<p>Weaving together your photos, videos, and places you visited, it essentially …

Google Drive

Topman / Taylor Deep Cuff Zip Jogger

Melange cotton sweat pants with modern structuring from Topman. Features an elastic waist, angled hand pockets with lip stitching, rear zip pocket, …

Men's Fashion

Washed Indigo Traveler Jean

OOPS! THIS ITEM JUST SOLD OUT<p>This dress was really loved—and just sold out. The good news is it's still available in select stores. Find the Soho …

Banana Republic

Men's Performance Clothing ISAORA

New Fall Styles<p>View FW17<p>New Fall StylesView FW17<p>Shells<p>Water and wind protection<p>Gear here<p>Water and wind protection<p>Gear here

10 Smart Tips For Hosting Your Best Summer Party

Claire Thomas of TheKitchyKitchen.com shares 10 rules that every hostess should abide by.<p>Planning on throwing a big summer soiree? The adorable Claire Thomas (pictured above) of website TheKitchyKitchen.com shares her entertaining 10 commandments that every party host should follow. For recipes and …

Decorations

The Best Yoga Poses For Digestion

<i>By Min-Ja Lee</i><p>It's easy to overindulge, and feel bloated and puffy after a big meal. The main cause? Not-so-savory reasons like gas and acid reflux. Instead of popping a Tums and flopping back on the couch, think about trying a natural cure for stomach troubles.<p>"Fifteen minutes of yoga will help …

Guy Goes from Average to Ripped in Just Six Weeks

It took Spencer Matthews only six weeks to transform himself from a lumpy, regular guy to a Men’s Health model. The phenomenal transformation wasn’t …

There Are 1000x More Ways to Knot a Tie Than We Thought

You've got your Windsor, your half-Windsor, and... well, that's pretty much it. Except, of course, for the 168,998 other ways that science has …

How to Clean Towels - Above & Beyond

February 07, 2014 12<p>Keeping Towels Clean<p>The problem with germs, bacteria, microbes, etc., is that once you start thinking about them, you kind of …

How To Rescue Your Old Yellowed Pillows

It’s just a reality of life: over time the natural oils from your body will seep into your pillow. However, that doesn’t change the fact that …

39 Jumping Jack Variations

39 Ways to Jack Up Your Cardio<p>Get your lungs pumping and your muscles burning with these awesome versions of an old-school calisthenic<p>Squeezing in a full-blown cardio workout can feel like a chore. We’ve got a solution: jumping jacks.<p>Don't worry, we're not talking about the boring standard jumping …

The best foods to eat before a workout

Brittany Smith Today You're a fit dude. You skip the bad stuff, always do #legsday, and hit the heavy bag hard. But if you want your body to continue …

Nutrition

Fitness Challenge Blazing Burpees

Here's how it works: Perform five burpees followed immediately by a five-yard lateral shuffle. That's 1 round. Do 5 total.<p>Ready to try it? Watch the video above to see how to perform the challenge. Durkin completed <b>five rounds in 1 minute and 26 seconds.</b> Compare times in the comments below.

Look Better at the Beach

The Move That Makes Your Belly Disappear<p>Carve a V-shaped torso with this two-in-one, back-blasting exercise<p>Building your back can make you appear slimmer, even if you haven't lost an inch around your middle. Your largest back muscles—the latissimus dorsi—start on the lower half of your back and …

Top 10 Yoga Poses for Men

1. Mountain (Tadasana)<p><b>What it does:</b> Simple but effective, mountain pose builds a solid foundation for all other standing poses. It strengthens and …

10 Ways to Build Muscle Faster

Seeing new and faster gains doesn’t always require getting on a drastically different workout plan or following an ultra-scientific diet.<p>Small …

Workouts

The Best Dumbbell Biceps Workout

C. J. Murphy, M.F.S.

The Best Tips to Get You Fit for Summer Fast

It always sneaks up on you; one minute you're surrounded by chocolates on Valentine's Day, then before you can say "I'm going on a diet" you're suddenly accepting invites to beach barbecues and pool parties.<p>Only, you're not quite looking forward to slipping into your swimwear just yet, because as …

Fitness

The Proof Is in the Pull-Up: 10 Tools for Getting Better at Pull-Ups

Once upon a time, I could not do one pull up. Heck, I couldn’t do a push-up, either. I used to ask my mom to write me notes to get me out of gym in …

50 Ways To Get Better At Fitness

<b>Your Task:</b><p>1. Read the list… <br>2. Implement…<br>3. Watch yourself get better!<p>How to get better at Fitness (in no particular order):<p>1. <b>Gear up.</b> Get Oly shoes, …

6 Tips to Develop the Overhead Squat

The overhead squat (OH squat) is, for many CrossFitters—one of the most vexing movements in the CrossFit repertoire. It exposes weaknesses in …

Coach, I Can't Do Pull Ups: 7 Tips to Get You There

Pull ups are a basic movement in CrossFit, yet in and of themselves they are an intermediate gymnastic movement. Starting out pulling your bodyweight …

Five Tricks to Supercharge Your Workouts

Here at <i>Men's Fitness,</i> we don’t just do lunges and pushups and situps, like old-school body-weight training—we supercharge them. In this video, I'll …

10 Ways to Build Muscle Faster

Seeing new and faster gains doesn’t always require getting on a drastically different workout plan or following an ultra-scientific diet.<p>Small …

Pain Free High-Intensity Training Done Right

All too often, the “no pain no gain” mentality of going hard at the gym can get in the way of real progress in a guy’s training regimen. The fact is, …

Exercise

The best total-body cardio workout

A trainer to Hollywood celebrities, Ramona Braganza had to invent a system that would both get her clients ripped in short order and keep them …

Best Drink to Relieve Sores Muscles

Twenty-four hours after the exercises, many of the participants reported having sore muscles—but they said they felt significantly less achy on the days after they had consumed the watermelon juice.<p>How does watermelon juice reduce soreness? It contains an amino acid called L-citrulline, which …