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29 Wild McDonald's Menu Items You Can't Get In The US

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27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

The Best Hidden Features of VLC

VLC is easily one of our favorite media players (and yours too). However, it's not just a one-trick pony. Under the surface, there's a wide range of …

Software

Perfect Push Ups Workout Guide: 35+ Exercises | The Art of Manliness

The humble push-up. Used by militaries all over the world to get their soldiers in fighting condition and middle school P.E. teachers to punish punk …

Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?<p>They all were proficient in Latin.<p>From the …

25 Gorgeous Pools Everyone Should Swim In Once

The only thing that's more relaxing than lounging poolside or soaking in the water on a sunny day is doing it at one of these incredible destinations.<p>From luxurious infinity pools with unbeatable views to natural pools teeming with marine life, these pools around the world deserve to be on …

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20 Free Attractions in Vegas for the Whole Family

The Vegas Strip (Flickr: Samantha Celera)<p>It's no secret that a Las Vegas vacation might involve gambling and partying until the early morning hours as well as spending a boatload of money to have fun. But while this desert city in Nevada is indeed the gambling capital of the United States, it also …

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37 Places You Need To Visit In Italy

While the food in Italy is reason enough to visit, the country is filled with famous works of art, exceptionally beautiful cities, and gorgeous lakes and mountains.<p>We compiled a list of 37 sites in Italy you should see at least once in your lifetime.<p>We included important classics like Rome's …

The 144-Year-Old Blooms That Will Blow Your Mind

The canopy of dreamy blooms from this 144-year-old woody vine enthralls visitors at a Japanese flower park.<p><i>Demilked</i><p>The vine can be found at Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan, where visitors can walk below a canopy of blooms. Planning a trip? The best time to view the vine is from late April to …

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

Hiking

50 Best Non-fiction Adventure Books | The Art of Manliness

Following up on our recent look into the world of fictional adventure literature, we now turn to the true life tales of exploration, adventure, and …

Four Things You Must Know Before Going to Istanbul

<b>Get to Istanbul's Blue Mosque faster with these four tips.</b><p>Istanbul is an adventure. Pure and simple. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Cathedral, strolling around Sultanahmet Square, walking over the Galata Bridge and watching water traffic on the churning Bosphorus from a cafe on the Asian side. The …

100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library | The Art of Manliness

<i>Written by: Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks, Joshua Ritchie, and Brett McKay</i><p>There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your …

How to Communicate Your Needs in a Relationship | The Art of Manliness

As we’ve discussed before, many men these days have trouble being assertive. One of the things these “Nice Guys” struggle with is communicating their …

DIY: Create An Epoxy Resin Coffee Table to Creatively Show Off Your Photos in Style

If you’re looking for a neat, photography-related DIY project to do this weekend, Canon has you covered. Shared on the Canon USA YouTube channel, the …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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25 Fictional Places You Can Actually Visit In Real Life

Longing to escape into your favorite films or books? Now you <i>actually</i> can! From Middle Earth to Jurassic Park—we rounded up the real-life locations …

Flying Private Is Becoming Affordable

What is your ultimate fantasy?<p>As a travel filmmaker and journalist, mine is the ability to fly exclusively on private jets -- cutting out the hassle of airports, layovers and exposure to germs.<p>And while that dream may not sound attainable for most, it is not far out of the realm of possibilities …

7 Tips for Successfully Completing Boot Camp, or Any Intense Training Experience | The Art of Manliness

Picture yourself.<p>You’re 18-years-old. It’s Monday morning, December 8, 1941, the day after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, and you’re furious.<p>You and …

Best Pandora stations for every occasion

It seems as if everyone is using some form of internet radio these days – everything form 8tracks to Spotify; Pandora to Songza. I oftentimes find …

How To Pick a Lock Using Nothing But Hairpins

You can learn the basics of lock picking from a GIF, but for a more nuanced look at the techniques required to actually get a lock open without the …

Victor Frankenstein Character Analysis: Frankenstein Novel | The Art of Manliness

Victor Frankenstein does not get much attention in popular culture. It is Frankenstein’s creation – a nameless monster (often mistakenly called …

Convicts Share Words of Wisdom with their Younger Selves in Powerful Photo Series

It was in the early part of 2013 when Trent Bell, a commercial photographer known for his architectural photos, received the shocking news that a …

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

America's best craft breweries

It wasn't long ago when the American beer market was dominated by a handful of acrid, factory-produced brews that bore only a passing resemblance to what those in other climes called 'beer'. Thankfully, those days of choking down foul-tasting swill are long gone, with an explosion of microbreweries …

Chineasy

Beginning with key Chinese characters—which the book refers to as building blocks—author ShaoLan Hsueh and artist Noma Bar have made a memorable guide, as helpful as it is pretty, to one of the most difficult and oldest languages in the world. "Chineasy" translates the Chinese language into a …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …