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Inside the Trump Marriage: Melania’s Burden

Until November 8, Melania Trump’s marriage provided her with a golden Fifth Avenue fortress, at a price—putting up with her husband’s humiliations and boorishness. From Melania’s ill-fated campaign appearances to her apparent reluctance to embrace the role of First Lady: how a very private woman is …

What Is a Water Hammer? The Annoying House Sound You Can Eliminate

When something goes bump in the night, it could be water moving through your pipes. But when you hear a loud bang coming from your plumbing, it's a …

Home Improvement

Deck Rail Post Attachment

Many older decks have railing posts installed on the outside of the deck framing, and sometimes those posts were notch-cut at the bottom, where they …

12 Finishing Touches for Your Unfinished Basement

An unfinished basement, with its concrete floor and exposed joists, may seem dreary and cold. But in reality it is an enormous blank canvas just …

Step-by-Step: Build the Ultimate Raised Bed

The perfect raised bed<p>A raised bed—essentially a large planting box—is the ultimate problem solver: It offers perfect drainage, protection from …

Gardening

The Writer Who Was Too Strong To Live

Jennifer Frey drank herself to death.<p>Frey’s obituary in the <i>Washington Post</i>, her last full-time employer, merely gave “multiple organ failure” as the …

Wiring an existing home through the walls

Running Wires in an Existing Home<p>This guide explains how to fish wires through walls on an existing home - after the drywall is installed. You may …

10 office gadgets to geek out your desk

“Gadgets are possibilities, they are potential, they’re what’s here and now with a dollop of what’s coming next,” said Jason Finn, founder and chief geek at Geek Chicago, a digital marketing agency and technology consultancy based in the Ravenswood Corridor. “It’s easy to get excited about …

How to Do the Sandbag Rotational Lunge

Beach bod, here you come<p>You could do a rotational lunge with a dumbbell.<p>Or you could trade out the iron for a sandbag and reap a whole new host of six-pack benefits.<p>As the bag moves, the sand shifts. The unsteady load activates your core muscles and your body’s small stabilizer muscles to a greater …

How to Do the Zottman Curl

And your forearms into firearms<p>If you’re looking for a quick arm pump, look no further than the classic Zottman curl.<p>By rotating from an underhand grip to an overhand grip in the middle of the curl, you’ll target the three major muscles that make up your biceps—the biceps brachia, brachialis, and …

The Busy Man’s Upper-Body Workout

It’s a brief workout that comes with big rewards<p>Hit your A and B sides in just 10 minutes flat with this workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>The routine uses a heavy-hitting duo of pushing and pulling exercises to work your pecs, lats, and all their supporting muscles.<p><b>Related:</b> …

5 Training Tips For Bigger Calves

If you’re not doing these things during a calf raise, you’re not maximizing your gains<p>For <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, the calf struggle is real.<p>Men with calves that sit high up on their lower leg—like Gaddour’s do—have trouble making the muscles appear bigger, no matter how much time …

14 Paint Colors That Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

These expert-approved hues may be the secret to opening up a minuscule or cramped-feeling room.<p>The right paint color can accomplish a lot — it can flatter everyone in the room, help bring good energy to a space, and even keep you from getting sick. And luckily for small space dwellers, a …

I Saved My Brother And Myself From A Shark Attack

"I couldn't stop thinking, If this shark opens its mouth, I'm going to watch my brother die.''<p><i>This article was originally published as "I Fought Off a Shark Attack" in the January 2007 issue of</i> Cosmopolitan<i>.</i><p>When my brother, Gary, introduced me to spearfishing in 2005, I was hooked instantly. I love …

Girls Gone Barcelona With C-Heads Magazine [NSFW]

In-wall wiring guide for home A/V

Crutchfield advisor Norm has worked on hundreds of whole-house wiring jobs.<p>This guide will help you save money by doing your own small-scale in-wall …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Could the Secret Service Have Saved J.F.K.?

As the agents who guard the president come under renewed scrutiny, VF.com revisits the entrenched culture of the Secret Service a half century ago and reexamines the actions of John F. Kennedy’s security detail on that fateful day in Dallas.<p>They are the most examined few seconds in American history.<p>…

The Unmanageables

When a crusading but conflict-averse billionaire bankrolls several of journalism’s most prominent mavericks to create a hard-nosed investigative news organization, it’s a recipe for turmoil. eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s differences with First Look Media staff have been all over the press. Two top …

Bill Cosby Drugged Me. This Is My Story.

Like most Americans, I spent the 60s, 70s, and part of the 80s in awe of Bill Cosby and his total domination of popular culture. He was the first African American to star in a dramatic television series, <i>I Spy</i>, a show my family in Buffalo, New York, always watched. Cosby cut a striking figure …

The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy. This is, and should be, a wake-up call—but not the kind most Americans might imagine.<p>When the history of 2014 is written, it will take note of a large fact …

Bradley Cooper Ventures Far Outside His Comfort Zone in American Sniper

With Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, Bradley Cooper earned star status, now on display in the Broadway revival of The Elephant Man. But with American Sniper, opening this month, Cooper reaches a whole new dimension, playing Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who was murdered in 2013. Buzz Bissinger …

The Bill Cosby Scandal, Brought to You by YouTube

For years, major media outlets aired sexual-assault accusations against Bill Cosby—and America ignored them. But when a badly shot YouTube video went viral, the 77-year-old comedian’s career and legacy were destroyed in days. Such are the new dynamics of scandal.<p>No amount of riches or celebrity can …

Larry David Woefully “Regrets” His Broadway Debut in Fish in the Dark

While Larry David is unquestionably a comic genius—co-creator and writer of one of the greatest television shows of all time, Seinfeld, and creator and star of the equally original and influential Curb Your Enthusiasm—he’s hardly conventional heartthrob material. But with the March opening of Fish …

I Had An Interesting Conversation With Mark Cuban About The Future Of The Internet

On Thursday, Mark Cuban compared the net neutrality debate to the government regulation railroads faced about 100 years ago.<p>After those comments, I had an email exchange with Cuban about his opposition to President Barack Obama's recent proposal that the internet be regulated just like a utility …

Net Neutrality

Louis C.K.: The ESQ+A

A conversation with the stand-up and actor (and writer/director/producer) about Louie and failure and money and burgers and Bill Clinton<p><i>Originally published in the June/July 2011 issue</i><p><i>In Louis's Infiniti G35, on the way to get a bite to eat at the Comedy Cellar in New York.</i><p><b>LOUIS C.K.:</b> I love this …

Can America Still Win Wars?

Public skepticism about war is healthy. But civic cynicism is not, and it means we can never be the unified country we were in World War II.<p>Remember …

New York’s Scariest Night Out: The Ghosts, Rats, and Lunatics of ‘Nightmare New York’

The dark side of New York history—from Typhoid Mary to the “rat kings”—is brought to terrifying life in specially created house of frights.<p>On almost …

The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire

As the city editor of the Baltimore Herald, Mencken directed coverage of the 1904 fire that destroyed the city’s downtown. His account is almost as …