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You’ve Never Done the Stepup Like This Before

This variation of the classic exercise challenges your lower body in all new ways<p>Here’s the typical way to do a stepup: Face a bench, and step up and down.<p>But in the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour shows you the crossover version of the movement. You’ll travel across the …

9 Writers at the Top of Their Game

The nine authors included here prove they're in the prime of their writing careers with their latest books.<p>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>9 Writers at the Top of Their Game<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

Writing

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 4 – Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes (1998)

These passionate, audacious poems addressed to Hughes’s late wife, Sylvia Plath, contribute to the couple’s mythology and are a landmark in English poetry<p>Poetry will be braided into this series like a golden thread, because in every generation it is the poets who replenish and tantalise the …

Italy to impose limits on visitors to Cinque Terre with tourist 'ticket' system

Access to beautiful and rugged coastal area will be closed this summer once the number of visitors reaches 1.5 million in order to preserve the local culture<p>Italy plans to severely reduce the number of tourists visiting the Cinque Terre UN world heritage area this summer because the rugged coastal …

The 11 Best Eminem Tracks You Won't Hear On The Radio

Eminem’s commercial success eclipses long-standing legends such as Fleetwood Mac, Prince and Bruce Springsteen, and he leaves his contemporaries …

Rap & Hip-Hop

14 books that inspired Steve Jobs

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said.<p>Jobs' lifelong interest in the …

William Shakespeare

The Best Stretch for Every Tight Spot in Your Body

Even if you're not doing soul-crushing workouts on the daily, it's likely you feel cramped, sore, or stiff more often than not. Think about it: Most …

Yoga

Loosen up: exercises to keep backache at bay

Photograph: Linda Nylind<p>Lunges are especially good for runners and those who sit all day.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/2/1441192361934/1ac83f10-7319-4ba9-a789-8af5a454d26c-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Linda Nylind<p>Lunges are especially good for runners and those …

Muscle

22 New Ways to Crush Your Core

Chisel your abs with these genius exercises<p>If you spend enough time learning about fitness, you’ll come to a clear conclusion: There’s always more to learn. There’s always a better workout. There’s always another exercise variation.<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY—Fast Bodyweight Workouts From <i>Men’s Health</i> That …

10-Minute Muscle Challenges Used by America’s Most Badass Trainer

Test your physical and mental strength while improving your fitness level across the board<p>Justin Miller<p>Some fitness challenges are just suffer fests. They’ll make your muscles burn, cause you to see double, and leave you swimming in a pool of your own sweat.<p>There’s nothing wrong with this type of …

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out exactly the …

Healthy Eating

4 Books That Will Make You Happy And Successful

<b>What is the good life?</b><p>That’s the primary question I’m trying to answer with this blog.<p>Shortcuts and lifehacks are great. Surprising trivia is nice. …

Here's Where You're Going to Find the Best Schools in the World

Asian countries claimed the top five spots in a global math-and-science-education ranking administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation …

Kendrick Lamar Honored by California State Senate

Yesterday, Kendrick Lamar was honored by the California State Senate, who named him the 35th Senate District's Generational Icon. In a speech, state Senator Isadore Hall III praised Kendrick's rise from Compton local to worldwide star, as well as his continued ties to his neighborhood. After …

The Workout You Should Do When You Don't Have Time to Exercise

It only takes 5 minutes, but it pays off big<p>Even if you’re a regular gym junkie, there’s always those times when you just can’t make it in. (Even if your gym is in your basement.) But that doesn’t mean you have to let your schedule totally control you.<p>We found two ways to get in a meaningful …

I made my son eat nothing but McDonald's for ten days, because science

When Morgan Spurlock famously spent a month eating large portions of McDonald’s for the purposes of his documentary Supersize Me, he gained weight, damaged his liver and claimed to have suffered addictive withdrawal symptoms. This was popularly attributed to the toxic mix of carbs and fat plus the …

McDonald's

Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'Mentor' Joe Weider Dies, Aged 93

Arnold Schwarzenegger's mentor, the bodybuilding supremo Joe Weider has died aged 93.<p>Weider, founder of an international empire of muscle pumping …

The 100 best novels: No 81 – The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing (1962)

Hailed as one of the key texts of the women’s movement of the 1960s, this study of a divorced single mother’s search for personal and political identity remains a defiant, ambitious tour de force<p>“Everything’s cracking up”, says Anna, the protagonist of Lessing’s masterpiece, a novel that takes its …

Literature

10 Books To Read This Spring

Whether you need a book club recommendation or something to enjoy in your backyard this spring, these books are some of the best of Spring 2015. There are new novels from old favorites, unique voices, and continuing sagas of families you may already know. Plus a memoir that looks …

Books

5 Brilliant Breakfast Hacks to Kick Off 2015

Your best year yet should begin with a breakfast fit for a champion, and we've collected our favorite how-to videos to get you started. It is the most important meal of the day, after all.<p><b>HOW TO MAKE AN OMELETTE</b><p>Here's a game-changing revelation: Omelettes should not be flipped. Learn how to make …

Breakfast

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

The 10 games we can't wait to play in 2015

<i>Star Wars</i> mania is in full swing thanks to the new slate of movies. And while games based on the <i>Star Wars</i> universe have been hit or miss, it's hard not to get excited about the potential for the upcoming reboot of <i>Battlefront</i>. We don't know much about the game, but it will have Hoth, speederbikes, …

The best albums of 2014 – readers' picks

It’s been just over five months since The War on Drugs’ Lost in the Dream was declared our readers’ favourite album of the year, and Philadelphia’s finest looked all set to secure another top spot – before four blokes from Birkenhead beat them into second place with a surprise charge. Surreal rock …

Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You

You've heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious.<p>Reading from an iPad before bed not only makes it harder to fall asleep, but also impacts how sleepy and alert you are the next day, according to new research from …