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4 Steps to Wrinkle-Free Shirts

Ironing is like kung fu. You never stop learning<p>You've been pressing your own dress shirts since senior prom, but your attention to detail has gone downhill since then. We don't blame you. You're juggling more than just a prom date and corsage these days. But that doesn't mean you have to settle …

Lose Your Belly Fat

Your step-by-step plan for making your gut disappear<p>There's a secret every trainer in Hollywood knows, and it's one you should know, too: "The fastest way to look like you've packed on 20 pounds of muscle is to lose 10 pounds of fat," says Alan Aragon, M. S., the <i>Men's Health</i> Weight-Loss Coach and …

The Warmup Exercise that Helps You Lift More

No weight necessary<p>It's easy to forget or neglect exercises that make you move from side-to-side. For one, you hardly ever see anyone doing them in the gym.<p>But also: The muscles on the sides of your body don't often largely impact how you look in the mirror. "They can, however, change how much you …

The Calorie-Blasting Cardio Move You Can Do Almost Anywhere

Make the most of your time and space with this muscle-building exercise<p>Whether you’re crashing with your family or hosting them during the holidays, you’ll probably be squeezing a ton of people into a small house. Unfortunately, “not being in your own element or having very little space can deter …

The Lean Muscle Diet

Ignore the trendy, complex diet plans designed to shrink your wallet and not your gut. To build the body you've always wanted, live like you already have it<p>When men set out to lose weight, they usually start at the wrong place. They pick a popular diet; <i>any</i> diet, it doesn't matter which one. Most …

The Body-Weight Abs Blaster

Send a shockwave through your six-pack<p>Four exercises. Two rounds. No weights necessary. “This bodyweight challenge might not look tough, but each move delivers a hit to your abs,” explains Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> “And the cumulative impact of performing rep after rep …

Beginner's Guide to Sandbag Training

If you're lifting only iron, you're not maximizing your gains. Sweat buckets, melt fat, build real-world strength and power, and hammer muscles you never even knew you had by working out with the sand, man<p>Sandbags are not substitutes for dumbbells and barbells. "They play by a totally different set …

3 Fat-Destroying Finishers That You Can Do At the End Of Every Workout

Pick one of these options as your workout’s grand finale<p>No one ever tells you to end your workout on a “low” note. That’s because you want to leave the gym feeling better than when you walked in. You want a finale that floods your brain with endorphins and makes you crave more.<p>So we asked Bruce …

The Bodyweight Exercise That Will Make Your Muscles Scream

Enhance your gym performance by tweaking this classic movement<p>There are plenty of ways to get bodyweight exercises—like the split squat—to make your muscles burn without performing dozens of reps. One method: Extend your range of motion.<p>"By dropping deeper into a move you instantly make it harder, …

The Secret to Staying in Shape on the Road

How to work out when you travel<p>One of my favorite movies is George Clooney’s <i>Up in the Air</i>. Like many “Road Warriors,” I enjoyed the movie, but I honestly took a few notes, too. I’m typically traveling now every weekend and I have my GoGlobal, TSA precheck, Diamond Status, and mileage perks all …

Banish Your Belly BEFORE the Holidays

Drop pounds before the ball drops to get ahead of the game in 2015<p>The last few weeks of 2014 will be filled with family, friends, and festivities—but especially food. Rather than kick off the New Year carrying a belly like Santa’s, you should charge full speed into the holiday-eating season by …

5 Reasons ANY Diet Can Work

And one crucial reason why it might not<p>Alan Aragon and I began writing <i>The Lean Muscle Diet</i> with a simple and counterintuitive idea: Most diets work. They can work in the short term, long term, or anything in between.<p>Moreover, the reasons they work are no mystery. No matter what claims their …

Torch Body Fat with Just 3 Moves

Skyrocket your heart rate and blast your muscles with this fast-paced challenge<p>Cranking out explosive movements is exhausting. Why? "They force your muscles to contract fast and hard, using a lot of energy," explains Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i><p>And when your muscles use a …

Blazing Burpees

Challenge your muscles from every direction with this lightning-quick fitness test<p>This fitness challenge may consist of only two moves—the burpee and lateral shuffle—but it'll tax your muscles, jolt your metabolic system, and leave you drenched. "When done back-to-back, the burpee and lateral …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

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Ultimate party cities

Looking to bodyswerve the predictable party cities in favour of something a little more unexpected? Right this way.<p>Belgrade, Serbia<p>Back in 1999, Belgraders held outdoor concerts while undergoing NATO bombardment, a feat that bewildered many outsiders. The long years of bad press that kept Serbia …

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Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys

Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the …

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Journeying through Jordan by car

Jordan is probably not the first country to spring to mind if you’re thinking about taking a road trip, but there’s a multitude of reasons why this Middle Eastern gem is worth exploring by car. The country has all the key ingredients: dramatic landscapes, decent roads and off-the-beaten-track …

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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Effective habits of great travel writers

When I was writing the first edition of <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i>, we decided to incorporate interviews with a wide range of travel writers, editors and agents into the book, thinking that readers would profit from hearing a spectrum of experiences and opinions.<p>We’ve continued this …

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Google deal is no 'gentlemen's agreement', says EU antitrust chief

The EU antitrust chief defended a deal with Google over how it displays web search results, following criticism from rival firms and his own …