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The world's cheapest (and most expensive) beaches

Beach bums in search of a bargain could do far worse than head to Vietnam, new research has suggested.<p>When it comes to the cost of food, drinks and an all-important bottle of sunscreen, the country’s beaches are the world’s cheapest, according to the second annual Beach Price Index – a survey of …

Barbell Bench Press Benefits and Training Methods

I would like to start by saying that I don’t value the bench press for any sort of athletic competition, its carry over is little to none for …

7 Signs You Should Try Drinking Lemon Water For A Week

Do you order lemon with your water at restaurants to improve the taste? Did you know that doing so actually has a plethora of health benefits besides …

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

5 Tips for Dating Someone Who Struggles With Depression

Dating someone with depression can be hard. It’s painful to watch someone you care about suffer and not be able to help them. It can be bewildering …

Self-help

5 Simple Ways You Can Turn Around a Bad Mood Fast

As a therapist who talks and writes about mental strength, I often hear people say things like, "I can't control my emotions." Occasionally, readers …

Self-help

5 Must-Do's In Denver

When it comes to the USA, there are still countless cities I've yet to explore.<p>With so many amazing places to visit, it's hard to know where to begin. We tend to flock to the most publicized and popular destinations - think NYC, LA, Miami, Florida - but what about the other underrated cities that …

Travel

11 apps that can help you get through the airport as quickly as possible

Thankfully, there are apps that are designed to helps travelers get in and out of the airport as quickly as possible.<p>We've come up with a list of 11 apps that can save you time at the airport, from apps that can give you up-to-date information on security lines to those that will let you pre-order …

Apps

This Artist Turned Chicago Into a Maze

Can you make your way through Millennium Park with nothing but a pencil?<p>If you like adult coloring books, prepare to lose many hours of your life to this even more intricate, throwback hobby: finding your way around hand-drawn mazes that loop through the Chicago cityscape.<p>Through a …

The 3 Main Reasons Why People Have Affairs

“I just don’t know what’s wrong with him. I mean, we’ve been married for 25 years and this just started happening in the last few. But it keeps …

Relationships

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Schizophrenia

I’ve lived with schizophrenia for 10 years, and there are questions which seemingly always pop up whenever I trust someone enough to disclose my …

Mental Health

Build a Powerful Chest with This 3-Exercise Complex | Men's Health

It consists of three exercises: the dip, the wide-grip pushup, and the dumbbell incline fly. Each move challenges your pecs in a different way so you can reach maximum chest development, he says.<p>And since you start with the hardest exercise (the dip) and work your way down to the easiest (the …

How to Make Pushups More Effective | Men's Health

The latter is more difficult, but it’s a true test of strength. And it’s the way <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director thinks every guy should do them.<p>The stop eliminates help from your stretch reflex—or the rubber-band like tendency of a muscle—and forces you to move through a full range of motion. It …

3 total body 'challenge' moves to try at home today

Working out individual muscle groups isn’t the way your body functions in real life. Doing bicep curls and leg machines are fine as part of your workout, but the exercises don’t translate to activities you’ll actually do as you go through your day. What’s a better option, though?<p>Well, “functional” …

Workouts

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …

How to Get Started as a Runner

Running has the power to change your life. It will make you fitter, healthier, even happier. Here's all you need to know to get (and stay) on track to a brighter future.<p>You've seen them effortlessly striding down the street, their sculpted quads shining in the sun. And now you've decided that you, …

Marathons

The 7-Minute Ab Workout

This awesome routine leaves no core muscle untouched<p>Back in the 90s, “8-Minute Abs” was all the rage for a while. It even led to a joke: “You know what’s better than 8-Minute Abs?”<p>“7-Minute Abs!”<p>No, it wasn’t funny, and of course we all know you can’t get great abs in 7 minutes. (Or 8 minutes.)<p>But …

Workouts

Handgrip Strength Can Determine Future Health Risks

Mark Peterson, PhD, can relate. As a professor and exercise physiologist at the University of Michigan Medical School, he works with a wide range of age groups, and knows as well as anyone which statistics really matter. “I’ve always hated BMI,” he says. “It can’t detect who’s at high risk.”<p>That’s …

How to Fix Your Posture

Most men stand lazily, with their shoulders slumped, their weight shifted into their right hip (all people are predisposed to favor their right side), and their feet flared out, says Kechijian. In fact, you’re probably standing like this right now.<p>“When you frequently stand that way, your body …

The 5-Pound Dumbbell Exercise That Absolutely Annihilates Calories

Want to melt away belly fat? Step away from the heavy iron and try this explosive movement instead<p>When you want to torch a ton of <b>calories</b> in a short amount of time, you probably don’t even glance at the 5-pound dumbbells. But big metabolic storms come in small packages, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness …

Workouts

The Simple Rep Scheme That Can Help You Gain More Strength

I used this basic protocol with high-school sophomores, and watched them bench, front squat, and clean 205 pounds. And recently, a client plateaued at 8 pullups. After 6 weeks of applying the 1-2-3 method to the exercise, he could perform 20 pullups. It’s easy and it works. Follow the 5 steps below …

How Your Tight Hamstrings are Holding You Back in the Gym

Here’s why: Your hamstrings are some of your biggest, most powerful muscles in your lower body, but sitting all day makes them weak and immobile. 
With your hamstrings not working at their full capacity, your explosiveness, agility, strength, and quickness all take a hit.<p>(For more awesome fit tips …

15 Of The Most Exotic Beaches In The World

From colored sand to hidden caves, here are 15 of the most exotic beaches all around the world.<p>1. Honopu Beach - Kauai, Hawaii<p>If you want to get to this beach, you've got to work for it. You can't hike, boat or drive - swimming from an offshore boat is the only means of access.<p>photo: Jason …

Beaches

Exactly How to Get Kayla Itsines's Sick Abs in 7 Minutes

The Instagram star's seven-move circuit can help you sculpt a core you'll want to put on display.<p>If you want strong, sexy abs, you don't have to spend all day on them. Just ask Australian fitness trainer Kayla Itsines, who is known for her Bikini Body Workout Guides, cult following on Instagram, …

The Toughest Short Workouts

<b>Row the Distance</b><br>Time: 20 minutes<p>Do it: Row or run for 20 minutes straight. Your goal: Go the greatest distance possible.<p>Try to increase your distance every time you do this workout. Eventually you’ll reach your mental and physical limit—and that’s where true fitness breakthroughs happen.<p><b>Bodyweight</b> …

The Squat That Also Works Your Abs

<b>2. It’s easy on the joints—but super challenging to your muscles.</b><br>Holding the weight in front of you provides a counter-balance that allows you to stay more upright. This is easier on the back and knees, and makes your core, upper back, and quads work harder.<p><b>Related:</b> The 10 Best Exercises for a Flat …

The 1-Minute Drill That Will Help You Bench Press More Weight

4 moves, 60 seconds, huge gains<p>You’re 60 seconds away from your best bench press ever.<p>Performing this 4-move drill before your next bench press will help activate your arm, pec, and shoulder muscles so you can recruit more fibers.<p>“And when you can use more muscle, you can push more weight and build …

Muscle

Why You Should Perform Hanging Exercises at the Gym

“That makes them great to do in-between or after compressive exercises like sitting, running, squatting, or deadlifting,” he explains.<p>Hangs also improve overhead exercises like pullups, chinups, and presses.<p>“Your lat muscles get very tight as you sit and work with our arms at your sides all day,” …