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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

What is success to you?<p>To some, when they think of success, they imagine wealth. Others want power. Some just want to make a positive impact on the …

A Harvard Psychologist Says This Trait Matters Most: 10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 Workout Plan to Build Your 'V' Taper

James MichelfelderLee BoyceGet Your 'V'When it's too cold for shorts, train your "blazer muscles."

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 …

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 …

The Chest Complex That Pounds Your Pecs Over and Over Again

No bench pressing required<p>Can you build an impressive chest without going near a bench press?<p>Definitely. You just need to add this complex from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour to your routine. Check it out in the video above.<p>It consists of three exercises: the dip, the wide-grip pushup, …

How to Make Pushups 3 Times More Effective

This is the ultimate way to build raw strength during the exercise<p>You can do pushups the way everyone else does them—as fast as possible, up and down.<p>Or you can do them with a dead stop at the bottom.<p>The latter is more difficult, but it’s a true test of strength. And it’s the way <i>Men’s Health</i> …

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” …

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

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

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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, …

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 …

Why Strength Is a Matter of Life and Death

Your doctor can predict your future health and longevity with a simple test on an inexpensive machine. So why isn’t every doctor using it?<p>If you had seen me walking into my doctor’s office on the morning of May 18, 2015, your first thought wouldn’t have been, “That fat dad sure needs to lose some …

Are You Standing All Wrong? Take Our Easy Test

Two of America's best physical therapists explain how to fix your posture so you can lose more fat, lift more weight, and move pain free<p>Stand up. Now grab your butt. Is it tight? If your <b>glutes</b> aren’t slightly contracted, you’re standing all wrong.<p>And that could be why your squat numbers are …

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 …

How the Simple ‘1-2-3 Method’ Can Make You Stronger Than Ever

Maximize your strength and blast through plateaus with this easy-to-follow rep scheme<p>Some things are too complicated to possibly understand: taxes, space travel, women. But building <b>strength</b> doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can be as easy as 1-2-3.<p>A long-time favorite of coaches and trainers, the …

The Easy Stretch You Should Do for a Better Workout

Lift more, jump higher, run faster with this mobility exercise from the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Stand up and touch your toes. Can’t place your hands on the floor while maintaining straight legs and a flat back? Your hamstrings are tight.<p>And that could be the reason for your <b>back pain</b>, your …

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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>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, …

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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, …

6 Brutally Tough Workouts You Can Do on Your Lunch Break

Fair warning: They’ll kick your ass<p>A workout doesn’t have to be long to be tough. These quick 20 to 30 minute workouts from Gym Jones are testaments to that. They’re short, but incredibly brutal and unforgiving. Are you game?<p>If you want something even quicker, check out <b>The Unbelievable 4-Minute</b> …

The Leg Exercise That Destroys Your Abs

For an epic core and quad burn, try this movement at the gym today<p>The goblet pause squat is what I call a “money” exercise. Here's why:<p><b>1. It builds the bottom of your squat like a champ.</b>And once you own the bottom of the exercise, you own everything else in between.<p><b>2. It’s easy on the joints—but</b> …

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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 …

The Ridiculously Easy Way to Improve Your Pullup and Overhead Press

It’s so simple you’ll wonder why you never did it before<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour wants you to just hang around at the gym.<p>Hanging from a pullup bar offers a long list of benefits, he says. For one, it decompresses your spine which decreases your risk of back injury and helps correct …