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What and When You Should Eat to Build Muscle

No matter how old your Facebook profile says you are, your component parts are considerably younger.<p>Even your bones replace themselves every 10 years. By that standard, your muscle cells, with an average age of 15 years old, are the adults at the party.<p>Your workouts will cause the protein in your …

How to Learn to Wheelie in 3 Easy Steps

For the record, you don’t need a full-face helmet and body armor<p>Mastering the wheelie is about finding the balance between tipping forward and back. The biggest obstacle is overcoming the instinct to keep both wheels on the ground, says Lee McCormack, a skills instructor in Boulder, Colorado. When …

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

Ghent, Belgium<p><b>Why go?</b><br>While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture and historical sites - St Bavo Cathedral is the obvious one - but you’ll also find a buzzing contemporary creative scene too, with …

European Travel

Key Smart brings Swiss Army order to keys in pocket

At our current place on the evolutionary chart, we are a species that carries more things in the pockets of tighter pants.<p>Michael Tunney understood this every time he went to a bar and saw patrons pull out their cell phones and bulky wads of keys before sitting down. Tunney, himself bothered by …

With SmrtGrips, Your Handlebars Tell You Where to Turn

A new Indiegogo campaign is launching the world’s first connected, vibrating bike grips<p>Imagine riding in a new city, and never having to worry about getting lost. Or even better—punching a specific address into your phone and being directed where to go without the need to stop every five minutes to …

These Vibrating Bike Grips Promise 'Eyes-Free Navigation'

They buzz you left or right toward a destination (which may or may not turn out to be a brick wall).<p>"Eyes-free navigation" doesn't sound like a great idea for cyclists who value the integrity of their faces. Yet that's the far-fetched feature offered with smrtGRiPS, haptic feedback-equipped bike …

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A Simple Guide to Transferring Your Stuff From Android to iPhone

Have your eye on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus? Apple’s made it easy for Android folk to move all of their data from their Galaxy S4, HTC One, etc. to the shiny new iPhones. There is now an official guide to switching from Android to iPhone (if you’re going the opposite way, from iPhone to Android, this …

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey to Host This Year's Golden Globes for the Third and Final Time

They say all good things must come to an end, but I wasn't quite ready for this one. One of my all-time favorite lady duos, <i>SNL</i> alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will be hosting this year's Golden Globe Awards for the third and final time, Poehler revealed on Today this morning.<p>"It's the law of …

The Sex That Women Want When It's Costing Them $400 an Hour

8 surprising things you can learn from male escorts<p>When a woman is paying for an orgasm, there’s really no faking it.<p>Forget your preconceptions and moral biases for or against prostitution. We’re talking simple supply and demand. If a girl is handing a male escort an envelope full of $100 bills, …

Lips

30 Best Men's Cologne Of All Time

It’s men’s cologne time, baby. Now that we’re well into the year, we’re due for another round-up of the best scents for men. This year’s selection …

The 10 Best Indoor Bike Racks for Your New Ride

<i>Last Updated October, 2017: We’ve added new picks and insights. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Editor’s Choice: ARTIFOX RACK<p>Anything that …

Bike to Work in These 7 Pants

Morning attire routines are different for guys who cycle to work, especially when it comes to pants. Wearing slacks on a Cinelli just isn’t …

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

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The Truth About Fear

We scare up the terrifying truth about what makes men afraid, very afraid<p>By The Editors of Men's Health, Illustrations By Dustin Wallace<p>[[{"type":"media","fid":"253631","attributes":[]}]]<p><b>Make a Friend Freak Out</b><br>Opting for the trick, not the treat? Joe Gatto, host of TV's <i>Impractical Jokers</i>, likes …

Dick Moby "Summer in the City" Sunglasses Collection 2014

Like many great start-ups today, Amsterdam’s Dick Moby sunglasses got off the ground with crowd funding. After successfully raising the money they …

6 Classic Colognes Every Man Should Own

<i>Last Updated October, 2017: Prices and links have been updated.</i><p>The word <i>perfume</i> originates from the Latin word <i>perfumare</i>, meaning “to smoke through.” …

101 Bike Maintenance Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Your guide to a longer cycling life—for your bicycle, your gear, even a few friendships<p>Your bicycle doesn’t run on leg power alone. It also needs a little lube, a lotta­ love, and a good ­listen. You may not know every remedy your bike needs to live a long life, but you can gain enough wisdom along …

On the Burger Trail in Los Angeles

Converting Vegetarians.<p>The city of Los Angeles is known for Hollywood stars, sprawling traffic…and gourmet burgers. Yes, that sandwich concoction …

Small Changes, Huge Results

Some things are complicated—traffic jams, climate change, deciding if a Tour de France winner will still hold his title in five years. These tangled problems demand nuanced solutions. But finding bliss on your bike can be simple and, as these 11 quick fixes illustrate, transforming your cycling …

The One Nutrient Everyone Needs

Doctors have long known the health powers of glutathione. But only now can you pop it daily to get its unparalleled benefits.<p>"Glutathione is your body's most powerful antioxidant and detoxifying agent, and it's also something of a well-kept secret," says Dr. Frank Lipman, Integrative and Functional …

Tested: Casper Mattress

Mattresses rank up there with milk and diapers as something you should never buy used. Bed bugs and DNA evidence aside, the quality of your mattress …

15 Best Day Hikes of the West

The beauty of western America isn’t up for debate: it’s ubiquitous, grandiose and unchallenged. But hidden within these 13 states are secrets that …

How to Pick Aviator Shades | The Art of Manliness

Nothing says classic, masculine style like aviator shades.<p>There’s a reason why we intuitively associate rugged, high-octane manliness with this …

If You Like Tits And Cats, You Should Definitely Watch These Music Video Contest Winners

Recently, I was asked to be a judge at the Sprockets Music Video Festival, which took place over the weekend in Athens, Georgia. I actually meant to tell you about it on Friday or sooner so that you might go and check it out, but I was going through a lot of stuff in my life then and obviously that …

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

RVs

Make Co. Wall Mount Bike Rack Shelf in Maple or Walnut

Whether you are riding a fixie, a mountain bike or road bike, storing your set of wheels can be a burden if your apartment is as small as ours. …

Four Small But Essential Bike Parts

These tiny parts have big jobs to do—show them some love<p>These tiny parts have big jobs to do—show them some love