Kostas Loukas

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Your Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Gameplans For Clearer, Smoother Skin

Here’s a fool-proof routine for great skin year round<p>Walk into any drug store, and you’ll find aisles dedicated to skincare products: acne spot treatments, deep-skin cleansers, dark spot correctors, anti-aging creams, cleansing masks, moisturizers, blemish pads, scrubs, toners.<p>All of these choices …

The best teas for sleep, anxiety, bloating, cramps and more

Got a bloated belly? There’s a tea for that. And also one for the jitters, insomnia, even crippling period cramps. It turns out that herbal brews can help remedy more than a few common health complaints. Read on to find the right sip to ease your discomfort.<p><b>For bloat</b><p>Fennel tea is a hero to the …

How to make perfect homemade pizza dough

Making your own pizza dough is relatively easy but takes a little time to perfect. (You might not toss and twirl your dough around like chefs on TV during your first pizza-making attempt.) <b><br>Ingredients</b><br>Basic pizza dough recipes call for yeast, warm water, flour, salt and olive oil. Some recipes call …

What’s the Most Muscle You Can Gain?

The fitness and supplement industries have promised improbable results for as long as they’ve existed. Here’s the truth about the limits of human muscle growth<p>I saw my first bodybuilding show in the early 1980s. It was an amateur contest in St. Louis, my hometown. The range of physiques on display …

The Six Best Supersets for a Sick Pump and Serious Muscle Gains

<b></b>The Six Best Supersets for a Sick Pump and Serious Muscle GainsYou want more muscle and you want more size. We get it. But if you’re already working …

The Truth About Periodization

<b></b>The Truth About PeriodizationOnce you get beyond the beginner stage of weight training—when you can do just about anything and see progress—you need …

What’s on in London in summer 2017

Something magical happens when the sun flickers into the British capital’s sky. Londoners starved of vitamin D emerge across the city, with parks, pavements and pubs filling up with convivial drinkers, and smiles spread across once-tight lips. Summer is prime tourist season, but the atmosphere and …

Where to find the best bird's-eye views of London

Hold on to your hats - these are the most awe-inspiring places from which to check out London from on high.<p>1. The Shard<p>London’s latest icon offers the capital’s highest viewing platform. From the first viewpoint at The View from The Shard (www.theviewfromtheshard.com), at dizzying level 69, you’ll …

Affordable Greece

Think Greece and conjure up images of white-washed villages cascading down hillsides, azure seas sparkling in bright sunshine and powder-soft white sand beaches. A visit to this special country is a lifelong dream for many, as it delivers an astounding array of breathtaking landscapes, ancient …

The Happiness Secrets of Gay Couples

Same-sex couples are happier and more satisfied—and have better sex—than everyone else. Use their secrets to supercharge your own relationship.<p>A funny thing happened when gay couples were told by judges that they couldn't tie the knot: They invented a whole new kind of relationship blueprint. And …

Greek island holiday guide: Crete

Crete is exceptional in many ways. It is the largest Greek island, has the most diverse mix of landscapes, and stands far to the south of most of the rest of the country. Bits of it are reminiscent of other parts of Greece, but on the whole it stands alone and has its own unmistakeable culture and …

The time-under-tension workout program for maximum total-body muscle gains

RossHelen / Getty<p>RossHelen / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 6-7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>One muscle-building strategy is a concept known as time under tension. The …

Workouts

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

Build an athletic body that's primed for peak performance<p>Why do you work out? Better question: Why do you <i>train</i>? Because there is a difference. After all, lots of people work out—to burn calories or relieve stress or just because they like to sweat. But athletes train. They train with the purpose of …

So You Think You Can't Design a Good Workout? You Can—with These 3 Tips

It's not brain surgery. Follow this top trainer's advice to get the results you always wanted<p>The topic of program design is an extensive one. There are entire books, seminars, and conferences dedicated to it. People spend years studying it, so it's no surprise that the average guy has trouble when …

Cook Like a Pro - 9 Essentials Cooking Skills for Men

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