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Apps to download for your car

REUTERS/Desmond Boylan<p>We own cars way longer than we own cell phones, but that means most of our cars are desperately in need of an upgrade.<p>That's where these apps step in. From getting gas on-demand to knowing why your check engine light is on, the way we drive and approach owning a car is …

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Travel

Truly understanding and appreciating a new culture can take months or even years. Most of us don't have that luxury. Those for whom a few days to a week is about the best that can be hoped for have to figure out how to get the most out of limited time when traveling. Making a checklist of museums …

20 things to do before the next earthquake hits SoCal

<i>Friday's 5.1-magnitude earthquake, and the smaller one in Encino last week, served as a reminder that we live in a seismically active region. Here</i> …

The Best Houseplants You (Probably) Won’t Kill

When it comes to indoor plants, men don’t have a reputation for green thumbs. But plant life is important: it can improve your home’s decor and feng …

One Man Calculated The Ultimate NYC Walking Tour

Exploring all of New York City is hard, whether you live there or you're just visiting for a short time. Though subways make journeying a little bit faster, the best way to see the city and all it has to offer is to walk it. Lucky for us, one guy has calculated an optimized walking tour of NYC that …

Simple and Effective Strength: The Perfect Beginner Workout

Meet Jimmy: Jimmy is a 32-year-old insurance salesman. <b>He’s been happily married for the past six years and has two beautiful children.</b> He loves …

Inside the (Very Active) Mind of Bobby Flay

On the eve of his newest and most ambitious restaurant project—Gato, in New York—Bobby Flay schools us on all the little things, from the power of lemon zest to why a smoking-hot skillet is a cook’s best friend<p><i>On the eve of his newest and most ambitious restaurant project—Gato, in New York—Bobby</i> …

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Rotisserie Chicken Round-Up: 4 Gourmet Upgrades

When you need a quick family-pleasing dinner, the rotisserie chicken is an obvious choice. But can you really "wow" your crew with this easy ingredient? Yes! Try these four fast chicken fixer-uppers.<p><b>1. Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas</b><p>These crisp tortillas filed with gooey melted cheddar and chicken in …

Health Tips For 2015

Health

The Belly-Fat Meltdown Challenge

“Fast-twitch fibers also have the greatest potential for size and strength,” says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> “But because they use up so much energy, they tire out quickly, too.”<p>So you’ll need some serious willpower to get through all 3 rounds of this metabolism-revving …

The High-Intensity Cardio Workout That's Easy on Your Knees | Men's Health

"People have a misconception that low-impact means low-intensity," says Gaddour. "So they avoid moves that can preserve and protect their joints in favor of ones that cause them pain—just for what they perceive to be a better workout."<p>But whether you're performing a move like the speed-skater …

Simple Strategies to Save on Your Next Vacation

<i>zoetnet / Flickr</i><p>Travel doesn't have to be expensive -- if you know how to play it right. Now that you've figured out how to save on your hotel and your flight, don't forget to continue saving once the vacation is underway. Transportation, food, lodging and activities: These are all expenses that …

Sexist French Uber Promotion Pairs Riders With “Hot Chick” Drivers

"Who said women don't know how to drive?" the Uber blog post asks. The post was deleted after an inquiry from BuzzFeed News.<p>Yesterday, Uber's Lyon office unveiled a new promotion with an app called "Avions de Chasse." The deal pairs Uber riders with "hot chick" drivers as they make their way across …

Transportation

10 Home Decorating Mistakes Everybody Makes

From the editors of ELLEDecor.com, the most common interior design mistakes to avoid.<p><b>1) The Looks-Great, Feels-Uncomfortable Piece Of Furniture</b><br>The decor world equivalent of the Stiletto heel: Beautiful, but oh-so-impractical. It ultimately taught you that no matter how good-looking something is, if …

8 Amazing Hidden Travel Gems in California

California is by far one of the best states to visit for a holiday or a road trip. Many visitors to the state typically flock to the larger cities, like Los Angeles and San Francisco, but California also has an abundance of beautiful towns and pristine nature.<p>Its expansive coastline, endlessly tall …

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

This training program is designed to improve your speed, agility, quickness, and explosiveness. It will make you faster in every direction. And it will help you lose fat and build muscle. So it not only trains you to be a better athlete—but to look like one, too.<p>And yes, it'll also give you one …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

Make Missionary Sex Incredible

Supercharge the old standard and blow her mind in all-new ways<p>Trying out crazy sex positions is fun, but for nights when you’re wiped out from work and just want a little vanilla lovin’, you and your girl are probably going to fall into that tried-and-true standby, missionary. But just because the …

Relationships

The Best Leg Workout You Can Do without Weights

You don’t need barbells and dumbbells to make your legs scream. Attack your big lower-body muscles with this do-anywhere high-intensity circuit<p>The largest muscles in your body are in your legs, so you want to work them hard. But you don’t always need a heavy barbell or pair of dumbbells to truly …

Start the Day Strong With Peanut Butter and Kale

This peanut butter kale smoothie packs in protein and flavor for a powerfully delicious morning boost.<p>Weekend brunch doesn't have to be an overload of butter and sugar and egg (though sometimes, of course, that's precisely what we want). But for when it's <i>not</i> what we want, it's good to know that …

Breakfast

Sara's Cleanse Diary, Day 3: Where's My Snack?!

In her Cleanse diary, Sara Dickerman explores the intricacies, pitfalls, and simple pleasures of eating healthy between meals<p><i>Sara Dickerman is not only the mastermind behind the Food Lover’s Cleanse—she’s also participating in it! Follow along with her every day as she files her Cleanse Diary, ask</i> …

Healthy Eating

How to Build an Interchangeable Wardrobe | The Art of Manliness

For the man with an unlimited budget, style is easy. The rest of us have to work a little harder to look good with the cash we have.<p><b>A key wardrobe</b> …

Where To Go Next in Europe

<i>By: Jordan Simon</i><p>Everyone knows the great capitals of Europe - London, Rome, Paris, Berlin: steeped in history and culture, rich in architecture, cuisine, and so much more. Unfortunately, the experience usually comes at a cost, whether in inflated prices or jostling crowds of fellow tourists. Yet …

Ja Rule's Microwave Cookbook, Written by Us

The rapper learned to cook "anything and everything" in a prison microwave, and wants to write a cookbook about it. Here's 5 awesome tips to get him started<p>When you go to prison, you learn some things. Like how to cook with microwaves. <b>Martha Stewart</b>, <b>Piper Kerman</b>, and thousands before them figured …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Paper towels are not coffee filters.<p>By Beca Grimm4 days agoView More<p>What To Wear Today<p>It's a damn good month to not be naked and here's …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

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30 Epic Places You Absolutely Must Visit Before You're 30

Traveling young is important because it shapes your worldview. When you travel young, you realize who you are and what you believe in before it’s time to make the big-kid decisions (career, marriage, and all that scary stuff) that will impact the rest of your life.<p>If you were to visit each of these …

10 Great Los Angeles Bars With Truly Excellent Food

The interior at El Carmen<p>Chris Jolly<p>El Carmen is a tequila bar serving stick-to-your-ribs Mexican fare. The tables are bar-sized; the lighting is …