Matthew Lax

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Why You Should Parent Like a Video Game | The Art of Manliness

From boyhood all the way through my college years I loved playing video games – many a night you could find me mashing the buttons on my controller …

You Know You Want a Machine That Turns Any Food Into Dippin' Dots

Despite the fact that you’re eating tiny fish eggs, caviar lends any meal a feeling of sophistication. So it only makes sense that you’d want to eat …

5 Guys Who Wake Up at 4 a.m. to Work Out Tell You How They Do It

Steal their secrets to seize the day and seize results<p>Squeezing in a workout before the rest of the world is even awake takes an extreme amount of willpower and dedication, and maybe a bit of insanity. But if you work at it, anyone can become an early riser, says <i>Men’s Health</i> sleep advisor W. …

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 …

J.Crew Is Developing a New Budget-Friendly Label

The brand's next step after a rough year in retail.<p>After a challenging year of struggling sales, product quality concerns, criticism for its heavy-handed promotions, plus major leadership changes and staff cut-backs, J.Crew is hoping to turn things around. Looking to target a more cost-conscious …

The 10 Best Heist Films Since 2000

Ant-Man gives the crime picture a superhero overhaul, but these movies do it better.<p>There are mechanized villains and mind-controlled insects battling to the death in <i>Ant-Man</i>, but its a disguise. The latest Marvel movie is a blueprint-designed heist movie. Paul Rudd's shrinking thief orchestrates a …

4 Tests Every Fit Guy Should Be Able to Pass

If you can’t ace these, then your WOD is less effective and more risky than it should be<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re tackling your <b>CrossFit</b> WOD, doing a bodybuilding style workout, or playing pickup hoops, bad movement mechanics can limit your performance, says Kelly Starrett, author of <i>Becoming a</i> …

Strength Exercises for Obstacle Course Races

<b>Playground Horseplay</b> WHY IT’S GREAT: “Climb poles, climb monkey bars, swing from ring to ring,” Magida says. “You need to wipe out your grip strength …

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What Karl Marx got right about America’s twisted form of democracy

<b>(AP/Lauren Victoria Burke/David Becker)</b><p>Bernie Sanders & Ted Cruz seem light years apart — but the truth is that choice in politics is mostly an illusion<p>Conor Lynch<p>July 7, 2015 9:57am (UTC)<p>Karl Marx once said, “The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives …

Student Fashion: A Guide To Dressing Well At School

At the beginning of student life, there’s something charming about just scraping by. You’re sleeping no more than 2 hours a night, skipping any class …

These Sneakers Are Made Entirely From Ocean Waste

Our oceans are full of plastic. Forunately scientists are mapping where it lies, which means we can begin scooping it up—and perhaps even start to …

How to Do a Muscleup

Here’s your 6-step plan for mastering the muscleup<p>Want to impress everyone you know? Learn how to do a muscleup.<p>“The muscleup is the hardest pullup you’ve ever done combined with the most difficult dip you’ve ever done,” according to Sean Garner, a contestant on the 2015 season of <i>Men’s Health</i> Next …

5 Pieces of Clothing That Could Change Your Life

You’ll wonder how you ever lived without them<p>Every so often, you come across an item that transcends “favorite” status and goes on to becomes a life changer. It could be the custom suit you wore when landing that job, the automatic watch your dad gave you, or just a pair of sweats so comfortable …

The Exercise Combo That Will Make You Feel Loose and Strong

Want to improve your mobility and build total-body strength? Then do these two crazy movements together<p>If you’re not mobile, you can’t use your strength. And if you’re not strong, you can’t be mobile, says David Jack, owner of ActivPrayer in Phoenix, Arizona, and co-creator of the <i>Men’s Health</i> <b>Body</b> …

“Just be yourself” is cruel, fraudulent advice to give young people

<b>(Christopher Futcher via iStock)</b><p>As my daughters graduate, they’re hounded by this hollow motto of Western capitalism. What should we say instead?<p>Jesse Browner<p>June 15, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Their entire lives, my children have been hounded by one simple yet relentless, cruel and existentially …

55+ Best Men's Online Shops For Fashion & Clothes

Online shopping is the final frontier of the retail experience. It’s a burgeoning marketplace accessible from your smartphone, and the virtual stores …

The Lower-Body Shredder

If your leg muscles aren’t screaming by the end of this, you weren’t doing it right<p>You need to lift heavy if you want to build serious muscle size. But you also need to create metabolic stress by increasing the time your muscles are under tension. If you don’t, you’re leaving gains on the table.<p>The …

This Animated Data Visualization Of World War II Fatalities Is Shocking

It’s difficult to conceptualize excessively large numbers, particularly when they pertain to human tragedies. But this highly-engaging animated data …

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

GQ Style<p>In pursuit of cookies, clothes, and maybe even a little maturity with pop culture’s kaleidoscopic visionary.<p>By Mark Anthony Green1 day …

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4 Typefaces That Let You Write Like Einstein and Other Famous Thinkers

The art of handwritten script is lost on most of us keyboard-attached slobs. But over the past few years, a small group of designers have dug into …

My Cyborg Ear: How a Surgeon and Titanium Cured My Lifelong Deafness

I’ve never been able to hear well. As a child, I was in and out of the hospital as doctors struggled to treat chronic ear infections that left me in …

Why Switchblades Are Banned

Second Amendment enthusiasts are adding a new front to their right-to-bear-arms battle: Knives. In particular, the infamous switchblade, which has …

12 New Designs on the Traditional Playing Card

The Magazine<p>Let us take you on a journey of the world. Each issue of the Gear Patrol Magazine comes packed with adventures, guides and stories …

EDC Upgrade: A Better Pocket Notebook

As smartphones get bigger, more are ending up in users’ bags rather than their pockets. This means two things: first, that whipping out a smartphone …

Lose the Bags with Proper Eye Skincare

Time spent outdoors has rewards — the vitality of unconditioned air, an intrinsic sense of each season’s changes — but it also has some pitfalls, …

The Best Exercise for Each Muscle, According to Science

You’re busy. We’re busy. We’d love to give you the <i>perfect</i> workout that’ll save you time and give you the most bang for your buck; so we consulted the …

We Asked a Military Expert How Scared We Should Be of an EMP Attack

Electromagnetic pulses are more than a plot device from "The Matrix," and the US is preparing to defend against them.<p>Electromagnetic pulses, or EMPs, usually show up in pop culture as a temporary way to disable electronics. In <i>Ocean's Eleven</i>, one knocks out a casino's power supply during a …

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

23 Life Lessons to Teach Your Kids

If you want to pass on something to your kids, try these 23 tools for living that'll endure long after you're dead.<p><b>1. A lucky number.</b> Long before Jordan sanctified it, number 23 was lucky just because Dad said it was. He'd look for it everywhere. Forty years later, his grandchildren fill the lane …