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How To Harness The Brain Chemical That Makes You Trust Someone

Brain scientists still don’t understand why these simple behaviors release trust-inspiring oxytocin. But they know how.<p>Next time you’re having a fight with your partner try this: Reach out and touch them. Place your hand gently on their knee or their hand. Now, if the fight has escalated to …

The Neuroscience That's Turning Good Managers Into Great Leaders

A new book explains how to tap into empathy as a leader and not rely so much on spreadsheet-based analysis.<p>See if you can get your brain wrapped around this one.<p>Two researchers have written a book that claims there is a neuroscience to leadership, one that allows managers to move from "good" to …

10 ways to develop the best abs in the gym

The 5 Best Luxury Hotel Wellness Programs in the U.S.<p>The Busy Man's 15-minute Dumbbell Workout<p>How to Slash Your Risk of Heart Failure By 30%<p>The World …

Workouts

The Brilliant Single-Leg Deadlift Hack We Wish We Had Known About Sooner

Never flail during the exercise again<p>The single-leg deadlift is a great exercise for improving your balance and stability.<p>In fact, it’s <i>so</i> challenging for your balance that it’s nearly impossible to do the exercise with added weight in order to build strength, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. …

Fitness

The 15-Minute Six Pack Shimmy

Get ready for your abs to burn and shake<p>This 15-minute abs workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour has a fun name, but it’ll cause your abs to burn and shake.<p>The routine’s five movements hit every last muscle in your core, including your shoulders, obliques, rectus abdominis, hip …

Workouts

Want Sexy Side Abs by Summer? This Workout Will Light Up Your Obliques

How to get those "V" muscles.<p>As a personal trainer, torso twisting is one of the most overlooked movement patterns I see with clients. Picture it: The phone rings and you simultaneously turn to your right, stand up, lean forward, reach with a hand, and twist to an upright posture. That’s a workout …

Workouts

Tip: Do the Key Press for Pecs

Stimulate your chest in a whole new way with this powerful exercise. Check it out.<p>Grab a pair of dumbbells and a decline bench. Start with an …

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Don't let a weak core frustrate all the hard work your legs do on the bike. Here's how to make those important trunk muscles strong.

The Best Mindfulness Exercise Most People Don’t Know

“Live in the moment,” “one moment at a time,” “just breathe,” “look within,” “be in the here-and-now,” “face your problems head-on.” Who’s not …

Mindfulness

The 15-Minute Core Workout You Can Do Anywhere

This core workout may be short on time, but it's high on intensity. Fitness instructor John Godfrey strategically builds in some rest time so you can …

12 Outdoor DIY Projects To Start Building Now

Warmer weather is here, so there's no time to waste. Get started on these spring DIY projects and enjoy them all summer long.<p>Spring is the perfect time to prepare your home for the hot summer months and start all of those DIY projects you put off during the winter. Some of our favorite spring …

The Bulgarian Split Squat Burner

This one-move workout will make your quads, glutes, and abs scream<p>The Bulgarian split squat is one of the toughest lower-body exercises. It can also be one of the more difficult abs exercises you’ll ever do, too. Just pick up a dumbbell and follow the routine shown in the video above.<p>(For more …

Workouts

The Best Chest Workout in Under 10 Minutes

This 10-minute chest workout is perfect for gaining power, strength, and muscle size. Created by Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S., the founder of TS Fitness in …

Workouts

Everything You Need to Build Your Own Bodyweight Workout

An effective bodyweight training program can whip you into shape and even pack on muscle, but “effective” doesn’t look the same for everyone. Some …

The 15-Minute Workout That Leaves You Sweaty, Sore, and Tired | Men's Health

In fact, a 30-second sprint is enough to increase your level of growth hormone by 530 percent. A high-intensity workout filled with fast-paced moves can keep your metabolism cranking for up to 24 hours.<p>And you don’t even need weights to get the effect. Take this lightning-fast metabolic complex …

How to build your chest without a gym

If you think building a colossal chest is only possible with gym-based labor, you're wrong.<p>"You only need two things for growth: mechanical tension …

19 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Literally Do Anywhere | Women's Health

Next time you want to crush a workout—sans weights—get your sweat-spiration from the 19 moves demo’d in the video above (and marvel at ACE-certified personal trainer Alex Silver-Fagan’s on-point form!). You can do ‘em in the park, while you’re holed up in a hotel room, or even when you just don’t …

The Lunge You’ll Want to Do Every Workout

All other lunges will seem boring after you perform this variation<p>Why would you want to do this lunge every workout? Because it’s almost a workout in and of itself.<p>Check it out in the video above as demonstrated by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. You’ll start with a kettlebell lateral …

How to Create Your Own Full-Body Workout Plan

Walk into the gym, head to the dumbbells or gym machines, do the same few moves you've been doing for a while, and then call it a day. Sound …

Workouts

The MetaShred Workout That Carves Your Core | Men's Health

The complex shown in the video above is comprised of 6 movements that you do for 3 total minutes. Repeat up to 5 times.<p>Since you’re working for 5 to 10 times longer than a normal working set at the gym, the oxygen demands are off the charts. After just one round, your metabolism will go through the …

5 Exercises to Beat Belly Jiggle in 5 Minutes

Without a single sit-up!<p>If you want to define your waist and strengthen your core, you'll need more than straight sit-ups to make a measurable difference.<p>To feel firmer in five minutes, try this quick fix from NYC-based certified fitness trainer Chris Sams, modeled by Instagram star Yovanna …

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Main Content<p>Dear friend, In lieu of the whole #DeleteFacebook movement, let's do a thought experiment: How would you share your photos if you didn't …

A guide to street photography: Matt Stuart, manners and human autofocus

<i>Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way to create art with a camera. No studios, no props, no poses; all you need is the right equipment and a street with people on it. In this original series for Engadget, we'll follow three seasoned street fighters and try to glean some practical</i> …

7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …

Get Organized in Lightroom

You might have noticed that we’ve started holding Google Hangouts each month (in fact we’re about to hold multiple ones). It’s all a part of our …

Lightroom Quick Tip: Selecting Keepers with the Survey Mode

One very useful feature inside of Lightroom’s Library Module is the Survey mode. This is a fantastic tool to use when you have a photo-shoot filled …

Framing

As a young photographer, one of the first skills we were ever taught was the importance of “framing”. Now that we are one of the old salts and have …

10 Most Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography

After your next photo shoot, examine your images for these common mistakes in landscape photography so you can avoid them next time.

Landscape Photography

Moving targets: how to plot trajectory and beat camera shake every time

<b>Discover how to photograph moving targets with our handy guide to the best shutter speeds and plotting a subject’s trajectory.</b>One of the fundamental …