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The Best Weight-Lifting Advice For Men Over 40

Forget those lame workouts for “old” guys. Here’s how to train hard in your forties<p>A popular magazine asked me to write an article on weight training for the over-40 average Joe. (It wasn’t <i>Men’s Health</i>, by the way.)<p>While I was flattered, the warm and fuzzy feeling faded once I skimmed articles on …

Weightlifting

Do These Things Before You Turn 50

​A new survey revealed all the things people wish they had accomplished before the milestone<p>Even if age ain't nothing but a number, we all have expectations for who and where and what we want to be by the time we've logged a certain number of years on this planet. For example, the age of 50 is one …

Northern Lights

The physics behind a baseball bat's sweet spot

It's actually more of a sweet zone.<p>There’s a certain romance to wooden baseball bats that goes away the second you swing one. For those of us not trying to make it to the majors, using a wooden bat is mostly just a reminder that hitting a baseball is either painful or frustrating, depending on …

Penn State

Why You Should Recruit Older Workers

Many older workers are just as tech-savvy and eager to learn new skills as their younger peers.<p>As labor markets tighten, finding qualified workers is becoming more of a challenge for many companies. And recruitment missteps may be making it harder to reach older workers.<p>Carl Dorvil, CEO and …

Employment

36 Classic Sayings Every Man Should Know

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanSayings, proverbs, adages, aphorisms…whatever you call them, they’re pretty much the …

Andy Warhol

American vs. British Beer Festivals: What's Different (and What Shouldn't Be)

Both styles of festival have pros and cons, and frankly, much of it depends on what you are looking for. When I first started attending British …

Festivals

6 Card Games Everyone Should Know | The Art of Manliness

Card games have been around for a <i>long</i> time. They’ve existed in various forms for a millennium, having been invented in the Far East. From there, they …

The best insults you can give, while remaining a gentleman

1. Old Boris Johnson once called the London Assembly, “Great supine, protoplasmic invertebrate jellies.” What does that even mean?<p>2. “Grasp your ears …

Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

People who would like to become physically stronger should start with weight training and add protein to their diets, according to a comprehensive scientific review of research.<p>The review finds that eating more protein, well past the amounts currently recommended, can significantly augment the …

Nutrition

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

Never mind the bus pass: punks look back at their wildest days

From bassist to banker and punk rocker to priest, six lifelong rebels on the movement that made them<p>Were you a punk? Share your pictures<p>Ausaf Abbas, 55<p>Then: bass player, Alien Kulture<p>Now: investment banker<p>We very much believed in the philosophy of punk – here’s a chord, here’s a second, here’s a …

London School of Economics

Stop Saying These 12 Things About Wine

It’s high time that people stop saying these 12 things about wine. Sooner or later in your wine journey, you’re going to come across, shall we say,</i> …

Flavors

25 Fascinating Facts About Breaking Bad

On January 10, 2008, <i>Breaking Bad</i> made its debut. Though it didn’t premiere to over-the-top ratings, over the course of five seasons, it morphed into …

12 destinations travelers might want to avoid in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tourism backlash has been in full effect over the past 12 months, with several destinations announcing they'd had enough of foreign visitors flooding their streets or disrupting their fragile ecosystems.<p>Unsurprisingly, this has posed a a dilemma for mindful travelers planning their next …

European Travel

A Man's Guide to the Pea Coat | The Art of Manliness

In 2016, the United States Navy announced that its blue wool pea coats — which had been in use for well over a century — would cease being …

Men's Fashion

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

Middle Age

Topping 6,000 Breweries Is America’s Biggest Craft Brewing Milestone for 2017

The Brewers Association’s annual roundup shows that this year has been a mixed bag for the craft brewing industry.<p>Another year has come and gone for …

Craft Beer

21 Terms Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

The most important whisky jargon, from cooperage to small-batch, defined.<p><b>1. BEER</b><p>Whiskey is made from beer. Boring, sometimes weird beer, but beer nonetheless.<p><b>2. CASK STRENGTH</b><p>Whiskey bottled at the (high) proof at which it came out of the barrel. More expensive, ounce for ounce, but if you're …

Flavors

Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old

Soon after my 50th birthday, 10 years ago, I started keeping a list of “Things I will do/things I won’t do when I get old.”<p>It was a highly judgmental, and super secret, accounting of all the things I thought my parents were doing wrong. My dad lied chronically about taking his meds. He refused to …

Parenting

The 25 Most Important Bourbons Ever Made

25. Flavored bourbons<p>Let’s begin this list with a collective groan from the bourbon cognoscenti. The advent, and popularity, of flavored bourbon over …

Whiskey

Common Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

A vacation can go downhill in a hurry when you find yourself the victim of fraud. Even if your trip goes smoothly, you may return rested and relaxed …

Identity Theft

Am I at High Risk for a Heart Attack?

<b>Q.</b> <b>How do physicians assess a patient’s risk for heart attack, and what factors are taken into consideration? After 20 years of resisting medication and being told my cholesterol numbers were so off the chart I was at extreme risk for a heart attack, I was told at my last checkup that my 10-year</b> …

Biomedicine

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

Dig, If You Will, Some Never-Before-Seen Pictures Of Prince In 'A Private View'

Afshin Shahidi misses Prince.<p>"Nothing seemed impossible, everything was possible for him," he says. "And that's just the way he lived his life and the way he communicated and wanted us to live our life."<p>The Iranian-born Shahidi grew up in Minneapolis and met Prince in 1993 when he got a call to …

Music Videos

Study Says Men With Vasectomies Have More Sex And Better Orgasms

Long Story Short Not as many men are getting vasectomies and apparently, that's not great news for their sex life. Long Story Want a better orgasm? Who doesn't? If the time is right then you might want to consider the ol' snip. A new study of 294 men from Frankfurt University found that vasectomies …

Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt

If you’re confused about salt, I’m not surprised. There’s been a steady back-and-forth on claims that reducing dietary sodium (which represents 40 percent of the salt molecule) is crucial to our well-being, countered by claims that following this advice can sometimes be a health hazard.<p>While some …

Nutrition

How to dress your age, no matter how old you are

One of the biggest issues men and women of a certain age face when buying (and wearing) clothes is whether or not a specific item is acceptable for …

RICHARD BRANSON: Hiring older workers is the right thing to do

Here's a interview with Richard Branson last year, in which he gives his views on the value of older workers. Given the association of the Virgin …

Inside Guinness's Secret Bar in Dublin

Dublin

Diver may have found 'lost nuke' missing since cold war off Canada coast

Sean Smyrichinsky thought he saw a UFO when he encountered object that may have been abandoned by an American bomber before crash in British Columbia<p>The Canadian navy will be heading to the coast of British Columbia to investigate claims that a diver may have come across “the lost nuke” – a Mark IV …

British Columbia