Nic Parnell

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This guy traveled to every country in the world before turning 40 — here are the countries he thinks everyone should visit

So when people ask him which country was his favorite, he has a hard time picking just one.<p>But there are 12 countries he thinks everyone should visit at some point in their lives.<p>Keep scrolling to see what those countries are, and why he thinks they're worth visiting.

Obama unleashes big tweetstorm to show how much better the country is since he became president

Lehman Brothers, the giant investment bank, collapsed after the housing-market crash came to a head.<p>A sharp plunge in the stock market followed.<p>The US economy's collapse came right in the middle of the 2008 presidential election, and Barack Obama was elected less than two months later with an …

Dining in Amalfi: Two Dinners, €25, No Contest

<i>I'm done traveling for the year, but other members of my staff are still in the field. While I regroup from 100 days in Europe, I invited my frequent collaborator Cameron Hewitt to share some posts from</i> <i>his blog</i><i>. Cameron has traveled about as much as me this year, updating our guidebooks in Italy</i> …

Amalfi Coast

The ‘One Exercise Workout’ for Anytime You Don’t Feel Like Working Out

Use this approach anytime your mind gets in the way of your exercise<p>Ever had one of those days when your body is willing to work out, but your mind is not?<p>The reason doesn’t matter: It could be a stressful day at work, or a family matter that you can’t get out of your head. It could even be the …

Tailgate Recipe to Try This Weekend: Brisket Tacos

Over at SB Nation, college football fanatic Dan Rubenstein sure does love a good game, but he might love food even more. Watch as he joins Kevin Bludso and Noah Galuten of LA restaurant <b>Bludso's BBQ</b> to make the ultimate tailgate feast using the duo's famous barbecue. And don't forget to check out …

The Most Effective Way to Burn Fat with Your Friend, Wife, or Partner

These insane routines could change the way you train<p>Ever noticed how you train harder when someone is watching?<p>The eye of a coach or workout partner holds you accountable and breeds effort—no one consistently puts up personal records alone.<p>I like to take advantage of that phenomenon by pairing …

38 Dumbbell Exercises That You’ve Probably Never Seen

These movements will ignite your metabolism<p>Have you seen one of these exercises? Okay, yes.<p>Two? Sure.<p>And 10? Maybe.<p>But what about 20? Or 25? For most people—that may not be you, oh experienced one!—we think it’s doubtful.<p><b>Related:</b> The Anarchy Workout—an Intense Fitness DVD from <i>Men’s Health</i> That …

The Best Way to Make a Sloppy Joe

Prepare your palate for the best sloppy joe you’ve ever tasted

The Fitness Trend Men Everywhere Can’t Get Enough Of

This simple exercise will help you shed fat, ditch back pain, and be a beast in the gym<p>American soldiers have been doing a simple fitness activity since the American Revolution, and it’s turned our military into the fittest, most feared fighting force in the history of the world.<p>That activity: …

Start Saving Apricot Pits—To Make Ice Cream

<i>Every other Sunday,</i> <i>we'll focus on one overlooked kitchen scrap and show you how to turn what would otherwise be trash into a dish to treasure.</i><p><i>Today: This ice cream is the pits. No, really—it's made with stone fruit pits.</i><p>Stone fruit pits are one kitchen scrap that’s easy to toss in the compost bin …

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Zucchini Lasagna

What you’ll need:<p>Coconut oil spray or olive oil½ small red onion, chopped1 garlic clove, minced1 lb lean ground turkeySea salt and pepper, to taste1 Roma tomato, chopped⅓ cup Portobello mushrooms, chopped1 ½ cup low-sodium tomato sauce1 Tbsp Italian seasoning1 cup low-fat cottage cheese 1 egg …

7-Day Workout and Meal Calendar

Here's what to do in the kitchen and in the gym every day<p>Follow this 7-day schedule of pre-planned meals and workouts. Repeat it each week for 3 weeks. Click on the links below to be taken directly to the recipe or routine. (Want more details? Check out <b>How the Cook and Chisel Program Works</b>.)<p>For the …

Circuit Week 2015! Pure Power Workout

Build explosive strength with this 30-minute circuit<p>Welcome to <i>Men’s Health</i> circuit week, where you’ll find a brand-new routine every day.<p>Yes, we know it’s 2015, but just in case, you need a definition: A training circuit usually consists of 3 or more exercises done back-to-back with little or no …

Criminalizing Poverty

<i>“Held captive.”</i> It was how one 13-year-old described the feeling of growing up poor in our wealthy nation, and for more and more Americans living in poverty, this feeling isn’t just a metaphor. The recent Department of Justice report on police and court practices in Ferguson, Missouri put a much …

Bucket List Places You Need To See In The Next Decade

"Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?" What if instead of a dreaded job interview question, this was asked as a travel challenge? Suddenly the whole world opens up.<p>You had better start thinking, because the world will look very different in the next decade than it does today. For …

Sea Level

Mother's Day Gifts for the Mom Who Travels

Mother's Day is on the way, and it's a great time to think about the perfect gift for the mother in your life who spends part of her time away from home.<p>Mother's Day is on the way, and it's a great time to think about the perfect gift for the mother in your life who spends part of her time away …

Mother's Day

Stunning Early Entries in 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

One of our very favorite photo contests has just kicked off! The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest brings out the most breathtaking shots in travel photography. This year, the prizes are really exciting! The grand prize winner will receive an eight day National Geographic Photo …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

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5 Surprising Ways to Make Your Biceps Grow

Help your guns reach their full potential with these expert-approved sleeve busters<p>Guns, pythons, pipes, weapons of mass destruction. There are plenty of nicknames for your biceps—and plenty of ways to work them, too. So if your only strategy is do 3 sets of 10 of the classic curl, you’re missing …

Obama's top 10 jokes

During an interview with Variety before headlining the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, “Saturday Night Live’”s Cecily Strong made a bold proclamation about President Barack Obama: “He’s known as an amazingly funny guy,” she said. “He’s maybe our funniest president.”<p>So the pressure was on when …

Spectacular Drone Photos Catch Famous Places 'The Way They Were Designed To Be Seen'

Who needs a helicopter tour when you've got a drone?<p>This stunning photo series from photographer Amos Chapple features crystal-clear images of bucket-list tourist sites -- mostly in India and Russia -- that were shot entirely from a drone. The result is a heaping plate of EarthPorn that's anything …

Bucket Lists

These Blended Frozen Banana Recipes Are Better Than Ice Cream

You'll never look at bananas the same way again.<p>It’s time to rethink the banana.<p>All you need is a freezer and a blender to transform the potassium-, serotonin- and fiber rich fruit into the creamiest, most healthy treat we’ve had all year.<p>We scoured the internet for delicious ideas, but really, you …

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The 165-Rep Ab Challenge

Can you finish in 2 minutes?<p>No part of your midsection can hide during this fitness challenge. Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan</i> chose three exercises to hit your core from every angle: V-ups will pound the front, Russian twists will hammer the sides, and skydiver holds will …

How I Got 14 Companies Like Chipotle and Trader Joe's to Send Me Free Stuff

Whoever said "there's no such thing as a free lunch" is an idiot.<p><i>By: Lee Breslouer</i><p>Whoever said "there's no such thing as a free lunch" is an idiot. It should be, "there's no such thing as a free lunch, because it costs 49 cents." I learned that after I mailed a ton of companies physical letters of …

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5 Bodybuilding Techniques That Have Stood the Test Of Time

Supersize your gains with these tricks of the trade<p>Professional bodybuilders look like testosterone incarnate. Their arms are the circumference of an average man’s thighs. They have 10-pack cobblestone abs.<p>And when they strike a crab pose, their striated muscles and bulging veins look like a Boston …

10 Standards to Assess Your Fitness Level

Before you stamp yourself "in shape," make sure you can pass these fitness tests<p>We have a lot of time on our hands, so the other day we looked up "fit" in the dictionary. We read about fit (as in flipping out) and fit (as in what your hat should do) before finally landing on definition number …

How to Gain a Pound of Muscle in a Week

Follow these tips to supercharge your muscle growth.<p>In today's extra-large society, we tend to focus on the admirable guys who train hard and switch up their diet to transform their bodies by losing weight. We highlight their quests to lead healthier lives every chance we get — but there's another …

Nutrition

The Two Moves That Will Help You Jump Higher Than Everyone Else

Want to dunk a basketball or spike a volleyball in your opponent’s face? Boost your vertical by adding these exercises to you workout<p>If you want to dunk in your next pickup game, zero in on your lower leg. Your knees and ankles are the key to jumping higher, according to a new study in the <i>Journal</i> …