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Kobe Bryant gives his take on participation trophies like only the Black Mamba can

The Lakers legend wants you to never be content with finishing anywhere but first place<p>Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has never been shy of …

Basketball

The U.S. Virgin Islands Will Give You Money to Visit in 2017

🚨 This is not a drill. 🚨<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the U.S. Virgin Islands will *pay you* to take a vacation …

A 12-Month "I Am Strong" Challenge Better Than Any New Year's Resolution

While New Year's resolutions are often well-intentioned, the sad truth is that they usually fall out of focus. Have you been there before? We certainly have. So what's a more actionable way to meet your goals every month? Mix it up and have a clear objective month by month, rather than for the year …

When You're in Love, Should You Watch Out for Rivals?

They say that when you’re in love with a beautiful woman, you watch your friends. And by "they," I mean 70s musician Dr. Hook.*<p>Hook was not a real …

The Burden On Black Teachers: 'I Don't Belong At Your Table'

Students need many things, from visionary principals to sharp pencils. Somewhere near the top of that list should be these two words:<p>Black teachers.<p>As of 2012, 16 percent of public school students were African-American, while just 7 percent of teachers were black. To make matters worse, according …

Teaching

We asked each other 36 questions to fall in love. Then we broke up.

Our first weekend as a couple, my boyfriend and I asked each other those 36 questions to fall in love, which appeared in a New York Times Modern Love column last year. We’d been friends for years and were giving things a shot, romantically.<p>In answering those questions — which covered our lives’ …

Relationships

Pichai, Zuckerberg, Cook among top 50 CEOs in America

Chief executives of tech companies manage to snag 18 spots on Glassdoor's annual list of the highest-rated CEOs in America.<p>Larry Page is a tough act to follow. But Google CEO Sundar Pichai is holding his own.<p>Page led last year's Glassdoor list of the top 50 chief executives in the US. Pichai …

CEOs

Small Details Which Have A Huge Impact On Your Style

When it comes to improving your style, focusing on the fundamentals is often the best place to start. As your style develops, you’ll soon start to …

Social Media

5 Training Tips For Bigger Calves

If you’re not doing these things during a calf raise, you’re not maximizing your gains<p>For <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, the calf struggle is real.<p>Men with calves that sit high up on their lower leg—like Gaddour’s do—have trouble making the muscles appear bigger, no matter how much time …

Workouts

The 3 Best Exercises For Building Bigger, Stronger Quads | Men's Health

Steve Sanford<p><b>Barbell Front Squat</b><br>Squatting with the weight in front provides a counterbalance that helps you keep your trunk upright, shifting the load onto your quads.<p>Go harder: Elevate your heels by wearing Olympic lifting shoes or by placing them on weight plates. Do 5 sets of 5 with a weight …

Think Positive: Proven Tools for Lifting Out of a Bad Mood

It might seem in the midst of a bad mood that there’s not much you can do to change it. You feel lousy and the last happy moment you had is hardly at …

Top 8 Weight Training Exercises to Build Muscle at Home

The best weight training exercises to build muscle are compound exercises that affect multiple muscle groups. Exercises like the squat, deadlift or …

Workouts

The 5-Minute Maxout Workout

The Maxout Workout is intense, but extremely efficient<p>Five minutes? That’s it?<p>Trust us, you don’t want to go for longer than that.<p>Follow-along with <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande in the workout shown above. Each minute, you’ll attack a different part of your body with two separate …

Exercise

20 Muscle-Building Monkey Bar Exercises For a Killer Bodyweight Workout

They don’t call it a jungle gym for nothing. Jon Hinds, owner of the Monkey Bar Gym, says monkey bars are one of the most effective and versatile …

Workouts

11 ways to get richer this year without winning the lottery

Three lucky winners will split the record $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot, leaving the rest of us disappointed and down a few dollars.<p>The good news is that there are other ways to get start getting rich this year.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made …

A Beginners Guide To Calisthenics Workouts | Definition & Exercises

<b>By Leigh Kettle |</b><p><b>Calisthenics/Street Workout Athlete</b><p>For many potential fitness enthusiasts, joining the gym can be a very big and often daunting …

Lakers nearly set a dubious team record in an 86-74 loss to Utah

The great debate Sunday: Would the<p>Lakersscore under 70 points and set a team record?<p>They almost did in a numbingly boring 86-74 loss to the<p>Utah JazzatStaples Center.<p>They shot 28.6% in the first half, 32.6% overall and found a new way to lose — with only 10 players suiting up because of injuries …

Basketball

4 Ways Your Workout Should Change After You Turn 40

There’s no getting around biology: with the passage of time, we all become a little stiffer, squishier, wobblier. But that said, the 40-something you …

The 6 Most Common Complaints Men Have About Marriage

What do men complain about behind closed doors during couples and family therapy?<p>What do married men complain about behind closed doors during couples and family therapy?<p>Below, marriage therapists open up about the gripes they hear most often from long-married men -- and the advice they give both …

Marriage Advice From Divorced People

It's terrific when happily married people give you love advice but the ones who really know the pitfalls of a life together are those that failed to avoid them.<p>"In a weird twist of fate my sister's divorce was final a week before my wedding. Right before I walked down the aisle Emily took me aside …

Top 5 Parenting Habits for Raising Happy, Healthy Kids

We all know that parenting can be difficult. In those first few months after birth, when you're basking in the glow of becoming a new mom or dad while reeling from the difficulty of nighttime feeds, much of what's necessary to raise a child hasn't really hit you. But, over time, as the months and …

Parenting

This Pediatrician Can Stop Any Baby From Crying In 5 Seconds. Here's How

All you have to do wiggle its little tush. Seriously. No magic wand involved.<p>California pediatrician Dr. Robert C. Hamilton has devised a technique …

Parenting

Basketball Conditioning Drills and Workouts

Here are some great basketball conditioning drills for improving your speed, agility, quickness and power on the court.<p>Most of these drills are …

5 Annoying Questions People With Dreadlocks Are Sick Of Hearing

1. Can I touch it?<p>Ok, I won’t be completely inconsiderate. Some people are curious and are physical experiencers. But to the staggering majority, my …

Dreadlocks Get MBA Student Banned from Academic Conference

I’d hoped 2014 would end without another case of discrimination against loose or loc’ed natural hair in America’s schools and workplaces. Sadly, …

The Fascinating History Of Locs

Dreadlocks, dreads, locks, locs — whatever your term of choice for them may be — are essentially sections of hair that haven't been combed, brushed, …

How Google quietly revved up its very own car company

Google has set up its own car company. The tech giant has flirted with major car firms as it explores driverless cars but has also quietly set up its own auto company, according to documents obtained by the Guardian.<p>Google Auto LLC is headed by Chris Urmson, project lead for Google’s self-driving …

General Motors

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness