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Warren Buffett's Secret of Success

<b>We welcome back our new contributing editor, Shawn Allen, who this week looks at the amazing career of one of the world’s great investors and offers his insights into the phenomenal success ofWarren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s Berkshire Hathaway Corp. Shawn has been providing stock picks on his</b> …

Investing

Do you have HPV? It's Very Possible, But Does It Matter?

A new study finds HPV infects two-thirds of healthy Americans<p>A new study has found that more than two-thirds of healthy American adults have been infected with at least one strain of human papillomavirus (HPV), but a "delicate balancing" act across 109 different strains frequently renders the …

Public Health

How Heat Ruins Your Outdoor Workouts

Stay safe every time you break a sweat outside this summer<p>As the heat index rises, so too does your risk of developing some sort of heat-related illness. And if you regularly take your workout outdoors, then you need to take extra precautions before you start exercising.<p>“If it’s hot, humid, and …

Wellness

How to Lose Weight around the Clock

Meals to pack for all-day energy<p><b>Question:</b> I work 12-hour shifts. What are some easy meals I could take with me to make it through the day?<p><i>(from reader Dustin Yesenia Hippensteel)</i><p><b>Answer:</b> Think outside the brown bag. Blend up a smoothie in the a.m. and stash it in the fridge until you need a snack. …

The Summer Body-Fat Shredder

Try this fat-blasting, 100-rep challenge to test your endurance and your willpower<p>Since Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, this weekend's two-move challenge is designed to jack up your heart rate and incinerate calories—and help make sure you're ready for "judgment day." (The first …

Workouts

The CrossFit Workout You Have to Try

Can you finish this routine in less than 20 minutes?<p>I've owned my CrossFit NRG in Salt Lake City, Utah, since 2008. Whenever I program a workout for my students, I think of it in one of two ways: high-skill or low-skill.<p>High-skill movements—like Olympic lifts—take a lot practice and instruction. I …

Ditch Your Belly for Good

The diet and exercise secrets for shedding pudge once and for all<p><b>Question:</b> I have been working out 5 to 6 times per week, (Thank You DeltaFit!!) and changed to a healthy diet, but I still have a layer of fat around my stomach. (Belly button area.) What do I have to do to get rid of this?<p><i>(from</i> …

Why You Can Blame Genetics for Your Small Arms—and What You Should Do about It

Your body's limitations are your secret weapon for packing on muscle mass<p>We all understand that genes determine basic features like our height or eye color. If you and your wife have blue eyes, and your baby's eyes are brown, you know it's time to contact the divorce lawyer. And if someone offered …

Blast Belly Fat without Any Cardio

For weight loss, step off the literal and metaphorical treadmill<p><b>Question:</b> Getting to the gym on a regular basis with long hours of work and lots of other responsibilities can be tricky. The days I do go to the gym I’d much rather lift weights than do cardio. Can I lose belly fat with …

Is Your Sleep Messing with Your Waistline?

Or is your waistline messing with your sleep? Fortunately, we have a solution that works either way<p>The other night I faced a dilemma. My favorite baseball team was on ESPN. And a new episode of my favorite series was on HBO. No, it's not exactly Sophie's choice, especially when you factor in a DVR. …

Never Complain About Low-Fat Food Again!

Healthy foods that taste better than the fried version! Yeah, right. But there are ways to fool your brain and stomach<p>You’ve probably fallen into the trap of cooking up a healthier version of a favorite guilty pleasure only to be disappointed when the first bite tastes like cardboard. But it’s …

How to Get Absolutely Anything You Want in Life

This comedian reveals the simple secret<p>J.B. Smoove is a man on the move. While that means he keeps bouncing between big jobs—from his beloved role as Leon Black on <i>Curb Your Enthusiasm</i> to his recurring gig on CBS's hit <i>The Millers—</i>it also means he <i>literally can't sit still</i>. For proof, check out clips …

Comedy

Lose Weight without Ditching Booze

We’ll drink to that!<p><b>Question:</b> How much does alcohol consumption really affect weight loss?<p><i>(from reader Gerald Decoste)</i><p><b>Answer:</b> In moderation—about one to two glasses per day—alcohol may not affect your ability to shed pounds. One study found that moderate drinkers were 27 percent less likely to be …

5 Smart Tips from a Weight-Loss Expert

What's the best diet? How can you fill up faster? Our expert weight-loss coach has the answers<p>The question David Katz, M.D., M.P.H., hears most often is, "What's the best diet for weight loss?" His answer: The diet you can stick with.<p>"You can't strong-arm your way through meals you hate in the long …

Work Your Back and Biceps in One Go

Score the beach-ready body you crave with this barbell move<p>Sport a V-shaped torso by adding the underhand-grip barbell row to your routine. It hits your upper-back muscles and straightens your posture all at once.<p>"When pulling the weight to your chest, you have to rely on your rear deltoids, …

No, Diet Soda Isn't the Key to Your Weight Loss

Here’s the scoop on the latest study claiming water is worse than a diet cola<p>Did you see the headlines? <i>New study says diet cola helps you slim down better than water!</i> That’s the report of new research in the journal <i>Obesity</i> that found a group of dieters who drank diet sodas lost 13 pounds after 12 …

Nutrition

Bust Through a Fitness Plateau

How to jumpstart your weight-loss progress<p><b>Question:</b> I’ve been CrossFit training and eating clean for two years now and have lost about 40 pounds and gained a lot of muscle, but I seem to have hit a plateau. Any advice on how to drop those last stubborn 20 pounds?<p><i>(from reader Guy Miron)</i><p><b>Answer:</b> First …

Fitness

The 3-Move Shoulder Scorcher

Put your strength and muscular endurance to the test with this upper-body weekend challenge<p>A 25-pound weight plate might not sound too heavy, but it'll feel like a ton once you're done with this shoulder-sizzling challenge. Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <b>The IMPACT! Body Plan</b>, chose three moves …

Your Biggest Question Answered: Cardio or Weights?

Follow this higher order for optimal fitness<p><b>Question:</b> Is it better to do cardio before or after weightlifting?<p><i>(from reader Anthony Aguilera)</i><p><b>Answer:</b> Don’t blow your load on the treadmill, says Mike Boyle, A.T.C., owner of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Woburn, Massachusetts. When weight …

5 Reasons Crash Diets Are Dumb

This is why you shouldn’t go to extremes to lose weight<p>If you want to lose weight and look good in those trunks this summer, rethink that extreme diet plan. Drastically cutting your calories to slim down has long-term effects on your health, revealed preliminary research presented at a recent …

Nutrition

What's the Best Workout for You?

Cardio? Weights? Answer this question first<p><b>Question:</b> With so many kinds of different workouts, how do I pick the right one for me? <i>(from reader Aaron Medel)</i><p><b>Answer:</b> The right type of workout for you is whatever type of workout you’ll do—even if it’s not the most effective.<p>That because if you enjoy …

The 10-Minute Arms and Abs Assault

Train your upper-body like you've never trained it before<p>We polled Men's Health readers on the body parts they want to work the most, and two areas topped the list: abs and arms. To give you what you want, we turned to BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.— one of the top metabolic conditioning coaches in the …

The Sweat Superstorm

Crank up your metabolism and prepare for torrential sweatfall with this 6-move weekend challenge<p>Sweat is a barometer of effort in the fitness world. Today, Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan,</i> wants to see torrential sweatfall during this challenge.<p>Using 6 different moves, you'll …

Workouts

You Won't Believe How Many Calories This Guy Burned in 60 Seconds!

Just watching this video will make you sweat<p>Watching this video will make your legs scream for mercy and your lungs burn. It might also make you want to puke.<p>In it, Rob MacDonald, general manager of Gym Jones in Salt Lake City, rides an Airdyne bike fast enough to burn an awe-inspiring 87 calories …

The 5 Freshest Foods of Summer

Reinvent your backyard barbecue this summer with nature's freshest ingredients<p>Picking great food means remembering the all-to-brief windows of opportunity that open when the planet—not the supermarket—decides what's available, says David McInerney, cofounder of freshdirect.com. Here are his five …

Food

The Competition Begins for America's Next Top Trainer

The battle is joined as the finalists gather, compete, and one is eliminated<p>Meet America's Next Top Trainer. The video series, that is, not the actual guy—though he is certainly among the finalists in this first episode of the ground-breaking new series, brought to you by <i>Men's Health</i> and EAS.<p>The …

The Biggest Muscle Myth ... Exposed!

You may be surprised at this one<p>Ever hear that a pound of muscle burns 50 calories a day? Forget that stat: It’s a myth. When we asked Jeff Volek, Ph.D., R.D., to roughly estimate the metabolic activity of muscle, his ballpark number surprised even us here at Men’s Health. Dr. Volek’s calculations: …

Build the Ultimate V-Shaped Torso

Sculpt a strong, wide back and a slimmer waist with this old-school exercise<p>The single-arm dumbbell row might not be one of the sexiest or most elaborate exercises, but it's still one of the best ways to get a V-shaped torso. "You have to engage your entire upper back—traps, rhomboids, rear …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

The Law Of Attraction

Stressed? Angry? Just want to hide away from the world?<p>It can be so easy to just get fed up with it all; to want to run away, to stop trying…<p>But when …