Nicolas Lukac

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I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde perennially tanned travel photographer seems to spend more …

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Your Four-Week Workout Plan To Build Muscle

When asked what body part they would most like to change, many men say they want either a bigger chest, bigger arms or a smaller belly. But to make a …

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

The Workout to Burn Off Your Belly Fat

“You can rip out ab exercises all day long in the gym, but without the right combination of high-intensity fat-burning cardio along with specific …

The 15-minute, Fat-burning Workout for Busy Guys

A middle-aged guy takes his shirt off and looks in the mirror. What does he see?<p>That’s not the beginning of a joke, although what he sees might be …

What It's Like to Eat at the Best Restaurant in Iceland

But while Reykjavik is now full of acclaimed restaurants, gastro pubs, and fine dining establishments, the real Icelandic epicurean gem is one not …

A Great Cross-Training Sneaker Is a Real Triple Threat—These Are the 10 Best

From agility and lifting, to boxing and HIIT.<p>The perfect workout sneaker does a few things. First, it should keep you supported and free from injury. It should also be multi-functional, maintaining that support across different workouts. And maybe, just maybe, it should look pretty good too. …

7 Agonizing 2-minute Workouts That’ll Torch Every Muscle in Your Body

You can’t step foot in a gym these days without hearing rabid talk about the VersaClimber. Thanks to the excruciating full-body workout it provides, …

The Ultimate Body Transformation Plan

How much can you change your body in four weeks? More than you think – but only if you have three things: a good exercise plan, smart eating rules, …

The Super-Versatile Spring Jacket That's a Genuine Style Icon

Wait, you don't have a Baracuta G9 yet?<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>A brief list of the men who have worn the Baracuta G9 jacket over the years: Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, …

35 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That You Will Be Obsessed With Too

Some products are so unique, so brilliant, or solve a problem <i>so</i> skillfully that all the hype surrounding them is actually well-deserved. When this …

Most Expensive Sushi in the US (That's Actually Worth It)

For those looking to drop a dramatic amount of money on dinner—whether for a showy business meeting, or an anniversary, or a rare, calculated …

Courmayeur Is Northern Italy's Hidden Treasure—and the Perfect Mountain Vacation

This year, skip Vail and book a trip to Italy.<p>You’re starting to plan your pre-holiday vacation. Ski towns are fun. Aspen, with all its glorious panoramas and luxury resorts, seems like a solid choice for a destination…right?<p>My advice: skip the corporate sponsor vibes and overpriced burger bars, …

How Illusionist Derren Brown Came Out After Rejecting Gay ‘Cure’ Therapy

The star British illusionist is amazing audiences in his debut New York show. In a candid interview, he discusses ‘cure’ therapy, coming out, and how …

How much turmeric should you actually be taking?

By now you know: Inflammation is considered by many to be the root cause of some major health ailments (everything from bloating to autoimmune …

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

How can you get rich? There are plenty of paths to wealth.<p>You could win the lottery. A long-lost uncle could pass away and leave you his stash of bitcoins. Of course, there are plenty of other methods to getting rich as well. One way to seriously consider is to buy stocks that are poised to benefit …

Hong Kong's top 10 private kitchens | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Opening a new restaurant in Hong Kong is tough.<p>With one of the highest per-capita concentrations of restaurants in the world, this is a city that makes you work for your reputation -- no matter how much talent you have.<p>The result has been an abundance of private kitchens -- ventures by …

The 10 cheapest, fastest-growing and most beloved Dow stocks

To some, Dow 20,000 is a cause for celebration. To others, it’s just a fascination. For shrewd investors, it’s an opportune time to consider how …

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Opinion: These 85 stocks are now on a ‘buy’ list as Donald Trump takes office

Donald Trump’s critics like to claim he doesn’t stand for anything. But that’s just because they haven’t looked hard enough.<p>In speeches, online …

Investing

The truth about analyst research, diversification you don't need, and investing ideas for the Trump era

The most definitive statement I've ever seen regarding the value of sell-side research for the average investor was published Friday. Bloomberg's Matt Levine, a lawyer and former Goldman Sachs banker wrote, "If you believe that the job of a sell-side analyst is to tell people which stocks to buy …

Value Investing 2017: 3 Stocks to Put on Your Radar

Image source: Getty Images.<p>It's easier said than done, but one of the best ways to ensure above average returns is to buy great companies at great prices and hold on for a long time. Maybe you've honed a value investing strategy over the years or are looking to start in 2017. Either way, here's why</b> …

Why Gay Men Need A More Effective Space To Connect

It's such a saturated market. Grindr, Gaydar, Hornet, Recon... the list goes on and on. And it doesn't take a lot to work out what they're all aimed …

The 2016 election pitted booming cities against stagnant rural areas

The 2016 election was a virtual tie, with Hillary Clinton narrowly winning the popular vote, while Donald Trump won just enough states for a majority in the Electoral College. But if elections were based on economic output instead of population, the 2016 election would have been a blowout for …

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

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Sample the wine and the wow of Mexico's Guadalupe Valley, before the hordes descend

When I heard there was an off-the-beaten path winemaking region in northern Baja California that travelers were comparing to early Napa Valley, I was skeptical. But the Valle de Guadalupe, or Guadalupe Valley, about 26 miles northeast of Ensenada, is for real. Better yet, it is easily …

Here's the One Simple Formula You Need to Make Dozens of the World's Best Cocktails

Why equal-parts cocktails are your new secret weapon.<p>Drinking is easy, but making cocktails can be complicated: What’s a jigger? Is that shrub really …

An Autumnal Take On a Summer Favorite

A case for bringing the Aperol Spritz into fall.<p>The orange-hued Aperol spritz may have sidelined rosé as this year’s warm weather drink of choice, and it looks like it has some seasonal staying power.<p>At August Laura, an Italian-influenced cocktail bar in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, bartender <b>Sofia</b> …

The Best Travel Agents for Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific

<i>The A-List is</i> Travel + Leisure'<i>s annual selection of the world's best travel agents and destination specialists, as chosen by the editors. Rely on</i> …

Your New Skincare Secret Weapon Is Straight Out of the Ocean

Algae makes all the difference. (And it doesn't hurt your hair either.)<p>There’s another off-kilter element vying to make an appearance in your medicine cabinet: algae. Yup, the stuff that's currently being blamed for Rio's shamrock-green Olympic pools might make the water there murky, but athletes' …

17 Tips for Being a Better Top

Let me state this at the beginning: I am a bottom. A marathon-sex, Preparation-H, take-dick-like-a-champ bottom. I tend to outlast tops. Ten tops …