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The 9 Best Pairs of Underwear For Men

From boxer briefs to leggings and trunks.<p>The wrong pair of underwear has the power to ruin your day.<p>Swamp crotch, a lack of support, or an uncomfortable fabric are all enough to distract you from going about your business as usual. Who can focus at work while constantly needing to adjust their junk?<p>…

Clothing

7 Perfect Men's Products For Shaving Sensitive Skin

These solutions will end the red, irritated skin.<p>Well, it's time. Finally. You've beaten your PR in the category of beard length, but you can no longer stand the <i>Duck Dynasty</i>-esque monstrosity on your face. For some people, avoiding busting out the razor or the beard trimmer is as simple as personal …

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>9 min read<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the …

Communication Skills

The 10 Best Workout Moves For Your Back

Add these workout moves to your routine to sculpt a bigger, stronger back.<p>When you're in the gym, what's your main focus? What you see in the mirror when you face up to yourself—or what everyone else sees when you turn away? If you're like most guys, the answer is probably the former, and chest day …

Workouts

In-N-Out Adds Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa — the First New Menu Item in More Than a Decade!

Now you can get hot cocoa with your Double-Double.<p>In-N-Out, famous for its burgers, fries, sodas and shakes, has added the 8 oz. hot chocolate to its …

How to unlock Netflix to watch every movie and TV show using these secret codes

With this simple trick, Netflix users can unlock a whole new world of content.<p>Netflix users are already in treat with a wide range of movies and TV …

Brisket, Latkes, Rugelach And More: 10 Delicious Haukkah Recipes

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with family, friends, and lots of delicious food. Happy Hanukkah!<p><b>1. Curried Sweet Potato Pancakes</b><p>Spiced with an aromatic blend of curry, cumin, ginger, and cayenne pepper, these exotic latkes double as a fabulous winter side dish. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Onion Braised Beef</b> …

The 30-Second Stretch You Should Do Every Morning

You won’t believe how good your body feels for the rest of the day<p>You don’t need to spend an hour doing yoga every morning to improve your mobility. A simple 30-second morning stretch will warm up your muscles and lubricate your joints, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, …

Commuting

One Of the Best Lower-Body Exercises On the Planet Just Got Even Better

Try this combo on your next leg day<p>Bodyweight lunges may not be very exciting, but they should be part of your lower-body regimen. They build explosive power, while also improving your strength, stability, and mobility, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.<p>Perform them back-to-back …

Muscle

The 3-Move Workout That Gives You 6-Pack Abs

Define every inch of your midsection with these targeted exercises<p><b>Trainer:</b> Cory Gregory, bodybuilder and trainer at CoryGFitness.com<p><b>Benefit:</b> This three-move workout is designed to target and build thickness in each portion of your rectus abdominis, or your “six-pack” muscle. The weighted crunches …

This Exercise Is the Antidote To Spending All Day In a Chair

It makes your butt look better, too<p>The exercise in the video above may look like something Jane Fonda would do—but it’s not just for making your butt look great in spandex. (Although it will accomplish that.)<p>The lateral leg raise strengthens your gluteus minimus, the muscle on the side of your butt …

Workouts

7 Proven Tips To Lose Weight And Keep It Off

According to Gary Foster, Ph. D (University of Pennsylvania), almost 65% of all dieters end up back at their old weight within 3 years. That’s the …

20 Profound Ways to Instantly Reduce Your Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

Self-help

How to Use Snapchat: A Crash Course on Filters, Memories, Snapcash & More

I thought I knew how to use Snapchat, the service that lets you send disappearing photos and videos to friends, but there are a lot of smaller Snapchat features within the larger context of sending pictures and videos to your friends and family. Snapchat is known as an app for millennials, but …

Visit this site before you pay hackers a ransom for your files

The use of ransomware has been on the rise in recent times. Earlier this year, a hospital in Hollywood paid $17,000 in Bitcoin to hackers who’d encrypted its files so they’d unlock them; a Canadian university paid $20,000 to attackers for the same reason just last month.<p>And no, individuals aren’t …

Taking Your Kid To The Movies For The First Time? Here's What You Need To Know

<i>By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media</i><p>Before you had kids, a trip to the movies was a no-brainer. You liked the actor or the movie poster was cool, so you went. Simple. But if you have little kids, you have to put a bit more thought into a visit to the multiplex, especially the first time you go. If …

Find out how much time remains before your laptop is fully charged

If you are waiting for your laptop's battery to charge fully before heading out for the day, both OS X and Windows 10 will show you the time remaining.<p>Your battery will charge faster, of course, if you leave the lid closed and the screen off. If you are attempting to eek out the last few minutes of …

Amazon's screenwriting tool lets you easily share scripts

We all have at least one great story to tell, and Amazon's free screenplay writing software is intended to help you spin that tale. Like other screenwriting tools, Amazon Storywriter auto-formats your work to the required industry standard, with the added benefit of letting you submit your script …

Amazon Studios

These guys created an app that stops college students from using their phones — and it's so successful they dropped out of college

Richardson, a computer science major, noticed something that was bugging him.<p>While in class, everyone was looking at their phones, texting, and doing whatever, with "no one paying attention to the teachers" as Gardner recalls.<p>The more they talked about it, the more annoyed they were. If technology …

How to make your laptop boot faster

If your laptop takes its sweet time booting up, then here are some things you can do to put a little pep back in its startup step.<p>Get an SSD<p>You can breathe new life and faster boot times into old laptops by replacing spinning hard drives (HDD) with a new solid-state drive (SSD).<p>Without needing to …

Operating Systems

These secret codes have completely changed how I watch Netflix

We've all been there. You sit down on the couch, turn on Netflix, and the next thing you know, you've spent 20 minutes scrolling through shows and movies without finding a single thing you actually want to watch.<p>You feel like you've seen everything before, the recommended choices don't look …

5 Windows 10 tricks you need to know

Windows 10 is now installed on more than 200 million gadgets worldwide. That's quite a feat in the tech world, since its official release was only six months ago. If your computer is one of those gadgets, you've probably found Windows 10 has its share of sheer winning features and, unfortunately, …

How 'Star Wars' actor John Boyega got ripped in just 21 days

Recently, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" star John Boyega told British Vogue that his character Finn will be "much more physical" in the next "Star Wars" movie, "Episode VIII."<p>"I might be in the gym a bit more," the British actor said.<p>Turns out he wasn't joking.<p>After filming wrapped on "The Force …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deleted Scenes

<b>JJ Abrams</b>‘ first cut of <b>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b> was almost two hours and forty minutes in length. Lets be clear, that’s his first cut of the …

Star Wars

Amazon launches a free cloud-based screenwriting app

Amazon has unveiled Storywriter, a free cloud-based tool for writing movie and TV screenplays in standard format that’s suitable for users of all skill levels.<p>Storywriter includes a number of useful features such as automatically formatting your text while you type, auto-saving and …

Amazon Studios

TV station shelves expensive gear to report the news with iPhones

The Apple advertising campaign “Shot on iPhone 6” can now be a line on the closing credits of a Swiss news station, which now does 100 percent of its broadcasts on the iPhone.<p>During the summer, <i>Léman Bleu</i> gave each of its reporters an iPhone 6 kit to shoot their stories and use for live shots. That …

More than 75m PCs were upgraded to Windows 10 in the first month, and readers still have questions about installation disks, product keys, downgrading and more<p>Can I download the upgrade, store the files, and install it about a week later? <b>Ernst</b><p>Is there any reason to let a Microsoft store install the …

Windows 10

Zeetings Adds Interactivity And Analytics To Your Presentations

Tired of making (or watching) the same old PowerPoint presentations? An Australian startup called Zeetings gives you new tools to interact with your audience and track their engagement.<p>“Despite the fact that we’ve got completely new capabilities in our hands in terms of technology, presentations …

19 tools to start your podcast from scratch

“Slack is starting a podcast for some reason.”<p>That was the headline of a recent Fortune.com article. Author Tom Huddleston, Jr. wondered why Slack, “a hot Silicon Valley company with a fast-growing valuation,” would “make the most of its ever-growing momentum” by launching a podcast.<p>But to content …