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5 Problems That Can Sink Your Relationship

She's got issues, you've got problems. We unzip them<p>Dating and air travel have at least one thing in common: It's rare to see anyone arrive baggage-free. In fact, nearly seven out of 10 people think their partner brings issues into a relationship, a study in <i>Human Communication</i> reports. Use these …

5 Flirting Fails You Make Every Weekend

You've got the charm, but can't seal the deal. Ditch these tricks from your pickup playbook<p>Another Friday night, another fresh chance to charm her pants off—only to leave the club disappointed. If you haven't had much luck luring the ladies lately, maybe it's time to reassess your seduction …

4 Mistakes Guaranteed to Get You Friend-Zoned

Follow our expert tips to avoid being banished to relationship purgatory.<p>I’m chatting with my friend Patrick, and he’s telling me about a girl he recently went to dinner with. He says she’s hot, and that she’s been texting him a lot—but what should he text back?<p>I ask him about the content of her …

Blast Your Lower Body with the Glute Gauntlet

Feel the burn with this high-rep, 2-move challenge<p>You don't have to lift weights to reach peak performance. Plyometrics—superfast explosive movements—can improve your athleticism and skyrocket your fitness to an insane level, says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <b>The IMPACT! Body Plan</b>. The reason: …

Why I Teach Plato to Plumbers

Liberal arts and the humanities aren't just for the elite.<p>Once, when I told a guy on a plane that I taught philosophy at a community college, he responded, “So you teach Plato to plumbers?” Yes, indeed. But I also teach Plato to nurses’ aides, soldiers, ex-cons, preschool music teachers, janitors, …

3 Stupid Things You Do at the Gym

Are you guilty of these muscle mistakes?<p>I usually reserve the word "stupid" for things like wrestling an adult grizzly bear or sticking your finger in an electrical socket. But, unfortunately, there are lots of stupid things happening at gyms across America, too.<p>Now, I don't like to pass judgment …

Mayo Clinic

Circuit Workouts for Big Shoulders and a Ripped Six-Pack

Following a workout routine day-in and day-out can get tedious and boring. Sometimes it's a good idea to just break the routine and go with a quick …

Bodyweight Exercise

Be Passionate. Be Reckless. Be Great.

In another lifetime, I used to believe that all of the great artists, the monumental thinkers and the cultural needle movers, were each given a grand story to tell by circumstance, by chance. They were born in a specific place, at a very specific time, with challenged beginnings that would …

Albert Einstein

8 Scientifically Proven Ways to Maximize Your Mid-Day Break

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>I’ve noticed that the way I spend my lunch break affects how productive I am for the rest of the day: how quickly I get started once I get back to my desk, how effective I am in the first hour after lunch, and …

How to Make a Coffee Table from a Whiskey Barrel | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Pete Sveen. It originally appeared on his website, diypete.com.</i><p>A while back, a buddy of mine came across a …

5 Fast, Easy, Fresh Comfort Food Recipes for Dinner

From shrimp to lamb stir-fry, these five quick, easy comfort food recipes will become weeknight dinner staples.

Cooking

The Ultimate Morning Workout

Jumpstart your fat burners and build muscle with this quick at-home routine<p>Warm up with the mobility and dynamic flexibility moves. Then perform the 1-minute drill. Rest 15 to 30 seconds, then do the strength circuit. Rest 1 minute. Repeat the drill and strength circuit sequence three to five …

How to End a Conversation Like a Man | The Art of Manliness

We’ve done several articles on the Art of Manliness covering the wonderful art of conversation, from its dos and donts, to how to make small talk, to …

'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).

Breakfast

The 100 Greatest Free Fonts for 2014

Here we are, once again, with our now-famous selection of the top 100 free fonts for 2014. This year we have only selected fonts published or updated …

The New Secret To Interview Success: Leave Something Behind

One of the most common (and most important) pieces of job-searching advice out there is to be memorable.<p>And there are lots of ways to do it—give a firm handshake, look the hiring manager in the eye, ask smart questions about the position or company, and show just how well you’d fit in with the …

Boost Your Metabolism With Pushup-5 Variations

Dave Dreas ISSA, CPT

6 of Lightroom's Hidden Treasures

6 of Lightroom's Hidden Treasures - virtual copy, soft proofing, smart previews, lights out, targeted adjustment, and visualize spots.

Photography

The ABCs of Nutrition

Have you ever thought about all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and super foods one must keep track of in order to maintain a healthy diet? It can be overwhelming, especially because most have little to no idea about what exactly is in their food.<p><i>Why are spinach and other leafy greens good for</i> …

Guide to Life: Use Proper Grammar

Writing with proper grammar is one of the easiest ways to establish credibility. For example, when was the last time you trusted the guy who opened …

Grammar

Arroz con Leche

Arroz con leche is Mexican rice pudding whose name literally means “rice with milk”. I’ve seen many versions of arroz con leche that use different …

Recipes

8 unconventional exercises to work your abs like they've never been worked before

Just about any fit guy can score a six-pack. But the <i>Men's Fitness</i> guy doesn't settle—especially when it comes to sculpting a ripped midsection. Of …

Bodyweight Exercise

14 Ways to Weightlift

14 Ways to Weightlift<p>Weightlifting isn't as cut and dry as just picking things up and putting them down, or lifting as heavy as possible. …

7 Secrets For Saying The Right Words, Every Time

<b>Forbes</b><p>These days I receive a great number of books for prospective review. Very few make a major impact, but the book I received this week — Pitch Perfect: How To Say It Right The First Time, Every Time had my attention from the word “go.” Due April 1, Pitch Perfect is the product of two-time Emmy …

Public Speaking

6 Fast, Healthy Fish Recipes You Can Make on a Weeknight

Cooking

5 muscle-building, fat-burning stir-fry recipes

1. Hawaiian pork stir-fry<p>Pineapple makes this rich, teriyaki-glazed pork stir-fry perfectly Hawaiian, and gives it a bright burst of sweet crunch.<p>The …

The 17 best ways to fire up your metabolism

1. Pump iron<p>Strength training tears down muscle tissue, which “costs” calories as your body recovers and rebuilds in the following hours. Better …

3 Fat-Blasting Cardio Combos You Must Try

Do these drills once, and they’ll forever change the way you think about cardio<p>Looks like Punxsutawney Phil was right: Temperatures have plummeted outside, and we’re facing another six weeks of winter. But you don’t have to brave the icy weather or grind away on a treadmill to get in your cardio …

7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …

5 healthy habits to live fat-free

Let's get this out of the way first—if you're reading <b>Men's Fitness</b>, we're going to assume you already know that you should eat less fat and more …