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How to live like a local in Edinburgh

Lonely Planet Local Chitra Ramaswamy has lived in Edinburgh for more than a decade. Based in the north of the city in Leith, named one of the UK’s top hipster spots, she loves exploring the historic capital’s world famous architecture, eating out in its many excellent restaurants, sampling the …

Loneliness

You Won't Believe These 25 Netflix Documentaries Are Real

Once you're done binge-watching <b>Queer Eye</b> season two (and bawling your eyes out), you might be in the mood for an addictive, fascinating look at other true events. With so many amazing documentaries on Netflix, covering everything from true crime to sushi chefs, there's no shortage of entertainment …

Entertainment

16,000 votes, 32 nations – so which is the greatest holiday destination in the world?

Over the past month we have pitted 32 nations against each other in our World Cup of Travel, to find out which is the greatest holiday destination on the planet.<p>After more than 16,000 votes on Twitter, and some seriously nail-biting contests, we can reveal that the winner of our tournament is …

European Travel

How Technology and Smarts Help Athletes Push the Limits

Magazine<p>Science is helping to create new training methods and amazing performances by athletes such as swimmer Katie Ledecky. How much faster, stronger, and better can humans get?<p><b>The race for the ages</b> can be run only in our imagination: Usain Bolt vs. Jesse Owens.<p>Bolt is in his 21st-century lane, a …

The ultimate Californian road trip: where to go, what to see

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>Vogue contributor and Moda Operandi communications director Hayley Bloomingdale, a California native, shares her top tips - where to …

Squat 101: How to Know The Best Squat for Your Body

Where should your toes point? Should you be using a barbell? A kettlebell? All your burning squat questions, answered.<p>Here's a fun way to cause some controversy: Walk into a gym, and ask five people to do a squat.<p>Odds are, you’re going to see five variations of the move. From where to put your feet …

Best Road Trips in the World: 8 Drives Worth Flying For

There’s no shortage of stunning road trips here in the United States. However, some of the most beautiful drives are worth <i>flying</i> for. Here are eight …

The 11 Smartest Documentaries on Netflix

Expand your mind with stories about conjoined twins, false confessions, and the time John Huston went off to fight in World War II.<p>Perhaps the quickest way to <i>Matrix</i>-download new knowledge into your brain is to consume it in documentary form. All you have to do is plop yourself in front of a screen …

Rachel Dolezal

The ‘Sex Cult’ That Preached Empowerment

One winter morning in a conventional suburb outside Albany, N.Y., Nancy Salzman, the 63-year-old president of a self-improvement company named Nxivm, sat on a mahogany-colored stool in her kitchen. Her tasteful home was surrounded by other Nxivm members’ modest townhouses or capacious stone …

5 Amazing All-inclusive Resorts for Anyone Who Hates All-Inclusive Resorts

If you’re a frequent reader of The Manual, cruises and all-inclusive resorts probably aren’t your thing. They’re stuffy, theme park-style, …

Going on Vacation? Try This Celebrity Trainer's Equipment-Free, Total-Body Workout

If you're anything like me, whenever you take a vacation, you find yourself stressed about all the outfits you need to pack (and never wear), and how you're going to work out. Yes, it's a vacation, but being active without having to worry about making it to work on time for a meeting makes the …

The T&C Hotel Awards: The Best New Hotels in the World

Creating a good hotel, Mark Twain wrote in 1898, “is an art apart,” and he went on to quote (of all people) Saint Francis of Assisi: “All saints can …

Mindfulness may have been over-hyped

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for millennia – and today is a billion-dollar business. But how much does the practice really change our health?<p>In late 1971, US Navy veteran Stephen Islas returned from Vietnam, but the war continued to rage in his head. “I came very close to committing …

Mindfulness

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.<p>I. “The Clock Is Ticking”<p>In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship,</i> …

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These Are the 66 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Sony Pictures

Cristiano Ronaldo's quick-hit abs workout for a shredded six-pack

Courtesy of Nike<p>Courtesy of Nike<p><b>Duration</b> 15<p><b>Exercises</b> 11<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>In the soccer world, Cristiano Ronaldo is a god among men.<p>In the aesthetics world, …

The Only North American Mountains That Blow Colorado Away

My parents were professional photographers, and not coincidentally I grew up in the shadow of the most gorgeous mountains in the hemisphere. Work …

Get a Super Strong Core with Celebrity Trainer Lacey Stone's Summer Abs Workout

Want to look and feel strong this summer?<p>Celebrity trainer Lacey Stone — who appeared on Khloé Kardashian’s total transformation reality show <i>Revenge</i> …

Workouts

The Elimination Workouts: 3 routines that reconstruct your body

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could just pick and point where you wanted to cut body fat from your body? It would! But unfortunately it’s not exactly …

A Perfect 10-Day Southwest Road Trip Itinerary

If you ask me about the best way to explore the United States, I won't hesitate to say a road trip. Road tripping is by...The post A Perfect 10-Day …

National Parks

7 Short and Sweet Resistance Training Routines to Develop Your Legs

The legs. They get you from point A to B. They're a woman's (and man's) best friend. They're the genesis for all skill executions. <b>Throw a ball or</b> …

A 15-Minute Workout That’ll Help You Crush Your Next Cardio Session

If you want to get better at cardio workouts spend some time doing plyometric exercises, explains Sara Lewis, trainer and owner of XO Fitness in …

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Advanced Training Strategy for Natties<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>The number one mistake by natural lifters is doing too much volume. You need to …

Workouts

18 Underrated National Parks to Add to Your Bucket List

Awe-inspiring — and probably way less crowded, too.<p>Everyone is familiar with Yellowstone and Yosemite. And for good reason: they're gorgeous. But we're going to go on record to say these less well-known destinations are just as good.

5-Day Bodybuilding Schedule for Men

One of the most popular bodybuilding workout schedules is a five-day split, in which you train one of five parts of your body on a each day of the …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 August 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>July 27, 2018<p>Taking place on top of the Riesenrad ferris wheel in Vienna, volleyball teams from Austria and Norway …

America's Most Scenic Roads

The T-shirts all say: <i>I survived the road to Hana</i>. It can take more than two and a half hours to travel the 52 miles from Kahului to Hana, as you …

Here's What Happens To Your Body When You Hike The Appalachian Trail

After trekking 2,000 miles of mountainous terrain on foot, I transformed physically and spiritually, but that didn't mean I wanted to totally erase my old self.<p><b>In 2009, I set out</b> to hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Over the five months it took me to cover those 2,000 miles of …