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The Morning Grooming Routine Every Man Should Follow

Look after your face - it's the only one you're gonna get<p>How do you like your face in the morning? Unblemished, preferably. Handsome: absolutely. But unlike the DNA winners on every skin wash advert ever, you're going to need some maintenance.<p>Why? Because skin needs hydrating. It needs maintaining. …

Skin Care

As My Family Tried to Arrange My Marriage, I Was Secretly Swiping on Tinder

My parents, unaware that I already had a dating profile of my own, signed me up for an online matchmaking service—similar, in a sense, to Tinder, but with far different expectations.<p><i>This essay originally appeared in the Privacy & Perception Issue of Vice Magazine, created in collaboration with</i> …

Relationships

9 Women-Friendly, Safe Porn Sites That Won't Break Your Computer

Porn, but make it safe.<p>Look, it’s 2018, and everyone’s doing it. Whether you’re into steamy literotica, lesbian porn that averts the male gaze, or the ever-popular porn GIF, more and more sites are meeting the high demand for sex-positive, women-friendly porn.<p>According to Pornhub’s 2017 Year in …

Sculpt Rock-Solid Shoulders and Arms With This 3-Circuit Workout

​Day two of Dad Bod:Redefined will completely scorch your upper body<p>Raising a family is no excuse to get soft.<p>Just because you’re a dad, you don’t need to default into the dad bod—or, at least, the soft and shlubby image that term brings to mind. That’s why we’re taking that label and molding it …

Workouts

9 signs you're being emotionally manipulated by your significant other

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you suddenly realize you’re constantly doing things you never thought you’d do, chances are you might …

Time I

How to go from the couch to running 5K in eight weeks

My biggest piece of advice for anyone who wants to start running is "just start" – lace up your running shoes and go.<p>The hardest part of any exercise program – especially running – is getting started. When I first started to run, each step was torture. Now running is my bliss.<p>Your first workout …

Bar Soap or Body Wash? Here's How to Choose the Best Shower-Time Cleanser

The lowdown on lathering up.<p>We've all been there: Lingering in the hygiene aisle of the grocery store for way too long, trying to weed through all of the brightly colored, strongly scented cleansers claiming to be the next best thing for your skin. It’s a lot to take in, and picking out the right …

Skin Care

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Workouts

Ukraine ceasefire: 'There is shooting all the time'

Skirmishes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels continue despite a truce signed in February, giving little cause for hope of an end to the conflict<p>“This doesn’t smell like peace to me,” said the Monk, sighing heavily in his makeshift control centre, a former chandelier shop in the …

Russia

Men's Fitness Look Great Awards: The Groomer's Tools

<b>SCHICK Hydro 5 Groomer</b>One of the most complete, travel-friendly hair groomers out there shaves, trims, and edges your beard while applying a …

Assad's Devilishly Simple Plan To Bring The West To His Side Against ISIS

And now that ISIS has matured into a regional force that beheaded an American journalist and threatens global interests, Assad is offering to cooperate with the West to fight the extremist group in Syria.<p>"It's a strategy to eliminate the FSA and have the two main players face each other in Syria: …

13 Rules for Being Alone and Being Happy About It

As you read this, I'm flying back to The U.S. from China. Alone. While I was there, I ran a marathon. Alone. I stayed in a hotel room alone (mostly). I wandered around Beijing alone. I sat down to eat at the local restaurants alone.<p>This is normal for me.<p>Sometimes, people ask, "Tyler, wouldn't you …

The 10 Most Insane Telenovelas of All Time

General Hospital and Days of Our Lives have nothing on Rosalinda and La Usurpadora.<p><b>1.</b> <i>Carita de Angel</i>Here's something I've literally never been able to figure out: Why the aunt on <i>Carita de Angel</i> (a show about a little girl growing up in a boarding school) wore a different-colored wig every time she …

10 Apps for People Who Want to Fall in Love

Everyone has a soul mate — at least that’s what fairytales would have us believe. Modern science, however, gives us far more than just one potential …

How Breakups Change as You Get Older

Breaking up at 28 is different than breaking up at 21.<p>At 21, I needed to know why. I wanted to know if there was someone else. I wanted to know what happened. What happened exactly.<p>I thought asking questions would make it better. I thought talking to my friends would make it better. I thought …

Don't Let Anyone Rent Space in Your Head for Free

It is amazing how doing a little introspection and being honest with yourself about the details of what transpired in a situation can shed so much light on why you may have reacted to a situation instead of responded to it mindfully. When you take away your ego and sit in silence, you allow your …

Buenos Aires's citizens take to the courts to save the 'Paris of South America' from bulldozers

A century ago, bountiful grain and beef exports made Argentina the eighth wealthiest nation on Earth. Its per capita income exceeded by 50% that of various European countries, including Italy, and more than tripled that of Japan. An unstoppable wave of emigrants crossed the Atlantic to its main …

3 Lessons About Loneliness That Gave Me Profound Peace

It is my belief that my grandmother died of a lonely heart. Three weeks after the birth of my first child, my grandmother passed away. As I was just learning to raise a little human, I found myself saying goodbye to someone who raised me.<p>What struck me most about my grandmother's life were her last …

Do You Have to Be Reasonable When You're Grieving?

I'm a writer. I fill the Internet with words on grief and love. I do this even as I know that words can never express the true reality of grief. No matter how beautifully or eloquently I may write, those words only gesture towards what is deeper than words.<p><b>I write, knowing that before and inside</b> …

Feel Whole

<b>What's left out?</b><p><b>The Practice:</b><p><b>Feel whole.</b><p><b>Why?</b><p>When I look back on mistakes I've made -- like dumping my anger on someone, making assumptions in haste, partying too much, losing my nerve, being afraid to speak from my heart -- in all cases a part of me had taken over. You know what I mean. The parts …

Death, Life and Rebirth

I have a friend on Facebook who is slowly dying.<p>He announced his terminal cancer diagnosis a few months ago, and since then his friends have been rallying around him. On Facebook, he's been posting pictures of trips to the beach, his favorite drinks at the bar, heartbreaking photos of him and his …

I Quit

In 2007 when I began my personal journey toward creating a peaceful, balanced life aligned with my priorities, I realized authentic success required quitting many things. This included not only cutting back on activities but also quitting attitudes that kept me bound to a life driven by production …

The World Cup of Dirty Dreams: Inside Brazil's Most Infamous Brothel

After four years of tending bar at Centaurus, the most elite brothel in the sex-for-pay melee that is the recklessly beautiful city of Rio de …

Brazil

The Choice

"I have no choice," the man said.<p>"What an opportunity," God replied. She smiled.<p>The man frowned and said nothing. This conversation followed.<p><i>Man:</i> I mean no disrespect, God, but no choice means no opportunity. No free will. Shall I draw you a diagram?<p><i>God:</i> The absence of free will is an illusion, an …

The Perfect 'Imperfect' Relationship

I don't believe in soul mates. That doesn't mean I don't believe in true love or the idea that two people can find each other and be truly happy together for the rest of their lives. What I reject, rather, is the belief that there is only one person in the world for us, and unless we find that …