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The Right Plants Will Make Your Home Look Better—And Make You Happier and Healthier

So, why don't you have any 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>I have a long and, frankly, impressive history of killing every plant I've ever owned. Flowers stayed alive for fewer than 24 hours. …

Plants

Crucial Exercises That Will Ensure You Get Bigger Faster

So you want to build muscle? It’s not as straightforward as just downing protein and lifting heavy. To uncover the secret of how to get muscles, we …

Muscle

Five Cool Watches Under $900 from Independent Brands You Should Be Investing In

Trying to strap some style on your wrist without breaking open the piggy bank? We got you covered. Here are some of our favorite timepieces by …

Watches

How To Iron A Shirt For A Perfectly Crisp Result

Ah, the good old days – when you could throw your dress shirt in a crumpled heap on the floor and your mother would iron it back to perfection. Or …

Sewing

Will Smith Did The #InMyFeelingsChallenge Bigger Than Anyone Else

With a drone and a wish, you can do anything you want.<p>If you need proof that you're not the most outrageous Instagrammer out there, then just bookmark this article and reference it from time to time.<p>As Drake's song "In My Feelings" has been turned into an Internet challenge, aptly titled the …

Will Smith

How a Weighted Vest Helps You Run Faster, Get Stronger, and Look Like an Action Hero

Everything you need to know about the wearable gym accessory that will supercharge every type of workout.<p>Sooner or later, it happens to everyone: You hit a plateau in your exercise regimen, when everything seems to come a little <i>too</i> easy. Your push-ups are picturesque and your squat form is …

Action Hero

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Motivation

Yotam Ottolenghi’s hummus recipes

Hummus gets its name from the Arabic word for “chickpea”, and traditionally it contains just chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; olive oil is used only to finish it off on the plate. Other versions, based mainly on olive oil and containing anything from beetroot to avocado, I’ve always …

Recipes

'I was shocked it was so easy': ​meet the professor who says facial recognition ​​can tell if you're gay

Progress makes people uncomfortable. When the first monkeys walked, other monkeys probably said, 'This is outrageous!'<p>Kosinski received emails from people confused about their sexuality who hoped he'd run their photo through his algorithm<p>If you basically accept we’re just computers, then computers …

Artificial Intelligence

Here’s How To Avoid The Dreaded Skinny-Fat Body

Picture this. The weather’s heating up and the annual pilgrimage to the local swimming spot is in full swing. Immaculate looking bodies are strewn …

Fitness

The 9 Best Brands for Logo-Free Basics

You don't have to be a walking billboard.<p>For too long, we’ve been walking around like human billboards, sporting the iconic symbols of all our favorite brands. And even worse, we’ve been paying major bank for the privilege.<p>The latest cool-kid designers are keeping their signatures on the DL and our …

Men's Fashion

10 Excellent Exercises to Build Strong and Powerful Shoulders

Powerful shoulders are essential for Crossfitters. Many gym rats have strong front deltoids from all the Bench Pressing over the years. Although the …

Workouts

The truth about fasting: Does the 72-hour water fast really work? We tried it and the results were surprising

W hat it would be like if you had no food for three days? No coffee, no juice, no supplements. Just plain old water. Well, let me tell you...<p>First of …

Wellness

House of Commons: ‘smell of boiled cabbage’ – restaurant review

The idea is delightful. Why not open up the dining rooms to those eager to dine like a ​lord, or even like Michael Gove?<p><b>Strangers’ Dining Room at the House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA. Visit parliament.uk to book. Meal for two including drinks and service £180</b><p>Many wretched schemes have …

houseofcommons

A Child Nutritionist Explains Exactly How to Deal With Picky Eaters

Any parent who has ever had a picky eater kid knows firsthand the frustration of trying to get their child to be healthy, adventurous, and well fed, …

Recipes

7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

Leadership

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for jersey royal and green bean istoo

Black pepper, once a highly prized spice for which kingdoms fell and men died, originates in India’s Malabar coast, where it’s one of the main spices of the local cuisine. When used as more than just a seasoning, as in this <i>istoo</i> (a corruption of the word ‘stew’), pepper adds a gentle, rounded heat, …

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The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Workouts

Steak Sauce

Los Angeles chef Josiah Citrin may helm highly acclaimed French restaurant Mélisse, but if you ask him about memorable childhood meals, it all comes …

Recipes

What's the Best Way to Lose a Beer Belly?

When you spend too many nights indulging in the delights of happy hour or make a habit of knocking back a few after you get home from work, the …

Fitness

This 25-minute chicken recipe is so good it could bring back the balsamic craze

Overview Ingredients Steps<p>Overview<p>I share with you a go-to recipe that’s so simple and versatile that it actually dropped out of my weeknight rotation, because (a) it’s “just chicken,” and (b) there are so many other chicken dishes to try. I came up with it back when balsamic vinegar was an “it” …

Recipes

10 Best Chest Exercises For Building Muscle

Chiselled chest? Check. A more defined, powerful upper-body? Check. Bigger pecs? Check, check, check.<p>Not only does a bigger chest look impressive — …

Workouts

The Drinks Bartenders Serve When It's Way Too Hot Out

The most refreshing cocktails for the sweatiest time of year.<p>Save the heavy bourbon drinks for fall, because summer drinking is all about refreshment. Summer cocktails do not mess around: they need to be light and crisp and packed with ice. Think citrus, think gin, think rum, think low-alcohol …

Las Vegas

12 Self-Care Bowls to Try for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We get it. You’re busy, and you barely have time to scarf down a $12 sandwich (OK, $12 burger), let alone make a meal that nourishes your <i>soul</i> or …

Vegan

Lifting Weights but Not Losing Fat? A Trainer Explains Why — and How to Fix It

Consistency is really the key to success when it comes to any goal you may have, especially losing weight. Changing your diet for one night or working out sporadically when you feel like it won't cut it. If you want the results to happen, you're going to need to be informed on what's best for you …

Fitness

How To Get Ripped Fast

If you’ve booked your summer holiday but forgotten to pack on some lean, hard muscle until now, fear not: our last-minute summer body plan will build …

Summer Vacation

8 Secrets From a Celebrity Trainer (Including How Zac Efron Got His Abs)

Celebrity trainer Aaron Williamson, "who went from homeless to getting J.K. Simmons and Zac Efron jacked," has quite the clientele. In addition to the aforementioned stars, the former Marine has also worked with Josh Brolin, Sylvester Stallone, Emilia Clarke, and The Rock. In a recent Reddit AMA, …

Fitness

The Best Abs Workout: The Only 6 Exercises You Need to Get a Six-Pack

Want to look like Cristiano Ronaldo this summer? We asked some of the country's best trainers to share their favorite abs exercises to get there.<p>The recipe for six-pack abs isn’t all <i>that</i> complicated: Crank out an abs workout, eat a nutrient-rich diet, and consume fewer late-night pizzas in a single …

Workouts

Strength Coaches Reveal How You Can Get A Bigger Chest Without Bench Pressing

You know how it is: you're in decent shape, lift regularly and have your gym routine down to a tee. So why change it? Because you've been stuck …

Tips On Dressing Better, From Ryan Reynolds' Stylist

We talk with Ilaria Urbinati - stylist to the stars including Donald Glover and Armie Hammer<p>Hollywood men are busy. Very busy. So much so that after the press tours, the rehearsals, the TV interviews and the online trolls there's little time for the art of getting dressed. That's why they have …