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This Guy Lost 30 Pounds and Got Absolutely Shredded. See How He Did It

His training and nutrition plan may shock you

A year ago, Jonathan Montgomery, a 37-year-old firefighter with the Hillsborough County Florida Fire Rescue, was overworked, overweight, and sluggish. “I was strong, but slow and fat,” he said.

Fast-forward to today, and Montgomery is a physical specimen. …


How to Tell If You're Peeing Too Often

If you have an especially busy bladder, run to your doctor—after you sprint to the bathroom

Sprinting to the bathroom is normal when you’ve got a bladder that’s about to burst. But if you’re making mad dashes multiple times a day, it could spell a more serious health problem. Are you peeing too …


This Is the Single Best Upper-Body Exercise for Men. Are You Doing It?

Add this one-move workout to your routine for a bigger, stronger, and more athletic body

Ask me for an upper-body workout, and I’ll give you one exercise: the standing single-arm overhead press.

Here’s why: It works the deltoids, biceps, triceps, lats, and pecs, as well as all of the stabilizing …


How Much Fat Is Covering Your Abs? (You May Be Shocked!)

We all have some fat to lose, but you may be housing more than you think—if your goal is a six-pack

There are, as I see it, four classic ways to be lean:

1. There’s hunger-striker lean, achieved with starvation, and not recommended by any major medical organization.

2. There’s heroin-addict lean, …


Can Probiotics Help You Get Fitter?

Fit FoodProbiotics could help you recover after an intense workout.Yogurt, supplements, kombucha, sauerkraut... probiotics are more widely available …


6 Useless Stretches

6 Useless Stretches Static stretches are a funny thing. They are bad before exercising, good after workouts, and downright amazing when you’ve spent …


Almost Every Part of this Prefab Beach House Was Brought to its Secluded Site by Hand

With a helicopter and a little elbow grease, a prefab escape arrives at a remote New Zealand beach.

Project: Cora HouseArchitect: Bonnifait + Giesen Atelierworkshop

In New Zealand, a few weeks at thebeach is regarded less as a luxury than a birthright. As transit improved in the postwar era, families …


This Tiny House Comes Shipped to You in a Box

And then you can even pack it up again, if you've got the travel bug.

If you've got perpetual wanderlust, the POD-iDladla could be your perfect home. Designed by South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, this simple, portable house packs up into a 24-square-meter "pod" and ships from place to …

Tiny House Movement

Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture

To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of double-duty furnishings.

Project: Novak-Zemplinski / Nix ResidenceArchitect: BioLINIA

Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix met thanks to a student exchange program …

Interior Design

An Indoor-Outdoor House in Mexico Curves Around a Giant Tree

Lines are blurred between the indoors and outdoors in this modern retreat built around a 100-year-old tree.

When conceptualizing a modern and functional residence for their clients in Mérida, Mexico, local firm Taller Estilo Arquitectura imagined a home that would connect so intimately with the …


Langka Tartlets

A quick look in the freezer and I saw the langka (jackfruit) that I had frozen several weeks ago! I needed to unload some of the stuff in the freezer …

Condensed Milk

Taro Sago (西米露)

It's been stormy since Monday! Apparently there's 3 storms in the vicinity. And they're wreaking havoc with the Habagat (southwest monsoon). I …


Burong Mangga

When I was little, especially during summer, my mom would drag me all over Chinatown while she did her shopping. I would always beg for preserved …


Oyster Sotanghon (Vermicelli)

This is a variation of my usual dry-type sotanghon (soy bean vermicelli). Oyster is a favorite of ours so whenever we find fresh, big, plump ones, we …

Sweet Potato Balls with Red Bean Filling 红豆番薯蛋

When I was a small kid... around 4 or 5. My grandaunt used to buy sweet potato balls from an elderly neighbour for my breakfast. This neighbour, whom …


Takoyaki Balls

Hubby loves takoyaki balls. Problem? A takoyaki pan is required! But I couldn't find one... so I made tako okonomiyaki instead.

But what luck! I got …


Fiddlefern Omelette

I really like it when the tindera (saleslady) at the market knows her product/s well.

We went to the weekend market to buy specific items, quickly …

The Smartest Things to Do As Soon As You Feel Hungry

See how to eliminate cravings in 3 minutes or less

Food cravings are like weeds in your lawn: They pop up out of nowhere, and you’ll stop at nothing to kill them, stat.

But there's a quicker, healthier way to tame your raging appetite than taking a trip to the office vending machine. Follow these …


Dumplings with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce

Hubby I and love dumplings. Call a cultural thing, but it is a staple in our household. Once in a while I make the dumplings we eat (with a mixture …


CNN poll: Philippines has world’s 2nd best food

MANILA, Philippines - Which destination has the world’s best food?

The Philippines ranked second among destinations in the world with the best food, …

Chocolate-stuffed Suman

Give the native rice cake a makeover by stuffing it with a delicious surprise: chocolate! Sweetened jackfruit, macapuno, or sweet corn also makes …


Singapore-style Chili Crab

Whenever we are lucky to have fresh, live crabs, my favorite dish to cook is crab sotanghon. But this time around, I asked hubby his preference and …

Durian Yogurt Ice-Cream 榴莲優格雪糕

This is definitely not an ice-cream to be missed!!!

I had actually made this Durian Yogurt Ice-cream about 2 weeks ago and I had almost forgotten that …

House of the Week: Modern Kitchen with a Striking Skylight

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.

Readers loved this modern kitchen extention by Fraher Architects in northwest London. The new kitchen, designed for a chef, features a sturdy concrete …

Interior Design

This Cottage Is as Close to Magical as You Can Get

Seriously, its name is "Faerie Door."

This countryside cottage totally proves that you don't have to be Harry Potter to have a mystical, storybook getaway in England. Called the Faerie Door (I mean, are you swooning yet?), this beautiful rental is hidden away in Wiltshire, England and is simply …

Strength Exercises for Obstacle Course Races

Last fall, Spartan pro David Magida opened Elevate Interval Fitness (, a boutique group training facility in Washington, D.C. To …


Get a Magazine-Worthy Six-Pack

If you want to know what it takes to look like a fitness model, just ask one. Chris Ryan, 35, isn’t only a top-flight model who’s graced our pages …


The Ridiculously Easy Way to Improve Your Pullup and Overhead Press

It’s so simple you’ll wonder why you never did it before

Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour wants you to just hang around at the gym.

Hanging from a pullup bar offers a long list of benefits, he says. For one, it decompresses your spine which decreases your risk of back injury and helps correct …


6 Brutally Tough Workouts You Can Do on Your Lunch Break

Fair warning: They’ll kick your ass

A workout doesn’t have to be long to be tough. These quick 20 to 30 minute workouts from Gym Jones are testaments to that. They’re short, but incredibly brutal and unforgiving. Are you game?

If you want something even quicker, check out The Unbelievable 4-Minute


Why You Should End Every Chest Workout with This Pec Stretch

Think of it as the icing on the cake

If your pecs feel tight after bench pressing or after a grueling chest session, you’ll want to do the extended range of motion pushup hold, says Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.

The active stretch uses a technique called eccentric quasi-isometrics to help …