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6 Unforgettable Adventure Vacations to Take In 2016

Travel to these American hot spots for the thrill of a lifetime<p>The value of your vacation isn’t found on your phone’s camera roll. It’s in your brain—the memories lodged so deeply that they’re still vivid years later.<p>There’s a trick to forming them: Rev up your heart rate in a new …

The 8 Worst Things a Beginner Can Do in the Gym

Eric Broser for Muscle & FitnessRookie MistakesThese are the 8 worst things a beginner can do in the gym.

Muscle

The One Purchase That Will Actually Make You Happier

Money won’t make you happy—unless you use it to buy this<p>Sacrificing money for more free time may make you happier, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia.<p>Scientists gave people with hypothetical choices, like: Would you rather have a pricey apartment close to work, or …

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

7 early-morning stretches to build a better body

Tired of waking up in the morning achy or constantly tight and sluggish? Chances are you’re like everyone else who skips out on stretching. To start …

The Ultimate Beginner Workout Plan

If you’re a beginner to working out, guess what?<p>I’m jealous of you.<p>Yeah, that’s right. <i>Extremely</i> jealous. Because I <i>wish</i> someone taught me these things when I was making my first trip to my college gym at age 18. Instead, I got lost in the fray of bicep curls and machine chest presses, never making</i> …

Exercise

How to Make Yourself Do Everything You Hate Doing

You can have the best of intentions, but it’s all useless without willpower. Here’s the simple way boost your motivation<p>Unless you’re Tony Robbins, finding the motivation to exercise can be tougher than the actual workout itself. Your willpower can be easily defeated by the demands of a family, the …

Finishing Touches to Look Your Best

The Eating Mistake That Doubles Your Chance of Obesity

Are you inadvertently sabotaging your waistline every day?<p>Speed through supper and your gut may pay the price: Finishing your meals quickly can up your odds of putting on extra weight, a review from Japan suggests.<p>After crunching the numbers from 23 studies, the researchers concluded that …

ISIS Hurls Gay Men Off Buildings, Stones Them: Analysts

ISIS has released images that appear to show gay men being hurled off buildings and then stoned to death, part of the militants' self-professed mission to crack down on "sexual deviance."<p>The horrific execution tactic is the latest in a string of brutal punishment methods applied by ISIS under its …

Work Your Abs Standing Up

Sizzle your six-pack with the hip switch<p>The term “ab exercise” is often synonymous with planks or situps, but agility drills—like the hip switch—can get your core muscles working overtime.<p>If you have access to a ladder, grab one. But if you don’t, you can <b>Use a Piece of Chalk to Create Your Own</b> …

Saudi's new King Salman likely to stay the course

Saudi Arabia's King Salman, who took the helm of the world's last absolute monarchy Friday, faces turbulence at home and abroad but is unlikely to change the course set by his predecessors, including keeping oil prices low.<p>"We will continue adhering to the correct policies which Saudi Arabia has …

Abdulaziz Al Saud

Syria's war 'killed 76,021' in 2014

The conflict in Syria killed 76,021 people in 2014, just under half of them civilians, a group monitoring the war has said.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday 33,278 civilians were killed last year in the conflict, which started with protests in 2011 and has spiralled into a …

Middle East

Best photographs of 2014 – in pictures

From the Ferguson riots to the school attack in Peshawar, a Missouri ‘firenado’ and hailstones in Siberia: the Guardian’s features picture editor Sarah Gilbert selects the most compelling images of 2014

Police: Teen killed near Ferguson was armed - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- A Missouri police officer shot and killed a teenager Tuesday night in Berkeley, Missouri, just 2 miles from the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, where Michael Brown was killed by police, an event that set off protests across the country.<p>But even though both cases involve white officers and …

Facebook Angers Russian Dissidents by Blocking Protest Page

Facebook has waded into a political controversy in Russia after it blocked a page promoting a demonstration in favor of prominent opposition figure …

Complex Questions About Life And Death, Explained In A Simple Animated Video

Kurzgesagt is a Munich-based studio of designers, artists, musicians, and scientists who create videos explaining complicated topics through simple animations. Founded in 2012 by Philipp Dettmer & Stephan Rether, Kurzgesagt–German for “in a nutshell”–has released about two dozen videos explaining …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

Thousands protest over Nicaragua canal project

They came in their thousands, angry and anxious over a canal construction project in Nicaragua that many fear will obliterate their homes and livelihoods.<p>Protesters gathered in Managua to denounce the multi-million euro scheme to link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through a waterway across the …

CIA torture was ineffective, Senate report concludes

WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee's release Tuesday of a searing report condemning the CIA's use of torture against suspected terrorists reignited the decade-old debate about how best to protect Americans from attack.<p>The report concluded that the CIA's interrogation of detainees after …

An Algae Farm Designed To Suck Up Highway Pollution

In a prototype built above a busy Geneva highway earlier this year, architects from The Cloud Collective tested a system for growing algae in tubes …

UC Berkeley

The Genius Way to Pack Your Clothes in a Small Suitcase

Follow these rules and never check a bag again<p>Worry about what you’re going to do when you get there, not what you should pack. Follow Executive Fashion Director Brian Boyé’s pro tips to make the most out of the limited space in your weekend bag.<p><i>Follow us @MensHealthStyle for more style and</i> …

The Best 10-Second Style Tips

Just like your suit, this advice is tailored<p>What's the best style advice you could give another guy? Could you keep it under 10 seconds? Check out the video below and see if you agree with these sharp dressers.<p><i>Follow us @MensHealthStyle for more style and grooming tips.</i>

This Amazing Style Transformation Has to Be Seen

See what happens when Men's Health grabs guys off the street and helps them unleash their inner Jon Hamm<p>Is your face scruffy? What's going on with those baggy jeans? We teamed up with Panasonic and A|X Armani Exchange to help transform New York City, one unsuspecting man at a time. Watch this …

New York City

Choosing the Best Strap for Your Watch

Because not all bracelets and Nato straps are created equal<p>Today it seems like fastening your watch around your wrist is the most natural thing. But for men, this is actually a phenomenon that hardly goes back a century. The initial idea came from pilots and soldiers in the early 1920s, who needed …

3 Fat-Destroying Finishers That You Can Do At the End Of Every Workout

Pick one of these options as your workout’s grand finale<p>No one ever tells you to end your workout on a “low” note. That’s because you want to leave the gym feeling better than when you walked in. You want a finale that floods your brain with endorphins and makes you crave more.<p>So we asked Bruce …

Growing use of police body cameras raises privacy concerns

Scores of law enforcement agencies already use body-worn cameras, and calls for more have only grown across the U.S. after recent cases involving use of force have pitted the word of police officers against angry residents.<p>The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles Police …

U.N. climate change talks heat up in Lima

LIMA, Peru (AP) — With 2014 on track to become the warmest year on record and time running short, more than 190 nations began talks on a new worldwide deal to limit greenhouse gas emissions and keep global warming from causing irreversible damage.<p>New targets for fossil fuel use were announced ahead …

Tahrir Square closed ahead of Egypt protests

Cairo's Tahrir Square has been closed for the second time after the announcement of a court verdict dropping charges against former President Hosni Mubarak for killing protesters, state media has reported.<p>The court also acquitted Mubarak and others of corruption charges.<p>Following the decision, …