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The 2-Move Workout That Builds Your Upper Pecs | Men's Health

Then you immediately move into the second exercise: a multi-joint, compound move that enlists the help of your triceps to allow your already burning pecs to stay in the muscle-building fight longer than they normally could.<p>You’ll really “feel” your upper pecs workout throughout this superset as a …

How to Do the Alternating Dumbbell Chest Press | Men's Health

The Dumbbell Exercise Every Man Should Do On Chest Day<p>Pump up your pecs with these twists on an old-school move<p>Don’t settle for your run-of-the-mill dumbbell chest press. Mix things up for greater gains.<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour likes to alternate arms, change the starting …

Has Luxury Fashion Priced Itself Into Extinction?

Big-name high-end brands like Burberry, Prada, and LVMH are in difficult financial times: The public simply doesn’t covet their once-desirable labels …

My life in San Francisco’s restaurant alley

The customers were bad, the bosses worse: novelist Kathleen Alcott recalls her days in the food trade<p>My first tastes of fine food were just that – mouthfuls, just enough that I could later describe the dishes to diners, meted out by mingy restaurateurs who ran what was then one of the greatest …

San Francisco

26 Oldtime Strongman Exercises Every Man Should Try | The Art of Manliness

At the turn of the 20th century, the world saw the rise of a new kind of public hero: the professional strongman.<p>Strongmen emerged from the physical …

Weightlifting

How to Ace That Whole Untamed-Hair Thing

Take a walk on the wild side.<p>In most cases, “messy” is not a state to strive for. Take suiting, for instance: Never in a million years would you ask a tailor to intentionally dishevel your lapels, or hem your pants to look a little more lopsided. It’s just not a thing you’d do. When it comes to …

Hair

Sick of Irish Spring? Here’s How to Make Your Own (Better) Soap

“Istarted messing around with soap after I got my wife a crafting magazine and thought, ‘Hey, we can make soap!'” Jeremy Lugo told me as he donned a …

Coconut

Black Tie Dress Code - Wear Evening Wear Like James Bond

<b>Tuxedo, black tie, dinner dress, 007 duds, penguin suit…whatever you call the most formal of dress codes (and we certainly hope it isn’t that last</b> …

The Stars Within Us: Why Everything in You is Stellar

<i>Paul Sutter is a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP). Sutter is also host of the</i> …

The 20-Minute Kettlebell Shred

With one kettlebell and enough room to swing it, you can get an awesome metabolic workout<p>A new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i> shows that the length of workouts doesn’t matter. The Danish researchers compared nine shorter sessions to three longer ones, and found absolutely …

Workouts

The 5 Best Exercises Every Guy Should Master | Men's Health

There are so many things I would do differently. If I had known back then what I know today, I could have avoided a plethora of injuries along the way.<p>That’s why I’m sharing 5 specific exercises with you today. These are the key movements that should serve as the foundation upon which your general …

How To Dress And Style For Your Body Type: Skinny Guy

As painful as it can be (being a stylish larger gent), sourcing and wearing stylish clothes for the skinny guy also has its obstacles.<p>Failing to find …

The Rev36 Challenge | Men's Health

Each exercise is assigned a specific number of reps. The lower-rep movements are harder and the higher-rep moves are easier. This allows you to redline your effort at your highest intensity from start to finish. Which is a lot less fun than it sounds, but incredibly effective.<p>Fair warning: There’s …

Opinion: Montréal … je t’aime. Lots.

A gut check indicated that my “tripes” (gut) were not happy. I was on edge. In unfamiliar territory after a 30-year absence, my re-entry into Quebec …

Say Hello to Cold Brew Tonic, the Fizzy Coffee Drink Keeping Us Cool

What's cooler than being cool? Ice-cold coffee with a whole lot of tonic water suddenly popping up all over the U.S., that's what.<p>What's cooler than being cool? <b>Ice-cold coffee with a whole lot of tonic water</b> suddenly popping up all over the U.S., that's what. <b>Cold brew tonic</b> is composed of espresso …

Coffee

12 Most Beautiful Beaches in Italy

Thought Capri was nice? From Sicily to Sardinia and spanning the length of the mainland, we've handpicked 12 of Italy’s most beautiful beaches. This gallery was originally published in 2014. It has been updated with new information.<p>Cala Goloritzé, Sardinia<p>Cala Goloritzé is one of Italy’s most …

Low-Alcohol Cocktails, so You Can Day Drink All Day Long

This picnic ain't a track meet; it's a marathon. The key to successful day drinking is to choose one of these low alcohol cocktails. And sip slowly.<p><b>The key to successful day-drinking is</b> choosing low-octane cocktails that pack more flavor than potency. Because let's be real: If you're going to sip …

Alcohol

Living the high life

THERE is a fascinating story in <i>Rolling Stone</i> this month. It is the tale of Ben Schlappig, a professional air-mile collector. Mr Schlapping spends his …

Ralph Northam

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hair Gods<p>Plenty of bold moves here.<p>By Megan Gustashaw2 days agoView More<p>Sales<p>Layers that go with everything you already own.<p>15 Photos3 days agoView …

Lifestyle

National Geographic Travel

The Ultimate Bucket-List Travel Guide

The world’s top chefs, authors, actors and other globe-trotters—from Anne Rice to Ruth Reichl—share the places they’re dying to see before they die. Take note, then take off. Bon voyage!<p>By<p>Lauren Lipton<p><b>ROBIN ESROCK,</b> whose book “The Great Global Bucket List” will be published next year, has traveled …

Bucket Lists

How Quickly Are You Growing Old?

Measuring the pace of biological aging in young people could someday help prevent age-related diseases<p>Feel like you’re 40 years old going on 60? Or maybe, 40 going on 21?<p>Age may be just a number, but medical experts increasingly are saying it might not always be the right number to gauge your …

Aging

9 things you should never do at a party, according to a longtime butler

Do you go in for the handshake? Should you start eating despite the host's absence?<p>Author Charles MacPherson answers these and other burning questions in his new book, "The Pocket Butler: A Compact Guide to Modern Manners, Business Etiquette and Everyday Entertaining."<p>Having served as a butler for …

Body Language

My Worst Hire Ever (Who Looked Great On Paper)

RRRRRRRING!<p>Molly: Molly Campbell!<p>Roger (on the phone): Hi, Molly! This is Roger.<p>Liz: Hi Roger! Liz Ryan here.<p>Roger: Thanks for making time for me. I’ve dug myself a hole and I need help getting out of it.<p>Molly: What’s the story, Roger?<p>Roger: My new hire. Three months in and I could tell in two …

Employment

Exercises for Big Calves

Your calves are the perfect candidates for HFT because they <i>already</i> recover quickly. They have to—you spend hours walking on them, after all. That means you can work them more without compromising your workout the next day. Other muscle groups couldn’t handle that.<p>Increasing training frequency …

Gain a Pound of Muscle Every Week

Here's your fix: Follow these 10 principles to pack on as much as a pound of size.<p><b>Maximize Muscle Building</b><br>The more protein your body stores—in a process called protein synthesis—the larger your muscles grow. But your body is constantly draining its protein reserves for other uses—making hormones, …

4 Places That Excite Her More Than the G-Spot

Her climax is a destination to drive toward together. So invite her to come as you explore four new routes to orgasmland<p>It wasn’t long ago that the G-spot was considered ground zero for the O. Now it’s a controversial one: Last year some researchers emphatically claimed that it doesn’t exist and …

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

'Shark Tank': What Fans Should Know About Betting On Startups

Seven million viewers watch ABC’s “Shark Tank,” a reality show that pits four savvy venture capital investors—the “sharks”—against wide-eyed entrepreneurs who need funding to expand their companies. The entrepreneurs’ challenge: to raise as much money as they can while not giving up too much equity …

Dan Brown's Inferno: Florence hopes for a tourism miracle

As he expertly navigated the labyrinthine corridors of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Eugenio Giani claimed he had no doubts about Dan Brown. "Tourism …