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Sideways author: 'I was ready to shoot myself – then I found pinot noir'

His riotous story of two buddies on a wine-and-women odyssey intoxicated the world. As Sideways hits the stage, Rex Pickett recalls how he went from debt-ridden divorcee to the toast of Hollywood<p>In 1998, my life was in the proverbial Dixie dumpster. I was living in Santa Monica in a rent-controlled …

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The Speed and Power Boxing Circuit | Men's Health

He incorporated speed movements like rope jumps and ladder drills to improve your coordination and agility. Akande also included power exercises like overhead med-ball slams and box jumps to increase your total-body explosiveness.<p>And you’ll end the circuit with shadow boxing—a combo of speed and …

Why Drinking a Little Booze Each Day May Be Killing You | Men's Health

But still, I can recall the precise moment I realized I had a drinking problem. It was April 2005. I remember this clearly because our 3-month-old son was in the hospital to undergo a biopsy. Late in the afternoon, facing a second straight sleep-deprived night in a room where tiny IVs hung off my …

The Best Active Recovery Workout | Men's Health

If you’re serious about changing your body, feeling better, and making serious gains in the weight room, then “active” rest days are a must.<p>(And if you’re serious about losing weight and feeling your best, try THE 21-DAY METSHRED. One guy lost 25 pounds of fat in 6 weeks—at home!)<p>After all, you’re …

To Write, Stop Thinking

The writer Kathryn Harrison believes that words flow best when the opaque, unknowable aspects of the mind take over.<p>Kathryn Harrison, author of <i>True Crimes: A Family Album</i>, has some simple advice for her writing students: <i>P</i><i>lease stop thinking</i>. In our conversation for this series, she discussed a …

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The New Rules Of One-Night Stands | Men's Health

In a 1989 study, not one woman said she’d agree to casual sex with an attractive man who propositioned her, even though seven out of 10 men would do so if the tables were turned.<p>These days more women are on board. Last year, nearly half of women in a Match.com poll reported having had a one-night …

How Fast Do You Need to Lift Weights? | Men's Health

So someone struggling to lose weight might be advised to eat slower and walk faster, and to beware of fast-talking salesmen trying to push the latest supplement miracle.<p>It’s no surprise that in the gym, we also lift at different speeds. The open question is how much difference it makes.<p>Brad …

The Best and Worst Training Scenes in Movie History | Men's Health

Sylvester Stallone changed all that.<p>When <i>Rocky</i> came out in 1976, we saw a genuine transformation. Boxer Rocky Balboa is what fighters call a tomato can, a 30-year-old with no past glory and no future prospects … until he gets that one-in-a-million shot at the heavyweight title.<p>His opponent, Apollo …

Strength Tips from a Man Who Lifts 5 Times His Bodyweight | Men's Health

Hell, there’s barely a sound as he readies himself for his heaviest lift of the day in his hometown gym in D’Iberville, Mississippi.<p>“Let’s go,” murmurs Winston Ceasear, a Mack truck of a man who’s swapping sets with Hawthorne. “Easy weight.”<p>The load on the bar is 365 pounds—an impressive but not …

Testosterone for Sale | Men's Health

He might find nothing in the tank for sex if it’s a Tuesday and past 9:30. Maybe he hasn’t met all the goals he set at 30. Worse, maybe he did.<p>These are complicated burdens. Attempting to fix any one of them could be a huge challenge. How convenient, then, would it be if he could pop a pill that …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

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22 Fat-Loss Bootcamp Exercises | Men's Health

The reason: to allow one part of your body to recover while another area works. This helps you extend the amount of time you can train before exhaustion sets in—for greater calorie burn and better results.<p>Perform each exercise for 50 seconds, taking 10 seconds to transition between the …

How to Work Every Muscle in Your Body in Only 5 Minutes | Men's Health

This total-body ladder workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer 2015 Winner Gideon Akande gets more dense and more intense as it goes along.<p>(To unlock a new level of total-body transformation, check out the new METASHRED EXTREME workout program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>Each minute, you’ll add a new …

6 Habits to Chisel a Solid 6-Pack

But if you stray from your plan even a few times a week—which most men do—you'll probably never see your abs.<p><b>Related:</b> Transform your body with The Anarchy Workout. One guy lost 18 pounds of fat in just 6 weeks!<p>The solution: six simple habits, which I teach to my clients to help them strip away …

Anne Rice Claims “we are facing a new era of censorship, in the name of political correctness.”

There has been a lot of bitter debate over the idea of a “new political correctness” this year after Jonathan Chait’s essay was published in January. …

How to Get Up Early

<b>Picture Your Rivals</b><p><b>Name:</b> John Burk<p><b>Location:</b> Fort Stewart, Georgia<p><b>Occupation:</b> Instructor at the Fort Stewart Noncommissioned Officer Academy and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan<p>Burk’s a former drill sergeant, but that doesn’t mean a 4 a.m. wakeup call comes easy. So Burk remembers an old …

Cormac McCarthy Smiles

<i>by Matt Bell</i><p>One of the rules I’ve heard taught most often in writing workshops is that you shouldn’t use “smile” or “shrug” too frequently — if at …

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The Daily Routines of Great Writers

<i>UPDATE: These daily routines have now been adapted into a labor-of-love visualization of writers’ sleep habits vs. literary productivity.</i><p>Kurt Vonnegut’s recently published daily routine made we wonder how other beloved writers organized their days. So I pored through various old diaries and …

The Life of the Doctor as Writer

The deepest moments of being a doctor and the deepest moments of being a writer feel similar to me. The hardest moments, and the funniest, are also …

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São Paulo – A empresa de sucos Maguary investe na criação de um novo nicho de <b>alimentos</b> à base de <b>frutas</b>, ao mesmo tempo em que amplia sua linha de …

Por que as mentes mais brilhantes precisam de solidão

Segundo o professor Robert Lang, da Universidade de Nevada (Las Vegas), especialista em dinâmicas sociais, muitos de nós acabarão vivendo sozinhos em …

Inglesa comete suicídio por “não ser casada e não ter filhos” aos 30 anos

Administradora de um hospital, Rachel Gow não teria superado a morte da mãe em 2011 e se queixava que a vida não era como tinha planejado. Ela enviou …

Veneno de cobra coral pode ajudar a tratar esquizofrenia, dizem cientistas

Pesquisadores tiveram êxito na análise do veneno de espécie da Costa Rica. Estudo foi publicado na revista da Academia Americana de Ciências, a PNAS.

A epidemia mundial de obesidade: relato de um fracasso

“Apesar de algumas áreas isoladas de melhora, nenhum país foi capaz de reverter a epidemia de obesidade até o momento.” Com esse tom marcadamente …