Monthly Archives: December 2015

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How to Make the Ultimate Bourbon Bacon Cheese Ball

Photograph by Paul Kita You can pretend that you’re going to eat solely from the vegetable tray at the New Year’s Eve party. You can vow that you’ll snack on nuts and nuts only. But if this cheese ball is involved, all of those options are off the table. It cranks up the classic cheese…

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The Weirdest Tech Predictions for the Next 50 Years

Illustration by Thinkstock As 2015 comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to daydream about the future, and the technological wonders that will become commonplace in the coming years. We reached out Ian Pearson, a senior futurologist at the U.K.-based company Futurizon. What, you may reasonably ask, is a “futurologist”? It’s somebody who’s paid…

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Want to Lift More Weight Overhead? Then You Must Do This Move

Image by Shutterstock Serious strength training requires your upper back to perform two opposing functions: It needs to provide a strong, stable base that allows you to lift and hold heavy weights overhead. And it needs to be mobile. Related: Try the Anarchy Workout—One Guys Lost 18 Pounds of Fat in 6 Weeks! The vertebrae…

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The New Blood Pressure Number You Should Strive For

Image by Thinkstock Diagnosed with high blood pressure? For years, the standard treatment has been to cut your systolic blood pressure—the top number—to less than 140 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). But that might not be low enough to really protect your heart: Reducing your blood pressure even further can add years to your life,…

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The 2016 Best and Worst Cities for Men

Rodale Inc. Back in 2013, Raleigh didn’t crack the top 10 on our best cities list. But it has marched steadily upward, and now the City of Oaks is officially the top spot for a guy like you to live in 2016. That’s our kind of evolution. “North Carolina has historically been a profoundly unhealthy…

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The Lower-Body Circuit That Burns Buckets of Fat

Rodale Inc. The quadriceps are your body’s biggest muscles, and when you work them in concert with your glutes and hamstrings, you hit more than 50 percent of your body’s total muscle mass. It takes far more energy to do a squat or lunge than you’d need for a comparable upper-body exercise. And it takes…

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What to Do When You’ve Screwed Up Like Steve Harvey

Rodale Inc. Steve Harvey did everything right on Sunday night. Well, not everything. He failed pretty spectacularly at announcing the winner of the Miss Universe pageant. He named Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner when, in fact, the title belonged to Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. But it’s what Harvey did after his staggering…

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Whatever Happened to Jockstraps?

Rodale Inc. Remember jockstraps? Or more specifically, remember when guys used to wear jockstraps? I vividly remember grim warnings from my high school gym teachers, who lectured us on exactly what would happen if we didn’t wear them. Best case scenario, we’d never be able to have children. We’d twist the wrong way, and that’s…    |      2015