Men's Health2 min readFood & Wine
The Pickles We Picked
UNTIL ABOUT ten years ago, there were three kinds of pickles—dill, sweet, and sour—and about as many brands. Then, through the same mysterious culinary force that’s recently gotten people excited about slow cookers and sheet-pan dinners, at-home pick
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Are You Normal?
You probably think it’s pretty easy to measure a dick. Whip it out. Grab a ruler. Get it hard. Have a look. Men do it all the time—62 percent in the MH survey said they had measured it—with a ruler (42 percent) or tape measure (18 percent) or other d
Men's Health2 min readFood & Wine
Master THE “OTSM”
WHEN I’M WITH my kids, I require approximately 14,000 additional calories per day. Like cross-country skiers, parents struggle to take in all their requisite calories. This is why the OTSM (or “over-the-sink meal”) is essential. Eating over the sink
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The Best Advice I Got from My Dad (About Being a Dad)
“No matter how your day went, if your kid asks to play catch or wants to go outside to practice, give them the time. You only get so much of it.” “To be honest, when I was having my first baby it was unexpected with my gf of 10 months (now wife). He
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Attack The Flank!
You can make this meal even more delicious with any one of the steps that follow. You can even do all three (show-off). 5 min. Halve 1 or 2 fresh lemons, flick out any exposed seeds, and pop them on your grill grates while your steak cooks. High heat
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Are Your Habits Killing Your Erection?
If you’re too busy to snooze, it’s your erection you’ll lose. It’s a terrible rhyme, but the science is airtight. Even in younger men, less than five hours of shut-eye per night could slash daytime testosterone levels by up to 15 percent. Bicycle sea
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SAVOR Singledom!
MY WIFE AND I HAD two babies, and having two babies is harder than having one baby. The simplest analogy that I can come up with is this: Imagine that you have one baby. Now imagine that there is another whole-ass baby in your house. People with one
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Belly Off!: The Transformative Power Of A Panic Attack
AGE: 36 LOCATION: Seattle, Washington OCCUPATION: Vice-president at WE Communications BEFORE WEIGHT: 211 AFTER WEIGHT: 138 Adult life just kind of happened. We had kids, and over the years I began to notice that every time I went clothes shopping, si
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The Problem with Knowing Too Much
THIS PAST WINTER, everyone I know watched a show called You. You is a sexy, murdery thriller about a stalker named Joe (Penn Badgley) who uses social media to burrow into the lives of women he’s obsessed with. That the show became a Netflix phenomeno
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What Your Penis Is Telling You Right Now
YOU CAN tell a lot by taking a close look at your penis. Sometimes you look at it and everything seems perfectly normal. Other times it can feel fraught with danger, covered in lumps, spots, nodules, and protuberances that all look like evidence of y
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Carry On The Coolest Parts Of Your Dad
DAD LIKED TO travel, and he loved to drive. Being a freelance artist, he had a flexible schedule. Whenever the desire hit them, my parents would pack up all five of us kids, rent an RV, and hit the road for a month at a time. We drove through the U.S
Men's Health1 min readPsychology
Ask Men’s Health
The Question: I get upset pretty easily. Does that make me an angry person? —Roger, Tulsa, OK The Expert: ROBERT NEMEROVSKI, PSY.D. (Read more about rage on the road on page 67.) Maybe. Do you notice your stress rising in an uncomfortable way during
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She Wants To Have Pool Sex. How Do We Make Sure This Goes Well?
IN and OUT What’s hot and what’s not in the wide world of sex. IN: Online matchmaking services like Tawkify OUT: Swipe apps —AIDEN, St. Petersburg, FL Are you sure? Because I’ve had sex in a pool. Fun for the novelty. Not super effective for the sex.
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The Fast Times of the Eggplant Emoji
TO PARAPHRASE Freud, sometimes an eggplant is just an eggplant. Unless it’s an emoji, and then it’s definitely a dong. For most of history, bananas were the universally accepted metaphorical penis. But it’s now impossible to look at an eggplant and s
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RAISE A True Fan
MY SON WAS 12 when he became a Red Sox fan. It was the year before they won the World Series. Growing up in Connecticut mostly around Yankees fans, he came home and he told me he had found his baseball team. I said, “Ah, gosh, Jack,” but he told me t
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Obstacle Force
I’M HALFWAY ACROSS the Twister, a diabolical set of monkey bars with rotating handles, and I’m not sure I’ll make it to the other end of this ten-yard nightmare. “You’ve got this!” shouts Timmie Brann, a coach whose name doesn’t match her intensity l
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Yup, Butt Stuf
FIRST THINGS FIRST: Everyone has a butt, and anatomically speaking, men and women have more or less identical back doors. Second things second: The area is filled with nerve endings that can lead to some pretty amazing feels for both sexes. For men,
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MINDFUL MASTURBATION Is a Thing
Stay with us for a second. For many guys, masturbation is about focusing on one organ and getting the job done as quickly as possible. But to mindfully masturbate involves “utilizing your whole body, and all your senses,” says sex therapist Chris Don
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Discover Your Strength Through Them
NOTHING REALLY PREPARES you for the snotty-nose, ear-infection, stomach-bug fest that is toddler daycare. My son, Henry, went to a most excellent hippie-dippy rural learning center where the kids were ushered outside to play and get dirty at every op
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Obstacle-ize Any Gym
Stand holding a heavy dumbbell in each hand, arms straight. Squeeze your shoulder blades and tighten your core, then walk. Walk for 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds; do 3 sets. HELPS WITH: Bucket and log carries. Stand to the right of an exercise
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Mental Health First Aid
MIDWAY THROUGH the morning session of Mental Health First Aid, a course at the Mental Health Center of Denver, my instructor asks me to turn to one of my tablemates, look them in the eye, and ask a simple question: “Are you thinking about killing you
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Questions To Ask Yourself Before Sending A Dick Pic
In general, men are more familiar with erotic visuals (i.e., porn) than women, which partly explains why I periodically receive unsolicited dick pics from strangers on dating apps. It’s comparable to how cats sometimes bring their owners critters the
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THE (Above) AVERAGE GUY HOW DO YOU RATE?
14%OF MEN REGULARLY APPLY SUNSCREEN ON THEIR FACE AND OTHER EXPOSED SKIN WHEN THEY’RE OUTSIDE FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR. Which compels us to ask: Seriously? YOU SHOULD APPLY BROAD-SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN WITH AN SPF OF AT LEAST 15 EVERY TWO HOURS OR AFTER TOW
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Get That Upper-Body Taper
“IT’S ALL ABOUT the ‘V-taper,’” says veteran trainer Bobby Maximus, author of Maximus Body and a man who’s worked with everyone from A-list stars to Navy SEALs. “Nothing says ‘fit’ like broad sculpted shoulders, wide lats, and big arms.” They’re all
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Make A Tough Talk Less Tough
First, let your friend know you’re concerned because of what you’ve observed. Start most of your sentences with “I,” such as “I can tell you’re having a hard time” or “I noticed you’ve been coming in late to work.” It’s less accusatory. Don’t make pr
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BEYOND VIAGRA: New Biohacks for ED
THE GOOD THE BAD Botox, otherwise known as botulinum toxin type A, is injected into the penis. Yes, with a needle. The toxin paralyzes the smooth muscles inside the penis, which, surprisingly, ends up stimulating blood flow. The effects last for seve
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The Tech Boss
LIKES The Standing Hamstring Stretch “I really need a deep hamstring stretch around the 15-mile mark of a marathon.” HATES Ab Wheels “Every time I try them, I feel like I pulled something in my neck.” JAMES QUARLES’S workout is more than just an eigh
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Junk Food Mind Tricks
The smell of french fries drifts through the food court; pepperoni sizzles in a pizza commercial. Your senses lead to your brain retrieving memories from your hippocampus and moving them into your working memory. Feel-good neurochemicals dopamine and
Men's Health1 min readNutrition
The PENIS Diet
GETTING OLDER is brutal on your penis. Testosterone levels plummet about 1 to 2 percent a year after you hit 30, which can impact your erection. ED affects around 40 percent of men at age 40 and 70 percent of men at age 70, according to the Massachus
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The V-Up and Press
YOU’VE DONE plenty of exercises that can help you earn six-pack abs. But have you ever done a move that carves out your core and helps you sculpt your shoulders, too? Get ready to learn one. The V-up and press does more than build muscle in all the r
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