In a broad sense, men and women have different skin. Women's skin, especially as we age, tends to be thinner and drier, whereas men tend to have thicker, oilier skin. Thus, something that would be hydrating for a woman might be too thick and pore-clogging for a man, while something that's exfoliating for a man might irritate a woman's skin. So, even if you hate the pink tax, men and women just have to use different skin-care products...right?New beauty company Panacea is hoping to disprove that with their own unisex skin-care line. Their goal: to tap into the science and results of a K-beauty skin-care regimen, without all the complicated steps. That's why they only currently offer three products: a facial cleanser, a moisturizer, and an SPF. All three products are paraben- and sulfate-free, and packed with high-end ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and various plant extracts. They're meant for use among all skin types—no matter your gender.While they're not the first … [Read more...] about We Asked A Man And A Woman To Try This Gender-Neutral Skin-Care Line
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This month, Men’s Health hosted its first-ever fitness tournament, the MH Open, where some of the country’s top trainers, fitness pros, and influencers battled it out in a series of competitions testing strength, power, endurance, and mental grit.More than 80 ripped men and women from top gyms such as Equinox, Crunch, Blink, Dogpound, Tone House, and a handful of CrossFit boxes gathered at Brick Grand Central. The opening round kicked off at around 1:30pm, with competitors vying for maximum reps on the bench press (225 lbs for men, 155 lbs for women) in two minutes, the furthest broad jump, and maximum calories on the rower in a minute. The top scores were: 37 reps on the bench press, 42 calories burned on the rower, and 119 inches on the broad jump.10 top competitors—five male, five female—advanced to the finals, which welcomed them with a new set of challenges including highest box jump, maximum deadlifts in a minute, and maximum calories on the Airdyne bike. … [Read more...] about We Crowned the Fittest Man and Woman at the Men’s Health Open
When the company her husband worked for announced late last year that it could no longer pay health insurance premiums for employees' families, Pamela Rice panicked. She and their two teenagers who still lived at home had been getting coverage through the small construction firm's group plan for 13 years. But staying on that plan would now cost them $1,600 a month. That would be a hefty and unaffordable increase over their former $480-per-month payroll deductions. So in January, her husband reluctantly opted out, and Rice went searching for private insurance for the family. After she was unable to get a family policy that would cover them all, the then-44-year-old stay-at-home mother from Greenville, KY, applied online to half a dozen insurance companies for individual policies for herself, her husband, and the kids. She assumed that her coverage might cost somewhat more than an average policy because she suffers from fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that causes severe muscle and … [Read more...] about Could You Be Denied Health Insurance Just Because You’re a Woman?
You've heard the old saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but trust us, you've never seen proof like this. Men and women have very different ideas of what the perfect man and perfect woman looks like, according to a new poll conducted by British lingerie company, BlueBella. We reported on a similar study last year regarding the perfect female face according to men and women, but this new survey goes full-body.BlueBella had 500 men and 500 women pull their favorite features from celebrities like Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, and Hugh Jackman to create their own idea of the perfect man and perfect woman. And it resulted in four very different (and slightly unnatural-looking) people.Let’s start with the "perfect woman." The ladies opted for Cara Delevingne's face, Gwyneth Paltrow's stomach, Jennifer Anniston's breasts, and Elle Macpherson's legs. (We have to say, we love that the majority of women chose body parts from members of the 40-plus … [Read more...] about These Perfect Woman and Perfect Man Mashups Will Make You Cringe
10 Fittest Women of 2014... right? (And if not... what are you waiting for?) You should also check out the version of 10 Fittest Men of 2014, from our brother-site MensHealth.com. Got that taken care of? Great. Now check out this voting tool below, and cast your vote for the fittest male and female celebs of 2014. See how your choices stack up against the others. Can you just FEEL the fitspiration? We can hear the gym calling now! … [Read more...] about Vote for the Fittest Man and Woman!
Male friendship is on the rebound, and we have the data to prove it. An American Sociological Review survey found that back in 2004, the average man had barely more than two people in his life he could discuss important matters with. But judging from our 2012 poll of 7,600 guys conducted with the social network MeetMe, men are starting to do a better job of bonding. For starters, we now have 4.8 close friends.This is good news. “In general, men with more friendships live longer, healthier lives,” says Geoffrey Greif, Ph.D., the author of Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships. So managing your social life is as important as managing your diet or your gym schedule. (This is no joke. Check out how how your social circle helps you relieve stress.) Below is what our exclusive survey found—see how your friendships stack up. Number of close friends the average guy has: 4.8Percentage of guys who see their closest friends at least weekly: 74The primary ways guys stay in … [Read more...] about SURVEY: The Average Man and His Friends
My friend Frank was living with a woman who had the whole checklist--looks, brains, goodness, sass, a tolerance for sports, even family dough. Clearly, marriage should have been next. But our boy couldn't pull the nuptial trigger. "Why no wedding?" I asked him over a beer one night. "48th and Madison," he said, as though an intersection explained it all. "Every day...that corner...all those women...shining in the morning." I said nothing. "I've been monogamous for three years," he said, staring at me with haunted eyes. "But I don't think I can do it forever." He was a lost boy, skewered on the horns of the basic male dilemma: choosing between commitment to one woman and...and all those shining women at 48th and Madison. I reached across the table, patted his hand in comradeship and ordered us another round. We talked. Monogamy. Say it three times, fast. Monogamy...monogamy...mono gamy. Sounds an awful lot like monotony, … [Read more...] about Why Men Stare … But Stay (and Should!)
Had Hemingway ever had a Gold's Gym membership, perhaps he would of wrote of the Old Man and the Deadlift. A man's last attempt at lifting 405 again. But since he didn't, I'll make that my life story to publish here on the blog.Workout: Deadlift, box jump, glute ham raise, good morning, power wheel ab pike. Simple, but long, since I started with a 15-minute walk around the block followed by the old-man warmup.What type of warmup do YOU do?Here's mine:- http://www.ttfatloss.com/workouts/off-day-workouts/Last night I met a few friends for dinner at the poorly named, Sushi Inn. Ironically, it's in the heart of tony Yorkville here in Toronto, yet you feel like you're going to Motel 6 for sushi. Strange. I had the Gold Sashimi plate, and it was quite good. Lots of octopus and squid. Ewwww. But I put those straight into the muscles.Another workout resource for you, here's a new article from Certified TT Trainer Mike Whitfield- http://workoutmanuals.com/total-body-workoutsToday's … [Read more...] about The Old Man and the Deadlift
Since turning every head in the room and upstaging giant alien robots in the first two Transformers films, Megan Fox has proven her mettle in roles more substantial: In flicks like Friends with Kids and This is 40, the bombshell got a chance to flex her dramatic muscles. The trend continues even in this weekend's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where Fox demonstrates a soulfulness as a broadcast journalist who helps the titular shell-capped warriors battle global baddies. Sure, we’ve known her name and her supernatural beauty for close to a decade, but Fox is almost deliciously late-blooming as a genuine actress. Perhaps it’s that she’s drawing upon 30 herself, married to longtime beau Brian Austin Green, and mother to two toddlers, but Fox seems more in charge of her destiny than ever before. Here, she shares her secret to making a long-term relationship work, suggests how guys can woo a "normal woman," and yes, reveals her favorite Ninja … [Read more...] about What Megan Fox Looks for in a Man (and Turtle)
I've never thought of myself as someone with anger issues. I don't punch walls or hurl vases. I grew up in a well-mannered home where my siblings and I would no sooner utter a curse word than shoot the Thanksgiving turkey with an assault rifle. I'm nothing like the female business consultant in Minnesota who, unhappy with the office furniture a partner had selected, threw a chair out a second-story window (checking first to make sure there were no passersby below). I'm nowhere near as high-strung as the 20-something Angeleno who, furious with a driver for cutting her off on L.A.'s notoriously congested 405 freeway, rolled down her window and let loose with a very frank assessment of his motor skills. He returned the insult by chucking his half-eaten burrito at her. She drove the next three exits peering through the refried beans splattered on her windshield. And I lack the quick trigger of my friend Amy, who, when asked to describe the time she threw a glass of wine in her husband's … [Read more...] about Tips to Control Your Anger and Turn It Into a Positive Thing