How Boozing at the Beach Is Making You Burn Faster

How Boozing at the Beach Is Making You Burn Faster

Having beers on the beach is a rite of passage for summer, but emerging research shows it could come with a big downside: more skin damage. Although the exact cause is still being determined, studies show that alcohol can increase your risk of sunburn, NPR reports. The research isn’t new, but the link between your beachside beer and sunburn has received little attention—despite mounting evidence that alcohol can leave skin more vulnerable to the sun.

 

The link between alcohol consumption and sunburn stems partly from the effects of booze on decision-making. When you’re buzzed, you’re less likely to be diligent about applying (and re-applying) sunscreen, and your risk of a burn goes up.

But research shows that alcohol can also affect the skin itself, making it more susceptible … Read the rest

Amazon Prime Day Has Awesome Fitness Deals for Athletes

Amazon Prime Day Has Awesome Fitness Deals for Athletes

[Editor’s Note: Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, July 15, 2019, but are subject to change.]

With all the cool gadgets, fun products, and amazing gear at Amazon Prime Day, it can be easy to forget to pick up what you want rather than what you need. Fitness enthusiasts and athletes are among the luckiest at Amazon Prime Day. Because no matter if they need vitamins and supplements, gear and apparel, or sporting goods, chances are there’s a killer deal on it right now.

Amazon Prime Day is a 48-hour deal extravaganza, and if you haven’t yet been to Amazon today to see what’s on special, you need to rectify that right now. Because many of the best deals are Lightning Deals. They pop up suddenly, last only for a bit, and disappear when the timer (or the product!) runs out.

No matter if you’re … Read the rest

The Best Way to Experience Egypt Is By Boat

The Best Way to Experience Egypt Is By Boat

My alarm pierces through the silence, jolting me out of a deep sleep. I blink, trying to shake my slumber-induced stupor and adjust to the blackness of the room when reality hits me: I’m in a ship cabin. I stumble over to the window and slide the shutters open to marvel at the sepia-toned landscape floating by. Palm trees are lined along the riverbed, stretching skyward against the undulating outline of mountains framed in the distance. I’m officially in Egypt, cruising down the Nile.

Egypt is one of those destinations that’s always seemed out of reach somehow. I’d learned about the north African nation’s illustrious history through textbooks, lectures, and lesson plans. I’d studied Egyptian mythology in college, memorizing the fables of sun god Ra, goddess Isis, and falcon-headed Horus. I’d soaked in documentaries about the … Read the rest

Top Foods to Avoid: Aspartame

Top Foods to Avoid: Aspartame

Aspartame (the full name is aspartylphenylalanine) is a synthetic sweeter that is marketed as a low calorie product and is often used ostensibly in conjunction with diabetes management and weight loss. The controversial sugar substitute is sold as NutriSweet, Equal and Aminosweet and is an ingredient in thousands of food and beverage products worldwide.

Aspartame contains only 4 calories per gram and is 180 to 200 times sweeter than sucrose (common table sugar). The artificial sweetener is highly touted by big food as ‘safe for human consumption’ and is commonly found in foods and drinks like diet sodas, chewing gum, sugar-free ice cream, reduced-calorie fruit juice (like Tropicana), yogurt, and sugarless candy.

The sweetener was discovered by chance when two substances were mixed together and inadvertently ingested. It is a synthetic compound of phenylalanine and aspartic acid and 10 percent of its molecular structure is methanol (methyl alcohol or wood … Read the rest

12 of the Best Amazon Prime Day Deals

12 of the Best Amazon Prime Day Deals

[Editor’s Note: Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, July 15, 2019, but are subject to change.]

Amazon Prime Day is here! We know—it can be overwhelming. But if you’re looking to nab a great deal on actual, Men’s Journal-approved gear, gadgets, and more, here’s all you need to know.

We’ll be exploring more deals over the next 48 hours, but this primer is a great place to start. From outdoor gear to tech, from apparel to kitchen appliances, we’ve got it all.

But you’ve got to be a Prime member to get the Amazon Prime Day deals. That’s the whole point, after all: to demonstrate the value of being a Prime member. Prime members not only get free standard shipping but discounted expedited shipping, free gift wrapping, and tons of flash sales and deals all year long. It’s key for when the holidays roll … Read the rest

Sweetest Swing: The Best New Tennis Racquets

Sweetest Swing: The Best New Tennis Racquets

Breakthrough materials and an emphasis on balance make this year’s racquets more versatile than ever. We tested nearly a dozen and found these three to be the best.

Wilson Clash 100

Clash 100 by Wilson Courtesy Image

The Clash’s carbon-fiber frame bends horizontally and vertically through the swing, while new geometry balances the movement and adds power. For newbies and intermediates, it feels smooth and stable—two things that rarely come in the same package.

[$249; Wilson]

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Diadem Elevate Tour 98

Elevate Tour 98 by Diadem
Elevate Tour 98 by Diadem Courtesy Image

If you’re looking for precision, the Elevate’s 16-by-20 string pattern increases ball spin, putting serves and returns where you want them. The frame’s balance helps drive shots from down low, and we loved the confidence it instilled as we rushed the net after spin serves.

[$210; diademsports.com]

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Yonex VCore Pro 97

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Prime Day Deal! Pick Up Our Favorite Wireless Headphones from Jabra

Prime Day Deal! Pick Up Our Favorite Wireless Headphones from Jabra

[Editor’s Note: Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, July 15, 2019, but are subject to change.]

The Prime Day deals are rolling in by the minute, but here’s one we can’t wait to share. Our favorite wireless headphones from Jabra are slashed up to 30 percent off right now! Normally $170, Jabra Elite 65t in-ear headphones in either Gold Beige or Titanium Black are being blown out on Prime Day for an eye-popping $120—that’s $51 off!

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Small, sturdy, and powerful, these tiny wireless earbuds are changing our game in the gym and on the street. In addition to music, podcasts, and whatever, they have a four-microphone array to pick up every word we say on every call we make or take, and offer superior sound in the ear. The 65t includes one-touch access to Siri and Google, plus new on-the-go integration with Alexa.… Read the rest

Dyson Fans and Vacuums Are Under $200 Right Now at Woot

Dyson Fans and Vacuums Are Under $200 Right Now at Woot

Yes, it’s Amazon Prime Day! But that doesn’t mean there aren’t amazing deals elsewhere today. Today only at Woot, you can score our favorite combo air purifier/fan/heater for far less than you can get it at Amazon—or anywhere else. That’s right—save on the Dyson HP01 Pure Hot+Cool from now until midnight (CST) Monday July 15, only at Woot.

But Woot deals are one-day only deals. And they only last until the product is sold out. So get yours right now before it’s too late.

Dyson Pure Hot+Cool

The Dyson Pure Hot+Cool purifier heater ($165 today only) has triple functionality, so it eliminates the need for separate fans, heaters, and air purifiers. It purifies the air all day and all night long, all year round. It quickly heats a whole room in winter and keeps you cool as a fan in the summer. As an air purifier, it removes … Read the rest