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Strengthen Your Memory by Noticing When It Does Things Right

You might think you have a bad memory, but it might be that you just have a bad memory strategy. By catching the moments when your memory works well, …

The Brain

Getting Lost is Wonderful - Photographs and text by Massimiliano Pugliese | LensCulture

Obscurity as descent. An inner journey into unknown territories and mysterious dimensions—a place where darkness prevails.<p>The photographer Massimiliano Pugliese got lost deliberately in these enigmatic parallel landscapes in order to look for images that registered deeply within his memory and in …

Photography

Your Life Isn't Limitless! Narrow Your Career Choices for Greater Happiness | The Art of Manliness

<i>“You can do anything you put your mind to!”</i><p><i>“The sky’s the limit!”</i><p><i>“You’re the best!”</i><p><i>“Follow your dreams!”</i><p>Did you hear these kinds of things growing …

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

Writing

This Calculator Helps You Crack Any Master Combination Lock in 8 Tries

Forgot your Master lock combo? Or want some incentive to not use a Master padlock? There’s a website for that.<p>The video above from Samy Kamar shows …

Mathematics

Your Shot Photos: The Magic of the Night Market

This slideshow requires JavaScript.<p>All around the world, in cities large and small, street markets come to life at night. While people can shop for T-shirts and remote-controlled toys, the real draw is the variety of foods that somehow take on a more exotic appeal after hours.<p>At these markets, …

On Conquering Fears | The Art of Manliness

My grandfather, Johnny Paychek, poses with Joe Louis before their fight for the heavyweight title.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from David</i> …

Boxing

2015 Sony TVs and High Dynamic Range - Consumer Reports

When Sony took the wraps off its 2015 TV lineup last week, the buzz wasn't about higher resolution but rather about the coming improvements in high …

Televisions

The Pitfalls of Life Hacking Culture | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Kyle Eschenroeder.</i><p>“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” …

Motivation

Career Advice From Andrew Carnegie: How to Hustle | The Art of Manliness

Last month we explored the personal finance wisdom that can be gleaned from the life of Benjamin Franklin. Today we will uncover success lessons from …

Jack London on the Life That Lives | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The excerpt below is taken from the beginning of the preface to Jack London’s book,</i> The Cruise of the Snark<i>, a non-fiction work which</i> …

You Won't Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

At Oyster, we're known for our honest, undoctored hotel photography, and in our Photo Fakeout series we've shown just how different from reality some marketing images can be. But we've also encountered plenty of hotels that were truly as beautiful as advertised. These photos we took at various …

Aegean Sea

The Nature and Nurture of Genius: The Sweet Illustrated Story of How Henri Matisse’s Childhood Shaped His Creative Legacy

A heartening testament to the nourishing power of parental love in the cultivation of greatness.<p>At 8PM on the last day of 1869, a little boy named Henri entered the world in a gray textile-mill town in the north of France, in a rundown two-room cottage with a leaky roof. He didn’t have much …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

Consciousness

How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing That You Are)

Understand that life is not a straight line. Life is not a set timeline of milestones. It is okay if you don’t finish school, get married, find a job …

Adorable Children Use Everyday Household Items to Form Elaborate Scenes

Jan von Holleben creates whimsical scenes of a kid-friendly world with adorable children and props formed from everyday household items. His small, energetic subjects lie on the floor surrounded by objects such as pillows, kitchen utensils, sports equipment and cardboard boxes. The scope of his …

Cute

What I Learned From Riding the Greyhound From San Francisco to New York

Two years ago, I rode a Greyhound bus from San Francisco to New York to get home for the holidays. I have a tendency to procrastinate, so naturally I didn't even attempt to look for a plane ticket home until December 7. Upon seeing the price of a round trip ticket for the holidays (about $1,200), I …

San Francisco

Why Airlines Hate Hidden City Ticketing (and Maybe You Should Too)

You've probably already heard the David vs. Goliath "hidden city airfare" story that's been all over the news.<p>Briefly, a sweet-faced 22-year-old tech whiz kid in his spare time designed a website called Skiplagged that shows people how to cheat the airlines out of revenue using an insider strategy …

Flying

Time Management Tips | How to Live on 24 Hours Per Day | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: As you look back on the year that has just past, do you feel as though you spent another 12 months merely existing instead of truly</i> …

Reviewing A Christmas Carol - How and Why to be Scrooge This Year | The Art of Manliness

The name of Ebenezer Scrooge has become synonymous with miserliness, greed, grumpiness…all those things you don’t want to be. It’s really too bad, …

Top 10 Family Issues You Can Overcome

People don't always get along, even when they're in a romantic relationship or come from the same blood line. While family problems are often the …

Parenting

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

The Brain

What Your "Working Memory" Does (and How to Give It a Tune-Up)

Working memory is like your brain's scratch pad, managing information as you go about your day. But our routine deluge of information can make us …

Nutella Hot Chocolate with Hazelnut Liqueur

Heat milk in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium heat until just beginning to bubble at edges, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining …

Five Running Mistakes That Keep You Locked in the Injury Cycle

Your body is not a machine, and you shouldn't treat it like one even if you think you can "tough it out." You need to put as much care and …

Exercise

What It's Like to Drive the '80s Greatest Supercars

Car guys won the war on drugs.<p>/> <i><br>(Credit: All Photos By Jeffery Salter)</i><p>Okay, nobody won the war on drugs. But if you loved cars, the pop-culture collateral damage from the War on Drugs paid off. The me-first Eighties were in the midst of a sweaty love affair with cocaine, a doomed romance that …

How and Why to Use Checklists | The Art of Manliness

In the modern age, we know more than ever before, and the information has never been so readily available.<p>And yet individuals and organizations often …

How to Establish a Morning Routine for Kids That Actually Works

Getting an entire family up, dressed, fed, and out the door before the sun even comes up could easily be a recipe for disaster (or at least a …

How to Be More Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

Are you a senior in high school running for Student Council President?<p>Are you an entrepreneur looking to make a successful pitch and attract …

Can You Handle the Core-Crushing Trifecta?

Here's how to do it: Perform 10 plank walkups, 20 cross-body mountain climbers, and 30 bicycle crunches in a row without resting. That's 1 round. Do 2 more.<p>Watch the video above to see how to perform the challenge with perfect form, and then give it a shot. Durkin finished in <b>2 minutes and 10 …