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7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Creativity

Harvard study uncovers why fasting can lead to a longer and healthier life

Intermittent fasting diets are all the rage these days. We are seeing everything from the conservative 5:2 diet to more extreme fasting methods …

Holistic Medicine

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

Masdar City Launches Phase 2 Master Plan

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5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Note-Taking

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

Education

Architecture of consumption: What's the future of the shopping mall?

Invented 60 years ago, the mall has shaped and reflected consumer culture ever since. Discover these controversial, innovative or failed …

Malcolm Gladwell

Are Garden Cities Sustainable?

The Garden City concept has a long and honorable pedigree within urban planning. Analysis of Sterling Ranch, a master-planned community outside of …

Sustainability

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

Bill Murray

Stanley Kubrick’s List of Top 10 Films: The First and Only List He Ever Created

When, over the past weekend, I noticed the words "Stanley Kubrick" had risen into Twitter's trending-topics list, I got excited. I figured someone …

Home - Architecture Lab

Latest<p>March 28, 2018<p>Transparent bathrooms and shower designs have been proven to be a simple yet effective way of giving your washroom a trendy and …

Design

How to Tie 7 Basic Knots | The Art of Manliness

For centuries, knotsmanship has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s an essential skill whether a man desires to hit the high seas or …

"Growing a city from the bottom up" could save the human race

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> developing "living architecture" could help humanity survive, claims senior University of Greenwich lecturer Rachel …

Bangkok Train juicer

Vintage Roadside

A Primer on Nootropics: Supplements to Boost Your Brain | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Mans Denton.</i><p>For all the discussion about health and fitness, the primary driver of the human organism is …

Home - Architecture Lab

Latest<p>January 30, 2018<p>Over the past few years, bean bags have really become comfortable pieces of furniture to use. They are incredibly cozy, can be …

Venice Biennale 2014: Israel Explores The Urburb, a Neither Urban nor Suburban Landscape

Neither urban nor suburban, the <i>Urburb</i> is a fragmented mosaic of one hundred years of modernist planning in Israel: early twentieth century …

Advice on Being a Man from 8 Friendly Neighborhood Barbers | The Art of Manliness

Day in and day out barbers shoot the breeze with the wide variety of men who walk into their shops. As these men settle in the barber’s chair and get …

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How to Effectively Manage Your Attention | The Art of Manliness

In our last post we provided a big picture overview of what attention is and how it works. We explored the fact that while many people only think of …

Art & Painting

10 Best French Fashion Blogs

Valentine Vanesse is a tea drinker, bicycle rider, the definition of Parisian chic. Her blog could be described in few words as “pure delight in …

Art & Painting

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Bitcoin

Watch These 13 Amazing Documentaries On Netflix Instant And Abandon All Hope Of Productivity

1. Man on Wire<p>I avoided Man on Wire for a few years – something about an Oscar-winning documentary on a French tightrope walker who crossed the Twin …

The Eisenhower Decision Matrix: How to Distinguish Between Urgent and Important Tasks | The Art of Manliness

Do you sometimes feel like you spend all your time managing crises? That your life is basically spent putting out one proverbial fire after …