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How to be charismatic

It was only after I proposed a series on charisma to Radio 4 that I fully realised how uneasy its effects made me. Charisma was a power I had once associated with classical heroes – neither temporal nor divine exactly, more of an irresistible lustre. As I grew up, I noticed people whose effect on …

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The Maxims of Francois de La Rochefoucauld | The Art of Manliness

I love a good maxim.<p>The ability to encapsulate a profound truth or insight in as few words as possible is a talent I really admire. Such dense …

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Understanding Shyness | The Art of Manliness

There’s a girl in your political science class that you’re attracted to. You’d like to get to know her better, but the thought of even saying hello …

Overcome Social Awkwardness | The Art of Manliness

Last week we began a three-part series on how to overcome shyness — a feeling of social anxiety and discomfort that can hold us back from forming …

Conversational Narcissism: How to Avoid It | The Art of Manliness

Last month I met up with an old friend I hadn’t seen in forever to have lunch. Having both read and written about how to be an effective and …

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Who Is Fighting Whom in Syria

32 civilians killed as Russia launches first airstrikes in Syria, claims Syrian journalist [Video]

Russian SU 24 carried out airstrikes on rebel-controlled, Hama area. It is believed that Al Nusra militants were the main targets.<p>Within hours after …

Middle East

U.S. official: Russia 'ready' to launch airstrikes in Syria

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian airstrikes in Syria could happen at any time, a U.S. official with knowledge of the latest intelligence told CNN.<p>"They could start at any moment," the official said. "They are ready."<p>After several days of Russian familiarization flights, there is no reason they could not …

Middle East

US accuses Russia of 'throwing gasoline on fire' of Syrian civil war

Washington rejects Moscow’s claims about targeting of its airstrikes – Russia’s first major military action outside borders of former Soviet Union since cold war<p>Washington has accused Moscow of throwing “gasoline on the fire” of the Syrian civil war, rejecting Russia’s claims that its first …

Conversation Etiquette: 5 Dos and Don'ts | The Art of Manliness

I think we’ve all encountered men who have a knack for good conversation. They can talk to anybody about anything in a laid-back, casual manner that …

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HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

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Stocks set for big fall on Wall Street as global growth, Fed worries persist

Stocks tumbled Tuesday, though trimming their losses late in the session, as investors continued to grapple with the downside risks associated with slowing world growth and persistent uncertainty related to the Federal Reserve's rate hike plans.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average lost 180 points, …

Status and the Brain: The Neurology of Status | The Art of Manliness

<i>Welcome back to our series on male status. This series aims to help men understand the way status affects our behavior, and even physiology, so we</i> …

Podcast #132: The History of the American Bachelor | The Art of Manliness

While it might not seem so at first blush, the history of the bachelor in America is complex and truly fascinating. When colonists first settled …

Why Every Man Should Be Strong | The Art of Manliness

<i>Even though “</i><i>Semper Virilis: A Roadmap to Manhood in the 21st Century</i><i>”</i> <i>turned out to be a truly epic post (more like a short ebook, really), I</i> …

How to Be a Man | The Art of Manliness

<i>Note: What you will find below is not so much a long blog post, but a short ebook; approach it as such. At over 20k words, it will probably take an</i> …

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OODA Loop: A Comprehensive Guide | The Art of Manliness

John Boyd is described by some as the greatest military strategist in history that no one knows. He began his military career as a fighter pilot in …

Willpower: How to Strengthen and Conserve Your Willpower | The Art of Manliness

In the first post in this series, we discussed the nature of willpower, noting that is a real mental energy.<p>In the second post, we explored the way …

Churchill's Advice on How to Be an Adult | The Art of Manliness

As we discussed at the very beginning of this series, Churchill’s schooldays formed “the only barren and unhappy period” of his life. Bright and …

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How to Be Assertive | The Art of Manliness

<i>Your boss consistently asks you at the last minute to come into work on the weekend. You say “yes” every time even though you have family plans. You</i> …

Unleash Your Inner Wolverine: How to Develop Superhuman Healing Power | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This article was a collaboration between Brett McKay and Chad Howse.</i><p>What man doesn’t want to be Wolverine?<p>He’s super strong, sports …

Improve Concentration: 12 Exercises to Improve Your Concentration | The Art of Manliness

<i>Does your mind flit from one thing to another? Do you have trouble focusing on something for more than a few minutes? Do you consequently have a</i> …

How to Meditate: A Beginner's Guide | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest collaboration with my friend and long-time meditator, Jason Marshall. Check out Jason’s blog, Living in the Now where</i> …

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