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What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence

Two decades before Daniel Goleman first wrote about emotional intelligence in the pages of HBR, he met his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Amherst College, who mentioned to the young science journalist for the <i>New York Times</i> that he was interested in meeting with scientists. Thus began a long, rich …

What He Started Doing at 14 Made Him One of the Fittest Guys in the NFL

These 3 strategies changed Steve Weatherford's life, and they could do the same for you<p>To punt a football in the National Football League, you need a leg that kicks like a nitroglycerine-powered pendulum. Steve Weatherford, who airs out pigskins for the New York Giants, has that. He has a Super …

Fitness

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

Build an athletic body that's primed for peak performance<p>Why do you work out? Better question: Why do you <i>train</i>? Because there is a difference. After all, lots of people work out—to burn calories or relieve stress or just because they like to sweat. But athletes train. They train with the purpose of …

Extreme Sports

The Art of Worldly Wisdom: Maxims of Baltasar Gracián | The Art of Manliness

Back when I was in high school, a mentor of mine gave me a copy of a small book that I’ve read and re-read several times over the years. <i>The</i> <i>Art of</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> …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Defining a Personal Strategy

We tend to hear the words "Vision", "Mission", "Strategy", and "Objectives' only in a corporate setting. Indeed, at LinkedIn, these collectively …

Bike Skill: How to Draft

Master the art of the paceline with these wind-cheating secrets<p>If you spend most of your time pedaling solo, you may not fully appreciate the concept of a paceline. Cyclists rotate through a line, taking turns riding up front (pulling) before peeling off and latching onto the back. When you draft …

Career Rocket Fuel: Whether You’re A Millennial Or Eyeing Retirement, Here’s What You Really Need To Get Right About Work

Ogilvy One’s Brian Fetherstonhaugh spends a lot of time thinking and talking about careers. Here, he offers a detailed plan for each stage of work life, designed with long-term success in mind.<p>Having spent over 35 years in business in global firms, I have seen tens of thousands of career …

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> …

Theodore Roosevelt's Reading List | The Libraries of Great Men | The Art of Manliness

Many men are quick to buy the newest book from their favorite business leader or sports hero. From the late Stephen Covey (a personal favorite of …

How to Get Six Pack Abs | Burn Fat | Brining Back Manliness

One of the tricks with getting a six pack, and forging those defined abs, is keeping muscle loss at bay. As such, getting ripped abs isn’t simply a …

How to Buy a Bike for $1,000 or Less

What to look for when you're shopping for a great bargain<p>Though cycling elitists consider $1,000 to be bargain-basement territory for road and mountain bikes, many ­models at that price will provide you with years of happy riding. If you’re in the market for a city bike, you can land even more …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

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 …

What Your Lungs Wish You Knew

If you're breathing in bad air, you may not be riding at your peak. Here's your essential guide to making every breath count.<p>The moment you were born, two balloons inflated inside your chest, began pumping, and haven't stopped since. Those sacs of air—a.k.a. your lungs—are responsible for …

Are You Lifting the Right Amount of Weight?

Follow this system to figure out how much iron to hoist for the optimum results<p>The amount of weight you should be lifting depends on the result you want—size, strength, or endurance. However, a good general benchmark is 90 percent of your 1-rep max. At that percentage, the participants in a …

Exercise

Attention, Please! What Every Man Ought to Know About Focus | The Art of Manliness

“Pay attention!”<p>“If you just focused more, you’d be more successful!”<p>We’ve all probably heard these kinds of admonishments from a teacher or a …

Easy Bottom Bracket Repair

How to find the source of a creaky bottom bracket—and fix it<p>In more than 10 years of wrenching for pros and even more years as a bike shop mechanic, I've learned a few things about bottom bracket repair. Most surprisingly, what often sounds like a bottom bracket creak is usually something else. …

Deliberate Practice: The Secret of Greatness | The Art of Manliness

What creates great men? What made Ted Williams the greatest hitter in the history of baseball? What made Shakespeare one of history’s greatest …

How to Hack Your Mind: Using Biofeedback to Increase Resilience | The Art of Manliness

Two important skills for any man, and especially any would-be sheepdog are 1) managing stress 2) and remaining resilient in the face of extreme …

9 Foundational Habits Young Men Should Start Now to Raise Themselves Right | The Art of Manliness

Awhile back I was driving through the place where I grew up – Edmond, Oklahoma – and happened to pass by my old high school. This wasn’t an unusual …

Meditation: It's Not What You Think - Mind & Life Institute Blog

When I explain to someone that I’m involved in research on meditation, it’s not uncommon for me to hear, “Oh, meditation—I tried that. I couldn’t do …

Morning and Evening Routines: How to Start and End a Successful Day | The Art of Manliness

You’re a college student.<p>It’s midnight. You’re brushing your teeth and reviewing how the day went. And you’re disappointed.<p>You had planned to work …

Arousal and Performance: How Stress and Fear Affect Tactical Performance | The Art of Manliness

Think back to the last time you experienced a high amount of psychological stress. For example, after you were in a fender bender or before you had …