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Why I Write in PowerPoint

When writing business documents (aside from emails), most people turn to word-processing software. That’s not the only option. You can do everything — outlines, drafts, revisions, and even layouts, if you’d like — in PowerPoint or similar presentation programs.<p>That’s what I’ve used to write my …

29 Boredom Busters Your Kids Will Actually Love

Because you refuse to hear the b-word.

13 ways to stop drinking soda for good

You know soda's not exactly good for you—but at the same time, it can be hard to resist. Its sweet taste, pleasant fizz, and energizing jolt often seems like just what you need to wash down your dinner, get you through an afternoon slump, or quench your thirst at the movies.<p>But the more soda you …

Personal Finance Lessons from Benjamin Franklin | The Art of Manliness

Benjamin Franklin rose from 17-year-old runaway to successful printer, newspaperman, author, inventor, diplomat, and statesman. His great success …

Learn to Grill the Perfect Steak Every Time

Easy Oreo Ice Cream<p>Kansas City Brisket & Burnt Ends<p>Best Smoked BBQ Pork Ribs<p>Cooking Class<p>i have read it is good to sear the steaks in a cast iron …

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 …

Treadmill Desks Aren’t Just Healthier, They’ll Also Boost Your Work Performance

A new study finds just the opposite. Treadmill desks actually improve people’s attention to a task and their ability to recall details about the task …

Wilker Do's: DIY Folding Workbench

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 …

20 Manly Aphorisms | The Art of Manliness

When I was a young man, I would scoff at well-intentioned adults who would sometimes offer up little aphorisms when I got in trouble or had a …

Study Tips for College Success | The Art of Manliness

When 160,000 undergraduates in the University of California system were asked to name the obstacles that impeded their academic success, the students …

3 Food Myths that May Be Sabotaging Your Productivity

Your brain is one of your best business resources. Before you make your next New Year's Resolution, discover 3 pervasive food myths that may be damaging your ability to focus, learn, and remember.<p>One of the most surprising things I learned in nursing school was that the human body and the way it …

Wooden Computer Keyboard by Steve M. Potter

Introduction: Wooden Computer Keyboard by Steve M. Potter<p>About: AI consultant and semi-retired brain scientist and former professor at Georgia Tech. …

How to Build a Faux Fireplace and Mantel

<i>Our Remodelaholic motto is builder-grade to beautiful, on a budget. Home renovations start with simple things like paint and hardware changes, but</i> …

Best Books Read by the AoM Team 2014 | The Art of Manliness

Here at the Art of Manliness, we’re big believers in the brain-boosting, character-expanding, enjoyment-inducing power of books. Kate, Jeremy, and I …

How and Why to Establish a Daily Routine | The Art of Manliness

When Winston Churchill left the military at age 26 to pursue a writing career and a seat in Parliament, he looked forward to being free of …