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The Definitive Guide To Every Type Of Tie Knot

A complete guide on how to tie a tie. From the Full Windsor and Four-in-Hand to the Granchester and Bow Tie, mastering these 8 popular tie knots will …

Men's Fashion

'We need to admit that the job of the classroom teacher has simply become too big'

As we approach the Easter round of annual conferences for the teaching unions, it’s hardly surprising that the minds of teachers and the education …

Teaching

14 Photos That Prove Moms Beat The System Every Damn Time

When moms win, we win good.

Parenting

Everything You Need To Know About Self-Publishing A Novel

This class pack will teach you how to get your book out in the world, one step at a time.<p>If you’ve ever dreamed of publishing a novel but haven’t …

Weekend Trail-Running Gear Round Up

<b>Trail Tested: UltrAspire Momentum Hydration Vest</b><p>Weight: 7.2 oz<p>Price: $79.95<p><b>First Impressions:</b><p>Upon receiving the UltrAspire Momentum Hydration Vest, …

The 65 Best Surf Spots in the World

Every surfer’s ideal wave is different. “A bunch of factors come into play when you’re looking for great surf,” says Pat O’Connell, pro surfer and …

Mom Reveals What Raising Boys Actually Looks Like, And Judging By The Photos It’s One Hell Of A Job

As someone who was the only child in the family, I had always thought that having a few brothers would make my life way more fun. Sara Easter, a …

10 Overnight Backpack Trips in Southern California

The word is out. Southern California has a veritable plethora of hiking trails. And a plethora and a half of hikers exploring them. 99.9% of hikers …

Zion National Park in 72 Hours

During your planning I would schedule to arrive in Zion as early as possible. If you are there before Thanksgiving you are going to be at the mercy …

What They Don’t Tell You About Self-Publishing

Releasing your book is only half the battleSince releasing my book in December, the most common questions I’ve been getting asked aren’t about the …

Traditional vs Self Publishing. And the winner is…..

Traditional versus self publishing has become a debate of almost national importance. ‘Out With Lanterns’, my novel, was traditionally published …

Writing

10 books to help you beat the January blues

You need something to get you through this hell-hole of a month.<p>From motivational reads to novels that allow you to escape, your bad mood will be a thing of the past if you work your way through this list, drawn up by the Reading Agency.

This Under-the-Radar Beach Town Is Mexico’s Next Great Destination

As we reach the outskirts of Puerto Escondido, my driver grins and gestures with his chin for me to look in the rearview mirror. Just above the …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

50 Essential Western Travel Experiences

Raft the mightiest river<p><b>Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ</b><p>“You hope you’ll be right side up at the other end.” That’s how late rafting …

National Parks

14 Must-Follow Outdoor and Landscape Photographers on Instagram

December 26, 2017<p>Nothing quite inspires a great photograph like a great scene — but landscape photography isn’t the same as it was twenty years ago. …

Photography

The best of Europe’s spectacular Christmas markets

There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a good old-fashioned Christmas market — and we’d go so far as to say that Europe has …

20 books everyone should read in their 40s

You're most likely to make a Nobel Prize-winning discovery at 40 — or at least do your most outstanding work, according to a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research. But leaving your 30s can also be daunting.<p>Luckily, there are books to guide you along, from memoirs of middle age to …

Books

6 Things Great Leaders Always Do (but Mere Bosses Typically Fear), According to Research | Inc.com

Human beings are inherently designed to be relational. It's how we learn, grow, and survive as a species. In the workplace, it's no different. We long for the same close bonds and connections with colleagues, managers, and customers, in the pursuit of purposeful work and strong collaboration that …

Leadership

Clamber up to join the granite, sky and Mt. Shasta at Castle Crags State Park near Redding

Jul. 22, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Family-friendly<br>• Shasta Cascade<p><b>Why:</b> The last half-mile of this trail puts you in the sky, basically, with a passel of granite peaks. Or crags, to use the local word.<p><b>What:</b> Castle Crags is a vertical place – a roughly 4,000-acre park with just 28 miles of trails, because …

New Managers Should Focus on Helping Their Teams, Not Pleasing Their Bosses

When I first became a manager — an unexpected promotion soon after taking a new job — I found myself feeling awkward about the fact that I had been elevated above my peers. Still, my team was in the middle of a complex first-time project, so I wanted to impress my boss with my handling of it. My …

Leadership

Self-publishing Your Book is Not Hard: A Toolkit For First-Timers | Inc.com

It's time to write your book. <i>And</i> publish it. To start off on the right foot, read through these helpful tips that will make the process easier.<p>Background: I wrote, edited, formatted, and published a literary novel of 384 pages in 1.5 years. I'm not a world famous author, but I did it (proof) so you …

Writing

How I Earn $200,000+a Year from Photography

It’s kind of a crazy thing: I believe you can stay true to your roots, values, and ethics, and also get rich. In this post, I’ll share some of the …

Street Photography

27 Times This Hysterical Dad Made Comics Every Working Mom Can Relate to

Working moms already know that parenting can be a tough ordeal. Your kids may sometimes drive you crazy, but that doesn't mean there isn't a lighter …

Parenting

These 8 amazing van conversions will inspire you to ditch the grid for the nomadic life

Perhaps it’s the spring weather, but hitting the open road and exploring suddenly seems like a more appealing idea than ever. These 8 van …

Campers

How Smart People Work Less And Get More Done

Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than they do.<p>A new study from Stanford shows that they are on to something.<p>The study found that productivity per hour declines …

Time Management

These Healthy Spring Recipes Really Take It Easy

Monday: Chicken thighs all dressed for spring<p>Rich, juicy pan-seared chicken thighs are perfect for a light dinner—as long as they're balanced out by …

Food

Europe’s 8 best day hikes, from coastal walks to mountain magic

A compact patchwork of cultures and landscapes, Europe offers an incredible variety of short accessible hikes. From seaside scrambles to alpine …

Hiking

Make every aspect of your life better by sending 5 simple emails

You can make strides in 5 fundamental areas by just sending 5 emails.<p>1. Happiness<p>Every morning send a friend, family member or co-worker an email to say thanks for something.<p>Might sound silly but it's actually excellent advice on how to make your life better.<p>There's tons and tons and tons of …

Happiness

Four Productive Ways To Get Confrontational At Work

You sometimes have to change the game to make others want to cooperate.<p>Most businesses don’t need to be sold on the value of cooperation. It seems self-evident, at least in principle. But in practice, not everybody is interested in cooperating. Researchers have found what every new kid on the …

Leadership