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#KirbyDelauter becomes a Twitter punching bag

<b>Kirby Delauter would probably not approve of this blog post.</b><p>The Frederick County, Maryland, council member recently threatened his local paper, the News-Post, with a lawsuit if it printed his name without permission. The dispute was the result of what Mr Delauter says was unfair coverage by Bethany …

'Protect and Serve' or 'In Your Face'

In 1971, I was working at a Boy's Club in the Germantown section of Philadelphia running an after-school program. One day, the Police Athletic League representative dropped off a pile of coloring books for the younger kids. On the cover was a picture of a policeman walking hand-in-hand with a …

This House Is Not for the Faint of Heart

But someone really does live there.<p>If someone suggested that you take up residence in a home perched precariously on a rock pillar, you'd probably balk. Sure, you can't beat the sweeping mountain views, but the phrase "don't look down!" doesn't really inspire a comfortable, welcoming vibe.<p>But for …

Commuting

5 iPhone Apps Your Teen Doesn’t Want You to Download

In the ’80s, teens had only was one social app, and it was called the telephone. In the ‘90s, chat rooms were all the rage, leading to social sites …

What Are the Top 5 Books You Must Read?

I post about a *lot* of books. Most people don’t have the time to read them all but a number of readers have requested a post where I break down my …

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3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

Six Moves for a Shredded Six-Pack

1 of 7<p>The Elusive Six-Pack<p>Ah the six-pack. The goal of most every fitness enthusiast. A tight, lean, shredded stomach not only looks great, but also …

The Bigger, Badder Bench Press Program

<b>Duration</b> 4 weeks<p><b>Exercises</b> 45<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>I’m going to start off my inaugural Muscle and Fitness Online training article with an answer - of sorts - …

Theodore Wafer: Detroit porch killer testifies

<b>A man who killed an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch has said he fired because he was afraid and refused to be a victim in his own home.</b><p>Theodore Wafer, 55, told jurors he had been awakened in the night by loud banging on his front door.<p>Mr Wafer has pleaded not guilty to …

13 Fascinating Facts About The Majority Of Russians

Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Eighty-three percent Russians approve of Vladimir Putin as president, a number that has soared from 54% last year since his annexation of Crimea and intervention in Ukraine as well as the Sochi Olympics.<p>Westerners may wonder why Russians so happily approve of a man who is …

Russia

15 Maps That Don't Explain the Middle East at All

The region as it never was, could have been, and sort of is<p>Violent upheaval in the Middle East has recently spawned all manner of maps purporting to explain how the region got this way. Here, instead, are 15 maps that don’t claim as much. Or rather, they do not seek, like many other maps, to …

How to Grow a Beard Faster

Some men are blessed with fast-growing facial hair, while others may struggle with slow-growing or patchy whiskers. The rate that your facial hair …

Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work

<i>“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before,”</i> Neil Gaiman urged in his commencement-address-turned-manifesto-for-the-creative life. <i>“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself,”</i> philosopher Daniel …

Just Add Kettlebells for Upper Body Mass

Want to get big? Then you need to lift big. But it also pays to lift heavy things besides a nice, familiar barbell. Kettlebells hold tons of value …

Five Exercise Mistakes You're Making

The best bodyweight workout of all time

Shutterstock<p>Shutterstock<p><b>Duration</b> 20<p><b>Exercises</b> 3-5<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>Ever wonder how guys who exclusively work out on monkey bars get so ripped? This …

What's the Deal With Creatine?

Creatine has been wildly popular since the 1990s. It's touted as a shortcut to gaining lean muscle mass, and packed into everything from supplement …

Nutrition

It’s Time to Volumize for More Size on Your Bi’s and Tri’s So you’re back for more, huh? You accepted “The 500-Rep Chest Challenge” (IRON MAN, November ’12), you finished first in “The Back Blast 500” (July ’13), and now you want a 500-rep arm assault? Well, who am I to say no? So take […]

It’s Time to Volumize for More Size on Your Bi’s and Tri’s<p>So you’re back for more, huh? You accepted “The 500-Rep Chest Challenge” (<i>IRON MAN</i>, …

Skills Every Young Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: An AoM reader recently wrote me a letter recommending I look up this old essay, which originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine in</i> …

Protein Will Not Make You Fat

Here's what you need to know...<p>While it's biochemically possible for protein to turn into fat by ingesting extremely high numbers of calories or …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Why It’s Never Been More Fun to Watch Sports

A discussion with Hank Adams, the CEO of Sportvision, the company that created the glowing hockey puck and football's yellow line<p>In the old days, football offenses were simple. Hand the ball to a strong, fast guy with stronger guys in front of him, evade tacklers. But the game has evolved. Schemes …

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.<p>Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage bin marked "Calcusoft." Inside were piles of notebooks filled with sketches, storyboards, and …

In 1955, Aldous Huxley Wrote This Very Creepy Story for The Atlantic

In honor of the Brave New World author's 119th birthday, an excerpt from "Voices," about a disgruntled orphan's dealings with her high-class relations and a murderous dinner party<p>In 1955, "Voices," a short story by <i>Brave New World</i> author Aldous Huxley, was published in <i>The Atlantic</i>. Huxley's satire …

With The ASUS G750JX, Is The Hunt For The Perfect Gaming Laptop Finally Over?

There is one common, unfortunate theme when it comes to laptops — something I’ve dubbed “almost perfect” syndrome. Whether it’s genius design marred by a sub-par display or a powerful desktop replacement dragged down by unappealing aesthetics, that one niggling problem consistently rears its ugly …

Proper Foot Position in the Squat

There is some current discussion on foot position in the squat following a post by Kelly Starrett, and I’ve been asked to comment. This article is …

How to Accept a Compliment With Class | The Art of Manliness

You hand someone a gift and they eagerly tear off the wrapping paper and lift the lid on the box. But as they pick up and examine the present tucked …