Jean-Pierre Marais

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Advice from a Serial Life Reinventor

Most of us have some crazy dream living inside of us — start a company, write a book, move to Bali. Any of the above. All of the above. Maybe your dream is so crazy you haven’t told anyone about it. Or maybe it’s the thing you talk about every time you’ve had a bad day at the office. But what would …

Behind The Scenes At Dropbox Black Ops

“Black Ops” lead Jon Ying works hard to keep the same spirit Dropbox had with 10 employees as it does with more than 1,000.<p><i>Jon Ying, 28, has been with Dropbox from its earliest days. Originally brought in by his friend (and Dropbox cofounder) Arash Ferdowsi to do tech support, his role evolved into</i> …

Twitter CEO: 'We suck at dealing with abuse'

Dick Costolo says trolls are costing Twitter users<p>Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is taking personal responsibility for his platform's chronic problems with harassment and abuse, telling employees that he is embarrassed for the company's failures and would soon be taking stronger action to eliminate …

Green Tea And Oat Smoothie

For the past few days I have been having this beautiful green tea and oat smoothie for breakfast. I have a Vitamix blender visiting me for a couple …

Protein

Becoming Antifragile: Beyond "Sissy" Resilience | The Art of Manliness

What’s the opposite of a person or organization that’s fragile?<p>If you ask most people this question, they’ll likely say “robust” or “resilient.” But …

How to Pull an All-Nighter: Tips from the Special Forces | The Art of Manliness

The all-nighter. It’s kind of a rite of passage for college students, especially during finals. But even older adults sometimes need to pull one — …

The Power of Ritual: The Creation of Sacred Time and Space in a Profane World | The Art of Manliness

Earlier this week we explored the nature of ritual and posited that its current scarcity may be at the root of the restlessness, apathy, alienation, …

45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

The Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To Being A Man

For that very reason, @GSElevator— in collaboration with John Carney (@Carney) of CNBC.com— presents a fresh, and hopefully thoughtful, look at what it means to be a man today.<p>Stop talking about where you went to college.<p>Always carry cash. Keep some in your front pocket.<p>Rebel from business casual. …

Goldman Sachs

How to Develop Charisma | The Art of Manliness

For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the three components of personal charisma. First we explored the importance of Presence – giving …

How to Be Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

According to Olivia Fox Cabane, author of <i>The Charisma Myth</i>, there are three components to charisma: Presence, Power, and Warmth. Last week we talked …

How to Be More Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

Are you a senior in high school running for Student Council President?<p>Are you an entrepreneur looking to make a successful pitch and attract …

The comeback plan that'll get you stronger than ever before

<b>Duration</b> 40<p><b>Exercises</b> 12<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Whether you’re a student whose summer vacation derailed your discipline or a family man with more important …

Roast beef & horseradish flatbreads

A fan of friendly eating? We recently made some flatbreads for days when casual and easy entertaining are on the agenda. Flatbreads offer a host of …

Bread

Meaty Portobello Chili with Cold-Oven Sweet Potato Fries (Vegan, Paleo)

I spent much of last summer questioning my sister-in-law and brother-in-law about the Paleo diet. I couldn't understand why they would go from being …

How to be a Great Dad: 18 Tips for Fatherhood | The Art of Manliness

<i>Photo by free parking</i><p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Leo Babauta of Zen Habits, a father of six children.</i><p>Being a father can be a wonderful …

Manly Quotes | 80+ Quotes on Men & Manhood | The Art of Manliness

When putting together our two paperback books, we sought to pepper the text in each with quotes about men and manhood. What we quickly discovered was …

The Eisenhower Decision Matrix: How to Distinguish Between Urgent and Important Tasks | The Art of Manliness

Do you sometimes feel like you spend all your time managing crises? That your life is basically spent putting out one proverbial fire after …

5 Awesome Recipes for the Man’s-Man | The Art of Manliness

I believe every man should know how to cook. That being said, I’m realistic enough to know that many of you are likely to “outsource” cooking to …

Going Paperless: 7 Ways I Use Reminders in Evernote to Avoid Embarrassing Myself

A few weeks ago, I took our car in for its regular maintenance. I had snapped a photo of the maintenance reminder in the windshield of the car and …

Habits of the World's Smartest People

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

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Why Confidence is Both an Inner and Outer Game | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When it comes to confidence, or the lack of it rather, people just want more of it.<p>Because they have to little of it, everything in their lives seems …

Arduino for the Rest of Us: How to Get Started

Could Arduino be the next tool in your home DIY toolbox?<p><b>You don't have to be a programmer</b> or an electrician to make your do-it-yourself projects smarter and more interactive. Arduino, the open-source microcontroller platform, was originally designed with creative laypeople in mind, and it may be …

11 Things Overachievers Do Differently

Arina Nikitina<p>Read full profile<p>We all know them: supermoms who manage to get online degrees between cleaning, cooking, and taking kids to practice; …

Self-improvement

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When a man has hit forty, he has lived. He has achieved something, maybe. He has discovered who he is. And if he's lucky, he's only come halfway.<p><i>Published in the October 2013 80th Anniversary issue</i><p><b>Circle, straight line, great arc,</b> long walk, horse race, pie — whatever shape you give to your own …

The Death Of Nintendo Has Been Greatly Under-Exaggerated

I love Nintendo . I love Nintendo. I love Nintendo.<p>I feel the need to say that over and over again to begin with because this post will inevitably be read by some as some sort of anti-Nintendo screed. I know that because every single time I write anything <i>mildly</i> critical of Nintendo, groups of folks …

Huevos Rancheros Verdes (Fried Eggs With Green Salsa and Refried Beans) Recipe

Traditional huevos rancheros with refried black beans and a green salsa.<p>Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><b>Note:</b> You can use your favorite brand of refried beans or green salsa in place of the homemade.<p><b>Read more: How to Make Huevos Rancheros</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Salsa Verde</b> (see note):1 poblano or …

Pay Attention To Your Title

Don't be fooled, title matters, says career consultant Emily Bennington, author of <i>Who Says It's A Man's World: The Girls' Guide To Corporate Domination</i>. Right or wrong, your title is how people in and outside your organization judge your value to it, she says. Don't overlook it.

The Secret to Sticking with Anything

How many times have you started something new (exercise routine, meditation schedule, writing that book, a new project), got pumped and excited about …

Bill Clinton Has A Superpower, And Mastering It Can Make You Successful Beyond Belief

Bill Clinton knows how to win friends and influence people. The former president is a master of reinvention -- does anyone even remember that mini-scandal back in the mid-’90s? -- and the same talents that guided him into office have propelled him, more recently, into the stratosphere of Internet …