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38 Vintage Conversation Rules | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The excerpt below comes from a book published in 1875:</i> A Gentleman’s Guide to Etiquette <i>by Cecil B. Hartley. Hartley’s rules may be</i> …

Most Scenic Bike Routes in the World Photos

Casual bikers love to go for a spin because the activity is a perfect blend of exercise and scenery. Added to this fact is that bike paths are typically away from busy streets, making the sport all the more serene. Yet, for those biking-enthusiasts who are not satisfied with simply hoping on their …

National Parks

Reflections on Marcus Aurelius' "Meditations" | The Art of Manliness

While Stoicism is an ancient philosophy, it’s experiencing a bit of a resurgence in our modern world. There’s a plethora of new books and articles on …

Don't Save Anything for the Swim Back — Gattaca Movie Analysis | Art of Manliness

The hallowing of Pain<br>Like hallowing of Heaven<br>Obtains at corporeal cost —<br>All — is the Price of All —<p>–Emily Dickinson<p>In the excellent and …

What ‘personal space’ looks like around the world

By Amanda Erickson<p>Amanda Erickson<p>Foreign affairs reporter focusing on the post-Soviet world<p>Email Bio Follow<p>If you've traveled even a little bit, you’ve surely had the experience of sharing a public space with someone (or many someones) who wants to stand closer to you than you’d allow your partner …

Northern Europe

A Literary Look Behind the Iron Curtain: Best North Korea Books

A Novel<p>D. B. John<p>In this thriller, D. B. John tells the story of a woman trying to rescue her twin sister from captivity in North Korea. Jenna’s searching puts her on the radar of the CIA, and she’s given the chance to rescue her twin — she may still be alive — if she takes on a risky mission that …

North Korea

How to Develop and Master Poise | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following selection on “Poise That Makes One Master of Situations” comes from</i> The Technique of Building Personal Leadership <i>(1944)</i> …

10 Best Sites That Offer Free Images for Blogs

Need to get more efficient at work? Do you ever have enough time to get it all done?<p>If you are struggling to find the time to fit it all in, here are …

Productivity

Career Advice From Andrew Carnegie: How to Hustle | The Art of Manliness

Last month we explored the personal finance wisdom that can be gleaned from the life of Benjamin Franklin. Today we will uncover success lessons from …

Bottling Up Emotions Doesn’t Work, but Neither Does Brooding. Here’s a Different Approach. | Heleo

“How we deal with our inner world—our thoughts, our emotions, our stories—can drive everything.”<p><b>Gretchen Rubin</b> is the <i>New York Times</i> #1 bestselling …

Why can’t we read anymore?

Or, can books save us from what digital does to our brains?<p>Last year, I read four books.<p>The reasons for that low number are, I guess, the same as …

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 …

Ragnarok - Lessons from the Norse Apocalypse | The Art of Manliness

Throughout this series on Norse mythology, I’ve referenced Ragnarok — the Norse apocalypse. It’s where gods and beasts alike meet their demise, and …

What Listening to Music at Work Does to Your Brain (It's Pretty Amazing)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press Play, …

15 uses for your phone's camera (other than taking selfies)

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

11 amazing music videos that will make you want to travel

The video for Justin Bieber’s latest single, Company, is likely to give fans the wanderlust, as it follows the singer on his travels around the world. We round up other music videos that might inspire you to get away.<p>1. I’ll Show You by Justin Bieber<p>The simple yet otherworldly landscape of Iceland, …

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

Supersized natural wonders of US National Parks

Superlative natural wonders appear wherever you turn in the USA's national parks. Whether you're working on your bucket list - 'Climb North America's highest mountain!' - or just wanting to hug the world's largest living tree, you can explore nature's extreme outer limits at these record-setting US …

Reinebringen Views

Mantra Himalaya

The Island No One Wants You to Know About

There is something enticing about the idea of an island getaway. Though there are thousands of island destinations to choose from all over the world, there is one island that expert travelers do not want to share with you.<p>There is something enticingᅡᅠabout the idea of an island getaway. Though …

Palawan

How to explore the world's greatest archipelagos

Readers share their tips on exploring the world's archipelagos.<p>This week's winning entry<p><b>Escape from modern living</b><p>Inspired by your article in Discover, we explored Palawan and the surrounding islands on the only sailing paraw [outrigger] in the Philippines. This is as remote as travel gets. …

What Is the Core of Masculinity? | The Art of Manliness

We’ve covered the 3 P’s of Manhood (protect, procreate, and provide), and we’ve distilled them down to the fundamentals — the ancient, nearly …

How to Increase Testosterone Naturally | The Art of Manliness

At last we’ve reached the final post of Testosterone Week and based on the comments from you all, this is the post you’ve been most looking forward …