John Loughlin

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A Beginner's Guide to Encryption: What It Is and How to Set it Up

You’ve probably heard the word “encryption” a million times before, but if you still aren’t exactly sure what it is, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a …

The total-body comeback workout plan

You’ve already decided to make this year yours. If you want to fit into those new clothes—and have the confidence and health to be your best—you need …

Workouts

How Can I Stay Anonymous with Tor?

Even with recent revelations that the NSA is listening, Tor is still probably the best way to anonymously surf the net. But to do it right, you've …

Lock Picking - A Basic Guide

Introduction<p>This guide is aimed at showing you the basic theory on how to pick a simple pin-and-tumbler lock. There are a few methods but some …

Fish

14 Things I Wish I Knew in My 20s

As I move headlong into middle age, there are so many ways I have matured. I was a mess in my 20s, admittedly. I was insecure, scattered, and unsure of myself. And when I coach younger clients, I tend to tell them the things I wish someone would have sat down and told me at their age. Things like: …

Self-help

Hacking SD Card & Flash Memory Controllers

We hope that some of our readers are currently at this year’s Chaos Communication Congress (schedule can be found here and live streams here), as …

The ABCs of IP Addresses

The best way to gain control over your small business or home network is to understand some networking basics. Here is a guide to get you started on …

Fixing a flash drive by reprogramming the controller

I recently started having problems with the Kingston DataTraveller 102 16GB flash drive (DT102/16GB) which I use on my Asus WL-500W router. It would …

How to Deal with a Job You Don't Like | The Art of Manliness

While in an ideal world, we’d all have our dream jobs at every period in our lives, the reality is that everyone will go through periods of not …

How To Coach Yourself Through Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life coaches are somewhat of a controversial issue, with supporters crediting every aspect of their success to their coach, and doubters often being …

How To Maximize Your Willpower (And Be In Control Of Every Decision)

We may <i>know</i> powerfully and innately what's most important to us, but when it comes to <i>acting</i> on our deepest values, many of us tend to get in our own way.<p>Self-control is something we all struggle with at one point or another, but it's an important key to both success and happiness. Lacking willpower …

How To Identify The One Thing You Were Born To Do

(<i>The following is an adaptation from</i> What Is Your WHAT?, <i>the new New York Times bestseller by Steve Olsher. You can now get a free copy of the book at the Whatisyourwhat website.)</i><p>Mahatma Gandhi. Mother Teresa. Dr. Martin Luther King. Aside from being three of the most revered and influential people …

19 Reasons Why Willpower Fails You, And What To Do About It

Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter. Try again, fail again, fail better.<p><i>–Samuel Beckett</i><p>Willpower is an essential ingredient in achieving, overcoming, and becoming — so why does it so often fail us? Below I offer 19 science-based reasons why will and will alone isn’t enough, with suggestions peppered …

The Power of Habit: Make & Break Habits with the Habit Loop | The Art of Manliness

For better or for worse, our habits shape us. A good habit is a strong ally in our journey to becoming the men we want to be, while a bad habit acts …

How To Be A Jedi Knight

In 2005 I was going to go out of business (again) with my hedge fund. My biggest investor had lost all his money. He had a nervous twitch and whenever I ran into him he was constantly twitching, “I need my money back,” he told me.<p>But I didn’t have it. I had invested it. It would be a year before I …

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 Build an Interchangeable Wardrobe | The Art of Manliness

For the man with an unlimited budget, style is easy. The rest of us have to work a little harder to look good with the cash we have.<p><b>A key wardrobe</b> …

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

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 …

How To Remember Literally Everything

"Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things," the Roman philosopher and statesman, Cicero once wrote. And though it was important at the time of <i>Da Oratore</i>, his dialogue on cultivating the power of remembrance, the art of memory is possibly more relevant than ever. Constant digital …

Stop Freelancing

I've been "freelancing" part time for the better part of the past 4 years and full time for the past 8 months, and if there's one thing I've learned …

How Blaming Others Makes Stress Worse: Own Up -- And Stress Less

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>When problems overwhelm you, it's temptingly easy to nail someone else with the blame. It makes Jean-Paul Sartre seem right on when he famously said, "Hell is other people." If only those people would get it together, you'd be happy as the happiest clam.<p>Not true. Stress isn't other …

10 Ways to Worry Less

The definition of "worry" is to give way to anxiety or unease, to allow one's mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles. How many times have you heard the phrase, "You are going to worry yourself to death." Worry drains our energy, affects our health and leads us to be unproductive. So, here are 10 …

If You Didn't Watch These Movies Before, You'll Love To Watch Them Immediately After You Read This

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now …

Mindfulness

9 Ways to Love Yourself

The focus of my work is helping people to stop abandoning themselves and learn to love themselves. One of most common statements I hear from my clients, as well as from my workshop and intensive participants and from members of my website, is, "I don't know how to love myself."<p>Of course they don't …

How to Keep Going When Self-Doubt Creeps in: 3 Rules | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Having been a self-doubt sufferer for many years, it’s easy to imagine my life always being the same, doing the same old things and getting the same …

12 Spiritual Principles to Live By

Life is hard. It doesn't matter if you're living in a huge mansion or standing in line at a soup kitchen, the truth of the matter is not many of us are given the tools while growing up to cope with the many stressors in our lives. But there are people out there who seem to have an idea of how to …

Positive Thinking

Interviews

How to Start a Business—And Make It Succeed

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Password

Cracking Wi-Fi passwords isn't a trivial process, but it doesn't take too long to learn—whether you're talking simple WEP passwords or the more …