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Blacked Out: 15 Best All Black Sneakers For Men

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Top<p>Arguably one of the most iconic sneakers in the world, the Chuck Taylor All-Stars Hi Tops boast an unmistakable …

What Getting Fired Taught Me About Mental Health

In medical school, I was trained to focus on what was physically wrong with a patient. I percussed lungs, pressed on abdomens, and palpated …

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Books

The Small Psychological Change That Will Make You Much More Successful

This little tweak to how you think will make you not only more successful but also happier.<p>Success, most of us have heard, is hard. We've read about Bill Gates's insane hours when starting Microsoft, gossiped about Elon Musk's divorces (and plenty of other founders' rocky personal lives), and …

How to Stay Calm in Frustrating Situations

<b>“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” ~Buddha</b><p>Uh-oh, you …

10 Books Short Enough to Read in One Sitting

<i>The following is from the post, "10 Books Short Enough to Read in One Sitting,"</i> <i>which originally appeared on PureWow.</i><p>Some times, you prefer to savor a …

10 Things You Know You Should Do Every Day, But Don’t

Master the basic habits that make you healthy and happy

Yes, 400 Square Feet Can Feel Spacious. Here's How.

8 tips that make it easy to live in one room.<p>Top photo stylist and head stylist at One Kings Lane, Andrew Stewart, gives eight tips that make it easy to live in one room.

8 Foods that Pack on Muscle

Splurge or Save: 10 Living Room Essentials for Your New Home

Moving into a new home can be incredibly exciting (hello, housewarming soiree!), but it also comes with its fair share of planning, budgeting and to-do lists. It’s a good rule of thumb to live in your new space for at least two months before making any major purchases. Once you have a feel for your …

The 21 Best Productivity Tools To Add More Hours To Your Day

If time is money, productivity is like that Apple stock you bought decades ago – it has the power to make you a very rich Scrooge McDuck.<p>I remember …

16 Spring Must Haves Under $100

You don't have to dip into savings to upgrade your style this spring.<p>You don't have to dip into savings to upgrade your style this spring.

The Bay Area's Nine Best Tattoo Shops

<i>From Sailor Jerry protegé Ed Hardy who attended the San Francisco Art Institute to the legendary Lyle Tuttle whose shop completes this list of the</i> …

San Francisco

The 10 Best Tattoo Shops In NYC

<i>A well-crafted tattoo makes for some pretty spectacular body art, despite what your grandparents keep telling you at family dinners. And though there</i> …

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Lifestyle

17 Apps Every Modern Gentleman Should Have On His Phone

But now it's time to grow up.<p>Lucky for you, Business Insider is here to help you by turning your smartphone into an even more useful sidekick.<p>Covering everything from getting organized to buying liquor, we've put together a list of the 17 apps that every gentleman needs in 2014.

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Lifestyle

The Best Bodybuilding Workouts to Gain Muscle Mass Fast

Training with free weights and bodyweight exercises is the best way to gain muscle mass fast. Using fancy machines typically puts the body into a …

10 Warm Places You Could Fly For Cheap RIGHT NOW

<i>by Paul Brady</i><p>For New Yorkers in need of an instant escape from a cold, hard winter, we used Kayak's handy "Explore" tool to search for cheap flights out of the city this month to destinations where the temperature is in the 80s <i>right now</i>. Kayak results show round-trip economy class travel, found in …

The Most Critical Hour of Your Day: How to Set Yourself Up for Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Every hour lasts sixty minutes. But not all hours are really equal.<p>Sometimes, those sixty minutes will pass almost unnoticed while you’re racing …

7 Scientific Self-Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

Use this list of Scientific Self-Help Books to separate what works from what doesn't so you can improve the quality of your life in confidence.

The ROI of Employee Engagement In Hospitals

How does employee engagement drive results for healthcare systems? What is the hard return-on-investment (ROI) of engagement for hospitals?<p>“Without employee engagement, you’re never going to get the kind of ultimate patient experience you’re hoping for.” –Mike Packnett, CEO, Parkview Health<p>Hospital …

Employee Engagement

How Highly Successful People Deal With Depression

In the last piece, a handful of psychologists weighed in on whether the super-successful C-suite crowd may suffer from depression disproportionately. And they seem to, for reasons that are counterintuitive, but pretty logical once you think about them. The related issue is how highly-successful …

15 Best Beach Getaways for 2015

No two beach vacations are exactly the same. Some travelers want sun during the day, and a trendy, urban scene to explore by night; others want deserted islands offering peace and quiet. Fortunately, there's no shortage of stunning beaches around the world to choose from, but which ones are the …

Buenos Aires

10 Things to Do Before You Go to Bed

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day.<br>And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

A Podcast for Your Mental Health

Former comedian Paul Gilmartin has built a devoted following for The Mental-Illness Happy Hour, which tackles everything from incest to alcoholism to serial killers.<p>Paul Gilmartin can spot his listeners well before they introduce themselves to him. They look like they want to cry, and their first …

Six Essential Productivity Tips For Introverts

Introverts tend to have tremendous powers of concentration, enabling them to dig deep and work in happy solitude for long periods of time.<p>But in today’s fast-paced workplace, challenges abound. After being bombarded by a constant stream of emails, distractions, and external stimulation, introverts …

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your …

Emotional Intelligence

The 5 Secrets of Effective Body-Weight Training

You don't have to lift weights to get fit. Just push yourself. Discover five ways to turn your body into the most effective muscle-building tool on the planet<p>Warning: your whole concept of strength training is about to change. How can we be so sure? Because for years, fitness insiders have told men …

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