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Get More Out of Boring Lectures by Imagining You're the Teacher

With lectures, you only get out of them what you’re willing to put in. You might be bored by the slides, but that information is still important. If …

Surviving university

It is a little known fact that about <b>one in five students who start university are dropping out</b> by the end of their <b>first year.</b> The reason they often …

Self-improvement

Is Your Friend “Sleep It Off” Drunk or “Call 911” Drunk?

The night is no longer young. Your friend, life of the party a few hours ago, is passed out on the couch. But how drunk are they? Do they just need a …

The Complete Guide to Avoiding (and Removing) Windows Crapware

Windows has a lot going for it, but it's also saddled with one of computing's biggest annoyances: crapware. Here's everything you need to know about …

Why Is Windows 10's "System" Process Using So Much RAM?

If you’ve made the jump and updated to Windows 10, you might have noticed something strange: the System process sometimes takes up an insane amount …

Declutter By Packing Up All Your Stuff, Only Unpack What You Need

How much of the stuff in your house do you really need? How much could you afford to get rid of if you really wanted to? If you want to find out, …

Learn How to Smoke Meats on a Gas or Charcoal Grill with This Infographic

We’ve talked about the best cooking times and temperatures when you’re using an electrical smoker, but what if you don’t have one of those? This …

Top 10 Clever Ways to Use Chopsticks (That Don't Involve Takeout)

Chopsticks are the utensil of choice when eating Asian dishes, but they can do a whole lot more than just pick up noodles. Check out these ten other …

Four Signs You Should Fix Your Current Job Instead of Quitting

When you’re stuck in a job you hate, it’s easy to read a few articles about pursuing your dreams and find the validation you were looking for to turn …

Top 10 Simple Things Every Computer User Should Know How to Do

No matter how tech savvy you are, there are certain things every one of us has to deal with when using a computer—and we don’t always deal with them …

Build Your Next Project On What You Know, Not What You Want to Learn

It’s easy to have an idea. It’s harder to learn the skills necessary to execute that idea. The next time that you come up with a project, build on …

Don't Use Goals to Force Creativity

We like to think that creativity is a spigot you can turn on and off, but it just doesn’t work that way for most of us. Over on FiveThirtyEight, they …

Kaizen: Get a Little Better Each Day | The Art of Manliness

It’s happened to all of us.<p>You have a “come to Jesus” moment and decide you need to make changes in your life. Maybe you need to drop a few pounds …

Self-improvement

The nerd's guide to learning everything online

Some of us learn best in the classroom, and some of us ... well, we don't. But we still love to learn -- we just need to find the way that works for …

Make Sure to Check Your Credit Report at All Three Bureaus

To protect yourself from fraud and just review your overall financial health, it’s important to check your credit regularly. You want to do it at …

Weekly Planning: How to Plan Your Week | The Art of Manliness

Growing up, each day is pretty well-scheduled out for you. School from morning til afternoon. After school sports or a job. Homework. Time for bed. …

Digging Deeper: Practicing with Loops

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Create new and interesting rhythms by playing with percussive loops.<br>• Develop a better internal …

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​How To Learn Any New Sport Without Sucking

Want to do the stuff you read about us doing? There's a practical approach to learning any new sport, one which breaks down the barriers, reduces …

How to Keep Planning Kickass Date Nights in a Long-Term Relationship

Having a regular date night is one of the simplest ways to keep your relationship strong, but keeping those dates interesting is tough. Here’s how …

The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friend

One thing becomes apparent after the honeymoon of a newly-launched career is over: Your employer—whether it’s a scrappy startup or a massive …

This Puzzle Is Completely Absurd (but You Can Still Solve it)

Sometimes a seemingly meaningless puzzle makes just enough sense for you to solve it. This is one of those puzzles.<p>Sunday Puzzle #43: Pickled …

Mathematics

How to build a fictional world - Kate Messner

Top Ten Tips and Tricks for Terrific Tea

Tea is only second to water when it comes to beverage popularity—so popular that it's consumed as much as coffee, soft drinks, and alcohol <i>combined</i>. …

The Essential Things Every Man Should Own by the Time He's 30

With age comes maturity, and usually a little wisdom. By the time a man hits thirty, that wisdom should be apparent in the company he keeps, the …

Wineries

Where to Meet Women | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber.</i><p>Who: Her.<p>What: Potentially a relationship.<p>Where: …um…<p>It’s that last question where most guys get …

The Best Single-Purpose Web Sites That Do Exactly What They Say They Do

Kids these days have the most convoluted web site names. Facebook? Twitter? eBay? I'm sorry, but I like my coffee black and my web sites …

Store Leftovers in These Cheap Pyrex Bowls

<b>Update:</b> Sold out for now. Check back later.<p>If you're still storing your leftovers in plastic containers or (like me) repurposed plastic deli meat …

Shopping

Four Lessons Role Playing Games Can Teach You About Fitness

In most people's minds, gamers are the furthest thing from the muscular, toned athletes they aspire to be...possibly because video games are often …

How I Got Over Being Shy and Embraced Talking to People I Don’t Know

I once showed up to a party alone, before any of my friends arrived. Instead of mingling, I hid in the bathroom to kill time and avoid talking to …