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Best Books About Manhood and Masculinity | The Art of Manliness

In every time period, and all across the world, men have been very interested in the question of what it means to be a man. Some of their answers …

Gender

20 Best Metal Albums of 2015

Metal grew out more than it grew up this year. Baroness got their groove back with anthemic triumphalism, "blackgaze" groups like Deafheaven and …

Albums

Blood, Politics, and Mainstream Crossover: The State of Death Metal in 2015

Death metal just turned 30, and 2015's been a wild year for this most brutal of genres. So, where will it go from here?<p><i>Tribulation / Photo courtesy of the artist</i><p>Death metal officially became 30 years old this year, with Possessed’s landmark <i>Seven Churches</i> reaching that milestone on October 16. It’s …

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a while. But as the second hand ticks past a minute, I know I’m on borrowed time. My heart is pounding. I let out a …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …