Ralph Thomas Piccirilli

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Here's Why I Plan to Take Social Security at 64

There are good reasons to start collecting early and to start late -- here's why I'm aiming closer to the middle.<p>When to start collecting Social …

Retirement

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Motivation

The 1 Retirement Danger No One Warns You About

Consider this your wakeup call.<p>Retirement can be a scary prospect if you go in unprepared. But what exactly does being prepared mean? You'll see …

Retirement

4 Foods You Should Eat Right After You Wake Up For A Better Day

Your diet affects you more than you may realize. In fact, the foods you eat have a major impact on how your day will play out. Think about it: If you …

Nutrition

Business Casual For Men Deciphered - The Modern Work Dress Code

‘Dress Down’ Friday<p>If the last two decades brought a new physical comfort to corporate dressing, aiming to take the weight of formality from those …

15 of the best fragrances for men

With Father's Day on the horizon, Bazaar reveals the most irresistible fragrances for men

Beauty

8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

Employment

52 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Success in Your Career and Personal Life

Sometimes all you need is one little spark. So here are 52 to choose from.<p>While there are as many ways to define success as there are people, there is one thing we all have in common: We're all trying to be more successful. (That's why I wrote a book about achieving huge goals.)<p>Since success starts …

Motivation

Ditch the Crunches and Do This Game-Changing, 4-Move Workout For Sexy Abs

Tired of doing crunches every time you want to target your abs? Switch up your routine with this game-changing, tummy-toning, seven-minute ab workout. Do it at home or in the gym, but no matter where you do it — you're bound to have sexier abs.<p>Do each move for 45 seconds followed by one minute of …

Workouts

Every real Apple fan should have this great accessory

If you’re a real Apple fan, there are two devices the company makes that are definitely on your person at all times. The first is the iPhone, and …

The 10 Shirts Every Man Needs In His Wardrobe

Different types of shirt are better suited to different occasions. These are the 10 must-have button-up styles every rakish gent should have hanging …

Men's Fashion

15 Ways To Dress More Like Matt Bomer (And Why You Should)

Matt Bomer looks good in a suit. It might be what he was put on this earth to do. So, with that mind, we've picked out his best looks and found that …

Men's Fashion

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

Become the Best You Can Be With These Top 27 Inspirational Quotes

Robert H. Schuller said, "Tough times never last, but tough people do." This is one of the many encouraging quotes that will help keep you on track to realizing your full potential.<p>Office life and work routines can sometimes become a bit drab. When you live a life full of Excel spreadsheets and …

Motivation

What to wear in your 60s | Financial Times

First things first. I am no fan of ageing. I am anti-ageing. I see no joy in the prospect of diminished mobility, the casual atrophy of my knees, nor …

Clothing

13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance.<p>6 min read<p>If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. Luckily, with the help of science, developing laser-like …

15 Habits Of Well-Dressed Men

We ask some of menswear's leading experts to tell us what all well-dressed men have in common, and show you how to introduce these desirable habits …

4 Simple Words That Will Make You a Better Critical Thinker

Few questions expose the limits of one's knowledge quite like these four words do.<p><i>How can we develop our critical thinking abilities? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Allen Lobo,</b> …

Critical Thinking

The Best Cologne for Men to Wear in 2018

You wouldn't order a hot toddy in the middle of negroni season, right? The same logic applies to fragrance—it's time to swap out your cozy cold-weather scent for something fresher and brighter. GQ’s Best Stuff tested all the latest spring fragrance drops to bring you five favorites worth …

Men's Fashion

Dear Wife: A Letter From the Woman That Was Sleeping With Your Husband

Dear Wife,<p>I knew your husband before you did. We had a thing some years ago. And by thing, I mean an attraction to each other that seemed to sneak up on us out of nowhere after years of knowing each other. One rest stop later and things were very different between us.<p>We never got the chance to …

Relationships

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Self-improvement

20 Things Every Man Should Have In His Wardrobe

The essential building blocks of your personal style<p>The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. From simple (yet high quality) shirts to perfectly cut chinos, to the one suit you have no excuse not to own; here, we've selected the …

These Are the 10 Best Shampoos for Men

Find the right kind for you.<p>Not all shampoos are created equal. Take notice of your hair: Is it curly? Dry? Thinning? Whatever kind of hair you have should dictate the shampoo you're using to wash it. This will help emphasize the parts of your hair that are great, and deemphasize the parts you want …

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Legend of Zelda

Here's How You Can Actually Get Thicker Hair

Or, at least the appearance of<p>The moment you hair starts feeling sparse in places you'd rather it didn't—around the temples, spots at the back of your head, a hairline that keeps moving farther away—can incite panic. But if you tackle thinning hair with purpose, you can minimise any noticeable …

The 25 Best iPhone Apps To Download Now

These are our must-have iPhone apps<p>Whether you just picked up a new iPhone or you're looking for an app revamp, these 24 apps belong on your home screen. Including everything from music, navigation, organisation, messaging, photo editing, reading, social networks, keyboards, stargazing, and payment …

11 Ways to Stay Motivated, According to Highly Successful Business People

Self-discipline is a prerequisite for success. Conquer it once and for all.<p>Building a successful business and a life you love takes enormous …

Motivation

33 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't)

Getting ahead can be a struggle if you don't have the discipline to do the right simple things every single day.<p>Ever wonder why getting ahead can sometimes seem like such a struggle? The truth is: If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've polled countless …

Gluten-Free

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …