Richard Unrau

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50 Books Every Man Should Read Once in His Life

We’re decently active readers here so we thought we’d compile and share a list of books we think every man should read at least once in his life. …

Literature

5 Stylish and Functional Garden Edging Ideas

Whether you’re designing a garden from scratch or trying to figure out ways to make your current garden more attractive, you might want to consider …

Landscaping

This is how to execute an idea better than anyone else

Google, Amazon, and Apple have become iconic because each of these companies completely disrupted an entire industry. And then they dominated it. And …

Business Strategy

Stop swinging harder and start swinging smarter

When you release the club is more important than hand speed<p>The PGA Championship is unique in that it awards a handful of spots in the field to accomplished club professionals—teachers who thrive in regional and national competitions. In years past, prominent club pros like Claude Harmon (Butch's …

Golf

The Best Back Exercises: The Only Workout You Need for That Perfect V-Shape Torso

The muscles you can't see in the mirror matter just as much as the ones in front. Here are the exercises to keep you looking good from all angles.<p>Sometimes you forget things: Where the remote is. Where you left your keys. Grandma’s birthday. (Put that one in your calendar already). At the gym, it’s …

Workouts

‘Just do it!’ Finding motivation at your lowest point

Whether it’s achieving a target at work, losing a certain amount of weight, or saving money for your dream purchase; finding motivation can be …

Motivation

Make Your Business Better with the (Physical) Kanban Method

Lessons from lean manufacturing can make your life easier.<p>Episode #514<p>play pause<p>Listen<p>Make Your Business Better with the (Physical) Kanban …

Project Management

Java has been named the world's best island – and these stunning photos show why

Java in Indonesia has been named the number one island on the planet. Here's why you need to go...<p><b>Java has been named the world’s most beautiful island by Travel + Leisure after the magazine asked readers to vote for the world's best island for a holiday.</b><p>Topping the top 10 list, which also featured …

Green Bay

Want to Keep Your Career on Track? Avoid These 7 Common Leadership Blind Spots

It's time to shed light on the leader's most common blind spots. We have enough to worry about with what we can see, let alone what we can't.<p>There are plenty of traps for leaders in today's workplace, whether it's unspoken rules that lead to a toxic culture, or behaviors that make Millennials want …

Leadership

12 Smart Psychological Tips You Can Use in Practice

There are some psychological tips that work on a subconscious level. They help you win another person’s trust, get somebody’s approval, and relax …

Management Tip: The Simple Power Of Listening

I recently had occasion to speak with a young woman about her early success in management. It had surprised her, as she didn’t feel she was the kind of person who would be very good at it. She’s more on the quiet side, not naturally too authoritative. When I asked her why she thought she’d been …

Employment

18 Creative Ideas for Upcycled Garden Benches

Thanks to these DIY garden benches and sofas, it's easier than ever to enjoy your outdoor space.<p>1 of 18<p>Brick and Plank Garden Bench<p>Just a few bricks …

Outdoor Spaces

Whose responsibility is Employee Performance Management? - 21 Experts share their insights

So we all have seen how employee performance management has become such a talked about and abused subject in the HR world recently.<p>Appraisals are …

Forget about agile: Keep the focus on quality

In May I attended my first software testing conference in person, StarEast in Orlando. I sat through most of the sessions, taking notes, which is in …

How to Earn a Reputation as a Fair Manager

At some point in your career, you likely encountered a manager you believed was unfair. You probably thought to yourself, “<i>When I’m a manager, I’m never going to be like that!</i>” Now that you’ve been promoted to a management position, you’re probably dedicating significant amounts of time and energy …

Management

50 hikes with the best views in the US that are definitely worth taking

If you’re already a part of the growing crowd of backpack-touting, dirt-loving women who are hitting the trails, then you know that taking a hike is …

Hiking

TOP 10 AMAZING INCREDIBLE HIKING TRAILS TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

If it was my last day here on earth, I hope I go out trekking up the most incredible hiking trails and enjoying the views from some of the most …

Hiking

What Makes A Leader?

Leaders can have many different styles — just compare President Donald Trump to Malala Yousafzai to your boss or the coach of your kid's soccer …

6 Essential Mobility Exercises for Men Over 40

Warm up with these moves for a pain-free back, hips, and knees.<p>Remember the days when you could just walk into the gym, do a couple of leg swings, crack your knuckles, and start squatting? They were nice while they lasted.<p>If you haven’t realized it already, neglecting to warm up properly is one of …

Workouts

Hash Brown Shell Breakfast Tacos

Hat tip to the geniuses at Taco Bell<p>Like much of all modern food innovation, this idea came from the culinary geniuses at Taco Bell. About a month …

Taco Bell

How to Build a Patio in a Weekend

At the risk of compromising our job security, we’re willing to let you in on a little secret: You can build your own patio. If two guys from …

Landscaping

He's About To Break $2 Million In An Ultra-Lean Business He Started At Age 62

Many people start winding down their careers after age 60–or thinking about it. But Johan Hattingh, now 69, opted to reinvent himself as an entrepreneur. With his son, Eugene, 45, Hattingh grew Ain’t It Nice, the fast-growing, profitable online garden ornaments store he launched in 2011, to just …

Profit

What I Tell People Who Ask Me What Smart Thermostat to Buy

Using “smart” devices always gives me a twinge of jealousy over the knowledge that these devices do more than I ever could. One such device is the …

Home Automation

When You're Distracted At Work - Be Ashamed Of Yourself

Dump all the stupid productivity apps and learn to control your mind for maximum focus.<p>“If you cannot focus, you’re really, really fucking stupid”, Serge Faguet says in his crazily popular post on intelligence bio-hacking.<p>Advice that speaks to me in profane terms I viscerally understand. Every time …

Productivity Apps

The 30 Best Arms Exercises of All Time

1 of 31<p>Top Arm Moves<p>Doing compound barbell movements is necessary for getting strong. However, squats and deadlifts alone just won't get you …

Workouts

Choosing the Best Finish for Your Deck

Protect your investment<p>A wooden deck that’s coated with a finish will likely need to be refinished every three to five years. With an entire aisle …

Home Improvement

Why This South American Country Is a Dream Destination for Citygoers and Adventure Lovers Alike

From bird-watching adventures to sleek hotels, new offerings reveal different sides of Colombia.<p>With the South American nation finally at peace, it’s …

South America

If You Only Have Three Days in Montreal

Save Place<p>Rue Saint Paul is the oldest, the most popular, and the most iconic of Old Montreal streets. It was Montreal's main thoroughfare in the …

Canada

25 Workout Moves for Men Over 40 That Blast Fat and Build Muscle

Meet our picks for the best lifts to sculpt your body -- at any age.<p>A quick Google search for the best fat-burning and muscle-building exercises always yields the same results: squats, bench press, rows, chinups, and deadlifts. The classic compound exercises that have probably served as the base of …

Workouts

15 Of The Best Places To Hike In Canada

We all know how beautiful Canada is in the fall, so when it comes to exploring, a hike (or two) is one fun way to see this beauty up close.<p>From …

Hiking