Umair Alam

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Wardrobe Essentials - Men's White Sneakers

In 2017 I put together our top picks for men’s white sneakers. But I wanted to go into a little more detail on why white sneakers are soo cool. Why …

Shoes

Forget Santorini, Check Out Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia

Tourists by the thousands flock to Santorini for the classic pic of whitewashed houses with blue trim and bougainvillea, but an overlooked town in …

North Africa

Jared Kushner’s Middle East Fantasy

In an interview with a Palestinian newspaper, the president’s son-in-law has revealed himself to be either strikingly naive—or deeply cynical.<p>Jared Kushner, it seems, is feeling optimistic.<p>On Sunday, in his first-ever interview with a Palestinian newspaper, the U.S. president’s son-in-law and …

Israel

Humble Brag 101: 8 tips on how to talk about yourself without sounding arrogant

We’ve all been there: you run into a *Very Important Career Person* at an event, or even more commonly, you’re in a job interview and it’s your turn …

Self-improvement

Bodyweight Exercises: The best bulk-up moves to do at home

Whoever said you need a gym membership to build muscle is dreadfully misinformed. After all, why should you be paying upwards of £40 a month to …

The 15-minute Kettlebell Workout for Busy Guys

Kettlebells are the perfect tool for a 15-minute, busy-guy workout. After all, kettlebells look like something your kids might have left lying around …

6 Recipes That Prove You Should Be Eating Eggs for Dinner

1<p>Poached Eggs With Chile Butter and Yogurt<p>This recipe is guaranteed to hit the spot, thanks to a satisfying combination of warm pita bread, garlicky …

How to Be More Approachable in Social Situations | Art of Manliness

<i>Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills.</i> <i>Read more on their raison d’etre</i><i>.</i> <b></b><p>In the last …

The Secret Pastimes of 7 Famous Philosophers

<b>By Jared McSwain</b><p>Philosophers are often depicted as calculated and cerebral, lost in thought, meditating on the deeper meaning of life with head …

Why Do Butterflies Have Such Vibrant Colors and Patterns?

Weird & Wild<p>Colors give butterflies camouflage, which helps them avoid hungry predators.<p>Ask a social butterfly where she got that great dress, and she'll say, "This old thing?" and then tell you its entire history.<p>Ask an actual butterfly about its colorful attire, and things get a lot more …

Insects

How to Tie 7 Basic Knots | The Art of Manliness

For centuries, knotsmanship has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s an essential skill whether a man desires to hit the high seas or …

Habit Graduation: How to Increase Your "Average Speed"

I have a friend named Nathan Barry who recently finished writing three books in just 9 months. How did he do it? By following a simple strategy. He …

The Best Pre- and Post-Workout Meals | The Art of Manliness

When it comes to strength training, figuring out how to do the exercises has always come pretty naturally to me.<p>But the diet component of getting …

Learning Kitchen Knife Skills | The Art of Manliness

1 Onion, diced<br>2 Tomatoes, roughly chopped<br>1 Jalapeno, finely diced<br>2 Cloves Garlic, minced<p>As someone who writes recipes for a living, it’s my job to …

Which is better: Greece or Croatia?

Can’t choose between the eastern Mediterranean gems of Greece and Croatia? Let our experts help you decide.<p>Why Greek islands are better<p><b>Linda Cookson</b><p>So interchangeable are the islands of Greece and Croatia say the producers of the Mamma Mia! film sequel (due for release this July) that they have …

Get Shredded for Summer With ‘Imposters’ Star Parker Young’s Workouts

Today’s stars are under pressure to not only deliver lines with Academy Award-level bravado, they’ve got to look like action figures and perform like …

Europe's best beach holiday hotels for summer

<b>Italy</b><p>With more than 4,700 miles of coastline, Italy is home to some of Europe’s most picturesque seascapes peppered with secluded coves and stylish resorts. The dramatic scenery of Liguria’s Cinque Terre, where traditional villages perch on rugged headlands, attracts scores of tourists in the …

Britain's best seaside hotels

A guide to the best seaside hotels in Britain, including the top places to stay for families, kids and couples, featuring infinity pools, sea views, excellent fish restaurants, impressive spas and charming rooms, in locations such as Cornwall, Brighton, Norfolk, Suffolk, Dorset, Isle of Wight and …

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …

Beauty

How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering<p>Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti.<p>In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a …

Middle East

How to Wear a Navy Blazer | The Art of Manliness

With simple lines and a flattering, masculine fit, the classic, nautical-inspired blazer jacket is a worthy men’s wardrobe staple. It differs from a …

3 things the most successful people do at work every day, according to neuroscience

<b>• Having the right mindset is key to your ultimate success.</b><p><b>• But achieving success isn't as simple as just working hard.</b><p><b>• Strong focus, a positive attitude, and "flow" can all help set you up for success.</b><p>We have an obsession with successful people. From the small things they do every day to their …

10 Ways Successful People Transform Themselves From Good to Great

There's always room for improvement.<p>No matter who you are, there's always room for improvement. And there always will be.<p>Because when you hit pause in your busy life and reflect on your emotional wellbeing, small parts of your life in which you are not fulfilling your true potential bubble and rise …

Self-improvement

Best Fiction of 2017

FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>Reviewed: July 17, 2017<p>FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>"Very smart and very entertaining."<p>All …

How a Man Responds to Tragedy | The Art of Manliness

Whenever there is a tragedy somewhere in the world, people tend to react with an outpouring of emotion and sympathy. This a healthy and excellent …

Psychology

Is this Hoxton pop-up the coolest rooftop bar in London?

“Double apple?” asked the man in the hut. I looked to my friend, Hannah, to confirm the choice of flavour. She gave me the green light. “Yes, and a double pipe too, please.” He nodded approvingly and fired up the coals.<p>The azure-coloured hut filled with glittering shisha pipes would not have looked …

Intermittent fasting may be center of increasing lifespan

Manipulating mitochondrial networks inside cells — either by dietary restriction or by genetic manipulation that mimics it — may increase lifespan …

How to Write a Thank You Note | The Art of Manliness

Gratitude is a virtue every man should cultivate. Yet gratitude means nothing if you haven’t mastered the art of expressing it. A man should use …

9 types of people who never succeed at work

Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace. Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from …