Aaron Alexander

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10 Classic Books That Make You a Better Man

Fitzgerald is best known for his iconic work, <i>The Great Gatsby</i>, but Kirk Curnutt, a professor at Troy University, says this collection—specifically “Head and Shoulders,” “The Offshore Pirate,” and “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz”—contains some of the author’s best advice. “Fitzgerald has a whole …

A Visual Guide To Matching Suits And Dress Shoes

It's the eternal conundrum: What color dress shoes go with a navy or brown suit?<p>Style aficionado and redditor stRafaello put together this handy graphic showing which types of shoes match with which suits. It even lets men know which colors match best for a traditional look, and which are …

Four months ago I completely quit lying. This is my story so far.

<i>This is a guest post by Scott Britton which originally appeared on his blog. Scott is a lifestyle entrepreneur based in Rio De Janeiro. He writes about self-improvement, business, and lifehacks at Life-LongLearner.com.</i><p>Four months ago I committed to completely cutting lying out of my life.<p>The …

How-to Paint Your Front Door - Love, Pomegranate House

YAY! I’m finally jumping on the painted door bandwagon! As long as people have been painting their doors bright colors, I knew I wanted to join in on …

Make It: Etched Glass Beer Mugs for Dad

Celebrate Dad this Father's Day with a pratical gift he'll really appreciate. These custom, etched glass beer mugs are easy enough for even the most …

Father's Day

How to Throw a Perfect Bonfire Party

Throwing the perfect party can definitely be a challenge. But throwing the perfect bonfire party? That one is pretty doable, actually. Bonfires are …

Decorations

Roundup: 14 DIY Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself!

The best summer nights always involve good people, good food, and a space that encourages good conversation. Keep all those good feelings going well …

The Craigslist Secret: How To Shop Successfully

When I'm shopping for furniture, one of the first places I check is Craigslist. It can be daunting to scour those links looking for the right piece …

Craigslist

How to Make a Custom DIY Mirror Frame with Moulding

This straightforward how-to will instantly transform those boring builder mirrors into something way more custom, and expensive looking, without …

Home Depot

How to: Make a DIY Modern Concrete Fire Pit from Scratch

<i>There's no doubt about the cheer. Beside your fire you live in a private, glowing little world. All around you, fire shapes dance across rocks and</i> …

Swimming Pools

How to Grill over a Live Fire

Live-fire cooking<p>Long before he became a celebrity, Michael Chiarello loved cooking over fire. As a boy—with the Emmy-winning TV shows, the family …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because it's exercise."<p>"I find using lube and taking …

The complete guide to iOS 7 (roundup)

After months of leaks, testing and teasing from Apple, iOS 7 is finally available for all to download. The new OS is a big change, packed full of new features to compliment the new look. We walk you through them.<p>A few months after iOS 7 was first shown off by Apple at its World Wide Developer …

Apps

First Songs to Learn on Guitar - Top Ten Easy Songs

What are the first songs you should learn to play on guitar? Well, since Guitar Noise pretty much pioneered the whole “easy guitar song lesson” we …

Guitar

The 10 Best Apps for DIYers

For today's do-it-yourselfer, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails.<p>For today's do-it-yourselfer, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails. We tested dozens of apps created to help you find lumber, get organized, …

How to Install an Occupancy Sensing Light Switch (Video + Giveaway!)

Installing an occupancy-sensor switch is a quick, easy job that can make a big difference. This week, I got a chance to try out one of Lutron's …

Home Automation

DIY Tree Stump Side Tables

I have always loved seeing tree stumps that people have spruced up to become a part of their homes. They always looks so stunning! I've seen ones …

The 75-Year Study That Found The Secrets To A Fulfilling Life

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy<p>What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life? It would have to be conducted over the course of many decades, following the lives of real people from childhood until old age, in …

23 Ways To Turn A Woman On

1. Respect her decisions in work, even if you don’t always agree with them. Trust that she got to her position because she knew what she was doing, …

How to Convince Investors

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>August 2013<p>When people hurt themselves lifting heavy things, it's usually because they try to …

Venture Capital

12 Guys of Christmas: The Do-It-Yourselfer

You lean on him all year-round to assist, assemble and install everything from kitchen cabinetry to those amazing Patagonian rosewood floors you love …

7 Travel Tips From A Sassy Stewardess

Today’s air travel is enough to make you find a secluded bathroom stall in the terminal where you can quietly hang yourself with your own belt. In …

DIY: Instant Wine Bar

Here’s a clever idea we spotted at the Medlock Ames Winery in Healdsburg, CA: a picnic table as wine tasting bar.<p>Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape …

Wine Tasting

Roku set-top boxes can now play video directly from your iPhone

It's not quite AirPlay, but for anyone that owns a Roku set-top box, beaming videos stored on your iPhone to the TV just got much easier. The company today pushed out an update to its iOS app that promises to let users enjoy their iPhone videos on a slew of compatible hardware including the Roku 3, …

Once Upon A Time At The Office: 10 Storytelling Tips To Help You Be More Persuasive

Storytelling is the most effective to way to get your point across. Here are some expert tips for doing it right.<p>Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there was a salesman who traveled the countryside, peddling his wares. Everyone loved his product except the evil king, who wanted to do away with …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Dying in Longyearbyen has been illegal since 1950. Here's why.<p>Keep an eye out for these red flags.<p>Everything has a "fresh and woody aroma," and we're betting it's strong as hell.<p>If you always gain weight in relationships, here's why.<p>For $199, you can get a lightweight smartwatch with a four-plus …

A Near-Comprehensive Guide to Every Video Streaming App

Back in the dark ages of the internet, if you wanted streaming video you had to deal with too few options and too many janky browser interfaces. But …

Jamaican Chicken Curry Recipe

Spicy Jamaican chicken curry offers an island escape, sans flight.<p><b>Note</b>: Scotch bonnet and habanero chilies are extremely hot. Wear plastic gloves and carefully clean knife and all surfaces after cutting. Do not touch your face or eyes while working with the peppers.<p>If you want to make your curry …

Our $57 Board and Batten Tutorial (It's Surprisingly Easy!)

Yesterday you saw how our board and batten project came out for the Pinterest Challenge, so today we’re back with the full tutorial shebang. And hold …