Akram Al-Selwadi

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Could This Be the World’s Greatest Underwear?

These boxer briefs are simply awesome<p>Up until a month ago, I had never put much thought into underwear—except that, as a rule, it shouldn’t be white and is ideally purchased in packs of two for $20 (or less).<p>But while multi-packs are the only approach that many guys know—and have always worked fine …

12 Reasons It's OK to Be a Failure

Messing up is vital to success. Take it from them.<p><b>Hey you – you're a failure.</b><p>Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But at some point, whether it's work, relationships or a personal goal, you're going to stumble and you're going to fall.<p>We say this not to depress you, but to reflect an irrefutable …

Nest CEO Tony Fadell On Why Jetsons-esque Connected Homes “Just Don’t Work”

Fadell on the future of smart homes, Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of his company, and why the Nest Protect has “a motherly voice.”<p>Kicking off Fast Company’s Innovation By Design 2014 Conference, Fast Company Executive Editor Noah Robischon hosted an intimate chat with Nest CEO Tony Fadell. The …

I Want to Write Android Apps. Where Do I Start?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I have some background in coding, but I've never touched Android development before. I'd like to get started, but I'm not entirely …

I Want to Write iOS Apps. Where Do I Start?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I have a little background in coding, but I'd like to make an iOS app. I'm just not sure where to get started or what tools I need. …

Apps

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>These tested-and-approved picks will make that musty drawer of cut-off tees a thing of the past.<p>By The Editors of GQ1 day agoView More<p>News …

Ways Unattractive Men Can Look More Attractive

Let’s face it. No man ever wakes up looking like a Chris Hemsworth or Michael B. Jordan. Unless you’re one of those lucky bastards who’ve been …

6 Classic Colognes Every Man Should Own

<i>Last Updated October, 2017: Prices and links have been updated.</i><p>The word <i>perfume</i> originates from the Latin word <i>perfumare</i>, meaning “to smoke through.” …

33 Things That Turn Women Off

A definitive list of male fashion faux pas, according to women.<p><b>What do women want?</b> Well, most of the time, it's easier to answer this question based on what they <i>don't</i> want. A reddit user opened up this unruly can of worms on Tuesday afternoon. Needless to say, we spent a few minutes scrolling …

Top 10 Superior Tech Products You'll Never Go Back From

Some upgrades are subjective—like moving from pen and paper to a digital note-taker. Other upgrades, however, change the way you use technology, and …

Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't

Even though we learn a great deal in school, some of the most essential skills we need as adults aren’t universally, formally taught. Here are some …

Top 10

The 5 Types of Action Hero, Explained

From '70s Clint Eastwood to the pretty boys of today<p><b>From the true birth of the genre</b> in the '70s with the grizzled cool of Clint Eastwood and the pioneering talents of Bruce Lee to our current ensemble of muscular pretty boys, action cinema has evolved considerably and continuously, generally to …

Solve Problems Like an Entrepreneur by Focusing on the Process

Most people solve a problem by identifying a goal and then pursuing a path directly towards that ideal, but when you ask a successful entrepreneur …

Before Starting a New Habit, Take Time to Document the Problem

We all need to change some of our habits. When we spot a problem, it's easy to jump straight to what we think is the solution. If you really want to …

How to Maximize Your Protein Intake Every Day

It's super simple<p>You don't need to increase the protein in your diet to maximize its muscle-building effect. <i>Men's Health</i> nutrition advisor Mike Roussell, Ph.D., reveals the super simple way you can achieve a 25-percent increase in protein synthesis every day. Watch the video to see Roussell's tip …

6 Tips For A Great Work/Life Balance | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I will be the first to admit it; I haven’t always had a good work/life balance. For some time I worked as a Strategy Consultant for a global …

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

Desktop-sized laser supercomputers could be coming by 2020

Small, eco-friendly optical supercomputers may soon be crunching quadrillions of calculations per second (exaflops) if a company called Optalysys has its way. It claims to be months away from demonstrating a prototype optical computer that will run at 346 gigaflops to start with -- not as fast as …

CEO

The following CEOs helm companies from FORBES America's Best Small Companies list, 2013. Here's what they have to say about leadership. (image credit Victor 1558 on Flickr)

CEOs

4 Signs You're About To Fail

Recently after a speaking engagement (where I spoke about using online tools and social media to build your brand and become an “e-lebrity” – yep, that’s a real term we use), I was invited to stick around to hear the event’s closing remarks from co-founder of Camp Gladiator, Jeff Davidson.<p>In the …

7 Life-Changing Habits That Will Bring You Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want to be successful? If you do, then this will be the right article for you. Do you know that success starts from your habits?<p>It is what you do …

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iFixit's Oculus Rift teardown finds Samsung display, 40 LEDs

If you're one of the lucky few to get your hands on an Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset but then break it, rest assured that there's hope for you yet.<p>The folks at iFixit, which provides repair guides and teardowns of electronics, took the liberty of pulling apart the second-generation Rift …

Eight Power Networking Tips to Make More Meaningful Connections

You've heard it a million times: Career advancement is as much about who you know as what you know—and that's exactly why being an effective …

Networking

Eloquent JavaScript Teaches You JavaScript for Free

These days, there’s no dearth of great resources for learning to code. Here’s another great one, a 21-chapter book posted online and chock full of …

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8 Treacherous Thoughts That Stop You From Finding Your Passion | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Is finding your passion proving impossible?<p>Have you been trying, trying, and trying, without results?<p>You’re not alone.<p>But here’s the good news: …

Facebook too big to fail? Three warnings from Myspace

Ex-Myspace communications strategist <b>Paul Armstrong</b> warns of the vulnerabilities he sees in Zuckerberg's social media giant<p>Ten years ago I joined Myspace at its HQ in Beverly Hills. It was a pivotal time for the social network, just as they were being bought by Newscorp and during a key growth …

US military’s ‘air optical fiber’ increases the power of laser weapons, networks, science

By on July 24, 2014 at 10:43 am<p>Researchers in the US, funded by the US Air Force, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and the National Science …

Nanotech