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How To Train Your Mind Not To Wander While Reading - PsyBlog

Paying attention to what you are reading can be hard — especially in this age of endless distraction.<p>Practising meditation can help improve your …

Mindfulness

Secrets To Creating The Perfect Masculine Art Wall

Gentlemen, if you’re on the hunt for something a little different to add to those undoubtedly bare walls of your man pad, you have found yourself in …

Streetwear

2 Ways You Can Start Having Better, More Interesting Conversations | Inc.com

<i>How Can I Start An Interesting Conversation? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p>The most interesting conversations aren’t about news, or politics, or sports: they are about emotions. Advertisers have known that for decades and use it to sell more product.<p>No one buys a …

5 Traits of True Leaders | The Art of Manliness

We all lead at some point in our life. We serve as leaders in our jobs, in our communities, and in our families. For many, being a leader means …

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Use This Fun Selfie Game to Spice Up Your Sex Life

Clothing optional.<p>Suck it, charades. We created a spicy new sex game we're kind of obsessed with—and it got nods of approval from Claire Cavanah, co-owner of popular adult retailer Babeland, and Tristan Weedmark, global passion ambassador (yep, official title) at sex-toy company We-Vibe. Try it …

Pics

Why Are Millennials So Obsessed With Food?

The author Eve Turow argues that a generation’s taste for natural ingredients will shape the future of restaurants, grocery stores, and agriculture.<p>When Eve Turow returned to her college campus for her five-year reunion, she realized that she’d changed: Back when she was in college, she was content …

Agriculture

How To Worry Less And Sleep Better

<i>By Maya Borgueta, Psy.D and Senior Coach at Lantern</i><p>For anyone who has ever spent a long night wide awake with worry, it may come as no surprise that anxiety and long nights of sleeplessness often make familiar-and unfortunate-bedfellows. The anxious thoughts that keep you up at night can run the …

8 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," and highlighted some of the most …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People | Inc.com

Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too.<p>1. They eliminate every …

Time Management

4 Types of Running Workouts (and Why You Should Be Doing Them All)

Reinvigorate your workouts to go longer, run faster, and drop pounds<p>If you’re like most guys, you’re a creature of habit: You go to bed at 11 p.m., hit the john after your morning joe, and run the same loop at the same speed.<p>That’s great for sleeping and pooping, but not so good for your fitness or …

Exercise

Boost Your Salary by $33,800

These 6 strategies will help you get the salary bump you deserve<p>How much are you really worth? Probably more than you’re earning now. Here are six easy tricks to help you put more dough in your paycheck.<p><b>Ask the Boss for a Million Dollars</b> <b>Salary Boost: +$4,181</b><p>When asked what kind of salary you’re …

Employment

6 Toothbrushing Mistakes You Make Every Morning

Perfect your technique and your smile with these fast fixes<p>By now, most people have heard that poor dental care is linked to heart disease, as well other health maladies. One of which is erectile dysfunction, according to the American Dental Association (ADA).<p>And while you may brush regularly, …

Dentistry

10 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories than Running

You don’t need to spend your whole life jogging to incinerate fat.

Exercise

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed | Inc.com

When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the …

Emotional Intelligence

Unarmed Self-Defense from the Mad Men Era | The Art of Manliness

As I was browsing through some old magazines the other day, I came across a fantastic issue of <i>Popular Science</i> from 1962 that contained a feature on …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

12 Memorable Movie Soundtracks from the Past 12 Years

The Boyhood soundtrack gave everyone a healthy dose of nostalgia last year. Here's a look at other recent soundtracks that left their mark.<p>There's a scene in <i>Boyhood</i> in which Ethan Hawke drives his Pontiac GTO across a stretch of Texas highway, windows down, his son Mason (Ellar Coltrane) riding …

The Theory of Cumulative Stress: How to Recover When Stress Builds Up

It was my first year of graduate school and my professor was standing at the front of the room. He was telling our class about a mistake he made years before.<p>About a decade earlier, my professor had been one of the senior executives at Sears, Roebuck & Company, the large department store chain. …

The New Statement Shoe

The first step to a simpler, bolder wardrobe.<p>For Dressing Up:<p><i>Leather shoes ($170) by Florsheim Limited</i><p>Forget wingtips. All those swirling perforations are enough to make a man dizzy. Instead, show some restraint with black cap-toe oxfords, as dark and slick as an oil spill. No fuss. No showboating. …

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

Lifestyle

Get a Perfect Fit without Going to the Tailor

Get that like-a-glove fit before you take it home<p>A snug, body-skimming fit can make a $150 suit look like a four-figure rig, and vice versa. But how do you get that tailored look without hauling it to and from your local tailor after each purchase?<p>Simple. Get a head-to-toe look that’s custom fit to …

Men's Fashion

One Of These 21 Movies Will Probably Win Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

<i>Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and entertainment editor Matthew Jacobs will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 87th</i> …

9 Signs He'll Be an Amazing Dad

So he's a solid boyfriend, but will he make a super father? Here's how to know.<p>So you're with a guy who loves kids and says he wants them? Obviously, those are good places to start. But what about the slightly subtler signals that he's up to the parenting challenge? We break them down:<p><b>He's …

Parenting

4 Steps to Wrinkle-Free Shirts

Ironing is like kung fu. You never stop learning<p>You've been pressing your own dress shirts since senior prom, but your attention to detail has gone downhill since then. We don't blame you. You're juggling more than just a prom date and corsage these days. But that doesn't mean you have to settle …

Sewing

12 Women Your Girlfriend Won't Approve You Following On Instagram - Part 4

Most of us normal folks fell for Instagram because it makes us look good. Position your smartphone at the right angle, layer on a hip filter, and …

Beginner's Guide to Sandbag Training

If you're lifting only iron, you're not maximizing your gains. Sweat buckets, melt fat, build real-world strength and power, and hammer muscles you never even knew you had by working out with the sand, man<p>Sandbags are not substitutes for dumbbells and barbells. "They play by a totally different set …

Workouts

9 Real Men Share Their Biggest Sex Regrets

Just try not to cringe while you read them

12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples

It really is the little things.<p>You know those couples who are so darn cute all the time? Those people who are so in love and just seem to have it all figured out? <i>What</i> is their secret? Well, it might be simpler than you think. We asked real women and relationship experts to share some of the daily …

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