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21 Western Novels Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

“The western story, in its most usual forms, represents the American version of the ever appealing oldest of man’s legends about himself, that of the …

Books

24 Brilliant Home Hacks That Are Actually The Easiest

Being an adult is hard. Between working, sleeping, eating, and Netflix and chilling, where are we expected to find the time to organize our …

How Humble Leadership Really Works

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.<p>Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders …

Unsure what bar width to run? Here’s what we run and why - MBR

760mm to 800mm is the mbr spectrum<p>What bar width is best for you? Short answer: get some 780mm bars and experiment with grips. Read on for more …

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

Workouts

6 Simple Projects You Can Make From Scrap Wood

They’re easy, they’re strong, they’re reliable—and they’re yours.<p>When I was a kid, carpenters built, didn’t buy, their toolboxes and a lot of their day-to-day work aids. I admit, it’s hard to beat the store-bought tool bags and parts organizers in wide use today. Wear-resistant fabrics, plastics, …

Woodworking

Woodland House / ALTUS Architecture + Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Sited on a wooded plateau overlooking a wetland and lake beyond, this new residence seeks to quietly …

Architecture

Watch: 5 MTB Balance Challenges to Master

Balance is a pretty underrated skill when it comes to riding your bike. From basic track standing up to advanced obstacle courses, if you can do …

Mountain Biking

How to Wire a Light

Trying to wire a light in your home can be intimidating. After all, wiring involves electricity, and electricity can be dangerous. However, by taking …

Arduino

Walk on Water in the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness

166<p>SHARES<p>“Don’t tell anyone about this place.” This is my hiking partner’s entreaty after two days in Aravaipa Canyon. With its thousand-foot-tall …

Hiking

Eight Free Ways to Upgrade Your Next Camping Trip

I get it. Between $10,000 mountain bikes and $59 merino T-shirts, outdoor activities can get real expensive, real fast. But buying things isn't necessarily the best way to have more fun outdoors.<p>Here are eight solid upgrades you can make for free, all guaranteed to boost how much fun you'll have on …

Why Do Good Leaders Fail? The Leadership Spectrum in Action

A truly great leader can flex his leadership style to meet organizational demands. These examples help you understand why.

How to Remove Scratches From Your Car Using Products You Have At Home

Another scratch in your car? What a drag. But, get this: using just a few of these ordinary household items could help you get the scratches out, …

DIY

How To Cook Artichokes Perfectly Each Time

<b>Prepping the artichokes</b>: Use a serrated knife to chop off the top third of the artichoke (it’s inedible) and cut off most of the stem, leaving about …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

The Procrastinator’s Gift Guide: Last-Minute Gear From Amazon

You’ve done it again. A few days ’til Christmas, and you’ve not bought a single gift. No worries. You won’t even need to put on pants to buy these …

Trail Running

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

Fresh Produce: The Small Gift Guide

So you need a gift for the biker in the family?<p>Tasco MTB Cold Weather Kit<p>The Cold Weather Kit is available for $51.<p>You guessed it--gloves and socks …

Weather

The 20/80 Rule, Integrity, and the Opposite of the 80/20 Rule | Inc.com

Leadership means people watch you--not to what you <i>want</i> to say or do, or <i>mean</i> to, but what you <i>actually</i> say and do.<p>Attention to detail counts.<p>Not sometimes, but always. What Vince Lombardi said about winning applies to leadership:<p>Leading is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing. You don't …

Leadership

This Fairytale-Like Tiny House is Completely Off the Grid

(Image credit: Innermost House)<p>The little house that Diana and Michael Lorence built for themselves in the woods of Northern California is like …

Bikepacking Gear That Lasts: A Gift Guide

For our 2017 Gift Guide, we’ve racked our collective brains and drawn up a list of more than 50 of our most prized pieces of bikepacking gear. Think …

Bikepacking

Bikepacking with a Dropper

Posts and dropper-friendly seat bags for bikepackers<p>Dropper posts have taken the cycling world by storm, evolving quickly from a gravity-specific …

Bikepacking

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Many strategy execution processes fail because the firm does not have something worth executing.<p>The strategy consultants come in, do their work, and document the new strategy in a PowerPoint presentation and a weighty report. Town hall meetings are organized, employees are told to change their …

Management

This Wyoming Home Has the Coolest Dining Room You've Ever Seen

It literally lets you dine in the great outdoors.<p>"Nature is the best designer," says Paul Bertelli, principal of JLF Architects. That's why he and his team decided to let the beautiful surrounding landscape of Wilson, Wyoming, inspire this rustic-meets-contemporary country home.

Dining Rooms

5 Bear Safety Tips From an NPS Biologist

Insider tips from Yellowstone, the grizzly capital of the Lower 48.One basic rule of thumb for bear biologists and park rangers: If you have a tip to …

10 Best Fall Camping Sites

Twin Peaks Campground, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument<p><i>nps.gov/orpi;</i> <i>$16; $12/vehicle; no reservations</i><p>So far south it’s almost in Mexico, this park …

National Parks

Before You Build Raised Beds

Raised bed gardening may seem like it's only for small-scale home gardeners, but the small farmer and homesteader will find that raised bed gardening …

Gardening

Moab Mountain Biking 101: What to Know, Where to Go

Few places can capture the imagination in quite the same way as Moab, Utah. Just minutes from two national parks—Arches and Canyonlands—the Colorado …

Scaling Customer Service as Your Startup Grows

As your startup grows, what your customers expect from you will change and the volume of their requests will change. You’ll shift from the reactive mode of supporting requests as they happen to the proactive mode of fixing issues before they ever become a problem.<p>I’ve spent the last seven years …

Top 10 Hut-to-Hut MTB Trips

The Top 10 Hut-to-Hut Mountain Biking Trips<p>Sometimes, the best relationships come from unlikely pairings. Backcountry huts (long the winter purview of gaitered old guys on skinny skis) and cross-country mountain biking (sufferfests for gearheads) hooked up in southern Colorado in the late eighties, …