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How to Effectively Manage Your Attention | The Art of Manliness

In our last post we provided a big picture overview of what attention is and how it works. We explored the fact that while many people only think of …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

How to Be Successful in Your Twenties | The Art of Manliness

<b>At age 20:</b> Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and cofounded Microsoft, and Sir Isaac Newton began developing a new branch of mathematics.<p><b>At age 21:</b> …

9 Shark Tank Business Lessons | The Art of Manliness

I don’t watch much television — with two small children and a business, I just don’t have time. But there’s one show that I DVR and watch without …

Smartphone Etiquette | Propaganda Posters for the Modern Age | The Art of Manliness

During the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, the use of “propaganda posters” were popular for encouraging good behavior — teaching safety, boosting worker morale, …

Functional Fitness - Are You Doing It Right ?

It’s absolutely funny how the fitness industry tries to make things sound so scientific and complicated. In fact a lot of the terms used for certain …

Study Tips for College Success | The Art of Manliness

When 160,000 undergraduates in the University of California system were asked to name the obstacles that impeded their academic success, the students …

Time Management Tips | How to Live on 24 Hours Per Day | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: As you look back on the year that has just past, do you feel as though you spent another 12 months merely existing instead of truly</i> …

How to Jumpstart Your Journaling | A 31-Day Journaling Prompt Calendar | The Art of Manliness

There’s been plenty of talk on AoM recently about journaling with our articles on The Diary Habit as well as 9 habits young men should adopt. Seeing …

Why Good Business Partners Go Bad, And How To Prevent Being Cheated

<i>Even trusted partners can sometimes turn on you, as demonstrated in a recent case from New York’s diamond trade.</i><p>A recent New York Times article describes a serious conflict between Lazare Kaplan International—the century old diamond cutting and polishing merchants of New York– and their former …

One Easy Move Will Save You Hundreds of Dollars on Your Internet Bill

Do you own your cable modem?<p>If you answered "no" or "I don't know," there's a good chance that your Internet bill is far higher than it needs to be. …

401(k)s Made Easy: The 7 Things You Really Need to Know

There comes a time in most young professionals' careers when they're faced with the decision of whether to invest in a 401(k). The topic is usually …

How to Advertise Your YouTube Videos

If you're serious about getting your videos seen, it might be time to investigate pay-per-click advertising. It'll cost you, but you'll see results.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jason R. Rich’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to YouTube for …

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Index Funds Can Beat The Market, Here's How...

It sounds a little crazy at first blush, but index funds can beat the market if you use them the right way.<p>Not just any single index fund, naturally. As you might expect from the name, index funds are designed to faithfully track the market itself.<p>They do so at rock-bottom cost. If you buy an S&P …

Here’s the ‘Secret’ to Getting Rich: Do It One Day at a Time

We live next door to a strip mall with a CVS, grocery, dry cleaners, restaurants and other commerce. I experience the same thing every time I step …

How To Make $1 Million In Finance

Financial services has long been considered an industry where a professional can thrive and work up the corporate ladder to ever-increasing …

New Dad Survival Guide: The Skillset You Need to be Successful | The Art of Manliness

When my daughter Scout recently passed the 3-months-old mark, I found myself reflecting on how smoothly adding her into the family has gone. Every …

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

These Armored Nike Air Mags Were Made for Iron Man

Though the Nike MAGs are already nostalgically beautiful in their own Back to the Future style, this custom Iron Man version of the Nike MAGs …

This Animation Teaches You More About Physics Than High School Ever Did

It's a shame I never paid attention in physics class because outside of Walter White's school of chemistry, physics might be the coolest type of …

How to Escape a Sinking Car: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

<i>This post is brought to you by the T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool. It has everything you need to escape from a sinking car including a seatbelt cutter</i> …

DIY Gifts for Men: 20 Homemade Gift Ideas for 2013 | The Art of Manliness

Buying any of the items from our holiday gift guides will surely make some man’s Christmas. But in my experience, the gifts that mean the most are …

15 Things to Make Your Life Easier on Patrol

If you open the trunks of 20 officers' patrol cars, you'll see 20 variations on the same theme. The organization of each trunk will be as different …

10 Questions Job Candidates Should Be Asking You

Evaluating job candidates is tricky business since candidates are prone to tell you what you want to hear. For this reason, world-class interviewers pay just as much attention to the questions they’re asked as to the answers they’re given, because smart questions reveal a lot about the candidate’s …

Stair Workout: Exercise Just Like Rocky | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editors note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse.</i><p>Did you wake up with a pumpkin pie-induced hangover this morning, feeling more like a butterball …

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How To Turn A Beer Can Into The Only Camping Stove You'll Ever Need

You can whip one of these up in a matter of minutes. They’re so easy to make and they work really well. First find yourself some scissors and a …

The Best and Worst Times To Post On Social Media