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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 …

Use Language to Shape a Creative Culture

Language is the crystallization of thought. But the words we choose do more than just reflect our thought patterns—they shape them. What we say—and how we say it—can deeply affect a company’s culture. To change attitudes and behaviors, it helps to first change the vernacular. To spark innovation, …

The Secret To Making Financial Resolutions You'll Actually Keep

For 2014, a record number of consumers — 54% — are considering making a financial New Year’s resolution, according to a study by Fidelity Investments. One reason could be that 26% of survey participants say they are in a stronger financial situation than they were a year ago, compared to 19% last …

Want to Reach More Humans? Try Sounding Like One.

There are a lot of smart business leaders out there. They come up with brilliant products, develop amazing technologies and help customers solve their most complex problems.<p>So why is it that those smart business people often come across as snake-oil salesmen in their marketing copy? They brag. Make …

Want Better Business Relationships? Talk Money On The First Date

Whether you’re a one-person graphic design firm or a PR agency with 300 employees, you’ve likely faced a similar scenario. You get a lead on potential new client. You have a couple of phone calls or maybe you meet face-to-face. The potential client forwards you relevant background info that you …

If You Want to Change, Don’t Read This

There is a great scene in <i>Godfather 2</i> where Kay (Diane Keaton) complains to husband Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) about his unfulfilled promise to make his business fully legit and quit being a mafioso. Michael responds that he is still working on it, reassuring Kay emphatically: “I’ll change, I’ll …

The Secret to Delighting Customers

What motivates employees to go above and beyond the call of duty to provide a great customer experience? Disney tells a story about a little girl visiting a theme park who dropped her favorite doll over a fence. When staff retrieved the doll, she was covered in mud, so they made her a new outfit, …

10 Extraordinary People and Their Lessons for Success

From presidents to hip-hop producers to poets, the last page of every issue of Harvard Business Review is always an interview with someone who has succeeded outside the traditional corporate world. Here, some of our favorite lessons from the class of 2013:<p><b>Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on having</b> …

Why I Put My Company on a Year-Long Sabbatical

Last year, I placed my entire communications agency, Global Tolerance, on a year’s sabbatical. On the surface, it seemed like a crazy decision. I’d spent the past decade building the company from scratch, hiring a talented team, winning high-profile clients, from TED and The Gallup Organization to …

Sell Your Product Before It Exists

There’s crowdfunding and then there’s crowdfunding. While most startups who set up pages on Kickstarter, Indiegogo or a host of other crowdfunding sites are looking to hit a specific goal and then get started making their project a reality, a new crop of businesses are using the platform for as a …

Conflict Strategies for Nice People

Do you value friendly relations with your colleagues? Are you proud of being a nice person who would never pick a fight? Unfortunately, you might be just as responsible for group dysfunction as your more combative team members. That’s because it’s a problem when you shy away from open, healthy …

Bitcoin Is More Like A Speculative Investment Than A Currency

Given that Bitcoin has become much more popular in recent months we’re beginning to see some academic work coming out on the cryptocurrency. Academic work from the economists that is, looking at how well Bitcoin actually functions as a currency. And it has to be said that this particular paper …

Want to Start a Business? Consider These 5 Invaluable Lessons Before Diving In | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Justin Spring.</i><p>On Friday nights, most testosterone-driven high school guys head out to the football field to …

How to Be More Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

Are you a senior in high school running for Student Council President?<p>Are you an entrepreneur looking to make a successful pitch and attract …

How to Be Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

According to Olivia Fox Cabane, author of <i>The Charisma Myth</i>, there are three components to charisma: Presence, Power, and Warmth. Last week we talked …

How to Develop Charisma | The Art of Manliness

For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the three components of personal charisma. First we explored the importance of Presence – giving …

Art of Manliness Holiday Gift Guide 2013 | The Art of Manliness

The holiday season is officially upon us and that means it’s time for our annual Art of Manliness holiday gift guide. When we make our gift guides, …

How to Pull an All-Nighter: Tips from the Special Forces | The Art of Manliness

The all-nighter. It’s kind of a rite of passage for college students, especially during finals. But even older adults sometimes need to pull one — …

TASTE | TASTE

America's Best Worst Cook<p>TASTE: An online magazine for today's home cook, reporting from the front lines of dinner.<p>What We Talk About When We Talk About American Food

How many months it takes an average worker to earn what the CEO makes in an hour

It takes the average McDonald’s worker seven months to earn what its CEO makes in just a single hour.<p>While executives at many top companies make top dollar, the typical employee at corporations like McDonald’s, Gap, Target, and Walmart still earns minimum wage, or something barely above it. The …

The Complete Guide to Drinking Beer for College Students

From choosing beers to pouring them to avoiding a hangover, our fundamental guide to beer for the brew-minded college student<p>I treated my college education as a four-year extended bar crawl, spending my nights downing longnecks of Schlitz and Genesee Cream Ale and my mornings clutching my head and …

PUNCH | Champagne Cocktail

Swap whiskey for Champagne in the Old Fashioned template, and you’ll get this pedigreed cocktail, which was first mentioned in Jerry Thomas’s 1862 <i>How</i> …

Cinnamon Apple Whiskey Cocktail

Preparation<p>Add all ingredients except the apple slices into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Put the lid on. Gently toss to combine but do not …

10 Unique Cocktails to Try at Your Next Party

8 Ways Your Childhood Can Affect Your Money Habits Now

Whether we realize it or not, how we were raised has a tremendous impact on how we make decisions as adults. Sometimes the results are positive, certainly. But other times the results are detrimental to our well-being, especially when it comes to our financial health. This doesn’t mean that we can …

Your Company Is Only As Extraordinary As Your People

There is nothing more powerful than employees’ passion and initiative to make customers happy to spark long-lasting word of mouth about your brand.<p>Your company is truly only as great as the people who embody the mission of your organization, those who go above and beyond to see the company succeed …

Top Fashion Mistakes Tech Entrepreneurs Make -- Hint: No Hoodies Allowed

Sim Gulati, admittedly, has a vested interest in having men dress nicely.<p>He’s in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign for his clothing startup, Barley & Britches, which aims to disrupt the men’s fashion industry by cutting out retailers and wholesalers and delivering clothes direct from the …

If You Want To Be Successful, Don't Confuse Being Busy With Getting The Right Things Done

You can make an extremely credible argument that John Wooden is the most successful coach who ever lived.<p>He won ten NCAA national basketball championships–and seven in a row in a 12-year period—as head coach at UCLA.<p>And while you can find professional coaches, such as Red Auerbach, who did slightly …

How To Start Your Business Without A Loan

Interested in starting your own business but hesitant to take out a huge business loan? While it can be difficult to start a company with little capital, it is absolutely possible. In some ways, it can even be less risky and less complicated.<p>Here are some ways to build up your company from</i> …

Case Study: When the Twitterverse Turns on You

Charlene Thompson reached for her phone on the nightstand. It was still before 6:00am, so the iPhone’s glow was the only light in the room. Her husband, James, turned over and groaned.<p>“That’s a horrible habit,” he said. “You should always have coffee before checking your inbox.”<p>“This is important, …