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A paranoid's guide to the internet

Are you a savvy surfer, or trapped in a mental underground bunker of your own making?<p>I'll excuse you for feeling a little paranoid about the internet lately. Hardly a week goes by without news of some major data breach, hack or other security issue. And if you follow "Security Twitter," the loose …

Information Systems

10 Thinking Errors That Will Crush Your Mental Strength

Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach—<b>managing our thoughts</b>, <b>regulating our emotions</b>, and <b>behaving productively despite our …

Self-help

These solar-powered tiny homes are designed just for millennials

The tiny home movement is meeting the needs of all kinds of demographics – including veterans, retirees and homeless populations. Now, one savvy …

Discovering Kindness In The Storm

(Photo: Guillermo.D)<p>Sand storms bring out interesting conversation.<p>That’s what I was thinking as fine dust hit every inch of my face, flooding my …

Solar-powered seaside cabin blends prefab design with traditional building techniques

This small solar-powered hideaway in British Columbia mirrors the natural incline of the cliff on which it sits. Architecture studio Battersby Howat …

How To Feed Yourself When You're Depressed

An extremely cool feature of depression is an overwhelming indifference to the concept of staying alive. Eating is a prerequisite for life, so it …

8 Most Amazing Hiking Trails in America : Travel

Ruckel Ridge Loop (9.6 miles)<p>Columbia River Gorge, ORThough it’s one of the most challenging hikes in this gorge full of taxing trails, the Ruckel …

Perfect pastels: Why India's 'Pink City' is a photographer's paradise

<b>(CNN) —</b> The city of Jaipur is one of India's architectural wonders. It houses some of the country's most ornate royal palaces -- elaborate structures designed hundreds of years ago that still captivate visitors today.<p>Largely built in the 1700s under the order of Rajput ruler Sawai Raja Jai Singh …

Jaipur

What I Wish I Knew at Every Age

When asked what we regret in our careers or life to date, it can be difficult to formulate a response. Not only is it tenuous at best to try to …

New York City

Why Intermittent Fasting Is the Ultimate Anti-Aging Diet

What do Jessica Alba, Molly Sims, and Chelsea Handler all have in common? A very low key, results driven diet thanks to holistic nutritionist Kelly LeVeque who created her system, the Fab Four, to help quell underlying anxiety about following a quote-unquote "healthy diet." LeVeque uses food to …

Nutrition

Believing in the Perfect Love Is the Greatest Relationship Killer

The perfect couples know everything about each other completely. They can read each other’s minds. They always agree with each other. They want …

How to Cure Anxiety — One Workaholic’s Story, Six Techniques That Work

Charlie Hoehn was a full-time employee of mine during the making and launch of The 4-Hour Body. It was an intense period.In this post, Charlie will …

5 Willpower Habits Every Man Should Develop | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following selection on “Will Power Habits” comes from</i> The Technique of Building Personal Leadership <i>(1925) by Donald A. Laird. We</i> …

'Hindrance Became The Power': Passion Pit's Angelakos On Music And Mental Health

Michael Angelakos founded the musical project Passion Pit as a college student in his dorm room at Emerson College. A decade and four albums later, Angelakos is more than just a musician: He has become an advocate for mental health, too.<p>In February, Angelakos founded the Wishart Group, which aims …

Mental Health

30 Prompts for Reflection on Your Integrity | The Art of Manliness

The word integrity is related to the roots of words like “integrate” and “entire,” and its Latin root means “wholeness.” Integrity thus implies the …

​This Man Has a Six-Pack, a Full Head of Hair, and Is Somehow Way Older Than You Think

​Here's what he chalks up to looking so young at his age<p>The latest object of the Internet's fascination is a fit Singaporean male model. When we put it like that, it's not exactly the most surprising thing in the world to read, is it? However, there's a twist. The man, Chuando Tan, is shocking …

HIIT

Great News: There’s Another Recession Coming

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the US economy in recent years, you might notice that things are looking pretty darned rosy. Unemployment is at its …

Stock Markets

Daniel Craig to Return as James Bond, and Adele Might Sing the Theme Song — Report

The actor has expressed his reluctance to play 007 again.<p>Daniel Craig is on the record in saying he’d “rather slash [his] wrists” than play James …

James Bond

Desperate Ways to Stay Cool During Hot Summer Days & Nights

While the thought of making it through a hot summer without any air conditioning might seem excruciating, it's by no means impossible. So before you …

Heat Waves

Melt Off Your Belly Fat With This Bodyweight Circuit

Burning fat and strengthening your core are just the start<p>This workout is an action-packed, bodyweight shredder centered around a unique combination of moves that will enhance your athleticism. With 1-minute sets of dynamic compound movements and no rest between exercises, you are guaranteed to …

Workouts

This 11-Minute Foam Roller Workout Is One You'll Actually Want to Do

It's no secret that we love foam rollers over here. Not only are they <i>ahh</i>-mazing at relieving tight muscles, but you can also use them as part of your …

Exercise

There Are No Guarantees

You know what I have come to realize is almost always ridiculous? Contracts.Contracts, paperwork, and bureaucracy. Guarantees, warranties, and …

Book Publishing

Unhappy at work? Turn it around with these simple steps - TODAY.com

Most of us go to work and count the minutes until we can dash out of the office.<p>In fact, a Gallup poll found that a mere 13 percent of us actually enjoy the time we spend on the job. And there’s a real cost to that, not just to our emotional state, but also to our health, experts say.<p>But we can …

Happiness

Podcast #303: The Philosophy of Frugality | The Art of Manliness

When most people think of frugality, they think of it primarily a way to reduce spending so they can do things like pay off debt or save for a goal …

15 Unforgettable Cities to Visit Before You Turn 30

If you’re the sort who really <i>travels</i> -- who lives and dies by cheap flight deals, who sleeps like a baby on hard airport carpet and on bumpy bus …

Golden Gate Park

9 Ways To Boost Productivity Of Your Morning Routine

There is every reason to take advantage of your morning routines. Because we are always more productive after we wake up, taking advantage of the …

The surprising origins of your f*cking favorite swear words

As a society, we like to swear.<p>Swear words have a strange power over us. It starts when we are young, when they are deliciously taboo. Then, as we …

3 Positivity Mantras for a Calmer, More Confident You

Given our tumultuous political landscape and the less-than-cheerful time of year, it's safe to say we could all use a little positivity right now. …

You'll Be Much More Productive Yet Relaxed Once You Realize This Human Limit