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26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

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Universe

How to balance a design career with creating your own art

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>It’s a challenge many designers with full-time careers face: how do …

35 Ways To Rock The Basic T-shirt - Inspiration Guide

There’s no stylish man who doesn’t appreciate a fine suit, but the humble t-shirt is another story. Even the most well-dressed gent has been guilty …

Want Big Arms? Focus On Triceps

<i>Brad Borland is a strength & conditioning specialist, cancer survivor and the founder of WorkoutLab.</i><p>I would predict your answer to the title of this …

Thomas Jefferson's Recommended Reading | The Art of Manliness

<i>Welcome back to our series on the libraries of great men. The eminent men of history were often voracious readers and their own philosophy represents</i> …

Steve Jobs' Best Productivity Tricks

Regardless of how your feel about Apple, Steve Jobs was an incredibly prolific CEO who was more than just the face of the company. Before his death …

The 5 Fail-Proof Steps for Planning Your Day

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and myself all have one thing in common. We each have the same amount of time: 24 hours each day to use as we see fit.<p>Last I checked, both Bill and Warren were considerably more successful than me. Sure, they have resources I …

The Best Cardio Workout You'll Do All Summer

Below is Gaddour's favorite lung-busting, muscle-burning hill workout. Find yourself a hill that's 20- to 30-yards long and on a 10- to 30-degree incline and give it a shot. After this, we guarantee you'll never be so happy to see level ground again.<p><b>Warmup</b><p><b>DO THIS:</b> Perform each move once, walking …

7 Books That Changed My Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The man who doesn’t read books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them” – <b>Mark Twain</b><p><b>Intro</b><p>Hey! What’s up?<p>My name is Simon! I used to be a …

10 Tips & Tricks for Staining Wood

I got the chance to sit in on a Staining 101 session at the Haven Conference back in June, and I thought I would share some of the things I learned, …

Homemade Massage Oil - Infused with Herbs and Essential Oils

<b>As a person who tends to hold her</b> tension in her shoulders, I enjoy a good massage. Ok, I’d enjoy a massage no matter what. But who wouldn’t? And …

Alternative Medicine

DIY | Wooden Base Desk Lamp

14 Comments<p>Contributor post by Caitlin of The Merrythought<p>Lately I have been working on creating a work space in my apartment that is inspiring and …

7 early-morning stretches to build a better body

Tired of waking up in the morning achy or constantly tight and sluggish? Chances are you're like everyone else who skips out on stretching. To start …

Back-Up Plan for Building Bigger Lats

If you want to lift big, you have to learn to pull. And if you want a bigger back, you have to learn to pull with your lats. The only way to do that …

Workouts

100 Productivity Hacks For Time, Attention, & Energy - A Life Of Productivity

<b>When I graduated University with a business degree last May, I received two incredible full-time job offers, both of which I declined because I had a</b> …

Productivity

24 Creative Garden Container Ideas (with pictures)

I suppose I’ve never been very creative in the garden; whenever I want to plant something, I always go for a boring old pot! But really, you can make …

Plants

Step Up: 22 Ways to Repurpose an Old Ladder

Ladder decor is trending right now, and we couldn’t be more excited about that. Why? Look below, and it’ll be clear. But really, the best part about it is that as soon as you get your thrift-store-found ladder home, you can just prop it against the wall and immediately add a mile of character to …

21 Two Toned Furniture Tutorials

Came across this awesome round up of two toned furniture tutorials over at the HomeTalk site. If you have not had a chance to check this place out …

25 DIY Ways Of Using Rope For A Vintage Look

Rope is such a simple and apparently rough item, yet it can help create some really interesting looks if used creatively. In this article we’re going …

10 Do-It-Yourself Projects To Organize The Kitchen

Spring cleaning may be over, but you should try to reorganize your home at the start of every new season. As we near the end of summer, it’s time to …

Guide to Urban Homesteading - Homesteading and Livestock

If you live in a city and dream of someday being able to work the land and become a modern homesteader, consider this: There’s no need to wait — you …

Grow your mind: 5 daily easy exercises

The Mind is where human being life started from. The reason is because, all of our actions are determined by the nature of the thoughts we hold in …

How public spaces make cities work

More than 8 million people are crowded together to live in New York City. What makes it possible? In part, it’s the city’s great public spaces — from …

24 Thought Provoking Questions You Need To Answer To Know Yourself Better

1Share<p>ShareEmailComments<p>These 24 thought provoking questions I am sharing with you today have no right or wrong answers. Asking them is the answer. …

A Poem That Will Inspire You to Put Down Your Smartphone

Many of us can't escape social media. In private and in public, we're glued to our smartphones — often at the expense of having a conversation with …

20 Habits That Will Make You Highly Successful

<i>The most successful people in the world</i> are the most motivated – correct?<p>Not entirely.<p><i>It isn’t motivation that creates success, but habit and action</i>. …

Motivation

Save Money and Shop Smart: Know the Style Pyramid | The Art of Manliness

Let’s just be honest: style, for men, is a hard thing to grasp. It’s especially hard when buying new clothes. We always forget our sizes, we don’t …