Jesse Brillhart

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The Chris McCandless Obsession Problem

On the isolated shore of the Savage River, in the backcountry of interior Alaska, there’s a small memorial to a deceased woman named Claire Ackermann. A pile of rocks sits on a metal plaque with an inscription that reads, in part: “To stay put is to exist; to travel is to live.”<p>Three years ago, …

Trapped

“It's 3:05 on Sunday. This marks my 24-hour mark of being stuck in Blue John Canyon. My name is Aron Ralston. My parents are Donna and Larry Ralston, of Englewood, Colorado. Whoever finds this, please make an attempt to get this to them. Be sure of it. I would appreciate it."<p>It's April 27, 2003, …

The Most Terrible Polar Exploration Ever: Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic Journey

Even today, with advanced foods, and radios, and insulated clothing, a journey on foot across Antarctica is one of the harshest tests a human being …

Journey into the Alaskan wild

Take a road trip through the US state that has long drawn those looking for riches, adventure and the purity of its mountainous landscape.<p>Half past eight on a cool, damp September morning, and the Black Bear Coffee House is already a-bustle, its mix of regulars and out-of-towners rubbing elbows at …

Hiking

David Foster Wallace Commencement Address | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from a commencement address author David Foster Wallace gave in 2005 to the graduates of Kenyon College. Wallace</i> …

How to Be an Awesome Uncle | The Art of Manliness

Psychologists tell us that one of the most, if not <i>the</i> most important factor in our happiness is the number of quality relationships in our lives. …

Manvotional: Thoreau on Media and Information Consumption | The Art of Manliness

<b>From “Life Without Principle”<br>By Henry David Thoreau</b><p>Just so hollow and ineffectual, for the most part, is our ordinary conversation. Surface meets …

So You Want My Job: Commercial Fisherman | The Art of Manliness

<i>Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of</i> …

The First Time You Watch Someone Die

By Lakshmi Krishnan,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/15H9D6e<p>My first code was brutal. The man was rushed in to the emergency room in asystole, his …

Pocket Notebooks: A Brief History | The Art of Manliness

<i>Images from Field Notes</i><p>The idea of carrying around a pocket notebook has become quite popular these last few years, revived by the introduction of …

How To Succeed At A Top 20 University

By Jordan Plaxico,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/166dWcY<p>Walk in to your first class with a charmed confidence and an ambitious right hand for …

Networking: a how-to guide

Like keeping fit, we all know we should network. But – also like keeping fit – although the spirit is willing the flesh is often weak. We are …

5 Key Steps To A Cover Letter That Opens Doors | Work It Daily

So… you’ve created a knockout resume, and you’re ready to wow employers by sending it directly to them. Don’t forget to send it under cover—a …

Employment

Does Your Resume Miss Out On The Latest Trends? | Work It Daily

Writing your resume for the first time in years? Whether you’re aware of it or not, resume trends have changed substantially.<p>In fact, the document …

resumewriters

7 Ways Your Resume Is Boring Just Like Everyone Else’s

The economy seems to be picking up a little, and more and more job seekers are coming to us and letting us know about internal opportunities within …

7 tips to make your résumé stand out

I'm always trying to keep on top of the latest career trends and recently read through the mother lode: The 2012 white paper published by the Career Thought Leaders Consortium. It's full of useful tips, strategies and ideas for job seekers and I want to share my favourites with you.<p>The report …

How do you make sure your CV is saying the right things about you?

Writing your CV seems like it should be easy to do. How tricky can it be to write down where you've worked and what you did when you were there? But, …

How to Read a Book | The Art of Manliness

1. Open book.<p>2. Read words.<p>3. Close book.<p>4. Move on to next book.<p>Reading a book seems like a pretty straightforward task, doesn’t it? And in some …

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Would a person with good handwriting, spelling and grammar and instant recall of multiplication tables be considered a better candidate for a job …

How to Safely Hitchhike Around the USA | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Benjamin Jenks.</i><p>I know, I know…You are probably thinking two questions.<p><b>1. Isn’t hitchhiking really …

My Ayahuasca Trip

Adapted from ‘Rational Mysticism’ (2003).<p>The sun was descending toward the Pacific when I turned off California’s coastal highway and headed inland …

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Country Music

By Michelle Lamont,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/10fkkdl<p>Back in 2006, when I <i>finally</i> got my Facebook profile — this was back when you had to be a …

How Interactive Stories In Video Games Open Doors To Critical Interpretation

By Greg Madden,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/128VCiO<p>The way video games work is changing. Two decades ago, back in 1993, the big titles were <i>Super</i> …

The Graduation Commencement Speech You Wish You Got: DFW’s Famous Talk Set To Video

Here’s David Foster Wallace’s still-relevant 2005 Kenyon College commencement speech, now with added oomph. Listen up, recent grads!<p>Powered by …

To The Man Who Broke Into My Car Last Night

By Carter Jones,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/15f02cG<p>Congratulations, you’re a few hundred dollars richer.<p>I was only in the grocery store for 10 …

13 Ways to Deal With Graduating College

Dear Recent Graduate of the University of I-Wish-I-Could-Go-Back,<p>You’re FREAKING out — or maybe you’re not because you are off to some …

10 Books You WILL Read This Summer

<i>Hopscotch</i> by Julio Cortázar<p>The summer after college, I cold-emailed an indie small press asking if I could be a coffee-fetcher or something, and they …

How To Write A Great Essay About Anything

Excerpted from How to Write a Great Essay (Bookhacker, 2013).<p>There is an assumption in the world that an essay is something literary you write for …