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39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster, Write Better, and Land More Readers

When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one …

A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits

For most of the year, the trees of 40 fruits, of which there are currently 16 in the world, look like any other tree. But in spring, dozens of shades …

Russell Brand Stuns Jimmy Fallon With Hilarious Monologues During “Word Sneak” Game: Watch!

LOL! <b>Jimmy Fallon</b> was baffled into silence by a verbose <b>Russell Brand</b> during his Tuesday, Nov. 18 <i>Tonight Show</i> appearance — and it was hilarious to …

Jimmy Fallon

#79: On Killing & On Combat With Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Entertainment

The Surprising Thing You Have To Grill Before Summer Ends

OYSTERS. In butter.<p>As your summer grilling correspondent, I am sworn to tell you nothing but the grilling truth. So here it is: You already have all the information you need to grill shellfish, because it is ridiculously easy. Take shellfish, put on grill, remove from grill, eat. That's it.<p>But no …

How to Answer the Questions You Always Get Asked When Meeting Someone | The Art of Manliness

Almost every time you meet someone new, there are three questions you will probably have to answer during your conversation:<p><b>What’s your name?</b>• <b><br>What do</b> …

Manvotional: Young Benjamin Franklin's Plan of Conduct | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: In 1726, Benjamin Franklin found himself on an 11-week voyage from London back to Philadelphia. He had spent some time in England</i> …

How to Feel Like a Man | The Art of Manliness

How to Get a Full Workout With Only Dumbbells | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)</i>.<p>After a hard day’s work you head over to …

How to Slow Down and Speed Up Time | The Art of Manliness

As we now approach the sunset of the summer season, take a look back on the last few months. Does it seem like your summer lasted forever, that it …

How to Be a Gentleman From Head to Toe: The Anatomy of Etiquette | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: There are a lot of ways to categorize the rules of etiquette: business, dinner, conversational, and so on. One of my favorite old</i> …

12 Simple Ways To Be More Interesting

<i>It's easy to be boring. It's harder to be interesting. Want to learn how? Jessica Hagy offers the following advice, excerpted from her book "How To Be Interesting."</i><p>Explore ideas, places, and opinions.<p>The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out.<p>To embarrassment. To …

Publishing

That "Fresh Cut Grass" Smell Is a Distress Signal

Trauma, that’s what. It’s the smell of chemical defenses and first aid. The fresh, “green” scent of a just-mowed lawn is the lawn trying to save …

Harry Potter

Why Do We Laugh When We're Tickled?

It's a mystery that's challenged some of science's greatest minds, including Charles Darwin, Galileo, Francis Bacon, and Plato [PDF]. One thing is …

Ronald Reagan

20 One-Pot Wonder Recipes for the Busy Cook

Everyone should have at least two or three one-pot wonder recipes in their back pocket for those days when whipping up something fancy schmancy just isn’t an option. Whether you’re a meat lover, vegetarian, vegan or carb queen, there’s seriously something for everyone. Check out these 20 one-pot …

Cooking

The American Caviar Renaissance

Amid the bad news about caviar—the overfishing of sturgeon and import sanctions—could this symbol of aristocratic elegance actually be entering a …

Herbed Shrimp with Capellini and Spicy Bread Crumbs

There is no substitute for all of the great things that happen to pasta dishes like this one when you finish them with the brilliantly crunchy …

How to live the good life

The week’s best arts and culture reads – including what we can learn from Epicurus, the words English lends other languages and the poses of Marcel Marceau.<p>The great philosophers: Epicurus<br>Alain de Botton | School Of Life | 10 July 2014<br>Epicurus, born in 341BC, was famed for his “skilful and …

Linguistics

How to Drink Whiskey | The Art of Manliness

While whiskey was first billed as a medicinal substance — aquavitae or “water of vitality” — it soon gained popularity and became one of the most …

Moments in Manliness: Strong as a Bull Moose | The Art of Manliness

MOOSE

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

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> …

Myth-Busting Poverty and Health

When bad things happen, they often happen fast. When good things happen, they often happen slowly—sometimes so slowly that we only notice them after …

17 Amazingly Geeky Wedding Cakes

We’ve covered all sorts of geeky wedding topics, and cakes celebrating all kinds of occasions (including divorce). Now, it's time to take on geeky …

Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark

By the spring of 1862, a year into the American Civil War, Major General Ulysses S. Grant had pushed deep into Confederate territory along the …

Sherlock Holmes is the archetypal scientist – brilliant but slightly scary

We are comforted by his ability to solve intractable problems, but our love of Sherlock, and science, is tinged with apprehension<p>More than 75 different actors have taken him on, making him the most portrayed character on film and television ever. Ian McKellen will be the latest to add his name to …

Viktoriya Yermolyeva Plays Metallica's Master of Puppets

There's nothing like the sound of metal arranged for classical piano on a cold winter's night. Here is Viktoria Yermolyeva playing Metallica's Master …

20 Words We Owe to Shakespeare

No high school English curriculum is complete without a mandatory dose of William Shakespeare, and no American teenager makes it to graduation …

Literature

38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent

Sometimes we must turn to other languages to find <i>le mot juste</i>. Here are a whole bunch of foreign words with no direct English equivalent.<p><b>1.</b> …