Byron Emerson

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The Identity Crisis Under the Ink

Americans—particularly Millennials—are getting more tattoos than ever. Is a shifting, increasingly uncertain culture to blame?<p>Some weeks ago, during a bleary-eyed subway ride to work, I found myself staring at a young woman on the other side of the car. She wore business attire with a North Face …

10 Malware Removal Apps Tested, Malwarebytes Comes out on Top

A recent test done by the independent antivirus research group AV-TEST—whose tests we've mentioned in the past—took a look at the performance of …

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How to Inspect Car Belts and Hoses

A belt or hose failure can cause an overheated engine, loss of power steering, and loss of the electrical charging system. If a hose leaks coolant or …

How to End a Conversation Like a Man | The Art of Manliness

We’ve done several articles on the Art of Manliness covering the wonderful art of conversation, from its dos and donts, to how to make small talk, to …

The Benefits of Taking the Hard Way | The Art of Manliness

“The essential thing ‘in heaven and earth is’…that there should be a long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results, and has always …

How to Properly Pour Beer | How to Pour Guinness | The Art of Manliness

<i>Note: This is not a sponsored post.</i><p>Tradition holds that St. Patrick himself spearheaded converting the pagan Irish countryside to Christianity in the …

The Longform Guide to the Brain

Experimental neuroscience, everlasting consciousness, and conjoined minds — our favorite articles about the brain.Atul Gawande | New Yorker | Jun …

18 Bands to Check Out From South by Southwest 2014

From punk screamers to electronic pranksters, these acts justified their buzz—or sparked some.<p>Gaga's vomit; Tyler's riot—the headlines can make it seem like the South by Southwest music festival exists for already-famous musicians to grab even more publicity. But despite the attention-getting …

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

The Man in the Bomb Suit: The Story That Inspired The Hurt Locker

This Sunday, the Oscars will crown an 86th Best Picture winner. Four years ago, Katheryn Bigelow's <i>The Hurt Locker</i>, took home that prize. The film's …

Now Anyone Can Use Getty Stock Photos for Free

Any blog too tiny for a photo budget no longer need fret. Getty Images, the world's largest photo provider, is letting people embed its stock images …

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

20 Quick How-To Guides to Solve All Your Troubles

If you have a problem and need a quick and simple solution, Jeff Wysaski of Pleated Jeans has 20 of them for you.<p>Wysaki's helpful hints range from …

Where the Map Ends

Runaway slaves find shelter on their journey—but for how long?<p>They had been on the run for six days, traveling mainly at night, all the while listening for the baying of hounds. The man, if asked his age, would have said forty-eight, forty-nine, or fifty, he wasn’t sure. His hair was cut short, …

Where the Gift of Writing Comes From

Let me state it so you get the picture clear as wind chimes in a soft breeze on a somnolent noon. Underlying my existence is a deeper intelligence …

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30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life | One App to Rule Them All | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: This article is NOT a sponsored post. We received absolutely nothing from Evernote in exchange for this post and have never communicated with</i> …

Paris Review - Ursula K. Le Guin, The Art of Fiction No. 221

Interviewed by John Wray<p>Issue 206, Fall 2013<p>Le Guin, 1996.<p>In the early 1960s, when Ursula K. Le Guin began to publish, science fiction was dominated by so-called hard sci-fi: speculative fiction grounded in physics, chemistry, and, to a lesser extent, biology. The understanding of technological …

New Research Says There Are Only Four Emotions

Conventional scientific understanding is that there are six, but new research suggests there may only happy, sad, afraid/surprised, and angry/disgusted.<p>"Just because you've got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have," an angry Hermione tells her friend Ron in a heated <i>Harry</i> …

21 Amazing Last Lines From Literature That Will Make You Want To Read The Whole Book

A book's final sentence is the ribbon on a packaged plot, tied neatly and prettily before an author hands her story over to her readers' imaginations for good. It's a last chance for a good first impression.<p>Some last lines have the power to disrupt the course of an entire story, shaking up our …

National Geographic Magazine

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The Story Behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

In the fall of 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald, along with his notorious better-half Zelda, triumphantly returned to New York to celebrate the publication …

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How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails

<b>How to make your life better? All you need is email.</b><p>I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with …

Why You Need a Daily Prioritization Meeting

We live in a culture of urgency, constantly throwing our emotional energy into the latest public scandal, emergency, or cat video. Most of us work in …

What Does APM Stand For: A Newbie Guide | The APM Blog

Today’s blog post is headed back to the basics. I’ve been using and talking about APM tools for so many years sometimes it’s hard to remember that …

Shooting Pills at Bipolar Disorder

A third of patients who go to the hospital for bipolar I disorder are on four (or more) psychiatric medications—despite a lack of evidence that's a good idea. This highlights the complexity of the disease and the need for more science.<p>4.4 percent of the U.S. has bipolar disorder, as best we know. …

Theodore Roosevelt's Reading List | The Libraries of Great Men | The Art of Manliness

Many men are quick to buy the newest book from their favorite business leader or sports hero. From the late Stephen Covey (a personal favorite of …

9 Life Lessons Everyone Can Learn From These Beloved Classic Children's Books

Our very favorite children's books left an irreversible impression on our childhoods and on our lives. Some of our most cherished storybook characters are so real and palpable in our memory that it feels as if we were introduced to them yesterday. Beyond being gloriously entertaining though, the …

If You Don't Stop Doing These, You'll Waste the Rest of Your Life

These days, you feel like a robot.<p><i>You drag your feet into work and you have to deal with your boss. You’re hustling this year yet again to try and</i> …

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The Best Uses for Android Home Screen Shortcuts

Home screen shortcuts on Android are as awesome as they are underrated. Rather than scrolling through giant lists or digging through apps, you can …

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