Charles Backes

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14 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a College Professor

You'll spend most of your "summer off" working.<p><b>1. Summer off? Not so much.</b> When I first considered leaving my journalism career to become a journalism professor, the academic calendar helped make up my mind. Three months off in the summer! A month off at Christmas! Spring break! Those breaks all …

16 Things To Remember When Dealing With Anxiety

1.<p>It’s not being able to quiet your mind. It’s feeling like you can’t “shut your brain off.” Being taken over by “racing thoughts.”<p>2.<p>You’ll find …

How One Positive Change Can Spark A Ripple Effect Of Happiness

It begins with you.<p>From the moment we're old enough to understand it, we're taught that it's impossible to change other people. The parent always oozing negativity, the boss who can't appreciate any accomplishments, the relentless trash-talking "friend" -- these seemingly unhappy people are who …

15 Best Books Read by the AoM Team in 2015 | The Art of Manliness

Here at the Art of Manliness, we’re big believers in the brain-boosting, character-expanding, enjoyment-inducing power of books. Kate, Jeremy, and I …

Books

The Lost Art of Free Time

It was after midnight. I had just spent the day intensely focused on completing all of my book edits to return to my editor, the culmination of weeks …

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