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17 Powerful Quotes to Bring Out the True Greatness within You

The path to greatness is paved with a strong and genuine desire, a meaningful purpose, and good company along the way.<p>Believing in yourself and in your abilities is essential to make things happen for you and to be great in life. Being great is not about ego or selfishness. The path to greatness …

Motivation

Lemon Spaghetti: Bright, Fresh, Fast, and Perfect for a Winter Night

There's a taxonomy of pasta sauces that exists in my mind. Trace the branches to the top, and you arrive at what I think of as the mother pasta sauces. From those, almost all the other sauces are derived, at least in a technical sense if not necessarily a historical one. One important branch is the …

Italian Food

20 5-Ingredient Recipes to Keep Your Winter Evenings Chill

I think there's a tendency for winter cooking to get pretty complicated—simple salads often get replaced by elaborate stews, pastas, and other heartier fare. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes I want to be able to cook a simple meal even during the colder months. Often that means simple …

5 Hot Toddy Recipes You Need to Try This Winter

Next time the frigid air feels like it's slapping you in the face, warm up with one of these cocktails<p>After a long day of scraping ice off your car, dealing with end-of-the year work deadlines, and elbowing your way through holiday shoppers, it helps to know you can go home to a warm, soothing …

8 Oddly Effective Weight Loss Tips That Are Backed By Science

In the game of weight loss, the deck is stacked against you. Food marketers have spent millions researching colors, flavors, scents, and packaging in order to find the best ways of getting you to eat more.<p>But in the past few years, brain researchers have discovered some tricks to help suppress your …

The 48 Travel Apps and Websites We Love and Recommend

After one year on the road, we compiled a solid list of travel apps we came to love and rely on. Some we used before we left, but since developed a …

Home Smart Home (Part I) — One-Tech Mind

They say home is where the heart is. If that’s true, then a smart home is where the brain is. We are on the precipice of solving a truly first-world …

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Best Drugstore Colognes: 6 Classic Male Fragrances | The Art of Manliness

Every time I stroll down the men’s grooming aisle at my local drugstore to pick up some deodorant or Brylcreem, I can’t help but notice the shelves …

The 8 Greatest Apps For Incredibly Busy Guys

Swipe these and take back lost time<p>Ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to tackle your to-do list?<p>Use these insanely helpful apps to take control of your calendar, streamline your inbox, and consume more information in half the time.

21 Simple Health Hacks You Can Use Everyday

We’re all trying on some level to look better, feel great, live longer, and generally radiate health. Yet most of us find ourselves foot-dragging at …

Wellness

11 Products All Men Should Have in Their Desk Drawer

Be ready for anything: coffee stains, garlic breath, spontaneous dates

5 Healthy and Quick Lunches You Can Make For $5

Prep a few minutes the night before and you’ll eat like a king come noon—without straining your wallet<p>It’s no secret that brown-bagging your lunch is cheaper, healthier, and all around better than buying an overpriced, oversized sandwich at the corner deli. But even so, most of us don’t have much …