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7 Great Movies about Fitness

Ripped abs, jacked biceps, badass fight scenes—this is what the movies are all about<p><i>"I believe in vigorous, violent, daily, systematic exercise to the point of muscle failure."</i> —Jack LaLanne<p>Friday marks what would have been the 100th birthday of the health icon and Godfather of Fitness, and …

Exercise

The Right (and Wrong) Ways to Text for a First Date

The first thing you say to her could make or break you. Here's how to do it right<p>There’s an art to writing an inviting opening line, says Julie Spira, author of <i>The Perils of Cyber Dating</i>. Follow her lead to come off looking like you're attentive, not a stalker.<p><b>SAY THIS:</b> How's your day?<p><b>NOT THAT:</b> Wat …

Relationships

8 Things You Should Never, Ever Include in a Pitch Deck

You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling blocks you should be aware of.<p>We asked eight YEC what you should never, ever include on those slides (no matter how tempting).

150 Street Artists Covered an Old Tunisian Village in Beautiful Murals

For the past two months, 150 artists from 30 nations have been busy in the village of Erriadh, one of the oldest in Tunisia. They have been covering …

6 Subtle Things That Help You Get A Raise

It's about time you get on top of asking your boss about a raise. And, there's no better time than now.<p>Carpe diem! The following will help.<p>Studies show people grow agreeable after paying someone an initial service. Get on your boss's radar by asking for a small service (borrow a book or use her …

18 Surprising Things That Affect Whether You Get Hired

Knowing that, most people take the process very seriously. They arrive to the interview on time, dress impeccably, and answer each question intelligently.<p>But as it turns out, there's more to it than just showing up and doing your best — there are dozens of small details that overtly or …

Pocket Square - A Style Guide

How to Always Wear A Pocket Square – A Style Guide<p>Pocket squares, or pocket handkerchiefs (depending upon which name you prefer) are a quintessential …

5 Fine Shoes That Will Truly Last You a Lifetime

The Biggest Takeaway From Sir Richard Branson’s Rags-to-Billionaire Success

Four years later, he was looking for ways to grow his small magazine and started selling mail-order records to the students who bought the magazine. The records sold well enough that he built his first record store the next year. After two years of selling records, he decided to open his own record …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Explains His Thought Process For Vetting Ideas

<b>Click for sound.</b><p>Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk explains how he makes his adventurous ideas happen, and how he manages to get people rally behind them. Watch an excerpt from his interview from our Ignition conference.<p><i>Produced by Kamelia Angelova, Alana Kakoyiannis and Justin Gmoser</i>

Why Successful People Define Their 'Circle Of Competence'

It's a simple concept: Each of us, through experience or study, has built up useful knowledge on certain areas of the world. Some areas are understood by most of us, while some areas require a lot more specialty to evaluate.<p>For example, most of us have a basic understanding of the economics of a …

The 22 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

In case you missed them, we've compiled a list of 22 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>These are the books that show up time and again in lists of books recommended by the pros themselves.<p>Topics covered include everything from the fundamentals of investing to the stories behind …

PRIVATE EQUITY CEO: Why It Takes More Than Academic Smarts To Make It At Our Firm

You can be genius, but sometimes in business, genius isn't enough.<p>That's the takeaway from finance career site OneWire's interview with Tom Dean, co-founder and co-CEO of private equity firm Avista Capital Partners.<p>Avista has done 90 transactions over the years investing over 9 billion dollars of …

12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share The Best Advice They Ever Got

The difference, for many, between giving up and persisting through the toughest times can be getting advice from people who have done it before — and being smart enough to listen.<p>From investor Mark Cuban's dad telling him that there are no shortcuts to Lululemon founder Chip Wilson's realization …

Five Books You Should Read Before You Turn 30

Someone who saves money for retirement is probably going to be in a better situation come 65 than someone who didn't start saving until they were 45.<p>Here are five books that I think everyone should read before they turn 30. Reading and understanding these will give you an edge, however slight, that …

How To Create Your Own Luck

Luck–in business and in life–isn’t always something that happens to you, it’s also something you can find and help create.<p>Failed actors rarely give career advice. “The advice business is a monopoly run by survivors,” writes David McRaney of You Are Not So Smart. The chefs who failed don’t have a …

The Science Of Posture: Why Sitting Up Straight Makes You Happier And More Productive

You’re slumping in your chair, aren’t you? If you want to be better at work, just say no to slouching.<p>I’ll confess up front: I have terrible posture. It’s been bad since I was in high school at least, and probably for even longer than that. It’s one of those things I keep in the back of my mind as …

Holiday Movie Preview: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and More

Must-See<p>It's movie time! All the films to look forward to this holiday season, from ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel to Scorsese’s latest.<p>11.20.13 5:45 AM ET

50 Happiness Quotes to Change the Way You Think

<i>“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”<br>―Abraham Lincoln</i><p>It usually isn’t what you have, where you are, or what you’ve been …

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

Chris McCandless: Back to the Wild

Christopher McCandless at the Sea of Cortez<p>On August 18, 1992, Christopher McCandless died alone in a bus in the Alaskan backcountry. Before his stay in the bus that others now visit as a pilgrimage, he journeyed all over North America. This gallery features some of the photos and notes from his …

50 Women On ‘What Men Get Wrong About Hooking Up’

1.<p>Arousal begins in the mind. Start your seduction before any clothing comes off.<p>2.<p>Begin every day thinking “How can I make my partner’s life a …

15 Quick, Simple Reasons You’re Still Single (And What To Do About It)

1. You’re still a party girl/frat guy. While some people party their whole lives, most people see growing out of this a “sign” they’ve reached …

7 Tips For Battling–And Even Embracing–Procrastination

It doesn’t have to hurt so much. In fact, some procrastinating can lead to productivity.<p>There are days when business owners just don’t feel like working–especially solopreneurs who work from home. With no one watching over your shoulder, it’s easy to let hours–or even days–of unproductive time …

Hearst Magazines

How to Make Small Talk | The Art of Manliness

Are you already kind of dreading meeting your freshman dorm roommate for the first time, wondering what you’re going to say?<p>When you spot an …

How to Build Your Vocabulary In 5 Easy Steps | The Art of Manliness

Today, we’re going to talk about removing another kind of filler from your speech (and your writing as well): empty words. Just like empty calories …

50 People On The Thing They Hate Most About Sex

Pulled from the original post seen here on Reddit.<p>1. PilotTheCannibal<p>When one person’s hair gets in another person’s mouth.<p>2. TulipCuster<p>No foreplay. …