D. Wood

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The secret, complex world of boys' friendships, and how parents can navigate it

My son’s friendships are far more complicated than my daughter’s.<p>I was unprepared for this, since the “boys are simpler” refrains started the moment I began telling people, nine years ago, that the baby in my stomach was, in fact, a boy.<p>My desk is filled with books about mean girls and how not to …

Parenting

10 ways to make yourself a more attractive human being

There are two basic paths to becoming more attractive.<p>Become a better human being (internal)<br>• Become a better looking human being (external)<p>Here are a …

Relationships

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

Commuting

How to NATIVELY post to Instagram From Your Mac

Happy, Monday everybody and greetings from Cincinnati, Ohio — I’m up here for my seminar today. Looking forward to meeting everybody.OK, I have a …

Apps

These 5 things will give you the confidence to accomplish anything

Confidence is attained when we’re prepared and self-aware enough to appreciate who we are, faults and all. Confidence is desired in all kinds of …

Motivation

The 20 Best Glutes Exercises of All Time

We’re in the midst of a glutes renaissance. Thanks to Instagram, the increased focus on functional fitness, and/or Jennifer Lopez, men and women are …

Jennifer Lopez

7 Jedi Mind Tricks Every Portrait Photographer Should Know

Jedi mind tricks are not just for Jedi. They’re for photographers too. Us portrait photographers face a difficult mission. We must form instant …

Stand Up Comedy

20 Healthy Black Bean Recipes You Can Make in Less Than 45 Minutes

Being healthy doesn't mean it's bland.<p>April 24, 2018<p>My sister decided to become a vegetarian at a very young age, long before she realized the …

7 things I wish my current self learned when I was younger

I wish I had learned these 7 lessons when I was younger. It would have helped me get on the path to a happier and healthier life:<p>Health is priority #1<p>…

How to equip your car for emergencies

Take the junk out of your trunk and put this gear in instead.<p>Summer road trip season is that liberating time when we actually leave the HOV lane and drive farther than Costco. It's also a time when you need to be ready for emergencies on the road in unfamiliar or remote places. Instead of using …

Batteries

7 things I do outside work that double my productivity

So you’ve put aside 60 minutes to do something meaningful. Now the next question is: What are you going to do?<p>4. Pick a hobby<p>Having a passion is …

What are multiple orgasms and how do you have them?

Because we all have a different understanding of what they actually are.<p>Multiple orgasms are a bit like squirting and the G-spot: some people think they're a myth... that they don't exist. Even I (someone whose job it is to know such things) wasn't really sure if 'multiple orgasm' meant having one …

20 Better Poses For Awesome Wedding Photos

Tired of the same old wedding photos? Want your special day to be a little more unique? Well, other than setting fire to a giraffe and riding it …

Weddings

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Simple Vegetarian Spring Pasta Salad

A great pasta salad is a beautiful thing. It anchors a picnic, potluck or buffet with aplomb. It’s portable, flexible, and easily and often vegetarian.<p>One of the first things I made for my then-boyfriend’s (now husband’s) parents was a pasta salad, and for whatever reason, it won them over and …

The Easiest Vegetarian Dinners for Busy Weeknights

When we hear vegetarian dinners, you know what comes to mind? Luscious veggies, tender beans, rich broths, flavorful sauces, and great textures. …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

10 Easy Dinner Recipes You Can Cook with Your Kids

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)<p>I have a personal rule when it comes to my kids: I always say yes when they ask to help with cooking. I don't always …

Cooking

30 questions to ask the girl you're dating

Dating someone new is always a weird mixture of exciting and terrifying. On one hand, it’s one of the most exhilarating periods in a relationship …

5 Surefire Ways To Escape Inferiority And Mediocrity In This Automation Age

You're reading 5 Surefire Ways To Escape Inferiority And Mediocrity In This Automation Age, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Motivation

Manliness Precedes True Gentlemanliness | The Art of Manliness

“Over-sentimentality, over-softness, in fact washiness and mushiness are the great dangers of this age and of this people. Unless we keep the …

How to Make Women Like You | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: As one of the fathers of modern bodybuilding, Joe Weider founded the International Federation of Bodybuilders, created the Mr./Ms.</i> …

Conversation Skills: Asking Open vs Close-Ended Questions | Art of Manliness

<i>Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills.</i> <i>Read more on their raison d’etre</i><i>.</i> <b></b><p>Initiating …

Model Posing Cliches: Stale or Useful? Improve Your Model Photography With Tried and True Poses

Some model poses seem to pop up everywhere repeating across different mediums and across decades. Many photographers deride these posing cliches, but …

How to Shoot Long Exposures: Tips for Revealing the Invisible in Your Images

Want to see something you don’t see every day—something, in fact, you can’t really see at all?<p>I’m talking about the passage of time—well, really the …

How to Develop and Master Poise | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following selection on “Poise That Makes One Master of Situations” comes from</i> The Technique of Building Personal Leadership <i>(1944)</i> …

On The Fast Track: 25 Ways to Learn a New Skill Quickly

Whether you plan to become fluent in a new language or finally tackle that home improvement project, picking up a new skill can seem …

Pop Culture

An Itemized Invoice for Clients Who Balk At Your Photography Prices

Photographer and photo educator Don Giannatti put together this simple (tongue-in-cheek) itemized invoice to show photography clients why …

Relationship Red Flags for Men: 14 Red Flags to Look for in a Relationship | The Art of Manliness

You’ve probably had a friend who started dating a woman that really made you scratch your head. She was flaky, possessive, and high-drama. Everyone …

7 Things You Should Stop Doing If You Have Anxiety

You're reading 7 Things You Should Stop Doing If You Have Anxiety, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Self-help

Tips for Stress-Free Wedding Photography

As wedding photographers, we love to think photography is the most important element of a bride and groom’s wedding day. Surely they want fabulous …

Weddings