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How Much Money Do You Need to Be Wealthy in America?

Many Americans cite leading a stress-free life and having “peace of mind” as their personal definition of wealth. That doesn’t sound too …

Demographics

The Birth of a New American Aristocracy

The gilded future of the top 10 percent—and the end of opportunity for everyone else.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up residence at one of my …

Income Inequality

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Home Improvement

What Is Consciousness?

INNOVATIONS IN<p>Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.<p>Christof Koch<p>Christof Koch is chief scientist and …

Consciousness

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

Comoditi is Offering Premium Selvedge Jeans for Under $165

Sydney has a brand new denim label designing premium selvedge jeans to suit the warm Australian weather. Comoditi is the boutique label making its …

Clothing

5 Ways to Wear Modern Prep No Matter Your Style

Turns out the classic style can fit in just about anywhere<p>Long gone are the days when preppy style was relegated to East Coast boarding schools and 1980s John Hughes movies. Today, classic prep has found its way into almost every way of dressing. From street style (Supreme x Lacoste, anyone?), to …

Men's Fashion

The Complete Guide To Looking Good In Shorts

Wearing shorts is one of menswear's most notorious booby traps but there are ways to bare your legs and look stylish. Here's the definitive guide to …

Men's Fashion

The Most Dangerous Person in America Is The White Woman

<i>“The most disrespected woman in</i> America, <i>is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in</i> …

Feminism

A few simple habits can tack some extra years on your lifespan

You can do more for your health. And it’s not that hard.<p>Eat healthy foods. Exercise regularly. Don’t smoke. We hear these instructions from doctors, friends, parents, and strangers on the internet so often that the words start to lose their impact. And let’s face it, healthy habits are hard to …

Holistic Medicine

Sawmill House by Olson Kundig wins COTE award for "design and sustainability"

<b>I get the design part, but is it really sustainable?</b><p>We have always admired the tough, gutsy work of Olson Kundig; when we gave them our first Best of …

Sustainability

The five habits that can add more than a decade to your life

Major study calculates effect on lifespan of habits including healthy eating and not smoking<p>People who stick to five healthy habits in adulthood can add more than a decade to their lives, according to a major study into the impact behaviour has on lifespan.<p>Researchers at Harvard University used …

Holistic Medicine

How to be happy in today’s crazy world: 3 secrets from research

Sometimes it feels like the world is actively conspiring against your happiness. Now before you start folding your tin foil hat, let me say that you …

Happiness

The Danger of a Distorted View of the Right

A case study in how the political left often misunderstands the right<p>What attributes define intellectuals on the right and left in the strange era of Donald Trump? That’s the question Paul Krugman raised in a column attempting to explain ideological imbalance among commentators at elite U.S. media …

Political Science

A $200k retirement fund will last 30 years in these countries

Looking for a place to settle down in your golden years? Moving abroad may be able to get you a bigger bang for your buck, according to a recent …

Retirement

9 Simple Rules for Buying a Better-Fitting Dress Shirt

Open your closet.<p>You’ll probably find 20-30 dress shirts of various fits, patterns and comfort levels.<p>Each one, in its own way, is wrong for you.<p>To …

Men's Fashion

The easiest places in the world to get citizenship or residency, from Thailand to St. Lucia

Not everyone gets to be a global citizen.<p>That’s one takeaway from Henley & Partners’ annual report on the world’s most powerful nationalities and passports. The report, released last week, ranked France as the country with the most powerful nationality, and Somalia as the weakest. The overall index …

Human Rights

5 self-defense moves everyone should know

You’re in a dark alley. Your skin tingles and stomach gets tight. You feel vulnerable, and in fact, you’re about to be attacked. What do you …

Self Defense

How to (actually) find your purpose

You know what I don’t like? <b>Advice that doesn’t come with instruction</b>.<p>For instance, “leadership gurus” often say, “You must do the work you’re …

High School

5 types of watch every enthusiast should own

By Spencer Hart<p>If you've developed a passion for watches (hopefully by reading T3's rather excellent watch coverage) and want to start a collection …

Watches

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15 Habits Of Well-Dressed Men

We ask some of menswear's leading experts to tell us what all well-dressed men have in common, and show you how to introduce these desirable habits …

Men's Fashion

A Starbucks arrest shows how black Americans are robbed of their power

Men arrested for ‘loitering’ had no choice but to keep their heads down, out of fear for their lives. For black people, it’s a familiar situation<p>After video footage went viral of two black men being arrested in Starbucks for “loitering”, many were outraged. The two men had entered Starbucks for a …

Justice

Ever had to correct a racist relative? Here's a handy guide on how to do it.

You're minding your own business, scrolling the feed, liking pics of toddlers at the pumpkin patch, and suddenly there it is:<p><i>"I'm glad that illegals</i> …

Self-help

How to trek Patagonia on the cheap

If you’ve traveled through other South American destinations, especially Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, your wallet will notice the difference when you …

South America

A Grandfather's Advice Is Priceless. Mine Taught Me to Make the Most of This Short Life.

He confronted each day as if it were a barn that needed raising.<p>My grandfather, Dwight Archibald Garner, known to everyone as Archie, spent most of his early life working in the coal mines in and around Marion County, West Virginia. He quickly rose to become a foreman. Later he branched out and in …

Great Depression

Hemp Is the Multibillion-Dollar Cannabis Opportunity Few Have Heard About

If the move to make it legal succeeds, entire industries could be revolutionized.<p>6 min read<p>Today, the U.S. is the world’s largest consumer of hemp products. But because of the federal prohibition imposed on cannabis and hemp, the U.S. is importing an estimated $100 million of hemp products each …

Cannabis

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

The Fine Art of Mastering Originality

39 essential rules to living a stylish, true-to-yourself life.<p>1. Of Course, There Are No Rules to Being an Original<p>Let’s get right to the point—being an original and follow-ing rules? That doesn’t quite add up, does it? Pharrell? Steve Jobs? Elon Musk? Friggin’ Karl Ove Knausgaard? You’re right: …

Middle School

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …