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How to Pick Sunglasses for Men

Crowdsourcing Spiffy New Book Covers For 50 Literary Masterpieces

Recovering the Classics, a joint initiative that includes the Harvard Bookstore, will print public domain books with well-designed jackets for $15.<p>Seventy years after a writer dies, their work falls into the public domain. That may sound sad, but from here it can be freely distributed to the …

The Cyclical Nature of History | The Art of Manliness

As is the generation of leaves, so to of men:<br>At one time the wind shakes the leaves to the ground<br>but then the flourishing woods<br>Gives birth, and the …

Productivity Tips: 11 Ways to De-Clutter Your Day | Inc.com

Success tends to create clutter: more meetings, more projects, more decisions, more items on your to-do list. But often doing more can mean achieving less.<p>That's why subtraction can be the best addition, especially when you streamline your workday and, in the process, your professional life.<p>Instead …

Time Management

How Much Does Resume Design Matter to You?

We talk a lot about what to put into your resume and how to send it in, but how much does the design of your resume matter?<p>There are some jobs where …

How Writing Regularly Changed My Life (and How You Can Get Started)

I’m not going to tell you that you should write every single day, nor am I going to list out reasons that would make my arguments general enough for …

Hold Yourself Accountable for Decision Processes, Not Just Results

We often hold ourselves accountable for the results of a decision, but over on Psychology Today they recommend that you should also hold yourself …

How To Make Your Desk Feel Less Like Prison, More Like Paradise

We spend <i>a lot</i> of time at work. So it's important that our desks -- those homes away from home -- are spaces that inspire brilliance, fuel productivity and nourish ideas.<p>For some, it's pictures of family or an unforgettable trip that does the trick. Others seek uplifting quotes or tiny souvenirs to …

All Great Entrepreneurs Have This | Inc.com

What makes an entrepreneur successful?<p>Some people believe it's the ability to innovate. However, many startups are refinements of existing business models or improvements on how everyday products and services are delivered. Being innovative helps, but it's not the deciding factor.<p>How about access …

Entrepreneurship

5 Steps to Start Investing

Find the fun in investing, and take control of your money.<p>I’ll admit it: I think investing is fun. I like the sense of control when I manage my money …

5 Great Ways Pinterest Can Improve Your Career

One of the key elements of building your own career is to start connecting with people, start advertising your skills and to make a good impression …

How Startups Overcome the Capital Gap

Imagine you’re a first-time entrepreneur with an unvalidated business idea and no track record of making money for investors. You may have another kind of track record, such as working successfully at a large company. Or you could be a young entrepreneur, fresh out of college, ready and raring to …

6 Ways to Bring Civility Online | The Art of Manliness

“All u need is one shell: for yourself. Done.”<p>“Nothing says survival like a tube of Carmex. Add a little to that condom you stored and protect the …

How to Ensure Your LinkedIn Profile is Found in Google

With more than 225 million business individuals now on LinkedIn, there is a growing trend to ensure that a LinkedIn profile is not only created …

Recruitment

Dealing With 10 Coworker Personality Conflicts

In an ideal world, you get to work in a palatial, heavenly setting while you pursue your professional dreams of being CFO, controller, investment banking managing director, or private equity partner. Saint Peter (better known as human resources) lets you pass through the pearly gates with ease …

How to Become Inspired and Engaged | Inc.com

Gallup recently released its report on "The State of the American Workplace," based a survey of millions of employees. They discovered that about a third (30 percent) of American workers are "engaged and inspired [by] a great boss" while a fifth (20 percent) "have bosses from hell that make them …

Employment

Evaluate Your Finances With This Midyear Money Checkup

Summertime, while naturally a more laid-back season, should also be your moment to shine a little sunlight on your finances. Just as your annual exam at the doctor's office includes a variety of tests to determine your level of physical fitness, your midyear money checkup should do the same for …

Is Dropbox all boxed in?

You’re watching this, right? Yesterday, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston announced several additions to the Dropbox Platform, hoping to extend the use of …

10 Apps to Improve Your Work Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There are thousands of apps for the iPhone that can really improve your life. One of the biggest areas where an iPhone can make a big difference is …

5 Shocking Ways Social Media Trends Can Predict Catastrophes

If you do pretty much anything online these days, you'll be prompted to share it with your social network of friends, family, creepy eStalkers, and …

Social Media

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Mikhail Shivlyakov started got a nosebleed during a deadlift attempt at this past weekend's Arnold Classic.<p>Well, this is excellent news.<p>Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone …

This column will change your life: embrace the schedule

I'm writing this at 7.45am on a chilly Tuesday, because that's the slot I designated for it in my schedule – and because I have become, it would …

How to Take More Action: 9 Powerful Tips

Image by goodsurfers2008 (license).<p><i>“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to</i> …

Making your writing the best it can be: top tips from children's books editors

<b>David Fickling, editor of A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton</b><p><b>End note?</b><br>People always say that a story must have a beginning, a middle and an …

Read Link Out To Build Your Business Relationships

Nobody believes me when I tell them that I am shy. If you were to engage with me over email or talk to me over the phone, you’d think I was this …

The Medical Checkups You Should Get for Each Decade of Your Life

We're all busy people, but if there's one thing you should always make time for, it's to get to the doctor for regular checkups and age-appropriate …