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How to Shake Hands: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

<i>Illustration by Ted Slampyak</i><p>I’ve been wanting to incorporate a more visual element into the Art of Manliness, but I have no artistic talent …

Self-improvement

4 Reasons The Big Picture is Hurting Your Goals (and what you should do about it) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’re motivated.<p>You know exactly what you need to do, you’ve got it all planned out and all you need to do is stick with it. What could go wrong?<p>Day …

6 Common Sense Tips to Immediately Improve Your Life

Another day begins and here you are, lost in your own thoughts, caught between the fantasy world of your future and the cold, harsh reality of the …

9 Ways to Smash Your Limiting Beliefs | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Limiting beliefs are beliefs that limit us. Put another way, they are excuses on why we fail or why we refuse to even try. Hold a belief long enough …

5 Paradoxes of Learning: Is your usual method for learning backfiring?

Sometimes we charge into learning something new full of excitement. But as the weeks go by, our passions sometimes fly away. What seemed exciting at …

Pulitzer Prize

101 Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Yourself Before It’s Too Late | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

This is your chance to live the life you wish you had.<p>You could close down this article right now, pretend that you never saw it, and go on living …

C.S. Lewis on Suffering and What It Means to Have Free Will in a Universe of Fixed Laws

If the universe operates by fixed physical laws, what does it mean for us to have free will? That’s what C.S. Lewis considers with an elegant sidewise gleam in an essay titled <b>“Divine Omnipotence”</b> from his altogether fascinating 1940 book <b>The Problem of Pain</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a scintillating …

The Importance of Punctuality | The Art of Manliness

The life of George Washington was characterized by a scrupulous regard for punctuality.<p>When he asked a man to bring by some horses he was interested …

The Problem With Minimalism | The Art of Manliness

Minimalism is a lifestyle/movement that’s been around for centuries, and waxes and wanes as part of the cultural zeitgeist. Several years ago it …

Minimalism

Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?<p>They all were proficient in Latin.<p>From the …

Language

How to Be a Gentleman From Head to Toe: The Anatomy of Etiquette | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: There are a lot of ways to categorize the rules of etiquette: business, dinner, conversational, and so on. One of my favorite old</i> …

7 Life-Changing Habits That Will Bring You Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want to be successful? If you do, then this will be the right article for you. Do you know that success starts from your habits?<p>It is what you do …

Self-improvement