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22 Weather Proverbs That Are Actually True | The Art of Manliness

When you really think about it, the weather impacts our decisions every single day. What we wear, when we leave for our morning commute, the chores …

3 Retirement Accounts That May Be Better Than a 401k

If you don't have a 401k, don't fret -- these other retirement accounts can actually be a better deal.<p>The 401(k) is often considered the pinnacle of …

Why Creating a Culture of Discipline is the Path to Greatness | Inc.com

For any organizational transformation effort to succeed, discipline and accountability must become the bedrock of the culture.<p>How do determined young men become Navy SEALs? How do elite athletes achieve peak performance? One word. Discipline. They cut out everything in their lives that don't add …

The Harsh Secret to Success

Here's what you need to know...<p>You can either be balanced or you can be great. They're mutually exclusive.<br>• Those who are highly motivated don't let …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

Richard Feynman’s “Notebook Technique” Will Help You Learn Any Subject–at School, at Work, or in Life

Richard Feynman knew his stuff. Had he not, he probably wouldn't have won the Nobel Prize in Physics, let alone his various other prestigious …

10 tips for new writers from a self-published success

It's that time when many people look to the year ahead as an opportunity to reassess their goals. If you're one of those who has always aspired to …

Writing

How I Built the Media Center of My Dreams for Under $500

Between the Blu-Ray player, cable box, laptop, and everything else hooked up to your TV, your home theater situation is a mess. Here’s how I rolled …

If You Want Success, Figure Out The Price, Then Pay it

<i>The important thing is this: to be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become. — </i><b>Charles Dickens</b><p>Everything has a price. …

Motivation

Five Universally Applicable Leadership Lessons Learned from Military Medicine

<b>By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD</b><p><b>Dec. 7, 2016</b> -- In November 2004, I served in the Second Battle of Fallujah, which was the bloodiest battle of the Iraq War and the most violent since Vietnam. There is no substitute for, and no ingredient more important than, strong leadership -- whether fighting in our …

Alternatives to Windows Media Center (Make your own Home Theater PC)

How to build a killer media center PC

If the only thing you want to do is stream <i>Hitch</i> on Netflix, then you can go ahead and skip this guide, and go check out all the media streamers that …

Amazon Fire TV

What is HTPC, aka Home Theater PC, and what is it used for?

This article will be a general introduction to Home Theater PC’s. The amount of specialized knowledge about a HTPC can be overwhelming for someone …

Build Your Own HTPC Cheat Sheet - Media Experience

Before you proceed in selecting the parts, you should stop and think about how you intend to use your home theater computer.<p>You should focus on the …

How To Retire Comfortably With Just $500,000

Most financial advisor hacks are dead wrong. You CAN comfortably retire on a modest $500,000 investment portfolio.<p>Of course you’ve heard the warnings that retirement is getting harder – and they’re true. With U.S. Treasuries paying paltry returns, it is harder to find a risk-free income stream for …

Investing

How To Think, According To This Winner Of The Brain Prize

MIT's Ed Boyden on thinking, taking notes and rebooting your failures.<p><i>”Synthesize new ideas constantly. Never read passively. Annotate, model, think, and synthesize while you read, even when you’re reading what you conceive to be introductory stuff. That way, you will always aim towards</i> …

Jerry Seinfeld's 3 Keys to Success (and How Most People Stop After the Second)

When you do the right things, success is still not easy... but it is a lot more likely.<p>Here's something really obvious yet also really easy to forget: successful people are successful because they do things differently than other people. They think and believe and operate differently than most …

Mat’s Fat-to-fit Notes

I’m a forty-five year old man who’s been overweight for a good deal of my life.<p>Last summer, I looked like this. I weighed over 90 kilos. Although …

Abraham Lincoln’s Tough-Love Letter to His Step-Brother About Laziness and Work Ethic

“You say you would almost give your place in Heaven for $70 or $80. Then you value your place in Heaven very cheaply.”<p>Boredom is one of the most essential yet endangered human capacities, a seedbed of sanity the creative benefits of which have been championed by some of humanity’s most fertile …

5 Things I Learned From The Marine Corps’ Scout Sniper School

There is no shortage of popular culture lionizing snipers. From movies to books, legendary exploits are laced with evocative imagery. Alone, …

98 Best Motivational Quotes to Make You More Successful | Inc.com

Motivational quotes can make a surprisingly big difference, lifting your spirits when you're down and encouraging you to even greater heights when you've hit a plateau.<p>That's because success is an outcome. Becoming successful--however you choose to define "success," since everyone's definition …

Motivation

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, …

11 daily habits of self-made billionaires anyone can adopt

If you want to get rich, start by studying the people who have already done so.<p>"The only person who can teach you how to think like a millionaire is a millionaire," writes Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think."<p>The same could be said about billionaires.<p>Below, we've rounded up 11 habits …

10 Books Recommended By Warren Buffett

Can you get rich if you read these 10 books? Maybe. We offer the list and a plan to read these books in the next 12 months.<p>Eighty-five-year-old …

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

The 10 best dumbbell exercises

Getting a new body doesn’t have to be complicated. Whether you’re aiming for rapid fat loss, bulging muscles or cardiovascular fitness, a pair of …

Muscle

The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

8 lifestyle changes to make if you want to earn more money

When it comes to earning more money and growing your wealth, sometimes all it boils down to is establishing key habits and making small lifestyle changes.<p>"Success is a learnable skill," emphasizes T. Harv Eker in his book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." "If you want to be a great golfer, you can …