Jason Maskell

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Top 5 Ways Mechanics Rip Off Customers

As a Lemon Law lawyer, my phone rings all day long with people calling me about car problems. Defective cars are always in the mix and sometimes the …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

The Best Tools for Finding Information When Google Isn't Enough

Google is so entrenched when it comes to finding information on the internet, we named the act after it. However, there are a ton of other tools and …

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Northwestern University

Top 10 Better Money Habits You Can Build This Year

The start of the year is a great time to review and revamp our financial plans, including common resolutions like "save more money" or "pay down …

Personal Finance

A Former CIA Agent Explains How To Advance Your Career Like A Spy

They have to gain their opponent's trust and respond to a crisis quickly.<p>In the book "Work Like a Spy: Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer," J.C. Carleson writes about her experience as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and the business and career tips she gained during …

De-Clutter With a Category Plan instead of Going Room by Room

Typically, when most people are on a de-clutter mission, they start in one room. If that approach isn't working for you, try to start with a category …

Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis and his obsession with Sunrise

Monis' dispute, dating back to mid 2007, with ACMA and Seven also suggests his hatred for the channel was not triggered by Seven's current affairs …

Carry a Pair of Tennis Balls in Your Gym Bag to Relieve Soreness

Tennis balls are great for massaging, but you can also use them to replace a foam roller for deep soreness.<p>We've covered how you can use a tennis …

Practice Your Name-Remembering Skills By Watching TV

No matter how hard we try, we forget people's names. Instead of practicing on real people, try remembering TV character names.<p>Redditor …

The Brain

How to Better Retain Information from Books, Articles, and More

Although we can learn a lot of great information from books, articles, interviews, and conversations, we naturally forget a lot of it. Create a …

Productivity

What It Really Takes to Be a Professional Programmer

There's a lot more to professional programming than writing code. From working with a team to solve problems to version control, you won't make it to …

Note-Taking

How to Handle Rejection like an Actor

The difference between actors and other working professionals is that they usually spend more time looking for their next job than actually working …

Employment

BitLit Offers Free and Cheap Ebooks If You Own the Physical Copy

Android/iOS: Paper books are awesome, but sometimes there’s no beating the portability of an ebook on your phone or tablet. If you have a physical …

Apps

Pay Attention to "Identity Claims" to Read People More Effectively

When you're getting to know someone, every clue you can get to their personality helps. While the observant may want to Sherlock Holmes someone's …

How to Develop Your Charisma and Become More Likable

It may seem like some people are born likable, but everyone is capable of developing charisma. No matter your personality, there are certain traits …

Body Language

9 Reasons to Play Board & Card Games | The Art of Manliness

Dwight D. Eisenhower played bridge with his fellow officers into the wee hours of the morning; Winston Churchill enjoyed playing mah-jongg and gin …

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

Your Partner's Likes and Dislikes Change Over Time, So Keep Up

Even if you've been with someone a long time, you don't know everything about their wants, needs and desires. Those thoughts and feelings change over …

Patch My PC Updates Tons of Windows Programs At Once

Windows: Program updates keep Windows computers safe and secure. If you aren't sure which programs need updating, Patch My PC checks your computer …

Software

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

"The Way a Person Does One Thing Is the Way They Do Everything"

There's something that is far more important than reaching one of your goals: the process that leads you there. If you're going to do something—no …

How to Create Your Own iOS Apps and Extensions with Workflow

Workflow's a new app for iOS where you can create your own little micro apps that can instantly search for directions home, find the nearest pizza …

Book Review: What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

When the publisher (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) sent me Randall Munroe's (of xkcd comic) book to review, I was excited. I pointed out to my 12 year …

Find Work You Love by Identifying Your Unique Angle

There are things you love to do, and there are things people pay you to do. In the perfect world those are the same thing, but realistically you need …

Unbroken: what makes some people more resilient than others?

“We hit the water nose down. The plane exploded. I felt like someone hit me in the forehead with a sledgehammer. Everything almost stood still for a moment. I looked around and the plane was completely blown apart.”<p>Louis Zamperini was talking to an interviewer on CBS in 1992. He died earlier this …

The scientific evidence against spanking, timeouts, and sleep training

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors has gathered to hear psychotherapist Tina Bryson speak about neuroscience, mentorship, and camping. She is in Minnesota by invitation of the camp. Chippewa is at the front of a movement to …

Parenting

World First: Man Controls Two Prosthetic Arms With His Mind

Doctors wired them right into his nerves<p>Until recently, losing both arms in an accident would probably have meant the end of a patient's two-fisted grip. Not so for Leslie Baugh, the first shoulder-level double amputee to wear and control two complex, mind-controlled prosthetic limbs.<p>Baugh isn't …

How to Improve Penmanship | The Art of Manliness

Over the years here at the Art of Manliness we’ve sung the praises of the handwritten letter and simply writing things out by hand in general. …