Jim Secord

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11 books the Army's top officer recommends to help understand World War II

September 1 marks the 78th anniversary of the start of World War II, when the Nazi Wehrmacht stormed into Poland.<p>France and Britain declared war on Germany two days later, and the conflagration would soon stretch to every corner of the world.<p>The scope and complexity of the war itself mirror the …

World History

7 Clever Ways to Organize Food Storage Containers

Raise your hand if, despite your best efforts, Tupperware and other plastic—or even glass—food storage containers always seem to take over your …

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The Absolute Top Ten Best Things to Do in Seattle (The City of the Century)

Prior to moving to Seattle in 1996, I'd lived in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, and had traveled to many of the major cities of the world. By comparison, Seattle seemed beautiful, but small, provincial, and a little isolated...a pre-teen of a city.<p>But, somehow, …

Barcelona

One-Pot Lemon And Thyme Chicken Recipe | Chicken Recipes

<i>Packed with tender squash, salty capers and fragrant thyme, this easy one-pot chicken and couscous recipe can be prepared in under an hour and makes</i> …

5 under-the-radar destinations you should visit in 2015

Have you been to Tulum? No? You might be the only person on earth. When a place gets "discovered," it loses that magical quality that made it worth traveling to to begin with.<p>Here are alternatives to some of the world's hottest vacation spots—places that will make you think twice before sharing …

Northern Lights

Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe | Dark Chocolate Pudding

Dark Chocolate Pudding<p><i>Dark Chocolate Pudding made with a secret ingredient…avocado! This pudding is so creamy and divine you will never know it is</i> …

The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100

<i>This definitive guide to affordable Scotch explores everything you need to know about the world’s most popular single malt whisky, including</i> …

How to Change the Thermostat | The Art of Manliness

I’ve been slowly turning my home into a “smart home.” I want to be able to control my heating/cooling/lighting/electrical systems from anywhere in …

How to Clean and How to Power Clean | Know Your Lifts Weightlifting Guide | The Art of Manliness

“Know Your Lifts” is an illustrated guide series that shows how to perform basic weightlifting exercises. Check out our previous guides on the …

A Manly Voice: How to Develop an Attractive Masculine Voice | The Art of Manliness

Have you ever listened to a recording of your voice and cringed?<p>Perhaps you were surprised about how nasally or high-pitched it was, or how hard you …

Time Assets and Debts: A Different Way of Thinking about Productivity

Most productivity strategies focus on short-term efficiency, like how to get more done each morning or workday. But certain strategic choices impact …

The Tragic History of Southern Food

Where it hasn’t been ignored outright, the troubling tale of Southern food has been perverted into a myth of a past that never existed—yes, we’re …

Mini DIY Farmers' Cheese Kit- 3-5 batches (cow milk)

It may be teenie* but this Mini Farmers’ Cheese Kit is packed with fun and cheesy possibilities. This cheese is fittingly rustic and very adaptable. It can vary from ricotta to feta in flavor and texture. You can use it creamy, firm, sweet or savory - the instructions will guide you!<p>KIT INCLUDES:<br>- …

High Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide with a Master

The enormous teaching kitchen at the International Culinary Center (formerly the French Culinary Institute) is empty but for two immersion …

Uncorked, Part Two: A Guide to Important Wine Regions

[ubergrid id=92949]<p>The current food-obsessed climate prizes terroir in everything, from beef to coffee to olive oil. You don’t just buy a steak; you …

The 25 Best Restaurants in America | Gear Patrol

How to Make Stock from Holiday Leftovers | The Art of Manliness

I hate letting things go to waste – especially when it comes to time, money, and food. Hopefully, most of you share that same belief. After all, …

You Can Easily Learn 100 TED Talks Lessons In 5 Minutes Which Most People Need 70 Hours For

This article isn’t entirely about productivity, but I guarantee you’ll learn a thing or two. <b>Here are 100 incredible things I learned watching 70</b> …

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How to Make a Homemade Roast Beef Au Jus Sandwich | The Art of Manliness

<i>Welcome to Day #12 of the AoM sandwich project. Last month we asked readers for their best sandwich recommendations. Out of 483 submissions, we</i> …

Why it’s time to kick your diet pop habit

<b>The question</b><p>I drink three cans of diet cola every day. I am concerned about the artificial sweeteners. How bad are they for me? How can I break my diet-pop addiction?<p><b>The answer</b><p>Most people turn to artificially sweetened soft drinks (and other diet foods) in an effort to save calories – and …

Road Trip USA: From the South to the Midwest

I'm midway through my Road Trip USA 2013. In the last week, I've been pretty busy. I've given talks in Gaithersburg, Maryland (retirement community); Washington DC (travel show); Newark, Delaware (University of Delaware); Salem, Virginia (Roanoke College); Charlotte, North Carolina (World Affairs …

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