John Davis

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How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

Hiking

5 Monday Actions That Will Immediately Improve Your Finances

Feeling poor on tax day? Here are some tips you can do every Monday that will improve your mood by next April.<p>Every year at this time most people and companies do a reassessment of their finances. A quick look at their assets and liabilities might result in either a big smile or perhaps a grimace. …

Kid Rock Vs. StubHub

Here’s the scene: Rich, out-of-state lobbying interests descend upon a Midwestern state. Opponents and proponents of a bill seem to be talking past …

Kid Rock

Alex Garland Is Not God

“What is a director? Tell me what a director is.”Alex Garland poses this rhetorical challenge while sitting at the bar of West Hollywood’s London …

The Secret Lives of Hillary and Bill in the White House

Broken lamps, shouting matches, sneaking away to the pool—and other scenes from the Clinton residence during the Lewinsky scandal.<p>White House Florist Ronn Payne remembers one day during the Clinton presidency when he was coming up the service elevator with a cart to pick up old floral arrangements …

Kama Sutra for married couples: The world's least erotic sex manual

<i>Kama sutra, the ancient Hindu text on desire and sexual positions, has schooled countless couples in the art of lovemaking. But American cartoonist Farley Katz and novelist Simon Rich have created the world’s least erotic manual called “A Kama Sutra for Married Couple.”</i><p><i>The humorous guide looks at</i> …

Frank Herbert’s Dune at 50 has life in it yet

Confusing sequels, terrible prequels and poor adaptations aside, Frank Herbert’s masterpiece still stands up as the one of the truly great sci-fi novels<p>I first discovered Dune through David Lynch’s 1984 film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s SF masterpiece. The “Lynchian” style, that novelist David …

5 Problems That'll Challenge McDonald's No Matter Who's CEO

The McDonald's McFamily will have a new head honcho in early 2015, and he has his work cut out for him.<p>Amid slumping sales and years of losing …

The Gacy Files

Thirty-five years after Chicago's infamous "killer clown" was convicted for murdering 33 men, eight of John Wayne Gacy's victims remained unidentified. Jason Moran, Cook County's one-man cold case unit, has made it his mission to find those names, exposing what has been called our criminal justice …

Crime

Make Giada's ultimate finger foods for your Super Bowl party

Not sure what to serve for Super Bowl Sunday? Get inspired by these delicious finger food recipes from Giada De Laurentiis. Here, the celebrity chef is sharing her favorite finger food recipes like: mini antipasto calzones, Mediterranean chili chicken wings and double chocolate espresso cookies. …

Full 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 trailer leaks online

<b>UPDATE 1/30 5:50 p.m. ET:</b> HBO has released the official trailer. The video has been updated.<p><b>EARLIER</b>: Stay calm, <i>Game of Thrones</i> fanatics; the moment …

TV Series

The Super Bowl Scammer: Dion Rich Is the Godfather of Gatecrashing

It just kind of happened. At least, that’s how Bill Swank remembers it. He had gotten a call from Dion Rich the night before, to meet him along the …

Wall Street Survivor Teaches Everything You Need to Know About Money

You need to invest your money wisely in order to really grow it, but unfortunately not many people know about the basics of investing, much less the …

Warren Buffett Reveals the Biggest Mistake We Make When It Comes to Money

Warren Buffett says that there are just two simple things that can make all the difference in the world when it comes to managing our money.<p>According …

How I Make a Living as a Writer (and You Can, Too)

When I first wrote a novel in 1991, I remember walking down the road and seeing a pretty girl and thinking, "She might like me now."<p><i>This post</i> …

How to Jumpstart Your Journaling | A 31-Day Journaling Prompt Calendar | The Art of Manliness

There’s been plenty of talk on AoM recently about journaling with our articles on The Diary Habit as well as 9 habits young men should adopt. Seeing …

Eight things you can live without

Want to declutter your life? Start here<p>In 2009 I moved into a 200-square-foot cottage. The rent and location were awesome, but there was one problem. …

'I Was Married To A Sex Addict'

<i>Written by The Stir Bloggers on CafeMom's blog, The Stir</i><p>Early on in a relationship, the sex is new and exciting and awesome. And you want it. All. The. Time. There’s that new love euphoria that clouds your rationality that maybe there’s more to life than being physically intimate with this person, …

How to Find Your Way Without a Smartphone or GPS

It hasn't been long since smartphones and GPS units have become the norm, but thankfully they're always there to help us find our way. Unless, of …

14 Essential Microsoft Excel 2010 Tips for Intermediate Users

If you use Excel as part of Microsoft Office 2010, these 14 tips and 'how-to's will help grow your skills so you can become an advanced spreadsheet …

This kid only needed one string to make Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' into a Punjabi masterpiece

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How I Tackled Three Skills I Never Thought I'd Learn

There are some things in life you've probably resigned yourself to never learning. I never thought I would learn how to play guitar, or learn …

Seven Parenting Behaviors That Can Harm Your Child's Future

Every parent makes mistakes, even with the best intentions in mind. Some behaviors, however, are more crippling to a kid's future. If you don't want …

Ten Items You Should Always Stock Up On

Let's face it: No one wakes up in the morning with a burning desire to buy everyday necessities like pet food, toilet paper, batteries, or diapers. …

The Hidden Tactics Keeping You in Debt (and How to Overcome Them)

While we'd all like to believe that every financial company we deal with has our best interests at heart, we've learned from experience that's not …

Personal Finance

The Best PCs You Can Build for $300, $600, and $1200

We’ve walked you through building your own computer before. In this post—which we’ll update periodically as prices and components change—we’ll walk …

Computer Hardware

The Biggest Lessons I've Learned from Managing Anxiety

Six million Americans have panic disorder. Forty million have an anxiety disorder. So, if you're struggling with anxiety, you're absolutely not …

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

Meditation