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The Essential Guide To Writing Amazing, Quite Clickable Email Subject Lines

Your path to a better subject lines: Make them super searchable, readily actionable, and possibly edible.<p>When we talk about how to get better at email, we tend to dwell in the body text, which, as we’ve learned, needs to be clearly purposeful, easy to reply to, and, ideally, no more than five …

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How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then …

How To: Buy A Suit

<i>Click here to follow AskMen Fashion on Twitter</i>.<p>I think we’d all love to have the experience of purchasing one or more bespoke suits. The fanfare, the attention to detail and the peerless final product are undoubtedly on every man’s list of what constitutes “fine living.” Sadly, it’s something …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The 1 Thing You Must Do In Every Job Interview

I recently interviewed an excellent candidate for a position at our growing startup, Likeable Local. The woman had an incredible resume, an …

A Dubiously Accurate 233 Year History of Cycling

While we’re not particularly certain about some of the claims in this bicycle family tree (e.g. freeride bikes spawned downhill bikes, which gave …

4 Maxims For Squatting Excellence

The great thing about the Internet is the copious amount of information available to us.<p>The problem with the Internet is that there's a copious …

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

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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 …

How to Whistle With Your Fingers | The Art of Manliness

The Biomechanical Case for Minimalist Running

Can we draw any conclusion from force measurements?<p>A few weeks ago, I gave a talk on the current state of research into minimalist running at a conference of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, which involved sifting through a bunch of papers both new and old. I thought I'd share …