Jonathan Kissner

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Krav Maga: A Primer on the Martial Art of the Israeli Defense Forces | The Art of Manliness

I can’t remember how I first heard about Krav Maga, but I do remember being immediately intrigued. All martial arts have an appeal to most men and …

WTF Weds: Durian. Ugh. Durian. – The Everywhereist

Posted in: Food, WTF, WTF Wednesdays<p>I would like to take a moment to talk about durian.<p>I have to. I have spent the larger part of the morning working …

Swimwear

The Decline of the Khmer Rouge, and Its Legacy – The Everywhereist

Posted in: Somewhat Useful Info<p><i>It’s funny (well, not funny, but you know – interesting) that even as I’m researching this stuff, I have trouble</i> …

The Alpha Male Myth | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Scott Barry Kaufman.</i><p>There are a lot of false dichotomies out there — left brain vs. right brain, nature vs. …

The Art of Worldly Wisdom: Maxims of Baltasar Gracián | The Art of Manliness

Back when I was in high school, a mentor of mine gave me a copy of a small book that I’ve read and re-read several times over the years. <i>The</i> <i>Art of</i> …

Muscle-Building Supplements: Which Work and Which Don't? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from</i> <i>Kamal Patel</i><i>.</i><p>From testosterone boosters to horny goat weed, supplements that promise to build muscle are a big …

Do Testosterone Supplements Work? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from</i> <i>Kamal Patel, MPH</i><p>Yesterday, we talked about muscle-building supplements. And while that’s a big market full of …

10 Cheap Date Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Bonus #11: Impromptu living room dance party.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber of Dappered.com.</i><p>“’Cause I don’t care too… much for …

How to Match a Tie, Shirt, and Suit [VIDEO] | The Art of Manliness

<i>This video is brought to you by Combatant Gentleman. Combatant Gentlemen offers high-quality men’s essentials at prices any guy can afford.</i><p>Enter …

How to Accept a Compliment With Class | The Art of Manliness

You hand someone a gift and they eagerly tear off the wrapping paper and lift the lid on the box. But as they pick up and examine the present tucked …

Essential Jeremiads: 16 Cultural Critiques Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

Today we laid out an argument for why it’s vital for every man to regularly engage with hard-hitting jeremiads — a form of rhetoric that laments …

15 Constellations Every Man Should Know (And How to Find Them) | The Art of Manliness

“Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,<br>Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.”<br>― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,</i> …

Best Movies to Watch: 100 Must See Movies | The Art of Manliness

For whatever reason (most likely the fact that viewing is easier than reading), films don’t seem to get the same kind of cultural respect as books …

Reasons Why ADHD is Becoming More Common | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Attention hyperactivity deficit disorder, or ADHD, is a common diagnosis among elementary school children based on behaviors that include an …

Grow your mind: 5 daily easy exercises

The Mind is where human being life started from. The reason is because, all of our actions are determined by the nature of the thoughts we hold in …

8 Ways Modern Life is Busting Your Brain | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Most people accept as fact that if you live long enough your brain will simply wear out. Like an old car that ends up on the scrap heap.<p>But this is …

4 Reasons Why Being Comfortable Isn’t a Good Thing | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>We should all be comfortable, shouldn’t we?</i><p>Well the answer may be obvious to most; yes of course everyone should have the right to a comfortable …

10 Cliche Truths About Life People Forget | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

For the life of me, I always find myself realizing that the answer to a certain situation is usually “right under my nose” all along.<p>I’m sure you’ve …

5 Ways to Create A Stronger Self

I loathed myself.<p>I am a wimp. Or at least I have been one. My wimp-like behavior crossed many situations in my life. From talking to a crowd to …

The 6 Kinds of Difficult Friends and How To Deal With Them | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I always had difficult friends. And that’s not to say they only came during my angst-filled teenage years of rebellion.<p>I had to deal with angry …

5 Effective Time Hacks To Stop Procrastination Fast | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”<p>~ Jim Rohn<p>The passage of time is an infrequently used, but …

5 Reason Why Having Less Gives You Freedom

I am 39 years of age. If you looked at my life, you’d probably say I don’t have much. In the material sense of the word, you’d be right. You’d no …

When Doubt Gets In The Way Of Productivity (And How To Overcome It) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Every time you try to work on your new project, or towards your new goal, you find yourself stalling. At first you think it’s just been a while. That …

Procrastination

5 Life-Changing Decisions You Can Make Today | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you ready?<p>Are you ready to jump out of the same dull routines and move forward?<p>If so, consider this as your starting pistol. Because before …

Self-improvement

6 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Everyday

Life gets busy, because of it, we forget about what matters most.<p>Committing to a journey of intentional self growth starts with slowing down. It’s …

13 Signs You're Allowed To Be Happy Right Now | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

To many, happiness seems to be very elusive. They want it so badly that they do what it takes to chase it.<p>And that’s the problem: Chasing …

Happiness

4 Ways to Boost Your Confidence and Create Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Each us deserves to be comfortable in our own skin and have the confidence to pursue our dreams. Confidence does not mean seeing yourself as …

8 Little Known Factors Damaging Your Success Right Now

Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest impact in our lives. In this post I want to dissect some of the ‘little’ factors that may be …

Motivation

5-Step Process for Dealing with Negative Thoughts | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Like most aspiring NBA basketball players, I had an ear for doubters. When I heard anything indirectly or directly regarding the low probability of …

15 Ways To Level Up in this Game Called Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is game. And like in video games, you can level up.<p>It’s kind of similar no?<p>In games, you gain experience points by killing monsters, traversing …