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How to Rip a DVD to Your Computer

Say you have a movie on DVD, but you want to watch it on your phone, tablet, somewhere else. You can “rip” that DVD—or turn it into a movie file on …

Operating Systems

Cocktail Recipe: Cucumber, Ginger & Prosecco Sangria

Farmers markets offer so much more than just fresh fruits and veggies. These days you can find everything from local cheeses to honey, and this …

Prosecco

Use This 14-Day Plan to Overhaul Your Entire Financial Life

The first step is always the hardest. That applies to overhauling your financial life just as much as walking. This plan breaks down how to get a …

The 36 Best Books All Men Should Read | The Art of Manliness

If there is one thing the great men of history have in common it’s this: books. They read, <i>a lot</i>. Theodore Roosevelt carried a dozen books with him on …

Embracing Adventure Close to Home | The Art of Manliness

Image from Alastair Humphreys<p>“[Adventure] is a state of mind, a spirit of trying something new and leaving your comfort zone. Adventure is about …

Hiking

The Wedding Registry Gifts We Still Use 10 Years Later (and the Ones We Don't)

(Image credit: Ed Anderson, used with permission)<p>When my husband and I got married, we set up a gift registry, as people do, and filled it with …

Knives

Ask an Expert: All About Investing and Expanding Your Portfolio

Whether you’ve just started investing or you’re looking to expand your portfolio, there are a wide variety of online tools available to budding …

Investing

Finance Goals For Your 20s | The Art of Manliness

You’ll sometimes hear these days that 30 is the new 20, and the importance of moving towards career, relationship, and finance goals in your twenties …

Personal Finance

24 Fiction Books That Can Change Your Life

“Just because I work for a big corporation doesn’t mean I don’t like fiction books. In fact, fiction books is one of my favorite kinds of …

12 Great Books (And The Perfect Kind Of Mood To Read Them In)

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. –Paul Sweeney<p><i>What’s the last book that</i> …

How to Manage Depression | The Art of Manliness

Everyone loves a good, clear, easily grasped narrative. “X leads to Y.” “A causes B.”<p>But as we’ve seen over the course of this series, the nature of …

Eric Greitens

How and Why to Become a Lifelong Learner | The Art of Manliness

For the first twenty-two years or so of our lives, our main “job” is learning. The bulk of our time is spent in classrooms acquiring new knowledge. …

Index Funds For Beginners: How to Get Started with Investing | The Art of Manliness

“I have no idea what I’m doing.”<p>I don’t know about you, but despite my repeated attempts to fully understand and grasp how investing in the stock …

How to Drink Without Messing Up Your Weight Loss

Alcohol isn't commonly thought to be a "healthy" part of a weight loss program, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a drink or two without screwing …

Nutrition

Fresh New Ways to Use Engineering Photo Prints

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)<p>Black and white engineering prints, which can be had for cheap at your local office supply store or copy shop, are a …

Engineering

7 Short and Gorgeous Books To Read On Your Daily Commute

The best way to get your brain moving on your morning commute is to read. (It’s also a nice way to wind down on your way home.) <b></b><p>But it’s hard to get …

How to Make a Drinking Glass From a Bottle | The Art of Manliness

I’ve often admired the artwork on beer bottles, liquor bottles, even craft soda bottles. And I’ve often wondered how to capture some of this artwork …

How to Build an Easy, Beginner “Set and Forget” Investment Portfolio

Many people don’t invest because it seems overly complicated. But if you want to build wealth, investing now is the easiest way to do so—and <i>anyone</i> …

How to Build Your Net Worth | The Art of Manliness

Do you feel like you’re not getting ahead with your finances? That no matter how hard you work or how much extra money you earn, you’re still in the …

Personal Finance

Epcot Bar Crawl: Your Game Plan for Drinking in 11 Fake Countries

When your parents take you to Disney World as a 20-something, you have to justify things. For instance, why would I spend a day in relatively close …

Disney World

Five Best Personal Finance Books

Money advice is easy to find, but good money advice—advice you can use and take to heart—is trickier. Sure, budgeting and managing money seems easy, …

Personal Finance

16 Books Every Sports Lover Should Read

Playing sports — almost as fun as reading about them.

5 Incredible Books That Will Have You Reading Again

Chances are if you’re reading this, then you’re not in middle school anymore. If you are, then stop reading right now because you must preserve your …

7 Books That Will Change The Way You See Everything

I’m not quite sure why this is, but lately a lot of people have been asking about what books I’m reading. Like, enough to warrant me writing this …

5 Introspective Books On Life, Love, And Finding Your Way That Every Old Soul Should Read

1. Become What You Are – Alan Watts<p>“Detachment means to have neither regrets for the past nor fears for the future; to let life takes its course …

Best Places to Shop For Affordable Art: IXXI, Snapbox, LIFE & Four More

I was reminded yesterday of how cool IXXI wall graphics are when I walked into a friend's home and saw them covering the walls in a number of rooms. …

Wall Art

10 Bourbons You Can Afford to Drink Every. Single. Day.

If you could afford to drink very good bourbon every day, your life would be as amazing as Leonardo DiCaprio's, except instead of cruising around on …

Track Down

22 Time-Saving Life Hacks You Need To Start Using Daily

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are the best day-to-day time-saving hacks? Here is one of the best answers that’s been pulled from the</i> …

The Best Craft Breweries in America From A to Z

There are around 2,400 craft breweries in this magnificent country, and we love each & every one of 'em. But in the spirit of scholarship, …

I Finally Accepted That I’m Never Going To Be A Gym Person, Here’s How I Stay In Shape Instead

I haaaaaaate the gym. I practically break out in hives I hate it so much. I’ve come to accept the fact that I am just not a gym person – which is …