Lorenzo E. Fränkel

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The 5 most bizarre porn films of the 1970s

From “Deep Throat” to “Debbie Does Dallas,” a look back at the silliest smut the industry’s golden age had to offer<p>Call us old-fashioned, but lately we miss the simpler times, when pornographic films involved actual cameras and not grainy, night-vision cell phone footage; when images of Japanese …

How to Enter a Room with Confidence

When you walk into a room, all eyes are on you. Whether it's for a job interview, a presentation, or something outside of work, people pay attention …

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

Warren Buffett’s Best Kept Secret to Success: The Art of Reading, Remembering, and Retaining More Books

“I just sit in my office and read all day.”<p>This is how Warren Buffett, one of the most successful people in the business world, describes his day. …

Hey Guys, No More White Lies

• shares<p><b>Chris Harris realizes that in refusing to discuss his feelings, he is lying to his partner and damaging their relationship. Now he’s ready to</b> …

Avocado Recipes That Go Way Beyond Guacamole

Photo credit: Foodie Crush, Adventures In Cooking, Cooking Classy<p>There's a reason people love avocados so much: it's their naturally rich and buttery flavor. All this flavor and creamy texture is thanks to avocado's high-but-good-for-you fat content, and we can't get enough of it (which is a …

How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently

<i>“In disputes upon moral or scientific points,”</i> Arthur Martine counseled in his magnificent 1866 guide to the art of conversation, <i>“let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never shall be at a loss in losing the argument, and gaining a new discovery.”</i> Of course, this …

The Coffee Lover's Guide to Tea

Coffee is great, but even die-hard coffee lovers might want to give tea a chance. The other beloved warm beverage, tea imparts to its drinkers some …

15 Food Reasons The Spanish Are Better At Life (PHOTOS)

Spain is so many things: sexy and sophisticated, cool and casual, lively and leisurely, and when it comes to food and drink, at once indulgent and minimalist. The Spanish people savor the right things -- high quality ingredients to be enjoyed amongst friends.<p>Where else in the world are you given …

Mahasi Sayadaw Instructions

Instructions to Insight meditation<p><i>Mahasi Sayadaw</i><p><i>(The following is a talk by the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita U Sobhana given to his</i> …

33 Books on How to Live: My Reading List for the Long Now Foundation’s Manual for Civilization

In a recent piece about the Manual for Civilization — the Long Now Foundation’s effort to assemble 3,500 books most essential for sustaining or rebuilding humanity, as part of their collaboratively curated library of 3,500 books for long-term thinking — I lamented the fact that Stewart Brand’s …

7 Addictions in Disguise

• shares<p><i>I never thought of myself as an addict before because I don’t have an unaccountable need for anything. Or so I thought…</i><p>—<p>Don’t like ads? Become …

What really happens in Schrödinger’s box? – Adrian Kent

In 1909, Ernest Rutherford, Hans Geiger and Ernest Marsden took a piece of radium and used it to fire charged particles at a sheet of gold foil. They …

Quantum Mechanics

How an Obsessive Drive for Perfection Led One Man to Inner Peace

<i></i><i>Daniel Parmeggiani shares how his neurosis for perfection led him to discover his true innocent nature.</i> —They say that it is darkest before dawn. I …

Positive Thinking

The Seven Deadly Sins of a Relationship

• shares<p><i>Leo Babauta is back. Here, the married writer/lifestyle guru gives advice on what not to do in a relationship.</i><p>Don’t like ads? Become a …

Is It Love or Love Addiction?

Shares 10K<p><i>Dr. Jed Diamond offers 21 ways to differentiate between love and love addiction.</i><p>—<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men …

Relationships

The Psychology of Trust in Work and Love

<i>“When you trust people to help you, they often do,”</i> Amanda Palmer asserted in her beautiful meditation on the art of asking without shame. But what does it really mean to “trust,” and perhaps more importantly, how can we live with the potential heartbreak that lurks in the gap between “often” and …

12 Stupid Things People Care Way Too Much About

Shares 54K<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free<p><b>Mark Manson explains how all these silly concerns are actually</b> …

Relationships

Presence vs. Performance in the Pursuit of Extraordinary Sex

• shares<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free<p><i>The obsession with male performance in the bedroom is a misguided</i> …

Climate Change Worse Than We Thought, Likely To Be 'Catastrophic Rather Than Simply Dangerous'

Climate change may be far worse than scientists thought, causing global temperatures to rise by at least 4 degrees Celsius by 2100, or about 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a new study.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature, takes a fresh look at clouds' effect on the planet, according to …

How to Have Flat Abs, Better Sex and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps

Shares 16K<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free<p><i>The covers of most men’s and women’s magazines have similar</i> …

Health Care

The Best Movies of 2013

The Atlantic's film critic picks the top titles—and doles out some less-conventional awards.<p>2013 was a tremendous year for film—the best, I think, since 2007 (<i>No Country</i>, <i>There Will Be Blood</i>, <i>Juno</i>, <i>Zodiac</i>, <i>Assassination of Jesse James</i>, etc.). The summer may have been a bummer, featuring such …

Why Men Can't Take Compliments

Being the arbiter of someone's attractiveness can be interpreted as an expression of masculinity that women are not traditionally expected to adopt.<p>Recently, a date said to me, "You haven’t given me any compliments yet. I've complimented you plenty of times."<p>It made me think about how rare it is …

The 11 Most Important Political Science Fiction Movies

Science fiction looks to the future — but it also reflects the time when it was created. And the best science fiction often holds up a distorting …

Science Fiction

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.<p>The chemical, that does not …

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals

Randy Schekman says his lab will no longer send papers to Nature, Cell and Science as they distort scientific process<p>Leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process and represent a "tyranny" that must be broken, according to a Nobel prize winner who has declared a boycott on the …

The Proper Use of Profanity

Shares 8K<p><i>A basic guide to the correct use of English profanity.</i><p>I’m going to warn everyone right now: the language in this post is going to be pretty …

Language