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How to Effectively Manage Your Attention | The Art of Manliness

In our last post we provided a big picture overview of what attention is and how it works. We explored the fact that while many people only think of …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

How to Be Successful in Your Twenties | The Art of Manliness

<b>At age 20:</b> Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and cofounded Microsoft, and Sir Isaac Newton began developing a new branch of mathematics.<p><b>At age 21:</b> …

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The 15 most important exercises for men

1. Deadlift<p>Arguably the king of all exercises, the deadlift hits every major muscle group hard, and is perhaps the greatest test of strength there …

25 Winston Churchill Quotes That Will Fire You Up And Motivate You

In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity.<p>An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.<p>It is a good …

How To Get Rid of Your Excuses (Or, What are Your Excuses?)

I was too ugly to meet a beautiful woman. I didn’t have any money so couldn’t start a business. And even if I started one, I didn’t have an office, …

Are You Easily Distracted? This Video Might Fix That Forever

Chances are, if you’re spending 3 minutes watching this video, you need to learn what this video has to teach. Although, I could easily argue that …

Start a Meditation Practice for the New Year and Make It Stick

You've heard about the many benefits of meditation. Maybe you've even thought of trying it yourself, but you aren't quite sure where to begin. I'd like to offer some tips to get you started. I can't claim to be an expert, or a guru, just an average person whose life is enhanced by her meditation …

Why Your Jokes Fall Flat

Make better, funnier wisecracks with help from science<p>The equation is true: Tragedy + time = comedy. In order for something to be funny, it has to be perceived as controversial, but no longer threatening, finds a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder.<p>Humor researchers examined just how …

Is This The New Direction of Fitness?

Think of a high-powered collegiate football team hitting the gym and what comes to mind is probably a frenzy of massive weights, grunts, and sweaty …

Stanford University

Best Body Recomposition Workout

The best dynamic warmup for any workout

A dynamic warmup is a series of movements designed to increase body temperature, activate the nervous system, increase range of motion, and correct …

Workouts

VOWCH Has Your Recommendations

As the VOWCH app slogan says, "No two 'likes' are the same."<p>It's hard to state, in a vast media landscape, how to get a good recommendation. Tons of …

Power Pancakes (Paleo and Gluten Free)

The idea for a gluten-free, paleo-friendly pancake is out there in a million forms these days, and we've tried many of the recipes with varying …

The 45 Most Badass Lines Ever Uttered in Real Life

Science Tests the Effectiveness of the TRX

<b>There has been a lot of debate in the training world as to the value of stable versus unstable surface training.</b> In general, standing on an unstable …

19 Squat & Deadlift Variations

Here's what you need to know...<p>Variety is good for both strength and hypertrophy and it helps prevent overuse injuries.<br>• Every body is unique, and the …

Workouts

The Top Calorie Searches of 2013

Google reveals which calories people were counting the most this year<p>Quick: When was the last time you Googled "How many calories are in a [fill in the blank]"? Now think back to what you were searching for exactly. Google added a nutrition search tool earlier this year, and today, it announced …

Nutrition

4 Ways to Outsmart Your Stomach

New research says your gut has a circadian clock of its own—play to its strengths to keep weight off and stay energized all day long<p>Your stomach knows what time it is. That’s the new finding from Australian researchers, who discovered that your gut has its own circadian rhythm, much like the one …

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

Thieves in Mexico Just Stole Ingredients for a Radioactive Dirty Bomb

The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency has some bad news. It just announced that thieves in Mexico have stolen a truck carrying dangerous …

How to STOP Using Momentum When Strength Training

Everyone’s seen it: A gym-goer working hard to crush it but instead is standing in their own way. How? They’re using momentum to complete the reps …

Knot Standard Sells Tailored Suits and Menswear Online

Men typically don’t enjoy clothes shopping, and in particular the fitting element of that process — as a guy I’m qualified to speak on that: yet all men like to look good in nice clothes and sharp suits. That’s a conundrum that Knot Standard — a New York-Dubai based company — is aiming to fix… with …

Pogoplug packages Tor for the masses with the $49 Safeplug

Tor, the top privacy tool for online activists and miscreants alike, is about to jump into the mainstream.<p>Or at least that’s what Pogoplug thinks. The hardware company, better known for its cloud storage devices, has unveiled SafePlug, a $49 box that it hopes will make it easier for more people to …

50 Happiness Quotes to Change the Way You Think

<i>“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”<br>―Abraham Lincoln</i><p>It usually isn’t what you have, where you are, or what you’ve been …

Salmon Spaghetti with Plum Tomatoes and Avocado

I’m happy to report that Food Network’s Summer Fest is back! In the whirring speed of these summer weeks, I missed last week’s zucchini theme, …

27 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books for 2012

We’re all about running sneaks and foam rollers, but today it’s time to don those reading glasses and curl up on the couch. We’ve rounded up 27 …

Transformation Techniques III - Myths

Separating Fact From Fiction - 10 Fitness Myths That Prevent Transformations<p><b>We received some fantastic feedback following Jason's Gymchat (#207),</b> …

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and Your Training

If you've ever pushed your self working out (I'm hoping this is everyone reading this blog!) You've probably felt pain in your muscles afterward.<p>The …