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How to Say No | The Art of Manliness

We’ve talked a lot about the Nice Guy Syndrome here on AoM. You know the guy. Big time people pleaser, always puts others before himself, lets people …

Self-help

The Essentials: Best free Windows apps for students

Getting ready to go back to school is like getting ready to go to work: you're either excited and ready to rock or you couldn't give a rat's bottom about another year of eight-hour days, full of books, energy drinks, projects, and assignments.<p>Whether you're in high school or college, it's good to …

A Fast Food Chain’s Quest To Turn Gardening Into Good Business

McDonald’s, take note: A regional fast food chain called B.Good is showing how onsite gardening can make sense for quick-serve restaurants.<p>Every morning at work, Wanderley Nunes dos Santos, general manager of a fast food burger joint in the Boston suburbs, has the unusual task of heading out back …

Sustainability

This Is What It Looks Like When 3-D Printers Go Rogue

We often highlight the innovative and unprecedented accomplishments that artists, inventors, researchers and designers have made using 3-D printing. But a recently discovered Flickr group is drawing attention to some of the more accidental epic fails created through the technology.<p>The Art of 3-D …

3D Printing

How to Make Small Talk | The Art of Manliness

Are you already kind of dreading meeting your freshman dorm roommate for the first time, wondering what you’re going to say?<p>When you spot an …

1980 Honda CX500 custom

The Honda CX500 is a stern test of any builder’s skills: although it’s cheap and readily available, it’s not an attractive starting point. But Santa Cruz-based Noah Blum took this as a challenge, and he’s scored a convincing win. His CX500 is one of the classiest garage builds we’ve ever seen.<p>“I …

Motorcycles

Don’t Love Your Job? Teach Yourself A New One

This is the story of how one woman became a designer without going to design school. Karen Cheng’s experience offers valuable insights for anyone itching to do something different.<p>I got my job as a designer without going to design school.<p>I wanted to change careers and become a designer, but I …

How Many Of Those New Amazon Shows Will Fail? This Company Promises A Scientific Answer

It may not be hard science, but New Media Metrics offers data-based predictions on which shows will succeed and which brands should go along for the ride.<p>Think you can’t predict the future? Amazon just announced the launch of 14 new original show pilots. Of the eight adult comedies (the others are …

Bristol Palin

Deck Bluetooth speaker by SOL Republic and Motorola offers 300-foot range, fits in a pocket

Remember that SOL Republic Bluetooth speaker that made a sneak appearance at Verizon's Droid event? Well, it's actually official now and the company wants to ensure its first foray into audio outside headphones is a success. Dubbed the Deck, the speaker is the result of a team-up between SOL and …

Hidden Underwater River Flows Along Mexico’s Ocean Floor

If you've been waiting for inspiration to strike before you take those scuba diving lessons, here's something for you. In Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, visit Cenote Angelita (“Little Angel”) and then get ready to experience a dive unlike any other. Just a ten to fifteen minute drive south of Tulum …

Ford engineer builds vibrating shift knob using 3D printer and an Xbox 360 controller (video)

You're not going to find it in the next car you drive off the lot, but a Ford engineer has developed a fairly novel approach to making a manual transmission a bit easier to adjust to: a vibrating shifter knob. As he explains in the video after the break, Zach Nelson first turned to an Xbox 360 …

Best Screen Protectors for the Samsung Galaxy S4 (video)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 costs a pretty penny, especially when you purchase it outright. On Amazon, it can be found unlocked for anywhere between $619USD and $700USD. That’s a lot of money to lose if you drop your new device and shatter or badly scratch the display, and that’s why you should always …

Operating Systems

MAKE Presents: The Capacitor

Once again Collin Cunningham comes through! This time he provides an elegant description of capacitors, including early capacitors called Leyden jars.<p>Simple yet effective, they come in a dizzying array of forms and materials. Vital to so many circuits for storage, timing, and filtration – the …

Have You Rewarded Your Fans Today? The Alarmingly High Cost Of Bad Customer Service

Some new stats are ugly: Nearly 70% of defecting customers would’ve stayed if a problem had been resolved with one call, instead of requiring multiple interactions. Here’s Salesforce exec Peter Coffee on how to please the people you need most, and save your bottom line.<p>Customer churn is a headwind …

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 …

Seven Line Studies and Six Finished Studies of Eyes Height (cm):14.20 Length (cm):21.10 Subject:Abstract Art Movement: Baroque Created by: Jusepe de Ribera Current Location: London, United Kingdom

Breathtaking Aqua Lagoons Amid Brazil Sand Dunes

What a surreal sight! If you ever travel to Brazil make sure to visit Lenis Maranhenses National Park, especially between the months of January and May. The rainy season, it's during that time that Brazil's white sand dunes, which are spread across 570-square-miles, transform into an amazing …

Amazing

Exquisite Illustrations by Martin Ansin

Time for more great illustrations here at Abduzeedo! This time, we're featuring Martin Ansin, an artist who has done some super great pieces for …

The Perfect Pull-Up Fitness Guide | The Art of Manliness

I’m still haunted by my 6th grade gym class. At the beginning of the semester, all the students took part in a physical fitness test. Part of the …

Bodyweight Exercise

How Instagram Almost Ruined My Life

Insecurity, FOMO, and the other unfiltered harms that everyone’s favorite photo app can do to you.<p>In 2013, the phrase “you have no filter” no longer means you’re not invited to dinner parties. It just means you don’t have Instagram, an app that turns its users into monsters. Don’t get me wrong–the …