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6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com</i>.<p>“Living in the open in this way, and making friends of the …

43 Books About War Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ryan Holiday</i>.<p>War is unquestionably mankind at his worst. Yet, paradoxically, it is in war that men — …

The Essential Qualities of Leadership | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from FM 21-20, an Army field manual from 1946 that outlines the physical training program used by GIs</i> …

Self-improvement

How a Car Engine Works | The Art of Manliness

I’ve never been a car guy. I just didn’t have any interest in tooling around under the hood to figure out how my car works. Except for replacing my …

How to Entertain a Toddler Without a Smartphone | The Art of Manliness

You’re in a public place — say a restaurant or a doctor’s waiting room — and it’s taking longer to get your food or have your name called than you …

Parenting

Conversation Etiquette: 5 Dos and Don'ts | The Art of Manliness

I think we’ve all encountered men who have a knack for good conversation. They can talk to anybody about anything in a laid-back, casual manner that …

Essential Etiquette for Young Men | The Art of Manliness

“In whatever society, or in whatever part of the world, a gentleman may happen to be, he always complies externally with the spirit and usages of the …

3 Single-Movement Mind F*cks | Men's Health

My first SMMF was on New Year’s Day of 2009. I was visiting family in Canada. All of the gyms were closed and my mom had no fitness equipment in the house. (For 3 intense workouts that require zero equipment, check out <i>Bodyweight Cardio Burners</i>.)<p>So I went into the laundry room, which was the only …

How to Make a 3-in-1 Plyometric Box | The Art of Manliness

I’m a big fan of plyometric exercises. They’re designed to increase speed, power, and explosiveness and are a great supplement to your regular …

Woodworking

Barbell Buying Guide | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jerred Moon.</i><p><i>“How on earth can you break a barbell?”</i><p>That was the question I was asking myself standing in my …

Classic Cars

10 Overlooked Truths About Action | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Kyle Eschenroeder.</i><p>“This is a holy moment. A sacramental moment. A moment in which a man feels the gods as …

Why There Are No Right or Wrong Career Moves

I frequently encounter people struggling with a career decision they believe they have to get “right” or disaster is surely imminent. “<i>What if I take</i> …

Employment

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

Print Media

10 Things Every Lifter Should Try

Here's what you need to know...<p>Compete in anything and train with professionals for increased growth and training discipline.<br>• Master resistance …

How to Answer Difficult Questions | The Art of Manliness

<i>“Why didn’t Acme Co. accept our offer?”</i><p><i>“Why should I hire you over somebody else?”</i><p><i>“Where do you see this relationship going?”</i><p><i>“Where do babies come</i> …

UFOs

Want People To Accept Your LinkedIn Requests? Use These 10 Templates

This morning, when I logged into LinkedIn, I had nine connection requests waiting for me. Some were from recruiters, some were from total strangers, some were from fellow writers, and some were from old classmates—but they all said the exact same thing:<p>“I’d like to add you to my professional …

Employment

40 Financial Rules For 40 Year-Olds

Every decade of life has its financial challenges and opportunities.<p>In your 20s, you feel invincible.<p>Your 30s brings on a whole new set of responsibilities including career and family.<p>However, your 40s are especially important because you are closing in on retirement.<p>Making a huge money mistake in …

Personal Finance

The Definitive Guide to Winning an Argument

Winning isn’t everything, but it sure is nice. When you don’t see eye to eye with someone, here are the best tricks for winning that …

Ugly Mail Identifies Emails that Track You

Chrome: It's possible for people to track whether you've seen an email using tracking pixels, and if that idea makes you cringe a bit, Ugly Mail …

Why You Can't Fake Your Feelings

I was once asked by the Senior Vice President of Human Resources to work with a leader whose micro-management was limiting her team’s effectiveness. When I met with the client, (let’s call her Judith), she was effusive with her praise – going on and on about how much she had heard about me and how …

Body Language

Why You Should Train on the Floor

<b>1. It elevates your heart rate.</b> <br>Any time you go from the floor to a standing position and back down again, you’ll get your heart pumping.<p>That’s why I add something as simple as a set of bird dogs in between my upper-body exercises. Or I combine pushups with kettlebell swings. The swings raise my …

How To Write Your First Pain Letter

A Pain Letter is a new-millennium alternative to a cover letter. It’s a letter. It has black or blue ink on a white page, but that’s about all that a Pain Letter has in common with a cover letter.<p>When you send a cover letter with a resume into some kind of faceless Black Hole recruiting pit, you …

Employment

3 Ways To Raise $$$ If You Don’t Know Mark Cuban | Inc.com

So here's the scenario: You've got a great idea--like, a really good idea. You're passionate about it and ready to jump into the world of entrepreneurship like a boss, except one little thing seems to be standing in the way...<p>Money.<p>You need some green to fund your start-up, but unfortunately Mark …

Entrepreneurship

Starting a Business in Your 40s Makes More Sense Than You Think | Inc.com

You might see them featured on the covers of business magazines or in cutting-edge blogs. They might drive cooler cars or own larger businesses, and they might be 20 years younger than you. So what?<p>If you're in your 40s, there's no better time to follow your entrepreneurial dreams. Just because you …

Entrepreneurship

Squat the Fat Off

Here's what you need to know...<p>Finishers build muscle, test work capacity, shred fat, and build mental toughness.<br>• These challenges are all based on …

Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job

You’ve finally figured out what you want to do with your life — start a company, launch a website, design an app, or found a nonprofit. The only problem is that you can’t afford to quit your job (and lose your benefits) in order to pursue it fulltime. So, where should you start? What’s the best way …

Guitar Lessons

A critical flaw in NetGear routers exposes them to cyber attacks

The security Expert Peter Adkins discovered a serious Information disclosure vulnerability that affects several Netgear wireless routers.<p>The …

Intelligent Cybersecurity

I recently received notice from my bank that they were changing my bank card number — again — due to suspicious activity on my account. This is the third such notification received in the past twelve months! Although it is an annoyance and a bit inconvenient, I do appreciate the bank’s attempt to …

Perfect Body Fat Percentage

Here's what you need to know...<p>There are four things you need to consider when you're trying to build muscle: hormones, psychology, health, and …

How a Ghostwriter Can Breathe Life Into Your Startup's Content Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business from the ground up involves a huge time commitment. Startups face a tough marketing environment, since most need to have a large impact with a small budget.<p>It’s admirable to want to take the helm and work around the …

Marketing