Nathaniel Maldonado

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5 Scientific Discoveries Based On Weird Baby Experiments

Babies can be mysterious creatures -- what exactly is going on in that little noggin? Fortunately, over the years, scientists have developed some creative ways to find out what makes babies tick. Here are some of the weirdest (but not cruel -- no abandonment here!) ways that research has probed …

Pregnancy

New Dad Survival Guide: The Skillset You Need to be Successful | The Art of Manliness

When my daughter Scout recently passed the 3-months-old mark, I found myself reflecting on how smoothly adding her into the family has gone. Every …

Second Code Uncovered Inside the DNA

Scientists have marveled at the ingenuity of the DNA code since it was first deciphered in the early sixties, but now it appears that there is much …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Sleep: the secrets of getting a good night's rest

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How to Choose the Perfect Survival Knife: 6 Features to Look For | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p>I don’t remember my first kiss or even who it was with. I can barely …

Art of Manliness Holiday Gift Guide 2013 | The Art of Manliness

The holiday season is officially upon us and that means it’s time for our annual Art of Manliness holiday gift guide. When we make our gift guides, …

Raspberry Pi hack creates a smart TV from a not-so-bright set

Many of us only wish we could upgrade our less-than-smart TVs. Carnivore at <i>DroidBuild</i>, however, has taken matters into his own hands -- he recently finished installing a Raspberry Pi-based media center into his own 40-inch Hisense screen. The hack replaces the TV's built-in speaker with a Raspbmc …

How to Drive a Stick Shift | The Art of Manliness

I can still remember the day I learned how to drive a stick shift. My dad and I were looking for a car for my sixteenth birthday. I had my eye on a …

Want to Start a Business? Consider These 5 Invaluable Lessons Before Diving In | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Justin Spring.</i><p>On Friday nights, most testosterone-driven high school guys head out to the football field to …

6 Ways To Make Brand Sustainability Resonate With Consumers

By Christine Arena4 minute Read<p>Climate change. Resource scarcity. Pollution. Human rights. These are some of the most pressing issues facing business …

Sustainability

3 Creative Lessons From The Amateurs, Rebels, And Dreamers Of Outsider Subcultures

Though Quart shows the downsides to fringe movements like “Mad Pride” (the unmedicated mentally ill can sometimes cause harm to themselves or …

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

10 Tips for Effective Brand Marketing

No matter what you sell – apples, office furniture, or airplane engines – it’s a good idea to regularly check to see if your marketing campaigns are …

Improve Concentration: 12 Exercises to Improve Your Concentration | The Art of Manliness

<i>Does your mind flit from one thing to another? Do you have trouble focusing on something for more than a few minutes? Do you consequently have a</i> …

Pig Candy

Posted by Josh<p>There are few pleasures in life quite like <b>pig candy</b>. This sugar coated treat hits so many culinary high marks it's insane—smokey, …

11 All-Natural, Instant Energy Boosters

Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

This isn't a painting. It's not from a movie. It's not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the air.<p>This doesn't always happen. "The …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

By Charles Day9 minute Read<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are …

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

Passion Vs. Willingness: Leadership Principles from Band of Brothers | The Art of Manliness

<b>“Do what you love, and love what you do.”</b><p>How many times have you heard that — or a variation of it?<p>The principle abounds in leadership teaching. To …

Moore & Giles Black Walnut Furniture

For more than 80 years, Virginia-based Moore & Giles have designed some of the best natural leather products. With that same handcrafted attention to detail, they have just launched a Black Walnut furniture collection. This limited production run carries many of the same beautiful attributes as …

Furniture

The hallucinatory track that is “Mind Mischief” by Tame Impala - The Fox Is Black

To end out the day I was trying to think of a really psychedelic but contemporary song that would sum up the weirdness of the posts today. The first …

Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?<p>They all were proficient in Latin.<p>From the …

How To Make a Knife From an Old Saw Blade | The Art of Manliness

Making a knife is a satisfying project on a number of levels. You’re creating a fundamental tool — one of the first tools ever made — and every time …

10 Song of the Summer Contenders From Daft Punk to Ciara (VIDEO)

At summer’s midway point, Kevin Fallon ranks this year’s contenders for the season’s biggest song.<p>Each year artists hustle to deliver the song of the …

Can a human being live longer than 120 years?

A human cell can divide roughly 50 times before it dies out. It's called the Hayflick limit, and it's become a real headache for the anti-aging science. As long as the limit holds, it suggests a maximum human lifespan of 120 years — but a new crop of research suggests the limit may not be as hard …

Loop Tea Strainer | By Kinto

The Loop Tea Strainer is a multiple award winning design by Kinto, it revisits the traditional strainer and has a contemporary flair to it. The …

Wine Cell Bottle Holder

Wine Cell by Danish design studio Fiduz, is a completely new and innovative way to store your wine bottles on a wall. You can place wine bottles …