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Here’s What Happened When I Gave Up Following The News For A Week

“Being informed” and being a news junkie are two very different things.<p>Raise your hand if you are sick of all the election coverage. Or constantly hearing about potential terror threats, the latest e.coli outbreak at that chain restaurant, or even Kim Kardashian. Chances are, your hand is up. Yet …

Why Your Kids Needs Their Grandparents | The Art of Manliness

This year, both Kate and I lost our last, and most beloved grandparents — Kate, a grandmother who she adored, and me, a grandfather who I deeply …

Are People Really More Busy? The Rise of Shadow Work | The Art of Manliness

Meet Bill, an average American.<p>The first thing Bill does when he rolls out of bed in the morning is look at his phone. He checks for new texts and …

Productivity

The Importance of Grit and Perseverance in Your Health, Work, and Life

Have you ever wondered what makes someone a good athlete? Or a good leader? Or a good parent? Why do some people accomplish their goals while others …

9 Foundational Habits Young Men Should Start Now to Raise Themselves Right | The Art of Manliness

Awhile back I was driving through the place where I grew up – Edmond, Oklahoma – and happened to pass by my old high school. This wasn’t an unusual …

How to Become an Early Riser and the Benefits of Early Rising | The Art of Manliness

<i>Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. – Benjamin Franklin</i><p>As a boy, waking up early was something I associated with …

Habit Creep: The Gradual and Reasonable Way to Improve Yourself

There is a common phenomenon in the world of personal finance called “lifestyle creep.” It describes our tendency to buy bigger, better, and nicer …

Self-improvement

Friendship by Arthur Christopher Benson | The Art of Manliness

Some philosophers have devoted time and thought to tracing backwards all our emotions to their primal origin; and it is undoubtedly true that in the …

Relationships

How We Trick Our Brains Into Feeling Productive

According to experts, not all procrastination distractions are created equal.<p>I’d been working from home last week when I found myself furiously scrubbing the grout between the kitchen tiles in the middle of the day.<p>I had a deadline and didn’t feel up for tackling the task. Somewhere along the line, …

Greece is the top European destination for 2014, Lonely Planet says

If you're European dreaming this summer, think Greece. That's the word from Lonely Planet editors who have compiled a list of the best places to visit in Europe this year.<p>Lonely Planet's Best in Europe 2014 chose Greece because of its "luxury experiences at affordable prices," a company statement …

European Travel

How the "Fast Web" Is Impairing How You Think

Before you realize, habits form. How much thought do you put into your daily routine, and how much of your routine is formed as a response to outer …

How to Plan and Lead a Weekly Family Meeting | Creating Family Culture | The Art of Manliness

Does your family life seem chaotic?<p>Are you worried that your children aren’t learning and incorporating the values that are important to you and your …

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

HOUSE OF THE DAY: A Real Estate Tycoon Is Selling His Insane Hamptons Home For $58.5 Million

The eight-bedroom home in Water Mill was first listed for the same price back in 2010, The New York Post reported. Borrok originally bought the property in 2003 for $3.6 million.<p>The estate, which is currently listed with Douglas Elliman, has a tennis court, Jacuzzi, infinity pool, eight fireplaces, …

Real Estate

Are You a Sheep or Sheepdog? Part I | The Art of Manliness

Last December, 58-year-old Ki Suk Han was pushed onto the subway tracks in New York City. Even though 60-90 seconds passed before an oncoming train …

Dogs

The Advanced No-Gym Bodyweight Workout [INFOGRAPHIC]

Think bodyweight training can’t get intense? Our favorite no-equipment moves are getting a whole lot more kick-ass — from head to toe. Designed by …

Bodyweight Exercise

How to Communicate Your Needs in a Relationship | The Art of Manliness

As we’ve discussed before, many men these days have trouble being assertive. One of the things these “Nice Guys” struggle with is communicating their …

Self-improvement