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How to Enter a Room with Confidence and Authority | The Art of Manliness

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” –Will Rogers<p>Charlie Dresow knew when he entered the courtroom that every eyeball would be …

How to Communicate With Your Spouse | The Art of Manliness

Loving relationships are the most important factor in a man’s happiness, success, and ability to live a fully flourishing life.<p>And one of the most …

19 Ways Rich People Think Differently Than You

Rich people believe poverty is the root of all evil<p>... while average people think MONEY is the root of all evil.<p>According to Siebold, there's a …

Self-improvement

Design & Development News | The Next Web

Imagine you are trying to buy something online -- plane tickets, an app subscription, a pair of sneakers. If you are an English speaker with an email address ending in .com, .org, .edu or .net, that process probably goes pretty smoothly for you. But if your email address ends ...<p>To the layman UX …

William McRaven Texas Commencement | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following commencement address was given last week to the graduates of the University of Texas by Naval Admiral William H.</i> …

5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower

We all spend three to four hours each day resisting desire. So what do people with remarkable willpower do differently?<p>Willpower is <i>not</i> something you either have or you don't.<p>Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Some people may be better at resisting temptation than you. But …

What 12 Super-Successful People Wish They Knew At 22

Maybe you wish you could rewrite your past. Or perhaps you're content with the decisions you made at that time in your life. Either way, there are probably a few things you wish you knew then that you know now.<p>That's exactly what LinkedIn asked its network of top minds across all fields to write …

Thought Leadership

How to Feel Like a Man | The Art of Manliness

Since starting The Art of Manliness nearly five years ago, I’ve interacted with thousands of men from all over the world. One thing that I’ve learned …

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 …

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 …

Nadella's Bid To Fix Microsoft: What Ballmer Didn't Dare

When Satya Nadella settled into the U.S. at age 20, he had a problem. The Indian emigre wanted a master’s in computer science as fast as possible, so he could dash into America’s booming tech sector. But cash was tight and his undergraduate preparation, back in Mangalore, was patchy. In 1988 …

Twilight Zone: Lessons From "A Nice Place to Visit" | The Art of Manliness

I’m a big fan of the classic 1960s-era television show, <i>The Twilight Zone</i>. Even when you can see the episodes’ famous twists coming a mile away, …

How to Make Friends in a New City | The Art of Manliness

Every year, roughly 15% of the population of America relocates. If we expand that to a five-year period, that number balloons to 40%. Most moves are …

11 Alternatives to the Traditional 4-Year College | The Art of Manliness

So far in this series on whether or not college is truly for everyone, we’ve covered both the history of higher ed, and the pros and cons of …

Where Does Manhood Come From? | The Art of Manliness

Where does manhood come from?<p>Is it innate or culturally constructed?<p>Why has an emphasis on manhood receded in the modern day?<p>Throughout this series, …

Why Are We So Conflicted About Manhood in the Modern Age? | The Art of Manliness

In the last post, we explored the origins of manhood – how it consists of an energy born of the innate biological and psychological characteristics …

4 Marine Corps Leadership Lessons | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Clement.</i><p>I did two deployments to Afghanistan as a US Marine Corps logistics officer, and led hundreds …

Save Money and Shop Smart: Know the Style Pyramid | The Art of Manliness

Let’s just be honest: style, for men, is a hard thing to grasp. It’s especially hard when buying new clothes. We always forget our sizes, we don’t …

Solvitur Ambulando: It Is Solved By Walking | The Art of Manliness

“It is the best of humanity, I think, that goes out to walk. In happy hours all affairs may be wisely postponed for this. Dr. Johnson said, ‘Few men …

80 Frugal Tips to Save Money | The Art of Manliness

The manliness of frugality cannot be overstated. Frugality cultivates the manly qualities of independence, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, …

Conversational Narcissism: How to Avoid It | The Art of Manliness

Last month I met up with an old friend I hadn’t seen in forever to have lunch. Having both read and written about how to be an effective and …

How to Find the Opportunity Inside the Obstacle | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from</i> The Obstacle Is the Way <i>by Ryan Holiday.</i><p>“A good person dyes events with his own color . . . and turns whatever …

How to Perform a Muscle-Up: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

During this Rings 101 week, we’ve covered the basics of equipment, how to grip the rings, and a beginner’s workout to get you started with using the …

How and When to Tuck in Your Shirt | The Art of Manliness

<i>Why talk about something so basic?</i><p><i>Is there really a need to teach men something most of us have been doing since we were 5?</i><p>Well, yes actually.<p>Just …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

Office, iWork, Drive, and OpenOffice: Which office apps are right for you?

<b>Editor's note, May 12, 2014:</b> <i>This post was updated to include details about Google's new Drive apps for Android and iOS.</i><p>Now that Microsoft Office is available on the iPad, we all have yet another option to write, create spreadsheets, and build presentations on the go. We're taking this opportunity …

Attention, Please! What Every Man Ought to Know About Focus | The Art of Manliness

“Pay attention!”<p>“If you just focused more, you’d be more successful!”<p>We’ve all probably heard these kinds of admonishments from a teacher or a …

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> …