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12 Money Hacks You Must Learn Now Or Regret It In 20 Years

If you’re a young professional, the lifestyle of your 40s will be dictated by your choices in the coming years, and even in the coming months. They …

Gray Bedroom Ideas That Are Anything but Dull Photos

A bedroom should be a relaxing retreat, so it’s no wonder that neutrals are often the go-to palette. While white and cream have been favorites for years, more and more designers are turning to gray to give their clients’ bedrooms a polished and Zen feel. The versatile shade pairs with every style …

A Small Apartment Turned Luxury Retreat

The owners of this New York City <i>pied a terre</i> requested that their two-bedroom apartment be a true respite from the hustle and bustle of Midtown. They wanted their home to be a place where they could recharge after the long work day. Décor Aid designers worked with a cool gray palette to make the …

Build a Portable Outdoor Kitchen

This DIY portable outdoor kitchen will make cooking outdoors even more fun. Although it’s not cheap to make, it doesn’t cost thousands of dollars …

7 Essential Trips Every Man Should Take Before He Dies

Three weeks after my arrival in Africa, I climbed to the edge of a volcano that had just erupted near the Congo-Rwanda border, and urinated into a lava flow. Turns out, it was kind of like pissing into the wind. The yellow stream instantly vaporized and covered me in a pee soup fog.<p>My companions …

Talk Your Way Out of Any Awkward Situation

Advice from Bob Odenkirk and Herman Melville on the proper witty rejoinders and retorts for any occasion<p>Abraham Lincoln once claimed that it's "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." But that's not always true. Sometimes the only way out of an …

Drink Like a Man

The Scots have been distilling whisky for, oh, a few centuries. Plenty of time to perfect the recipe. There are four different kinds: single malt, vatted or pure malt, single grain, and blended. Still with us? Great! Now we’re getting somewhere.<p><b>Single Malt Whisky</b><br>This is the original stuff: 100 …

How to Get Everything You Want... Without Trying

Medical science insists that the achievement of health and happiness is no accident. But what if it is?<p>Richard London, M.D., diagnosed himself instantly. After flipping over the handlebar of his mountain bike, he knew he had injured his cervical spine. He couldn't breathe or move any of his …

Immune System

Shapely Shelves: 7 DIY Projects for Shelves With Unique Shapes

(Image credit: Whimsy Darling)<p>Bored of the usual options for shelving in your home? Straight and level lines aren't your only choices when you need …

Small Spaces

100 Best Albums of the 2000s

100<p>All through the last decade, you'd find a lot of people insisting that the album was dead, a victim of the MP3, the iPod and a la carte …

Music

30 Things You Need To Know To Be Successful In Life | Inc.com

What does it take to be successful in life? There's no simple answer, but history has shown that there are practices that can maximize your chances of a productive, happy life.<p>Quora users discussed some lessons they've learned along the way in the thread, "What are the top 10 things we should be …

Self-improvement

TASCHEN Republish Hunter Thompson's "The Curse of Lono"

<i>The Curse of Lono</i>, regarded as Hunter Thompson and Ralph Steadman‘s most eccentric novel, is re-edited and republished by TASCHEN. This fiction tale …

“That ‘etc.’ summons all the disaffection and paranoia of any undergrad ever to loiter on the steps of some hallowed hall on some hallowed campus in some hallowed college town.” Dan Piepenbring on Robert Creeley’s poem “The Dishonest Mailmen”: http://tpr.ly/1o88q6e.

Upcycled Vintage Door Beverage Bar Station - Finding Home Farms

Today, I am sharing an upcycled vintage door beverage bar.<p>So the summer weather is winding down in our area here. The windows are open and the air is …

100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

Amazon is offering $5 off on print book purchases of $15 or more until 11:59 pm December 14, 2017. Use the promo code <b>BOOKGIFT17</b> at checkout to …

6 Body Language Signs That Will Get You What You Want

<b>Do: Hold Your Chin.</b><p>"It's something we see powerful people do—Hillary Clinton, Steve Jobs on the cover of his biography. It's a thinking pose, a …

10 Classic Books That Make You a Better Man

Fitzgerald is best known for his iconic work, <i>The Great Gatsby</i>, but Kirk Curnutt, a professor at Troy University, says this collection—specifically “Head and Shoulders,” “The Offshore Pirate,” and “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz”—contains some of the author’s best advice. “Fitzgerald has a whole …