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Who Ruined the Humanities?

Of course it's important to read the great poets and novelists. But not in a university classroom, where literature has been turned into a bland, soulless competition for grades and status.<p>You've probably heard the baleful reports. The number of college students majoring in the humanities is …

Humanities

You Only Live Up to the Standards You Set

While I'm not one to advocate many personal development hacks, there is one "hack" that I think everyone should use: have high standards for …

How to Spread Laughter

1<p><b>Prepare yourself.</b> In order to help spread laughter, you should limber up your own sense of the funnies and help release the laughter. While it might …

How to Organize a Book Collection

Are you a book lover? Do you have more books than available bookcases? Do friends jokingly call you "Bookworm" or "Bibliophile"? It's great to have …

The Psychology of Language: Why Are Some Words More Persuasive Than Others?

<i>What's actually going on in the brain when it processes language? And if words affect the mind in different ways, are some more persuasive than</i> …

How to Write a Poem

Writing a poem is all about observing the world within or around you. A poem can be about anything, from love to loss to the rusty gate at the old …

10 Original Ways To Display Your Books

It's time to step away from the traditional bookshelf. We know you have lots of books and it's time you had the space to show all of them off. We've …

Who's That Girl?

Get to know the Golf Channel's Holly Sonders<p>PHOTOS: View exclusive outtakes of the Golf Channel star from our May 2013 cover shoot ⇒<p>Ever since Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" program debuted in January 2011, it seems like that question has been asked again and again. Holly Sonders, 26, formerly …

Why Is It So Hard to Admit Mistakes? Personal Responsibility 101 | The Art of Manliness

“All this has been my fault. I asked more of my men than should have been asked of them.” –Robert E. Lee, after heavy Confederate losses at Pickett’s …

How to Write a Resume | The Art of Manliness

“Hey Jim! Get a load of this resume…guy says he’s proficient in Word!”<p>The unemployment rate, as of this writing, is 7.9%. If you’re looking for a job …

Delayed Gratification: How to Unleash the Power and Pleasure of Waiting | The Art of Manliness

While I was a fat kid in middle school who couldn’t even do a single pull-up, since college my weight has been decidedly average; I am neither …

How and Why to Become a Lifelong Learner | The Art of Manliness

For the first twenty-two years or so of our lives, our main “job” is learning. The bulk of our time is spent in classrooms acquiring new knowledge. …