Richie Leng

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How to REALLY Avoid Living a Life of Quiet Desperation | The Art of Manliness

Several years ago I saw a photo on Instagram in which a playboy-esque lifestyle guru was sitting on a private plane, surrounded by sexy women in …

New Hampshire

This Is the Best Cheap Wi-Fi Router You Can Buy

<i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy.</i> <i>Read the original full article below at</i> …

Wi-Fi

How to Be Reliable: 15 Maxims on Becoming a Reliable Man | The Art of Manliness

As we head into our last week of this “Heading Out on Your Own” series, I’d like to pause from our “harder,” more practical skills to talk about a …

The Internet Arcade Has 900 Classic Arcade Games You Can Play for Free

If you need to take a break and have some fun, the Internet Archive has gathered over 900 classic arcade games from the 1970s through the 1990s and …

Soundtrack for Your Thumos - Music to Inflame Your Passion | The Art of Manliness

The ancient Greeks believed that a man’s soul or psyche was made up of three parts: Reason, Appetites, and Thumos. While an understanding of the …

Eliminate “If” and “But” for More Sincere Apologies

The only thing worse than a missed apology is a fake one. But even when you don't mean to, your friends may think that's exactly what you're giving …

Positive Thinking

Create a Budget for “Stupid Mistakes” to Stop Making Them

You might watch your finances like a hawk, but all of us are guilty of making the occasional stupid spending mistake. Of course, some of us make them …

Personal Finance

Six Things I Learned from Teaching That I Still Use in Everyday Life

Teaching is one of the most challenging, underrated, and yet often deeply rewarding professions you could go into. There's a lot you can learn from …

Pedagogy

How to Improve Your Style: A Guide for Men | The Art of Manliness

Over the past two years we’ve written quite a bit here at AOM about how to dress better; but one thing we haven’t addressed is the mindset necessary …

The Best Productivity Tricks You Can Learn From Firefighters

Firefighters are always a call away, ready to tackle potentially dangerous situations. But while their job probably carries a ton of stress and …

General Motors

The Complex Relationship Between Happiness and Motivation

Everyone is fueled by their own dreams and ambitions, but taking a close look at the complex relationship between happiness and motivation might give …

Happiness

How to Avoid Being a Human Bottleneck at Work

No one wants to be in the way of others. Sometimes you might not even realize that you're causing a problem when you're busy at work, focused on your …

Project Management

Learn More Efficiently by Planning to Teach What You're Studying

Learning is all about retaining knowledge so it can be accessed later on. You can only teach something when you've retained information the most …

​Andrognito Hides Files You'd Like to Keep Away From Prying Eyes

Android: We all have files on our phones that we'd rather others didn't see for one reason or another. Andrognito protects your privacy by hiding …

Google Play

Take a Day Off and Put Yourself Through Financial Boot Camp

You have a 401(k) from an old employer that you haven't looked at in weeks, a high-interest credit card you've been meaning to do something about for …

Stick Your Tongue Out to Release Tension From Your Body

When we get stressed, we tense our muscles. Our neck, shoulders and back all feel tight. One way to release that tension is an exercise that involves …

Yoga

Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't

Even though we learn a great deal in school, some of the most essential skills we need as adults aren’t universally, formally taught. Here are some …

Check Your Social Profile for These Lesser-Known Job-Killing Mistakes

We all know that potential employers check out our social media profiles, but we aren't always sure what they are looking for. CareerBuilder surveyed …

Employment

View the Annoyances in Your life as Mutations Rather Than Bugs

In nature, mutations are a necessary part of evolution. In software, programmers call them bugs. The unexpected events in your life can be either, …

Say "Yes" to Every Opportunity Early in Your Career

When you're first starting out in the work force (or switching careers), you're on the ground floor and need to find a way up. One of the best paths …

Employment

Turning growth into traction: 7 tactics top growth teams use to engineer their growth

There is an increasingly large distinction between “growth” and “traction.”<p>While “growth” refers to what’s relevant this week, this day, this minute, it takes “traction” for a company to sustain. This distinction becomes relevant when one considers that doing startups is a binary game and that most …

This browser extension turns Amazon into a pirated ebook search engine

Here’s something Amazon definitely won’t like: A new extension for Google’s Chrome web browser released earlier this month can turn the giant online retail site into a search engine for pirating ebooks.<p>The extension, called LibGen, pulls data from the Library Genesis search engine, which contains …

How "Fatal Attraction" Negatively Affects Your Relationships

The idea that opposites attract is pretty old, but it's still something that people wrestle with every day. We're attracted to someone's opposite, …

Self-help

This Flowchart Helps Clean Your Closet with Quick Decisions

Closets can quickly get cluttered with clothes and then it's time to clean. But what do you keep and what do you throw out? Owltastic Adventures …

How to Get a Great Night's Sleep When You're Away from Home

Whether you're in a hotel on vacation or staying with friends, sleeping in an unfamiliar bed takes a little getting used to. You usually manage, but …

Learn How to Eat Well on Just $35 a Week

Food tends to be one of our biggest budget items, but even with a limited income you can still eat well. Software developer (and avid runner) Erik …

Learn the Basic Elements of Good Design in Under a Minute

Good design isn't the kind of thing that's taught as a core class in most educational systems. However, knowing just a bit about how design works can …

Periodic Table

Materialism May Not Be All Bad, if You Purchase "Experiential" Items

Conventional wisdom says that materialism–that is, using your money to simply buy more stuff–is a quick way to become unsatisfied and broke. However, …

San Francisco

Learn to Store Electronics, Medication, and Other Items Properly

Everyone is need of storing items at one point or another, but do you know what to put it in or at what temp you should try and keep it? This …

Infographics