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Porch.com reveals it raised $27.6M last year, adds new features for homeowners

While some people take up knitting or watercolor painting as a hobby and creative outlet, others use their creative energy on their homes, with remodels and improvements.<p>Porch.com, which views itself as a “home improvement network” for those creative homebodies, turns one year old today. Now the …

America's New Mission in Iraq

Today, one third of Iraq is under the control of Islamist terrorists. Nearly as much of Syria is dominated by the same jihadists, a group that calls itself the Islamic State. Many are advancing in stolen American military vehicles, killing with stolen American arms and ammunition, and taking major …

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 …

Time Management Tips | How to Live on 24 Hours Per Day | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: As you look back on the year that has just past, do you feel as though you spent another 12 months merely existing instead of truly</i> …

Will She Have Sex With You?

<b>She’s the life of the party</b><p>Of course you’re attracted, who wouldn’t be? But analyze her group of gal pals before moving in, advises Brandy Engler, Ph.D., a Los Angeles sex therapist. If her clique seems closed off—only making eye contact with each other, dancing in a tight cluster—they’re not …

The 30 Best iPhone Apps to Download Now

Just pick up a new phone? Or simply have an afternoon to burn and want to download some toys? These are our must-have iPhone apps.<p>Whether you just picked up a new iPhone or you're looking for an app revamp, these 24 apps belong on your home screen. Including everything from music, navigation, …

Finally, An App To Fix Your Terrible Personality

While technology has given us more ways to talk to each other, it hasn’t made us any better at it: We still rant, ramble, whine and generally irritate each other.<p>So what would happen if we let software try to fix our sub-par conversation skills?<p>That’s the question artists Lauren McCarthy and Kyle …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

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Coconut Cream Pie – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Loading nutrition data...<p>Creamy coconut custard in a flaky gluten-free almond flour pastry crust. All topped off with coconut whipped cream. A …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

43 Books About War Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ryan Holiday</i>.<p>War is unquestionably mankind at his worst. Yet, paradoxically, it is in war that men — …

10 Steps to the Perfect First Date

Boost your chances of scoring a second by wearing the right shirt, making the right reservations, and more<p>Some first-date moves are obvious. For instance, 95 percent of women want you to compliment them on how they look, according to a dating survey from Flirt.com. The same survey found it’s a good …

10 Ways to Read Her Mind

<b>2. She sounds like a Chipmunk.</b><br>Notice her voice becoming slightly squeakier when she's chatting with you? Then she probably thinks you're a hottie. Researchers in Scotland found that when women left voice mail messages for a man they found attractive, their voices shot up in pitch.<p><b>3. She plays with</b> …

Here's What a Shooting War in the East China Sea Might Look Like

Tensions are escalating as China tries to claim new turf. Here's what to expect if the cold war involving Japan, China, the U.S., and other East Asian nations heats up.<p>This past weekend China escalated tensions in the East China Sea by unilaterally establishing what it calls an Air Defense …

Afghanistan: Seen Through the Lens of Anja Niedringhaus

Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus has been covering conflicts from Bosnia to Afghanistan for more than 20 years, earning a Pulitzer Prize in 2005, as part of a team of AP photographers covering the Iraq War. She has traveled to Afghanistan numerous times, photographing events from …

After Afghanistan: Learning to Walk Again

Matt Krumwiede is a sergeant in the U.S. Army. Last year, while on patrol in southern Afghanistan, he stepped on an improvised explosive device. Fifteen pounds of explosive tore into his body, destroying both his legs and badly damaging his torso and left arm. Medics on the scene and a quick …