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A Brief History of Mind-Bending Ideas About Black Holes

Physicist Stephen Hawking made headlines recently by saying that black holes – the incredibly massive astronomical objects that made him famous – do …

The Oculus Rift Put Me In Game of Thrones and It Made My Stomach Drop

<i>Game of Thrones</i> might be fantasy, but the characters are so deep and the betrayals so gripping that it feels real. And thanks to Oculus Rift, I just …

This iPhone case lets you answer calls while it's closed

Both LG and Samsung have phone cases that let you take calls without exposing your screen to the elements, but what if you have an iPhone? As of today, you can check out Moshi's SenseCover. The iPhone 5 and 5s flip case includes both a preview window as well as a touch strip that lets you answer …

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 — …

Becoming Antifragile: Beyond "Sissy" Resilience | The Art of Manliness

What’s the opposite of a person or organization that’s fragile?<p>If you ask most people this question, they’ll likely say “robust” or “resilient.” But …

Life Lessons from Dante | The Art of Manliness

<b>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Andrew Ratelle.</b><p><i>“I see man’s mind cannot be satisfied<br>unless it be illumined by that truth<br>beyond which there</i> …

The Power of Ritual: The Creation of Sacred Time and Space in a Profane World | The Art of Manliness

Earlier this week we explored the nature of ritual and posited that its current scarcity may be at the root of the restlessness, apathy, alienation, …

Superhuman Planks

Here's what you need to know...<p>A plank should be a very intense, full body contraction that lasts only 8-10 seconds, not some bastardized version of …

The George Bailey Effect: How to Be More Grateful | The Art of Manliness

Lately, I’ve been looking at ways to be less cynical. Not that there’s anything wrong with a bit of healthy cynicism, I just have a tendency to go …

Free Online Classes & Nanodegrees

Think Forward<p>Build skills for today, tomorrow, and beyond. Welcome to future-facing education.<p>World-Class Programs Built With Industry …

Education Technology

Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an …

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Sony HMZ-T3W wearable display is up for pre-order in the US, costs $999

US buyers who want to swap large displays for wearable screens might want to check out Sony's online store, where the HMZ-T3W is now available for pre-order for $999. Hirai and Co. claim this third iteration of the head-mounted display comes with dual OLED monitors that simulate sitting 65 feet …

Monsieur, A Robot Bartender That Learns Your Drinking Habits

Monsieur is a robot bartender that learns from your drink preferences and habits to serve cocktails customized to your taste. Users can choose what …

Alcohol

How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits

Taking a nap, we've seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain. But napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street …

Main Themes From The Hobbit | The Art of Manliness

<i>The Hobbit</i> has been a favorite of children and adults alike since its publication in 1937. It used to take a backseat to <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, but …

How to Shine Your Shoes | The Art of Manliness

How to Talk to Your Barber | The Art of Manliness

Think back to your last haircut. How’d you feel about it when you walked out of the shop? Disappointed? While your disappointing haircut might have …

Krav Maga Technique of the Month: Defending a Two-Handed Overhead Chair or Stool-Type Attack | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from krav maga expert David Kahn’s book</i> Krav Maga Weapon Defenses.<p>Welcome back to another installment of the Krav …

14 Words Even English Majors Aren't Sure How To Pronounce

Just in case you want to work "synecdoche" into casual conversation.

The Neuroscience of War

Understanding chemical weapons as the U.S. talks red lines and convenient morality<p>In May I wrote about the physiology of nerve gas, which I'll excerpt in the following paragraphs (like Palin, quoting myself), because it's worth being on the same page about what nerve agents are, as context for why …

Jones vs. Gustafsson, the Best Light Heavyweight Fights of All Time

Modern mixed martial arts is less than 30 years old. This short history creates a hyperbole, where all great fights are the greatest and all bad moments are the worst.<p>And in a world of "what have you done for me lately," this hyperbole has once again clouded judgement, prompting fans to call Jon …

The Macallan Mastery in the Power of Three

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