Ryan Watkins

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7 Easy, Healthy Lunches You Should Cook This Week

These days, stepping out midday and buying a to-go lunch often seems easier than packing one yourself. There are dozens of quick lunch places within …

5 Ancient Stoic Tactics for Modern Life | The Art of Manliness

Stoicism emerged as a philosophy, a way of life — similar to a religion, really — most famously in ancient Rome somewhere around 50-100 AD (even …

Self-improvement

How to Make Oatmeal Without Hating Yourself Afterwards

Sure, you know it's good for you. But it can also be boring as hell. Here's how to start your day with oatmeal without getting sad about it.<p>Oatmeal is something you should eat, in the same way you should be saving a bit more for retirement. Or, like, you should spend more time stretching after a …

5 Works of the Occult for Every Would-Be Wizard

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe<p>There are plenty of groups devoted to researching parapsychological …

A genuine classic, above and beyond changing tastes and fads – this is perfect for those times when you’re looking to show off a little<p>This is a classic, a dish that will never go out of fashion. If you’re looking for a treat or to impress someone, this is at the top of my list. Whenever I make …

Recipes

I Did Intermittent Fasting For 1 Year and This Is How It Transformed My Body

Ever since having my second child, I've been holding onto a few extra pounds around my waist. I know I'm not overweight by any means, but I made a decision that I was ready to change up my normal diet and workout routine to see how it would change my body and improve my current level of fitness. My …

Fitness

The great writers forgotten by history

Ever heard of Alexander Baron or Mary Elizabeth Braddon? They’re just some of the overlooked authors we need to rediscover, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>What do Agatha Christie’s favourite mystery novelist, the winner of the 1973 Booker Prize, and a writer who reputedly bashed out 100 million words, …

Literature

This 19-year-old wrote a racy book on teen angst before teen angst was a thing — and became famous

Mary MacLane’s book tantalized America, and sold 100,000 copies<p>In 1902, Mary MacLane announced to the world, “I am a genius … I care neither for …

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

Download 200+ Belle Époque Art Posters: An Archive of Masterpieces from the “Golden Age of the Poster” (1880-1918)

Europe at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth: what a time and place to be alive. Or rather, what a time and place to be …

Over Two Hundred Free Art Books Are Now Available to Download from the Guggenheim

Tomes of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt, Rothko, and more are as good as yours.<p>A veritable art history degree's worth of books digitized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are now available for free.<p>There's Wassily Kandinsky's 1946 treatise, <i>On the Spiritual in Art</i>; books …

Read 'The Pornographers', New Fiction From Ottessa Moshfegh

A short story by the young American writer.<p><i>Photos by Bridget Collins</i><p>From the look of the grainy snapshot he'd emailed me months before, George was ugly. He claimed to be a grad student at some upstate university, and yet he lived full-time in the city. "I commute," he wrote in one of our first …

18 Expert-Tested Ways to Prevent a Hangover

There's more to it than just chugging some water before you fall asleep.<p>Ask any expert, and they'll tell you that the best way to avoid a hangover is to lay off the booze, mostly because there's no hard-and-fast, research-backed remedy.<p>But the truth is that sometimes, even experts who know better …

Describing Words Finds Adjectives For the Noun You're Writing About

When you’re writing, adjectives give you the most flexibility to create a vivid picture. It’s also easy to slip into a cliche series of mundane, …

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

10 Super Scary Urban Legends From Your Childhood That Still Keep You Awake At Night

High Beams<p>I heard this one when I was about 8 years old. I loudly announced to whoever was in earshot that when I learned to drive I would never, …

Journalist 'fooled the world', became an EDM DJ (and was successful at it!)

“The EDM phenomenon– not the genre, but rather the mass events born of it– is the sad expression of a generation for whom music is no longer culture …

3 Things to Remember Next Time You Work Out

How to split your time between resistance, cardio, and everything else.<p><i>Fun fact number one: Half of all men who die in this country this year will be killed by heart disease, stroke, or cancer. Fun fact number two: Half of all doctors seem to have different ideas about how to prevent the biggest</i> …

The city that changed architecture forever

It was in Chicago that the world’s first skyscraper rose up – and the city’s energy and dynamism has had a lasting impact on architecture throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries, writes Jonathan Glancey.<p>Chicago. The Windy City. Even Chicagoans are not exactly sure why their impressive hometown bears …

Architecture

Podcast: Why The Great Gatsby Still Matters | The Art of Manliness

I know it’s cliche, but my all-time favorite novel is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s <i>The Great Gatsby</i>. To me it offers prescient warnings on the perils of a …

Time to replace your lawn? We have the lowdown on 8 alternatives

If you were hoping to cash in on the Metropolitan Water District's turf replacement incentive, you might have waited too long. The incredible …

A Post-Mortem for The Weeknd’s Genre-Defining Mixtapes

If The Weeknd is this generation's Prince, then 2015 may be his '1999.'<p><i>Photo courtesy of Flickr</i><p>The Weeknd needed “Can’t Feel My Face” to happen. He listed Michael Jackson and Prince as his influences, but this is the first time he married his seediness to their pop potency. You can argue that it’s …

Endless Summer Reading List: 5 Great Books To Read If You Love Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is gearing up to go on her Endless Summer tour throughout the U.S. next month along with the release of her widely anticipated new album</i> …

Want to Be a Better Writer? Cut These 7 Words

by Joe BuntingIf you’re reading this, then you want to be a better writer. However, becoming a better writer is elusive, isn’t it? It’s more art than …

The amazing psychedelic GIF art of Bill Tavis

His art is so mindblowing.<p>Some of the multicolor GIFs remind me of Huichol yarn/bead paintings, and peyote-stich beadwork of the Native American …

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Good Short Story

When it came to giving advice to writers, Kurt Vonnegut was never dull. He once tried to warn people away from using semicolons by characterizing …

Hit it and quit it: 11 bands that split just as they were becoming successful

Throughout music history there are numerous tales of bands that teetered on the verge of separation until a sudden burst of success made the grueling …

How Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave’ Went Viral

‘The Great Wave’ takes a starring role at the MFA Boston April 5<p>By<p>Ellen Gamerman<p>Ellen Gamerman<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>“The Great Wave,” Katsushika Hokusai’s woodblock print from the early 1830s, may be the most famous artwork in Japanese history, and its popularity isn’t cresting anytime …

Art

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Podcasting