Ryan Menath

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10 unmistakable habits of irresistible people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

Self-help

“We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.” —C.S. Lewis . Have you ever come across the above quote? I had, and, even in the absence of its context — it’s taken from the fairly dense first chapter of Lewis’ The Abolition of Man — figured I understood what it meant: modern society creates men who lack a chest-swelling virility, and then complain about the lack of upright, manly men. . However, having recently taken the time to actually study the full context of the quote, I learned that Lewis was actually getting at something different; or, more accurately, that he was not describing the loss of manly virtue itself, but rather the mechanism by which it, along with all other types of virtue, is produced. In fact, by “chest” he doesn’t mean some kind of literal or metaphorical scaffolding of masculinity, but sentiment. . His lament is that modern society makes men without heart. . To really dig in, click the link in our profile.

9 things parents who raise successful kids have in common

When it comes to raising children, parents often seek advice from a variety of sources: family members, friends, experts, books, and more. Of course, every parent wants their kids to be happy and successful, but what's the magical secret?<p>Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D., a psychotherapist and author of "How …

Kids

How to Lose Your Belly By Summer, According to Dietitians

The first day of summer is just weeks away. So if you’re looking to tone your tummy to feel confident in your swimsuit, it sounds like you’re looking …

Nutrition

17 Smart Jokes That'll Probably Hurt Your Brain A Little

Are you smart enough to understand them?<p>A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she's going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands …

Comedy Central

How to use Alexa as an intercom

Amazon's Alexa speakers can let you drop in on family members or broadcast to the family that dinner is ready. Here's how.<p>Since Amazon first enabled voice calling and messaging between its Echo-branded smart speakers, it's also added various ways Alexa users can communicate with one another using …

Smart Homes

What Foods Are Best to Eat on an Intermittent Fasting Diet?

<i>Before changing the way you eat and altering your diet in any significant way, please speak with a health professional to make sure it's the best</i> …

Nutrition

Is Your Church Christian or Christianish?

Three little letters make a world of difference. Together i, s, and h distinguish Christian from Christianish and mark the difference between right …

Jesus

MIT study: 24-hour fasting regenerates stem cells, doubles metabolism

This gives credence to the 5-2 diet, which has recently gained in popularity thanks to a large celebrity following.<br>Read More

Stem Cells

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

Why tech needs the humanities

If you want to build a team of innovative problem-solvers, you should value the humanities just as much as the sciences, says entrepreneur Eric …

Humanities

12 Brilliant Uses for Spray Foam that Will Blow Your Mind

Home › DIY Advice › 12 Brilliant Uses for Spray Foam that Will Blow Your Mind<p>We all know spray foam is an insulation powerhouse, but here are some …

DIY

45 Things I Wish I’d Learned Sooner Than I Did

I turned 45 recently, and I suddenly feel like a mom on the D-list. I am officially stalking 50 (hey, you always round up, right?), and half of my …

Blockbusters

18 small changes you can make every day to lose weight

1/<p>1. Invest in a water bottle.<p>Getty<p>When you don't drink enough water, your body can confuse hunger with thirst. This is why "upping the water intake …

Nutrition

3 Best Sleep Supplements to Fall Asleep Fast

Insomnia, restlessness, and weird work schedules can make regular, restorative sleep something of an enigma.<p>If you’re struggling to fall and stay …

Sleep

In Just 2 Words, Jeff Bezos Sums Up What Separates Winners From Dreamers

There may be no single formula for success, but Jeff Bezos' annual letter to stockholders comes darn close.<p>Few figures have captured our attention the way Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has. In just under 23 years Amazon has soared from revenues fo $500,000 to $178,000,000,000, from nine …

Jeff Bezos

Military Skills Competition at West Point: Pictures

Not into industrial lofts and capsule wardrobes? This is minimalism for the rest of us.

There is a method, but no madness, to the type of minimalism espoused by Cary Telander Fortin and Kyle Louise Quilici. The organizing experts and authors of “New Minimalism” argue for something a little more practical than a strict 37-piece clothing wardrobe or a monastic-looking house. “It’s not …

Minimalism

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p>A trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …

10 Questions to Spot B.S. From Astrophysicist Carl Sagan

A useful crash course in clear-eyed skepticism for the era of fake news.<p>Baloney, bunk, B.S. Whatever you want to call it, it's probably been with us since the dawn of humanity. But these days it feels like we're living in a golden age of bull.<p>Between politicians' cries of "fake news," fact-free …

The Fake Gun Control Debate

The most common view of the gun debate in the United States is that one side is sensible and factual — and quite attractive — while the other side is …

'Entitled' Son Forced To Shop At Goodwill Sheds Tears, Says Mom

A mom from Auburn took her 13-year-old son, who has been acting "entitled" lately, shopping for school clothes at Goodwill with $20.<p>AUBURN, GA — …

6 Decluttering Tips For the Overwhelmed

As someone who has struggled with anxiety for most of my life, I've gotten pretty good at recognizing what my triggers are. Over the years, I've noticed how much of an impact my external environment has on my overall mood and stress levels. Any type of disruption or chaos immediately activates the …

For a High-Performing Team, Ask Positive Questions

Have you ever been in a meeting where the energy shifted suddenly from ho-hum to positive and electrified? Those shifts often come not because someone stated an opinion, but because someone asked a positive question.<p>Research confirms this. One study* found that members of high-performing teams have …

Happiness

Get a Killer Home Office for Under $300 With These Tips from an Interior Designer

And they're simple too.<p>Working from home has never been as easy or popular as it is today. So having a home office that feels organized and looks …

Recreating the Universe in the "Cosmic Rift" Table; AKA: How to Build a Resin Table Like a Boss!

After building several resin river tables, each one more elaborate than it's predecessor, I struggled to figure out how to top my last one... I …

Woodworking

Project 333

Be More with Less brings you minimalist fashion challenge Project 333<p>This page includes everything you need to know to get started. Click here to …

Facebook 101: How to Delete Your Account & Scrub Your Data

With the news that Cambridge Analytica obtained over 50 million Facebook users' information without their consent, there are no doubt many of us …

5 Tips for Engaging with Scripture

<i>This week the blog is sponsored by Crossway, who would like to introduce you to the ESV Scripture Journal.</i><p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>Reading and …

19 Secrets Your Millionaire Neighbor Won't Tell You

The secret to financial freedom.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that bears repeating.</i> …