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How to Speed Read | The Art of Manliness

When Theodore Roosevelt did things, he did them with gusto. That included reading. Roosevelt was a voracious reader. The man devoured books like a …

How to Dress Well: Secrets for Style Rookies | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Robert van Tongeren.</i><p>Some men make it look so easy, don’t they?<p>They seem to have a natural sense of what …

How to Exit a Room Like a Man | The Art of Manliness

You’re at a party. Maybe someone made you go, cornered you at work or school and you couldn’t think of an excuse fast enough to dodge the invitation. …

How to Make the Perfect Omelet: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

This post is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron delivers all the fresh ingredients and chef-created recipes needed so you can cook meals at …

How to Get a Novel Published | The Art of Manliness

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an annual novel-writing project that brings together professional and amateur writers from all …

'Destiny' Is A Bad Game, But I Can't Stop Playing It

Destiny has been out for a week now, and I’ve hit the level cap for the first time in an MMO, even going so far as to eke my way above it. It is, no better way of saying it, a weird game: not quite a normal shooter, definitely not an MMO, at once wildly grand and curiously empty. It’s theoretically …

How to Keep Your Cool as a Parent

What parent hasn't lost their temper when a kid misbehaves? Of course a parent who hasn't lost their cool from time to time is a rarer than a …

Parenting

Everything You Never Knew About The Last Starfighter

<i>The Last Starfighter</i> was the story of a guy who escaped trailer park life by becoming really good at an arcade game- his epic high score got the …

“Final evolution” of original Raspberry Pi gains micro-SD and lower power consumption

There’s a new iteration of the open-source Raspberry Pi computer kit: the Model B+. According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, it’s the “final …

A Working OLED Watch Built from Scratch

What do you do when you have a small spare organic LED display? If you’re computer engineering student Jared Sanson, you make a watch out of it, designing nearly every aspect of it from scratch.<p>This design was started at the circuit level, and after that, a PCB was laid out in Altium, which Jared …

Door Lock Provides Peace of Mind With Real-Time Security

[HSP] got tired of locking his door with a key, so he decided to upgrade to a keypad system which he’s designed himself.<p>It uses an Arduino Mega with …

The Open-Source Smartwatch Built by a Teenager

You’d have to look pretty hard to find a greater sign of dedication to making than a 15-year-old skipping driver’s ed. But that’s exactly what John Wall did last year, when he was so engrossed in his OLED watch project that he waited a full year to get his learner’s permit.<p>Now 16 and working on …

36 Weeks of Bodyweight Workouts (108 Workouts!)

<b>These workouts were designed by Breaking Muscle founder Mindith Rahmat.</b> Mindith has trained extensively in yoga, kettlebells, and bodyweight. She is …

Exercise

How to Make an Authentic Egg Cream and the History of the Drink | The Art of Manliness

During the early 20th century, nearly every block in New York City had a candy shop; Brooklyn alone had 560. While we often think of candy shops as …

10 Cheap Date Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Bonus #11: Impromptu living room dance party.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber of Dappered.com.</i><p>“’Cause I don’t care too… much for …

Curse raises $16M in wake of launch of Skype-like gamer voice service

Curse, a popular online gaming services provider, raised $16 million both venture funding and debt in the wake of the launch of its Skype-like voice communications platform form online gamers.<p>The funding came after Curse announced that it got more than a million users in less than a week after the …

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The ultimate contradiction.

I created my own MMO and lost 100 pounds, interested in signing up?

It had been this way for years.<p>I’d bounced around various MMORPGs since first laying my hands on <i>Everquest</i> as a teenager. In spite of excelling in school and at work, I found myself preferring the hamster wheel of progression and the continuous, incremental and addictive gratification I found …