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Where Science and Spirituality are One

“The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.”<br>— Paul Cezanne<p>The polarity between spirituality and science is …

Wiccan Spells and WitchCraft-Wicca for the Beginner, Free Magic Spells White, Free WitchCraft Love Spells, Wicca Symbols

Spells and Witchcraft<p>Merry Meet & Welcome<p>Welcome Sister, Brother, Seeker. Here begins your journey to Oneness--True Self--and the Power and Beauty …

What Shamanism Can Teach Us About Ourselves and Our Future

Shamanism is a topic that is still more prevalent in anthropologic studies than in mainstream discussions of culture and society. For the western …

Introduction To Renaissance Astrological Magic

For this is the Harmony of the World, that things Supercelestial be drawn down by the Celestial and the Celestial by the Supernatural, because there …

The True Story of Pretty Woman’s Original Dark Ending

As the classic rom-com turns 25, screenwriter J.F. Lawton looks back on how his gritty screenplay got turned into a fairy tale—and why he thinks it’s the best thing that could have happened.<p>Over the past three decades, the story behind the original <i>Pretty Woman</i> script—how it was dark, how it didn’t …

Wall Street

30 Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives

The greatest books are defined as classics for a reason. Written by the greatest literary minds of their time, they have universal themes, …

Physical Fitness: Its History, Evolution, and Future | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from MovNat founder Erwan Le Corre.</i><p>Fitness, as we know it today, seems to be a relatively modern invention – …

France, Once A Punchline For DudeBros Everywhere, Is Reasserting Itself As A Military Power

“France is — actually — actually has a record of interventionism, both during the Cold War and after the Cold War. It’s a medium-sized power, but …

Entering adulthood in a recession linked to lower narcissism later in life

We often attribute the narcissistic tendencies of others to parenting practices or early social experiences. But new research reveals that economic …

Why Barbells Are Better Than Machines | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mark Rippetoe</i>.<p>When a man walks into a gym, he may be confused about where to spend his time — in the section …

Love Is All You Need: Insights from the Grant Study | The Art of Manliness

Why do two men from very similar socioeconomic and educational backgrounds sometimes take very different life paths?<p>Is nature or nurture more …

What Does A 20-Year-Old Need To Know About Personal Finance

This was asked on Quora and because I managed to totally screw things up for myself at the ages of 20, 22, 24, 29, 33, 37, and 40 I decided to answer.<p>…

How to Slow Down and Speed Up Time | The Art of Manliness

As we now approach the sunset of the summer season, take a look back on the last few months. Does it seem like your summer lasted forever, that it …

How to Enter a Room with Confidence and Authority | The Art of Manliness

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” –Will Rogers<p>Charlie Dresow knew when he entered the courtroom that every eyeball would be …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Five Reasons to Sleep Naked

According to a large survey, less than 1 In 10 Americans sleep in the nude. This is a sad finding considering the fantastic (and scientifically …

4 Benefits of Writing By Hand for National Handwriting Day

<b>By Chris Gayomali</b><p>Today is National Handwriting Day! Although we don't write like we used to, here are four ways handwriting is still helpful.<p>1. It's …

10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Shampoo

This stuff should really be on the bottle.<p><i>By Molly Carroll for Beauty High</i><p>There are plenty of myths and theories about lathering up your locks—but now it's time to set the record straight. These ten little-known facts about shampooing will leave your hair bouncier and softer than ever before.<p><b>1.</b> …

Hair Care

The Million Dollar Arm Workout

It might be a long shot developing a 95mph fastball to make the big bucks in the big leagues, but you certaintly can build yourself some solid beach …

How to Help Him Last Longer in Bed

So, how do you do it? The study's lead researcher, Antonio Pastore, M.D., Ph.D., explained that the exercises involved contracting the perineal muscles—the area between the tailbone and the genitals—in basically the same way that you'd perform Kegel exercises. Participants in the study also used …

How and When to Tuck in Your Shirt | The Art of Manliness

<i>Why talk about something so basic?</i><p><i>Is there really a need to teach men something most of us have been doing since we were 5?</i><p>Well, yes actually.<p>Just …

A Primer on Nootropics: Supplements to Boost Your Brain | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Mans Denton.</i><p>For all the discussion about health and fitness, the primary driver of the human organism is …

Anyone Who Keeps the Ability to See Beauty Never Grows Old

en_US<p>article<p>Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. - Franz …

Be Who You Are and Stand Above the Crowd

When I was young, I practiced being invisible. I didn't want to be noticed. I could walk into a room, hang out for a while and then leave and no one knew I was there. I was good at hiding.<p>Being raised in a dysfunctional family, I was safest being invisible. If I weren't seen, then I wouldn't get …

Positive Thinking

Living in the Moment

I think one of the problems that we as a society struggle with today is that we never take the time to stop and smell the roses. Everyone is always going a mile a minute, stressing about the future, worrying about what's to come and rarely appreciating our current surroundings. Sometimes you just …

Silverback Gorilla

5 Things You Will Discover on the Other Side of Your Fears

Fear is a powerful yet essential emotion. Without it, neither you nor I would be here. We would not have survived as a species.<p>Fear of the saber-toothed tiger, or of straying too close to the edge of a precipice, have served us well, keeping us safe since our time on Earth began.<p>If we look closely, …

Self-help

4 Manly Lessons from Minor League Baseball | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Vance Albitz, AAA Infielder, St. Louis Cardinals.</i><p>Take away the high salaries of the major league ballplayers …

What Music Does to Your Brain While You Work

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Damn. I forgot my headphones.<p>Nothing has a more negative impact on my day than …

How To Use Introductions to Strengthen Weak Ties and Advance Your Career | The Art of Manliness

Have you ever been the beneficiary of an introduction that changed your life?<p>Maybe you got a new job because someone introduced you to the owner of a …

What Is the Core of Masculinity? | The Art of Manliness

We’ve covered the 3 P’s of Manhood (protect, procreate, and provide), and we’ve distilled them down to the fundamentals — the ancient, nearly …