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10 Small Things Guys Can Consistently Do To Make Their Wives Happy

These are some of the key small steps and actions that men can take to make their wives happy, building a strong and loving marriage.

How to Eat, Train, Work, and Sleep Better: Life-Hacking Special

There has to be a better way. And there is—to eat, train, work, and sleep. It starts with asking the right questions of the world's top experts (we did that part) and ends with you making some simple changes to your daily habits. The result: a whole new level of performance, productivity, health, …

Exercise

'Strange Gods' Chronicles The History Of Secularism And Conversion

Journalist Susan Jacoby tells <i>Fresh Air</i> that more than half of Americans will change religion at least once in their adult life time. Her new book is <i>Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion.</i><p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. My guest, Susan Jacoby, is an atheist, …

Religion

Beard Oil And Other Grooming Products Men Don't Realize They Need

It used to be that when a guy wanted to groom himself, all he had to think about was which bar of soap was the easiest to get (usually the cheapest).<p>But men are wising up to the ways of healthier skin care, and those days of simplicity (and ignorance) are long gone. Now, with everything from beard …

Skin Care

'Narconomics': How The Drug Cartels Operate Like Wal-Mart And McDonald's

When Tom Wainwright became the Mexico correspondent for <i>The Economist</i> in 2010, he found himself covering the country's biggest businesses, including the tequila trade, the oil industry and the commerce of illegal drugs.<p>"I found that one week I'd be writing about the car business, and the next week …

South America

'Making a Murderer': The Story Behind Netflix's Hit True-Crime Show

Filmmakers on turning Steven Avery's case into a docu-series: "We were taking a procedural look at the system"<p>For anyone connecting with Netflix over …

The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

Economics

Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2015

You never entirely know what you're going to get when you ask listeners to rank their favorite albums of the year. But the results of <i>All Songs Considered</i>'s 2015 listener poll may be the most diverse we've seen in ten years of doing these lists. From Kendrick Lamar's hip-hop masterpiece <i>To Pimp A</i> …

List-Worthy

The 55 best Christmas episodes you can watch on Netflix right now

But if that's your only strategy, you're missing out on some awesome content in the form of holiday-themed TV episodes. These eps can be harder to find because Netflix's search option won't pick up on episode titles — and some of the episodes don't even have "Christmas" or "holiday" in the title.<p>So …

TV

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p><b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they …

Time I

6 Steps Introverts Can Take Now for a Less-Stressful Holiday Season

The holidays are a whirlwind of activity. Stores are more crowded. Out-of town-guests take over the guest bedroom (and the bathroom, and the kitchen, and the sofa). And then there are the parties -- work parties, friends' parties, parties you're hosting. Even for extroverts, the month of December …

Personality

7 Simple Truths to Hijack Your Bad Habits and Shake You Awake

<i>This is your invitation to wake up. This is the tap on your shoulder, the unexpected epiphany, the whisper in your ear, the serendipitous encounter, and the sign on the side of the road that you have been looking for. Below are seven ideas to hijack any habits which may be keeping you stuck. Join</i> …

Self-help

Mobility Exercises You Must Do if You Train Hard | Men's Health

A SEAL trains under extremely high loads and grueling conditions like swimming while pulling a weight through the pool or fast roping from a helicopter.<p>The result is a body with compromised movement and mobility, explains Kechijian. If he or she continues to work out with a jeopardized frame, the …

Five unusual Android launchers to spruce up your phone

One of the benefits of Android’s openness is that many of its parts can be replaced by third party apps and services. One of those parts is the …

Google Play

Fail Better: How Nerd Insecurity Becomes Abuse

The cover of 1994’s <i>Mad Love</i> by Bruce Timm.<p>You know what they say: if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. And because of this, I date a lot of …

Comic Books

What We Can Learn From the Workers, Activists and Even Politicians Who Tore Down the First Gilded Age

Image <i>US marshals try to start a train in St. Louis during the Great Railway Strike of 1886. (G.J. Nebinger, Library of Congress)</i><i>This article</i> …

Great Depression

Iron & Wine and Band of Horses Team for Covers Album

<i>Photo by Charles Peterson</i><p>Iron & Wine's Sam Beam and Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell have announced an album of covers called <i>Sing Into Your Mouth.</i> It features songs originally by Talking Heads, Sade, El Perro del Mar, Spiritualized and more; check out the full tracklist below. It's out this …

Folk Music

‘Secret’ cell phone plans could save you 50%, so why are carriers embarrassed by them?

It’s fun to watch the wireless carriers struggle to keep their prices sky-high while still dipping into the “low end” of the market. It’s quite a …

Verizon

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Partisan Politics and the Inequality Gap

Republicans and Democrats pursue economic policies that satisfy their base voters—and leave their opponents out in the cold.<p>When Democrats hold the presidency, unemployment declines more than when the GOP occupies the Oval Office. And when Republican presidents are at the helm, a recent study …

Income Inequality

Why College Isn't (And Shouldn't Have to Be) For Everyone

I know a high school senior who's so worried about whether she'll be accepted at the college of her choice she can't sleep.<p>The parent of another senior tells me he stands at the mailbox for an hour every day waiting for a hoped-for acceptance letter to arrive.<p>Parents are also uptight. I've heard of …

College & University

Welcome to “Libertarian Island”: How these One Percenters are creating a dystopian nightmare

Take Ayn Rand, some tech billionaires and Rand Paul — and the result is a scary new movement. Here’s their plan<p>In the clever science fiction video game Bioshock, an Objectivist business magnate named Andrew Ryan (recognize those initials?) creates an underwater city, where the world's elite members …

Silicon Valley

The film that reveals how American ‘experts’ discredit climate scientists

Last week the US secretary of state launched a savage attack on climate sceptics, fuelling a toxic political debate<p>For Naomi Oreskes, professor of scientific history at Harvard, there’s no more vivid illustration of the bitter war between science and politics than Florida’s ban on state employees …

Climate

The epic story of how the Bushes took over America

Over the course of five generations, the Bush and Walker clans have amassed fortunes and political power beyond belief. The family is worth a reported $400 million and has seated two members in the Oval Office.<p>With the death of the former first lady Barbara Bush at age 92, we're looking back at how …

Government

Wes Anderson's Uncanny X-Men

Patrick Willems imagines what a Wes Anderson X-Men movie would be like. Light brown filter? Check. Stoic female? Check. Building cross-section? …

Comics

Radio, Radio: How Formats Shaped, Splintered And Remade Pop Music

Music critics these days love to argue about "rockism," the unexamined prejudices we bring to our musical judgements, and "poptimism," an effort to celebrate commercial stuff that some think goes way too far. My book, <i>Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music,</i> aims to get us out of …

The Isley Brothers

In The World's 'Sixth Extinction,' Are Humans The Asteroid?

Scientists think an asteroid killed the dinosaurs. In today's extinction, humans are the culprit. <i>Originally broadcast Feb. 12, 2014.</i><p>Transcript<p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross, who is off this week. We're living in an epic many scientists describe as the sixth …

Climate Change

Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free

<i>What would you do if you were locked in your body, your brain intact but with no way to communicate? How do you survive emotionally when you are invisible to everyone you know and love?</i><p><i>That's the first question asked by NPR's new program on human behavior,</i> Invisibilia.<p><i>The first show tells the story</i> …

Mind