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The Calligraphy Post

A few days ago I bought a course “Introduction of the Art of Modern Calligraphy” by Molly Jacques, which you should definitely check, and I fell in love with calligraphy.<p>Now I find this useful infographic with the basics of calligraphy, including tools. In case you want to try your skills you should try to do those exercise.<p>In both cases, (the classes from molly and this infographic) they ask you simple tools to begining your training:<p>Pen Holder<br>• Nikko G pointed, 303 and 404 Nibs (but you can …

The One Item You Already Own That Can Prevent Painting Mistakes

Stock up on this one item when you start your next painting project.<p>Unless you're an expert with a brush, you're likely to create at least a small amount of spillage when you're painting your house. But, thanks to this easy trick, you can keep your floors clean and walls drip-free without even …

Easy on the Eyes: 5 Gray & Cream Kitchens (And the Perfect Off-White Paint Color)

Gray and cream is such a soothing color combination in the kitchen. Do you love it, too? If so, I have five lovely kitchens to share with you, plus a …

Build the Perfect Home Office

5 proven tips to maximize your productivity<p>You hear a lot about work-life balance. But for guys who spend their 9-to-5 at home, work-life <i>boundaries</i> may be just as important, indicates a new study from the U.K.<p>If you live and work in the same place, it’s easy for your family or private matters to …

The Best Moves for a Hard Core

Chisel your middle and sculpt real-world strength with these three exercises<p>Shredded abs might boost your attractiveness quotient, but that's not their primary purpose. In everyday life, your core has one directive: to stabilize your spine. That makes the three exercises below the ultimate gut …

Are You Lifting the Right Amount of Weight?

Follow this system to figure out how much iron to hoist for the optimum results<p>The amount of weight you should be lifting depends on the result you want—size, strength, or endurance. However, a good general benchmark is 90 percent of your 1-rep max. At that percentage, the participants in a …

DIY Lip Balm + Printables

Shares 0<p>Making your own lip balm is easier than you’d think and a great project to do with kids. This recipe calls for vanilla essential oil, but …

DIY Hanging Plant Shelves

Bring the outdoors in with this great idea for a hanging plant shelf for your living room. It brightens up the decor, adds a touch of nature to your …

Home and Garden DIY Ideas, Photos and Answers

Scale Stuck?

<b>Q: No matter how hard I work out, I can’t seem to move the needle on the scale. What should I do? —Andrew W., San Diego, CA</b><p><b>A:</b> You can lose weight …

Build and Burn with Kettlebells

If your fitness goals include burning fat and building muscle then this kettlebell workout is a great addition to your strength and conditioning …

The best 20-minute total-body workout

Corey Jenkins / Getty<p>Corey Jenkins / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 20<p><b>Exercises</b> 16<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Any guy who goes to the gym on a regular basis probably wonders, "What …

World-Class Conditioning

With the 2014 Winter Olympics in full swing, and of course, action-packed, everyone always wonders, ‘how do these guys (and girls) work out?’ Well, …

The warrior body workout

Shutterstock<p>Shutterstock<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 8<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>If there’s one "body type" that clients ask personal trainers to help achieve more than …

17 Best Ways to Fire Up Your Metabolism and Lose Weight

When you’re looking to give your body a boost, you know turning to a solid weightlifting session, afternoon bike ride, even a a quick 30-minute HIIT …

Fitness

How to Drive a Stick Shift | The Art of Manliness

I can still remember the day I learned how to drive a stick shift. My dad and I were looking for a car for my sixteenth birthday. I had my eye on a …

How to Quit Wasting Time on the Internet | The Art of Manliness

<i>9 pm. A college campus in the Midwest. Rob sits down to study. His inner monologue:</i><p>Okay, time to hit the books. I’m really going to get crap done …

The Eisenhower Decision Matrix: How to Distinguish Between Urgent and Important Tasks | The Art of Manliness

Do you sometimes feel like you spend all your time managing crises? That your life is basically spent putting out one proverbial fire after …

Want to Start a Business? Consider These 5 Invaluable Lessons Before Diving In | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Justin Spring.</i><p>On Friday nights, most testosterone-driven high school guys head out to the football field to …

How to Dig Deep: You're Stronger Than You Think | The Art of Manliness

Awhile back I was doing a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout over on a nearby running/biking trail. Along the trail there’s a fairly …

Deliberate Practice: The Secret of Greatness | The Art of Manliness

What creates great men? What made Ted Williams the greatest hitter in the history of baseball? What made Shakespeare one of history’s greatest …

How to Be More Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

Are you a senior in high school running for Student Council President?<p>Are you an entrepreneur looking to make a successful pitch and attract …

How to Be Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

According to Olivia Fox Cabane, author of <i>The Charisma Myth</i>, there are three components to charisma: Presence, Power, and Warmth. Last week we talked …

The Power of Habit: Make & Break Habits with the Habit Loop | The Art of Manliness

For better or for worse, our habits shape us. A good habit is a strong ally in our journey to becoming the men we want to be, while a bad habit acts …

How to Develop Charisma | The Art of Manliness

For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the three components of personal charisma. First we explored the importance of Presence – giving …

Airplane Etiquette: How to Fly Like a Gentleman | The Art of Manliness

You stretch out your legs, take a look out the window to check the view at 31,000 feet, and then place the book you were reading on the empty seat …