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12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

Books

The best online clothing stores for men

While the image of men having no regard for their style is somewhat outdated, it is true that the act of shopping itself can sometimes be a bit of a chore.<p>This possibly explains why more and more clothes shopping is done online from the comfort of our own homes. As we search for the ideal suits, …

Clothing

The 200 Best Songs of the 1960s

• Laurie Records, 1965<p>The Barbarians<p>“Moulty”<p>180<p>This song is best known for being the inspirational tale of the band’s hook-handed drummer, but I’ll put up the chorus of “Moulty” against any other from the decade—“Louie Louie,” “Mony Mony,” anything—as being the biggest, loudest, and most …

Soul Music

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

British Philosophy

Our Favorite Dance Albums Of 2017

Regardless of how much we acknowledge that group-movement to a centralized rhythm is medicine for the soul, some emotional climates simply aren't conducive to reaching a singular moment of exultation and release on the dance floor. Across much of the world, 2017 sure as heck didn't feel like the …

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

30. Ron Miles<i><br>I Am a Man</i><p>The cornet, as Ron Miles plays it, is an instrument of warm color and rounded projection. There's no hint of stridency in his tone, and not much slash in his attack. But it would be a gross underestimation to file him away as an easy listen, or someone who'd trade urgency for …

Paul McCartney's 40 Greatest Solo Songs

The definitive guide to his post-Beatles best – chart smashes, psychedelic curiosities, punk, folk, disco and plenty of silly love songs<p>NOW …

Paul McCartney

The 50 Best Ghostface Killah Songs

Ghostface Killah turned 47 in 2017, but he is still one of hip-hop music's most vibrant talents. The Almighty GFK has been the most consistent …

A 6-Step Plan For Building Your Best Body Ever

​The only way to build the muscles you want is to take on challenges that others won't<p>The building in Salt Lake City was all black with no signage. It felt like stepping into an underground club, one where the laws of gods and men don't apply. Once inside, I was immediately overpowered by the smell …

7 bands making classic genres relevant to a new generation

As time marches onwards and music becomes increasingly digital, we see certain genres falling out of fashion, their music only played by bands who …

3 New Ways to Bench Press

Build Your Chest, Get Stronger, Stay Healthier<p>1 – Head-Off Chest Press<p>Slide back towards the end of the bench so that the base of your neck is at the …

Bodyweight Exercise

9 Overlooked Hip Hop Albums That Deserve More Recognition

The last 15, or even 20 years, saw real Hip Hop gradually lose ground to mainstream rap music. Generic – and often negative and dumb – rap music …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Top 15 Hip Hop Concept Albums

[<i>A</i> concept album <i>is an album unified by a larger purpose or meaning to the album collectively than to its tracks individually. This may be achieved</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Best Mobility Drill For Lifters & Athletes

Get Bigger Lifts With Looser Hips<p>Hips Don't Lie<p>Take a look at any lifter from the side and you'll notice something obvious: there's a ton of muscle …

Pain

Yoga Hip Openers Library

We often talk about poses that open or stretch the hips in yoga, but what does that really mean? The hips are a complicated area, anatomically …

Yoga

The best album of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the new century, review aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received albums by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top album from each year starting with 2000, and the resulting list includes some …

New Music

Nine Training Rules for Killer Legs: Get Bigger, Stronger Legs | Poliquin Article

Want bigger, stronger legs?<p>Full squats and heavy deadlifts are the rule for leg training, but as much as we all love that sick relief that comes in …

Exercise

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

5 Exercises for a Defined and Muscular Jawline

How the exercises help your jawline<p>According to Dr. Schreiber, the front neck muscles are often underdeveloped, inhibited, and almost never exercised …

What's Wrong With Your Deadlift?

When your deadlift strength plateaus, the problem might be technique or a certain type of weakness. Here's how to determine what's holding you back, …

26 grooming and style hacks every guy should know

There are certain things every guy should know about his appearance.<p>From how to match your dress shoes to your suit and how often you should get your hair cut to even how to shave, these tips will make every guy's life a whole lot easier.<p>There's bound to be at least one thing you didn't know.<p><i>Megan</i> …

Men's Fashion

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Literature

How to Combat Poor Movement in Your Upper Body Training

<b>Poor movement quality is a pandemic among athletes</b>, and whilst many of them are able to identify their own weaknesses and imbalances, I am always …

Best Hip Hop Albums Of The Millennium (2000-2015)

What’s the haps my good people?! You’ve seen my lists of best southern albums, west coast albums, mid-west albums, disappointing albums, and even …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Warrior Fit Workout: Chest

<b>Duration</b> 6<p><b>Exercises</b> 30 min<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Get Warrior Fit with this program that will push your body to the brink with a barrage of muscle-blasting …

7 Habits That Will Make Men Attractive

If you expect to get advice like, “grow a five o’clock shadow” or “work out”, you’re wrong. That kind of advice doesn’t fix the real problem.<p>What you …

Self-help

5. A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints

One of the first films to prove that both Shia LaBeouf and Channing Tatum really can act, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is a film bursting with …

The 10 most underrated albums of the past 10 years

Music is a funny old thing. People can love albums in the moment that are embarrassing a few years (or even months) later. I mean, a lot of the Internet decided chillwave was a thing for a few months there. I wrote a ska zine in middle school. Things happen.<p>But some albums are not appreciated …

Why Squats Are the Best Strength-Building Exercise for Your Legs

GIF<p>The story around squats is confusing. Some say “squat every day” while others warn “squats are bad for your knees!” The truth is in the …

Bodyweight Exercise

The most popular required reading at America's top 10 colleges

Given the breadth of topics they must cover before graduating, it's interesting to see the trends in required-reading lists.<p>A recent Quartz post explored some of these lists, citing The Open Syllabus Project, which collected over 1 million curricula over the past 15 years.<p>Students at America's most …

British Philosophy