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Art of Manliness

By Brett McKay

The Honest And Painful Truth About Success

Let’s talk about Your success for a moment. The one you have always dreamed of. The image that fills your mind the moment I say the word. Yes, that one! That success that you have been making passes at. That success that you have entertained in surges of motivation. And shelved in moments of apathy. That success that has led you to the glossy covers of magazines.

Final WDS 2016 Ticket Sales Open Wednesday, February 10

For six (six!) years now, our volunteer team has produced a global adventure that takes place every year in Portland. This year will be our best year ever—and you should be there! Here’s what you need to know: We’ll begin the FINAL ROUND of main-stage ticket sales for WDS 2016 on Wednesday, February 10th, starting at 9am PST.

Podcast #175: How to Improve Your Work and Life With Systems

Are you an entrepreneur or a manager, and feel like every day at work you’re just putting out fires? Or in your personal life, do you go home and it’s just crisis after crisis that needs fixing? Our typical response to managing the chaos is to get more efficient at putting out those fires.

Top 17 Websites You Can Use to Learn a New Language (and the pros and cons)

 Duolingo Duolingo should sound familiar to almost everyone reading this. Known as the most popular app for language hobbyists, Duolingo provides a fun, gamified approach to learn over a dozen languages on your mobile -- for free. Pros: Free Cons: Not great if you're serious about getting results.

Do You Have a Favorite Image for Falling Asleep?

“I once had a favourite image for falling asleep…After waiting a minute or two before switching off my lamp, collecting awareness so that I would fully appreciate the embrace of darkness, I turned face downwards, sprawled my arms and legs, and my bed became a raft which floated me out onto the sea of night.

Who wants $200 gift certificates? Join the IKEAHackers giveaway

We launched the IKEAHackers Giveaway a week ago and so far, it’s been fun reading all your comments. Keep them coming to win gift certificates from my 5 amazing sponsors. CoverCouch, O’verlays, Panyl, Prettypegs and Semihandmade. They are “IKEA-hack companies” that supply products that fit the IKEA system.

How To Overcome Procrastination By Facing Your Fears

Procrastination: a word we are all familiar with. I could talk about it some other time, but then I’d be procrastinating. I’d be avoiding the point I’m trying to make, so I’ll just make it loud and clear. We cannot wait to address the important issues in life. Your time on this earth is limited and can be taken from you at a moments notice.

Four Ways to Make Attention Deficit Less Disorderly

Many years ago, when my eldest son was about six years old, I introduced him to Chutes and Ladders, the next board game up from Candyland on the sophistication scale.

How Men Are Evolved For Fighting According to Science

Men seem to be drawn to combative athletics and physical jobs. Violent sports like mixed martial arts remain male dominated, and 85.5% of active duty military members are men. Statistics also show that men are more likely to commit violent crimes than women.

Art of Manliness Store Giveaway February 5, 2016

Have you checked out the AoM Store? Well, if you haven’t, we’re giving you a reason to do so today. This week we’re giving away any item in the store. Simply use the form below to enter. Will you pick our famous coffee mug? Or maybe our one of a kind Detective’s Wallet?

Frequently Asked Question: How Do I Read So Much?

I have a new habit that I truly love: every Sunday night, I post a photo on my Facebook Page of all the books I’ve read that week.

BESTÅ TV on fire

In our new house, we wanted a TV unit that could be used to store books/ children’s games and also hide media devices.

Online Business Training Returns, More Focused and Better than Ever

Link: Online Business Training Yesterday I published a long, controversial essay that’s currently making the rounds. In the essay I basically said that it’s no longer business as usual in the world of online publishing, and that what once worked doesn’t work anymore, at least not as well. Here’s something that’s a clear exception to that.

3 Uncommon Ways To Be More Positive

“It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.” ― Ellen DeGeneres If you were to Google – “how to be positive” you’d come across over 1 billion results for those keywords. And If you were to Google – “how to think positive” you’d come across half the amount for those keywords.

IKEA SNIGLAR changing table converts to a toddler’s Mini Closet

You will need: IKEA Sniglar changing table $34.99 2 of Adjustable Shelf and Rod Support 12″ in Length, 8″ in Height ($2.78 x2 at home depot) 1 of Closet Rod size 18″-36″ ($8.24 at home depot) some wood screws 1. Properly set up Sniglar changing table as per IKEA’s instructions 2.