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By Jay White

Want to Look and Feel Healthier? Try Eating More Adventurously

If you’ve followed any of the fad diets that have come and gone over the past decade, whether it was low-carb or slow-carb, you’ve probably already discovered that restrictive diets tend to take the fun right out of eating. What’s more, previous research has shown that about 95% of people who lose weight by dieting will gain it back within one or two years when they inevitably fall off th

An Oldtime Strongman’s 15-Minute Morning Routine [VIDEO]

If you’re viewing this in your email, click this link to watch the video. Do you have a tough time getting going in the morning? Do you lumber out of bed and shuffle around in a fog?

#InstaFav: 20 best IKEA hacks on Instagram

Without fail, I find myself scrolling through Instagram daily. It’s freaking addictive, awe-inspiring, idea-bulb-lighting and envy-inducing, all rolled into one. Instagram is the new Pinterest! And there no stopping it. What I do is that I regram the hacks I like and also share bits of my life. So do hop over to IKEAhackersOfficial and check out the awesome hacks I find there.

The 5 Things I Did To Become a Better Investor

I get asked a lot about investing. This is mostly due to start-up investing and the hoopla around it, but I’ve expanded my experiments to late-stage deals, real estate, and more. So far, my startup bets are 10x+ more successful (on paper) than my publishing career. Based on cashed-out positions, they’re still several times more successful.

New Products in the AoM Store: Buck Pocket Knife, Gentleman Barbarian Tee, PT Shorts, and Morale Patches (+ Giveaway!)

We’ve added some new items to the AoM Store. Check them out and if you like something, buy it! Your purchases will help support the content we create on Art of Manliness. If you don’t see something you like, then don’t buy it.

Podcast #143: Traveling the Oregon Trail in the 21st Century

If you’re an American, you’ve heard of the Oregon Trail. If you’re a child of the 80s, you probably learned about this pathway to the West while playing The Oregon Trail on an Apple II (screw you dysentery!). But despite it being one of the largest human migrations in history, most folks don’t know much about the Oregon Trail.

Want to Get My Podcast by Email? Now You Can.

Elizabeth and I are having so much fun with our weekly podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin. We just launched it six months ago, and we’re already closing in on four million downloads. Zoikes! Many listeners have told us that they’d like to be able to get an email alert every time we release a new episode. Voila!

Dump Truck Light

How to make a Dump Truck Light for under $10.00 For one of my design classes, our assignment was to design a light for under $10. At first, I thought, how am I ever going to do this for under $10.00?

The Transformative Power of the Gratitude Habit

By Leo Babauta There’s a small habit that I practice, that can turn difficult situations into much better ones — and it won’t surprise you. It’s the habit of gratitude. This is such a simple habit, and it’s one that we often forget to practice. But when we do, it can transform our entire perspective, and with it our whole life. Let me give you an example.

7 harmful eating habits that cripple your productivity (and what to do about it)

Skipping lunch to get ahead of your work is not giving you the productive advantage you expect, after all. Putting in longer hours doesn’t equal more productivity, and putting in longer hours while eating poorly is a surefire way to get a lot less done. In our busy world with endless tasks to complete, the way we eat has dramatically deteriorated.

Hallway storage from IKEA Metod kitchen cabinets

We made our entryway storage from METOD kitchen cabinets: Materials: 1 Metod high cabinet (200*60*37) with no legs 3 Metod wall cabinet (60*60*37) 2 Metod wall cabinet (60*40*37) 5 Grundtal hanger 1 Lack-like shelf (Lack would have been too big) 3 pack of Lots mirror Tulpanträd fabric The headroom of the hall is 262 cm, so we decided to use a 200 cm high cabinet, attached to a 18 mm thick shelf

Your turn: Taming the ‘I wants’ when money is tight

This article is by staff writer Katie O’Connor. It’s hard enough to say no to ourselves when it comes to unnecessary spending — getting that $4.35 latte just because, for example. So why is it always such a surprise when we lose battles against the everyday wants (not needs) of our very determined and savvy children? If this sounds familiar, you aren’t alone.

7 Powerful Tips To Supercharge Your Goals

You can take a masters degree at a leading university and never receive a single hour of instruction on goal setting and goal achieving. Fortunately, setting a goal is a skill. – Brian Tracy How are you doing with your current goals? What? You don’t have a list of specific goals?

An A-Z of Mental Wellbeing

Keeping our minds well deserves as much attention as keeping our bodies healthy and strong. Use the A-Z below to investigate where your mental wellbeing could use a little boost (or perhaps a decent workout). A – Acceptance. When we are in pain (physically or emotionally), our natural reaction is to resist, to struggle, to fight against what feels unfair or unmanageable.

Revealed! Book Club Choices for October. Such Great Books.

Pardon this moment of book self-promotion: Did I happen to mention that I can now reveal the jacket of the paperback for Better Than Before? Oh right, maybe I did.