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Art of Manliness

By Brett McKay

Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs

This is part of a four-part series on affordable online colleges and degree programs. The other articles cover affordable online colleges, affordable online master’s degree programs, and affordable online MBA programs.

Soundtrack for Your Thumos

The ancient Greeks believed that a man’s soul or psyche was made up of three parts: Reason, Appetites, and Thumos. While an understanding of the first two parts of this tripartite model of the soul remains with us, the concept of thumos has been mostly lost in our modern day.

AoM Book Club September ’14: Jayber Crow

The story of Jayber Crow could very well be the story of each and every one of us. It’s a character-driven book that follows the life of once-seminarian and now small-town barber Jayber Crow. He sits behind his chair and delves into big questions about the meaning of life and community while chatting with his customers. Isn’t that what we’re all trying to do?

Fancy Frilly Expedit

Materials: EXPEDIT I bought gypsum samples and with construction glue and screws fixed them on the EXPEDIT. Where the gypsum parts meet I completed with filler. Burnished as like model, that they could running. Than decorated with solvent white paint. That’s all. ~ Regi, Hungary

BESTA banquette

This is our banquette seating made out of Besta cabinets. ~ Shannon

Tyler Tervooren’s Strategy for Becoming Comfortable with Risk

I work with Tyler on producing adventures for WDS, as well as several other projects. A couple months ago, I heard him give a great (and hilarious!) talk at TEDxConcordiaUPortland. In the talk he mentioned his three theses: a. Adventure can make you smarter b. Adventure can make you stronger c.

Five tips for storing your treasured books

Even with the popularity of e-books, many of us still have collections of treasured physical books. But do we treat those books like the valued possessions we say they are?

Self-Reliance, Part Two

Three weeks ago, I shared with you the first third of my favorite essay of all time, Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Self-Reliance has profoundly affected my life in countless ways, and I find myself re-reading it every month or two.

LACK Tea Table 2.0

Materials: LACK Table (90x55x45cm) There are 2 individual steps for the LACK hack: 1) New wooden top surface I bought 12 wooden boards in our hardware store, 55×7,5×1,8cm each. I planned to fix the boards to the LACK table with wood glue and so I first grind the top surface of the table. After that I fixed the boards (one by one) with the glue and screw clamps.

7 Little Known Ways In Which Poor Sleep Is Killing You And Your Career

Tired huh? Or more like exhausted? Fact: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 30 percent, or 40.6 million, of American adults are sleeping six hours or less everyday. Chances are you’re in that statistic. In today’s information age sleep deprivation is an epidemic. Screens bombard you all day.

The high cost of infertility

When we asked you how to improve Get Rich Slowly, you told us you’d like an article on “The horrible, terrible, no good, very bad reality of paying for fertility treatments.” We can’t fit all of that into one post, but we did ask Joanna Lahey, who gave us a series on health insurance, to give a broad overview of the issue in this guest post.

How to Move Forward and Stop Repeating The Past

We move through our lives based on patterns of the past, replicating the systems and dynamics that we’ve become accustomed to. Our brains are actually trained to perpetuate these patterns, as we reinforce the neural pathways that have been previously established. Without consciousness, it continues. It doesn’t matter whether we like these patterns or not. It doesn’t matter whether we have di

How Stress is Slowly Killing You (And How to Avoid it)

Let me guess… You clicked on this article because your guilty conscience is telling you that you stress too much. And you’re worried that all this time, you've been causing damage to your body (without even realizing it!) Well, it’s no secret anymore. Chances are, it’s true.