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By Tim Ferriss

Men & Status: The Cultural Evolution of Status

Welcome back to our series on male status.

5 Ways to Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster. Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and how much more success you’ll achieve. So much of what we read and absorb today is forgotten in our brains, that we’re not leveraging our time to its full potential. How many times have we had to read through a book two or three times, beca

Podcast 37: Meet a Work Deadline, but Can’t Go Running on Your Own? You May be an Obliger.

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update:  Elizabeth and I reminisce about the trip we took together when I recorded a Super Soul Sunday episode with Oprah! Yes, I’m going to be on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday on November 8, 7:00 pm EST/PT on the OWN channel (find your station here). Please watch.

Podcast #152: The School of Greatness

As many Ohio-born boys do, Lewis Howes had dreams of playing professional football. After setting records in high school and college, he took the next step in reaching his goal by playing in the Arena League. But during his first season, he suffered a career ending injury. Broke, dejected, and homeless, he found himself sleeping on his sister’s couch for a year and completely depressed.

Living Lightly with the One-Bag Lifestyle

By Leo Babauta I’ve been on a handful of long trips this year and in recent years, and on all those trips, I lived out of a small bag. I loved living so lightly, but every time I came home, it felt weird: all of a sudden I had about 10x more stuff.

What’s your planner personality? A quicky quiz for you + the planner I chose!

photo credit: Heather Pennell One thing we know about day planners (other than that people are OBSESSIVE about them — like, coconuts) is that CHOOSING the perfect planner activates everyone’s compulsive planner tendencies. We know. Everyone on Team D is so detailed oriented, we’re actually having a tough time choosing from the new planner line. Is the DAILY planner my style?

Hackers Help: Help me configure my computer workstation and storage

We have: 1 MICKE desk (Width: 47 1/4 “, Depth: 19 5/8 “, Height: 29 1/2 “) TROFAST storage combination unit (Width: 39 “, Depth: 17 3/8 “, Height: 37 “) 2 BILLY bookcases (Width: 15 3/4 “, Depth: 11 “, Height: 41 3/4 “) What we are trying to achieve: We would like a solution for using two or even all three of these IKEA items along a single w

Unitasker Wednesday: Pros/Cons notepad

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! I love cutie stationery and have more notebooks, note cards, and sticky notes than the average bear. However, when Jeri emailed me a link to this notepad I had to laugh.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2014 Traveling to see family?

The Truth About Why Men Aren’t Romantic Anymore

If you’re frustrated with the fact that men aren’t chivalrous and romantic anymore, you’re not alone. As a women’s dating coach, I constantly get emails from women who complain that chivalry is dead… romance is dead. Believe it or not, it’s actually not dead. Men don’t act more romantic because they’re afraid.

How-to: Install Drawer Pullouts in Kitchen Cabinets

A tutorial for installing IKEA drawers in face frame kitchen cabinets. Goal: Increase useful storage space in typical kitchen face frame base cabinets by installing drawer pull-outs. Summary: Typical kitchen face frame base cabinets have limited effective storage space because, while 24” deep, only the first half or so of that depth is easily and readily available.

Why buying individual stocks is a bad idea

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Even if you’ve never made an overt decision to invest in the stock market, stocks form the foundation of your retirement investing.

5 Ways to Bounce Back from Self-Betrayal

We’ve all done it. Selling yourself out.  Saying and doing things that go against your inner values.  Self-betrayal can start out as small acts of disingenuousness.  Like those little white lies you tell to cover up what you truly believe. Those times when you don’t honor how you really feel.

Fashion Food: Vestido de babados x Tabule

Tecidos leves, mangas longas e babados: como resistir a esse look refrescante!?

The 17 Best Football Movies of All-Time

Dwight D. Eisenhower thought that football was the best sport for young men to play because it was the closest sport to war. Football’s similarity to battle also explains why it has made for such excellent fodder for movies through the decades. There’s violence, bonding, competition, and plenty of drama, both on and off the field.