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Organized gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner so we’ve compiled a list of items that can help male parent figures of all types stay organized. For dads who travel Dads who travel might appreciate the UltraLight Roll Toiletry bag. It is It is a little smaller than most conventional toiletry bags but it is made from rip-stop nylon and weighs only 4 ounces (about 100g).

Come to an AoM Book Signing in Tulsa, OK: June 17, 2017

Quick announcement: I’ll be officially launching our latest book, The Illustrated Art of Manliness, in Tulsa, OK this Saturday with Booksmart Tulsa.

The Reason Days Feel Like They’re Flying By And How To Fix It

A lot of people often find themselves wondering why time flies. Well, time isn’t what it used to be. It seems just yesterday that I started writing this article and yet it was three days ago. At this rate, I fear I will awaken at an elderly home tomorrow morning. And I’m just 26 now. It wasn’t always like this. I remember each of my childhood years as lasting an eternity.

How to Spell-Check Your PowerPoint Slides in 60 Seconds

There's nothing worse than a spelling mistake in your presentation that distracts your audience.

Loving yourself…when you hate yourself.

“Love” is one of the most wrung out and misunderstood concepts in philosophy and self-help teachings. And most pop songs (except for Prince. He could grind on the term “love” any which way and I’d say it was philosophical perfection.) If “love” is confusing, then “SELF-love” can be mystifying.

How Social Niceties Can Ruin Your Chances Of Getting A Promotion At Work

It’s evaluation time at work again! And you’re thinking and hoping that this will finally be the time where you get a glowing review for all your hard work. I mean, who doesn’t want to be a rock star at work?

The Best Free Logo Design Template Kits (New for 2017)

Logo design just got a whole lot easier! Mix and match your favorite logo elements for a new custom design using free templates from Envato Logokit. What Is a Logo Design Template Kit?Your brand matters. That's why we've developed a system to make the logo design process faster and more affordable.A logo design template kit gives you high-quality vector elements to build the perfect logo.

[VIDEO] You are the Guru

NOBODY knows better than you what’s right for you. NOBODY. Let me say what I really mean: NOBODY. Advice? Get some. Oracles? Consult them. Friends? Worship them. Actual gurus? Honour them. Final say? YOU. All you. No matter what. No matter how psychic that psychic is, or how rich the business consultant is, or how magical the healer, or bendy the yoga instructor.

5 Tips to Stop Wasting Money on Substandard Services When Outsourcing

Outsourcing jobs is a great way to solve problems at work. It can help you deal with heavy work overload, time sensitive deadlines, lack of work competence or having inadequate workforce at a given time. However, it is still not as ideal as it sounds, especially with all its potential risks.

The minimalist vegetable garden: growing things when you have no space

I grew up vegetable gardening. We had a 25 acre property that had been in my family for decades and my mother always planted a huge garden, full of enough squash, beans, potatoes, carrots, and Swiss chard to get us through the entire winter. As a university student and an apartment dweller, I didn’t vegetable garden at all.

A Little Happier: Sometimes, Flawed Can Be More Perfect Than Perfection.

I read this wonderful story in the fascinating book Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom. Nordstrom was an extraordinarily brilliant and influential editor of children’s books, and here, she makes an important point about how sometimes, flawed can be more perfect than perfection.

A classy tall shoe cabinet to fit small entryways

I wanted to share this tall shoe cabinet hack I just finished. I fell in love with a shoe tower from Restoration Hardware that they stopped making so I decided to make something similar. I bought a SEKTION high cabinet with 2 doors and 2 ASKERSUND cover panels.

20 Classic Poems Every Man Should Read

Editor’s note: This article was written through a collaboration between C. Daniel Motley and the AoM Team.  Matthew Arnold, a Victorian poet, once claimed, “The crown of literature is poetry,” and if our neglect of poetry is any indication, the crown is rusting. While books sales fluctuate from year to year, fewer and fewer publishing houses are printing volumes of poetry.

The Importance Of Emotional Intelligence For A Leader

Leadership is a people business. If you weren’t working with other people, you wouldn’t be a leader. You’d just be some crazed shouty guy on his own in a badly-lit office. And, without a personality yourself, you would just be an app.

15+ BigCommerce Design Tips for Better eCommerce Websites

When it comes to eCommerce websites, design plays a crucial role, no matter what platform you use.