In the past few decades, there’s been all kinds of research about declining community life in America. Participation in PTAs, civic clubs, and even bowling leagues is on the decline, and Americans don’t really know who their neighbors are anymore. Several reasons have been put forth for this decline in community life such as the rising use of communication technology.
My guest today, however, argues that while advances in communication technology has contributed to the decline of comm
Never complain; never explain.
This pithy little maxim was first coined by the British politician and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, and adopted as a motto by many other high-ranking Brits — from members of royalty, to navy admirals, to fellow prime minsters Stanley Baldwin and Winston Churchill. The maxim well encapsulates the stiff-upper lipped-ness of the Victorian age, but the timeless wisdom it contains has made it a guiding mantra of powerful, confident, accountability-prizin
“The Greatest Sporting Proposition” By Bruce Barton From It’s a Good Old World, 1920
Sir Walter Raleigh was one of the ablest and most attractive men of his time. Yet he made this fundamental mistake: he picked out the wrong thing to live for.
Looking about to see what was most worthwhile in life, he decided for fame and fortune and thought they might most surely be secured through the favor of Queen Elizabeth. For her favor he demeaned himself, and neglected
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. What if the real answer though is not greater efficiency, but instead looking at your life as a series of systems? That’s what today’s guest, Sam Carpenter, argues in his book Work The System. Today on
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. These violent crimes range from assault and battery in a barroom fight to straight-up homicide.
Why is it that men are more prone to violence, whether recreationally, vocationally, or criminally? Many&n
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Museums can be intimidating. They often have the reverential feel of a church or library, where you don’t want to talk too loud or get scolded for touching something you shouldn’t. They’re also frequently expensive and sprawling — so chock-full of curios and educational opportunities that you don’t want to miss anything or fail to get your money’s worth, and thus walk around ‘til you’re ready to drop.
Museums, though, should be an experience that everyone delights in and looks forward
Like any domain, strength training has its own jargon and “secret language” that participants use. For the novice who’s just beginning his journey towards the Sacred Mountain of Gains, the terms that get thrown around in the gym and on strength websites can be confusing and overwhelming. Heck, I’ve been lifting weights for nearly twenty years and I still come across terms in books or online that make me scratch my head.
To help beginner and intermediate lifters alike navigate this wor
Since I started the site in 2008, I’ve read a lot of books about men’s style. And one of the most engaging, useful, and witty books on the topic I’ve come across is called Men’s Style: A Thinking Man’s Guide to Dress. It’s by a columnist and novelist named Russell Smith. Today on the show Russell and I discuss the philosophy of men’s style, the history of men’s clothing, why — contrary to popular belief — the great men of history were concerned about how they look, and why we should care toda
A lot of people live in perpetual dissatisfaction with the state of the world.
They feel that virtues like integrity and courage are in short supply, that politics is an embarrassing circus, and that society is getting worse rather than better. And they feel powerless to do anything about it.
They say they’re too young or busy to accomplish anything important, or that they don’t have any gifts or talents to contribute, or that nothing they could do would make a