Podcast #431: How Everything Is Funny Now, and Why That’s Terrible

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Podcast #431: How Everything Is Funny Now, and Why That’s Terrible
No matter where you look these days, someone is trying to make you laugh. Advertisers, politicians, and even ministers have all become comedians. But it wasn’t always like this. When and why did the world become so funny? And what are the consequences of living in a culture where everything has a touch of humor […]
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Podcast #430: Why You Need to Join the Great Conversation About the Great Books

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Podcast #430: Why You Need to Join the Great Conversation About the Great Books
There are conversations between friends. Conversations between family. And conversations in the media. But did you know there’s also been a conversation going on between writers, thinkers, and philosophers for a couple thousand years? What’s been called “the Great Conversation” refers to the way the authors of the so-called “Great Books” have for millennia been referencing […]
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AOM Book Sale: Buy “The Pocket Guide to Action,” Get “The Pocket Guide to Self-Reliance” FREE!

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AOM Book Sale: Buy “The Pocket Guide to Action,” Get “The Pocket Guide to Self-Reliance” FREE!
About a year and a half ago, we self-published Kyle Eschenroeder’s inspiring collection of meditations on the art of doing, appropriately titled The Pocket Guide to Action. It’s become one of the best-selling items in the AOM Store, with multiple re-orders needed to keep it in stock. This paperback book is small enough to fit in […]
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A Man’s Primer on Tequila

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A Man’s Primer on Tequila
While tequila tends to have a poor reputation here in the States — often serving as the cheap shot of choice for inebriation-minded college students — in Mexico, it’s a cultural tradition that harkens back to centuries of craftsmanship. While some liquors’ origins are muddy or disputed, tequila is unquestionably a Mexican spirit. While in shot form […]
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Podcast #429: Taking Control of the Brain Chemical That Drives Excitement, Motivation, and More

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Podcast #429: Taking Control of the Brain Chemical That Drives Excitement, Motivation, and More
Why do you feel so motivated and excited about tackling a new project at first, but then get bored and abandon it?   Why does passionate love quickly turn into ambivalence?    Why does it feel like you had more zest for life and work in your twenties than in your thirties and forties?   […]
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Walk in My Boots

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Walk in My Boots
Life is what you make of it but you can’t tell people how to treat you or the way to relate to you. Most people get little out of life because they live most of their lives waiting for other people to approve all of their moves. However, we all approach life from different angles […]
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Unarmed Self-Defense From WWII

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Unarmed Self-Defense From WWII
Editor’s note: The following selections were excerpted from FM 21-150: Unarmed Defense for the American Soldier, an Army manual published in 1942, which “describes a method of self-protection available to the American soldier, if through any circumstance he is unarmed or unable to use his weapons.” These judo-inspired moves were taught to GIs during WWII. PURPOSE OF […]
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Keep Moving

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Keep Moving
When Kate was in her mid-20s, she noticed that her beloved nana was starting to slow down and get more frail. Having heard that studies had shown that taking just a short walk a day could help the elderly stay healthy and avoid disability, and wanting Nana to stick around as long as possible, Kate […]
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A Summer Thang

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A Summer Thang
The end of Summer is around the corner and its a downer , but I have something to make you feel better , all summer long , these beautiful ladies have been killing it. They are no strangers to playing it safe but they always kill it during any season. Whether they are in sunny […]
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Podcast #428: The Life of a Dragon — The Untold Story of Bruce Lee

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Podcast #428: The Life of a Dragon — The Untold Story of Bruce Lee
If you were like most boys, you probably went through a karate phase as a kid. When I went through my karate phase as a 5- and 6-year-old, I demanded that my family called me “Daniel-san.” Unfortunately, they did not comply. There’s one man you can thank for your karate phase: Bruce Lee.  As my […]
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The Etiquette of Ride Sharing (Uber, Lyft, Etc.)

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The Etiquette of Ride Sharing (Uber, Lyft, Etc.)
Ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft have nearly made taxis obsolete. While these services are similar to taxis, they of course aren’t exactly alike, so the rules of etiquette are a little different as well. Having good manners is even more pertinent in the world of ride sharing, since (and not all riders know […]
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James Bond’s Tactics for Figuring Out If Someone’s Been Snooping in Your Room

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James Bond’s Tactics for Figuring Out If Someone’s Been Snooping in Your Room
“Doing all this, inspecting these minute burglar-alarms, did not make him feel foolish or self-conscious. He was a secret agent, and still alive thanks to his exact attention to the detail of his profession. Routine precautions were to him no more unreasonable than they would be to a deep-sea diver or a test pilot, or […]
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The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: August 2018

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The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: August 2018
Below you’ll find some of my favorite recent offerings from Huckberry. Enter the giveaway to win any of these items, or anything else available in their store (up to a value of $500). My Picks This Month 1. BAD Duffel Backpack Hybrid. BAD Bags (which stands for Best American Duffel Bags) makes rugged packs from durable materials. […]
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Why Carbs Don’t Make You Fat

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Why Carbs Don’t Make You Fat
For the past ten years, carbohydrates have been labeled as public health enemy number one by many popular diet books, websites, and health gurus. They have been thoroughly excoriated as almost single-handedly causing the obesity epidemic in the West. This actually isn’t the first time carbs have had a target on them. The food group […]
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7 Signs You’re a Savvy Designer

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7 Signs You’re a Savvy Designer
In a day and age where everyone is a ‘fashion designer’, standing out might be the hardest thing to do when we have a bunch of creative people. Mostly, being creative is not enough to make you into the Whale in the big sea of mackerels. As always SV is here for you. It’s not […]
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Podcast #427: The Excellence Dividend

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Podcast #427: The Excellence Dividend
In today’s hyper-competitive market in which technology is eating jobs, what sets the successful companies and workers apart from the ones that flounder? My guest today argues it could be something as little as saying hello and helping an old lady with her wheelchair.    His name is Tom Peters, and he’s a business expert and the […]
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Nollywood and the Never Ending ‘Bad Movie’ Pit

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Nollywood and the Never Ending ‘Bad Movie’ Pit
Watching Nigerian Movies reduces ones IQ, says an unruly Nigerian who is pretty much frustrated with the new Nollywood. Would I go to a cinema and pay to watch a Nigerian movie? Hell no! Half of the Nigerian movies that make it to the cinema are not screen-worthy. It’s simply a waste of one’s time, […]
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Igba` Mbo` ( The Art of Street Hustle) by Irie Avram

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Igba` Mbo` ( The Art of Street Hustle) by Irie Avram
In Igba` Mbo` (Igbo  synonym for Hustle) an edit by SV’s Irie Avram, we follow the daily activities of street workers. For the purpose of this edit, Hustle is working and going off the edge to make daily ends meet, it’s staying alive. Though each individual has their own journey, the known formula for success […]
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There Is No Indispensable Man

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There Is No Indispensable Man
Before my great-grandfather, William M. Hurst, died, he self-published a short memoir of his life entitled Thinking Back. When I first read through it, I enjoyed hearing about his experiences growing up in Utah at the turn of the 20th century, working as a ranger for the U.S. Forest Service for nearly 40 years, raising three […]
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Assurance; Matters of the Heart or Pocket?

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Assurance; Matters of the Heart or Pocket?
Assurance, that’s the word a lot of ladies chant every day. 99% of ladies want a man who is financially insured. (Perhaps, you probably might just be the 1%, I’ve been searching for). Don’t be a doubting Thomas. It’s a fact. In this computer age, money is pretty much a pre-requisite for love. I’ve even […]
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