11 Simple Fashion Rules for Men

by Johnny Webber

1. Fit is king. Fit is the single most important aspect of style. Wearing baggy clothes will make you look like a juvenile, and wearing overly tight clothes will just make you look awkward.

2. Have a plan. Do not buy an article of clothing unless you know what you would wear it with and when. 

3. No logos. Adults do not wear clothes with logos. 

4. Keep the bling to a minimum. You need nothing more than a nice watch and possibly a ring.

5. Wear a belt. If your shirt is tucked in, you should be wearing a belt.

6. Match the shoes to the belt. Brown belt to brown shoes. Black belt to black shoes.

7. Work out. Get into shape. Clothes are made to look good on fit people. 

8. Hygiene matters. Take a shower. Brush your teeth. Comb your hair. Shave.

9. Take it easy on the cologne. Avoid giving people a sensory overload.

10. Iron the shirt. Wrinkles look sloppy. 

11. Brand names do not matter. Don’t worry about the brand name. Just make sure the cut and quality is good. Do not pay just for a name.

11 Simple Fashion Rules for Men

10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Life

by Johnny Webber

1. Drink more water. It’s the best thing for you and your body. Stay hydrated.

2. Exercise. Go for a jog. Hit the gym. Do some push-ups.

3. Add a fruit or vegetable to your meals. They are healthy and they are delicious.

4. Smile. Smiling makes you happy even if you aren’t.

5. Exercise your brain. Read. Solve puzzles. Start learning a language.

6. Meditate. Slow down. Clear your mind.

7. Improve your balance. Practice standing around on one foot. It will pay off in old age.

8. Stretch. Stay limber.

9. Fix your posture. Sit up straight. Don’t slouch.

10. Take a walk. Sitting all day every day will kill you. Get up, and go for a walk around the block.

10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Life

12 Tips for Your First Apartment

by Johnny Webber

1. Read the lease. Know your lease front and back. Don’t get screwed by not reading the fine print.

2. Get renter’s insurance. Accidents happen. Fires happen. Get your stuff protected.

3. Take pictures when you move in. Keep records of the damages in your apartment so your security deposit does not get dinged for it.

4. Buy a plunger. There will come a time when you regret not having one.

5. Blankets are cheaper than heating bills. Put on layers when you are cold. Don’t turn on the heater unless you have to.

6. Set up automatic payments for your bills. Don’t forget to pay your bills. 

7. Keep your kitchen and bathroom clean. A dirty kitchen is the quickest way to attract bugs. Bathrooms can get moldy very fast.

8. Don’t start petty wars with the neighbors. Be nice to your neighbors. They can make your life a living hell.

9. Don’t rent furniture. It’s expensive. Buy used when you can.

10. Learn to cook cheap, healthy meals. You will save money by not eating out all the time while not suffering in quality.

11. Clean as you cook. Do the dishes as you cook the food or immediately after you eat. Do not let dishes sit around. It is the easiest way to tick off roommates.

12. Buy bulk and buy generic. Generic stuff is often times the same thing as the brand name, only cheaper. Buying in bulk will save you money as well.

12 Tips for Your First Apartment

8 Links to Help You Gain Muscle

by Johnny Webber

1. Calorie Calculator – Calculate how many calories you should be eating based on your body type and workout routine.

2. eatthismuch.com – Automatically generate meal plans based on the number of calories you need to eat.

3. Fitness Program Picker – Find a workout routine that best fits your goals.

4. Strength Standards – Calculate a routine based on your current lifts.

5. Starting Strength – A wiki for the popular Starting Strength routine. Also, check out the book.

6. examine.com – Unbiased research on supplements and nutrition.

7. simplesciencefitness.com – Get tips on building muscle.

8. fitocracy.com – Track your fitness and keep motivated.

8 Links to Help You Gain Muscle

10 Do-it-Yourself Websites for Your Next Project

by Johnny Webber

1. instructables.com – A community to share your projects and how you make them.

2. makezine.com – A popular magazine for electronics and crafts.

3. doityourself.com – The leading independent home improvement and repair website.

4. ana-white.com – The blog of a mother and homemaker from Alaska.

5. makeandtakes.com – A popular parenting site sharing kids crafts, home projects, easy recipes, parenting tips, and more.

6. remodelaholic.com – Join a happy couple as they remake their home.

7. diynetwork.com – Home improvement brought to you by HGTV and the Food Network.

8. ikeahackers.net – Hack your IKEA items into something bigger and better.

9. lumberjocks.com – An online woodworking showcase.

10. wikihow.com – A wiki on how to do pretty much anything.

10 Do-it-Yourself Websites for Your Next Project

8 Things You Can Do to Help Promote Daily Zen List

by Johnny Webber

1. Follow us on Tumblr. If you have a Tumblr, follow us so our daily posts can be brought straight to your feed. Also, make sure to like and re-blog your favorite posts.

2. Subscribe to our RSS feed. Google Reader might be dead, but RSS feeds still exist. 

3. Follow me on Twitter. By following me on Twitter, you can learn more about the other projects I work on, and you can interact with me better.

4. Share one of our posts on Stumbleupon. Find your favorite post and share it to either the “self improvement” or “Internet” categories.

5. Share us on Reddit. If you see a post that your favorite subreddit might appreciate, don’t be afraid to share it (but first check to see if it’s a re-post). Here are a few of our favorite subreddits to get you started: /r/everymanshouldknow, /r/DecidingToBeBetter, and /r/ZenHabits.

6. Tell your friends about us. Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and your other social media networks.

7. Visit the archives. Take a look at our old posts once in a while for a little refresher on topics.

8. Keep reading. The posts will keep coming, so you better keep reading.

8 Things You Can Do to Help Promote Daily Zen List

9 Wikipedia Articles Everyone Should Read

by Johnny Webber

1. Unusual Articles – A list of odd and weird Wikipedia articles.

2. List of Lists of Lists – A list that consists of lists of things about lists.

3. List of Common Misconceptions – A list of common myths and wives’ tales.

4. Timeline of the Far Future – Find out what fate has in store for our universe.

5. List of Unusual Deaths – A list of rare and strange deaths.

6. List of Logical Fallacies – Know when arguments do not make any sense.

7. 2010s – Learn about what has happened so far in this decade.

8. Current Events – A look at the current goings-on in the world.

9. Featured Articles – The best Wikipedia articles according to Wikipedia.

9 Wikipedia Articles Everyone Should Read

10 Books for Ambitious People

by Johnny Webber

1. Getting Things Done by David Allen – Master the GTD system.

2. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene – For those who want power, watch power, or want to arm themselves against power.

3. The Art of War by Sun Tzu– The definitive guide to strategy, tactics, and success.

4. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill – What one man learned from researching 40 millionaires.

5. The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman – Master the art of business. Get the essential entrepreneurship skills you need.

6. Choose Yourself by James Altucher– The new textbook on fulfilling the American Dream.

7. The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin – Get the tools you need to learn anything you ever wanted with ease.

8. Invisible Influence by Kevin Hogan – Get the power to persuade anyone, anytime, anywhere.

9. The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal – Find out what self-control is, why it matter, and how you can get more of it.

10. The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle – Find out what the secret of talent is and how you can unlock it.

10 Books for Ambitious People

8 Tips for Your Next Job Interview

by Johnny Webber

1. Do some research. Know the company. Know their goals. Be capable of discussing these things.

2. Personalize your cover letter and résumé. Tailor your résumé to the company. Don’t hand over something generic that you have passed on to dozens of other companies. It shows.

3. Prepare answers to common questions. You will be asked what your biggest weakness is. Have an answer. Here is a list of other common interview questions you should have answers to.

4. Dress appropriately. First impressions are important. Look like you care about the job. Even if you are just dropping off a résumé, dress to impress.

5. Turn off your phone. You don’t want that thing going off during the interview.

6. Be punctual. The first task you are given is to be on time to your interview. Don’t screw it up.

7. Practice confident body language. Mimicking confident body language will make you more confident. If you have not watched Amy Cuddy’s TED talk on body language, watch it now.

8. Ask questions. Make sure the job is a fit for you. Ask about day-to-day responsibilities. Ask your interviewer what they like most about the company. Find out if this is somewhere you want to spend a good chunk of your time.

8 Tips for Your Next Job Interview

13 Interactive Links to Teach You Science

by Johnny Webber

1. Why is the Sky Blue? – No, it doesn’t reflect the ocean. 

2. San Francisco Fog – Learn how fog banks are formed.

3. Re-Creation of Apollo 11 – An interactive re-creation of the first mission to the Moon.

4. Solar System Scope – Click around the Solar System and learn something about each planet.

5. How Big is Space? – Go from liftoff to the edge of the Solar System.

6. Scale of the Universe – From quantum foam to the edges of the Universe.

7. Evolution of the Universe – From the Big Bang until today. An interactive timeline of everything in the Universe.

8. Interactive Ear – A guide to hearing.

9. Interactive Brain – Learn about different parts of the brain and what they do.

10. Scale of the Brain – Learn how big parts of the brain are relative to each other.

11. Cell Size and Scale – Learn how big cells and other small things are.

12. Higgs Boson – What is it and why is it so important?

13. Periodic Table – An interactive breakdown of the periodic table.

13 Interactive Links to Teach You Science

5 Tips for the Credit Card User

by Johnny Webber

1. Know your credit score. Apply for cards in your range. You can check your score at annualcreditreport.com

2. Don’t pay fees. Don’t get a card that requires annual fees. They are for suckers. Visit bankrate.com to find a credit card that fits your needs.

3. Pay off you credit cards every month. Set up automatic payments, so you don’t accumulate interest. If you have credit card debt, pay it off immediately. Call your credit card company to negotiate a payment plan if you need it.

4. Take advantage of the perks. Credit cards come with a number of free benefits you might not be aware of

5. Keep credit usage below 30%. If you are expecting a credit check soon, make sure your credit usage is below 30%.

5 Tips for the Credit Card User

7 Tips for the Beard Grower

by Johnny Webber

1. Keep it trimmed. Avoid the homeless look. Buy a proper trimmer, and keep those hairs maintained.

2. Avoid the patchy beard. Wait until you can grow a full beard before attempting to do so.

3. Clearly define the neck line. Avoid the neck beard look. Don’t leave stubble under the neck line. 

4. Do not trim all the way to the jaw line. Start the neck line about two finger widths above the Adam’s apple. Imagine a line swooping from one ear lobe to the next. That is where you draw your neck line. Read this for more.

5. Do not let it wander too far north. Keep your cheek line in check. Here is a guide on what the cheek line should look like.

6. Trim your upper lip. Trim about a one millimeter gap between your upper lip and mustache. Make those lips pop.

7. Use conditioner. It is hair after all. Conditioning your beard will make it feel great and itch less.

7 Tips for the Beard Grower

9 Essential Every Day Carry Items

by Johnny Webber

1. Smart Phone – Smart phones are the perfect Swiss army knife. They function as a GPS, web browser, address book, and more.

2. Misfit Shine – Track your physical activity and sleep with this sleek and sexy watch.

3. Saddleback Leather Wallet – Simple and thin. This wallet is the perfect fit for your pocket.

4. Titanium Sunglasses – Regular sunglasses are easy to break. Titanium sunglasses are not. Plus, they double as a bottle opener.

5. Fisher Space Pen – There is a reason astronauts use this thing. It is simply the best pen in existence.

6. Keychain Flash Drive – You never know when you might need to transport data.

7. Stainless Steel Keychain Cable – You gotta put those keys on something.

8. Utili-Key Multi-Tool – Open bottles, packages, letters, and screw most screws.

9. Lip Balm – Keep those lips from chapping.

9 Essential Every Day Carry Items

9 Websites to Relax You

by Johnny Webber

1. thequietplaceproject.com – Take 90 seconds to disconnect from everything.

2. donothingfor2minutes.com – Just relax and listen to the waves.

3. calm.com – Keep calm and visit this website.

4. weavesilk.com – Mesmerize yourself with some soothing visuals.

5. rainymood.com – Relax yourself with the trickle of rainfall.

6. noisli.com – A background noise generator with forest sounds, train sounds, wind sounds, and more.

7. classyfireplace.com – Sit by the fire and listen to some smooth jazz as the rain falls. 

8. showerti.me – Simulate the soothing sounds of a shower without wasting water.

9. coffitivity.com – Enjoy the gentle buzz of a coffee shop in the morning.

9 Websites to Relax You