20 TED Talks Everyone Should Watch

by Johnny Webber

1. The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen by Hans Rosling – See statistics presented to you in an eye popping way.

2. The Transformative Power of Classical Music by Benjamin Zander – Realize your untapped love towards classical music.

3. Your Body Language Changes Who You Are by Amy Cuddy – Body language affects how others see us, but it also affects how we see ourselves.

4. The Art of Misdirection by Appollo Robbins – The world’s greatest pickpocket shows you the flaws in human perception.

5. Learning From Dirty Jobs by Mike Rowe – Rowe shares his experience castrating lambs. Also listen to Rowe puts his TED talk into context.

6. Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor – Listen to a neuroanatomist tell you how she had a stroke step-by-step.

7. Do Schools Kill Creativity by Sir Ken Robinson – Robinson argues for a school system that nurtures creativity.

8. The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown – Brown shares her personal quest to know herself and understand humanity.

9. Watch Me Play…the Audience by Bobby McFerrin – McFerrin uses the pentatonic scale to reveal a surprising way our brains are wired.

10. How to Tie Your Shoes by Terry Moore – You have been tying your shoes the wrong way your entire life.

11. The Danger of a Single Story by Chimimanda Adichie – The novelist tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice.

12. How to Use One Paper Towel by Joe Smith – We waste a lot of paper.

13. What’s Wrong With TED Talks by Benjamin Bratton – Why don’t the bright futures discussed in TED talks come true?

14. Looking Past Limits by Caroline Casey – Casey challenges perceptions with the story of her life.

15. Close-Up Card Magic With a Twist by Lennart Green – Pick a card, any card.

16. The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong by Dan Pallotta – Pallotta calls out the double standard of our relationship with charities.

17. Beats That Defy Boxes by Reggie Watts – Watch as Watts blends poetry and crosses musical genres.

18. The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain – Cain tells us why introverts are underrated and underutilized.

19. Starting With Why by Simon Sinek – Sinek discusses why we gravitate towards certain people and companies instead of others.

20. Depression: The Secret We Share by Andrew Solomon – A man shares his experiences with depression.

20 TED Talks Everyone Should Watch

18 Essential Items for the World Traveler

by Johnny Webber

1. Passport – No explanation needed.

2. Backpack – Get one big enough to carry your stuff, but small enough to fit as a carry-on.

3. GoPro – Bring some memories back home with you. 

4. 2-in-1 Laptop Tablet – A lightweight laptop is essential for those who need to get work done on the road.

5. Kindle – Keep dozens of books within arm’s reach.

6. Playing Cards – Play card games with new friends when you have some downtime.

7. Money Belt – Watch out for those pickpockets. 

8. Microfiber Towel – Buy a quick dry towel, so you can pop it in your bag and go.

9. Buff Handkerchief – A very versatile piece of clothing that can be used as a headband, scarf, face mask, and more. 

10. Packing Cubes – Optimize your backpack space.

11. LifeStraw Water Filter – Clean water can be pretty scarce in some parts of the world. That is where this thing comes in handy.

12. Water Bottle – You will get thirsty while you are out and about. Get a water bottle with easy access.

13. Plug Converter – Different countries have different plugs.

14. Headlamp – Bring a hands-free light.

15. Journal – Record your thoughts and experiences.

16. Sleeping Bag Liner – For those not-so-clean hostel beds.

17. Ear Plugs – They come in handy if you are trying to sleep on a crowded train or in a noisy hostel.

18. Padlock – Keep your luggage safe and secure while you are exploring.

18 Essential Items for the World Traveler

My Rules for Hitting the Gym

by Johnny Webber

Note: These rules work for me. they might not work for you.

1. Don’t miss three days in a row. Two days is okay. Three days is the start of a trend.

2. Don’t miss a Monday. Monday sets the tone for the rest of the week. 

3. Take the weekend off. Saturday and Sunday are the days I have off from work and working out. 

4. Give your muscles a break. Muscles need time to recover. I try not to work out the same muscle groups on back-to-back days.

5. Do at least five minutes. I tell myself going to the gym is enough. I don’t have to work out for ninety minutes. I don’t even have to work out for thirty minutes. But since I’m there, I always figure I might as well do everything I need to do.

6. Have a plan. Every time I go to the gym, I already have a routine planned.

7. Keep moving. When I’m at the gym I try to keep water breaks short, and I do not meander between exercises.

My Rules for Hitting the Gym

15 Tips for Young People

by Johnny Webber

1. Recognize that you are not as smart as you think you are. You might be able to get by on your intelligence now, but that will not last forever. Practice good study habits. Learn to think critically. 

2. You and your high school sweetheart probably won’t be together forever, and that is okay. Put your own future first. Try finding out who you are and what you want to be before making commitments. 

3. Credit cards are not magic money. Don’t get a credit card until you are ready to use it responsibly.

4. Don’t pick up smoking. Don’t do it. If you already do, quit now. 

5. Travel when you get the chance. Experience as much as you can before you have major responsibilities. 

6. Take care of your face. Wear sunscreen. Clean your pillowcase regularly (especially if you get acne). Stop touching your face so much. 

7. Use protection. STDs are bad. Pregnancy is expensive.

8. Workout a little bit. Try to get yourself into shape while you are still young. It gets harder and harder the older you get.

9. Be nice to your parents. You might not find them cool now, but you will miss them like hell when they are gone.

10. You are not entitled to everything you want. Do not expect the world or anybody else to give you whatever you want. You have to earn it yourself.

11. Save a little money when you can. Get in the mindset of putting a little money aside whenever possible. Practice frugal habits.

12. Do not be afraid to be different. High school kids think they are a lot cooler than they are. Avoid the hive mentality. Be your own person. Pursue your own interests.

13. Learn to cook a few dishes. Have your parents teach you if they can. It will come in handy when you are on your own.

14. What you do in high school will not matter to anyone in ten years. Do not stress so much about grades or making the varsity team.

15. Listen more than you speak. You can learn a lot from other people’s experiences and mistakes.

15 Tips for Young People

14 Links to Improve Your Male Fashion Knowledge

by Johnny Webber

1. howclothesshouldfit.com – Howclothesshouldfit.com is a guide for finding clothes that fit (duh). It covers dress shirts, blazers and suit jackets, coats, chinos, dress trousers, jeans, ties, and shoes.

2. basicwardrobe.info – Basicwardrobe.info seeks to provide men a minimal capsule wardrobe composed of only high quality items.

3. Imgur Fashion Guides – This Imgur album has guides on color schemes, how clothes should fit, grooming tips, and much more.

4. dressed.so – Take a picture of today’s outfit and share it with the world. Get cred for dressing well, and feel good about yourself.

5. ascotproject.com – Share outfits without sharing your face, or just save them for later. Assemble an outfit and share it with others by tagging where the items came from.

6. judg.me – Whether we like it or not, first impressions mean a lot. Judg.me allows others a chance to share their impression of you. Find out whether people find you introverted or extroverted, smart or dense.

7. putthison.com – Dress like a grownup. Get fashion news, outfit tips, and product reviews from people who care about male fashion.

8. dappered.com – Dappered helps you find outfits that make you look sharp without breaking the bank.

9. Tumblr blogs – Here is a list of 25 follow-worthy Tumblr’s to help you improve your fashion sense.

10. Alpha M. Consulting – Head over to Alpha M’s YouTube channel and get advice on improving your image, style, and grooming.

11. retailmenot.com – If you are ever looking to buy your clothes online, be sure to check retailmenot.com for coupon codes before making your purchase.

12. amazon.com – Amazon has every item of clothing you can imagine from almost every brand out there. Make sure to read the reviews.

13. reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice – My number one resource for everything fashion related. This subreddit is a fantastic community of fashion enthusiasts. The sidebar will be your best friend.

14. cutterandtailor.com/forum – The key to a good outfit is not color schemes or patterns. It’s about fit. Make sure your clothes fit properly, and if they do not, get them tailored.

14 Links to Improve Your Male Fashion Knowledge

Body Language Everyone Should Avoid

by Johnny Webber

1. Folded arms. Your arms cannot protect you from interacting with others.

2. Hands in pockets. You are not cold. You are just being anti-social.

3. Slouching. Stand up straight. Look tall and confident. Don’t shrivel away as if you want to disappear.

4. Fidgeting. It makes you look nervous and uncomposed.

5. Avoiding eye contact. It makes you look ashamed, which you have zero reason to be.

6. Checking your phone constantly. Don’t look so bored.

7. Fake smiling. People can tell. Real smile or bust.

8. Touching your face. Don’t hide behind your hands.

Body Language Everyone Should Avoid

10 Authors Whose Complete Works Are Worth Reading

by Johnny Webber

1. Ernest Hemingway – An expert on bullfighting, booze, women, and big game hunting. 

2. Cormac McCarthy – Get ready for some of the most disturbing reads you can imagine.

3. Haruki Murakami – Murakami is a Japanese writer whose works have been published in over 50 languages. He is described as a modern day Franz Kafka.

4. John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men, Grapes of Wrath, Tortilla Flat, East of Eden. The list goes on and on.

5. Kurt Vonnegut – Cynical, funny, and weird.

6. Bill Bryson – Bill Bryson stands out on this list because he is the only non-fiction writer, but do not let that discourage you. Bryson’s writings are captivating and mind-opening. Bryson has written books on science, travel, and much more.

7. Douglas Adams – The witty author who wrote the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series.

8. Stephen King – Everything he writes turns into a hit. If you like scary novels, King is your guy.

9. Terry Pratchett – There needed to be some fantasy on this list, and for that we have Pratchett.

10. Roald Dahl – Dahl wrote some of the best children’s books in existence. 

10 Authors Whose Complete Works Are Worth Reading

13 Websites to Help You Find Your Next Job

by Johnny Webber

1. indeed.com – The number one job search site in the world.

2. linkedin.com – A social networking site for your career.

3. glassdoor.com – Find out how companies treat their employees.

4. thepminterview.com – Practice interview questions.

5. freeyourresume.com – Free résumé templates.

6. leavethe.us – Find a job in a foreign country.

7. jobscan.co – Analyze how well your résumé matches a job description.

8. jobkaster.com – Find a local job.

9. startupjob.me – Find a job with a startup.

10. startupjob.org – Find startup jobs via Twitter.

11. hackmatch.com – Get matched up with a start-up.

12. workingnomads.co – A curated list of remote jobs.

13. elance.com – If you cannot find a job, you might as well try some freelance stuff.

13 Websites to Help You Find Your Next Job

12 Sayings to Inspire and Motivate You

by Johnny Webber

1. You have a limited time to do everything you have ever wanted.

2. Ask yourself what you would do if you weren’t afraid.

3. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

4. The only thing standing between you and your goals is the story you tell yourself so you can’t achieve them.

5. There are seven days in a week. Someday isn’t one of them.

6. Nobody on their deathbed wishes they worked more.

7. Live a life of “oh wells” rather than a life of “what ifs.”

8. What you do today is important; you are exchanging a day of your life for it.

9. Good things come to those who go out and take it.

10. If it is important to you, you will find a way.

11. Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.

12. The bigger the mountain, the better the view.

12 Sayings to Inspire and Motivate You

8 Websites to Help You Learn a New Instrument

by Johnny Webber

1. JustinGuitar.com – Hundreds of free guitar lessons with video and audio.

2. DrumLessons.com – The ultimate online resource for drummers of all levels.

3. PlayBassNow.com – Learn to slap that bass.

4. ZebraKeys.com – 50 free piano lessons for various difficulties.

5. PianoPractice.org – A free online PDF on the fundamentals of piano practice.

6. UkuleleUnderground.com – Video tutorials on playing the uke.

7. UkuleleHunt.com – Blog, lessons, ebook, and more on playing the ukulele.

8. ViolinOnline.com – Violin music and instruction for all ages.

8 Websites to Help You Learn a New Instrument

8 Rules for Good Improv

by Johnny Webber

1. “Yes and…” Work with your scene partner, not against them.

2. Add something new. Add new details. Move the story forward. Do not just agree and wait for your partner to pick up the slack.

3. Don’t deny. The second you say no, the scene stops. 

4. Avoid open ended questions. Open ended questions make your partner stop and come up with answers. 

5. Be specific. Details move the scene forward. It gives your partner more to work off of.

6. Don’t worry about being funny. Good improv is interesting improv. Let the funny work itself out.

7. Use your body. Gesture. Use your body to communicate something other than what you are saying.

8. Be unselfish. Don’t be afraid to set your partner up. Everybody is a supporting character.

8 Rules for Good Improv

70 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet

by Johnny Webber

1. netflixroulette.net – Find something random to watch on Netflix.
2. pintsinthesun.co.uk – Find somewhere to drink a pint in the sun.
3. favoriteandforget.com – The most useful and educational links on the web, updated daily.
4. fpage.co – Warning: NSFW language. Daily links to enlighten and educate you.
5. ninite.com – Download all the free software you want at the same time.
6. squirt.io – Speed read the web one word at a time.
7. shouldiremoveit.com – Find out which applications you should remove from your computer. 
8. avoidhumans.com – Find places to go in public that are not crowded.
9. keybr.com – Practice your touch typing.
10. oldversion.com – Get old versions of software.
11. readability-score.com – Find out how readable text is.
12. deadmansswitch.net – Have emails sent when you die.
13. mint.com – Budget your money.
14. roadtrippers.com – Plan your route with the best lodging and attractions.
15. duckduckgo.com – A search engine that is not following you.
16. padmapper.com – Maps out possible apartments/homes that fit your criteria.
17. zillow.com – Another great source for finding your next home.
18. printfriendly.com – Make any webpage print friendly.
19. printwhatyoulike.com – Print precisely what you want from any webpage. 
20. privnote.com – Write a note to someone that will self-destruct after they read it.
21. freecycle.org – A network of people giving away free stuff in their towns.
22. couchsurfing.org – Crash on someone’s couch anywhere in the world.
23. recipepuppy.com – Search for recipes based on the ingredients you have.
24. pipl.com – A search engine for finding people.
25. charitynavigator.org – Evaluates various charities.
26. newsmap.jp – Popular news headlines.
27. radioreference.com – Listen to radio channels across the nation.
28. jimmyr.com – Link aggregator.
29. wolframalpha.com – A computational knowledge engine.
30. heavens-above.com – Follow satellites and constellations.
31. whatismyip.com – Figure out you I.P. address.
32. spreeder.com – Improve reading speed and comprehension.
33. simplynoise.com – Listen to white noise.
34. camelcamelcamel.com – Tracks prices for any product.
35. ptable.com – An interactive periodic table.
36. retailmenot.com – Find coupons for just about anything.
37. searchtempest.com – Search all of craigslist with one search.
38. join.me – Peek in on somebody’s computer screen.
39. thistothat.com – Find out the best way to glue this to that.
40. woorank.com – Find out what your website is missing, how you can improve it, and how to make Google recognize it better.
41. scribblemaps.com – Draw on maps then share them with friends.
42. mailvu.com – Video email.
43. rhymer.com – Online rhyming dictionary.
44. homestyler.com – Design your dream home.
45. wetransfer.com – An easy way to send big files.
46. pastebin.com – A place to paste text.
47. idlekeyboard.com – Make it sound like you are hard at work.
48. dropbox.com – Backup your sensitive document online.
49. seatguru.com – Find out where the best seats are on your plane flight.
50. unlistmy.info – Find out which websites store data about you, and tell them to unlist your info.
51. twofoods.com – Compare two foods..
52. gasbuddy.com – Find local gas prices.
53. sleepyti.me – Plan out your sleep schedule better.
54. ripetrack.com – Find out when certain fruits are ripe .
55. compassionpit.com – Talk out your problems with others, or help others yourself.
56. paperbackswap.com – Swap books with others.
57. swole.me – Plan out your meals better.
58. weatherspark.com – A graphical look at the weather.
59. network-tools.com – Various network tools.
60. amazon.com – The best place to buy things online.
61. writecheck.com – Correct grammar and check for plagiarism.
62. wakerupper.com – Send yourself a wake-up call.
63. pcpartpicker.com – Plan out your next PC build.
64. nophonetrees.com – Talk to an actual person instead of a machine when you call customer service.
65. loads.in – Find out how long it takes websites to load.
66. calorieking.com – Find nutrition information on various foods.
67. manualslib.com – A database of PDF manuals for various products.
68. eatthismuch.com – Create meal plans to meet your nutrition targets.
69. keepmeout.com – Lock yourself out of time wasting websites.
70. glassdoor.com – Research what it is like to work with certain companies. 

Next, read 15 books to teach you a new skill.

70 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet

8 Links to Help You Improve Your Flexibility and Stretching

by Johnny Webber

1. Starting Stretching – A jumping off point for beginners. 

2. Tim Hall on Flexibility and Stretching – A collection of stretching and flexibility information.

3. Kit Laughlin on YouTube – Instructional videos on movement, flexibility, and strength.

4. Stretching and Flexibility by Brad Appleton – A free online book about stretching and flexibility.

5. Toe Touch Progression Video – Watch this video to see what steps you need to take in order to touch your toes.

6. Stretching Scientifically by Thomas Kurz – A guide to flexibility training complete with exercise routines.

7. Relax into Stretch by Pavel Tsatsouline – Instant flexibility through mastering muscle tension.

8. Stretching & Flexibility by Kit Laughlin – A book that really explains flexibility and what you are getting out of it.

8 Links to Help You Improve Your Flexibility and Stretching

12 Items to Make Your Life More Comortable

by Johnny Webber

1. Darn Tough Socks – You spend a lot of your day on your feet. Make them feel comfortable. 

2. Ostrich Pillow – Just plop your head down when you need that study break.

3. Neck Pillow – They might look silly, but they make travel much more comfortable.

4. Mattress Topper – You are in bed six hours a day. A good mattress topper will make you feel like you are sleeping on clouds. 

5. High Thread Count Sheets – It’s like sleeping in lotion.

6. Hammock – Lay back and enjoy the outdoors.

7. Ex Officio Briefs – Keep your junk snug.

8. Ergonomic Office Chair – Your job likely makes you sit down a ton. Get comfortable at your desk.

9. Back Scratcher – Get those hard to reach spots. 

10. Microfiber Comforter – You have the mattress topper, you have the sheets, now you need the comforter.

11. Scalp Massager – You do not understand pleasure unless you have used one of these.

12. Snuggie – Yes, they are ridiculous looking, and yes, they are incredibly comfortable.

12 Items to Make Your Life More Comortable

15 Websites for the Engineering Student

by Johnny Webber

1. EngineeringToolbox.com – Resources, tools, and basic information for engineering and design of technical applications.

2. Eng-Tips.com – Intelligent work forums for engineering professionals. 

3. AllAboutCircuits.com – A series of online textbooks covering electricity and electronics.

4. CircuitLab.com – Schematics and simulations.

5. EEVblog.com – An off-the-cuff video blog for electronics engineers.

6. AeroStudents.com – A website meant to help aerospace engineering students with their studies. 

7. LearnChemE.com – Educational resources for chemical engineering.

8. CFD-Online.com – Online center for computational fluid dynamics.

9. MatWeb.com – A searchable database of material properties.

10. Gridzzly.com – Make your own grid paper.

11. Paul’s Online Math Notes – Online math tutorials and notes.

12. MathInsight.org – Learn the concepts in mathematics.

13. WolframAlpha.com – Calculate anything.

14. PatrickJMT.com – Free and useful math videos.

15. KhanAcademy.org – Math videos and so much more.

15 Websites for the Engineering Student