10 Essential Items for the Home Office

by Johnny Webber

1. My Passport External Hard Drive – Back-up your data.

2. Back to the Roots AquaFarm – Liven up your office space with plants and a pet.

3. Dead Fred Pen Holder – It’s practical and a desk toy all in one.

4. Quartet Magnetic Dry-Erase Board – Have a place to brainstorm your ideas.

5. Office Star Ergonomic Desk Chair – Get the lumbar support you need.

6. Logitech HD Webcam – Make HD Skype conference calls.

7. Brother Laser Printer – No more reloading the ink cartridges.

8. The Roost Stand – Stop hunching over when you use your laptop.

9. Belkin Swivel Surge Protector – The more tech oriented you are, the more stuff you need charged.

10. Just Mobile Headphone Stand – Play some tunes to drown out distractions.

10 Essential Items for the Home Office

7 Awesome Ways to Censor Your Social Media Friends

by Johnny Webber

1. HeyGirl.io – Instantly change all images on a webpage to Ryan Gosling.

2. nCage – Replace all images on all pages to Nicolas Cage.

3. Herp Derp – Replace YouTube comments with random herps and derps.

4. Meowbify.com – Turn the Internet cat friendly.

5. GetRather.com– Replace anything you want in your social media feeds with things you would rather see.

6. SpoilerShield.com – Block movie and television spoilers in your social media feeds.

7. SocialFixer.com – Hide parts of your social media feed you do not want to see.

7 Awesome Ways to Censor Your Social Media Friends

12 Tips to Make You More Likeable

by Johnny Webber

1. Smile more.

2. Let people talk about themselves when they want to talk about themselves. 

3. Don’t force people to talk about themselves when they don’t want to.

4. Let others vent.

5. Don’t complain about your problems.

6. Never be negative.

7. Realize others do not have to share your opinions.

8. Be interested in what other people have to say.

9. Be respectful.

10. Be nice.

11. Do not give unsolicited advice.

12. Laugh at your own mistakes.

12 Tips to Make You More Likeable

The 12 Best Websites for the Beer Enthusiast

by Johnny Webber

1. BeerAdvocate.com – Discuss, rate, and review beers.

2. GreatBrewers.com – Beer news, products, and tools.

3. TalkBeer.com – A community forum for talking about beer.

4. BeerMenus.com – Find craft beer near you.

5. TapHunter.com – Find awesome craft beer at local bars, bottle shops, and tasting rooms.

6. TapList.at – Find out what is on tap at your favorite beer locations.

7. CestLaBeer.com – An introduction to craft beer for the beginner.

8. BeerCalendar.com – A list of seasonal and limited release beer in your area.

9. HowToBrew.com – Learn how to homebrew your own beer. If you want to learn how to brew your own beer, Palmer’s book is a must buy.

10. BrewToad.com – Create and share your favorite homebrew recipes.

11. /r/beer – Reddit’s beer lover community.

12. /r/homebrewing – Reddit’s homebrewer community.

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The 12 Best Websites for the Beer Enthusiast

10 Websites to Help You Find Amazing Quotes

by Johnny Webber

1. Quotery.com – Over 125,000 quips, quotes, and proverbs.

2. Quotacle.com – Search and watch over 250,000 lines of dialogue in 180 movies.

3. BadNewspaper.com – The most awesomely bad newspaper quotes.

4. Coxisms.com – Quotes from Dr. Cox from the show Scrubs.

5. Quoterrr.com – Get quotes served to you in a minimalistic fashion.

6. Quoteland.com – Quotes of all types from sports to literary, from motivational to artistic.

7. BrainyQuote.com – Quotes organized by topic and author.

8. WorldOfQuotes.com – Famous quotes, proverbs, and sayings.

9. Spoken.ly – Put beautiful quotes on beautiful posters.

10. ReciteThis.com – Turn a quote into an amazing masterpiece. 

10 Websites to Help You Find Amazing Quotes

The Ultimate List of 50 Man Tips

by Johnny Webber

1. Buy high quality tools, so you only have to buy them once.

2. Keep a change of clothes at the office.

3. Never hit anyone unless they are an immediate threat.

4. Every hat should serve a purpose.

5. Never take her to the movies on the first date.

6. Learn to wet shave.

7. Nothing looks better than a well-tailored suit.

8. Shave with the grain on the first go-around.

9. Always look a person in the eye when you talk to them.

10. Buy a plunger before you need a plunger.

11. Exercise makes you happy. Run, lift, and play sports.

12. Brush your teeth before you put on your tie.

13. A small amount of your paycheck should go directly to your savings account every month.

14. Call Mom and Dad every week.

15. Never wear a clip-on tie.

16. Give a firm handshake.

17. Compliment her shoes.

18. Never leave a pint unfinished.

19. If you aren’t confident, fake it. It will come around.

20. You can tell the size of a man by the size of things that bother him.

21. Be conscious of your body language.

22. The only reason to ever point a gun at someone is if you intend to shoot them. Period.

23. Always stand to shake someone’s hand.

24. Never lend anything you can’t afford to lose.

25. Ask more than you answer. Everybody likes to talk about themselves.

26. Never have sex with anyone that doesn’t want it as much as you.

27. Go for women out of your league. You may end up surprised.

28. Manliness is not only being able to take care of yourself, but others as well.

29. Go with the decision that will make for a good story.

30. When you walk, look straight ahead, not at your feet.

31. Nice guys don’t finish last, boring guys do.

32. Find your passion and figure out how to get paid for it.

33. Don’t let the little head do the thinking for the big head.

34. No matter their job or status, everyone deserves your respect.

35. The most important thing you can learn is personal responsibility. Bad things happen; it’s your job to overcome them.

36. The first one to get angry loses.

37. A man does what needs to be done without complaining.

38. Never stop learning.

39. Always go out into public dressed like you’re about to meet the love of your life.

40. Don’t change yourself just to make someone happy.

41. If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.

42. Luck favors the prepared.

43. Women find confidence sexy as hell.

44. Do whatever you want to do, but be the best at it.

45. No one is on their deathbed wishing they spent more time at work.

46. Foreplay is important.

47. First impressions matter.

48. Don’t waste your time on gossip.

49. Under-promise and over-deliver.

50. Own up to your screw-ups.

The Ultimate List of 50 Man Tips

13 Popular Science Books Everyone Should Read

by Johnny Webber

1. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking – A book in which Hawking attempts to explain a range of subjects in cosmology to the non-specialist reader.

2. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson – The history of science through the stories of the people who made the discoveries.

3. The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan – An explanation of the scientific method for laypeople.

4. Cosmos by Carl Sagan – Sagan explores 15 billion years of cosmic evolution and the development of science and civilization

5. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins – A look at evolution from the viewpoint of genes.

6. Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman – Six simplified chapters that explain the forces of the universe.

7. The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene – A non-technical assessment of string and superstring theory and some of its shortcomings.

8. Bad Science by Ben Goldacre – A look at how people bend science to fit their agendas. 

9. The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins – A look at the flaws of intelligent design and why natural selection is the only reality.

10. Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan – A vision of the human future in space.

11. Physics of the Impossible by Dr. Michio Kaku – Kaku discusses speculative technologies to introduce topics of fundamental physics.

12. A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman – A look at how the different senses work and the varied means by which different cultures have sought to stimulate them.

13. Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter – Learn how concepts in mathematics, symmetry, and intelligence are connected.

13 Popular Science Books Everyone Should Read

12 of Daily Zen List’s Top Posts So Far

by Johnny Webber

1. Advice for People in Their 20s

2. 70 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet

3. 12 Useful Websites to Improve Your Writing

4. 18 Essential Items for the World Traveler

5. 13 Resources You Should Use Instead of Cable

6. How to Protect Your Online Privacy

7. 15 Interactive Websites to Teach You How to Code

8. 12 Websites to Help You Find Something to Do

9. 11 Apps to Help You Create Better Habits

10. 8 Websites to Help You Learn a New Instrument

11. 15 Books to Teach You a New Skill

12. 10 Books That Will Make You More Productive

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12 of Daily Zen List’s Top Posts So Far

How to Speed Read

by Johnny Webber

1. Don’t subvocalize. When most people read, they say the words aloud in their head. This is called subvocalization. This is the reason we read so slow. To avoid subvocalization, the words need to bypass that middle step. The website spreeder.com can help eliminate this tendency by flashing you words faster than you can subvocalize them.

2. Use a tracker. Your eyes tend to jerk back and forth as you read a line of text (whether you realize it or not). Every time your eyes jerk, you risk the chance of losing your place as you are reading, causing the need to re-read text. This is where the tracker comes in. Underline the text you are reading with your finger as you are reading. Move your tracker at a rapid, yet steady pace, and your jerking eyes will not lose their place in the text.

3. Read words in chunks. Instead of taking the words one-by-one, read them in chunks. The website www.eyercize.com allows you to highlight a set number of words at a time as you read text.

4. Practice. Don’t worry about comprehension. Practice with the above techniques. Use both spreeder.com and eyercize.com, and as you practice, challenge yourself by increasing the words per minute. 

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How to Speed Read