10 Tips for Your Next Camping Adventure

by Johnny Webber

1. Gather all the fire wood you need for the night and put it in a pile. Then when you are done, grab more wood.

2. Don’t leave food in your tent. You don’t want to return and see a raccoon (or worse, a bear) tearing through your things.

3. Let someone know where you are camping. Give a friend your exact itinerary in case of an emergency.

4. Check your shoes before you put them on. You never know what might be crawling around in there.

5. Leave no trace behind. Not only should you be picking up your trash, but you should be picking up any trash you see.

6. Bring dehydrated food. Instant rice, dried fruit, and trail mix are your best friends.

7. Bring an extra roll of toilet paper. Leaves are not the best alternative.

8. Bring a headlamp. No more carrying around a light at night.

9. Learn first aid. Again, be prepared for emergencies.

10. Avoid low spots for your tent. Pick a spot for your tent that won’t flood if it rains. 

10 Tips for Your Next Camping Adventure

13 Websites for Gamers

by Johnny Webber

1. howlongtobeat.com – Find out how long it takes to beat your favorite video games.

2. systemrequirementslab.com – Discover the system requirements to play specific computer games.

3. sndtst.com – A sound test for hundreds of games.

4. find-playdate.com – Find gamers to game with.

5. pcgamingwiki.com – Find solutions to your PC game problems.

6. videogamena.me – Generate video game names.

7. kongregate.com – Play over 98,000 free in-browser games.

8. armorgames.com – Hundreds of flash games.

9. game-oldies.com – Play retro games online.

10. playr.org/games – Get nostalgic with old school games.

11. pica-pic.com – Play handheld electronic games right in your browser.

12. ign.com – Video game deals and reviews.

13. tastekid.com – Discover new games that match your tastes.

13 Websites for Gamers

7 Books to Make You a Better Critical Thinker

by Johnny Webber

1. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman – Learn about the two systems that make us think. There is the fast, intuitive, and emotional side. Then there is the slower, more deliberative, and more logical.

2. How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler – Learn to look at a piece of text and analyze it critically.

3. Manufacturing Consent by Herman and Chomsky – Become a skeptical thinker. Question media. Question politicians. Question everything.

4. Plato’s Dialogues – An introduction to Platonic philosophy.

5. The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan – Learn to differentiate between pseudoscience and the real thing.

6. Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely – An argument that refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways.

7. The Art of Deception by Capaldi and Smit – How to win an argument, recognize a fallacy, persuade a skeptic, and more.

7 Books to Make You a Better Critical Thinker

10 Websites to Forward Your Career

by Johnny Webber

1. linkedin – The world’s largest professional network.

2. about.me – The easiest way to make a personal page.

3. newsle.com – Find out when a friend or colleague makes the news.

4. payscale.com –Find out what you should pay or get paid.

5. glassdoor.com – Find out who is worth working for.

6. indeed.com – Just one search to find the best available jobs.

7. salary.com – Tools, advice, and data you need to understand and reach your full earning potential.

8. mynextmove.org – Find out what you should do for a living.

9. idealist.org – A job search engine for those who want to make a difference.

10. careeronestop.org – 

Find career, training, and job search resources.

10 Websites to Forward Your Career

Fitness Quotes to Get You Motivated

by Johnny Webber

1. “I don’t have time” is the grown-up version of “the dog ate my homework.”

2. Motivation is fleeting. Discipline lasts forever.

3. If you’re tired of starting over, then stop giving up.

4. Take care of your body. It’s the only one you got.

5. Sweat is fat crying.

6. Every workout counts.

7. Someone busier than you is at the gym right now.

8. You only live once. You might as well be a badass.

9. A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs. 

10. A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.

Fitness Quotes to Get You Motivated

9 Things You Should Do Every Day

by Johnny Webber

1. Avoid excess. Take everything in moderation. Donuts. Work. Social time. Drinks. Don’t go overboard.

2. Prioritize your to-do list. Take the time every night to set your schedule for the next day.

3. Limit time wasters. Take half an hour to read your emails and get your social networking out of the way.

4. Absorb new information. Listen to podcasts. Listen to audiobooks. Read.

5. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning. You’re groggy because you are dehydrated. Drink a glass of water, and get your lazy butt up.

6. Remember to walk around. Don’t sit around working for too long. Remember to get up and go for a stroll.

7. Take notes. Take notes constantly. Add things to your to-do list. Jot down business ideas. Write out a new fitness routine. Whatever it is, write out your thoughts.

8. Turn off the television. It’s a completely passive activity that does nothing for your body, brain, or goals.

9. Respect your body. Get exercise. Eat three healthy meals. Drink plenty of water. Do not neglect your body.

9 Things You Should Do Every Day

12 More Useful Websites

by Johnny Webber

1. thinkcalculator.com – Online calculator resources.

2. subdood.com – Browse Reddit disguised as other websites.

3. mefancy.com – Various text and html tools.

4. linkhubb.com – The easiest way to curate and share links visually.

5. repairpal.com/estimator – Estimate the price to repair your car.

6. cleverlayover.com – Combine two roundtrip tickets from non-partner airlines to find the cheapest fares.

7. delocator.net – Find independently owned and run stores in your neighborhood.

8. droid-break.info – A list of free and open source Android apps.

9. mustsee.city – Find can’t-miss landmarks in major cities for your next visit.

10. standardresume.co – View and share beautiful resumes online.

11. transformy.io – Transform a list to the format you desire.

12. videos.pexels.com – Completely free stock video.

12 More Useful Websites

10 Websites to Help You Find the Perfect Domain Name

by Johnny Webber

1. namecheap.com – My favorite place for domains and a great place for hosting.

2. namebox.io – List your domains for sale.

3. namechk.com – Check to see if your brand name is available as a .com and on various social networks.

4. go.co – Find an available .co domain.

5. shortdomainsearch.com – Find short, single-word domains.

6. dictionarydomains.co – 12,647 legit one-word domains.

7. domcomp.com – Up-to-date domain prices, coupons, and lightning-fast availability checker for 29 registrars.

8. leandomainsearch.com – Generate domain names in seconds.

9. impossibility.org – Give them a keyword and they combine it with their carefully selected list of nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

10. agiledomainsearch.com – Filter domain names by length, popularity, and alphabetically.

10 Websites to Help You Find the Perfect Domain Name

How to Take Better Instagram Pictures

by Johnny Webber

1. Keep the camera still. A steady hand keeps the image looking sharp. Use a tripod, or rest your elbows against a steady surface.

2. Focus. Tap the screen of your phone to keep your subject in focus.

3. Don’t use the filters. They are cliched and don’t look so great in the first place.

4. Use an editing app. Apps like VSCO Cam give you a lot more options than Instagram when it comes to editing.

5. Avoid the rule of thirds. Remember you’re working with a square. The space is more constricted. Keep your subject bold and in focus.

6. Use your legs to zoom. Don’t zoom with the lens. The resolution of your image will suffer. 

7. Find a subject worthy of a photo. Stop taking pictures of your Starbucks coffee. Visit your local national park to find a subject truly worthy of a good photo.

8. Take advantage of golden hour. Golden hour is the time just before sunset when the Sun is at the optimal height for photography lighting.

How to Take Better Instagram Pictures

13 Must Read Blogs for Male Fashion Enthusiasts

by Johnny Webber

1. dieworkwear.com – A blog about classic men’s clothing and style, particularly of the tailored variety.

2. brokeandbespoke.tumblr.com – Inspiring penurious sartorialists everywhere.

3. thenordicfit.com– Sartorial passion with a Finnish flair.

4. thisfits.me – A resource for men in their 20s and 30s on dressing well.

5. dappered.com – Work the retail system so that you can be comfortable, look sharp, and save money.

6. The Getup – Affordable style for the post-college guy.

7. thesartorialist.com – A two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life.

8. putthison.com – 

A web series about dressing like a grownup.

9. simplethreads.co – Inspired by a time when garments were made with best materials, attention to detail, and a sense of pride.

10. acontinuouslean.com – A discovery agent for those with an appreciation of quality, style and provenance.

11. fashionbeans.com – Timeless style for the modern gent.

12. stayclassicblog.com – An affordable approach to classic men’s styles.

13. articlesofstyle.com – An honest and relatable lens to the world of menswear.

13 Must Read Blogs for Male Fashion Enthusiasts

Money Advice Everyone Should Follow

by Johnny Webber

1. Don’t spend more than you make.

2. If you can’t buy it twice, you can’t buy it at all.

3. When you receive a salary raise, do not raise the cost of your lifestyle.

4. Always pay your credit card bill on time.

5. The best way to double your money is to fold it in half and stick it in your pocket.

6. Learn to cook.

7. Bring a lunch to work.

8. Make a shopping list, and stick to it.

9. Use InvisibleHand and Retail Me Not for discounts on online purchases.

10. Don’t eat fast food. It’s expensive for what you get, and will harm your health in the long run.

11. Try to do most of your drinking at home instead of in restaurants and bars.

12. Don’t buy things you don’t need.

13. Automate your finances to put a little money into savings every month.

14. Don’t be afraid to ask for a raise. Don’t wait for raises to come to you. Actively seek them out.

15. Keep looking for that next job opportunity. Keep your interview skills honed, and know what you are worth on the open market.

16. Track your expenses. Find out exactly where your money goes so you don’t waste too much of it.

17. Stay out of debt. 

18. Become cautious investing in stocks. Stick to retirement funds.

Money Advice Everyone Should Follow