Improve Your Social Health and Increase the Value of Your Social Circle


Improve Your Social Health and Increase the Value of Your Social Circle

How can you improve your social health if your social circle needs more high-value members? How can you improve your social health in your current social circle? In our last post we discussed “value vampires,” those people who suck away attention from you and others. These value vampires can hold you back and bring negativity into your space. In this … Read More


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The Illustrated Art of Manliness


The Illustrated Art of Manliness

One of the things that Brett McKay sometimes does at the end of an Art of Manliness podcast is a five-minute conversation with a host of another podcast. On one particular occasion he interviewed this guy named Jordan who had a show called The Art of Charm. I really enjoyed what he had to say, added the show to my … Read More


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Stuck? Here Are Nine Things You Can Do Right Now


Stuck? Here Are Nine Things You Can Do Right Now

So you’re stuck. You’ve been riding a nice wave for a minute, only to suddenly find yourself out of momentum, adrift in your work, idling in neutral. Your passion is a nice idea. Your drive is a distant memory. Whatever it takes to move forward, you’ve lost it somewhere along the way. Then come the thoughts. The worry. The anxiety. … Read More


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What Happened When I Interviewed Roger Stone: A Case Study in Confirmation Bias


What Happened When I Interviewed Roger Stone: A Case Study in Confirmation Bias

A few weeks ago, I interviewed Roger Stone. I knew it would be a controversial episode. Given Stone’s outsized and unsettling role in American politics, I expected our audience to have a range of opinions about the interview, most of them, I imagined, quite critical. After all, Stone is one of the key people responsible for the tenor and controversy … Read More


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