Manliness Precedes True Gentlemanliness | The Art of Manliness

“Over-sentimentality, over-softness, in fact washiness and mushiness are the great dangers of this age and of this people. Unless we keep the barbarian virtues, gaining the civilized ones will be of little avail.” –Theodore Roosevelt http://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/06/29/youve-got-to-be-a-man-before-you-can-be-a-gentleman/

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The Chores Kids Can Do, By Age Group

Even kids as young as two can help around the house. If you’re not sure what kinds of chores to assign your little (or big) kids, this printable chore chart offers age-appropriate suggestions. Source: The Chores Kids Can Do, By Age Group

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Stop Relying on Motivation and Make Change by Creating Systems

Motivation is great when you’ve got it. It makes you excited about things and you’re eager to put your nose to the grindstone and start working. When you don’t have it, however, your productivity can plummet. Instead, stop relying on motivation and start creating systems of habits to get things done. Source: Stop Relying on Motivation and Make Change by…

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How to Criticize (and Take Criticism) | The Art of Manliness

Dealing with criticism is a skill every well-adjusted man should possess. We give and take criticism among our co-workers, our friends, and our family. Criticism is an important part of our personal self improvement, for it is other people who can point out mistakes and shortcomings that we can’t see because we lack objectivity. Source: How to Criticize (and Take…

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If You Want People to Listen, Stop Talking – HBR

There’s something else we offer, as persuasive leaders, when we are silent: space for others to step into. Lau Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher wrote: A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. Master persuaders know the power of silence. Source: If You…

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Turn the geek mix to 11: Cognitive diversity makes for a better IT shop

I couldn’t agree more.   A diverse team with personality will be much better at solving complex problems, as long as they work well together.  The idea that all developers, analysts, and architects think alike is a myth. The strongest IT shops have a generous mix of personality types. Source: Turn the geek mix to 11: Cognitive diversity makes for…

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Your Pathway To Zen | shifuyanlei

  It’s not possible to take Zen out of Shaolin martial arts because Shaolin martial arts were born from Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen. Shaolin Martial Arts is a pathway to Zen. How is this possible? Because the movements cut through the thinking mind. Source: Your Pathway To Zen | shifuyanlei

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SLÄTTHULT (aka ikea alien video game stickers)

SLÄTTHULT (aka ikea alien video game stickers) Purchased and installed these stickers from Ikea in our family room.   The end result looks amazing.   $10 and about 30 minutes and the room looks transformed.  Our kids love telling stories of the battle taking place on our wall.  Thanks Ikea.

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How to Turn Your PC (or Other Device) Into a Retro Arcade with Lakka

If you’re looking for a fun way to use an old PC, Lakka can turn it into an amazing retro gaming machine. This easy setup doesn’t require any advanced Linux knowledge, and you can even use the controllers you already have lying around. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making your own all-in-one retro arcade in no time. Source: How to…

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the crapchute?

Each day of the week shot1 will host one post.   The crapshoot is where all the stuff that didn’t make it ends up.  Who know’s what you’ll get and from whom.  

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