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Psychological Inflation, Luck, and Wealth

They call it "dumb luck" and I agree. It's dumb. For those of us who hold onto good fortune and get too emotionally invested in its meaning, we find it can all too easily slip through our fingers with the rise and fall of very real forces like the economy, or our social environments, or our health. And for those who wait around aimlessly for good fortune that hasn't yet - and maybe never will - bestow its blessing on us, it may be pointless to wait one moment longer without going out to champion your own growth, success, and prosperity.

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Depresculinity: A New Kind of Depression in Men

You always knew there ought to be a name for it - the state of mind suffered only by men, related to women and or work... and not be fully living. I have a word to coin. One that's likely been in your life at some point, if only for a day, or a week, or a month. It blocked your ability to meet women, but not to be out and about socially. It thwarted your sense of pride in your work, but not enough to prevent you from getting out of bed every morning to take the bus to that office cubicle.

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Killing the Golden Goose

There once was a farmer who discovered, miraculously that one of his hens had the ability to lay eggs made of gold. He and his wife would gather these eggs and take them to the city, to find they were soon growing quite rich.

But an interesting and common thing happened - they became greedy, and tried to find ways to force the hen to lay even more golden eggs more rapidly.

Finally, at wits end with trying ways to speed up the riches, they cut the hen open, figuring that there must be even more gold inside if they were so magically able to hatch golden eggs.

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An online article from The Wall Street Journal's 'Speakeasy' here describes how the tactics of top CIA operatives can be used to help advance your career or 'mission' progress. Secrecy and strategic thinking are vital parts of masculine instinct and are as old as men themselves. Where there there are groups of people there is politics and strategic communication.

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Men's Skills for the Hurricanes of Life

I knew perfectly well that I was flying toward a hurricane the day before it was to arrive, and even as the news trumpeted its size, many New Yorkers said it might just fizzle out like last year's big storm. Hopefully.

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How to Win by Surrendering

Words are important. What they mean and how we use them can get you a job, or send you into bankruptcy. They can cause the end of a date to find you in the arms of a woman, or trudging home in the cold, bitterly. They can even make the difference between living for years in a certainty that you are no good, worthless, a loser who is never going to win the career, the woman, or the life you dare not think you deserve, and actually having those things.

If you didn't believe words were important in this way, you likely wouldn't be reading this magazine.

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Rising to Power: The New Science of "The Zone"

Men are wired to worry about how they fare against other men. How do we stack up, and where do we fit in to the hierarchy? This ancient reflex makes perfect evolutionary sense. Consider that males, because of their larger body size and muscularity, hunted and killed in primitive times.

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