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Why Alexander Hamilton Is The Best Ghostwriter Ever

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By: Jon Finkel  I’m reading Ron Chernow’s immense, important and incredible book, Alexander Hamilton. You won’t believe me but the book has been sitting in my virtual library to read for about five years now, long before the new play became a Broadway and cultural blockbuster. It’s a behemoth of a book and deserves every accolade it has earned. His life and his rise to …

Kevin Durant and Having an Untouchable Winning Mindset

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Written by: Jon Finkel I interviewed almost all of the stars involved in the 2012 NBA Finals for a piece in Men’s Fitness about mindset and keeping your cool under pressure. Along with the other reporters, I lobbed questions at LeBron, Wade, Bosh and Durant, but none of my questions concerned the actual games. I was after the competitive mentality and how it’s controlled and harnessed. …

How I Spent $50 to Save $6,000 and 5 Days of My Life

Written By: Jon Finkel Floyd Mayweather reportedly spends $1,000 per haircut, or in other words, $1,000 more per haircut than me. I have paid for less then 5 haircuts in the last twenty years and it isn’t because I starred in the outstanding Barbershop series or that I’m Willie Nelson or that my wife is a barber. No. My hair is DIY. I prefer Wahl clippers. In …

Cornell’s Apple Study Proves You Are Smarter than PhDs

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Written By: Jon Finkel My headline is true and here’s why: Cornell University, an esteemed Ivy League institution, just spent untold amounts of money and time to prove what every parent of grade-schoolers already knows: kids like sliced apples more than whole apples. Rather than simply asking anyone with kids what their opinion is on the subject, or sitting in a McDonald’s for ten minutes …