Kevin Durant and Having an Untouchable Winning Mindset

Kevin Durant

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 …

Passing Down My Timeless Love for Baseball Cards

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Written By: Jon Finkel The boy is a few months past his 3rd birthday and I figured it was high time I grabbed a pack of Topps and let him experience the joy of opening up new baseball cards. Yeah, he doesn’t know the players or really recognize the teams or understand a single word on the back, but so what? Baseball cards are universal; …