best books for men 2016 2017

Books Every Man Must Read (No Exceptions)

This list is a compilation of the very best books that I’ve ever read. These are some of the best books for men in existence. They range from books on psychology to bodybuilding to masculinity, but they’re all incredibly valuable and we can learn a lot from them.

I’m an avid reader—I try to read a book a day (keyword: try), so I’ll be periodically updating this list with quality literature. This list has already undergone 4 separate updates, and I don’t expect it to stop growing any time soon. Who knows, maybe one day it’ll hit 100 books.

If you have a suggestion, be sure to leave it in the comments section down below!

Now, without further ado, here are the best books for men of all time:

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5 Proven Ways to Supercharge Your IQ

I’ve always wondered if it’s possible for you to increase your IQ. Neuroscience is a very interesting field to me, and I’ve gone on quite the journey trying to improve myself. I’ve tried modafinil along with other smart drugs, I’ve tried playing chess, and I’ve even delved into the world of psychedelics.

Some people claim that diet is the secret to increasing your IQ. Others claim that it’s about nootropics or exercise, and some even claim that your IQ is fixed by your genetics. Despite this, there’s a lot of evidence to show that you actually can increase your IQ…and you can do it very quickly.

A while back I discovered a very simple, effective game that can increase your IQ by up to 2.75 points an hour—you won’t be able to play it for more than 15 minutes though, because it’s extremely difficult.

Regardless, this game is one of the most effective tools that I’ve used to increase my IQ, and I believe that if you use it as well, you’ll reap massive rewards.

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The Best Workout For Beginners! (Starting Strength Routine)

If you’re looking for the best workout routine for beginners, then look no further. I know how frustrating it can be, searching around, trying to figure out where to start. There’s literally a million different “gurus” saying that you should do this, or that you should do that. It’s incredibly confusing.

I was in the same boat about a decade ago, and I wasted years following stupid workout routines that don’t work.

Most people will tell you to do a split, but in my experience most people also don’t know what they’re talking about. In my nearly 10 years of fitness experience, the best workout routine for beginners is Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength, due to its sheer simplicity, effectiveness, and time-efficiency.

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How to Actually be an Alpha Male (Mindsets vs. Behaviors)

“Am I an Alpha Male or a Beta Male?” Plenty of men, after being exposed to the manosphere, ask themselves this question…but it isn’t entirely accurate.

There’s a billion articles talking about “Top 10 Alpha Male Behaviors,” or “Signs You’re a Beta Male,” and I’m here to tell you it’s all bullshit.

Yeah, most of it is bullshit. Whether you’re an Alpha male or a Beta male is not determined by your behavior, but rather by the mindset from which your behavior arises.

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A Clean Bulking Diet For $100/month

I remember when I first made my “poor man’s bulking diet.” I was a broke college student trying to save money. Despite my lack of income, I was determined by get big—it wasn’t a “want,” it was a “must.”

So, I decided to create the most calorie-efficient, cheapest clean bulking diet possible—and I succeeded. On just $100 a month, I was able to successfully bulk up for the winter, putting on a solid 20 pounds of muscle. Plus, all of my lifts went up.

So, if whether you’re a broke college student, an entrepreneur trying to put all your money into a business, or just a guy who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on food, here’s the best clean bulking diet for you.

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How to Get a Chiseled Jawline (Just 3 Steps!)

It’s no secret that having a chiseled jawline makes you more attractive to women. In fact, studies have shown that a man’s jawline is the number one determinant of whether or not a man’s face is attractive to the opposite sex.

Every single sex symbol out there, whether it be Brad Pitt or Taylor Lautner, has a chiseled jawline. There’s just no way around this: if you want to turn heads, and have women approach YOU, you need to develop a chiseled jawline.

Yes, you should still learn how to spit game on girls, how to dress well, and how to be more confident to attract women…but why not make things easier on yourself, and maximize your looks? It’s pretty easy to do, too. You can easily get a more chiseled jawline in a month.

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Rudyard Kipling’s “If” Analysis: Timeless Gems of Masculine Wisdom

Written in 1895, Rudyard Kipling’s “If” is now widely regarded as a gemstone in the world of poetry. It was written in the form of masculine guidance, for his son, “John,” in which he passes down timeless wisdom by which his son should live by.

Unfortunately, many men nowadays lack this masculine guidance—whether it’s because we had absentee fathers, or because our fathers just weren’t in touch with their masculinity, most of us don’t ever get straight-shooting, no-bullshit advice on how to live life as a man.

So, today, I’ve decided to go in depth on this poem, in the hopes that we all may learn from Kipling’s masculine wisdom. Here’s my analysis of his poem, “If.”

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Best Men’s Accessories (Guide for 2016)

Men’s accessories will either make you or break you. They can make you look sexy and intriguing, or like a 16 year old boy who’s trying to pull girls by wearing his dad’s Rolex.

Good men’s accessories accentuate your outfit and give girls an excuse to open you.

I’ve had girls walk right up to me, put their hands on my necklace, and ask “That’s so cool! What is it?” more times than I can remember. It’s an easy way to give girls something to talk about with you, and it works very well.

Women spend hours getting ready, doing their hair, matching their accessories, putting on makeup, and squeezing into the perfect dress, so when a man is very well put together, they’ll notice. Good men’s accessories will set you apart from 99% of men.

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Why “Just Be Yourself” is the Worst, Yet Best Advice Ever

We’ve all heard it before. “Just be yourself!” Whether it’s your parents telling you that you’re fine just the way you are, or a girl telling you to just “be yourself,” every single one of us has been told this before.

And the truth is, a lot of people struggle with being themselves. But, it isn’t that simple—sometimes you want to be yourself, and sometimes you don’t. Sometimes it’s a good thing, and sometimes it’s not.

Depending on who I’m talking to, “just be yourself,” could actually be the worst advice in existence. But, if I’m talking to someone else, it could actually be the best advice in existence. Here’s why.

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How to Improve Your Life By Being Decisive

So you want to improve your life? Well yeah, so does everyone else.

Everyone wants to have the perfect job. They want to get paid millions doing something that they love, all the while getting crazy benefits and having months of paid vacation every year.

Everyone wants to have the perfect girl. They want some gorgeous model, who’s a great cook, super intelligent, and also super sweet and willing to stay loyal.

Everyone wants to have the perfect lifestyle. They want to be able to work from wherever they want in the world, without having to wake up early or stay out late.

Despite this common desire to improve your life, however, very few people actually do so. Here’s why.

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