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By Maverick  — 11 Comments

Brooklyn, New York — A week ago, I arrived back in New York City after spending a full year in Eastern Europe. It’s been great so far. I’m enjoying quality time with my family, savoring delicious home-cooked meals, and feeling at ease speaking English everywhere. But New York, and America in general, is only good as […]

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I decided to do something radically different and record my very first video: a short tour of Vilnius, Lithuania, a city where I’ve been spending lots of time lately. In it, I discuss Lithuania’s capital as well as Eastern Europe as a whole. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

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Vilnius, Lithuania — The other day I stumbled on a post from some European travel blogger who described Moldova as “a hidden, must-see gem in Europe.” A “must-see gem” that’s also the poorest and most destitute country in Europe? Such serious praise should probably belong to Lichtenstein or Andorra—not Moldova. Moldova is certainly not “a must […]

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A week ago I asked my readers what they thought would be the best country for men in 2015. I also sent an email to my private mailing list (if you want to join, see the form on the right). I received a ton of answers, both as comments (50+ responses) on the blog post and direct responses […]

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In this podcast, I teach you how to internalize the compound movement mindset. I expand on an earlier post and talk about how big life changes spur rapid development in all areas. Here’s what you’ll learn: My story about trying to get big biceps with no success. The “secret” that ended up helping grow my biceps […]

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Most people don’t know this, but Ukraine was actually a pretty rich country. Being the largest country in Europe, it’s graced with a very lush agriculture, coal mines and lots of factories (mostly in the East) that were producing lots of stuff. During Soviet times, Ukraine was known as the “breadbasket of Europe” because its […]

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Vilnius, Lithuania — Above is what Vilnius looks like today, but the picture could’ve been taken pretty much anywhere in Eastern Europe. From Bulgaria and Romania, to Estonia and Lithuania, to Ukraine and Russia, all of Eastern Europe looks pretty much identical in the winter. I’m not a winter person. I hate cold and snow. […]

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My life usually revolves around three things: sleeping, working in coffee shops and training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Thus, it’s no surprise that over the years I’ve became quite proficient at doing each of these things: I sleep fantastically, my BJJ skills are steadily improving (that armbar to omoplata combo is becoming pretty lethal), and meeting cute girls […]

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When I visited Russia last year, I experienced a severe culture shock. As an Eastern European guy who mostly grew up in the West, I’ve come to expect a certain level of handholding and customer service. That didn’t happen in Russia. Russians do things themselves and don’t rely on anyone else. That helped me understand […]

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I’m a pretty easy going guy and there are few things that really piss me off. One thing that does, however, is when someone tells me, “[reason why success won’t be attained] because, after all, 9 out of 10 businesses fail.” That pisses me off. Whether that statistic is true or not is a moot point. […]

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