Joel Warner

Joel Warner is a prolific journalist who has written for Fatherly, Esquire, Wired, Men's Health, Men's Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Boston Globe, Slate, and Grantland. He is author of The Humor Code: A Global Search For What Makes Things Funny, and the forthcoming The Curse of the Marquis: A Notorious Scoundrel, A Mythical Manuscript, And The Biggest Scandal In Literary History. He currently managing editor of The Lever investigative news outlet, and formerly worked as a staff writer for International Business Times and Westword.

Life Skills

22 Essential Life Skills For Kids To Master By The Time They Turn 10

Your kid’s school teaches them reading, writing, and arithmetic. But what about everything else they need to know?

Illicit Lessons

Me, My Daughter, And The Marquis de Sade

I wrote a book about the notoriously taboo (and often criminal) Marquis De Sade. So what did I tell my kids?

Forging New Traditions

Skål! Why It’s Time to Start Toasting Like a Swede

It turns out we're all doing toasts wrong.


Chef Salil Mehta’s 8 Rules for Success

The chef who started Laut and The Chinese Club weighs in on finding your passion, remaining humble, keeping yourself honest.


The Case for a Round Dinner Table

What if we all just did away with the head of the table?


How to Make a Stop-Motion Fan Film Starring Your LEGO Batmobile™

When you have a LEGO® toy as awesome as the new App-Controlled Batmobile, you have to put it on the big screen. Here's how.


How to Build the Ultimate LEGO Batman™ Costume

Take your cosplay to the next level with this insanely innovative LEGO® Batman™ costume.


9 Rules of Success from Endurance Sports Guru and CEO Travis McKenzie

#4. Don't compete with yourself.


Explorer Mike Libecki’s 7 Rules for Success

The globe-trotting adventurer on being prepared, owning failure, and embracing optimism.


TRX Inventor Randy Hetrick’s 7 Rules for Success in Business and Life

The former Navy SEAL and successful CEO on entrepreneurial epiphanies, prioritizing family, and rejecting failure.


The Convenient, Healthy, and High-Tech Future of Food for the Whole Family

The kitchen is awash in innovations that are just beginning to change the way we shop, cook, and interact with food. Here's how to prepare your family for it.


The Wildly Innovative, Unexpectedly Fun, and Very Expensive Future of Education

How students are learning and the tools they're learning with — tablets, apps, fast Internet connections — have radically changed, often in ways that incur costs.