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  1. The Bachelor Season Premiere: Seven Lessons to Kick Off Juan-uary...

    Mark Lisanti

    It is, as you assuredly know by now if you've read even this far into a story with the words "The Bachelor" in the headline, a month that our corporate siblings (hi!) have cleverly dubbed "Juan-uary." The Month of the Juan. The month when Juan Pablo ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  2. Lessons Learned From Day 1 of the Best Song of the Millennium Tou...

    Mark Lisanti

    The first day is always the hardest. But we're through it now. It can't hurt us anymore. That's a lie. As a now-six-time Grantland Bracket participant, as someone who has watched good soups die facedown in the minestrone muck and stood by impotent...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  3. Exclusive Clip: Drunk History Tells the Booze-Soaked Tale of Patt...

    Mark Lisanti

    If you're unfamiliar with Comedy Central's new series Drunk History, here's a primer: A comedian gets incredibly drunk and tries to explain an important moment in history, while actors try to bring their sloshed lessons to life. There, now you're all...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  4. The Baby Bachelor Finale: Broken Hearts, Soiled Pants, and the Dr...

    Mark Lisanti

    The first season of The Baby Bachelor wrapped up last night, and with the finale came a crucial life lesson for its pint-size love-seeker: "In order for one heart to be filled, another must be forever destroyed." Indeed, the size of the contestant...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  5. Bachelor School, Episode 9: Lessons on Surviving the Fantasy Cudd...

    Mark Lisanti

    In previous seasons, Fantasy Suite Week was serious contestants' last chance to prove their betrothal-readiness, a punishing carnal gauntlet of roiling hot tubs, thousands of menacingly dripping candles, and rotating water beds overlooking vistas so ...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  6. The Bachelor, Episode 8: Lessons on Muzzling Your Too-Truthful Si...

    Mark Lisanti

    Ah, the Hometown Visits: where red flags become screaming sirens, lingering suspicions become queasy-making realities, and skeptical strangers made uncomfortable by the presence of camera crews in their living rooms become potential in-laws cowed int...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  7. The Bachelor, Episode 7: Lessons on Sparkle Defense and Face Cont...

    Mark Lisanti

    "Ding dong. The witch is dead." — Sigmund Freud When there's a feeling of inevitability to a long-expected result, there's a tendency to simply accept it and move forward, and pass up a moment of reflection that could yield valuable insights...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  8. The Bachelor Episode 6: Lessons From a Potentially Deadly Polar B...

    Mark Lisanti

    Even for those of us who work in The Bachelor–adjacent self-improvement industry, it's possible for ABC's sudden decision to cram four hours of the show into a two-night window to be too much of a good thing. The mind is an incredibly elastic o...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  9. The Bachelor, Episode 4: Lessons From an Aborted Roller Derby

    Mark Lisanti

    When new enrollees arrive for their first day of Bachelor School (this is, of course, assuming a full matriculation, and not participation in one of the 16 different tiers in our Online Curriculum), they each find a single manila envelope atop their ...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  10. The Bachelor, Episode 3: Lessons From the World's Longest On-scre...

    Mark Lisanti

    A trip to the Guinness World Records Museum in Hollywood, a fun volleyball game at the beach, some pulse-quickening rides on Magic Mountain's legendary roller coasters — to the incurious mind, these are nothing but a tourist's Fodor's-quality d...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  11. The Bachelor: Lessons From a Harlequin Romance Cover Shoot

    Mark Lisanti

    If you're open to the possibility that every waking moment is an exciting Learnportunity(TM) just waiting to be ingested by a knowledge-thirsty mind and converted into actionable information, the two hours you expend watching The Bachelor each wee...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  12. The Bachelor: Final Lessons for a Final Rose

    Mark Lisanti

    So it's all over. One of the final two bachelorettes arrived at the mountaintop, only to be denied the nourishing rays of Ben Flajnik's continuing romantic regard and banished (probably via ski lift; copters are for closers) to the chalet of loneline...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  13. The Hidden Lessons of The Bachelor's 'Women Tell All' Episode

    Mark Lisanti

    During a masterfully manipulative and tear-soaked apology on last night's predictably drama-crammed "The Women Tell All" special, Courtney, confronted with a litany of her various misdeeds by a frothing mob of TV sister-wives, wailed, "Nobody gives y...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  14. What Not to Do If You Want to Get Fake-Engaged to the Bachelor

    Mark Lisanti

    If I ever follow through on my threat to establish a consulting company for prospective contestants on The Bachelor, the first lesson will be a simple one: Put out. And then there will be several weeks of variations on that Golden Rule ("Put out quic...

    Blog | February 07, 2012