Clay Skipper, GQ

Clay Skipper

GQ

New York, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • GQ
Past:
  • Condé Nast Traveler
  • VICE

Recent articles by Clay:

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10 Self-Help Books that Have Made Me Feel More In Control of My Life

Clay Skipper assembles a care package that'll help you maintain perspective, live a little more mindfully, and get you (even more) ready to leave isolation behind. → Read More

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Tapping Elbows Won't Defeat Coronavirus

The “corona bump” is not an effective replacement for avoiding social contact. → Read More

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GQ's Airplane Mode Season 2 Is Back, With More Confidence

GQ's Airplane Mode podcast is coming back, with 10 episodes all about confidence: how to get it, how to keep it, and what to do if you lose it. → Read More

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Pete Holmes On the Finding Inner Peace in Any Situation

Pete Holmes (star of HBO's Crashing and host of the You Made It Weird podcast) on how expectations are ruining your reality, why everything and what Disneyland can teach you about spirituality. → Read More

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How to Build a Personal Brand Without Being a Dick

Strategist, podcaster, and influencer-for-good Aminatou Sow talks about confronting trolls, building a brand, and using her considerable clout for positive things. → Read More

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Can a Normal Guy (Me) Stop an NHL Slap Shot?

GQ staffer Clay Skipper took a couple pucks to the body—and some big falls on the ice—for our new video series “Above Average Joe.” → Read More

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How to Read 80ish Books a Year (And Actually Remember Them)

Shane Parrish of Farnam Street offers five tips on how to read, remember, use, and quit more books. → Read More

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Zac Efron's Platinum Blonde Hair Brings the Dye Job Mainstream

Bright-blonde hair: no longer reserved for the waviest among us. → Read More

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Cal Newport on Why We'll Look Back at Our Smartphones Like Cigarettes

A Q+A with computer scientist Cal Newport about his new book "Digital Minimalism," how Facebook is poised to fail, why workplaces may go email-free, and why the tech backlash is about to go mainstream. → Read More

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Why Failure Isn't Real, According to Chef Roy Choi

10 years after launching Kogi, Roy Choi talks his new restaurant Best Friend in Vegas, his "psychedelic" business plan, and what we get wrong about failure. → Read More

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Why You Should Design a Life—and Workout Plan—That Makes You Uncomfortable

A Q+A with Ido Portal, Conor McGregor's movement coach, about his movement culture, the cons of "fitness," facing fears, and the power of weakness. → Read More

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The Question You Should Be Asking if You Want to Build a Mega-Successful Future

Strauss Zelnick is the CEO of Take-Two Interactive, a founder of Zelnick Media Capital, and the Chairman of CBS's board of directors. → Read More

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The Perfect Chunky Sweater That's Getting Me Through Winter

Even if it's not, strictly speaking, a sweater. One GQ staffer's style journey continues. → Read More

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How to Stop Cracking Under Pressure

A Best Man toast. A job interview. A half-court shot to win a car. All situations in which you don't want to choke—use these tips from Dr. Sian Beilock and you won't. → Read More

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Jimmy Butler at Home

A lively conversation with the new 76ers’ star about his old team, that one practice, and why he's reading 'Ego is the Enemy.' → Read More

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How to Be a More Confident Decision-Maker

Decisions suck. Making them is even worse. A decision-making expert is here to help. → Read More

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5 Ways to Conquer an Impossible Task, According to a Pair of Death-Defying Rock Climbers

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson star in the new documentary "Dawn Wall," chronicling their 19-day climb of El Cap. They came down with some valuable life lessons. → Read More

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How (And Why) to Build Some Boredom Back Into Your Life

Believe it or not, sometimes not doing anything at all is the most productive thing you can do. → Read More

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How I Finally Found Pants That Aren't Jeans

Staff writer Clay Skipper’s step-by-step makeover continues with pants—that aren't jeans. → Read More

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The Three Things Chris Paul Has to Do on Game Day

CP3's game day routine involves Earth, Wind & Fire, the steam room, and—not surprisingly—the number three. → Read More