You Missed These?! The Most Popular Articles from 2020 + A Few of Our Favorites

You Missed These?! The Most Popular Articles from 2020 + A Few of Our Favorites
A look back before we move forward.

There are two types of stressful seasons in life: Those where nothing seems to be happening for a long, frustrating time; and those where it seems like everything changes all at once. In a bizarre way, 2020 managed to feel like both at the same time.

We've been hearing people say they're looking forward to the end of 2020, basically, since March. And while I'm also eagerly anticipating a new phase of positive evolution, I'm also super proud of the incredible work everyone here on the Primer team put out this year.

What we found was 2020 certainly caused some strange new problems for people, but more so, the types of life frustrations we've always tackled here took on new weight.

Living life while dealing with less disposable income than is ideal. How to come to grips with and own the end of relationships or the loss of family members. Discovering how to lift ourselves out of our funks to create the lives we're excited to live. Deciphering the new language of clothing in a Zoom meeting world.

As we all anxiously move toward a new season of positive growth in life, we start by planting those seeds today. Below, we've collected our most popular posts, as well as some of our favorites we're most proud of, from the last 12 months. We hope they're helpful on your path.

Happy new year,

Andrew script
Science Determined The Perfect Home Bodyweight Workout & It Only Takes 7 Minutes

Science Determined The Perfect Home Bodyweight Workout & It Only Takes 7 Minutes

Why People Don't Have What They Want: 12 Common Traps to Help Diagnose Stagnation

Why People Don't Have What They Want: 12 Common Traps to Help Diagnose Stagnation

11 Ways Smart People Are Using This Crisis to Improve Their Lives

11 Ways Smart People Are Using This Crisis to Improve Their Lives

I Cut My Own Hair After My Stylist Taught Me Over Facetime

I Cut My Own Hair After My Stylist Taught Me Over Facetime

Everything You Need to Know Before You Go to the Tailor

Everything You Need to Know Before You Go to the Tailor

Losing Your Lockdown Weight: 6 Science-Driven Strategies For Dropping Pounds While Being Nice To Yourself

Losing Your Lockdown Weight: 6 Science-Driven Strategies For Dropping Pounds While Being Nice To Yourself

How to Care for Cheap Clothes: An Essential Guide to Budget Style for Primer Readers

How to Care for Cheap Clothes: An Essential Guide to Budget Style for Primer Readers

Brainstorming is an Actual Process Invented in the 50s and None of Us Have Been Doing It

Brainstorming is an Actual Process Invented in the 50s and None of Us Have Been Doing It

Live Action Getup: Dressed Down Winter Items

Live Action Getup: Dressed Down Winter Items

How to Get Through a Divorce and Be Proud of Yourself in 10 Years

How to Get Through a Divorce and Be Proud of Yourself in 10 Years

The 10 Best Whiskies Under $50 That Don't Start With Jack, Jim, Johnnie, or Jameson

The 10 Best Whiskies Under $50 That Don't Start With Jack, Jim, Johnnie, or Jameson

The Complete Guide to Sweater Types

Primer’s Complete Guide to Sweater Types: Fabric, Fit, and Care

Be the Man in the Arena: How to Finally Light the Fire That Will Free Yourself from Criticism & Failure

Be the Man in the Arena: How to Finally Light the Fire That Will Free Yourself from Criticism & Failure

4 Tricks for Wearing Polos If They Make You Feel Like a Dork + Video!

4 Tricks for Wearing Polos If They Make You Feel Like a Dork + Video!

A Guy’s Guide To 18 Of The Best Affordable Home Decor Stores

A Guy’s Guide To 18 Of The Best Affordable Home Decor Stores

Red Meat, Demystified: Your Guide to the Different Cuts of Beef

Red Meat, Demystified: Your Guide to the Different Cuts of Beef

Live Action Getup: The Only Shirt You Need This Summer

Live Action Getup: The Only Shirt You Need This Summer

Live Action Getup: Summer Blues

Live Action Getup: Summer Blues

The 4 Tricks to Better Coffee While Working From Home According to a Barista

The 4 Tricks to Better Coffee While Working From Home According to a Barista

The Intentional Apartment: A Modern But Affordable Living Room

The Intentional Apartment: A Modern But Affordable Living Room

Gentlemanly Advice: Help! My Girlfriend and I Stopped Having Sex

Gentlemanly Advice: Help! My Girlfriend and I Stopped Having Sex

Vlog: Speaking at the FINAL Menfluential Conference

Vlog: Speaking at the FINAL Menfluential Conference

Twenty 100+ Year Old American Brands Still Making Awesome, Authentic Products

Twenty 100+ Year Old American Brands Still Making Awesome, Authentic Products

The Best Hairstyling Products For Men Explained: What Are The Differences? [Complete Guide]

The Best Hairstyling Products For Men Explained: What Are The Differences? [Complete Guide]

The Other (Affordable) Moon Watch

The Other (Affordable) Moon Watch

These 9 Important Lessons from Philosophy will Help You Get Through 2020

These 9 Important Lessons from Philosophy will Help You Get Through 2020

How To Maximize Productivity While Working From Home…When Everyone’s Home

How To Maximize Productivity While Working From Home…When Everyone’s Home

Shirt Collar Types: Primer’s Complete Visual Guide

Shirt Collar Types: Primer’s Complete Visual Guide

Gentlemanly Advice: Can You Decline a Gift the Giver Can’t Afford?

Gentlemanly Advice: Can You Decline a Gift the Giver Can’t Afford?

What My Black Friends Want Me (and You) to Know About What’s Happening Right Now

What My Black Friends Want Me (and You) to Know About What’s Happening Right Now

Stanley Tucci Is The Perfect Example Of How You Can Age And Go Bald And Be More Attractive Than When You Were Younger

Stanley Tucci Is The Perfect Example Of How You Can Age And Go Bald And Be More Attractive Than When You Were Younger

Living With An Anxious Partner? Here’s How To Help Them (And Yourself)

Living With An Anxious Partner? Here’s How To Help Them (And Yourself)

These are the Clothing Brands James Bond Wears: Levi’s!? Zara!? US-Made Boots!?

These are the Clothing Brands James Bond Wears: Levi’s!? Zara!? US-Made Boots!?

14 Common Grammar Mistakes Your Co-workers Are Silently Judging You for Making

14 Common Grammar Mistakes Your Co-workers Are Silently Judging You for Making

What is a Chronograph Watch and How Do You Use It?

What is a Chronograph Watch and How Do You Use It?

The Getup: Fallmost

The Getup: Fallmost

The Ultimate Work From Home Space: 27 Productivity, Body Movement, and Style Upgrades to 10x Your Setup

The Ultimate Work From Home Space: 27 Productivity, Body Movement, and Style Upgrades to 10x Your Setup

Denim Hacks for Guys with Muscular Thighs – Updated 2020

Denim Hacks for Guys with Muscular Thighs – Updated 2020

Primer’s Complete Visual Guide to Shorts – Updated

Primer’s Complete Visual Guide to Shorts – Updated

Working From Home Day 1: My 5 Ways to Get the Most Out of It

Working From Home Day 1: My 5 Ways to Get the Most Out of It

71 Home Interior Picks Under $500

71 Home Interior Picks Under $500

The Dad Bag: The Essential Toolkit for the Modern Father

The Dad Bag: The Essential Toolkit for the Modern Father

This Is Now My Go-to Boot Style for 2020’s New Normal

This Is Now My Go-to Boot Style for 2020’s New Normal

9 Podcasts to Escape Politics, Current Events, And The Pandemic

9 Podcasts to Escape Politics, Current Events, And The Pandemic

How To Get Back Together with Your Ex (and Make It Work This Time)

How To Get Back Together with Your Ex (and Make It Work This Time)

The 13 Belt Questions That Most People Get Wrong

The 13 Belt Questions That Most People Get Wrong

Live Action Getup: Rugged Business Casual

Live Action Getup: Rugged Business Casual

Miss Eating Out? Make the Best Steak at Home with the Reverse Sear Method

Miss Eating Out? Make the Best Steak at Home with the Reverse Sear Method

The Revival of the Digital Watch

The Revival of the Digital Watch

My Experience with the LA Protests on My Street + Resources That Have Been Personally Helpful

My Experience with the LA Protests on My Street + Resources That Have Been Personally Helpful

Live Action Getup: Date Night Part 2 – The Farmer’s Market Morning

Live Action Getup: Date Night Part 2 – The Farmer’s Market Morning

Mix & Match: Late Summer Casual and Minimalist Lookbook [13 Outfit Combos]

Mix & Match: Late Summer Casual and Minimalist Lookbook [13 Outfit Combos]

This is Daniel Craig’s US-Made Waxed Canvas Jacket from No Time to Die and It Will Last You For Years

This is Daniel Craig’s US-Made Waxed Canvas Jacket from No Time to Die and It Will Last You For Years

A Guy’s Guide to 8 Essential Home Decor Patterns

A Guy’s Guide to 8 Essential Home Decor Patterns

A Casual Spring Style Capsule Wardrobe + 12 Outfit Examples AND Free Style Guide

A Casual Spring Style Capsule Wardrobe + 12 Outfit Examples AND Free Style Guide

The Getup: Comfortable Errands in Fall

The Getup: Comfortable Errands in Fall

The Knit Henley is the Perfect Summer Evening Layer

The Knit Henley is the Perfect Summer Evening Layer

6 Things I Learned About Dealing With the Loss of a Parent When My Dad Died

6 Things I Learned About Dealing With the Loss of a Parent When My Dad Died

13 Bold Watches That Break Away from Boring

13 Bold Watches That Break Away from Boring

8 Ways To Undermine Business Casual (While Respecting The Office Dress Code)

8 Ways To Undermine Business Casual (While Respecting The Office Dress Code)

The Getup: “Spontaneous” Picnic at the Lake

The Getup: “Spontaneous” Picnic at the Lake

Andrew Snavely

Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.