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Sunday 19th of November 2017
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Editor’s note: After the Battle of Bull Run, Ulysses S. Grant was appointed colonel of a regiment of infantry. In this excerpt from his personal memoirs, he reveals the anxiety he felt as he led his men in their first serious expedition in...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Alexander Graham Bell possessed one of the most fertile and brilliant minds in modern history. Though he is famous for inventing the telephone, he also developed or helped develop a photophone (which wirelessly communicated sound on a beam of...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Editor’s note: The following rules for civil conversation were written in 1692 by the influential English jurist Matthew Hale in a letter to his children. It’s amazing how well they hold up over three centuries later! (The text has been...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Some watch styles have become menswear classics that will never go out of style thanks to their heritage, their craftsmanship, their handsome good looks, and, let’s not fool ourselves, their price tag. Never underestimate the power of luxury...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Earlier this year, we launched The Pocket Guide to Action: 116 Meditations on the Art of Doing by Kyle Eschenroeder. So far it’s only been available exclusively from The Art of Manliness Store, but we’ve had requests to make it...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Matt Moore
I’m sorry biscuits. I’ve been cheating on you. No longer am I stuffing you full of bacon, eggs, and cheese, or slathering you with sawmill gravy. I’ve found a new love — something faster, easier, and dare I say, a wee bit healthier. I’m...
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When I was a boy, whenever there was a food or activity that I didn’t want to partake of or participate in, my dad, like most dads in America, would tell me, “It’ll put hair on your chest!” When you’re an eight-year-old ...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Matt Moore
I’m sorry biscuits. I’ve been cheating on you. No longer am I stuffing you full of bacon, eggs, and cheese, or slathering you with sawmill gravy. I’ve found a new love — something faster, easier, and dare I say, a wee bit healthier. I’m...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Alexander Graham Bell possessed one of the most fertile and brilliant minds in modern history. Though he is famous for inventing the telephone, he also developed or helped develop a photophone (which wirelessly communicated sound on a beam of...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
Target shooting has been around for over 100 years. In its earliest forms, enthusiasts stuffed glass balls with feathers and then waited as their friends tossed them in the air to be blown apart mid-flight. Since then, it has evolved from a...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
Several years ago researchers presented modern males with some pretty bad news: men today have 20% less testosterone than men did at the same age just two decades ago. On the heels of those unfortunate findings has recently come another bad omen...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
About half of all adults snore occasionally, and about a quarter snore regularly. While it’s sort of a funny topic, and often joked about in sitcoms, snoring can cause real issues in the bedroom. Whether it’s keeping you from getting the deep,...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Last year, I noticed an interesting trend here on The Art of Manliness: the most common way people were sharing our content wasn’t with Facebook or Twitter or any of the other big social media platforms. It was with messaging apps like...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Editor’s note: The following except on “Memory Aids” comes from Increasing Personal Efficiency (1925) by Donald A. Laird. Some re-formatting and condensation have been applied to the original chapter.  The strength of your...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: A Manly Guest Contributor
Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Collin Rainey.  “He who can reach a child’s heart, can reach the world’s heart.” —Rudyard Kipling My wife and I were at the furthest point out on our hiking loop when she asked me, “How...
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Few figures in history have had as powerful an impact on American masculinity as the cowboy. While the mythologization of the cowboy began all the way back in the late 1800s with dime novels and Wild West shows, it wasn’t until the advent of ...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
While email and texts have become the standard form of written communication in today’s fast-paced, digital world, there’s still a place for old-fashioned, snail mail letters. The physical heft of a letter gives the communication a psychological ...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
Tying bedsheets together to make a viable rope seems like the sort of thing reserved for cartoons and action movies. But time and again it’s been proven to be a very real way to escape from multi-story buildings. A few days before Christmas in ...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
I hate cardio. Like some men who feel similarly, my hatred for cardio goes back to my sports playing days where running and sprinting were used by coaches as a form of tough love, i.e., punishment. Mess up a play? Go run a lap. No, make that three....
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
“Far too often we let little things slide. But just turn on the news and listen as the anchors lament an auto-part defect leading to deaths and multibillion-dollar recalls or a small leak in a gas pipeline causing an explosion that endangers...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
Fishing with a rod and line, and an artificial lightweight lure made to imitate fish prey — that is, fly fishing — was first recorded around the year 200. And while modern innovation has improved the quality and durability of the materials, the...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
“Success and Happiness” From The Successful Man in His Manifold Relations to Life, 1886 By J. Clinton Ransom A gray-haired man once visited the school where the writer was a pupil in one of the lowest grades. In the course of a talk...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
Few things are more fun for kids than being able to take raw ingredients and turn them into something completely new; even better when that something can be played with; and maybe best of all when it’s something ooey and gooey that elicits...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: A Manly Guest Contributor
Editor’s Note: This is a guest article from Erik Kennedy.  There’s a myth that the moment you have a kid, you are duty-bound to cut off contact with the outside world. Any hobbies, sports, or adventures that you participated in...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
Cuts from shaving are a near inevitability for most men. No matter how much experience you have, no matter how much your razor tilts and glides and caresses your face, those blades will bite eventually. Having a good, sharp razor is actually a great ...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
You spend hours crafting the perfect workout plan. When you’re in the gym, you stick to your program religiously. Every workout, you’re in #beastmode. You push yourself beyond your limits. The training hurts, but it’s a good kind...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
You’ve talked to a cute barista at your favorite coffee shop for months, but you only see her when she’s working. You’ve become good buddies with a guy at work, but you’ve never hung out with him outside the office. You...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
You arrive at your favorite coffee shop in the ‘burbs and notice a guy in a green baseball cap standing behind you. You give him a friendly nod and go back to looking at the menu. While you’re taking a bite from your Arby’s roast...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
The other day we were out with a friend who was treating us for lunch. When it came time for paying the bill, she busted out her checkbook and started writing a check. “The chip on my credit card is broken, and all I have is my checkbook,” she...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Think of the cardigan sweater and you may think of a kindly grandfather sitting by the fire, smoking a pipe. Or a college professor. Or, very likely, Mr. Rogers. Maybe these associations don’t leave you excited about this garment. Maybe they...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
Welcome back to our series on the libraries of great men. The eminent men of history were often voracious readers and their own philosophy represents a distillation of all the great works they fed into their minds. This series seeks to trace the...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
“The Greatest Danger in the World” From Climbing Manward, 1924 By Frank H. Cheley Every moment that we live we are in danger from something: fires, floods, earthquakes, lightning, automobiles, trolley cars, frightened horses, and...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
Canoes aren’t likely to tip over, at least when used by calm people in calm water. If you’re not overloading your boat with too much gear, or paddling toward whitewater to satisfy your hunger for adrenaline, then you can trust in your canoe...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: A Manly Guest Contributor
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Brandon Krieg. So you’re a rugged, manly man. You change your own oil, shave with a straight razor, and can deadlift 500 pounds. Great! However, you can’t be a true stud without strong...
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Most articles and books out there about diet and nutrition focus on how to lose weight. It makes sense. When 70% of the U.S. population and 30% of the world population is overweight, that sort of information is going to be in demand. But there are...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
An essential part of being an awesome uncle is having a repertoire of tricks and jokes that will amaze your nieces and nephews, and crack them up. So from time to time we’ll be offering you current and future uncles out there a tutorial on...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Editor’s note: Even when you have a map and compass, and even when you’re following marked trails, it’s possible to take a wrong turn, head in the wrong direction, stray from your intended path and destination, and become lost when ...
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A man’s wardrobe should undergo subtle shifts as he gets older and takes on different roles in life. To help you look great at every age, this year we’ll be offering guides to dressing sharp and casual in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
Do you often feel like you’re not in control of your day? Co-workers make unexpected demands, meetings don’t work out the way you planned, appointments fall through. You feel like you’re constantly reacting, rather than acting. As a result,...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
In July we opened enrollment to our new program, The Strenuous Life, and formed its first 4 classes of 150 members. Within about 24 hours, we filled all 600 of our available spots. Since then, these 600 individuals have been hard at work taking...
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Smells can conjure up powerful memories. The smell of pine needles can take you back to childhood Christmases or the smell of a laundry detergent can remind you of home. For me, there are certain smells that I’ve come to associate with...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
A Letter to Harrison Blake March 27, 1848 By Henry David Thoreau I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest man thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
You might think that sewing isn’t a manly skill, and rely on your mom or wife to replace buttons for you when they’ve popped off a shirt or pair of pants. Yet men of yore often knew darn well knew how to patch a hole, mend a jacket, and...
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Below you’ll find some of my favorite recent offerings from Huckberry. Enter the giveaway to win any of these items, or anything else available in their store (up to a value of $500). Our last winner was Chris from Lilburn, GA. He chose the...
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By now you’ve probably heard about the well-publicized research pointing to the extraordinary benefits of spending time in nature. “Vitamin N” has been shown to decrease stress, ward off depression, reduce obesity, boost the immune system, and ...
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This year, we published The Pocket Guide to Action: 116 Meditations on the Art of Doing, a book crammed with insightful advice on how to spend less time contemplating doing things, and more time actually doing them. It’s designed as a...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: A Manly Guest Contributor
Editor’s note: The following article was adapted from When Violence Is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at Stake by Tim Larkin. Dulce bellum inexpertis. (War is sweet to those who have never experienced...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
The humble hobo stove traces its origins back to the Great Depression. No. 10 tin cans had become a standard package of food stuffs like coffee and fruit before the Depression and so were plentiful. Short on resources, hobos improvised the cans into ...