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Thursday 21st of September 2017
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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 ...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
“The meaning of earthly existence is not, as we have grown used to thinking, in prosperity, but in the development of the soul.” —Alexander Solzhenitsyn Last month we explored the profound parallels between training the physical body and...
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Hey, did you know there’s an Art of Manliness Podcast? It’s true. And if you haven’t subscribed yet, may I humbly suggest you do so today? Checked Out the Podcast in a Bygone Era and Weren’t Impressed? Try It Again for the...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Matt Moore
While on book tour in Chicago a few months back, I had the honor and pleasure of sitting down to enjoy a leisurely meal, and a few cold beers, with the one and only Meathead Goldwyn. For those not in the know, Meathead is a world-renowned pitmaster, ...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
You may have wondered from time to time if the whole concept of bad breath wasn’t invented by the modern makers of toothpaste and mouthwash. But while advertising has certainly heightened our attention and sensitivity to “halitosis,” the...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
When you’re in the wild, protecting and properly storing your food is critical if you want to make sure that those beloved meals don’t get grabbed by Yogi Bear and the like. In some instances, it’s also critical to your safety. An overnight in ...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: A Manly Guest Contributor
Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Drew Crawley. With its resurgent popularity and increased availability, bourbon has become a go-to drink for the refined gentleman. For many, it has knocked Scotch out of the top liquor spot due to...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Last September I had the honor of delivering the eulogy at my grandfather’s funeral. It was the first one I’d ever written or delivered, so I had no clue as to what to do. But after boning up on advice, and reading and watching a bunch of...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
In general, a man should strive to live a life of frugality and simplicity — relative to his personal means. But following that philosophy doesn’t always mean buying only the very cheapest products and services. In fact, sometimes paying top...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Editor’s note: The following selection on “Will Power Habits” comes from The Technique of Building Personal Leadership (1925) by Donald A. Laird. We changed “will power” to “willpower” in the text, to match modern...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
One of the very first articles we published way back in 2008 was a fun look at some of the “worst products for men.” A year after, we created another such list with even more wacky products we had discovered. These gems have been...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
For thousands of years, humans have used the bow and arrow for hunting and warfare. Today, you can buy bows equipped with devices and sights to help you aim accurately and hit a bull’s-eye almost every time they’re drawn. For example, with a...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
“It is circumstances (difficulties) which show what men are. Therefore when a difficulty falls upon you, remember that God, like a trainer of wrestlers, has matched you with a rough young man. For what purpose? you may say. Why that you may...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
“My Daily Desire” By Thomas Dekker To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clear mind; to hold ever before me, even in the...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
Sandstorms occur when high winds roll across barren expanses of dry soil, kicking up dust and carrying it along as they travel. They can move at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour and can easily reach heights taller than a 5-story building. The...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills. Read more on their raison d’etre.  You’ve probably heard it said that you should never discuss religion, money, or politics with people. ...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
Being an entrepreneur — an owner, a starter, a founder — is pretty sexy right now. It’s seen as being a job with freedom, flexibility, control, and enormous money-making potential. These days, it’s seemingly every millennial’s dream to...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
In 1944, the Allied troops were gaining ground on the battlefields of WWII, but still faced opposition from the Axis powers. The weaker that enemy targets could be made, the easier and faster the military’s job would be in wresting Europe back ...
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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 Jack from Atlanta. He chose the...
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If you’ve just started a linear progression barbell training program — you’re adding weight to the bar with every workout — you may have noticed that you can consistently add that weight without feeling like you have to strain yourself...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
John Henry was born with a hammer in his hand. The unusually large and strapping baby grew up to be an unusually large and powerful man; 7 feet tall, his arms were as thick as tree trunks and his shoulders were so wide he had to walk sideways...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
“A Real Man” From A Heap o’ Livin’, 1916 By Edgar A. Guest Men are of two kinds, and he Was of the kind I’d like to be. Some preach their virtues, and a few Express their lives by what they do. That sort was he. No...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills. Read more on their raison d’etre.  When it comes to how much to disclose to someone new, you generally want to match the intensity of the...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
When Steve McQueen got away from the Nazis in The Great Escape, he did it on a motorcycle. When Evil Knievel roared over the top of the fountains at Caesar’s Palace, it was on a motorcycle. And when Chris Pratt sped through the jungles of a...
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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: Brett & Kate McKay
Ever since starting the Art of Manliness in 2008, I’ve wanted to create something that would help readers take our content offline. I never wanted readers just to consume our content, but to put it to use in their lives — to take real action ...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Editor’s note: The following excerpt was included in FM 21-13, an Army field manual published in 1952. It applies well to both soldiers and civilians, regardless of what line of work they’re in.  FM 21-13 THE SOLDIER’S GUIDE Section VI....
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Lots of kids are picky eaters. Maybe you were one growing up, and refused to let anything green touch your lips. Maybe you’ve got a kid now who rarely ventures beyond cheese pizza and apple sauce. Having an overly “discerning” palate is a...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
When your car isn’t starting up on the first turn of the key like it should, it tells you something isn’t quite right. Maybe you have a bad spark plug, maybe you’re out of gas, maybe your battery needs a charge or a change. You don’t just...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
The word integrity is related to the roots of words like “integrate” and “entire,” and its Latin root means “wholeness.” Integrity thus implies the state of being complete, undivided, intact, and unbroken. Such a state contrasts with...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
“The Value of Doing” From The Woodcraft Manual for Boys, 1923 By Ernest Thompson Seton Our grandfathers alone in the wilderness, were sufficient unto themselves, for they were true Woodcrafters—they mastered the things about them....
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
Sure, we could talk about the statistically infinitesimal chance that you’re going to get attacked by a shark (about 1 in 11.5 million), and that the vast majority of shark attacks are non-fatal, and that sharks don’t actually want to eat...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills. Read more on their raison d’etre.  Once you initiate a conversation with someone new, you’ll begin exchanging comments and questions, and...
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It’s 2 AM, and you’re lying asleep in bed. Your wife is snuggled next to you, and your young children are slumbering soundly in their respective bedrooms. The sound of the creaking back door awakens you. You weren’t expecting any late-night...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
“The great object of education is to acquaint the youthful man with himself, to inspire in him self-trust.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson The essence of self-reliance is a commitment to making decisions based on one’s own native instinct, personal...