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Wednesday 17th of January 2018
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Many know of the epic race in 1910 between Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott to be the first to reach the South Pole, and the tragic end met by the latter explorer. Most people have also heard of the heroic leadership of Ernest Shackleton, who...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: A Manly Guest Contributor
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Log Off: How to Stay Connected after Disconnecting by Blake Snow.  The “king complex.” That’s the reason it’s difficult for many individuals to leave the internet — even for as...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Hey, did you know there’s an Art of Manliness app for iPhone and Android devices? It’s true, and we’ve recently updated the app based on user feedback. Here’s what’s new with the Art of Manliness app: Better Offline...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
One of James Bond’s most enduring catchphrases is “shaken, not stirred.” But what, exactly, is being mixed in that cocktail shaker? Most of us know that it’s a martini of some sort, but that cocktail has evolved in such numerous ways over...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
When it comes to keeping your New Year’s resolutions, you probably think you know the secret to success. Whether you’ve resolved to lose weight, eat better, use your time more effectively, or even to amor fati, you’ve simply got to get more...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
It’s the time of year when there’s a rush of new members at the gym. It’s awesome that these folks are making a new commitment to their health, but if you number yourself among them, know that the gym, like every other place and...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Ten years ago today, the very first article on the Art of Manliness went live. It’s hard to believe we’ve been at this a decade! I started AoM back in January 2008 when I was a 25-year-old, second-year law student. The idea for the site came a...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
In 2016, the United States Navy announced that its blue wool pea coats — which had been in use for well over a century — would cease being standard-issue for Sailors. In 2018, a black synthetic parka would be phased in, and by 2020,...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Last year we launched a new program called The Strenuous Life.  It’s the culmination of nearly a decade of thought and writing on AoM and two years of dedicated work on the idea itself. The entire purpose of The Strenuous Life is to help...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Exercising regularly is surely one of the most commonly made New Year’s resolutions. And surely one of the most commonly broken. Gyms around the world fill up with freshly-minted members in January . . . who are almost all gone by February. If...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: A Manly Guest Contributor
Editor’s Note: This is a guest article from Kyle Eschenroeder.  We’ve once more rolled into the time of year where many of us make resolutions for how to live better in the months to come. Most of these resolutions concern very...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
While almost any way you bust open a bubbly bottle of champagne is exciting, it’s made even more so by using a saber for the task. The art of sabrage may date from the Napoleonic era, when military officers and perhaps The Little Corporal...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Another year here at the Art of Manliness is in the books. 2017 was a big year for us at AoM. We launched a new book, dabbled with being a publisher ourselves, and launched a whole new online/offline program called The Strenuous Life. More on those...
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Anyone can open their wallet and plop down cash for a nice present. But the gifts that mean the most are the ones people make for you; knowing someone spent their time crafting something just for you is truly special. Plus, in a very consumeristic...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Editor’s note: The following essay — “The Fine Art of Living Together” by Bentley Bates — comes from The Boy’s Own Book of Leadership, published in 1933.   A heap of fellows think manners don’t amount ...
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In the modern day, it’s conceivable that a man might never find occasion, outside a wedding, to propose a toast. And even when called upon to give one in the role of best man, he is very likely, despite being given plenty of lead time to...
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For each of the last four years, my wife and I (Jeremy) have hosted a Friendsgiving dinner the Sunday before Thanksgiving. It’s a chance to gather our social group together for a potluck turkey dinner and give thanks for all the good things in our ...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
As the holidays draw near and the coldest days of the year start trickling in, the idea of warming up by the crackling flames of a picture-perfect fire is too alluring to ignore. But without the right preparation, that ideal fire can turn into a...
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Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway....
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Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway....

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Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway....

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Billboard
By: Gary Trust

Mariah Carey's 1994 holiday classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" surges 21-11 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Dec. 23), matching...

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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
The philosopher Plato thought that the soul of man could be compared to a chariot and consisted of three parts: a dark horse which represented the appetites, a white horse that represented thumos, and the charioteer which symbolized reason, and...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
As the holidays draw near and the coldest days of the year start trickling in, the idea of warming up by the crackling flames of a picture-perfect fire is too alluring to ignore. But without the right preparation, that ideal fire can turn into a...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Patrick Hutchison
In January of 2015, two Canadian hikers set off on a hike in the Eastern High Peaks Wilderness of the Adirondacks. There was snow around, but it seemed like the trail was clear enough so they opted to stick with their boots and leave the snowshoes...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
While busy airports tend to get all the attention around the holiday travel season, the highways and byways are actually far more trafficked. Of long-distance travelers — those going 50 miles or more — over 90% are getting to where they’re...
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Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway....
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
We’ve talked before about how in an age when checks have become uncommon (but still are used occasionally), the younger generation often doesn’t know how to write them, and offered a quick tutorial on the subject to remedy this knowledge gap....
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
While busy airports tend to get all the attention around the holiday travel season, the highways and byways are actually far more trafficked. Of long-distance travelers — those going 50 miles or more — over 90% are getting to where they’re...
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Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway....
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Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway....

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Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway....

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Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway....

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Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway....

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Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway....

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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
Though he’s been called the greatest combat general of modern times, George S. Patton didn’t feel like a natural born leader. In fact, as a boy he was rather sensitive, timid, and mild in disposition, and thought himself deficient in the...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Jeremy Anderberg
“The heart of his breakfast was a plentitude of sourdough biscuits, which he cooked in a Dutch oven out in the backyard. His pot dough had been perking along happily for over ten years, and the first thing he did upon rising was check it out....
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Men have complained about ties for ages. They can feel binding and hot, and seem a little strange, a little pointless, and a little like a colorful noose. If you’re a man who dislikes ties, is it advisable to wear a suit without one? Can you...
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Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway....
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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: Jeremy Anderberg
Card games have been around for a long time. They’ve existed in various forms for a millennium, having been invented in the Far East. From there, they came West with trading, and in the 1400s the French solidified the 52-card deck and the four...
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When the AoM store started nearly 10 years ago, it was a humble shop, with just a few t-shirt designs. Over the years, we’ve really expanded the number of things we offer, which now includes not just AoM swag, but books and products that are...
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Inc
By: Nina Ojeda

You could always give them money, but if that's not an option, here are a lot of great ideas.

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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
The holiday season is now in full swing. People will be decking the halls, throwing parties, offering tidings of good cheer, and engaging with all things festive. Though this time of year is supposed to be merry and bright, however, it can also...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: A Manly Guest Contributor
Editor’s note: This is a guest article by Alexander Franz. According to Brett’s article on how a car engine works, “The crankshaft is what converts the up and down motion of the pistons into a rotational motion that allows the car to...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett and Kate McKay
The other day I was helping a guy move. We were carrying heavy stuff like pianos, dressers, and even an old cabinet hi-fi stereo. As I was helping him load this stuff in the U-Haul truck, I got to thinking, “I can deadlift 550 pounds, but...
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The Art Of Manliness
By: Brett & Kate McKay
Editor’s note: The following excerpt on preparing to escape a prisoner of war camp was taken from FM 21-76: Survival, an Army field manual published in 1957. Noting that “because the conditions in various POW camps differ, ...
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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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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...