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Why Are We So Conflicted About Manhood in the Modern Age?

by Brett

In the last post, we explored the origins of manhood – how it consists of an energy born of the innate biological and psychological characteristics of males that is then channeled by cultures towards service that benefits the collective good. We also discussed the way an emphasis on the code of manhood fluctuates according to […]

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Your Grandpa’s Jeans: A Primer on Raw and Selvedge Denim

by Brett & Kate McKay

While denim jeans have been a clothing staple for men since the 19th century, the jeans you’re probably wearing right now are a lot different from the denim jeans that your grandpa or even your dad wore. Before the 1950s, most denim jeans were crafted from raw and selvedge denim that was made in the […]

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Where Does Manhood Come From?

by Brett

Where does manhood come from? Is it innate or culturally constructed? Why has an emphasis on manhood receded in the modern day? Throughout this series, we have indirectly been touching on these questions. Today we’ll tackle them head on. (We explored this subject a few years ago, but I had only skimmed Manhood in the […]

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Art of Manliness Podcast #64: Survivorman With Les Stroud

by Brett & Kate McKay

In this episode I talk to survival expert and TV star Les Stroud, better known as Survivorman. Show Highlights: How Les ended up as a wilderness survival TV star Why Les thinks all the other wilderness survival shows are fakes The most important wilderness survival tip every man should know How the wild has affected […]

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Just in Time for Easter: How to Make Fried Rabbit and Sage Buttermilk Waffles

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: After we posted Creek’s article this week on how to field dress and butcher a rabbit, several of you said you’d like to know a good recipe for cooking the rabbit after you’ve sliced and diced it. Well, just as there are numerous ways to skin a cat, there are tons of great […]

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: April 18, 2014

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last week’s winner was Clay from Auburn, AL. He picked the Freestyle Navigator watch. My Picks This Week By now, we all know that every man should carry a pocket knife. The knives from Great Eastern Cutlery are a great choice, and are made with carbon steel, which is known for its ability to hold […]

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Is College for Everyone? 11 Alternatives to the Traditional 4-Year College

by Jeremy Anderberg

So far in this series on whether or not college is truly for everyone, we’ve covered both the history of higher ed, and the pros and cons of attending a 4-year university. Today, we’re going to look at alternatives to the traditional 4-year degree. One-quarter of college grads are in jobs that don’t require a […]

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Outfitted & Equipped: Spring Office Casual

by A Manly Guest Contributor

This post is brought to you by Jack Threads. What to wear and carry to the office as the weather starts warming up.

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How to Field Dress and Butcher a Rabbit

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart.  **Disclaimer: This post contains a graphic step-by-step depiction of the skinning, slicing, and disemboweling of a real rabbit. If you’re eating, have always had a soft spot for Thumper, or faint at the sight of dismembered rabbit guts, please skip this post. Seriously. You can […]

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How and When to Tuck in Your Shirt

by Antonio

Why talk about something so basic? Is there really a need to teach men something most of us have been doing since we were 5? Well, yes actually. Just look around. How many men do you see sporting a billowy, unkempt-looking shirt? Or what about that guy giving a presentation who unconsciously re-tucked his shirt […]

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Art of Manliness Podcast #63: Spartan Up With Joe DeSena

by Brett

Editor’s Note: We’re switching podcast hosts from Podbean to SoundCloud. If you’ve subscribed to our podcast with our Podbean RSS, you’ll want to update your player to our new podcast RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/artofmanlinesspodcast. If you’ve subscribed to our podcast through iTunes or Stitcher you shouldn’t have to make any updates. If you run into any problems, please let me know […]

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How to Iron a Dress Shirt [VIDEO]

by Brett

Your video guide to ironing a dress shirt properly. For a detailed text guide, read our post on how to iron a dress shirt. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new videos as soon as they’re posted. If you’re viewing this in your email, click this link to watch the video. Edited by Jordan Crowder

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: April 11, 2014

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last week’s winner was: Ben C. from Detroit, MI. Ben chose a map of New York City from Future Maps. My Picks This Week If you’re looking for a durable fabric bag, there’s simply no better choice than Filson. This bad boy can get you through any adventure you could find yourself in. The stripped-down, […]

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Supplements to Boost Your Brain: A Primer on Nootropics

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Mans Denton.  For all the discussion about health and fitness, the primary driver of the human organism is often left out: the brain. Since the 1950s, neuroscience has made discoveries that we can use to improve our memory, focus, alertness, and general cognitive abilities. The application of […]

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How to Perform a Muscle-Up: An Illustrated Guide

by AoM Team

During this Rings 101 week, we’ve covered the basics of equipment, how to grip the rings, and a beginner’s workout to get you started with using the rings to build strength and fitness. As you gain more skill and confidence on the rings, one likely goal you’ll start aiming for is successfully performing the muscle-up. […]

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The Libraries of Great Men: Frederick Douglass

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 stream of their thinking back to the source. For, as David Leach, […]

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Gymnastic Rings 101: A Beginner’s Routine & FAQs

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest series from Ryan Hurst.  Welcome to day three of our series on using gymnastic rings as part of your exercise routine. On Monday, we covered why to get into rings and offered tips on which rings to get and where to hang them; on Tuesday, we covered how to grip […]

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Creating a Positive Family Culture: How to Get the Most Out of Family Dinners

by Brett & Kate McKay

In his farewell address to the nation, President Ronald Reagan declared, “All great change in America begins at the dinner table. So tomorrow night in the kitchen, I hope the talking begins.” Reagan was a great champion of the power of family dinners, but a commitment to this tradition crosses partisan lines. President Obama has […]

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What Is the Core of Masculinity?

by Brett

We’ve covered the 3 P’s of Manhood (protect, procreate, and provide), and we’ve distilled them down to the fundamentals — the ancient, nearly universal standards of manhood that have existed around the world for thousands of years. But in studying them, one can’t help but notice that their requirements are not exclusively manly. Haven’t women […]

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