January 2008

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The Dos And Don’ts Of a Dinner Date

by Brett and Kate McKay

Photo by freeparking Almost every date involves taking a woman out to eat. It is not only fun, but offers a perfect opportunity to show your date your manners and character. Below are a few of the do’s and don’ts of dinner dates. If you do the do’s, you’re guaranteed to impress your date and […]

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How To Survive a Bear Attack

by Brett and Kate McKay

According to Stephen Colbert, bears are the number one threat to America today. Sure, bears look cute when they’re rummaging through a garbage can looking for food, but don’t let their cuteness lull you into carnal security. Bears are “godless killing machines.” While bear attacks are rare, a man should always be prepared for a […]

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Poll: Which Presidential Candidate Is The Most Manly?

by Brett and Kate McKay

In honor of tomorrow’s Florida Republican Primary and “Super Tuesday” next Tuesday, I thought it would be interesting to see which candidate people thought was the most manly. Please vote and comment WHY you think your candidate is the most manly. Do you think the electorate is attracted to manly candidates? If yes, what does […]

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How To Give an Impressive Handshake

by Brett and Kate McKay

I’m in law school right now and as a future attorney, I’ll be shaking lots of hands: clients, potential clients, other attorneys, and judges. During that brief contact with that person, they’re going to form opinions of me. My handshake could give them the impression that I’m warm person or cold and aloof. Maybe my […]

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Lessons in Manliness from Gladiator

by Brett and Kate McKay

There’s a reason men (and women) loved “Gladiator.” The main character Maximus Decimus Meridius is the epitome of manliness. Here are four lessons on manliness that we can learn from him.

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The Art Of Manliness Weekly Roundup: There Will Be Blood Edition

by Brett and Kate McKay

There Will Be Blood is finally playing where I live and I can’t wait to see it. The film follows a turn of the century silver miner who becomes a self-made oil tycoon wildcatting in the California desert. The film captures perfectly what greed and capitalism taken to the extreme can do to a man. […]

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Rules on the Proper Wearing of Socks

by Brett and Kate McKay

At a company training meeting a few months ago, I was introduced to a new co-worker. This guy was extremely motivated and on the ball. I was pretty impressed with him, until I looked down and saw that he was wearing white socks with a pair of dark dress slacks. Maybe it’s superficial, but at […]

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3 Lame Excuses For Not Saving Money

by Brett and Kate McKay

It’s common knowledge that if you want to be wealthy, you have to save and invest. But looking at statistics, it seems this knowledge is becoming less and less common. In 2005, the United States recorded a negative savings rate for the first time since the Great Depression. We live in one of the most […]

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How to Open a Stuck Jar Lid

by Brett and Kate McKay

It’s Sunday afternoon and you are sitting in your man chair, in your man robe, reading your man newspaper. It’s your wife’s turn to cook today. (That’s right. You share in the cooking duties at your house. Manly men know how to cook. Especially meat.) To keep things simple, she’s whipping up some spaghetti and […]

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Get Bigger And Stronger with Stronglifts.com

by Brett and Kate McKay

The market is saturated with materials on exercise and fitness. Books, magazines, and videos all promise that they have the newest and most effective workouts that will turn you from a chump to a champ. Unfortunately, most of the stuff is crap and it makes your life more complicated than it needs to be. Thankfully, […]

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Stop Hanging Out With Women and Start Dating Them

by Brett and Kate McKay

Over the past few years, many social observers have noted that young adults are dating less. Instead, dating is being replaced by “hanging out” with members of the opposite sex. Dating and hanging out are two completely different things. Hanging out consists of people getting together in groups and doing stuff together. It could be […]

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Return of the Tough Guy

by Brett and Kate McKay

The New York Times ran an interesting article yesterday about the resurgence of tough guy icons from the 1980s. Action stars like Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris are returning to prominence in pop culture. The author of the article suggests the reason for the return of the action hero the need of American men “to […]

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Ebook Link Fixed

by Brett and Kate McKay

I recently discovered that many of you were getting a 404 error page when you tried downloading the ebook from the link in your RSS feed. I think I fixed the problem. Try opening up your reader and downloading from the link at the bottom of the post in in your RSS feed. If you […]

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How To Become the Go-to Guy at Work

by Brett and Kate McKay

Do you feel like your career is in a rut? When was the last time you got a promotion or a raise? That long, huh? The best way you can get your career moving on the right track is to become the “go-to guy” at work. What is a go-to guy? You’ve seen these people […]

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Increase Your Manly Confidence Overnight

by Brett and Kate McKay

Manly men are confident men. People are attracted to men who project confidence. Sadly, many men these days lack any confidence at all. Some mope around with their head down, wallowing in self pity. Others confuse manly confidence with boyish cockiness. These men have confused confidence with being a douchebag. Manly confidence is quiet; it’s […]

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How To Throw a Punch

by Brett

Every man will find themselves in a situation during their life where hand-to-hand combat may be necessary. As a result, every man needs to have an arsenal of tools to work with when fighting an attacker. There’s no better tool than the classic overhand or power punch. In the hands of a highly trained individual, […]

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Every Man Should Do This Exercise Routine Every Day

by Brett and Kate McKay

Men are busier than ever today. Our society has created a non-stop culture that often leaves little time for exercise. Thankfully, Charles Atlas shared a simple 10 minute exercise routine in a 1936 Physical Culture Magazine. While 10 minutes is not enough to give to your health, it’s better than nothing and can help keep […]

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Shift Out of Neutral: 4 Easy Steps To Get Motivated and Get Moving In Life

by Brett and Kate McKay

Are you still living in mom and dad’s basement playing Guitar Hero all night? Stuck in a dead end job that pays minimum wage? Have you still not finished school? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone. Studies have shown that men ages 21 to 33 have turned into a […]

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Spark Up Your Marriage: 4 Ways to Date Your Wife All Over Again

by Brett and Kate McKay

Does your marriage feel flat? Studies show that after three years of marriage, many couples start complaining about their relationship being stale and boring. It’s no surprise then that most divorces occur within the first three years of marriage. How can you beat the marital blahs and consequently beat divorce? The answer is simple: date […]

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