April 2008

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9 Ways To Start a Fire Without Matches

by Brett & Kate McKay

There is a primal link between man and fire. Every man should know how to start one. A manly man knows how to start one without matches. It’s an essential survival skill. You never know when you’ll find yourself in a situation where you’ll need a fire, but you don’t have matches. Maybe your single […]

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The Manival #1

by Brett & Kate McKay

Welcome to first edition of the Manival! The Manival is a blog carnival that brings together the best posts by man bloggers written with men in mind. I’m really excited about the response we got for the first edition. We received 20 submissions for the first Manival. I hope it will continue to grow each […]

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The Virtuous Life: Moderation

by Brett & Kate McKay

This is the ninth post in a series about living the virtuous life like Benjamin Franklin. Avoid extremes. Forebear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve. Have you been in a relationship that started out with amazing passion? You got butterflies every time you saw the person and wanted to be with them […]

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: Law School Finals Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

This week finals start for me in law school. I’ll be cranking away for the next few days filling my mind with law and preparing myself for grueling three to four hour exams. I’ll be done with finals next Thursday, which means I’ll have more time to dedicate to writing on AoM. I can’t wait. […]

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There’s More to Life Than Six Pack Abs

by Brett & Kate McKay

Photo by Tanworkboots Men’s magazines are filled with exercise and workout routines designed to give you a chiseled physique. The glossy ads in the magazine showcase the desired result of all this work: a chiseled and ripped body. But what is the end goal of the pursuit of all this muscle? Some men work out […]

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How to Leave the Perfect Voicemail

by Brett & Kate McKay

Photo by roujo I’m not a big fan of voicemail. I don’t mind leaving voicemail messages; I just hate having to listen to them. For some strange reason when people know their voice is being recorded, their brain short circuits. What normally would take 30 seconds to say, now takes 2 minutes. I don’t mind […]

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Introducing The Art of Manliness Discussion Forum

by Brett & Kate McKay

Today, I’m excited to announce the addition of a discussion forum to Art of Manliness. You’ll notice a link in the navigation bar to the forum. I encourage you all to sign up today and start engaging each other in a dialog about all things manly.

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Accepting Submissions For Manival #1

by Brett & Kate McKay

I just wanted to remind everyone about the all new blog carnival for men, called the Manival, will be hosted here at AoM next Tuesday. The Manival will include links to some of the best posts in the blogosphere on all things man. So far, I’ve received a couple of great submissions and I’m looking […]

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The Virtuous Life: Justice

by Brett & Kate McKay

This is the eighth post in a series on living the virtuous life like Benjamin Franklin. “JUSTICE. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.” Man is a social animal. Everyday we interact with people in different capacities and relationships. In order to ensure that these interactions go smoothly, human […]

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: The Manival Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed a proliferation of man blogs and blog posts dedicated to men’s issues. Lots of these sites provide great content on being a better man. I think it’s high time we started a blog carnival for posts dedicated to man stuff. Therefore, I submit to the man blog community […]

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“Finding Yourself” Is a Crock

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Cameron Ming. Check out his last guest post on Grilling the Perfect Steak. I was watching a program on Caligula the other night. Most should remember Caligula as one of the most inhumane, blood-thirsty, and psychotic of all Roman emperors. On the program they pointed to a […]

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How To Snag a Souvenir Baseball

by Brett & Kate McKay

Photo by luca.nassini Baseball season is once more upon us. Millions of Americans will be heading to stadiums across the country to root for their team. At the game you’ll find hundreds of souvenir options: pennants, programs, jerseys, and the like. These will all cost you an arm and a leg, and they’re not even […]

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The Virtuous Life: Sincerity

by Brett & Kate McKay

This is the seventh in a series of posts on Ben Franklin’s 13 virtues. Photo by klbndc SINCERITY. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly. These days, “sincerity” has come to be narrowly defined and almost entirely associated with “earnestness” and the state of being truly interested in […]

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Streamline Your Next Camping Trip

by Brett & Kate McKay

Photo by SnapShot1951 Share Last week we encouraged men to spend time in the great outdoors. It’s a thought that surely has occurred to many of you before, but it seems most of us can’t find the time to do it. According to a recent study, Americans are spending 25% less time in the outdoors […]

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How To Break Down A Door

by Brett & Kate McKay

Alright, let’s get this out of the way first: kicking down a door is not the best option for opening a locked door. It will damage the door and cost you lots of money to fix it. It is better to call a locksmith, pick the lock, or attempt to crawl in a window. But […]

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The Virtuous Life: Industry

by Brett & Kate McKay

This is the sixth in a series of posts on Ben Franklin’s 13 virtues. Photo by Lewis Hine Lose no time. Be always employed in something useful. Cut off all unnecessary actions. If you spend any time on the web, you probably have heard of Tim Ferris‘ book “The Four Hour Work Week.” In the […]

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: Chilifest Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last night I attended the annual Chilifest put on by my law school. Lots of great chili this year. I definitely ate too much. An organization that I’m a part of at school was defending their two year winning streak. Unfortunately, we lost. There’s always next year. Now for some links: Saving face – not […]

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4 Ways Nature Restores Your Manly Vigor

by Brett & Kate McKay

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul. Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.~ John […]

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Every Man Should Carry a Pocket Knife

by Brett & Kate McKay

Photo by Zoltron Share It used to be that a pocket knife was an essential item that a man carried with him. You had your wallet, your keys, and your trusty pocket knife. The History of the Pocket Knife 1st Century Romans created the first folding pocket knife. They made for easy carrying for soldiers […]

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