May 2008

Check out the Manival #5 at the Care and Feeding of Man

by Brett & Kate McKay

This week’s Manival is over at the Care and Feeding of Man. Make sure to go check it out and give it a stumble. My favorite was how to have an affair with your wife at Simple Marriage Project. If you’d like to participate in next week’s Manival at Building Camelot, please use this submission […]

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How To Score a Baseball Game With Pencil and Paper

by Brett & Kate McKay

Photo by Go Cubs! Scoring a baseball game with paper and pencil is a tradition that goes back to the early days of the game. Keeping score is a great way to get more involved as a fan. You’ll get really engaged in the game. Moreover, each scorecard is a story of each game that […]

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The Perfect Hat For Your Ugly Mug

by Brett & Kate McKay

What humans find attractive is largely based on symmetry. The more symmetrical a face is, the more appealing it appears to others. But there’s not much we can do, short of surgery, to change the symmetry of our faces. There are ways to mitigate our asymmetries, however. You may have heard a woman in your […]

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How To Be A Renaissance Man

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Every man should strive to reach his full potential. The competitive world in which we live stresses hyper-specialization as the way to get ahead. University graduate degrees narrow down a student’s area of expertise to enable them fill a specific niche. Young boys are encouraged to choose a single sporting event in which they excel […]

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The Virtuous Life: Humility

by Brett & Kate McKay

This is the 13th post on living the virtuous life like Benjamin Franklin. Our popular image of manliness usually consists of a man with a cocky swagger, a rebel who blazes his own path and stands confident and ready to take on the world. “Humility” doesn’t seem to fit into this image. Humility oftentimes conjures […]

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How To Fly Old Glory With Respect

by Brett & Kate McKay

Photo by k_d90805 I always knew it was summertime when my old man took our American flag out of the closet and displayed it outside our house. Other dads in the neighborhood would do the same. All down my neighborhood street, flags of red, white, and blue flapped in the humid Oklahoma air. With summer […]

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Rediscovering the Barbershop

by Brett

Photo by LemonSunrise For the past few months, I’ve been having my haircut at various barbershops. For most of my life, I went to unisex salons that reeked of perm chemicals and mousse. Every time I’d go, I’d walk away with a bad haircut. On top of that, I always felt out of place. Most […]

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The Manival #4

by Brett & Kate McKay

Well, it’s time once again for The Manival. For those of you who don’t know, the Manival is a weekly blog carnival dedicated to bring together posts from blogs by men and for men. If you would like to participate in next week’s Manival, please submit a post using this handy submission form. Editor’s Choice: […]

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The Virtuous Life: Chastity

by Brett & Kate McKay

This is the twelfth post in a series about living Ben Franklin’s 13 virtues.   CHASTITY. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation. Editor’s Note: Before we get to the post, allow me to head off the would be […]

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Asking a Woman’s Father For Her Hand In Marriage

by Brett & Kate McKay

So you’ve stopped hanging out with women and started dating them. Consequently, you’ve found a woman who has become your best friend, and you know she is the one. Things have been serious for quite some time now and you’re ready to take your relationship to the next level: marriage. One tradition that has been […]

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100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man’s Library

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Written by: Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks, Joshua Ritchie, and Brett McKay Photo by the nonist There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your life. We can all look back on the books that have shaped our perspective on politics, religion, money, and love. Some will even become a […]

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The Manival #3 Is At Schaefer’s Blog

by Brett & Kate McKay

This week’s Manival is being hosted at Schaefer’s Blog. Make sure to go by and check it out. If you have a chance, give it a quick Stumble and a review. Here are a few of my favorites: The Manly Art of Giving a Toast (@ mitch ross) Marriage Is Not 50/50 (@ i am […]

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The Virtuous Life: Tranquility

by Brett

This is the eleventh post in a series about living Ben Franklin’s 13 virtues. “TRANQUILLITY. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.” Every day we encounter a thousand little annoyances. Some jerk cuts us off on the way to work, we get a flat tire, someone takes our lunch out of […]

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How Do You Know When She’s the One?

by Brett & Kate McKay

When we wrote 14 Ways to Affair Proof Your Marriage, several people rightly pointed out that the best way to obtain a happy and faithful marriage is to marry the right person. But how do you know when you’ve found the right woman to settle down with? When it is comes to getting hitched, guys […]

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Check Out the Manival #2 at A Good Husband

by Brett & Kate McKay

This week’s Manival is being host at A Good Husband. Make sure to check it out. Here were a few of my favorite submissions: The Art of Marital Conversation (@ simple marriage) 8 Things That Will Not Score You A First Date (@ womopo) Fine is Not “Fine” (@ i am husband) Make sure to […]

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How To Survive and Thrive In a Street Fight in 8 Simple Steps

by Brett

Let’s say you’re out with your buddies (or maybe a lovely young lady) having a good time, when all of a sudden some jackass shoves you. You didn’t do anything to instigate the guy, but it doesn’t matter. There is a special breed of males, that when inebriated, start fights with random people. This breed, […]

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The Virtuous Life: Cleanliness

by Brett & Kate McKay

This a 10th post in a series about the Benjamin Franklin’s 13 virtues. CLEANLINESS. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation. A common stereotype that society places on males is that of the sloppy and unkempt man. We see it all the time on television. A man sitting in his man chair with potato […]

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Lessons in Manliness: Theodore Roosevelt and the Spanish-American War

by Brett & Kate McKay

Theodore Roosevelt, who arguably accomplished more than any other American man, called his experience in the Spanish-American War, “the great day of my life.” It was during his charge up Kettle Hill that Theodore Roosevelt’s leadership and confidence finally crystallized. He passed the test and emerged as a leader capable of ascending to the presidency. […]

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The Best of Art of Manliness, April 2008

by Brett & Kate McKay

April was another fantastic month for The Art of Manliness, thanks again to all of you! Subscribers climbed to 7,141 and traffic is on the up and up. I’m particularly pumped about the launching of the Art of Manliness Forums and the kickoff of the Manival. If you haven’t already, go register as a member […]

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