May 2009

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Announcing the Winner of the W.R Case and Sons “What’s In Your Pocket?” Pocket Knife Giveaway

by Brett

For a shot at winning a Case pocket knife, 258 of AoM’s readers emptied their pockets and allowed the world to see what they’re lugging around in them every day. The results were an interesting snapshot of your personalities and lives. Whether you were packing heat or a novel, I thoroughly enjoyed looking through the […]

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Ask Wayne: Man Wants to Be Friends with Her After the Breakup

by Brett

Q. I have been dating a great girl for two years. For the past year she has been pressuring me to take the relationship to the next level. I really like being with her and we have a lot of fun together. But she is not marriage material, not for me. But I really like […]

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Let’s Make a Deal: Haggling Abroad

by Chris

With summer traveling season just around the corner, the fortunate among us will be setting off for faraway lands in search of adventures of every sort. If your travel plans for the near future include stops in cities or towns known for their street markets, or if you plan on doing any souvenir shopping while […]

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Cravatology 101 and the Mountain and Sackett Authentic Regimental Tie Giveaway

by Brett

If you take a step back, the whole idea of neckties seems pretty silly. It’s a piece of cloth that men tie around their necks. Weird. It doesn’t seem to have any rhyme or reason. And men sometimes use this pretense to avoid wearing one. But I believe many a man who has evinced an […]

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The Problem With Porn

by Brett & Kate McKay

Porn is everywhere today. It’s impossible to pinpoint when it happened, but some time in the last couple of decades, porn went mainstream. Before you had to go to the seedy part of town to pick up a magazine or order a stag film that came in a non-suspicous brown package. Now, you can find […]

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Become Strong Like Bull: The Kettlebell Workout

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jim Smith, CSCS. You are a busy man. You’re swamped at work, you’re swamped at home with the kids and you never have time for yourself, let alone getting to the gym. Those 1 hr – 1 ½ hr workouts that you used to do are a […]

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So You Want My Job: Interpreter/Translator

by Brett & Kate McKay

Today we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable man jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. For this installment, we interviewed Greg Melchior. Mr. Melchior has a job many […]

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Network Like a Man

by Antonio

Three months ago a good friend of mine lost his job during the 2nd round of layoffs at a struggling dotcom.  He was the sole breadwinner in his household, had just bought a new home, and had three young boys under the age of 7 (one having serious medical issues).  Like many of us, he […]

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How to Make the Perfect Martini

by Brett

Editor’s Note: On Tuesdays, we’;l be featuring an excellent article or video that was originally posted in the Art of Manliness Community by a community member. Today we’ve selected a post from Mr. Cook about how to make the perfect martini. Put on something from the Rat Pack and follow his instructions. Twas a woman […]

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Getting It Done – A Guide To Creating a Proper Bucket List

by Chris

Run a marathon. Get a degree. Write a book. Build a house. Every man has goals. Sometimes our goals are lofty aspirations (make a difference, change the world), sometimes they are simply tasks we need to achieve in order to function better (sleep more, quit smoking). Too often in life we get caught up in […]

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Manvotional: “George Gray” by Edgar Lee Masters

by Brett

Image by lisasawesomepics The poem “George Gray” by Edgar Lee Masters is voiced by dead man who is pondering the ironic design of his gravestone. The marble sailboat seems a most befitting symbol for his life-a tool of potential motion and adventure, encased in stone. George Gray lived a small life of safety and comfort. […]

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