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Weekly Link Round-up: Week 4 of the 30 Days to a Better Man Challenge
Posted By Brett & Kate McKay On June 27, 2009 @ 10:01 am In Blog,Roundup | 3 Comments
The first thing I’d like to bring to your attention is the fact that we have a couple of contests that have been running during this month that are ending June 30. So if you’ve been meaning to enter them, don’t delay!
We’re now in the final stretch of the 30 Days to a Better Man Project! There are but 3 tasks left to complete. Don’t give up now; finish strong. Remember, what really counts is how we play in the fourth quarter when we’re all tuckered out.
Here’s a rundown of what we worked on this week:
Day 21: Write Your Own Eulogy.  It’s always good to confront your mortality from time to time. The realization that you will one day be six feet under should motivate you to seize the day! What do you hope people say about you at your funeral? Let us know in the Community .
Day 22: Improve Your Posture . Parents and teachers didn’t tell you to stand up straight just to bug you. Proper posture nets you several real benefits, including improved focus, health, and confidence. So stop slouching and tell us about how great it feels to sit up straight in the Community .
Day 23: Learn a Manual Skill.  Being handy and learning a craft gives you a sense of satisfaction that cannot be duplicated or imitated. So pick a manual skill you’ve always wanted to learn and go to it. Let us know what you’ve chosen to learn in the Community .
Day 25: Start a Debt Reduction Plan . Debt is enslaving and keeps a man from becoming totally independent and self-reliant. Don’t just ignore it and pretend like it’s not there; start attacking that ugly debt today. Tell us how you’re going to go about slaying your debt in the Community .
Day 26: Take the Marine Corps Fitness Challenge.  It’s one thing to gauge our fitness in our minds, and another entirely to put your bodies to the test. By taking the Marines Corps Fitness Challenge, you’ll get a needed gut check and some solid motivation to get in better shape. Take the test and post your results in the Community. 
Day 27: Start a Book . It’s DEAR time! Drop Everything and Read. It’s time to turn off the tube, step away from the computer, and dive into a good book. Let us know what you’re reading in the Community. 
Padraic  started a discussion  about the most recent politician to be caught having an affair, Mark Sanford. Padraic is annoyed with the number of prominent men who have lately fallen from grace, but Joseph  says that what happens in the bedroom isn’t as important as the kind of job a man does. What say ye?
In the Philosophers Group, Shaun Daws  posed his usual interesting questions, like:
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URLs in this post:
 Father-themed photo contest: http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/aomphotogroup/forum/topics/enter-the-first-official-aom
 Communiuty PhotoGroup : http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/aomphotogroup
 Hawaiiabera shirt.: http://www.hawaiiabera.com/
 Toilet Paper’s daily newsletter : http://www.artofmanliness.com../../../../../2009/06/09/win-a-free-amazon-kindle-the-toilet-paper-national-bathroom-reading-giveaway/
 Day 21: Write Your Own Eulogy.: http://www.artofmanliness.com../../../../../2009/06/20/30-days-to-a-better-man-day-21-write-your-eulogy/
 Community: http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/30daystoabetterman2009/forum/topics/30-days-to-a-better-man-day-21
 Day 22: Improve Your Posture: http://www.artofmanliness.com../../../../../2009/06/21/30-days-to-a-better-man-day-22-improve-your-posture/
 Day 23: Learn a Manual Skill.: http://www.artofmanliness.com../../../../../2009/06/22/30-days-to-a-better-man-day-23-learn-a-manual-skill/
 Community: http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/30daystoabetterman2009/forum/topics/30-days-to-a-better-man-day-23
 Day 24: Play!: http://www.artofmanliness.com../../../../../2009/06/23/30-days-to-a-better-man-day-24-play/
 Day 25: Start a Debt Reduction Plan: http://www.artofmanliness.com../../../../../2009/06/24/30-days-to-a-better-man-day-25-start-a-debt-reduction-plan/
 Community: http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/30daystoabetterman2009/forum/topics/30-days-to-a-better-man-day-25
 Day 26: Take the Marine Corps Fitness Challenge.: http://www.artofmanliness.com../../../../../2009/06/25/30-days-to-a-better-man-day-26-take-the-marine-corps-fitness-test/
 Community.: http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/30daystoabetterman2009/forum/topics/30-days-to-a-better-man-day-26
 Day 27: Start a Book: http://www.artofmanliness.com../../../../../2009/06/26/30-days-to-a-better-man-day-27-start-a-book/
 Community.: http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/30daystoabetterman2009/forum/topics/30-days-to-a-better-man-day-27
 Padraic: http://community.artofmanliness.com/profile/PadraicGlackin
 a discussion: http://community.artofmanliness.com/forum/topics/mark-sanford-and-cheating
 Joseph: http://community.artofmanliness.com/forum/topic/listForContributor?user=3k1lkgopvz42m
 Todd: http://community.artofmanliness.com/profile/ToddServeto
 manly work ethic: http://community.artofmanliness.com/forum/topics/developing-manly-work-ethics
 Christopher: http://community.artofmanliness.com/profile/Christophermualphapiper
 picture of a sample of his work.: http://community.artofmanliness.com/forum/topics/journal-photo-1
 Brian: http://community.artofmanliness.com/profile/Brian5
 “What’s your favorite cologne?”: http://community.artofmanliness.com/forum/topics/whats-your-favorite-cologne
 kpeckham: http://community.artofmanliness.com/profile/kpeckham
 attended the Air Force Academy.: http://community.artofmanliness.com/forum/topics/manly-advice-about-starting-a
 Cristatos: http://community.artofmanliness.com/profile/ChristatosAristad
 blog post: http://community.artofmanliness.com/profiles/blogs/the-journey-begins
 Rich Kauffman: http://community.artofmanliness.com/profile/RichKauffman
 great essay: http://community.artofmanliness.com/profiles/blogs/my-contribution-to-30
 Shaun Daws: http://community.artofmanliness.com/profile/ShaunDaws
 Is there honor in war?: http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/philosphers/forum/topics/question-of-the-day-28
 Is hunting for sport an ethical pursuit?: http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/philosphers/forum/topics/question-of-the-day-30
 Jacob: http://community.artofmanliness.com/profile/JacobFehr
 What is your favorite of the cheap stuff?: http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/beerappreciationsociety/forum/topics/what-is-your-favorite-of-the
 Adam: http://community.artofmanliness.com/profile/AdamDehner
 they’ve been brewing lately.: http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/homebrewing/forum/topics/diy-homebrewing
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