July 2009

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Making a Difference

by Antonio

Civilian Conservation Corps, Oregon A man walking on the beach saw a child reaching down to pick up small objects and then throwing them into the ocean. He called out “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”  The child looked up and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.” “I must […]

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So You Want My Job: Artist/Illustrator

by Brett

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Today we have the pleasure of hearing from Ted Slampyak. Mr. Slampyak is […]

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6 Manly Ways to Settle Your Mind

by Brett & Kate McKay

Source: Life The modern man often leads a rather harried life. There are exams to ace, bills to pay, diapers to change, and annoying co-workers to contend with. And unfortunately, we all too rarely carve out pieces of our day in which to defuse our stress and settle our minds. Every man needs interludes of […]

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Command a Room Like a Man

by Brett & Kate McKay

Source: Life We’ve probably all seen those men who can enter any room and instantly command it. I’m not talking about the loud and boisterous dolt who makes a scene with obnoxious alpha-male jackassery. I’m talking about the man who exudes a silent magnetic charisma that electrifies the entire room just by his presence. People […]

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Money and Career Advice from Benjamin Franklin’s Way to Wealth

by Brett & Kate McKay

If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, you’ll know that we’re big fans of Benjamin Franklin. He was America’s first self-made man and set the standard for generations to come on how to live a full and prosperous life. Franklin shared many of his “secrets” to success as short maxims under the pen name […]

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Art of Manliness Weekly Link Roundup: Cake and Mates of State Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

This weekend is the annual D-fest music festival in Tulsa. Kate and I are going tonight, and I’m pretty stoked about the line up. Two of my favorite bands will be playing: Cake and Mates of State. Many of you have probably heard Cake before. They sing “Going the Distance” which is probably played at […]

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A Man’s Guide to Summer Dress: Part 1

by Antonio

Hot weather, unlike cooler temperatures, necessitates that we do more with less.  Beautiful weather creates a more relaxed attitude that translates into flexible dress codes that lean towards comfort and summer weather utility.  However, no coats, only occasionally a jacket, and more often than not shorts instead of trousers, forces us to reveal our sometimes […]

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The Best Guns for Home Defense

by Brett

Source Life Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jon at Armslist.com.  Armslist.com is an online firearms marketplace that helps users find buyers and sellers in their local market and effect transactions in the simplest way possible. Disclaimer: This article is aimed at helping those who are not sure where to start their research […]

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So You Want My Job: Forensic Psychologist

by Brett & Kate McKay

You know when you’re watching Law&Order SVU and Dr. Wong pops in to give his opinion on whether or not a suspect is nuts? He’s a forensic psychologist. But that’s not all they do. In today’s installment of “So You Want My Job,” Dr. Eric Mart gives us the low down on what the life […]

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The Ultimate Push-up Guide: 35+ Push-up Exercises

by Brett & Kate McKay

The humble push-up. Used by militaries all over the world to get their soldiers in fighting condition and middle school P.E. teachers to punish punk kids. The push-up is the ultimate bodyweight exercise. It requires no special equipment and can be done anywhere, anytime. The push-up often gets overlooked because many men find it too […]

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Briefcase Essentials: The Saddleback Leather Company Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

One thing I’ve noticed about men today is that they carry around too much crap in their pockets. If you need proof, take a look at these pics detailing the contents of AoM readers’ pockets. While I understand the desire to have the essentials on you at any time, stuffing our pockets until the seams […]

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Modern “Neurasthenia:” Curing Your Restlessness

by Brett & Kate McKay

At the turn and beginning of the 20th century, life was changing rapidly for Americans. People were moving from the farm to the city and taking jobs in the new industrial economy. Consumerism as we know it today really began to take root in society. Where most people had previously made the things they needed […]

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Lessons in Manliness from Gene Kranz

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: Today as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon, our thoughts often turn to the heroic astronauts who walked on lunar dust. But the men on the ground were just as essential to the success of the landing, maybe none of them more than Gene Kranz, Flight Director […]

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Mankind’s Greatest Adventure: Celebrating the Men and Mission of Apollo 11

by Chris

40 years ago today on July 20, 1969, a decade of preparation and centuries of imagination culminated in man’s first steps onto a celestial body other than Earth.  As Neil Armstrong climbed down the ladder of the Lunar Module Eagle, he uttered the timeless words that would forever stand as testament to mankind’s ability to […]

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Manvotional: Manliness by John Brookes, Part I

by Brett & Kate McKay

Image from postaletrice What qualities and attributes constitute true manliness? It’s a hard question to answer. You know it when you see it, but it’s difficult to put a concept as big and varied as manliness into words, even for a guy who runs a blog on the topic. So I often like to peruse […]

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Weekly Link Round-Up

by Brett & Kate McKay

Downloadable Book and Movie Lists Many of you have requested simple lists with just the titles of our popular book and movie lists for men. Well, your wish is our command. We’ve made PDFs of them for your enjoyment and use: 100 Must Read Books 50 Fiction Adventure Books 50 Non-fiction Adventure Books 100 Must […]

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A Primer on Roulette: Why Are You Playing This Game?

by Brett & Kate McKay

The other articles in this series will be instructions, guides, tips and cautions. That is not how this article will read. This will be the literary equivalent of one of the more tasteless traffic safety films. Why? Simple. Around the world, even among the wealthy elite of players in the most exclusive European casinos, people […]

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How To Prevent Razor Burn

by Brett

There’s nothing like a good clean shave to start your day off right. A well-shaved face leaves a good impression with potential clients and lady friends. Unfortunately, legions of men are walking around right now with a nasty side effect of improper shaving: razor burn. We’ve all had it at one time or another- that […]

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So You Want My Job: Farmer

by Brett

Farming is not only a manly job, it is arguably the first stepping stone towards advanced society.  When men put down spears and picked up plows, it allowed communities to stop wandering. At the turn of the century, 39% of Americans  worked in agriculture; today, less than 2% do. But while farming is a vastly […]

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