Signed Copies of the Art of Manliness Book
You can now order signed copies of the new Art of Manliness book through our site. Even if you’re not hankering for our John Hancocks, if you reside in a far flung place of the world where the book is not yet available, this is a great way of getting your hands on a copy. See this page for details. 
New Prize Added to the Art of Manliness Community
As you may or may not be aware, by participating in the Community  you earn manliness points that can be redeemed for prizes . Since the huhman  has captured our then highest prize, a Hawaiiabera  shirt, by earning 4,000 points, we’ve added another golden ring for members to aim for. The fine men at the Mountain and Sackett  tie company, the makers of the world’s only 100% handmade regimental tie , have graciously donated their handsome ties to the cause. The first 5 men who earn 10,000 points will be richly rewarded with a Mountain and Sackett  tie.
As a side note, Mountain and Sackett will be doing another giveaway  with us in November. So stay tuned!
Around the Community This Week
Nathan  wrote a blog post  about how starting a blog where he posts 10 things he’s thankful for every day helped alleivate his depression. It’s an awesome idea, and you can check out his blog here. 
General Interest Links
Zen Family Habits.  Leo Babauta, the man behind the popular blog Zen Habits , has recently started a site dedicated to helping people simplify family life and improve family relationships. If you’re a dad, check out Zen Family Habits  and subscribe.
Militaryboots.com  is holding a contest to find the world’s most battered, tattered, worn-out pair of boots. Participants must submit a photo of their boots and a story of where their boots have been. The winner gets a lifetime supply of boots. (Hat tip to Dan O’Connell)
Woodworking Magazine  held a contest where they asked readers to turn an Altoids can into a working tool. The results are pretty cool and interesting. (Hat tip to roadbelow)
50 Rules to Being a Gentleman  (@ king mag) One website’s take on the rules every gentleman should follow.
18 Minute Plan to Managing Your Day  (@ harvard business publishing) Looking to get more done during your day? Take the advice of consultant Peter Bregman and start a daily planning ritual. The kicker is you don’t need to spend an hour or even thirty minutes planning. 18 minutes spread throughout the day will do the trick.