November 2009

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Weekly Link Round-Up: November 28, 2009

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last Chance to Donate to Movember! You have just two more days to punch prostate cancer in the throat. Movember ends this Monday. The Art of Manliness team has raised $6,400 so far. If you haven’t already, please consider donating a few dollars to The Art of Manliness Team. You can also help support Movember […]

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Announcing New Art of Manliness T-Shirt Designs!

by Brett & Kate McKay

As many of you know, we have been offering 6 Art of Manliness t-shirts, designed by the guys at TankFarm Clothing. Well, just in time for the holidays, Tankfarm graciously whipped us up 6 more uber-manly designs. Buy one to support the Art of Manliness and show your manly pride. Or buy one for the […]

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The Art of Manliness Holiday Gift Guide 2009

by Brett & Kate McKay

The holiday season is officially here and that means it’s time for the giving and receiving of Christmas gifts. Men are notoriously hard to shop for, so we’ve  once again created a Christmas gift guide full of manly Christmas gifts that we think many Art of Manliness men will dig. We don’t include the latest […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

by Brett & Kate McKay

From all of us at The Art of Manliness, we hope those of you here in America have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Eat some turkey, have a slice of pie (0r two), and make sure to get out and throw the football around to burn off some of that stuffing. In between eating and watching […]

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How to Split Firewood

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Will which originally appeared in the Art of Manliness Community. Share I’ll admit it: for me, splitting wood has nothing do with lowering the heating bill. I like that satisfying thunk! and the feeling of power, seeing that big obstinate piece of wood doing what I want. […]

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A Manly Bag For Your Manly Book: The Saddleback Leather Company Contest/Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share We here at the Art of Manliness love partnering with the Saddleback Leather Company because we’re both passionate about the same stuff: things that are classic, timeless, made to last, and can be passed down to the next generation. Saddleback channels that passion into making rugged, top quality leather bags, bags that your grandchildren […]

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Staying Sharp: Straight Razor Shaving as Life

by Brett

Share For the past few months, I’ve been doing some self-evaluation and have found myself wanting in some areas. For example, I’d like to increase my fitness level, become more productive, be less cynical, and increase my patience.  But it seemed like every time I set out to  improve myself in these areas, I’d get […]

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Manvotional: Pioneers! O Pioneers! by Walt Whitman

by Brett & Kate McKay

Walt Whitman wrote the poem “Pioneers! O Pioneers!” as an ode to the pioneers who had struck out in search of  adventure and a better life and settled the wild of the American West. He praises the rugged resiliency, the daring courage, and the fearless resolution of those who left the past behind to hew […]

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Easy Thanksgiving Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

by Brett & Kate McKay

Thanksgiving Day in the United States is next week. Last year, we had our friend Karl Engel teach you how to cook and carve a Thanksgiving turkey like a man.  But a man needs stuffing to go along with that bird, so we brought Karl back to show you how to make a killer stuffing […]

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How to Make a Bed You Can Bounce a Quarter Off Of

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share It’s a scene familiar to any fan of war movies: old sarge is pacing the new recruits’ barracks, heels clicking on the floor, his eyes bulging as he inspects the soldiers’ bunks.  Tension fills the air; the men break out in a sweat. He checks to make sure each man’s uniform is just right, […]

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The Return of Jai Alai

by Brett & Kate McKay

When I lived in Tijuana, Mexico, one of the things that caught my eye (besides all the dead dogs and cholos) was a huge, almost palatial building in the middle of downtown. It looked like it was transplanted from Morocco and was definitely out of place in the brown and dusty ugliness that is Tijuana. […]

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How to Run a Meeting

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share Have you ever been at a meeting where all you can think about is how much more productive you’d be working alone at your desk? And how much of the company’s money is swirling down the drain while your co-workers surreptitiously check their Blackberries under the table? And how you wish you had made […]

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Mountain and Sackett Tie Giveaway: November 2009

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last May we did a tie giveaway with the Mountain and Sackett tie company, which has been making handmade neckware right here in America since 1957. The giveaway was a big hit with readers, so we decided to bring it back again. And with the holidays coming up, we wanted to help you look sharp […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #9: An Interview with Wayne Levine from BetterMen.org

by Brett

Welcome back to another edition of The Art of Manliness podcast! This week we talk to Wayne Levine, founder of BetterMen.org and a mentor for men looking to get their life back on track. He also leads men’s retreats and facilitates men’s groups. Wayne has also written a book called Hold on to Your N.U.Ts: […]

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50 Best Books for Boys and Young Men

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share As a boy, one of my favorite times in school was when we’d get a new Scholastic News book “catalog.” I would pour over the pages picking out which books I wanted and filling out the order sheet. And as soon I got them, I was lying under the covers with my nose buried […]

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Manvotional: “Youth” by Samuel Ullman

by Brett & Kate McKay

When famed War Correspondent Col. Frederick Palmer called on Douglas MacArthur at his Manila Headquarters, his most vivid memory of the meeting was that of the three frames hanging over the General’s desk. On the left, a portrait of Washington. On the right, a portrait of Lincoln. And between them, a framed version of a […]

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Soda Review: Which is the Best Cream Soda?

by Brett & Kate McKay

If you read our man Mike’s post yesterday on “drinking” when you’re a teetotaler, you know he suggested seeing if your local bar carries tasty craft sodas. But what’s a good independently made soda to try? Well so far, we’ve given you the skinny on the best root beers and colas. Today we’ll tackle cream […]

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Weekly Link Round-Up: November 14, 2009

by Brett & Kate McKay

Announcing the Winner of the Cigar/Beer of the Month Club Giveaway Congratulations to Jim Rainwater for winning the Cigar/Beer of the Month Club Giveaway. For the next 3 months, Jim will be getting a monthly shipment of 12, 12-ounce microbrews from two lightly distributed domestic microbreweries with a total of 4 different varieties to try. […]

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Guide to Drinking for the Teetotaler

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mike Hagan, AoM’s resident bartender. Mike last tackled the 5 classic cocktails every man should know. Today, he gives the non-drinkers among us tips on how to wet their whistles when they’re out at a bar. Share Lots of folks like to go out to the bar […]

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