The Art of Manliness Movember Team
The first week of Movember has come and gone. How are those mustaches coming along? The AoM Team has raised $2,466.50. Here are the top 5 team members:
Michael Miller $ 580.00
Paul Fournier $ 300.00
Adam Bradley $ 200.00
Chuck Balog $ 295.00
Ryan Gorman $ 195.00
Our goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of the month. Please help us reach our goal by donating to the Art of Manliness Movember Team. 
Support the Art of Manliness Movember Team by Buying a Copy of the Man’s Guide to the Holidays Ebook
If you’re not growing a stache, but you want to donate to the Art of Manliness Movember team, here’s an easy and fun way to help out. Starting today, we’ll donate 50% of the purchase price of every Man’s Guide to the Holidays ebook  that we sell to the Art of Manliness Movember team. Click here  to buy an ebook right now; you’ll get tons of manly holiday tips and you’ll help raise money for men’s health issues like prostate and testicular cancer and male depression.
Picks from the AoM Archives
Around the Community This Week
Links from Around the Web
Galco’s Soda Pop Stop. If you love good soda, you’ll love this video about Galco’s Soda Pop Stop . Here’s a man who’s passionate about real soda and runs an awesome store with hundreds of interesting and unique brands and flavors. Banana soda? Cucumber soda? Awesome. (Hat tip: Andrew Barbour)
The Gentlemen’s Ten  (@The Gentlemen’s Standard) In this excellent article, Glen Antoine Palmer lists the ten things he never saw his dad do, but which he is determined he’ll let his children see him do.
The Black Tie Guide.  Every man is at his most dapper when he’s dressed up for a black tie affair. But do you know how to do it right? This website is the ultimate resource on everything black tie, from its history to modern and vintage styles. (Hat tip: Stephen Arksey)
Revising and Reworking a Failed Financial Plan  (@ The Simple Dollar) While this post is geared towards financial plans and goals, the ideas in it are applicable to any facet of your life. When things aren’t working out for you, instead of doing more the same, take a step back and see if your approach is completely wrong.
Terry Tate: Office Linebacker  This is an oldie, but a goodie. Every office needs an office linebacker. Productivity would shoot through the roof!
Always Say Your Name  (@ Social Primer) A simple reminder to introduce yourself when you meet new people. Also has great advice on what to say and not say when you remember a face, but not the name.
Is Barefoot Running Really Better for You?  (@ Nerd Fitness) Barefoot running seems to be all the rage right now, but is it really an improvement over running with shoes? Nerd Fitness investigates.
Fathers Gain Respect from Experts (and Mothers)  (@ NY Times) It seems for the past century, dads have been portrayed and seen as inept parents. See Homer Simpson, Al Bundy, The King of Queens Guy. But parenting experts are finally giving dads their due. Experts are starting to appreciate the different parenting style dads bring to the picture. It seems fathers use discipline and play to encourage risk-taking and problem solving, both important skills in the development of a child.
Create the Perfect Mustache  (@ GQ UK) A fun article for you gents growing your mo’s for Movember.
Cigarbox Nation Who would have thought there’s an entire community dedicated to the cigarbox guitar? AoM reader Shane Speal  introduced me to the world of cigarbox guitars and I have to say I’m smitten with it. Definitely want to make one for myself. If you’re looking for a cheap and unique alternative to the classic guitar, check out this site.