December 2009

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11 Ways to Get Into the Holiday Spirit

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish.  Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself.”  ~Francis C. Farley Share There are […]

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Take Back the Kitchen: 3 Great Meals to Impress a Date

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Matt Moore, author of the cookbook: Have Her Over for Dinner. Share Ever since man created fire, we have been searching for new and better ways to prepare food. With regards to culinary evolution, our society has come quite a long way since the early days of […]

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How to Rotate Your Car Tires

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share With this crummy economy, we’re all looking for ways to save money. One way to save a few bucks is doing your own auto maintenance. We’ve already discussed how to change your own oil. Today we’re going to tackle another maintenance job that you can easily do yourself. If you’re not careful, your car’s […]

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Tips for Breaking in a Leather Jacket: The Schott NYC Jacket Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: While the Saddleback giveaway last night, we’ve got another awesome holiday season giveaway of one the finest leather products in the land: a jacket from Schott NYC. Here Schott shares its tips in breaking in a leather jacket. For a chance to win one of their uber-manly jackets and coats, check below for […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #10: Man Stories with Carlos Infante

by Brett

Welcome back to another episode of The Art of Manliness Podcast! We took a break these past few weeks because of the Thanksgiving holiday here in the States, but we’re back with another dose of manliness. This week we return to our series called Man Stories, where every other week we interview a different gentleman […]

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Forging Habits of Steel: 7 Tips on Making and Breaking Habits

by Brett & Kate McKay

Habits make the man. Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” If you want to be productive, you need the habit of planning. If you want to be physically fit, you need the habit of exercise. When you take a look at the habits in your life, what are they saying about you? If […]

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Best of Art of Manliness: November 2009

by Brett & Kate McKay

November was a busy month on The Art of Manliness. Here’s a quick recap of what’s been happening on the site for the past month. Most Popular Posts In November Here are the 5 most popular posts in November: The 35 Manliest Mustaches of All Time 50 Best Books for Boys and Young Men Guide […]

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Lessons in Manliness: Millican Dalton

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jorrit Jorritsma, the co-founder of Millican, maker of bags and outdoor products inspired by the life of Millican Dalton. Eccentricity often gets bad press. We can probably all think of eccentrics who are socially inadequate and who exhibit unpleasant character traits. But, of course, there is also a […]

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So You Want My Job: Ghostwriter

by Brett & Kate McKay

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. It may come as a surprise to some, but people like Andre Agassi, […]

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Amusing Ourselves Out of Our Manhood

by Brett & Kate McKay

“How television stages the world becomes the model for how the world is properly to be staged. It is not merely that on the television screen entertainment is the metaphor for all discourse. It is that off the screen the same metaphor prevails. As typography once dictated the style of conducting politics, religion, business, education, […]

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