January 2010

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So You Want My Job: Navy Sailor

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. Well, we’ve covered men in the Air Force and Army. Today we talk […]

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A Man’s Guide to the Martial Arts: Getting Started

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Charlie Kondek. Whatever your experience in physical fitness, if you’re considering martial arts as your next undertaking, I’ve got good news and… not bad news, more like some challenges for you to consider. The good news is the martial arts are very accessible. The challenges? The martial […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #14: Men to Boys and the Making of Modern Immaturity

by Brett

Welcome back to the Art of Manliness Podcast! In this week’s episode we interview Dr. Gary Cross, author of the book Men to Boys:The Making of Modern Immaturity. We discuss the history behind the trend of men putting off responsibilities, like family and career, and instead indulging in pastimes and consumer goods that are commonly […]

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The Decline of Male Space

by Brett

Once upon a time, the world belonged to men. Literally. Because men had exclusive power in both private and public life, they controlled their surrounding environment and the way in which space was designed and decorated. Consequently, the world was once a very masculine place. Thankfully, we’ve made progress in the area of gender equality […]

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Weekly Round-Up: January 9, 2010

by Brett & Kate McKay

Announcing the Winner of A Tailored Suit’s Sports Jacket Giveaway Many of you had fun designing your dream custom tailored sports jacket in order to enter A Tailored Suit’s Sports Jacket Giveaway. But as always, there can only be one winner, and that winner is Mike P. Mikey is sure going to be looking handsome […]

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Become a Human Lie Detector: How to Sniff Out a Liar

by Brett & Kate McKay

Have you ever been burned by somebody because they told you an outright lie? It can happen in your personal or business life-you’re on cloud nine when your girlfriend says she loves you, only to find out later she’s been cheating on you for months; a client says their business is solvent, but they end […]

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The Civilian Conservation Corps: Training a Generation in Manliness

by Brett

Men of the CCC at Work and Play Source: National Parks Service Editors Note: If you’ve ever been camping, you’ve probably hiked on a trail or used a lodge that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. But just what was the CCC? In this article, Philip Rodney Moon explains the origin of this New […]

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45 Manly Hobbies

by Brett & Kate McKay

Back in the day, leisure time was not thought of as a chance to “veg out,” but as opportunity to pursue one’s passions and interests, an outlet for the sides of a man that were not stimulated in one’s career. Unfortunately, we now often spend our leisure time camped out in front of the TV […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #13: Man Stories with Liam Strain

by Brett

Welcome back to the Art of Manliness Podcast! In this episode we return to our series called “Man Stories” where every other week we interview a different gentleman and ask him what it means to be a man. This week our guest is Liam Strain from Chicago. Thanks Liam! Listen to the Podcast! Other ways […]

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Manliest Big Game Ritual: Win Two Tickets to the Pro Football Championship on Behalf of Dockers®

by Brett & Kate McKay

In just one short month, the biggest game in professional football will take place. (Because the league that sponsors this game strictly enforces its trademark on the name of this game I can’t actually say the name of the game in this post (the name of the game does rhyme with “Cooper Dole”). For decades, […]

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The “Secret” to Becoming a Better Man in 2010

by Brett & Kate McKay

It’s a new year, a time for both gazing into the future and reflecting on the past. As you look back on the last year, how do you feel about the way it went? Do you have the sinking feeling that you are in the same place mentally/professionally/romantically/spiritually that you were 12 months ago? That […]

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Manvotional: The Kingship of Self-Control

by Brett & Kate McKay

The Kingship of Self-Control from Self control, its Kingship and Majesty by William George Jordan, 1905 Share When a man fails in life he usually says, ” I am as God made me.” When he succeeds he proudly proclaims himself a ” self-made man.” Man is placed into this world not as a finality,— but […]

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Best of Art of Manliness 2009

by Brett & Kate McKay

Whew. Am I ever glad 2009 is over. For Kate and I, 2009 was a mixed bag. At the beginning of the year we suffered a family tragedy that put us in a funk for much of 2009. But I think the experience brought us closer to our families and helped us understand that you […]

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