February 2010

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Manvotional: Unseen Influences

by Brett & Kate McKay

Unseen Influences By Henry F. Kletzing and Elmer L. Kletzing, 1899 “How do you know there is a kite in the air?” said a man to a boy who was holding a string leading skyward. “I see nothing and you see nothing.” “But I feel it pull!” was the prompt reply. So with many unseen […]

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The Art of Manliness Suit School: Part II – The Alterations Every Man Needs

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: The AoM Community’s resident style hobbyist, Leo Mulvihill, posted a series of posts on the Community blog to help men understand more about buying, wearing, and looking your best in a suit. We’ll be publishing his entries here every other week. Thanks for sharing your sartorial knowledge, Leo! Fit is the single most […]

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Lessons in Manliness from Byron “Whizzer” White

by Brett & Kate McKay

All-American halfback. The NFL’s leading rusher in 1938 and 1940. Rhodes scholar. Decorated war veteran. United States Deputy Attorney General. Supreme Court Justice. History is filled with men who seem larger than life-men surrounded by an inflated myth of accomplishment, an aura that collapses as soon as one takes a closer look. But a few […]

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So You Want My Job: Freelance Writer

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. Today we have an awesome interview with Edward Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell’s job has […]

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Leadership: The Importance of Knowing How to Delegate

by Brett & Kate McKay

“President Wilson did not have a well-organized secretarial staff. He did far too much of the work himself, studying until late at night papers and documents that he should have largely delegated to some discreet aides. He was, by all odds, the hardest worked man at the Conference; but the failure to delegate more of […]

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8 Reasons You Need to Rediscover Your Passion for Exercise

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness. Share I need you to think way back and remember the awesomeness that was grade school dodgeball – running around sweating like a pig for an hour every day and loving every minute of it. It was survival of the fittest and […]

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8 Interesting (And Insane) Male Rites of Passages From Around the World

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share At the heart of the modern crisis of manhood is the extension of adolescence, a boyhood which is stretching on for a longer and longer period of time. Once thought to end in a man’s 20s at the latest, men are extending their adolescence into their 30′s and in some especially sad cases, their […]

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Weekly Round-Up: February 20, 2010

by Brett & Kate McKay

Around the Community This Week Community Feature of the Week: Myles wrote an amazing story about how his best friend lost his dad in World War II. The ending is truly touching. Jason asked, “What does leadership mean to you and what new standard could you set for yourself to become a better leader?” Will […]

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Toolmanship: How to Use a Screwdriver

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share Today we return to our series called Toolmanship. The goal of this series is to pass on the basics of tool use to a generation of men who never got around to learning how to be handy. In this edition, we turn our attention to the  lowly hand screwdriver. We’ll take a look at […]

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How to Start a Business with Limited Funds

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joel Ohman. Share From early adventure seekers trekking through the Wild West to strike it rich to modern day Web 2.0 startup founders, there is something almost inherently manly about the urge to start a business and especially to start a business with next to nothing in […]

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Amaze Your Friends: 5 Props For Beginners That Will Make You a Great Magician (And They Each Cost Less Than $10!)

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from magician Peter Sharpe which originally appeared in the Art of Manliness Community. Share After recently joining this site and reading the post on 45 Manly Hobbies, I was pleased to see that magic was included in the list. I have been performing magic since the age of […]

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Building Your Resiliency: Part III – Taking Control of Your Life

by Brett & Kate McKay

This is the third part in a series designed to help you boost your resiliency. For the previous entries, see Part I and Part II. I know Part III is a little long, but there is so much great information on this subject that I really wanted to share with you. So go ahead and […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #17: The Code of Chivalry with Scott Farrell

by Brett

Welcome back to another edition of the Art of Manliness podcast! In this week’s episode we talk to Scott Farrell, director of Chivalry Today. We discuss the history of chivalry and how modern men can apply the code of chivalry to improve their lives. For more information about chivalry, check out Scott’s site, Chivalry Today. […]

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Manvotional: Activity Is Not Always Energy

by Brett & Kate McKay

To Monday’s post on hustle, I’d like to add just one more thing: It’s not enough to just be busy all the time. You have to direct and focus your energy on a clear goal! This Manvotional sums this point up nicely. “Activity Is Not Always Energy” from Readings for Young Men, Merchants and Men […]

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Weekly Round-Up: February 13, 2010

by Brett & Kate McKay

AoM on Google Buzz All you web geeks out there are probably aware, Google released a new feature in Gmail called Buzz. It’s basically like Twitter or Facebook statuses. Anyways, AoM is Buzzing. It’s just one more way you can follow AoM on the web. You can follow us by clicking here. General Interest Links […]

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The Art of Manliness Suit School: Part I – Fused vs. Canvassed Suits

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: The AoM Community’s resident style hobbyist, Leo Mulvihill, posted a series of posts on the Community blog to help men understand more about buying and wearing a suit. We’ll be publishing his entries here every other week. Thanks for sharing your sartorial knowledge, Leo! Share Those of you who are active on the […]

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A Man’s Primer on Funeral Etiquette

by Brett & Kate McKay

“How we treat the dead says an awful lot about how we live. For the strong and able to serve the helpless dead, to honor frail remains, reaches deep inside us to something basic to humanity.” -Paul Gregory Alms Share Funeral etiquette. Unless you’re preparing to attend a funeral, it’s a subject that almost never […]

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So You Want My Job: Rocket Scientist

by Brett & Kate McKay

Davy Haynes on board the NASA recovery ship Liberty Star, 120 miles out in the Atlantic recovering the first stage booster for the recent Ares 1-X test flight. 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 […]

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14 Best Boxing Movies

by Brett & Kate McKay

We here at AoM are unabashed fans of the sweet science. Its history and ethos make it a strong contender for being the manliest of sports. For boxing has always transcended the mere confines of the ring, becoming something more, something that approaches the heart of manliness itself. Since its introduction in ancient times, boxing […]

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