March 2010

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So You Want My Job: EMT

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 hear from Nate Dionne, an EMT who works for the busiest […]

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Nice Skinsuit, Buddy! Tips on Training for an Ironman

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Image from merfam Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jim Hodgson. A quick delve into the history of Ironman is enough to inspire in anyone either awe or craven nerdy-ness. This is due to the fact that perhaps the manliest endurance contest in the world shares a name with a cartoon character. Please […]

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Manly Slang from the 19th Century

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share While writing our first book, The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man, we decided to throw a few old-time 19th century slang words into the text just for fun. While scouring old dictionaries for some words that would fit in the book, we came across many others that were […]

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Getting Over Your Glory Days

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share The acrimonious late-night showdown between Jay Leno and Conan was surely about a lot of things. Money, ratings, television. But it was also about a man who couldn’t get over his glory days. Who decided to step down, but then missed his old life and was desperate to return to it. It’s happened before […]

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Man Knowledge: An Affair of Honor – The Duel

by Chris

Editor’s note: This post was co-written by Chris Hutcheson and Brett McKay. In our modern age, solving a problem by asking a dude to step outside is generally considered an immature, low class thing to do. But for many centuries, challenging another man to a duel was not only considered a pinnacle of honor, but […]

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Waterproofing Your Shoes – A Man’s Guide to Weather Resistant Footwear

by Antonio

A pair of well-made shoes are expensive; they become much more expensive, however, when you have to retire them early because you did not care for them properly.  I recently learned this hard way when the leather on my favorite pair of Chelsea boots cracked.  Although I had waterproofed them according to my “Texas” standards […]

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Building Your Resiliency: Part IV – Iceberg Ahead!

by Brett & Kate McKay

Image from 10 Ninja Steves This is the fourth part in a series designed to help you boost your resiliency. For the previous entries, see Part I, Part II, and Part III. Have you ever reacted to something with an intensity of emotion that didn’t seem to match the circumstances of the event? The logical […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #18: Tales of Grit From the Wild West With Matthew Mayo

by Brett

Welcome back to The Art of Manliness Podcast! In this week’s episode we talk to author Matthew Mayo. Matt has recently written a book called Cowboys, Mountain Men, and Grizzly Bears: Fifty of the Grittiest Moments in the History of the Wild West. We discuss Hugh Glass and his 350 mile crawl of revenge to […]

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Art of Manliness Group Writing Project: Lessons in Manliness

by Brett

ShareIf you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you probably know about our series called Lessons in Manliness. The articles in this series offer a glimpse into the lives of great men in history and highlight some lessons from them that can motivate and inspire today’s men to be the best they can be. But […]

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