May 2010

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Finding Your Calling Part II: The Myths and Realities of Vocation

by Brett & Kate McKay

When I started this series on vocation last week, I thought it would be just a two part series. However, the more I pondered the topic and dug into the research, the more fascinating the subject became and the more insights I felt impressed to share with you. Finding one’s calling encompasses so much of […]

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How to Build Your Wardrobe: Part III – Men’s Hats, Watches, and Other Accessories

by Antonio

In How to Build Your Wardrobe Part I we discussed why a man’s clothing is important, broke men up into groups, and listed the clothing they need.  In How to Build Your Wardrobe Part II we gave you 5 general wardrobe building guidelines and expanded on the clothing checklists.  Now in How to Build your Wardrobe […]

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Vocation: The Necessity of Dead Work

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: In conjunction with the series we’re doing on vocation and calling, we will be publishing excerpts from Self-Culture Through the Vocation by Edward Howard Griggs (1914). Dead Work There is no honest vocation that cannot be made to some extent a fine art. That is, in every honest vocation, each day, growth is […]

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So You Want My Job: Coffee Buyer

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. Behind every great cup of joe, is a great green coffee buyer like […]

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Weasels Ripped My Flesh! Vintage Men’s Adventure Magazines

by Brett & Kate McKay

Before Men’s Health and Maxim Magazine, before the men’s magazine category was dominated by glossy, slick publications, there were the “He-Man,” “pulp,” or “sweat magazines.” These “men’s adventure” magazines catered to men of a different generation and reflected the taste and sensibilities of those men. The readership largely consisted of GI’s who had fought and […]

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Vocation: Action Versus Dreams

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: In conjunction with the series we’re doing on vocation and calling, we will be publishing excerpts from Self-Culture Through the Vocation by Edward Howard Griggs (1914). Actions Versus Dreams Since the vocation is a way of life, is it not a pity that it is currently regarded merely as an opportunity of making […]

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When Was Your First Shave? The West Coast Shaving Giveaway

by Brett

For many men, shaving is just one of those things you do every morning to prepare for the day. It’s like brushing your teeth. You do it so you look presentable, but you don’t think much about it. But think back to when you were a boy and lathered up and put a razor to […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #23: Navy SEAL Training with Stew Smith

by Brett

Welcome back to another episode of The Art of Manliness podcast! In this week’s edition we talk to fitness trainer, Stew Smith. Stew is a former Navy SEAL who now devotes himself to helping men prepare for the rigors of Navy SEAL training. In addition to prepping SEALs, Stew works with other men who are […]

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Finding Your Calling Part I: What Is a Vocation?

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Blessed is he that has found his work! Let him ask no other blessedness.”—Carlye There are two great decisions in a man’s life, two poles around which the first quarter of his typically life revolve: whom to marry and which occupation to pursue. The latter is a question we face as soon as we are […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Plyometrics

by Brett

Share I’m always looking for ways to mix up my workouts in order to avoid the monotony of lifting weights and spinning my wheels on the elliptical machine. In my quest to diversify my fitness routine, I often turn to my high school football days for inspiration. One of the routines my teammates and I […]

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What to Carry on a First Date: The Gentleman’s Arsenal

by Brett

The First Date with a woman is your chance to display your charming and chivalrous side. While most acts of chivalry (like opening a door for your date or helping her to her seat) require only your thoughtfulness, moments will arise when you’ll need a tool to assist in your kindness. Below I’ve included a […]

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What Is Manliness?

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share When we cover topics that are a little deeper than say, Frank Sinatra’s slang, there are always some people who pick up what we’re laying down, some who understand it but respectfully disagree, and others who simply misinterpret the article. The latter happens either because they did not have sufficient faculties to understand it […]

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Download the Lessons in Manliness eBook

by Brett & Kate McKay

Edit: The download link should be working now. Back in March we did a group writing project here on AoM where we asked readers to submit essays on the lessons in manliness they’ve learned from a man in their life. We received 46 submissions from men who shared stories about the grandfathers, friends, and mentors […]

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How to Build Your Wardrobe: Part II – Men’s Clothing Specifics

by Antonio

Share In How to Build your Wardrobe Part I we discussed why a man’s clothing is important, broke men up into four groups, and then listed the clothing they would need.  In How to Build your Wardrobe Part II we will give you 5 general wardrobe building guidelines and expand on the clothing checklists by […]

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So You Want My Job: Farrier

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 Zach Williams who is a professional farrier. The job […]

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7 Baseball Pitching Grips Every Man Should Know

by Brett

Share As a Little Leaguer, I spent countless hours learning and mastering several baseball pitching grips. For me, the grips to throw breaking balls or fastballs were akin to the grips of a secret society.  I felt I was taking part in a secret baseball tradition that went back for generations and that by mastering […]

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Introducing The AoM Library of Random Man Knowledge

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share One thing I’ve noticed about us men is that we love to collect short bits of trivia, facts, and life tips. I have friends who can spout off the World Series Champions going back 50 years and others who can recite long quotes by some dead guy from memory. Then there are the men […]

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Exercises for Gentlemen Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Study the lives of the men who have left their mark in the history of the world, and, though they may differ in many respects, you will find that they were mostly alike in possessing a certain firmness of muscular texture, and the ability to endure severe strain, physical and mental.” -Exercises for Gentlemen Something […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast #22: Raising Cain with Dr. Michael Thompson

by Brett

Share Welcome back to another edition of The Art of Manliness Podcast! Statistics show that American boys are in trouble. They’re more likely to have depression, abuse alcohol and drugs, and perform poorly in school. What can we do to help these troubled boys? To get some answers we talk to Dr. Michael Thompson, author […]

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