July 2010

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13 Tips for Enjoying Poker

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tim Chilcote. After years in poker, both as a writer and mildly successful player, I finally ponied up the $1,500 buy-in for event #16 at the 2010 World Series of Poker, a six-handed no-limit Hold ‘em tournament. It was my first real shot at poker glory – […]

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So You Want My Job: Stuntman

by Brett & Kate McKay

Greg Tracy on the set of The Bourne Ultimatum. 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’s your typical summertime […]

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Boxing Basics Part IV: Punching – Jab & Cross

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse who is doing a series of posts for AoM on the basics of boxing. Now that we’ve covered wrapping your hands, stance and footwork, and defense, it’s time to get into a little bit of offense. We’ll start with the most important punch in boxing, […]

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14 Famous Man Rooms

by Brett & Kate McKay

In reading about the lives of history’s great men, one thing I’ve noticed is that many of them had a place they could go to be alone with their thoughts. Some of these men had a study where they would retreat to think, read, and write. Others had a garage or workshop where they would […]

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Measuring the Man: How to Measure Yourself for Clothing (Plus a Bonus Personal Sizing Card)

by Brett

Never forget what pant size you wear next time you visit the store. Learn how to measure yourself and then write down those measurements on your free AoM Clothing Measurement Card.

This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com.

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Our Disembodied Selves and the Decline of Empathy

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Fellow-feeling. . .is the most important factor in producing a healthy political and social life. Neither our national nor our local civic life can be what it should be unless it is marked by the fellow-feeling, the mutual kindness, the mutual respect, the sense of common duties and common interests, which arise when men take […]

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Manvotional: Excerpt from Woodcraft

by Brett & Kate McKay

Excerpt from Woodcraft by Nessmuk (George W. Sears) “With a large majority of prospective tourists and outers, “camping out” is a leading factor in the summer vacation. And during the long winter months they are prone to collect in little knots and talk much of camps, fishing, hunting and “roughing it.” The last phrase is […]

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How to Build Your Wardrobe: Part IV – Protecting, Storing, and Cleaning your Clothing

by Antonio

Introduction First in How to Build Your Wardrobe Part I we listed the wardrobe basics for several different kinds of men.  Next in How to Build Your Wardrobe Part II we went over these basic items in more detail. In How to Build Your Wardrobe Part III we covered hats and other accessories.  In this […]

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Cooking Around the Campfire: 9 Easy and Delicious Foil Packet Recipes

by Brett & Kate McKay

In the quest to streamline your camping trips, foil packet meals can be one of your greatest allies. It’s cooking at its simple best; you take some ingredients, wrap them up in a foil parcel, and place the pouch in a campfire’s coals to cook. You can prepare these foil packets before you head out […]

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A Manvotional Book: Would You Be Interested?

by Brett & Kate McKay

In October of this year, Kate and I released our first book, The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man. While its success wasn’t on par with say, those books about werewolves and vampires, I was really happy with its modest success and have gotten a lot of positive feedback on […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #27: Gym Junkies with Vic Magary

by Brett

Welcome back to the Art of Manliness podcast! In this week’s episode we talk to fitness trainer Vic Magary. Vic blogs at Gym Junkies where he dishes out straightforward advice on fitness and health for men. We talk about his philosophy towards fitness, how to get started with a fitness routine, and the biggest mistakes […]

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Stop Living for the Approval of Women

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Wayne M. Levine, M.A. No one wants to admit they’re not funny. Have you ever met a man who willingly confesses to it? Now, you know he’s not terribly funny, and everyone else can clearly see that he’s not funny. But he still cracks his bad jokes […]

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The Basics of Art: The Renaissance

by Brett & Kate McKay

We live in a world that’s highly technical and specialized. When a man goes to college these days, he spends his time learning the skills that will allow him to seek gainful employment. Little time is spent studying art or literature. These subjects are often seen as “pointless” because they don’t have any practical application […]

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Boxing Basics Part III: Defense

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse who is doing a series of posts for AoM on the basics of boxing. Check out Part I and Part II. In a sport where the objective is to hurt your opponent more than he hurts you, defense is a pretty important thing, which is […]

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Balding Gracefully: Tips and Hairstyles for Balding Men

by Brett & Kate McKay

You’re noticing more hair in your sink and in your shower. But for awhile you ignore it. Then one day you’re staring at your ugly mug in the mirror, and there’s simply no denying it anymore. You’re starting to go bald. No one’s ever referred to men’s hair as our “crowning glory” but hair loss […]

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Saddleback Ultimate Manly Travel Gear Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

The pull of travel, of the open road. Every man feels its tug, but not every man is ready to answer the call. When the opportunity for an adventure arises, a man needs to be prepared to pack his bags, jump in his car, hop a plane or train, or mount his trusty steed. A […]

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Dance Like Zorba the Greek: Getting in Touch with Your Wild Man

by Brett

We talk a lot about gentlemanly behavior and comportment on The Art of Manliness. I think it’s a trait we can all use more of and our culture finds in short supply. Acting like gentlemen builds our self-respect, makes our interactions with others more pleasant, and brings civility back to society. But I don’t think […]

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Manvotional: “Yellow” by Robert W. Service

by Brett & Kate McKay

Yellow By: Robert W. Service One pearly day in early May I walked upon the sand And saw, say half a mile away, a man with gun in hand. A dog was cowering to his will as slow he sought to creep Upon a dozen ducks so still they seemed to be asleep. When like […]

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The Manly Art of Arnold Friberg

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last Thursday, a favorite artist of mine passed away. Arnold Friberg was an American artist and illustrator who was famous for his paintings depicting religious, western, and patriotic scenes. Some of his most well-known work include the movie posters for Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments and The Prayer at Valley Forge. Two things I […]

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