November 2010

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How to Make the Perfect Snowball

by Brett & Kate McKay
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As a kid, the first snow of the year meant one thing: snowball fights. With the winter weather setting in, I thought it would be fun to review the finer points of snowball making so I’m ready for that first snowball fight of the season.

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Classical Rhetoric 101: A Brief History

by Brett & Kate McKay

This is the second in a series on classical rhetoric. In this post, we lay the foundation of our study of rhetoric by taking a look at its history. While this post is in no way a comprehensive history of rhetoric, it should give you enough background information to understand the context of the principles we’ll […]

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Art of Manliness Holiday Gift Guide 2010

by Brett & Kate McKay

The holiday season is officially upon us and that means it’s time for our annual AoM holiday gift guide. When we make our gift guides, we try to hunt down and share the kind of products an Art of Manliness Man would want to find under the Christmas tree: manly, useful, and classic. The sort […]

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Announcing Art of Manliness Posters

by Brett & Kate McKay

We’ve gotten a lot of emails from readers asking us to create some Art of Manliness posters. You know. Something manly you can hang on the wall in your office, garage, or dorm room that inspires you to be the best man you can be. Well, thanks to some help from the incomparable design geniuses […]

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Clothing Fit: Dealing with Weight Loss and Gain

by Antonio

This holiday season many of us will be eating large meals and spending time with family watching our favorite sporting events.  Another portion of us will start our New Year’s resolutions and make exercise and healthy eating a part of our daily lives.  Either way, quite a few of us will discover over the next […]

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How to Start a Cozy Fireplace Fire

by Brett & Kate McKay
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If you’ve never started a fire in a fireplace (and no, those automatic electric fireplace don’t count), then this guide is for you.

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Being Fully Present As a Man

by Brett & Kate McKay

Awhile back, I was taking a tour of a cave in Missouri. As our trolley rolled through the cavern, I was surprised to see people taking pictures….of the walls of the cave. Not pictures of the cavern or some spectacular formation of stalagmites, just pictures of the wall. Rock. I found this rather bewildering and […]

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Manvotional: A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

by Brett & Kate McKay

A Psalm of Life By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow What the heart of the young man said to the psalmist Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! — For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life is real!  Life is earnest! And the grave […]

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Amateur Boxing for Beginners: A How-to Guide Part I

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Martin Schatz. People come to boxing for a variety of different reasons and goals.  Some come to the sport as a tool for self-defense, some come for fitness, and some have aspirations to compete.  All are respectable goals, but this three part series will focus on those […]

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How to Follow the Art of Manliness

by Brett & Kate McKay

If you follow the Art of Manliness, chances are you probably visit the site directly every day to check if we’ve posted something new. If there isn’t a new article when you visit the first time, then you keep coming back throughout the day to check if a new one has gone up. That’s not […]

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Man to Man Episode #4: How to Feel Like a Man When I Look Like a Boy

by Brett

Welcome back to another edition of Man to Man. This week’s episode is in response to two emails I received this week from two different young men asking essentially the same question: How do I feel like a man when I look like a boy? One young man said he didn’t see himself as a […]

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How to Use Your Calling Card

by Brett & Kate McKay

Maybe you’ve been using calling cards for quite some time. Or perhaps you recently invested in a set when we introduced our line of AoM-designed calling cards. Either way you’ve likely already been putting them to use in the obvious way-handing them to new friends, business contacts, and potential love interests. Calling cards truly do […]

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9 Ways to Winterize Your Car

by Brett & Kate McKay
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Modern cars don’t require extensive winterization routines in order to run during cold weather. But there are still a few things you can do before Jack Frost starts nipping at your windshield to ensure you have a well running vehicle this winter.

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How to Get Ready for a Camping Trip Like an Old School Boy Scout

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s Note: Today’s post from Hutch on the 10 Essentials of Outdoor Adventures reminded me of a great passage I recently came across in The American Boys’ Handybook of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft from 1920. It offers a fun look  at how Boys Scouts were taught to get ready for camping trips almost a century ago. […]

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The 10 Essentials for Outdoor Adventures

by Chris

Every man has a different idea of what constitutes a “necessity” when venturing out into the wilderness.  For one man, a fire source and a good blade may be all that is required, while for the next, GPS and a full outdoor kitchen setup might be considered indispensable.  While experienced hikers, climbers, and other adventurous […]

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Classical Rhetoric 101: An Introduction

by Brett & Kate McKay

As many of you know, I read a lot of biographies on the lives of great men from history. The part of a man’s life I enjoy learning about the most is their education. What books did they read as young men that influenced them later on in life? Where did they travel? What classes […]

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Manvotional: Robert E. Lee’s Chivalry

by Brett & Kate McKay

General Robert E. Lee was on his way to Richmond, and was seated in the extreme end of a railroad car, every seat of which was occupied. At one of the stations, an aged woman of humble appearance entered the car, carrying a large basket. She walked the length of the aisle and not a […]

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Increase Your Strength and Athleticism with Medicine Ball Training

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jedd Johnson. Jedd loves all forms of training and has written many articles about strength and conditioning. Check out his site, DieselCrew.com for more innovative training ideas. The medicine ball is a very versatile tool that can be found in many gyms these days. They come in […]

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7 Lessons on Appearance Learned in the Marine Corps

by Antonio

I was 23 years old and attending a wedding where I was a groomsman – it was at this event that I learned firsthand how The Basic School had prepared me for more than just leading Marines.  In a room with five other young men, I was the only one who knew how to properly […]

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