November 2010

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The 12 Most Infamous Mustaches of All Time

by Brett & Kate McKay

As many of you know, AoM is taking part in the Movember contest to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. Our team has over 300 fearless members who will be growing mustaches and raising money during the month of November. One week into the contest and the AoM Team has already raised over $13,000 […]

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The Men of Easy Company-Part III: Ron Speirs

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: Tomorrow marks the US observance of Veteran’s Day. In the weeks preceding this holiday, we have published a series of short profiles written by Marcus Brotherton about the men from WWII’s Easy Company. Today’s final installment covers the life of Ron Speirs. The Art of Manliness would like to thank Mr. Brotherton for […]

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Forging the Bond Between Brothers

by Bryan Schatz

My brother was in the driveway, shooting free-throws at the basketball hoop our father had attached to the garage. Every day he shot free-throws until he made one hundred of them, all net. He didn’t count them if the ball even slightly grazed the rim. He was thirteen, and this is the kind of discipline […]

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15 Ways to Winterize Your Home

by Brett & Kate McKay

It doesn’t take much to get your home ready for Old Man Winter. A single weekend is all you need to properly winterize your home. Below, I’ve listed 15 things you can do to ensure you have a warm, safe house this winter and money left in your pocket for holiday shopping.

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Three Sheets to the Wind: Nautical Slang in Common Usage

by Chris

The spoken word is an extraordinary thing. Each language and its intricacies are in a constant state of flux, with words and phrases falling in and out of common usage. As such, we often adopt words and phrases we have heard used without ever considering their original meaning. A perfect example of this is the […]

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How to Make a Football by Hand: The LEATHER HEAD SPORTS Football Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: There are few things more manly than the independent craftsman. The Art of Manliness would like to support the independent craftsmen out there by featuring from time to time a man who makes a living working with his hands. Today we spotlight Paul Cunningham, the owner of and master craftsman at LEATHER HEAD […]

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The Secret of Great Men: Deliberate Practice

by Brett & Kate McKay

What creates great men? What made Ted Williams the greatest hitter in the history of baseball? What made Shakespeare one of history’s greatest writers? How did Carnegie become one of history’s greatest businessmen? The typical answer that most people give is that greatness is born. Nature blesses a few great men with some sort of […]

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Man to Man Episode #3: Should I Change My Career Path?

by Brett

Welcome back to another episode of Man to Man. This week’s question comes from Mark. He writes: “You’re going to think I’m crazy here, Brett, but I need some advice — man to man. I’m a student, working toward a degree in library science, and I’ve nearly reached the end of the college run. It’ll […]

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Taking Aim: A Primer on Traditional Archery

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Josh Parchman. “A long bow and a strong bow, And let the sky grow dark. The nock to the cord, the shaft to the ear, And a foreign king for a mark!” – From “The Song of the Bossonian Archers” If you like to do things “old […]

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The Men of Easy Company-Part II: Robert Rader

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: In the weeks preceding the US observance of Veteran’s Day, we will be publishing a three part series of short profiles written by Marcus Brotherton about the men from WWII’s Easy Company. Brotherton is the author of several books about this famous Band of Brothers. His life was simple. Robert J. Rader wasn’t […]

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So You Want My Job: Songwriter

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. Not all musical artists pen their own tunes. Often they record a song […]

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5 Stick to Your Ribs Soups from Around the Country

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Matt Moore. Game day. No matter the sport, there are certain key elements that remain essential for entertaining: Great Friends + Excellent Food + Cold Beer = Perfection. Of course, having a 60-inch flat screen with surround sound and comfortable seating for all of your guests always […]

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