January 2011

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Your Partner Deserves a Good Paddling: Advice on Canoeing

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Darren Bush. “The movement of a canoe is like a reed in the wind…there is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance, adventure, solitude, and peace. The way of a canoe is the way of the […]

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Win Roses for Valentine’s Day: The Flowers for Cancer Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

Valentine’s Day is now just two weeks away. If you don’t win our Frame the Date giveaway, don’t despair. Here’s another chance to win something for your sweetheart that will have you smelling like roses. Quite literally. Whether you’ve been dating for a month or married for ten years, your lady love will be expecting […]

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22 Manly Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin

by Brett & Kate McKay

Altoids have been freshening bad breath since the turn of the 19th century. But while they are touted as “Curiously Strong Mints,” perhaps the real curiosity is not the allure of the mints themselves, but the popularity of turning the tin in which they’re packaged into all sorts of truly handy, and just plain fun, […]

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Man to Man Episode #5: Will Having a Beard Hurt Me Professionally?

by Brett

After a two month hiatus taking care of a newborn and writing a book, I’m back with another episode of Man to Man. This week’s question comes from Cornel. He writes: Does facial hair impact whether or not you have success in business? I am a 26 year old African-American male and I notice that […]

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Classical Rhetoric 101: The Five Canons of Rhetoric – Invention

by Brett & Kate McKay

Welcome back to our series on Classical Rhetoric. Today we’re kicking off a five-part segment on the Five Canons of Rhetoric. As you remember from our brief introduction to classical rhetoric, the Five Canons of Rhetoric constitute a system and guide on crafting powerful speeches and writing. It’s also a template by which to judge […]

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Looking Sharp While Traveling the World

by Antonio

Image from Modern Mechanix Why “Stylish” Travel Clothing? Traveling used to be a glamorous endeavor. As it was more rare than it is today, going on a trip was really something special. This was particularly true of the golden age of flying; men in suits and ties relaxed in plush chairs, stretched their legs out, […]

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A Valentine’s Day Gift Worth Framing: Frame the Date Giveaway 2011

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last year for Valentine’s Day we ran a giveaway with the fine folks at Frame the Date; it got such a great response and I’m such a fan of this gift idea, that we decided to bring it back again. The reason I dig Frame the Date so much is that I know it can […]

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Embracing “No”

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Matt Moore. And a mighty fine companion piece to those who have been inspired to stop “should-ing” and follow their dream. Matt has written a bunch of awesome articles for AoM in the past, and has happily agreed to become a regular contributor on AoM. He’ll be […]

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Don’t Should All Over Yourself

by Brett

Do you ever get the feeling you’re living a life you never wanted? That you’re just doing what other people think you should do? Maybe you’re stuck in a job you hate because you thought it was something you should do. You’re not really sure who told you that you should pursue that career, but […]

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Manvotional: The Bridge Builder

by Brett & Kate McKay

The Bridge Builder An old man, going a lone highway, Came, at the evening, cold and gray, To a chasm, vast, and deep, and wide, Through which was flowing a sullen tide. The old man crossed in the twilight dim; The sullen stream had no fear for him; But he turned, when safe on the […]

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The King of Pipes: The Meerschaum

by Chris

The Song of the Pipe When the night air is shading ’round you, And the lake is lying still; When you hear the evening tuning, Of the lonely whippoorwill; When the woods are big and silent, And the world seems all at rest; And the cheerful fire is blazing, Then your good old pipe is […]

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So You Want My Job: Advertising Executive

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. The advertising business these days isn’t as glamorous as it was during the heyday of Madison […]

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Be a Man. Read a Poem.

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Photograph by Gordon Ball. Copyright Gordon Ball. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Ty Karnitz. Poetry. The word spawns images of dark coffee houses, bongos, berets, women with black hair and clothes, and feelings best kept private. The word has a stigma on it these days. Poetry is for angst filled teens and […]

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Traditional Firestarting – Part II: Fire from Friction

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Darren Bush. Today we continue our discussion of traditional firestarting with a primer on making fire from friction. Last time we talked about using flint and steel which is a really cool method and actually useful in real life situations.  Fire by friction is more temperamental and […]

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Turning Vacations into Adventures – Part II

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Erik D. Kennedy. In Part I, we covered the first two principles of turning vacations into adventures: stay with residents and go easy on the planning. Today we round out the list with three more. Pack Light This is the other side to the “Go Easy on […]

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Thrifting: 5 Tips for Getting Top-Quality Products at Rock-Bottom Prices

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jonathan Smoyer. “I believe thrift is essential to well-ordered living.” – John D. Rockefeller So you’ve decided to update your wardrobe and step out with a more dapper look. Then you realize there’s no way you will be able to pay $300 (maybe more) for a new […]

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An Introduction to Off-Roading

by Chris

A special thanks to the folks at Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, and Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, MO for bringing me out for an off road adventure behind the wheel of Toyota’s new off road lineup. If you are in the market for a capable off road machine, Toyota is legendary in the off road […]

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Blow Up Your Relationship with Your Mother – And Get One Step Closer to Being the Man You Want to Be

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Wayne M. Levine, M.A. If you want a very quick take on how important this article may be to your future happiness and success as a man, honestly assess your reaction to its title. What did you feel? Were you aghast? Did it offend you? Did it […]

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Turning Vacations into Adventures – Part I

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Erik D. Kennedy. According to contemporary accounts, there were few things Teddy Roosevelt would rather do after a good dinner party than sit around and tell stories. Guests to his White House were amazed by the absolute breadth of tales he could tell about his past adventures—chasing […]

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