February 2011

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Introducing Art of Manliness Stationery (Win a Box!)

by Brett & Kate McKay

At the Art of Manliness, we’ve long been proponents of hand-written correspondence. But if you’ve spent any time looking for stationery, like we have, you know that the selection of stationery designed for men is abysmal. Most stationery companies tailor their offerings for their female customers, and butterfly, flower, and polka dot motifs abound. To […]

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Classical Rhetoric 101: The Five Canons of Rhetoric – Arrangement

by Brett & Kate McKay

Welcome back to our series on Classical Rhetoric. Today we’re continuing our five-part segment on the Five Canons of Rhetoric. Last time we discussed invention, which is essentially brainstorming and planning your speech or writing. In this installment, we’ll be exploring the canon of arrangement. Let’s get started. What Is Arrangement? Arrangement is simply the […]

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Kitchen Fundamentals: How to Make a Whole Roasted Chicken

by Matt Moore

During my senior high school football season, my coach forced me to make the switch from linebacker to wingback. Initially, I was excited about being on the offensive side of the ball. Envisioning my name in print for scoring the winning touchdown in Saturday’s newspaper had quite the appeal. Besides, I had spent the past […]

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Weekend DIY Project: How to Make a Leather Wallet

by Bryan Schatz

“What ordinary people once made, they buy; and what they once fixed for themselves, they replace entirely or hire an expert to repair, whose expert fix often involves installing a pre-made replacement part…so perhaps the time is ripe for reconsideration of an ideal that has fallen out of favor: manual competence.” -Mathew B. Crawford, author […]

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Man to Man Episode #6: Why Haven’t I Accomplished More?

by Brett

Welcome back to another episode of Man to Man. This week’s episode is in response to an email from a young man named Sebastian. Sebastian writes: I’m 21 years old and I’m a successful student and I have a scholarship at a university. One of the things I enjoy doing is reading about people who […]

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Dog Paddling: How to Take Your Pooch Canoeing

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Darren Bush. Most people who know me know I have a dog-friendly house.  There’s always one to three dogs at the house, depending on who I’m dog-sitting.  Once I was getting a boat ready for a trip on the front lawn, with Amazing Grace (Gracie, my black […]

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Craft the Life You Want: Gathering Your Tools

by Brett & Kate McKay

Just as artisans need the proper tools to fashion their masterpieces, we need the right tools in our quest to craft an extraordinary life. Below, we’ve gathered a list of tools and resources to help you build a legacy and claim your place in the Guild of Greatness.

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5 Items to Snap You Out of Your Daily Work Out Routine

by Brett & Kate McKay

Adding in a few different tools can make your fitness routine feel fresh again. To snap out of your usual, tired and boring workout routine, we suggest giving these five items a try.

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Literature on the Frontlines: The History of Armed Services Edition Books

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Soldiering is 99% boredom, 1% sheer terror,” a Civil War soldier wrote to his wife. And since that time, the composition of war has largely remained the same—a whole lot of hurry up and wait. What to do in those periods between action, especially for the men on the frontlines, those far from any kind […]

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Manvotional: False Pride

by Brett & Kate McKay

George Lorimer, an editor at the Saturday Evening Post, published a series of fictional letters in that magazine in which a father, John Graham, imparts advice to his son, Pierrepont, throughout the different stages of the young man’s life. The letters were then compiled in the hugely successful 1901 book Letters from a Self-Made Merchant […]

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The Basement Barbell Workout

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey. Being one of four boys my parents had to do something to get our energy out without destroying the house. Their solution: a 300 lb barbell set for the garage. My father picked it up at a garage sale and we all thought it was […]

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Best Style Websites for Men

by Brett

My Life Scoop is a website that invites bloggers from various websites to contribute different articles on tech-related themes. I occasionally do a guest column there. My latest is a rundown on the best style websites out there for men (besides this one of course!). Thought you guys would enjoy it. You can check out […]

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Your Grandpa’s Hair Products: 5 Old-School Hair Grooms to Give You That Cary Grant Shine

by Brett & Kate McKay

So you’ve decided to upgrade your hairstyle from your boyish, middle school spiky in the front get-up to a manly Mad Men haircut with a nice taper and a sharp, crisp part. Bully for you! But to get that handsome, Cary Grant shine, you’ll need to man-up your hair products from the sticky blue hair […]

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Craft the Life You Want: Setting Up Shop, or The Importance of Where You Live

by Brett & Kate McKay

For many men, where they end up is a matter of happenstance; they never leave their hometown; they take a job in a new city and settle down there; they move to follow a girlfriend and decide to stay after the break-up. But because the place we live can affect our lives in so many ways, it ought to be a decision you approach deliberately and thoughtfully.

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The Art of Manliness Podcast #34: The Attributes of a Hero With Dr. Frank Farley

by Brett

Welcome back to another episode of The Art of Manliness podcast! Well, we went on a little hiatus with the podcast. I’ve received several emails and tweets asking what happened to it. With Gus being born and work on the second book, I put the podcast on the backburner. I just didn’t have enough time […]

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Lessons in Manliness from the Egyptian Revolution

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Yasser El Hadari, an AoM reader from Egypt. If you’ve been watching the news, I’m sure you know that the Egyptian people have rocked the Middle East in their effort for self-rule and democracy. As I sit typing this, the newly appointed Vice President issued a statement […]

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Take Her Around the World for Valentine’s Day…Without Ever Leaving the Kitchen

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Sasha Martin. While dinner and a movie are fine for a typical Friday night, Valentine’s Day should be different–a cut above. Looking back over the years, the dates that stand out in my memory are the ones that prompted good conversation, created memorable experiences, and were filled […]

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From Mud Sprints to Zip Lines: Adventure Racing Near You

by Bryan Schatz

“The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.” -Samuel Smiles, Scottish Author (1812-1904) No outside assistance except in designated areas, no motorized travel, no “civilized” pathways, and no GPS equipment. You are responsible for hauling all […]

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Craft the Life You Want: Creating a Blueprint for Your Future

Thumbnail image for Craft the Life You Want: Creating a Blueprint for Your Future by Brett

Like any good craftsman, we need a solid blueprint to guide us. But instead of creating a blueprint for a cedar chest, we’ll be drafting a blueprint for our life.

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