March 2011

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5 Modern Day Adventurers

by Bryan Schatz

Every December, National Geographic Magazine announces their “Adventurers of the Year” awards to honor those who push the boundaries of exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. Other magazines have followed suit over the years, and it is a time that I always look forward to; the profiles serve as a reminder that we don’t always have […]

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How to Hail a Taxi Cab…Like a Man!

by Brett

Last weekend I was in New York City for some business. I’ll be honest. Getting around New York was a little intimidating for this Oklahoma yokel. Growing up in the expanses of suburbia where everyone drives their own car left me with little preparation for navigating the mean streets of the Big Apple using public […]

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Hero Training: The Carry a Person to Safety Workout

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. For this series on hero training, every other week Chad will give Art of Manliness readers a workout based on building the strength and fitness needed to tackle a heroic task. Even if you never have to step in to save the day, it’s just […]

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How to Perform the Fireman’s Carry

by Brett & Kate McKay

So you’ve built the strength to carry someone to safety…but do you know how to do it? Every man should know how to perform what is called the “fireman’s carry.” It’s an effective way to distribute someone’s weight, allowing you to haul them over long distances with minimal strain. Here’s how it’s done: 1. Raise […]

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Kitchen Fundamentals: The 6 Knives Every Man Should Have in His Kitchen (And How to Hone Them)

by Matt Moore

The people have spoken.  A big thanks to all of you for the outstanding comments from last month’s post.  An overwhelming majority responded that you would like more information regarding knives and knife skills.  Ask and you shall receive. I’ll save you from a long personal intro this time around and get straight to the […]

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10 Places to Meet Women Other Than a Bar or Nightclub

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber. Who: Her. What: Potentially a relationship. Where: …um… It’s that last question where most guys get stuck and end up with the cliche answer of “the bar.” The reality is very few relationships begin in bars and pubs. According to a survey by sociologist David […]

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Manvotional: Foundations

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Foundations” From Traits of Character, 1899 By Henry F. Kletzing Don’t risk a life structure upon a day’s foundation. – The government building at Chicago, a large, massive structure and apparently well built, so that it might stand for a century, was recently torn down, not because the superstructure was not firm, but because the […]

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Shoe Shine Saturday Photo Contest Sponsored by Kiwi Shoe Care: Spring 2011

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last fall, we partnered with KIWI Shoe Care for our first ever Shoe Shine Saturday photo contest. We had so much fun with it that we decided to do it again! Shoe Shine Saturday is about reviving the manly tradition of the monthly Saturday shoe shine. It’s a day when the house fills with the […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #36: The Decline of Males with Dr. Lionel Tiger

by Brett

Welcome back to another edition of the Art of Manliness podcast. In this week’s episode, we talk to Dr. Lionel Tiger, author of the book, The Decline of Males: The First Look at an Unexpected New World for Men and Women. Dr. Tiger is the Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University. He has […]

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Why and How to Start an Emergency Fund

by Brett & Kate McKay

Why do you need an emergency fund? Because sh** happens and it can be expensive. Kids end up in the emergency room; your car goes kaput in the middle of New Mexico; your water heater springs a leak. We’ve all experienced these setbacks and their accompanying bills. Some of us have suffered the misfortune of […]

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5 Items to Snap You Out of Your Daily Commuting Routine

by Brett & Kate McKay

Commuting is no fun. It’s a routine that millions of men must battle each day. We want to help you make this annoying, yet necessary routine a bit more bearable. So here are five things that can help you snap out of your daily commuting routine.

This content is brought to you by the new Hyundai Elantra which helps you “Snap Out” of your routine to live your best lifClick here to learn more about the new 2011 Elantra. What’s this?

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Man Knowledge: A Pirate Primer

by Chris

Once again we return to our Man Knowledge series, where we set out to equip you with a deeper knowledge of various manly and interesting topics throughout history.  Today we set sail for the horizon, delving deep into a topic which has at some point captured the imagination of every young boy and grown man […]

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What Man Understands That He Is Dying Daily? (This Is Your Life)

by Brett & Kate McKay

The largest portion of our life passes while we are doing ill, a goodly share while we are doing nothing, and the whole while we are doing that which is not to the purpose. What man can you show me who places any value on his time, who reckons the worth of each day, who […]

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The 10 Commandments of the At-Home Dinner Date

by A Manly Guest Contributor

  Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mike Fisher,  a classically trained chef and consummate bachelor. There’s nothing more romantic than a dinner date a home. Without the distractions of a restaurant, all of the focus can be on you and your date. You’ll find that the conversation will be more comfortable and […]

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Hero Training: The Pulling to Safety Workout

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. For this series on hero training, every other week Chad will give Art of Manliness readers a workout based on building the strength and fitness needed to tackle a heroic task. Even if you never have to step in to save the day, it’s just […]

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Classical Rhetoric 101: The Five Canons of Rhetoric – Style

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. So far we’ve covered the canons of invention and arrangement. As a quick review, the canon of invention is about brainstorming ideas for your speech or writing, and arrangement is about organizing your speech or […]

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Wolverine 1,000 Mile Boots Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

After publishing Tony’s post about shoes and boots a couple of weeks ago, which mentioned Wolverine’s 1,000 Mile Boots, the good folks at Wolverine contacted us about running another giveaway with them. I was dee-lighed, as the last giveaway we did for the boots was quite popular. But also because I myself am a proud […]

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The Napping Habits of 8 Famous Men

by Brett & Kate McKay

A few weeks ago, we covered the myriad of amazing benefits provided by the too-oft maligned nap. If you’re still not convinced of the benefits of napping and are in need of some additional inspiration, or, you’re simply curious about how some of history’s most famous nappers, today we provide a look at the napping […]

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A Man’s Guide to Pregnancy: How to Take Care of a Pregnant Wife

by Brett

In today’s society, it’s easy to forget that there any major differences between the genders. Until your wife gets pregnant. Then the difference between the sexes will yawn like a great chasm before you. While your pregnant wife spends nine months growing a baby inside of her, you will be left to watch from the […]

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