May 2011

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Heading Out on Your Own: A Young Man’s Guide to Health Insurance

by Brett & Kate McKay

I can distinctly remember the day I had to sign up for my own health insurance plan. Kate and I were getting married which meant I would be kicked off my parents’ plan. I sat down at my bachelor’s thrift store kitchen table and looked through the paperwork. I felt like a grown man. I […]

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Motivational Posters: Band of Brothers Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

The story of the Band of Brothers, World War II’s Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, has in recent times been made famous by historian Stephen Ambrose’s book and the HBO miniseries which chronicled their legendary exploits. The men of Easy Company were a highly elite group; they made it through the […]

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How Advertising Works on the Art of Manliness

by Brett & Kate McKay

From time to time we get questions/concerns about how advertising works on the Art of Manliness, so we thought we’d take a minute to explain the hows and whys of our advertising policies in a question and answer format. Q. Why does your site have advertisements on it at all? Shouldn’t AoM just come from […]

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The Hero Training Workouts: Putting It All Together

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. For the last couple of months, Chad has given 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 been a great way […]

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Classical Rhetoric 101: Logical Fallacies

by Brett & Kate McKay

I hope you’ve enjoyed our series on classical rhetoric. Today, for our final entry in the series, we will be discussing logical fallacies. This is a pretty important topic. Much of our debating has moved out of the public square and onto the internet. And if you spend anytime reading those online debates, you’ve probably […]

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1 Pot, 1 Pan, 5 Ingredients: 5 Minimalist Meals

by Matt Moore

Several years ago, I decided to attempt my first marathon. Certainly not the most original idea, as it seems these days running a marathon is on the bucket list for just about every man. Nevertheless, after following a brutal 16-week training schedule, I was confident in my ability to survive the 26.2 mile challenge. That […]

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What to Wear on a First Date

by Antonio
This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com.

If you’re going out on a date with a woman, dress like a man. In this article we focus on how to properly dress for a first date.

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Wilderness Survival: Know Your Distress Signals

by Chris

Let’s say your plane crashes on a desert island and you’re stranded with only a rugby ball as your friend (a volleyball isn’t a manly enough companion for you). Each day you scan the skies, waiting, hoping, aching, to spot a rescue plane coming your direction. If a plane does buzz your island, will you […]

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The 5 Switches of Manliness: Physicality

by Brett

This post begins our series on the five switches of manliness. The five switches of manliness are the power switches that are connected to our primal man and deeply ingrained and embedded in the male psyche. When they’re turned off, we feel restless, angry, and apathetic. When they’re turned on, we feel alive, invigorated, motivated […]

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How to Shoot a Rifle

by Brett

From some men, learning how to properly and safely fire a rifle is a skill they picked up when they were just knee high to a grasshopper. These guys probably got a .22 for their 12th birthday and spent summers in the woods plinking tin cans and squirrels and autumns hunting deer with their dads and grandpas. Me? […]

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How to Make Your Own Manly Bar of Soap

by Bryan Schatz

“A paste of lye and water can burn through an aluminum pan. A solution of lye and water will dissolve a wooden spoon. Combined with water, lye heats to over two hundred degrees, and as it heats it burns into the back of my hand…on the lap of my bloodstained pants…” -Passage from Fight Club, […]

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How to Haggle Like Your Old Man

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology. “It’s learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy – whether it’s for a multi-million dollar contract or just which show to watch on TV, that determines the quality and enjoyment of our lives.” – Leigh Steinberg My old man was […]

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Dressing and Influence: The Right Look for Different Meeting Types

by Antonio

In this article I address the question, “Can the way we dress for these interactions, these “meetings” positively affect their outcome?”

I argue yes, it can. In my experience, understanding the type of meetings you are headed into and having the forethought to dress in a manner that plays to your advantage is just plain smart.

This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com. What’s this?

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The Cure for the Modern Male Malaise: The 5 Switches of Manliness

by Brett

A few weeks ago, I caught the premiere of the Discovery’s Channel’s “Human Planet,” a television show about the ways people have adapted to survive in Earth’s most extreme environments. Perhaps a better name for the program would have been “Man Planet,” as the show primarily chronicled the incredible feats of men around the world–men […]

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Manvotional: Call of the Wild

by Brett & Kate McKay

Call of the Wild By: Robert W. Service Have you gazed on naked grandeur where there’s nothing else to gaze on, Set pieces and drop-curtain scenes galore, Big mountains heaved to heaven, which the blinding sunsets blazon, Black canyons where the rapids rip and roar? Have you swept the visioned valley with the green stream […]

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How to Jump From Rooftop to Rooftop

by Brett & Kate McKay

  So you’re being pursued by spies/and or ninjas who want you dead. They’ve chased you through a building and onto the rooftop. You sprint towards the edge of the building and look down at the tiny cars passing below. There’s nowhere to go…except the roof of the adjacent building. You’re going to have to […]

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Hero Training: The Leaping Ability 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 – Delivery

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, arrangement, style, and memory. Today we’ll be covering the last canon: delivery. What Is Delivery? Like the canon of style, the canon of delivery is concerned with how something is said. While […]

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A Man’s Guide to Pregnancy: How to Deliver a Baby in a Pinch

by Brett & Kate McKay

As you count down to the arrival of your progeny, you may read some books on pregnancy or go to a childbirth class with your wife, and feel like you can picture in your head how the whole thing is going to transpire: your wife laboring in a hospital bed (or at home for you […]

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