August 2011

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A Man’s Guide to Pregnancy: Your Progeny Enters the World

by Brett & Kate McKay

You’ve taken care of your wife during the last nine months. And you’ve made preparations for the baby’s arrival. And now the moment has arrived at long last: it’s time to bring your progeny into the world.  Are you ready? ___________ For most of human history, the delivery of a baby was an activity strictly […]

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Skirt Steak: 5 Different Ways

by Matt Moore

A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to dine with friends at one of NYC’s hipper steakhouses.  For those who’ve spent time reading my work, it shouldn’t surprise you that I typically don’t like to frequent places that are considered both trendy and expensive.  Nevertheless, I was in the company of a few investment […]

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How to Write a Novel

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mark D. Niehus. Ever since our ancestors first scratched on a dark cave wall a tale of great conquest or success on a hunt, man has strived to write. Great men and great novelists like John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, and Jack London wrote stories to share experiences, […]

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Viewers vs. Doers: The Rise of Spectatoritis

by Brett & Kate McKay

The college football season starts this weekend, and I won’t lie—I’m pretty excited. My beloved Sooners are ranked number one in preseason polls, and I quite enjoy settling on the couch on a cozy fall day to watch them play (when they win at least!). But every once in awhile, say when the announcer shares […]

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Announcing the Winners of the AoM Put Up Your Dukes Pose Contest

by Brett & Kate McKay

This year we ran our first ever AoM pose contest. We asked readers to submit a photo of themselves striking the pose of AoM’s symbol: John L. Sullivan putting up his dukes in oldtime fisticuffer fashion. We chose 7 finalists and then opened the contest up to voting by the public. Now that the votes […]

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The Importance of Trusting Men in Your Circle

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Wayne M. Levine of BetterMen.org. I lead men’s groups. I’ve seen the obstacles men face in developing trusting relationships with other men. These obstacles come in all shapes and sizes. But what they have in common is their power to keep men stuck…right where they are. The […]

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How to Make Your Own Canoe Paddle

by Darren Bush

This post is part of a series brought to you by RAM. For more information about RAM Series trucks visit us at: http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/guts_and_glory/. What’s this?Making something with your hands is a rewarding experience no matter how you do it. When it comes to making a canoe (or kayak) paddle, it’s a very personal thing. Here’s a step-by-step photo guide on how to make your very own canoe paddle.

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Hacks for the Traveling Man: 11 Quick Fixes for Dressing and Grooming Problems on the Road

by Antonio

When it comes to traveling, some men are careful packers. They make a list and carefully lay out the clothes they need for their trip a day or two before their departure. Other men are last minute packers, rushing around the house, throwing things in their bag while reassuring themselves that they won’t miss the […]

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The Four Archetypes of the Mature Masculine: The Boyhood Archetypes (Part I)

by Brett

This is the second part of a series on the archetypes of mature masculinity based on the book King, Magician, Warrior, Lover by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend reading the introduction to the series first. Also, keep in mind that these posts are a little more esoteric than […]

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A Manly Handshake: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Illustration by Ted Slampyak I’ve been wanting to incorporate a more visual element into the Art of Manliness, but I have no artistic talent whatsoever. But lucky for us, former So You Want My Job interviewee Ted Slampyak does. Ted’s a super-talented illustrator based out of Albuquerque, NM (Go Isotopes!). He’s done some amazing webcomics […]

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Manvotional: A Letter from General George S. Patton to His Son

by Brett & Kate McKay

On June 6, 1944, General George S. Patton wrote this letter to his twenty-year-old son, George Jr., who was enrolled at West Point. Patton Sr. was in England training the Third Army in preparation for the battles that would follow the invasion at Normandy. Note: The letter’s grammar and spelling have been slightly edited for […]

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How to Decorate a Man Room

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jayson Franklin and Morgan Gagne of Manly Vintage. There’s a good chance the first interior decorator was a guy, scratching pictures of a glorious hunt on the wall of his cave, trying to show off for his friends.  This was the first man cave, if you will. […]

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Lose with Dignity. Celebrate with Grace. (Part I)

by Brett & Kate McKay

“I cannot describe it. I cannot give you any idea of the kindness, and generosity, and magnanimity of those men. When I think of it, it brings tears into my eyes.”  -Charles Marshall, Aide de Camp to General Robert E. Lee General Lee was wearing a new dress uniform, complete with a red sash and […]

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A Young Man’s Guide to Understanding Retirement Accounts: IRAs

by Brett & Kate McKay

Today we continue our two-part series on understanding retirement accounts. Last time we took a look at employer-sponsored retirement accounts like 401(k)’s and 403b’s. Today we’ll be discussing retirement accounts that you can open up on your own without the need for an employer–the Individual Retirement Account or IRA. Let’s get started. What Is an […]

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So You Want My Job: Comic Book Artist

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. Some people think that growing up means leaving behind all your boyish ways. […]

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11 Manliest Brand Icons of All Time

by Brett & Kate McKay

For over a century, companies have used masculinity and manliness (or idealized versions of it) to sell their wares to both men and women. When selling to women, advertisers hope to lure the fairer sex into opening their pocketbooks by using masculinity to symbolize the strength of their products or by associating their brands with […]

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How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver in 6 Different Situations

by Brett & Kate McKay

You’re in a restaurant enjoying a dinner with friends, when all of a sudden you hear a woman shriek: “He’s choking!” You calmly excuse yourself from the table and dash with effortless cool towards the source of the loud yell. You find a man with a look of terror in his eyes, gripping his throat, indicating that something […]

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The Finalists for the Art of Manliness Put Up Your Dukes Contest: Vote for Your Favorite!

by Brett & Kate McKay

We’ve finished up judging the entries in our Art of Manliness pose contest, and boy, was it a good time! So many creative, funny, and of course, super manly entries. Who knew so many Art of Manliness readers already had such great mustaches, which were simply ready and waiting to be called up for action? […]

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Plateau Busting: How to Take Your Life to the Next Level

by Brett & Kate McKay

In our quest to become the best men we can be, we’ll often hit plateaus where we feel like we aren’t making any progress at all. Those flat-line moments in life can be a real soul sucker. You can see where you want to be as a man, but you’re stuck at a level just […]

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