September 2011

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How to Memorize Anything You Want: A Quick Primer on Mental Mapping

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from two-time USA Memory Champion, Ron White. What if you could play a game of cards with your buddies and recall every card that had been played? You can. What if you could meet a client today and six months later see him at a football game and […]

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Lessons in Manliness from Charles Atlas

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Let Me Prove in 7 Days That I Can Make You a New Man!” “The Insult That Made a Man Out of Mac” “Hey, Skinny! Yer Ribs Are Showing!” It’s an ad the majority of readers out there can easily conjure up in their heads. A cartoon of a skinny, 97-pound weakling who gets sand […]

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Being a Gentleman at the Office: The Dos and Don’ts of Business Etiquette

by Brett & Kate McKay

The rules of business etiquette are very similar to the rules of social etiquette. But there is a difference between the two sets of manners. In the social sphere, the assumption is that you and your associates are equals, with some allowances made for age and sex. The business world, on the other hand, is […]

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The Recession Special: 5 Low-Cost, Family Friendly Meals

by Matt Moore

On a typical Friday night, you can find me down at Robert’s Western World, a honky-tonk located on Broadway Street in downtown Nashville.  Robert’s has always been considered a Mecca for fans of the Rockabilly and Country & Western genres.  Yet, local Nashvillians will also tell you that Robert’s has arguably always been the best […]

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Beat the Carnies: The Secrets to Winning 5 Popular State Fair Games

by Brett & Kate McKay

It’s state fair time once again all over the country. And that means Ferris wheels, giant turkey legs, a visit from the world’s smallest horse, and, of course, the chance to try your hand at winning the carnival games that line the midway. If you love playing these games at the state fair, but usually […]

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Manvotional: The Gains of Drudgery

by Brett & Kate McKay

The Gains of Drudgery From The Making of Manhood, 1894 By William James Dawson By drudgery, I mean work that in itself is not pleasant, that has no immediate effect in stimulating our best powers, and that only remotely serves the purpose of our general advancement. Such a definition may not be perfect, but it […]

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5 Easy Ways for the College Student to Upgrade His Style

by Antonio

The image above is of Don Wardlaw, a real college student who was featured in a 1954 issue of True Magazine for Men for an article entitled, “Look What Happens When You Dress as Smart as You Are” (The Art of Manliness had some fun re-posting the pictures from the article awhile back). On the […]

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Selling Your Idea: How to Give an Effective Pitch

by Brett & Kate McKay

The entrepreneur who needs venture capital. The writer searching for an agent or publisher. The manager who wants to convince higher-ups to hire an unlikely job candidate. The screenwriter looking to get a studio interested in his movie idea. The financial planner trying to attract new clients. The husband who wants to convince his wife […]

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4 Personal Finance Principles That Would Make Your Grandfather Proud

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Baker of Man Vs. Debt. “Look back to learn how to look forward.” -Joe Girard Our grandfather’s generation wasn’t perfect. They had their own set of flaws and weaknesses. But they got a lot of things right. And one of those things is how to handle your finances. […]

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How to Make an Old-Time Radio Into an Mp3 Player Speaker

by Brett & Kate McKay

I love old-time radios. They’re sturdy and good-looking. And there’s a reason for that. Back in the day appliances were considered pieces of home furniture, so a lot of thought and care went into their design. People wanted something that not only played Glenn Miller, but that also went well with their home’s traditional decor. […]

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Dim & Dash: At the Gym

by Brett & Kate McKay
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How to Build a Quick and Easy Sawhorse

by Brett

A few months ago, Craftsman  flew me up to Chicago to visit their Craftsman Experience shop for a blogger summit. (If you’re ever in Chicago, I definitely recommend stopping by the Craftsman Experience and checking it out. It’s free and open to the public.) I spent the day playing with tools and learning how to build […]

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

by Brett & Kate McKay

Miss Part I? Read it here. On December 31, 1967, the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys met on Lambeau Field for the NFL Championship. Later dubbed the “Ice Bowl,” temperatures hovered at 13 degrees below zero, the turf was as hard as rock, whistles stuck in referees’ mouths, and members of the halftime […]

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

by Brett

This is the third part of a series on the archetypes of mature masculinity based on the book King, Warrior, Magician, 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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Are You As Fit As a World War II GI?

by Brett & Kate McKay

Have men these days “gone soft?” Is our generation less manly than past generations? Are we less tough than our grandfathers? I see guys debate these kinds of questions all the time. Of course it’s hard to quantify “toughness.” But there is one area where we can definitively say we’ve slipped–the Army fitness test isn’t […]

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Manvotional: In an Age of Fops and Toys

by Brett & Kate McKay

In an Age of Fops and Toys By: Ralph Waldo Emerson In an age of fops and toys, Wanting wisdom, void of right, Who shall nerve heroic boys To hazard all in Freedom’s fight,— Break sharply off their jolly games, Forsake their comrades gay And quit proud homes and youthful dames For famine, toil and […]

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Man Knowledge: The History of Invisible Ink

by Brett & Kate McKay

In April of this year, the CIA released its oldest classified documents and the last from the World War I era. Dating from 1917 and 1918, the papers mainly contain recipes for “secret writing”–instructions for agents of the Office of Naval Intelligence (the CIA did not yet exist) on how make invisible ink. Such a […]

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Launch of Manvotionals Book Delayed

by Brett & Kate McKay

This week our publisher informed us that while they were originally going to release our new book, Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice for the Modern Man, in mid-September, they’ve decided to move the launch until around October 28th in order to coincide with some promotions they’ll be running with Barnes and Noble and Amazon at […]

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Kids Need Room to Roam: Tips on Taking Your Little Ones Camping

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?“When is the best time to start taking kids on outdoor excursions?” My answer is always the same: on the way home from the birthing center. We owe it to our kids…heck, we owe it to all kids to get them outside. Here’s some tips on taking your kids camping.

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