October 2011

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The Art of Manliness Mustache Style Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Movember starts tomorrow! If you haven’t joined the AoM Movember Team, please do! It’s your chance to grow a kick butt mustache and raise some money for men’s health. It’s a win-win! To help you choose a mustache style, AoM illustrator Ted Slampyak has created this nice chart featuring John L. Sullivan as the model. […]

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The 3 Characteristics of an Educated Man

by Brett & Kate McKay

What defines an educated man? The number of degrees he has? The size of his vocabulary? How many books he’s read? The qualities that constitute an educated man can be argued over and debated. But I was really taken with the description I found in the book How to Live the Good Life by Commander […]

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Dim & Dash: Out With Friends

by Brett & Kate McKay
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Make a Dining Room Table by Thanksgiving

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tuck Oden. If you’re like me, every time you wander through a big-box furniture store, you feel a little insulted. Here you are, a man, staring at relatively simple furniture, being asked to lay down large sums of money for a bookshelf, dining set, or desk. And […]

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Movember 2011: Fighting Prostate Cancer with Mustaches

by Brett & Kate McKay

Shhh…. Do you hear that? Listen closely. It’s the sound of your un-grown mustache beneath the surface of your skin whispering “Grow me! And together we’ll destroy prostate cancer!” Yes, gentlemen. Movember is once again upon us. For those of you who are new to the site, every November AoM takes part in an annual, month […]

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How to Break Down a Door: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

See Also: How to Break Down a Door Illustration by Ted Slampyak. 

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Breakfast Basics: How to Make Better Eggs

by Matt Moore

In my opinion, eggs are one of your best resources in the morning.  Full of quality protein, virtually carb-free, and packed with vitamins and minerals, they make the ultimate breakfast food.  Don’t be too swayed by the cholesterol scares of the 1980s; eating the whole egg–not just the whites–has actually been shown to have anti-inflammatory […]

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15 Deal Breakers to Avoid When Pitching an Idea

by Brett & Kate McKay

You’ve finally gotten a meeting with the people who can turn your dream into a reality. You can’t wait to walk into that room and sell them your idea. You’ve read up on the first part of this two-part series which covered the nuts and bolts of making a pitch, and you feel pretty prepared. […]

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The Four Archetypes of the Mature Masculine: The Warrior

by Brett & Kate McKay

This is the fourth 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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Minimalist Training: How to Make and Use a Bulgarian Training Bag

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Steve Nave Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Joe Hashey, CSCS. Are you sick of waiting for machines at your local commercial gym?  Perhaps you just want to spend more time at home and are looking for a workout solution.  Whatever your reason might be, making your own version of a Bulgarian Training […]

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4 Manly iPad Cases

by Brett & Kate McKay

My Life Scoop is a website that invites bloggers from various websites to contribute different articles on tech-related themes. I did a run of guest columns for the site awhile back and am doing another slate for them over the next couple of months. My second installment in the new block is a rundown of […]

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How to Throw a Knife Like Bill the Butcher

by Brett & Kate McKay

One of my favorite movies is Gangs of New York. The antagonist of the film, William “Bill the Butcher” Cutting (played by the always intense Daniel Day-Lewis) remains one of the most memorable characters of recent cinematic history. Bill the Butcher was a bad, bad dude, but the man had mad skills when it came […]

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How a Man Can Grieve for a Deceased Friend

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Marcus Brotherton.  How unexpected—and yet not—this late night phone call from Shannon, the wife of my close friend Paul. “Come to the hospital,” Shannon said. “Come say goodbye to your friend.” Paul had already beaten cancer. He had gone through five rounds of chemo. After his hair […]

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How to Do Laundry on a Road Trip Like John Steinbeck

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jeff More. You’re packing for a road trip and you’re down to deciding how much clothing to bring. You could have a fresh change of clothes every day, but that adds up to a lot of space quickly, especially if you have multiple companions. You really would […]

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How to Quit Mindlessly Surfing the Internet and Actually Get Stuff Done

by Brett & Kate McKay

9 pm. A college campus in the Midwest. Rob sits down to study. His inner monologue: Okay, time to hit the books. I’m really going to get crap done tonight. Let me just sit down here and crack open my giant textbook. Mmmm, interesting, interesting. But I don’t understand this term here on pg. 307. […]

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Manvotional: Character

by Brett & Kate McKay

From Character, 1881 By Samuel Smiles CHARACTER is one of the greatest motive powers in the world. In its noblest embodiments, it exemplifies human nature in its highest forms, for it exhibits man at his best. Men of genuine excellence in every station of life—men of industry, of integrity, of high principle, of sterling honesty […]

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Graphing Manliness

by Brett & Kate McKay

Everywhere you look, people are talking about men and manliness. Hanna Rosin argues that it’s “The End of Men,” Kay Hymowitz wonders “Where Have the Good Men Gone? and William Bennett knows “Why Men Are in Trouble.” Network television has gotten into the act with three man-centric and predictably dopey shows: “Man Up!” “How to […]

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How to Plan a MLB Road Trip: 30 Parks, One Summer

by A Manly Guest Contributor

This post is brought to you by Nissan. Check out The All-New Nissan Versa. INNOVATION UPSIZED. INNOVATION FOR ALL. What’s this?With extensive and meticulous planning, my friend and I drove 20,500 miles over 81 days, and took score during 30 Major League Baseball games–missing not ONE pitch, at every MLB stadium in North America.
Want to do it yourself? Read on, I’ll let you in on the secrets…

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Man Knowledge: The Men in the Arena–A Primer on Roman Gladiators

by Chris

Roman gladiators occupy a special place in the minds and imaginations of modern men.  The imagery of the man in the arena spans millennia, reaching from Ancient Rome itself to the 20th century and beyond.  In his famous speech Citizenship in a Republic, Theodore Roosevelt spoke of that man…a man whose face was “marred by […]

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