November 2011

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The Ultimate Squat Guide: 35+ Squat Exercises

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joel Ohman. Ah, the squat. Certainly one of the manliest exercises around, and for good reason. You can make a strong case that the squat is the best exercise you can possibly do. In the old school weightlifting classic, Super Squats: How to Gain 30 lbs of […]

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Art of Manliness x Huckberry Holiday Gift Shop Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

In our Holiday Gift Guide that we published on Monday, we mentioned that we’ve collaborated with membership deal site Huckberry to create a holiday gift shop just for Art of Manliness readers. I picked the items to include in the store and the gents at Huckberry worked with the companies to get a special discount just for AoM […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Survival Knife

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor. I don’t remember my first kiss or even who it was with. I can barely recollect getting my license to drive. I vaguely remember my high school graduation and my entire time spent at college is a blur. However, I remember […]

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The Four Archetypes of the Mature Masculine: The Magician

by Brett

This is the fifth 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 our normal fare, and […]

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The Art of Manliness Holiday Gift Guide 2011

by Brett & Kate McKay

The holiday season is officially upon us and that means it’s time for our annual AoM holiday gift guide. When we make our gift guides, we try to hunt down and share the kind of products an Art of Manliness Man would want to find under the Christmas tree: manly, useful, and classic. We also […]

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5 Ways to Use Your Turkey Leftovers

by Matt Moore

Enough is enough – I’m going on a diet. Those are typically the words that come out of my mouth every Friday morning after the Thanksgiving holiday.  Certainly, my actions the day before pretty much always set me up for such a statement.  After a day of overeating and watching football, I tend to feel […]

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Dim & Dash: At the Thanksgiving Table

by Brett & Kate McKay

Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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The Art of Manliness Podcast #34: An Interview With Nick Offerman (AKA Ron Swanson)

by Brett

If you’ve been following the site, you know Kate and I are big fans of NBC’s Parks and Recreation. We’re especially fans of the character Ron Swanson on the show. Ron Swanson is the head of the Pawnee Parks and Rec Dept. in Indiana. He’s a conservative libertarian who loves woodworking, breakfast foods, hunting, and […]

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How to Roast Chestnuts Over an Open Fire (Plus Chestnut Roaster Giveaway!)

by Brett & Kate McKay

Wait. Before you begin reading this post, click play on the video below. Ah, that’s better. Now we’re ready to proceed. You’ve probably heard the “Christmas Song” hundreds of times in your life, and you’re well familiar with that opening line about “chestnuts roasting on an open fire.” But how many of us have actually […]

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How to Handle Being Out of Your Depth: 6 Tips from a Con Man

by Brett & Kate McKay

Your boss invites you to the country club to play a round of golf with him and other important higher ups. You’ve never stepped foot in a country club before, and haven’t played any golf beyond putt-putt. You’re hoping to graduate early and decide to take an advanced class that’s required for your major, even […]

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Signed Copies of Manvotionals Now Available for Purchase

by Brett & Kate McKay

You can now order signed copies of our new book, Manvotionals, through our site. Even if you’re not hankering for my John Hancock, if you reside in a far flung place of the world where the book is not yet available, this is a great way of getting your hands on a copy. Books are $14. […]

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What Man Hasn’t Squandered a Life Changing Event?

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tyler Tervooren from Advanced Riskology. The other day I asked myself, “Tyler, how long has it been since you’ve recognized yourself?” That’s a pretty funny question when you think about it. But the truth is the me that I know today is less than two years old. […]

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From Idea to Reality: A One-Year Case Study on Launching a Successful Business

by Matt Moore

September 15, 2010 From: Matt To: Colin, Charlie Here’s a thought… we all have a reasonable amount of disposable income to invest. I say we push this talk into a seriously productive conversation and put our money where our mouth is. Let’s START A BUSINESS. _____________________________________________________ This was taken from an actual email that I […]

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Man Knowledge: 15 Cool Spy Concealments

by Brett & Kate McKay

In a previous edition of our Man Knowledge series, we discussed the fascinating history of invisible ink. In doing the research for that post, we came across an equally interesting tool in the spy’s bag of tricks: the concealment device. Invisible ink was handy for sending secret messages, but sometimes spies and soldiers needed to […]

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Art of Manliness Movember 2011: Halfway Mark Update!

by Brett & Kate McKay

As you all know, the Art of Manliness is taking part in Movember, an annual month long fundraiser, where men grow mustaches and raise money for men’s health issues–specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and male depression. We’re halfway through the month and I just wanted to give an update on how the AoM Movember Team […]

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Shoe Care 101: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

This post is brought to you by Johnston and Murphy.

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10 Great Android Apps for Men

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 do a guest column for them every once in awhile and share it here on AoM for those who might want to check it out. My latest is on some of the best Android apps […]

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Develop a Strong He-Man Voice by Using the Voice Nature Gave You

by Brett & Kate McKay

Have you ever listened to a recording of your voice and cringed? Perhaps you were surprised about how nasally or high-pitched it was, or how hard you were to understand. Perhaps in that moment you wished for a manlier, more pleasant-sounding voice. A deep, strong, masculine voice is not without its benefits. Women prefer men […]

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Announcing the Re-Launch of the AoM Barbershop Locator

by Brett

A couple of years ago I started a custom Google Map that allowed people to find and add their favorite barbershops from all over the world, so that their fellow AoMers could check them out too. We called it the Art of Manliness Barbershop Locator. It was one of our most popular features on the […]

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