January 2012

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Let’s Get Cracking: How to Make an Omelet

by Matt Moore

In October, we received an incredible response from our article on “How to Make Better Eggs.”  As many of you highlighted in the comments from that article, we left out one important method of preparation: the omelet.  Of course, this was done for good reason, as we felt that omelets deserved a post all their […]

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A Valentine’s Day Gift Worth Framing: Frame the Date Giveaway 2012

by Brett & Kate McKay

The Frame the Date Valentine’s Day giveaway is back. We’ve run this giveaway the last couple of years, and it always gets a good response, not simply from those hoping to win, but in giving guys an idea for what to give their gal on Valentine’s Day. It can be incredibly hard for men to […]

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The 4 Qualities of a True Statesman

by Brett & Kate McKay

Here in the United States, the inauguration of our next president is a year away, and the Republican primary season is in full swing. Journalists and pundits dissect the candidates’ every speech, appearance, and debate, analyzing what they did right or wrong, and who is waxing and waning in the polls. These talking heads, along […]

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The Manvotionals Recitation Contest

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last November we published our second book: The Art of Manliness Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues. The book is a collection of the best advice ever written down for men. From the philosophy of Aristotle to the success books of the late 19th and early 20th centuries to the […]

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Manvotional: Be Faithful

by Brett & Kate McKay

From Courage, 1894 By Charles Wagner Steadfastness is the indispensable quality of every man who one day does not wish to be obliged to say: “I have wasted my life.” A man should not incessantly change with every impression of the moment, but should remain steadfast when he has once determined upon what is right. […]

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Write This Down: Note-Taking Strategies for Academic Success

by Brett & Kate McKay

A few weeks ago, we published an article on study tips to help you ace your exams. In that post, I mentioned the possibility of doing a follow-up article on note-taking, and many of you requested that I make that happen. And I’m happy to oblige. Below, I’ve provided a primer on note-taking strategies, many […]

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Ready, Set, Fast: How Strategic Meal-Skipping Can Help You Lose Fat, Gain Muscle, and Get Healthier

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by John Berardi, PhD. When we were kids, Mom was always looking out for our health. Chew your food. Eat your vegetables. And always eat breakfast because it’s the most important meal of the day. As busy grown-ups, a good breakfast often falls victim to the time crunch. […]

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4 Sites for Free Vintage Photographs

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 from time to time and share it here on AoM for those who might want to check it out. My latest answers a question I get asked a lot: […]

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Anatomy of a Dopp Kit

by Brett & Kate McKay

Illustration by Ted Slampyak See also: Building the Perfect Dopp Kit What do you pack in your Dopp kit?  

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A Formula for Success: The Power of Implementation Intentions

by Brett & Kate McKay

If you’re like many men across the world, you probably set some new goals for yourself on January 1. Maybe it was to work out regularly or get into the reading habit. Or maybe you wanted to pay off your debt or increase your productivity. Perhaps you did okay for the first week or two, […]

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Dim & Dash: Picking Up a Date

by Brett & Kate McKay
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Weekend DIY Project: How to Make a Wooden Sword for Your Kid

by Brett

Last year, I went to the Craftsman Experience shop in Chicago for a blogger summit. I played with tools and learned how to make several easy projects, such as a sawhorse. The project that was the biggest hit among all the participants, however, was definitely the demonstration on how to make a wooden sword, put […]

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The Four Archetypes of the Mature Masculine: The King

by Brett

This is the sixth and final 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 […]

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How to Field Dress a Squirrel

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor. **Disclaimer: This post contains a graphic step-by-step depiction of the skinning, slicing, and disemboweling of a real squirrel. If you’re eating, have always felt a deep affinity for woodland creatures, or faint at the sight of dismembered squirrel gonads, please skip this […]

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Willpower Part III: How to Strengthen Your Willpower and 20 Ways to Conserve It

by Brett & Kate McKay

In the first post in this series, we discussed the nature of willpower, noting that is a real mental energy. In the second post, we explored the way in which this mental energy is a finite resource and how it can be depleted through the exercising of self-control and the making of decisions. Now if […]

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Tools, Gear, and Resources to Help You Study Smarter

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 from time to time and share it here on AoM for those who might want to check it out. My latest is on some of the tools, gear, apps, […]

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How to Climb a Rope Like a Navy SEAL

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This post was written by Bryan Black and originally ran on ITS Tactical. So why should you climb rope? First of all, if you’re not including rope climbing in your workout routines, you’re missing out on one of the best forearm and grip workouts around. Climbing rope is also a core component of […]

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6 Forgotten Drugstore Colognes and Aftershaves

by Brett

Every time I stroll down the men’s grooming aisle at my local drugstore to pick up some deodorant or Brylcreem, I can’t help but notice the shelves of colognes and aftershaves. Gillette’s green and blue goo aftershaves seem to sell well, as do the notorious AXE body sprays. However, as my eyes drift down to the lowest […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Long Distance Running

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Matt Frazier. For the past few decades, running hasn’t seemed so cool. For most guys, the thought of running–not for another sport or because you’re being chased, but for its own sake–conjures up images of high school gym class. Or maybe a skinny guy in short shorts. […]

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