January 2012

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Willpower Part II: How Your Willpower Is Depleted

by Brett & Kate McKay

In the first post of this three-part series, we offered a general outline of the nature of willpower, noting that it is a real mental energy which regulates your thoughts, emotions, impulses, and performance control by keeping in check desires and behaviors at odds with your values and long-term goals. We then compared the battle […]

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Manvotional: The Thousandth Man

by Brett & Kate McKay

The Thousandth Man By Rudyard Kipling One man in a thousand, Solomon says, Will stick more close than a brother. And it’s worth while seeking him half your days If you find him before the other. Nine hundred and ninety-nine depend On what the world sees in you, But the Thousandth Man will stand your […]

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So You Want My Job: Public Speaker

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. Do you love to listen to yourself talk? Wouldn’t you love to not […]

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The 4563 Red Wing Boot Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

Red Wing recently released a new boot as part of their awesome Heritage collection: the 4563. First developed for farmers, Red Wing introduced the 8-inch round toe work boot in 1919. The combination of two traditional styles, round toe boots provided the comfort of an oxford with the durability of a work boot. The round toe design made the boots more durable, as […]

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Blacksmithing Basics: How to Make a Hook

by Darren Bush

Awhile back, we covered the fundamentals of blacksmithing. Those fundamental are interesting in concept, but now let’s try out some real-life applications to make something simple and useful for around the house. So we’re going to make three hooks.  That’s because a hook is often the first thing you make when you start to become […]

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A Resolution for Romance: The 52 Loves Notes Challenge

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joshua Gordon. One of the marks of being a great man is the ability to love the same woman for over 50 years. That’s manly–hands down. It’s something that the airbrushed elite of our day can’t seem to figure out. It’s something that many in my generation […]

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Ace Your Exams: Study Tactics of the Successful Gentleman Scholar

by Brett & Kate McKay

When 160,000 undergraduates in the University of California system were asked to name the obstacles that impeded their academic success, the students listed things like work, stress, and depression. But the number one reason, which was given by 33% of the students, was that they simply didn’t know how to study. When I first arrived at college, I was one of […]

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Willpower Part I: The Force of Greatness

by Brett & Kate McKay

What are your regrets from last year? Failing to stick with an exercise program? Losing a girlfriend because you strayed? Failing a class? Hurting a loved one with your temper? What resolutions have you made for the new year? Losing 20 pounds? Getting up earlier in the morning? Reining in your spending? Wasting less time […]

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