April 2012

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How to Pull Off the Perfect Picnic

by Matt Moore

Picnics lead to marriage. Okay gents, now that I’ve got your attention, allow me to explain. Less than two years ago, I met the woman of my dreams.  I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve always been a pretty picky guy when it comes to dating.  However, within a few hours of meeting my future […]

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Why Men Should Read More Fiction

by Brett & Kate McKay

At the Art of Manliness, we encourage our readers to read books. It’s through reading that we gain new perspectives and learn more about ourselves and the world around us. I’m a big believer in the saying that “Readers are leaders.” As I’ve studied the lives of great men throughout history, a common thread I’ve […]

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How to Make a DIY Prowler Sled

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jerred Moon. Want to expand your repertoire of handyman skills and get in the best shape of your life all at the same time? Then you, my friend, need to make your very own DIY Prowler. Never heard of a Prowler? Let me tell you what sort of […]

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So You Want My Job: Tattoo Artist

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. Our interview subject today is one interesting cat. Roni Zulu is a LA-based […]

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15 Best Baseball Movies

by Brett

While in recent years football has become the sport of choice among American spectators, we still fondly refer to baseball as “America’s Pastime.” For many men in America, baseball was a boyhood rite of passage and served as the backdrop of some their most cherished memories. Baseball was how many men bonded with their fathers […]

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An Illustrated Guide to the Perfect Driveway Car Wash

by Brett & Kate McKay

This post is brought to you by NEW Armor All Extreme Shield Wax. Help keep your car looking as good as the day you bought it with Armor All. Go to Facebook.com/ArmorAll for a $10 rebate. What’s this?What are your tips for the perfect driveway car wash?

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A Man’s Guide to Travel Luggage: Choosing the Right Bag for Your Trip

by Antonio

Vacations, business trips, conferences, class reunions–whenever you leave home, part of your wardrobe has to come with you. We’ve talked before about what to bring–now let’s take a look at what you’re taking it in. A man’s luggage is both a practical and a stylistic decision. You want something that carries all your necessities, is […]

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3 Ways to Repurpose Old Tech for Today

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 article covers 3 fun and creative ways you can […]

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What the Race to the South Pole Can Teach You About How to Achieve Your Goals

by Brett & Kate McKay

In 1910, two explorers began their quests to become the first men to ever set foot upon the southernmost point on earth. It was the “Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration,” and the South Pole represented one of the last unexplored areas on earth. Robert Falcon Scott hoped to claim the bottom of the world for […]

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Manvotional: The Cardinal Virtues — Temperance

by Brett & Kate McKay

From The Cardinal Virtues, 1902 By William De Witt Hyde TEMPERANCE Temperance is closely akin to courage; for as courage takes on the pains which wisdom and justice find incidental to their ends, so temperance cuts off remorselessly whatever pleasures are inconsistent with these ends. The temperate man does not hate pleasure, any more than […]

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How to Easily Create Your Own Rope Ladder

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This post was written by Bryan Black and originally ran on ITS Tactical. If you lived on the second floor as a boy, you probably spent some time thinking about how you’d get out the window and onto the ground if there was a fire, and how cool it would be to climb down […]

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A History of the American Bachelor: Part III — The 20th and 21st Century

by Brett & Kate McKay

Welcome back to our series on the history of the American bachelor. In Part I of the series, we took a look at the bachelor during colonial and Revolutionary War America. In Part II, we discussed the emergence of a distinct bachelor culture at the turn of the 20th century. Today, we’ll jump ahead to […]

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Your Guide to the Perfect Business Lunch

by Brett & Kate McKay

The term “power lunch” went out after the 80s along with awesome phrases like “gag me with a spoon,” but meeting for a meal with a potential client, investor, or business partner remains an excellent way to network and connect with folks who could help further your career. Breaking bread with another person creates a […]

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How to Tie a Bow Tie: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Check out our how to tie a bow tie video! Tying a bow tie is a little trickier than tying a necktie, but once you learn how to do it, it’s a breeze. When I was learning how to tie a bow tie a few years ago, I was disappointed with the illustrated how-to guides […]

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Manvotional: The Cardinal Virtues — Courage

by Brett & Kate McKay

From The Cardinal Virtues, 1902 By William De Witt Hyde COURAGE If man were merely a mind, wisdom to see particular desires in the light of their permanent consequences to self, and justice to weigh the interests of self to the impartial scales of a due regard for the interests of others, would together sum […]

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A History of the American Bachelor: Part II — Post-Civil War America

by Brett & Kate McKay

Welcome back to our series on the history of the American bachelor. Last time we discussed the bachelor in colonial and Revolutionary War America where we learned about his origins as well as the laws and taxes levied specifically against single men. Today we turn our focus to the state of the American bachelor after […]

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Head for the Hills This Weekend: How to Execute an Impulse Road Trip

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jeff More. Have you ever found yourself on a Wednesday afternoon at work wishing you could be camped out in the mountains this weekend? Stop telling yourself you can’t on such short notice, because you can. In one of AoM’s early articles, How to Streamline Your Next […]

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Beware The Tit for Tat Trap

by Brett & Kate McKay

As we talked about in a previous post, Kate and I have what might be termed a “Marriage Master Mind.” We share everything just about equally—the blog, parenting, household chores, and so on. We get along really well, especially for people who spend practically 24/7 together and have to balance issues involving both work and […]

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4 Mystifying iPhone Magic Tricks

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 article takes a look at four cool magic trick apps for […]

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