May 2012

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How to Trim Your Mustache: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett


This post is brought to you by Phillips Norelcor What’s this? An illustrated guide to trimming your mustache.

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Art of Manliness x Huckberry Father’s Day Gift Shop Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

Father’s Day is in two weeks and that means it’s time to go gift shopping for dear old dad (or if you’re a dad, it’s time to start dropping hints on what you want). Instead of the usual tie or coffee mug, why not think outside the box this year? To help you pick out […]

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A Man’s Guide to Wearing Shorts

by Antonio

Few items in a man’s wardrobe seem to elicit as much debate as shorts do. Today we’ll uncover just why that is, and then offer some guidelines on the how, what, where, and why of wearing them. Guidelines I’m sure will be much debated! Let’s get right to it. Why are some men reluctant to […]

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Looking for a Job? Take the Initiative!

by Brett & Kate McKay

This month, nearly 2 million students left colleges and universities around the country with a bachelor’s degree in hand. Some will be headed to graduate school, while others will be entering the job market, many hoping to land their first “real” job. At the same time, 3 million high school graduates have started looking for […]

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How to Keep Your Shaving Lather Nice and Warm [VIDEO]

by Brett

For those of you shaving with a safety razor or straight razor, I wanted to share this quick tip on how to keep your lather nice and warm. Create your lather in your mug or bowl. Place your lather mug or bowl in your empty sink. Fill up the sink with piping hot water until […]

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The Great American Road Trip: Thoughts on Driving Across the Country (+Book Giveaway)

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Marcus Brotherton, best-selling author or co-author of more than 25 books. Follow his blog at: www.marcusbrotherton.com We were rumbling along highway 2 in Washington State between the two flyspeck towns of Davenport and Reardan, when Paul’s old Ford station wagon broke down. There was no warning sputter. […]

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In Praise of the Push Reel Mower

by Brett & Kate McKay

I recently became a homeowner and along with my first house came another first: my very own little piece of land to tend. And since Kate and I had been living in apartments for all our married life, I needed to buy a mower to take care of our lawn. Like most Americans, I grew […]

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Gear and Tech for Grilling

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 some gear and tech you can use […]

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Fire Up the Grill: 5 Mouthwatering Recipes for Your Memorial Day Weekend

by Matt Moore

For many of us, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of another great summer.  Thousands will flock to the beaches, lakes, and mountains of our great country to take in the warm sunshine and beautiful weather.  Of course, I’ll be right there with the rest of you.  Readied with a cold beer in one […]

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Leadership Lessons from Dwight D. Eisenhower #1: How to Build and Sustain Morale

by Brett & Kate McKay

Dwight D. Eisenhower had unarguably one of the longest and most taxing leadership roles in American history. For two decades, the lives of thousands, sometimes millions, of people and the fate of great nations hung on his decisions. As Supreme Allied Commander during World War II, Eisenhower oversaw the greatest amphibious assault in history, organizing […]

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Saddleback iPad Case Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

I’ve been an iPad owner for almost a year now.  I love it. I feel like I’m holding some magical window to the future whenever I’m using it. One minute I can be reading a biography of Theodore Roosevelt and the next I can be watching a free video lecture about Roosevelt on YouTube. And […]

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Barefoot Running: The FAQ’s

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Shaun Daws from Beginning Barefoot. For millions of years, our ancestors spread around the globe, treading the earth barefoot over all manner of terrain. As we walked and ran, our feet developed an intricate web of nerves, matched only by those in our hands, which allow us […]

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What to Wear on a First Date: Your 60 Second Visual Guide (Spring/Summer Edition)

by Brett & Kate McKay
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This post is brought to you by Life Khaki from Haggar What’s this? An at-a-glance visual guide on how to dress for a first date.

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Listen Up! Part III: Crafting Good Questions and Responses

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tony Valdes. As this series on listening comes to a close (see part 1 and part 2), we should consider a few things in terms of the transition from listener to speaker.  When the time comes for the roles to shift, our responses to the messages of […]

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DIY Weekend Project: How to Make a Slingshot

by Brett & Kate McKay

Imagine the idealized rough and tumble boy depicted in literature, movies, and TV shows. Go ahead. Do it. Done?  Whether you imagined Tom Sawyer, Dennis the Menace, or Bart Simpson, chances are you pictured him with a handmade slingshot dangling from his back pants pocket. The humble slingshot has been a fixture among boys across […]

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Want to Feel Like a Man? Then Act Like One

by Brett

Since starting The Art of Manliness nearly five years ago, I’ve interacted with thousands of men from all over the world. One thing that I’ve learned over the years is that many grown men out there simply don’t feel like men. I’m not talking about “feeling like a man” in the cartoonish, hyper-masculine sense. Rather, […]

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Manvotional: Somebody’s Mother

by Brett & Kate McKay

An old sentimental poem in honor of Mother’s Day. Somebody’s Mother By Mary D. Brine The woman was old and ragged and gray, And bent with the chill of a winter’s day; The streets were white with a recent snow, And the woman’s feet with age were slow. At the crowded crossing she waited long, […]

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How to Build a Get Home Bag (+Book Giveaway)

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & Bushcraft.  Just over one year ago I wrote a post about how to build a 72-hour disaster survival kit called a Bug Out Bag.  Much of my time between then and now has […]

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How to Make Maple Syrup Like a Vermonter

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from James “Buzz” Surwilo (of The Uncle Buzz Workout and Tree Felling fame). The editors of the Art of Manliness have been requesting a how-to for making maple syrup since, well, they found out that I made a batch last spring.  But it’s difficult to write authoritatively on […]

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