May 2012

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Listen Up! Part II: 15 Techniques to Improve Our Listening

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tony Valdes. Welcome back to our three-part series on becoming better listeners.  In the previous installment, we established that listening is a desirable ability to have as men.  But how can we practically begin to exercise this ability and develop it in ourselves?  There are active steps […]

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Spy Tech for Everyday Use

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 “spy” gear and apps for everyday civilian […]

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Canoeing: Keeping the Inside Dry and the Outside Wet

by Darren Bush

There is no such thing as a tippy canoe…only tippy paddlers. I hear it all the time…”Canoes are tippy.”  “Ooh, that’s a really tippy canoe.”  “Every time I get in a canoe I end up swimming…” My response is always the same. Me: “How wide is your canoe?” Wet Canoeist: “Oh, I dunno. About three […]

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Can’t Have the Sweet Without the Bitter

by Brett & Kate McKay

I’m a big fan of the classic 1960s-era television show, The Twilight Zone. Even when you can see the episodes’ famous twists coming a mile away, they’re still enjoyable to watch, as the show managed to niftily combine elements of science-fiction, suspense, psychological thrills…and even a little social commentary and abstract philosophy. One of my […]

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Huckberry Giveaway: A Pie + Poem for Mom

by Brett & Kate McKay

PSA: Mother’s Day is next Sunday. Have you thought about what you’re going to get the moms in your life for the day we honor motherhood? If not, we’ve got you covered. Huckberry, the manly membership deal site, has teamed up with two artisans in California–the typewriter-toting poet Zach Houston, recently profiled on NPR and Jaynelle […]

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Dim & Dash: Walking the Dog

by Brett & Kate McKay
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How to Bet on the Ponies

by Brett & Kate McKay

Growing up, I never visited a horse track or saw a single horse race. That all changed when I met Kate and married into a horse race-loving family. Rick Surwilo, my father-in-law, had started going to the racetrack as a teenager with his family. This was a time before lotteries and casinos, and horse racing […]

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How To Dress For the Kentucky Derby: Your 60 Second Visual Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay


This post is brought to you by Life Khaki from Haggar What’s this?What’s this? An at-a-glance visual guide on how to be the most dapper man at the Kentucky Derby.

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Listen Up! Part I: Learning the Manly Skill of Paying Attention

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tony Valdes. As part of earning my bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and communications I elected to take SPC 3350, a college course titled “Listening,” taught by the forebodingly named Dr. Paine.  I’ll admit that I was skeptical when I sat down on the first day of class.  […]

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How to Patch a Hole in Your Drywall

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editors note: This is a guest post by Ethan Hagan from One Project Closer. If you missed it, check out Ethan’s last contribution about building an all-purpose workbench. How to repair drywall is one of the most common questions on a home improvement website, and here’s the reason why. It’s tough to successfully patch a […]

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