July 2012

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Introducing Heading Out On Your Own: 31 Basic Life Skills in 31 Days

by Brett & Kate McKay

Growing up, Dwight D. Eisenhower (yes, Ike again — I couldn’t fit all the great facts about him into our leadership series!) was responsible for many chores around the house and for looking after his younger brothers. When his mother got sick and was quarantined in a room in the house for several months, Ike […]

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The Company Man’s Guide to Starting a Side Hustle — Part I: Confronting Your Objections

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of a 2 part series by Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology, creator of The Bootstrapper Guild. It’s a rare man that doesn’t—at some juncture of his life—stop to question how things might be different if he worked for himself. Even a man who loves his job occasionally wonders what […]

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Bosom Buddies: A Photo History of Male Affection

by Brett & Kate McKay

In my unending search for just the right vintage images for our articles, I have looked through thousands of photographs of men from the last century or so. One of the things that I have found most fascinating about many of these images, is the ease, familiarity, and intimacy, which men used to exhibit in […]

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Leadership Lessons from Dwight D. Eisenhower #4: Always Ready

by Brett & Kate McKay

Supreme Allied Commander. Head of the American Occupation Zone in Germany. Chief of Staff. President of Columbia University. Supreme Commander of NATO. President of the United States of America. To read a list of the positions that Dwight D. Eisenhower held during his life truly makes you reflect on what a remarkable man he really […]

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: July 27, 2012

by Brett & Kate McKay

The winner of last week’s giveaway was: Christopher Stancato, from Pleasant Prairie, WI. Chris will be receiving the Whiskey Lover’s Set ($60), which is available in the General Store and includes Made in America, mouth-blown glass tumblers, along with unique natural soapstone whiskey stones. I hope Chris enjoys his whiskey set, while sitting in a […]

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Take the Navy SEAL Underwater Knot Tying Test

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This post is based on a series that was written by the ITS Crew and originally ran on ITS Tactical. Potential Navy SEALs face many challenges during BUD/s (Basic Underwater Demolition/Navy Seal Training) as they become schooled in swimming, diving, parachuting, and enduring grueling physical exercise. Another challenge every candidate must complete is […]

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Dressing Sharp in Hot Weather: The Guayabera

by Antonio

The story goes like this. About three hundred years ago a farmer’s wife took a needle and thread to her husband’s work shirt. She sewed four large pockets onto the front of the shirt, enabling her husband to easily pick and carry guayabas (guavas). Past this — well, that’s where the arguments start. The Cubans claim […]

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The Desk Jockey Workout: 8 Ways to Stay in Shape at the Office

by Brett & Kate McKay

Your guide to staying fit at the office.

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Getting Tough With Yourself

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is guest post from Marcus Brotherton. It originally ran on Men Who Lead Well (www.marcusbrotherton.com). One harmful mindset that can keep a man from fulfilling his calling and potential is self-coddling. This is when he convinces himself he deserves a break, and runs to something that ultimately harms himself. The WWII Marines of K/3/5 […]

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: July 20, 2012

by Brett & Kate McKay

Well our first weekly Huckberry giveaway was a gig hit! Over 2,000 of you entered to win something from the Huckberry shop. There were definitely a lot of drool-worthy items last week. The lucky man who walked away with the prize was: Xander Lynn from Bunnell, FL. Xander will be receiving a pair of Peter Nappi […]

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Train Like a Fighter — Workout #2: Weight Training and Bag Work

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editors note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. Last week we talked about two components of a fighter’s training regimen: running/sprinting and plyometrics.  Today we’re going to talk about the two other main ingredients in a fighter’s fitness plan: weight training and bag work. There are a couple schools of thought in regards […]

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So You Want My Job: Restaurant Owner

by Brett & Kate McKay

Photo Credit 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. Last month we got a look inside the life of a […]

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A Man Is Punctual: The Reasons You’re Late and How to Always Be on Time

by Brett & Kate McKay

Read Part I: The Importance of Being on Time Being punctual is a skill any man can master; it doesn’t take any special talents or abilities. But even if you feel it’s an important trait to develop, you may still struggle with being on time and find the habit of always running late extremely difficult […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Detailing Your Car

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?Here’s how to carry out a professional car detailing job at home.

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How to Restore an Heirloom Axe

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Josh Tucker. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” –Abraham Lincoln Whether Honest Abe used his axe as a potent metaphor to illustrate the primacy of preparation or as his trusted weapon in a covert […]

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6 Apps to Help You Plan the Perfect Date

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 6 apps that can help you plan […]

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A Man Is Punctual: The Importance of Being on Time

by Brett & Kate McKay

The life of George Washington was characterized by a scrupulous regard for punctuality. When he asked a man to bring by some horses he was interested in buying at five in the morning, and the man arrived fifteen minutes late, he was told by the stable groom that the general had been waiting there at […]

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Manvotional: The Builders

by Brett & Kate McKay

The Builders By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow All are architects of Fate, Working in these walls of Time; Some with massive deeds and great, Some with ornaments of rhyme. Nothing useless is, or low; Each thing in its place is best; And what seems but idle show Strengthens and supports the rest. For the structure that […]

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: July 13, 2012

by Brett & Kate McKay

Over the last year, we’ve been partnering with Huckberry as affiliates. We’re pretty picky when it comes to our partnerships, but choosing to work with Huckberry was an easy decision. If you haven’t checked them out yet, Huckberry is a membership deal site, which negotiates limited-time sales and discounts to its members, up to 60% […]

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