July 2012

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Weekend DIY Dad Activity: How to Make a Quick-n-Easy Water Rocket

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Email subscribers, to watch video click here. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from David Erik Nelson, author of Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids. Although store-bought water rockets were once an almost universal part of childhood (at least in suburban middle America, where I grew up), DIY […]

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The Generations of Men: How the Cycles of History Shape Your Values, Your Idea of Manhood, and Your Future

by Brett & Kate McKay

As is the generation of leaves, so to of men: At one time the wind shakes the leaves to the ground but then the flourishing woods Gives birth, and the season of spring comes into existence; So it is with the generations of men, which alternately come forth and pass away. – Homer, The Illiad, Book […]

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Train Like a Fighter — Workout #1: Cardio, Plyometrics, and Agility Training

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editors note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” -Muhammad Ali In a sport where livelihood and fitness are so closely linked, it’s no […]

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How to Shuffle a Deck of Cards: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Illustration by Ted Slampyak I’m surprised by the number of men who don’t know how to shuffle a deck of cards. But you shouldn’t have to hand the deck to your grandpa for shuffling next time you’re playing gin rummy. Learn how to thoroughly shuffle a deck of cards just like Gramps, with a bit of flair to […]

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Cunning as a Serpent, Innocent as a Dove: The Art of Worldly Wisdom

by Brett & Kate McKay

Back when I was in high school, a mentor of mine gave me a copy of a small book that I’ve read and re-read several times over the years. The Art of Worldly Wisdom or The Pocket Oracle and the Art of Prudence, is a book of 300 maxims and commentary written by a 17th century Jesuit priest […]

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