October 2012

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Let the Vinyl Spin: My Journey Into Record Collecting

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Cameron Schaefer. “Is it wrong, wanting to be at home with your record collection? It’s not like collecting records is like collecting stamps, or beermats, or antique thimbles. There’s a whole world in here, a nicer, dirtier, more violent, more peaceful, more colorful, sleazier, more dangerous, more […]

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Hold Fast: How Forgetfulness Torpedos Your Journey to Becoming the Man You Want to Be, and Remembrance Is the Antidote

by Brett & Kate McKay

Around 4:30am early one August morning in 2005, five 20-somethings decided to go explore a cave nestled in the side of a Provo mountain. When they arrived at the largely unknown and hidden spot, one member of the group, having a bad feeling about the idea, decided to wait outside and wished his friends well […]

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A Primer on Greek Mythology: Part II — The Mortal World and Its Heroes

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Tony Valdes. Welcome back to our series on Greek mythology. In the last post we defined what a myth is and examined the pantheon of Greek gods and goddesses.  Today we will leave the lofty heights of Olympus and come down to the mortal world. Don’t forget, […]

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: October 5, 2012

by Brett & Kate McKay

The winner of the last giveaway (2 weeks ago — I know, it’s rarely  really “weekly” is it?) was: Glenn Marczewski Jr. from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Glenn selected the Benchmade Mini-Griptilian Tanto knife available in the Huckberry General Store. Having recently gotten into archery, Glenn is headed out on his first ever hunt next month and […]

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Know Your Lifts: The High-Bar Back Squat

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Know Your Lifts” is a new illustrated guide series where we’ll show how to perform basic weight lifting exercises. While wearing an oldtime strongman single-strap leotard, naturally. Thanks to Barry Schroeder of CrossFit Sandstorm for consulting on this post. Buy this guide as a poster! Know Your Lifts Series:  High-Bar Back Squat Deadlift Overhead Press […]

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The Importance of Building Your Vocabulary (And 5 Easy Steps to Doing It)

by Brett & Kate McKay

Awhile back, we offered advice on how to remove empty filler from your speech by minimizing how often you say “uh” and “um.” Today, we’re going to talk about removing another kind of filler from your speech (and your writing as well): empty words. Just like empty calories have the form of food but offer […]

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“What the Young Man Should Know” From Harper’s Magazine 1933

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: An AoM reader recently wrote me a letter recommending I look up this old essay, which originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine in March 1933. I did so, and was delighted by what I found. In the piece, Robert Littell takes on a classic genre: the listing of those skills every man should know. […]

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Outfitted & Equipped: The Casual Office

by Brett & Kate McKay

This post is brought to you by Levi’s®. Explore the collection at Levi.comWhat’s this? What to wear and carry for a casual day at the office.

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Manly Honor: Part I — What Is Honor?

by Brett

Across cultures and time, honor and manliness have been inextricably tied together. In many cases, they were synonymous. Honor lost was manhood lost. Because honor was such a central aspect of a man’s masculine identity, men would go to great lengths to win honor and prevent its loss. If we take even a cursory look at history, […]

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