March 2013

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How and Why to Become a Lifelong Learner

by Brett & Kate McKay

  For the first twenty-two years or so of our lives, our main “job” is learning. The bulk of our time is spent in classrooms acquiring new knowledge. And then, once we graduate, we feel like the education phase of our lives is done and now it’s time to go out into the world. Have […]

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Manvotional: Fighting

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s Note: This week’s post on thumos brought to mind this Manvotional. Tom Brown’s School Days was a popular nineteenth-century novel that followed eleven-year-old Tom Brown, as he adjusted to life at a public boarding school for boys and learned how to become a young gentleman. The following excerpt introduces an account of Tom’s only […]

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How Not to Become Your Absentee Father

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Andy Harrelson. In 1969, then governor of California, Ronald Reagan, signed into law the country’s first no-fault divorce bill. Many other states quickly followed his example. Whether his signing the bill was the cause of the skyrocketing divorce rates that were to come in the next decades […]

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: March 15, 2013

by Brett & Kate McKay

The winner of last week’s giveaway was: Jonathan Kennedy of Urbandale, IA. Jonathan selected one of those handsome Tsovet watches — which retail for $450. Whoo-wee! My Picks This Week Huckberry’s got some nice things this week for the gent who wants to look dapper. First up are some nail clippers with greatly updated form, […]

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Don Draper Judo: Unarmed Self-Defense from the Mad Men Era

by Brett & Kate McKay

As I was browsing through some old magazines the other day, I came across a fantastic issue of Popular Science from 1962 that contained a feature on unarmed self-defense. The article was adapted from a book entitled Modern Judo and Self-Defense by Harry Ewen, a “police judo” expert. The best part of the multi-page article are the […]

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Outfitted & Equipped: Sunny Spring Patio Happy Hour

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This gallery is curated by Joe Weber from Dappered.com. I’ve been getting lots of requests from companies to sponsor an edition of Outfitted and Equipped lately (no, this one isn’t sponsored — the sponsor wanted me to remove the valet at the last minute for not being cool enough, and I wouldn’t do […]

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Skip the Take-Out: Quick Southern Comfort Recipes

by Matt Moore

These days, it seems that my life never gets any less busy. Just when I think I’m on top of things, another project or opportunity comes along that puts me right back behind the eight ball. I imagine most of you can relate. Between work, relationships, significant others, kids, (insert your own craziness) – life […]

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What You Need for Working in the Park

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 every once in awhile and share it here on AoM for those who might want to check it out. This time around I decided to mix it up and […]

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How to Create a Barbershop Hot Towel at Home

by Brett

One of the best parts of a barbershop straight razor shave are the copious amounts of hot towels the barber presses on your face. It’s so stinking relaxing. There’s also a practical reason for this classic ritual: the heat from the towel softens up your beard so the barber can give you a nice, close, […]

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Got Thumos?

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last week we explored Plato’s allegory of the chariot, which the ancient philosopher used to explain the tripartite nature of the soul or psyche. In the allegory, a chariot (representing the soul) is pulled by a rebellious dark horse (symbolizing man’s appetites) and a spirited white horse (symbolizing thumos). The charioteer, or Reason, is tasked […]

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Art of Manliness T-Shirts Spring Cleaning Sale: 50% Off on All T-shirts

by Brett & Kate McKay

Tankfarm Clothing is having a spring cleaning sale on all Art of Manliness T-shirts. You have until Friday, March 15, 2013 to get an official AoM T-shirt at 50% off. That’s right. T-shirts are just $9.75 (plus shipping). Choose from 13 different shirt styles. Many of these designs won’t be coming back (we’re introducing some new ones), […]

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Upgrade the Humble Bologna Sandwich + AoM Month of Sandwiches Group Project

by Brett

Men and sandwiches have always gone together. Sandwiches originally started out as a food enjoyed by men who wanted something convenient to fuel their nights of drinking and gaming. The food famously got its name from John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, who, in order to keep his hands from getting greasy while munching on […]

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: March 8, 2013

by Brett & Kate McKay

The winner of last week’s giveaway was: Davy C. from Arcadia, CA. Davy selected the Waxed Canvas Rucksack from Archival Clothing. Definitely the pick of the litter last week in my opinion! My Picks This Week Well if you like rock climbing, this is definitely the week for you! Huckberry’s got a special climbing edition […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast #42: Level Up Your Life With Nerd Fitness & Steve Kamb

by Brett

Welcome back to another episode of the Art of Manliness podcast! In this edition we talk to the founder and owner of one of my favorite websites, Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness. If you haven’t been to Nerd Fitness yet, go check it out today. Steve writes incredibly useful and inspiring content on how to improve every […]

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Man Knowledge: A History of Man-Eaters

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ty Karnitz. What separates man from beast? It is a question I’ve heard answered a dozen ways: religion, tool-making, empathy, agriculture, self-awareness. The real answer is much simpler. The only thing that separates man from beast is a wall. And that only works most of the time. […]

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How to End a Conversation

by Brett & Kate McKay

We’ve done several articles on the Art of Manliness covering the wonderful art of conversation, from its dos and donts, to how to make small talk, to avoiding the dreaded plague of conversational narcissism. A comment each of those posts invariably received was, “This is great. But, uh, how do you end a conversation?” I […]

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Toolmanship: Your Complete Guide to Wrenches

by Brett

It’s been three years since the last post, but welcome back to our Toolmanship series! The goal of this series is to teach the very basics of tool use to those men who never got around to learning how to be handy when they were growing up. In this edition, we turn our attention to […]

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What Is a Man? The Allegory of the Chariot

by Brett & Kate McKay

What is a man? What sort of man should I be? What does it mean to live a good life? What is the best way to live and how do I attain excellence? What should I aim for, and what training and practices must I do to achieve those aims? Such questions have been asked […]

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: March 1, 2013

by Brett & Kate McKay

The winner of last week’s giveaway was: Grant Haynes from Los Angeles. Grant will be receiving a Field Scout Storm Trooper Jacket. Congratulations, Grant! Enjoy that jacket. My Picks This Week Lots of great stuff in the Huckberry Store this week! My favorites include the handsome waxed canvas rucksack from Archival Clothing, Southern-inspired art prints […]

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