June 2013

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Manvotional: A Little Fellow Follows Me

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s Note: In honor of Father’s Day, I wanted to share an anonymously-penned poem that’s hung in my parents’ home for as long as I can remember. I never gave it much thought as a kid, but since becoming a dad, it’s become one of my favorite poems. It’s a simple, gentle reminder to always […]

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Shave and a Haircut: Razorbacks Barbershop [VIDEO]

by Brett

In what I hope will be the beginning of new video series, I pay a visit to Razorbacks Barbershop in Long Beach, CA to get a shave and a haircut and talk to the owners Pedro and Scotty about barbering and their line of pomades and shave soaps, Imperial Barber Products (it’s what I use!). […]

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New Art of Manliness Store (Plus New T-shirts & Posters)

by Brett & Kate McKay

For years now we’ve had an online store that sold different Art of Manliness themed products like t-shirts, posters, and stationery. But there were a few problems. First, the shopping experience in the AoM Store was a pain in the butt. If you wanted an AoM t-shirt, you had to go to the Tankfarm site; […]

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Hurts So Good: A Beginner’s Guide Self-Myofascial/Trigger Point Release

by Brett & Kate McKay

This post is brought to you by Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.
What’s this? Who knew a piece of foam could be so painful?

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How to Grout Tile

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ethan Hagan at One Project Closer. Grouting tile joints is one of the last steps for installing a tile floor, and if done properly, grout gives the floor a cohesive, finished look. To demonstrate the proper way to apply grout, I’ve partnered with Jim and Rich from Diamond […]

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Outfitted & Equipped: Summer Day Hike

by Brett

This post is sponsored by Best Buy. Find all the tools to capture, save and share life’s moments.
What’s this? What to wear and bring on a summer hike.

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How to Skip a Stone: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Skipping a stone is a fun way to wile away the time on a camping trip or picnic. It’s something every uncle and dad should know how to teach and pass on to the kiddos. If you never learned how, here’s your tutorial. Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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The Yanomamö and the Origins of Male Honor

by Brett & Kate McKay

In 1964, anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon arrived in an almost entirely unexplored region of the Amazon Basin to spend a year studying the Yanomamö: one of the last large, isolated, and virtually uncontacted tribes in the world. Over the next 35 years, Chagnon returned to this area on the border between Venezuela and Brazil 25 times […]

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How to Give a Manly Handshake [VIDEO]

by Brett & Kate McKay

It’s time for another installment of AoM Instructional Videos. In this edition, Bill learns how to shake hands like a man. For more info on shaking hands, make sure to check out our illustrated guide to giving a manly handshake. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Video by Jordan Crowder

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Art of Manliness Podcast #47: Saving the Family Farm with Forrest Pritchard (+ Book Giveaway)

by Brett

Welcome back to another edition of the Art of Manliness Podcast! In today’s podcast we talk to Forrest Pritchard, farmer at Smith Meadows Farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He’s recently published a book entitled Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm. An enjoyable read — made me […]

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How to Perform 4 Kettlebell Exercises: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

This post is brought to you by Onnit. Check out Onnit’s line of supplements and fitness gear including the Onnit Primalbell, a 36-pound kettlebell in the shape of an angry monkey head. An illustrated guide to 4 basic kettlebell swings.

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9 Rules for Starting Your Own Farm

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Forrest Pritchard, farmer and author of Gaining Ground. You’ve dreamed of becoming a farmer, growing food not just for yourself but for your greater community. You yearn to work with the soil, and are prepared for a life of physical toil, intellectual challenges, and uncertain finances. All that’s […]

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The 17 Best Western Movies

by Brett & Kate McKay

Few figures in history have had as powerful an impact on American masculinity as the cowboy. For over a century, the cowboy has — for better or for worse — been a standard of rugged individualism and stoic bravery for the American male. While the mythologization of the American cowboy began all the way back in the […]

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Last Day to Enter the Huckberry x Art of Manliness Father’s Day Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

Today, Tuesday, June 4th, is the last day to enter our giveaway from the Huckberry x Art of Manliness Father’s Day Gift Shop. Dad’s Day is just under two weeks away, and you certainly don’t want to forget or be tardy. Consider this your friendly reminder. We’ve already had one winner from last week, and […]

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How to Wrestle with a Difficult Decision: Advice from Sergeant Alvin C. York

by Brett & Kate McKay

Corporal Alvin C. York silently led his squad of men through the thick underbrush and dense fog of the Argonne Forest early the morning of October 8, 1918. His regiment had been tasked with charging down Hill 223 and making their way across an open plain towards the Decauville Railroad. Their mission was to cut […]

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