October 2013

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60+ Family Tradition Ideas

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last week we published an article that discussed why and how to establish family traditions. Traditions offer numerous benefits: they strengthen your family’s bonds, enrich the life you share together, contribute to your children’s well-being, and create lasting memories. For this reason, they form one of the three pillars of family culture. Today we offer […]

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Outfitted and Equipped: Weekend Road Trip

by Brett & Kate McKay


This post is brought to you by Timberland. What to wear and bring on a weekend roadtrip with your buds.

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Every Man Should Carry a Torch: A Primer on Flashlights

by Jeremy Anderberg

From helping you find your way back to your campsite, to allowing you to find a missing widget under the bed, to providing illumination when the lights go out, to warding off a would-be attacker, there are few tools as handy and essential as the flashlight. And there are few tools that elicit as much […]

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Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #51: The Defining Decade With Dr. Meg Jay

by Brett

In today’s episode I talk to Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist and author of the Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now. Dr. Jay’s book has inspired several posts on AoM in the past year, including: Want to Feel Like a Man? Then Act Like One, Good News! […]

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How to Walk Like a Ninja: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

With Halloween just around the corner, there’s no better time to learn how to walk silently through the night like a ninja. It’s an incredibly useful skill, allowing you not only to stealthily assassinate your archenemy, but also steal cookies from coworkers, check to see if toddlers are still sleeping without waking them, or sneak […]

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: October 11, 2013

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last week’s winner was Ed D. from Denham Springs, Louisiana. He chose Bill’s Khakis Original Twill. Perfect choice for fall/winter. My Picks This Week As a fan of minimal footwear for working out, I’m intrigued by the shoes from Skora. From the Fall Essentials, I’d like to grab a classic Stanley thermos. And I’d also […]

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How Not to Make Your Parents’ Money Mistakes

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Rose. I work as a financial planner, a money blogger, and a personal finance writer. But by all rights, I should not have the career and financial stability that I do. That’s because my parents were bad role models when it came to teaching me how […]

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Creating a Positive Family Culture: The Importance of Establishing Family Traditions

by Brett & Kate McKay

Here’s a bit of trivia about me: My great-great-grandmother on my dad’s side was a full-blooded Mexicana. For whatever reason, this trace of Mexican blood manifested itself quite strongly in me – more so than in my other family members – and I credit my swarthy skin, thick black mane, and Pancho Villa-like mustache to […]

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Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape: An Incredibly Handy Home Maintenance Checklist

by Jeremy Anderberg

Update: One of our commenters, Brandon Beeson, was kind enough to put this into a Google Doc as a checklist. Click here to access that document. Feel free to print and use as needed! Thanks Brandon! When buying a home, most people probably first think of the financial responsibility. Don’t let yourself forget, however, about […]

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What They Left and What They Kept: What an Antarctic Expedition Can Teach You About What’s Truly Valuable

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Do you hear that? We’ll none of us get back to our homes again.” Tom McLeod, member of the 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, stood anxiously on the deck of the Endurance. He looked out on a nearby ice floe where ten Emperor penguins stood wailing a mournful cry. None of the ship’s twenty-eight member crew […]

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Manvotional: There Is Always a Time for Heroism

by Brett & Kate McKay

“There Is Always a Time for Heroism” By GR Jordan From The Emerging Revival, 1946 Once Wendell Phillips and a young friend were sitting by the fire. It was a memorable evening. Recollections had flushed the cheeks of the veteran campaigner. Memories of former heroic days had loosened his tongue. He had completely lost himself […]

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How to Turn Your Garage Into a Home Gym

by A Manly Guest Contributor


This post is sponsored by Ram Trucks. Do you have a garage in need of an overhaul? Enter here for your chance at being one of three lucky winners. What’s this? How to turn your garage into a blacksmith and woodworking shop.

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: October 4, 2013

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last week’s winner was: Michael from Santa Paula, CA. He chose the Oxblood James Boot from Broken Homme. My Picks This Week  You’re in for a treat this week with Huckberry’s apparel and gear warehouse sales. Their small warehouse is getting too crowded, so they’re practically giving away some of the best products from the […]

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You May Be Strong . . . But Are You Tough?

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Khaled Allen. As a little boy, I was scrawny, weak, and prone to illness (much like a certain former president). For a long time, I thought I was just doomed to be pathetic, until my dad took me canoeing. In the mucky, hot, poorly maintained trails […]

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How to Be a Gentleman Scholar: Classroom Etiquette for the College Man

by Brett & Kate McKay

“They attend classes but make no effort to learn anything.” -Alvarus Pelagius College students often get a lot of flack these days — with seemingly everyone and their grandma saying that this generation of students is lazy, entitled, and disrespectful. Yet, such criticism has in truth been leveled at young scholars pretty much since the […]

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