January 2014

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How to Shave With a Straight Razor [VIDEO]

by Brett

You’ve been shaving like your grandpa with a safety razor; now it’s time to try out the method your great-grandpa used — shaving with a straight razor. Here’s how to put a blade to your neck without it becoming a fatal ritual.  Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Video by Jordan Crowder

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: January 31, 2014

by Brett and Kate McKay

Last week’s winner was Matthew from Denton, TX, and he chose the very handsome Ernest Alexander Bedford Overnight bag. My Picks This Week  It seems like every week the offerings from Huckberry just keep getting better and better. GORUCK has introduced a line of ultra-durable gym bags that are as rugged as their famous and […]

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Your Concentration Training Program: 11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention

by Brett & Kate McKay

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without being distracted, but in fact is comprised of several different elements that must be effectively managed. But this doesn’t mean that single-minded focus is not of paramount importance. Yesterday […]

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Recipes and Cooking Tips That Will Change the Way You Feel About Venison

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Stacy Harris. With deer hunting season drawing to a close this month, you’ve likely been packing up cuts of the bounteous game you’ve bagged and putting them in the freezer…placing them right on top of the venison from last year you socked away and still haven’t eaten. […]

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Become the Supreme Commander of Your Mind: How to Effectively Manage Your Attention

by Brett & Kate McKay

In our last post we provided a big picture overview of what attention is and how it works. We explored the fact that while many people only think of attention in terms of the ability to focus on a single task, there are in fact several different types, each with their distinctive benefits and drawbacks. […]

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Influence, Persuasion, and Personal Presentation: Why and How to Look Your Best When Interacting with Others

by Antonio

Are you intentionally making mistakes at work to make yourself look incompetent? Are you purposely sabotaging your presentations? Are you setting yourself up for failure as an instructor? Hopefully, the answer is no. Yet the vast majority of men I see who want to be influential fail to master the three tips I’ll share today. But […]

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The Nature and Power of Ritual Series Conclusion: On Ritual Resistance

by Brett & Kate McKay

Ritual is one of the oldest and most universal forms of human expression in the world. Over the last couple of months, we have explained the reasons for its persistence and ubiquity by detailing its many and varied benefits, including the ability to carve out pockets of the sacred in a profane world, solidify bonds, […]

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The Power of Ritual: The Rocket Booster of Personal Change, Transformation, and Progress

by Brett & Kate McKay

Welcome back to our series on the nature and power of ritual. So far, we have talked about ritual’s ability to carve out pockets of the sacred in an otherwise profane world, as well as the way it can create group identity and solidify bonds between people by building shared worlds of possibilities between them. […]

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AoM Book Club February 2014: Frankenstein

by Jeremy Anderberg

After diving into the world of modern masculinity in January, we’re next going to dig into a young woman’s take on humanity and horror written nearly 200 years ago. Mary Shelley was just 21 when Frankenstein was first published in 1818, and the book is widely regarded as the first popular science fiction/horror novel. This […]

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How to Throw a Dynamite Straight Punch: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett

The straight punch (also called the cross) is an effective blow to deal a fighting opponent. John L. Sullivan is on deck today to show you how to deliver this punch with dynamite power. Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: January 24, 2014

by Brett & Kate McKay

After a long rest after the busy holiday season, Huckberry is back in full swing, once again stocking the store with all kinds of incredibly cool and useful items! My Picks This Week Topping my list this week are Epic Bars, which are protein bars made out of that most basic of proteins — meat. […]

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How to Turn a Book Into a Handsome Clock

by Jeremy Anderberg

From pocket watches to grandfather clocks, men have long held a fascination with keeping time in stylish and classic ways. What better way to do so than turning a handsome hardcover book into a working clock? This project is similar to what Brett did a couple years back with turning a hardcover book into a […]

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So You Want My Job: Tree Climber

by AoM Team

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Every little kid wants to climb trees — it’s just built into us that where […]

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John Boyd’s Roll Call: Do You Want to Be Someone or Do Something?

by Brett & Kate McKay

According to his biographer, Robert Coram, John Boyd made “more contributions to fighter tactics, aircraft design, and the theory of air combat than any man in Air Force history.” As a fighter pilot, he was undefeated and earned the nickname “40-Second Boyd” for his ability to win any dogfight in under a minute. Unmatched in […]

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Watch Out for that Snowbank! How to Recover from 5 Types of Skids

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Wyatt Knox from Team O’Neil Rally School. With winter comes a whole new range of driving hazards — darkness sets in much earlier, wind and snow reduce visibility, and ice makes roads slippery and treacherous. Annually, there are over 100,000 injuries that occur from car accidents on […]

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Attention, Please! What Every Man Ought to Know About Focus

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Pay attention!” “If you just focused more, you’d be more successful!” We’ve all probably heard these kinds of admonishments from a teacher or a parent. And most of us probably castigate ourselves on a daily basis for our inability to concentrate on the task at hand. It seems in our distracted world of texts, tweets, […]

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Testing Out: How to “Moneyball” Your Way to a Debt-Free College Degree

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jay Cross. I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with the ancient “college savings tips” so-called experts keep force-feeding us: “Fill out the FAFSA before senior year to maximize aid eligibility!” “Buy used textbooks, you’ll save hundreds!” “Apply for scholarships. Try FastWeb.com!” If you follow […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #56: The Paleo Manifesto with John Durant

by Brett

In today’s episode we talk to John Durant, author of The Paleo Manifesto, about how looking at our ancestral past can help us achieve optimal health both physically and mentally. Show Highlights: Why it’s important to not just look at the Paleolithic Era to inform our health How religious sanitation laws were an adaptation to […]

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Don’t Sweat It: 8 Strategies for Meeting and Connecting with VIPs

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from John Corcoran. Imagine for a second that you’re in an elevator. The doors have just opened and the CEO of your large multi-national company steps in. It’s just you and him. One of you flies in his own plane…the other brings his own sack lunch to work. […]

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