February 2014

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Krav Maga Technique of the Month: Defending a Straight Stab

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from krav maga expert David Kahn’s book Krav Maga Weapon Defenses. Welcome back to another installment of the Krav Maga Technique of the Month. If you haven’t already, please read our Primer on Krav Maga for the basics and background of this highly effective Israeli combat and self-defense system. Also, read our previous installments: Overhand Direct […]

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A Crash Course in Jazz Appreciation

by Brett & Kate McKay

Jazz. It’s the music that many men say they like, but don’t actually know anything about. Which is a shame for a whole host of reasons. For starters, jazz has had a major influence on most popular music genres in the 20th century — rock, hip-hop, Latin…the list goes on and on. Having an understanding […]

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Announcing a New Book! Heading Out On Your Own: 31 Basic Life Skills in 31 Days

by Brett & Kate McKay

When I graduated from high school and left home to become a freshman at the University of Oklahoma, I had never done a single load of my own laundry. I had never cleaned my own bathroom. I had never cooked for myself, unless plates of nachos count. I was a typical middle-class kid from the […]

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Lessons in Unmanliness from Victor Frankenstein

by Jeremy Anderberg

Victor Frankenstein does not get much attention in popular culture. It is Frankenstein’s creation – a nameless monster (often mistakenly called Frankenstein) – in all his green, bumbling glory that attracts the attention and the horrified screams of people worldwide. To the contrary of how film directors and producers have portrayed Frankenstein’s monster, Mary Shelley […]

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How to Make the Perfect Meatball

by Matt Moore

“Utah! Get me TWO!” That iconic quote from the cult classic film Point Break reiterates the fact that you can never stop with just one meatball. Savory, hearty, and oozing with goodness in every bite, a great meatball is no doubt one of my favorite culinary creations. Unfortunately, finding a great meatball these days is […]

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The 3 P’s of Manhood: Protect

by Brett

 “Manhood is the social barrier that societies must erect against entropy, human enemies, the forces of nature, time, and all the human weaknesses that endanger group life.” -David D. Gilmore There is much discussion these days about manhood and the future of men. Sometimes I will see people try to stop one of these conversations before […]

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Manvotional: Jack London on Life That Lives

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: The excerpt below is taken from the beginning of the preface to Jack London’s book, The Cruise of the Snark, a non-fiction work which detailed he and his wife Charmian’s attempt to sail around the world in 1907. From The Cruise of the Snark, 1911 By Jack London It began in the swimming […]

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Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #58: Flow and The Rise of Superman with Steven Kotler

by Brett

In this episode of the AoM podcast, I talk to science journalist Steven Kotler about his new book The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance. In his book, Steven takes a look at the world of extreme athletes and discovers that these so-called adrenaline junkies are truly pushing the boundaries of […]

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Tie Tips: A Visual Guide

by Brett and Kate McKay

Cravatology 101 can be an in-depth course, with lessons on picking the right tie for the occasion, matching its color and print to your attire, and learning to tie different knots. Before you master those details though, make sure you know these handy tips for wearing a necktie with style. This visual guide will make them easy […]

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How to Make a Drinking Glass From a Bottle

by Jeremy Anderberg

I’ve often admired the artwork on beer bottles, liquor bottles, even craft soda bottles. And I’ve often wondered how to capture some of this artwork in a way that doesn’t involve simply collecting the bottles. When I stumbled across a shop in Vegas that sold beer and wine bottle drinking glasses, I knew I found […]

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6 Reasons You Should Own a Survival Bow & Arrow

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com. I am a big fan of the bow and arrow for a variety of reasons, and I personally think that anyone who has an interest in primitive survival skills or modern urban survival should seriously consider purchasing a good bow and arrow and become […]

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Creating a Positive Family Culture: How to Plan and Lead a Weekly Family Meeting

by Brett & Kate McKay

Does your family life seem chaotic? Are you worried that your children aren’t learning and incorporating the values that are important to you and your wife? Do you feel like your family is just a bunch of strangers who happen to live in the same house and share the same last name? Well today we’re […]

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: February 14, 2014

by Brett and Kate McKay

Last week’s winner was Chyler who chose the GORUCK GR1 Rucksack. I’m not sure where Chyler is from because he hasn’t responded yet. Check your inbox Chyler! My Picks This Week This week I’m featuring Huckberry’s winter clearance stores, as these end-of-season sales are always some of my favorite things to look through; I enjoy […]

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May I See You Home? 19th Century Calling Cards Guaranteed to Score You a Date

by Brett and Kate McKay

In the 19th century, gentlemen used calling cards to formally introduce themselves to new acquaintances and to call upon friends and relatives in a dignified way. But there was another type of card used when a gentleman wanted to get the ball rolling with a lovely lady in a more casual way: the acquaintance card. […]

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One App to Rule Them All: 30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life

by Jeremy Anderberg

Update: This article is NOT a sponsored post. We received absolutely nothing from Evernote in exchange for this post and have never communicated with anyone at Evernote. Even though we put this disclaimer below as well, we thought we’d put it up here too because some folks missed it and claimed this recommendation was paid for. […]

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Unleash Your Inner Wolverine: How to Develop Superhuman Healing Power

by Brett

Editor’s note: This article was a collaboration between Brett McKay and Chad Howse. What man doesn’t want to be Wolverine? He’s super strong, sports awesome sideburns, and has retractable mother-freaking adamantium claws in his hands. While he’s famous for his beastly claws and manly sideburns, Wolverine’s primary mutant power is his accelerated “healing factor.” His […]

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Always Treat Your Girlfriend Right: A WWII Case Study

by Marcus Brotherton

Sid Phillips, age 18, and his company of Marines had been living on maggot-filled rice for months. Enemy soldiers had destroyed supply lines at the start of the Guadalcanal campaign. Back then Sid had stood 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighed 175 pounds. Toward the end of the campaign in December 1942, Sid weighed […]

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How to Support and Follow the Art of Manliness

by AoM Team

Are you someone who visits the Art of Manliness multiple times a day, checking to see if we’ve published anything new? Do you appreciate the free, top-notch content the Art of Manliness offers and wonder what you can do to help support the site? Well then, this post is for you! We thought it would […]

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Manvotional: Seneca on the Value of “Obvious” Advice

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: Our recent posts on the simple power of aphorisms and the need to direct your attention towards that which matters most brought to my mind these excerpts from the writings of Seneca. In them, the ancient Stoic philosopher answers the question of why we should continue to study things we already know and […]

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