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How and When to Tuck in Your Shirt

by Antonio

Why talk about something so basic? Is there really a need to teach men something most of us have been doing since we were 5? Well, yes actually. Just look around. How many men do you see sporting a billowy, unkempt-looking shirt? Or what about that guy giving a presentation who unconsciously re-tucked his shirt […]

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Art of Manliness Podcast #63: Spartan Up With Joe DeSena

by Brett

Editor’s Note: We’re switching podcast hosts from Podbean to SoundCloud. If you’ve subscribed to our podcast with our Podbean RSS, you’ll want to update your player to our new podcast RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/artofmanlinesspodcast. If you’ve subscribed to our podcast through iTunes or Stitcher you shouldn’t have to make any updates. If you run into any problems, please let me know […]

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How to Iron a Dress Shirt [VIDEO]

by Brett

Your video guide to ironing a dress shirt properly. For a detailed text guide, read our post on how to iron a dress shirt. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new videos as soon as they’re posted. If you’re viewing this in your email, click this link to watch the video. Edited by Jordan Crowder

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: April 11, 2014

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last week’s winner was: Ben C. from Detroit, MI. Ben chose a map of New York City from Future Maps. My Picks This Week If you’re looking for a durable fabric bag, there’s simply no better choice than Filson. This bad boy can get you through any adventure you could find yourself in. The stripped-down, […]

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Supplements to Boost Your Brain: A Primer on Nootropics

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Mans Denton.  For all the discussion about health and fitness, the primary driver of the human organism is often left out: the brain. Since the 1950s, neuroscience has made discoveries that we can use to improve our memory, focus, alertness, and general cognitive abilities. The application of […]

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How to Perform a Muscle-Up: An Illustrated Guide

by AoM Team

During this Rings 101 week, we’ve covered the basics of equipment, how to grip the rings, and a beginner’s workout to get you started with using the rings to build strength and fitness. As you gain more skill and confidence on the rings, one likely goal you’ll start aiming for is successfully performing the muscle-up. […]

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The Libraries of Great Men: Frederick Douglass

by Jeremy Anderberg

Welcome back to our series on the libraries of great men. The eminent men of history were often voracious readers and their own philosophy represents a distillation of all the great works they fed into their minds. This series seeks to trace the stream of their thinking back to the source. For, as David Leach, […]

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Gymnastic Rings 101: A Beginner’s Routine & FAQs

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest series from Ryan Hurst.  Welcome to day three of our series on using gymnastic rings as part of your exercise routine. On Monday, we covered why to get into rings and offered tips on which rings to get and where to hang them; on Tuesday, we covered how to grip […]

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Creating a Positive Family Culture: How to Get the Most Out of Family Dinners

by Brett & Kate McKay

In his farewell address to the nation, President Ronald Reagan declared, “All great change in America begins at the dinner table. So tomorrow night in the kitchen, I hope the talking begins.” Reagan was a great champion of the power of family dinners, but a commitment to this tradition crosses partisan lines. President Obama has […]

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What Is the Core of Masculinity?

by Brett

We’ve covered the 3 P’s of Manhood (protect, procreate, and provide), and we’ve distilled them down to the fundamentals — the ancient, nearly universal standards of manhood that have existed around the world for thousands of years. But in studying them, one can’t help but notice that their requirements are not exclusively manly. Haven’t women […]

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How to Make Small Talk With Strangers [VIDEO]

by Brett & Kate McKay

Your video tutorial on making small talk with anybody, anywhere. Click here for a more detailed and incredibly useful article on the subject. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new videos as soon as they’re posted. If you’re viewing this in your email, click this link to watch the video. Filmed and Directed by Jordan Crowder […]

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Art of Manliness Podcast #62: Play It Away with Charlie Hoehn

by Brett

Editor’s Note: We’re switching podcast hosts from Podbean to SoundCloud. If you’ve subscribed to our podcast with our Podbean RSS, you’ll want to update your player to our new podcast RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/artofmanlinesspodcast. If you’ve subscribed to our podcast through iTunes or Stitcher you shouldn’t have to make any updates. If you run into any problems, please […]

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: April 4, 2014

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last week’s winner from the women’s shop was Derek from Brighton, CO. He chose the Eye Dazzler Collar for his lucky lady. From the general giveaway, Bill from Charlotte, NC chose the Architect’s Wallet. My Picks This Week With an entire watch shop, it can be hard to pick the right one for your wrist. […]

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4 Manly Lessons from the Minor Leagues

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Vance Albitz, AAA Infielder, St. Louis Cardinals. Take away the high salaries of the major league ballplayers and the sold-out crowds that watch them play, and it’s no wonder why many people say that the true passion for baseball lives in the Minor Leagues. Now, go talk […]

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Know Your Lifts: The Power Jerk & Split Jerk

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Know Your Lifts” is an illustrated guide series that shows how to perform basic weightlifting exercises. Check out our previous guides on the High-Bar Back Squat, Deadlift,  Shoulder Press, and Clean. (They’re all available as posters in our store as well.) In today’s edition we take a look at another Olympic-style lift that’s become popular among average […]

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There’s Someone I’d Like You to Meet…How To Use Introductions to Strengthen Weak Ties and Advance Your Career

by John Corcoran

Have you ever been the beneficiary of an introduction that changed your life? Maybe you got a new job because someone introduced you to the owner of a business. Or maybe you got a mentor, or a new client/customer that resulted in thousands of dollars in revenue to your own company. If you have benefited […]

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AoM Book Club April 2014: Cannery Row

by Jeremy Anderberg

In the pantheon of manly American writers, John Steinbeck holds a prominent place. While The Grapes of Wrath gets most the attention, he has several smaller works that are worth discussing. One of those, Cannery Row, is AoM’s book club selection for April. Published in 1945, it is set during the Great Depression in Monterey, […]

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Hydration for the Apocalypse: How to Store Water for Long-Term Emergencies

by Brett & Kate McKay

A big storm and earthquake hits your town. It’s a certifiable quakenado. Your house is spared structural damage, but the power and water are out. According to news reports, the grid is down in your area and several water mains are broken. Conservative estimates are that it will take crews at least a week to […]

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The 3 P’s of Manhood: A Review

by Brett

Are men everywhere alike in their concern (and desire) for being manly? Is the concept of manliness meaningless and entirely culturally relative? For the last several weeks we have been exploring the answers to these questions by discussing the findings contained in Dr. David D. Gilmore’s Manhood in the Making. Twenty years ago, Gilmore set […]

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