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Tru-isms from Dad: The Char-Broil Quantum Infrared Grill Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

Maybe your dad is like mine. He’s never been much for sitting me down for a formal meeting in order to dispense fatherly advice. Instead, he dishes it out in bits and pieces whenever the moment is right. I’ve racked up a catalog of these little tru-isms my dad has shared with me over the […]

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How to Transform Your Garage Into a Barbershop

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Australian AoM reader, Aaron Round, who built a barbershop in his garage and shared the results with us. Thanks a lot Aaron–I tip my hat to your imagination and initiative! So you want to be a barber? But you don’t have enough scratch to pay for barbering […]

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How Advertising Works on the Art of Manliness

by Brett & Kate McKay

From time to time we get questions/concerns about how advertising works on the Art of Manliness, so we thought we’d take a minute to explain the hows and whys of our advertising policies in a question and answer format. Q. Why does your site have advertisements on it at all? Shouldn’t AoM just come from […]

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The Hero Training Workouts: Putting It All Together

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. For the last couple of months, Chad has given Art of Manliness readers a workout based on building the strength and fitness needed to tackle a heroic task. Even if you never have to step in to save the day, it’s just been a great way […]

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Classical Rhetoric 101: Logical Fallacies

by Brett & Kate McKay

I hope you’ve enjoyed our series on classical rhetoric. Today, for our final entry in the series, we will be discussing logical fallacies. This is a pretty important topic. Much of our debating has moved out of the public square and onto the internet. And if you spend anytime reading those online debates, you’ve probably […]

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Classical Rhetoric 101: The Five Canons of Rhetoric – Delivery

by Brett & Kate McKay

Welcome back to our series on Classical Rhetoric. Today we’re continuing our five-part segment on the Five Canons of Rhetoric. So far we’ve covered the canons of invention, arrangement, style, and memory. Today we’ll be covering the last canon: delivery. What Is Delivery? Like the canon of style, the canon of delivery is concerned with how something is said. While […]

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Your Signature Dish: Wüsthof Classic Ikon Chef Knife Set Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

In his post about the kitchen knives every man should own, Matt Moore recommended Wusthof knives for all your kitchen cutlery needs. The folks at Wusthof saw the article and offered to give away a set of their classic Ikon chef knives to one lucky AoM reader. I love giving stuff away on AoM, especially […]

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How Shifty Powers Regained Confidence, and How You Can, Too

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Photo courtesy of the Powers family. Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Marcus Brotherton, the author of 3 books about the legendary men of WWII’s Easy Company, including the newly released Shifty’s War. Confidence can be a sneaky thing, playing hide and seek throughout life. No, it’s not something we’re born with and never […]

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Kitchen Fundamentals: Basic Knife Skills

by Matt Moore

1 Onion, diced 2 Tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 Jalapeno, finely diced 2 Cloves Garlic, minced As someone who writes recipes for a living, it’s my job to make cooking easy and enjoyable for others. I suppose my “job satisfaction” comes when people tell me that a recipe of mine turned out to be one of […]

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Classical Rhetoric 101: The Five Canons of Rhetoric – Memory

by Brett & Kate McKay

Welcome back to our series on Classical Rhetoric. Today we’re continuing our five-part segment on the Five Canons of Rhetoric. So far we’ve covered the canons of invention, arrangement, and style. Today we’ll be covering the canon of memory. The Three Elements of the Canon of Memory 1. Memorizing one’s speech. Anciently, almost all rhetorical communication was done […]

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The Art of Winemaking: Part I

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Matthew Nagy. Matthew has worked as a vintage winemaker in California, New York, and New Zealand. Let’s face it. Wine rarely conjures up the same aura of manliness that a good scotch or a great stout does. But many of the eminent men of history have enjoyed and […]

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Temple Bags Laptop Briefcase Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

For a long time, if a man wanted to buy himself a handsome laptop bag, his choices were pretty limited. Boring, black nylon Dilbert-esque bags dominated the market. They seemed designed to make you depressed about your job before you even got to work. Thankfully, several entrepreneurial men have stepped in to fill the need […]

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Famous Men and Their Motorcycles

by Brett & Kate McKay

Few things have captured the passion, the sometimes obsession, of men like the motorcycle. There’s no mystery as to why this is. Motorcycles represent a peculiar combination of several manly elements: danger, speed, singular focus, solitude, mechanics, noise, and physical skill. Many famous men were motorcycle enthusiasts; they combined their passion for things like acting, […]

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Winners of the Spring 2011 Shoe Shine Saturday Photo Contest

by Brett & Kate McKay

A couple of weeks ago we held a contest on the site called Shoe Shine Saturday. Readers submitted photos of their best shoe shine, and the pictures were judged by the quality of the shoe shine and the creativity of the photo. We received over 270 awesome and very manly submissions. The Art of Manliness […]

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Baking in the Wild: How to Make Bannock Bread

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Darren Bush. Unless you’ve spent a lot of time in the woods on longer trips, you’re probably unfamiliar with bannock.  Bannock is a Gaelic-rooted word that comes from the Latin panecium, which means baked things. Add a thousand years of passing the word from Hadrian’s soldiers to […]

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5 Tech-Related Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin

by Brett & Kate McKay

A couple of months ago we did a post on 22 Manly Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin. That post concentrated on more “classic”  DIY projects, like turning an Altoids tin into a survival kit. But there are also some tech-related things you can make with an Altoids tin. So for my last guest column […]

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Reminder: Shoe Shine Saturday Is Tomorrow!

by Brett & Kate McKay

Just a friendly reminder that our Shoe Shine Saturday Photo Contest sponsored by KIWI Shoe Care ends tomorrow. Up for grabs is the Ultimate Shoe Shine Kit from KIWI and a pair of Allen Edmonds shoes of your choice, valued up to $350. I have to say, I’m jealous of the man who wins. I’ve […]

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Bringing Back the Codpiece

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Ty Karnitz. Men today have been bringing back many classic things from the past: the hat, old cocktails, shaving with a safety razor…and now it’s time to revive another quintessential piece of manliness: the codpiece. What’s a Codpiece? In the 1500s, men wore hose to cover their […]

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5 Modern Day Adventurers

by Bryan Schatz

Every December, National Geographic Magazine announces their “Adventurers of the Year” awards to honor those who push the boundaries of exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. Other magazines have followed suit over the years, and it is a time that I always look forward to; the profiles serve as a reminder that we don’t always have […]

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