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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 Poop Like a Samurai

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This a guest post from Will Black. So you have started shaving with a safety razor like your handsome granddad and taking James Bond showers to stimulate your muscles with a frigid rinse at the end. Maybe you have been building your bug-out bag and practicing tying knots underwater like a Navy SEAL, […]

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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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How to Overcome Morning Peevishness: Advice from an Antarctic Explorer

by Brett and Kate McKay

There are many lessons to be learned from the divergent ways Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott led their teams in the race to be the first to reach the South Pole. Amundsen’s success was due to his attention to details and the way he extensively planned for every possible exigency, including his men’s morale. […]

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How to Pull an All-Nighter: Tips from the Special Forces

by Brett & Kate McKay

The all-nighter. It’s kind of a rite of passage for college students, especially during finals. But even older adults sometimes need to pull one — finishing up a work project or driving through the night. Even I’ve pulled a good number of all-nighters these last six years, writing up a blog post for the next […]

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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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Hurts So Good: A Beginner’s Guide Self-Myofascial/Trigger Point Release

by Brett & Kate McKay

This post is brought to you by Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.
What’s this? Who knew a piece of foam could be so painful?

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Testosterone Week: How I Doubled My Testosterone Levels Naturally and You Can Too

by Brett

At last we’ve reached the final post of Testosterone Week and based on the comments from you all, this is the post you’ve been most looking forward to. Today I’m going to share what I did during my 90-day experiment in order to double my total and free testosterone levels. I’m afraid I have no […]

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Testosterone Week: A Short Primer on How T Is Made

by Brett

In yesterday’s post we discussed the benefits of maintaining optimal testosterone levels and why you should care about your T. Today we’re going to look into the different kinds of testosterone that exist and how our body produces it. Grasping how testosterone works will help us understand why our own levels may be low and […]

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Testosterone Week: The Benefits of Optimal Testosterone

by Brett

Welcome to the first installment of Testosterone Week! Based on the reaction from yesterday’s announcement post, this is a subject that many of you are both interested in and passionate about. I’m looking forward to reading your constructive contributions to the discussion. I know many of you are clamoring for the “how-to” part of this […]

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Testosterone Week: The Declining Virility of Men and the Importance of T

by Brett

At the end of last August I decided to start an experiment on naturally increasing my testosterone levels. Kate and I had just finished a month-long series called Heading Out on Your Own: 31 Life Skills in 31 Days. We cranked out a 2,000-4,000 word post every day for 31 days straight. Writing over 75,000 […]

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The Desk Jockey Workout: 8 Ways to Stay in Shape at the Office

by Brett & Kate McKay

Your guide to staying fit at the office.

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Become a Stand-Up Guy: The History, Benefits, and Use of Standing Desks

by Brett & Kate McKay

In the past couple of years, as studies have come out sounding the alarm on the ill-effects of excessive sitting, the popularity of standing or stand-up desks has soared. Those who have read much of the coverage of this trend might be forgiven for thinking that standing to work constitutes a new hip fad. But […]

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Unleash the Power of the Nap

by Brett & Kate McKay

I’ve detailed elsewhere how hard I worked in law school. But there was another secret to my success that I haven’t mentioned yet: the nap. In law school, I rented a carrel where I kept my books and studied in-between classes. I started learning about the benefits of napping and wanted to incorporate the nap […]

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