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Marriage as a Master Mind

by Brett & Kate McKay

A couple of months ago we discussed about the concept of “Master Minds.” If you remember, the idea of Master Minds was popularized by success guru, Napoleon Hill. Hill believed that when two or more minds came together with positive energy, a definite aim, and complete harmony, a “third mind,” was formed. All the participants […]

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10 Places to Meet Women Other Than a Bar or Nightclub

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber. Who: Her. What: Potentially a relationship. Where: …um… It’s that last question where most guys get stuck and end up with the cliche answer of “the bar.” The reality is very few relationships begin in bars and pubs. According to a survey by sociologist David […]

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The 10 Commandments of the At-Home Dinner Date

by A Manly Guest Contributor

  Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mike Fisher,  a classically trained chef and consummate bachelor. There’s nothing more romantic than a dinner date a home. Without the distractions of a restaurant, all of the focus can be on you and your date. You’ll find that the conversation will be more comfortable and […]

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A Man’s Guide to Pregnancy: How to Take Care of a Pregnant Wife

by Brett

In today’s society, it’s easy to forget that there any major differences between the genders. Until your wife gets pregnant. Then the difference between the sexes will yawn like a great chasm before you. While your pregnant wife spends nine months growing a baby inside of her, you will be left to watch from the […]

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Blow Up Your Relationship with Your Mother – And Get One Step Closer to Being the Man You Want to Be

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Wayne M. Levine, M.A. If you want a very quick take on how important this article may be to your future happiness and success as a man, honestly assess your reaction to its title. What did you feel? Were you aghast? Did it offend you? Did it […]

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4 Suggestions for More Memorable Dates

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Kyle J. Byard. When I was in elementary school I had to do an essay on part of my family history. My father suggested I interview my grandfather and have him tell me of how he met and eventually married my grandmother. I remember thinking it was […]

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5 Lessons Rugby Taught Me About Fatherhood

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Andrew Wyns. Mr. Wyns is the Executive Director of Bridges of Greater New York, a transitional housing program for men struggling with addiction and being released from prison. The sport of rugby finds its roots in soccer. According to legend, in 1823 an English school boy caught […]

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10 Holiday Date Ideas

by Brett

Not to toot my own horn, but I think I’m pretty good at a lot of relationship stuff. According to Kate, I’m very supportive, respectful, and trustworthy, am able to be the rock in a crisis, and have achieved the tricky balance between being nice and being a wiener.  But, as Kate can also attest, I struggle […]

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How to Use Your Calling Card

by Brett & Kate McKay

Maybe you’ve been using calling cards for quite some time. Or perhaps you recently invested in a set when we introduced our line of AoM-designed calling cards. Either way you’ve likely already been putting them to use in the obvious way-handing them to new friends, business contacts, and potential love interests. Calling cards truly do […]

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Forging the Bond Between Brothers

by Bryan Schatz

My brother was in the driveway, shooting free-throws at the basketball hoop our father had attached to the garage. Every day he shot free-throws until he made one hundred of them, all net. He didn’t count them if the ball even slightly grazed the rim. He was thirteen, and this is the kind of discipline […]

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The Art of the Dinner Date

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber. Eating is instinctual. And like a lot of instinctual things (ahem… the bedroom) men often go on autopilot when there’s food in front of them. Now that’s all fine and good when you’re standing over the sink eating cereal by the handful and straight from […]

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The Art of Conversation

by Brett & Kate McKay

I think we’ve all encountered men who have a knack for good conversation. They can talk to anybody about anything in a laid-back, casual manner that sets people immediately at ease.  A complete stranger can walk away from these conversational maestros feeling like he’s known known them for years. It’s easy to think that the […]

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How to Firmly Say No Without Coming Off Like a Jerk

by Brett & Kate McKay

We’ve talked a lot about the Nice Guy Syndrome here on AoM. You know the guy. Big time people pleaser, always puts others before himself, lets people walk all over him. Heck, maybe you’re that guy. These so-called Nice Guys might appear happy on the outside, but on the inside they’re feeling burnt out, resentful, […]

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Don’t Be That Guy: The Taxonomy of Lousy Male Friends

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Steve Kamb. We all know “That Guy,” and we all have at least one in our group of friends. He’s the one scalawag who is generally pleasant to hang out with except for one glaringly painful characteristic.  Although there are different species of That Guy, some far […]

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Our Disembodied Selves and the Decline of Empathy

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Fellow-feeling. . .is the most important factor in producing a healthy political and social life. Neither our national nor our local civic life can be what it should be unless it is marked by the fellow-feeling, the mutual kindness, the mutual respect, the sense of common duties and common interests, which arise when men take […]

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Stop Living for the Approval of Women

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Wayne M. Levine, M.A. No one wants to admit they’re not funny. Have you ever met a man who willingly confesses to it? Now, you know he’s not terribly funny, and everyone else can clearly see that he’s not funny. But he still cracks his bad jokes […]

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The Duties of the Best Man

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Wedding season” is currently upon us. June is the most popular month for weddings, and they’ll be going full steam from now until September. You may have received a few invitations in the mail or even been asked to be your friend’s or brother’s best man. Being asked to be the best man in a […]

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Losing Dad: How a Man Responds to the Death of His Father

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Brian Burnham. Mr. Burnham holds a Masters of Education in Counseling from the College of William and Mary and is a Care Coordinator for Riverside Behavioral Health Center. “His heritage to his children wasn’t words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as […]

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What to Carry on a First Date: The Gentleman’s Arsenal

by Brett

The First Date with a woman is your chance to display your charming and chivalrous side. While most acts of chivalry (like opening a door for your date or helping her to her seat) require only your thoughtfulness, moments will arise when you’ll need a tool to assist in your kindness. Below I’ve included a […]

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