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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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Art of Manliness Podcast #61: The Power of Habit With Charles Duhigg

by Brett

In this episode we talk to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg about his book The Power of Habit. The Power of Habit was our book of the month in the AoM Book Club and it has served as inspiration for a post and a video on the site, so I was excited to finally have the chance […]

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How to Become an Early Riser [VIDEO]

by Brett

Your video guide to becoming an early riser. For a detailed text version, also check out our article on how to become an early riser.  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. Editing by Jordan Crowder

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: March 28, 2014

by AoM Team

Last week’s winner was Justin from Pennsburg, PA. He chose the Inkleaf Double-Cross Wallet. Introducing the Huckberry Women’s Shop Huckberry carries awesome items for guys to buy for themselves. But their subscribers informed them about a still unfulfilled need: help in getting gifts for the ladies in their lives. Huckberry has sometimes had a women’s […]

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3 Ways to Escape Zip Ties: An Illustrated Guide

by AoM Team

Zip ties are increasingly being used to restrain innocent folks in home invasion and kidnapping scenarios. With a quick Google search, you’ll see a number of situations where suspects used standard zip ties from the local hardware store to restrain their victims. We tried out all of these methods, and they all work. We even […]

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Ditch the Pavement: Trail Running 101

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Doug Hay. Running is the most primal of sports. Just you, your legs, and the distance they can cover. For many, it’s that simplicity that draws them in. When we strip away the smooth roadways, bike paths, and wide sidewalks, we’re left with something even more fundamental, […]

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Want to Become a Better Writer? Copy the Work of Others!

by Brett & Kate McKay

As Jeremy detailed on Monday, many colleges are turning out graduates who, even after four years of higher education, have cognitive skills that are still sorely lacking. Of particular note is a seeming decline in grads’ writing abilities; one-third of students see no improvement in their writing skills from freshman to senior year, and 80% […]

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The Science of Facial Hair: What Signals Do Beards, Stubble, and Mustaches Send to Others?

by Antonio

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a yes or no answer to every question of aesthetics? It’s certainly how magazines and pop culture presents things when it comes to how a man should or shouldn’t look. But that’s rarely how the human brain works. As we’ve discussed before in regards to style, there are […]

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Announcing the Winner of the RAM Cave Garage Renovation Contest

by Brett & Kate McKay


This post is sponsored by Ram Trucks. What’s this? Winners of the RAM Cave garage renovation contestp.

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Is College for Everyone? Part II: The Pros and Cons of Attending a 4-Year College

by Jeremy Anderberg

Welcome to Part II of our series that asks the question of whether or not college is necessary. In Part I, we took a look at the history of higher education in America. What started as a place for a small, elite group of students began turning into an American rite of passage in the […]

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Manvotional: The Power of Truth

by Brett & Kate McKay

“The Power of Truth” From The Power of Truth: Individual Problems and Possibilities, 1902 By William George Jordan TRUTH is the rock foundation of every great character. It is loyalty to the right as we see it; it is courageous living of our lives in harmony with our ideals; it is always—power. Truth ever defies […]

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How to Jump Start a Car [VIDEO]

by Brett

Your video guide to jump starting a car. For a quick primer, also check out our illustrated guide. 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. Editing by Jordan Crowder

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Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #60: The Way of the SEAL With Mark Divine

by Brett

In this episode of the Art of Manliness podcast I talk to Mark Divine, owner of SEALFIT and the author of the new book, The Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed. Mark and I discuss his service as a SEAL, how he’s helped potential SEALs get ready for BUD/S, as […]

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: March 21, 2014

by AoM Team

Last week’s winner was Timothy from Nashua, NH. He chose the GR1 Rucksack. It’s been a popular choice of late — hopefully you’re all using it for a GORUCK Challenge! My Picks This Week The hoodie by Wild Things certainly caught my eye — it’s lightweight, moisture-wicking, and ultra durable. The pencil preferred by John […]

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An Ode to Spring Skiing

by Marcus Brotherton

When my cousin Wally first described the glories of spring skiing, I didn’t initially believe him. It seemed too good to be true. I was 6 and he was 15. He lived in Colorado and I lived in Canada, and he described sunny skies and crisp snow and skiing in a short-sleeved shirt and cutoff […]

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