Thumbnail image for Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #59: ITS Tactical with Bryan Black

Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #59: ITS Tactical with Bryan Black

by Brett

Today I talk to Bryan Black, founder and owner of ITS Tactical. ITS Tactical is dedicated to providing “knowledge that empowers individuals with indispensable skill-sets to explore their world and prevail against all threats.” You’ll find content on emergency prep, wilderness survival, and self-defense on ITS Tactical. It’s all about how to be a modern […]

13 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: March 14, 2014

The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: March 14, 2014

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last week’s winner was Byron from Monterey Park, CA. He chose the K-Way Claude jacket for some spring hiking. Enjoy! My Picks This Week  The Suunto outdoors watches are a dream for those with an active lifestyle (that should be all of you!). Depending on your model, you’ll get weather information, an altimeter, fitness metrics […]

1,556 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for How to Make a Table from a Whiskey Barrel

How to Make a Table from a Whiskey Barrel

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Pete Sveen. It originally appeared on his website, diypete.com.  A while back, a buddy of mine came across a few old whiskey barrels and called to tell me we had to do a project with them. So, we pondered a few ideas and decided to make a […]

20 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for So You Want My Job: Librarian

So You Want My Job: Librarian

by AoM Team

In the golden age of the library, these book depositories served as true community hubs for cities and towns all over the country. As ebooks have taken off, there has been uncertainty about the future of the library — what role does it play in society if books are so cheap and can be accessed […]

22 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Know-Nothing Investing: Index Funds For Beginners

Know-Nothing Investing: Index Funds For Beginners

by Brett & Kate McKay

I don’t know about you, but despite my repeated attempts to fully understand and grasp how investing in the stock market works, I’m still pretty clueless. I fancy myself a moderately intelligent, business savvy guy, so I would think I’d be able to wrap my mind around this stuff, but I can’t. And honestly, investing […]

42 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for 10 Ways to Help a Grieving Friend

10 Ways to Help a Grieving Friend

by Brett and Kate McKay

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Keys to Happiness, an anthology of articles published in 1954. “How to Help Someone in Sorrow” By Howard Whitman Most of us want to be helpful when grief strikes a friend, but often we don’t know how. We may end up doing nothing because we don’t know […]

36 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Advice on Being a Man from 8 Friendly Neighborhood Barbers

Advice on Being a Man from 8 Friendly Neighborhood Barbers

by AoM Team

This post brought to you by Old Spice. Use new Re-Fresh body spray and spray goodbye to your boyhood. Life advice from 7 different barbers at different stages of life.

36 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for How to Unclog a Toilet Like a Plumber [VIDEO]

How to Unclog a Toilet Like a Plumber [VIDEO]

by Brett

Your video guide to unclogging the unruliest of clogs in your toilet. 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  

33 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: March 7, 2014

The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: March 7, 2014

by Brett and Kate McKay

Our last giveaway’s winner (from a few weeks ago) was Timm from Hilbert, Wisconsin, and he went with a Defy Scholar Briefcase. My Picks This Week This week, the bags from Jack & Mulligan especially caught my eye. The Kennedy Duffel is made in the USA with a water-repellent canvas exterior. It’s perfect for any […]

1,818 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for The Helicopter-Jumper’s Guide to Talking About Yourself: 10 Ways to Share Your Accomplishments Without Sounding like a Jerk

The Helicopter-Jumper’s Guide to Talking About Yourself: 10 Ways to Share Your Accomplishments Without Sounding like a Jerk

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This a guest post by John Corcoran. Have you ever met someone whose personal story just blew you away? My friend Tom is one of those guys. A West Point graduate, Tom spent a few years in a U.S. Army special forces unit where his job was to parachute deploy into warzones from helicopters. […]

37 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Is College for Everyone? An Introduction and Timeline of College in America

Is College for Everyone? An Introduction and Timeline of College in America

by Jeremy Anderberg

“A college education unfits rather than fits men to affairs.” –Andrew Carnegie, 1901 Over one hundred years ago, one of the richest and most successful men in America, Andrew Carnegie, thought that college was not only unnecessary, but actually detrimental for the average young man. At that point in our country’s history, only 4% of […]

91 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for How to Make a Torch: An Illustrated Guide

How to Make a Torch: An Illustrated Guide

by AoM Team

Whether navigating the woods in a survival situation or hunting for treasure deep in the tunnels of an ancient temple, knowing how to make a torch with just a few common supplies is a valuable skill. Need fire and don’t have matches on hand? Read up on how to start a fire. Illustration by Ted Slampyak

13 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Live Life at the Limits: How to Hack Your Flow

Live Life at the Limits: How to Hack Your Flow

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This a guest post from Steven Kotler, author of The Rise of Superman. Researchers define flow as an “optimal state of consciousness,” a peak state where we feel our best and perform our best. Some of us know this state by other names—runner’s high or being in the zone or being unconscious—but whatever […]

17 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for The 3 P’s of Manhood: Procreate

The 3 P’s of Manhood: Procreate

by Brett

Welcome back to our series on the 3 P’s of Manhood: Protect, Procreate, and Provide. When professor David D. Gilmore did an exhaustive cross-cultural analysis of how masculinity was lived and perceived around the world, these three male imperatives emerged as nearly universal parts of the code of manhood in every culture. His findings are […]

103 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for AoM Book Club March 2014: The Power of Habit

AoM Book Club March 2014: The Power of Habit

by Jeremy Anderberg

Aristotle said that virtue is simply the habit of right-doing. Cultivating as many good habits as possible, while minimizing the bad is essential for making real progress in your life and becoming the man you want to be. Over a year ago, Brett and Kate wrote an article on how to hack your habits — […]

5 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Krav Maga Technique of the Month: Defending a Straight Stab

Krav Maga Technique of the Month: Defending a Straight Stab

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from krav maga expert David Kahn’s book Krav Maga Weapon Defenses. Welcome back to another installment of the Krav Maga Technique of the Month. If you haven’t already, please read our Primer on Krav Maga for the basics and background of this highly effective Israeli combat and self-defense system. Also, read our previous installments: Overhand Direct […]

22 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for A Crash Course in Jazz Appreciation

A Crash Course in Jazz Appreciation

by Brett & Kate McKay

Jazz. It’s the music that many men say they like, but don’t actually know anything about. Which is a shame for a whole host of reasons. For starters, jazz has had a major influence on most popular music genres in the 20th century — rock, hip-hop, Latin…the list goes on and on. Having an understanding […]

76 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Announcing a New Book! Heading Out On Your Own: 31 Basic Life Skills in 31 Days

Announcing a New Book! Heading Out On Your Own: 31 Basic Life Skills in 31 Days

by Brett & Kate McKay

When I graduated from high school and left home to become a freshman at the University of Oklahoma, I had never done a single load of my own laundry. I had never cleaned my own bathroom. I had never cooked for myself, unless plates of nachos count. I was a typical middle-class kid from the […]

306 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Lessons in Unmanliness from Victor Frankenstein

Lessons in Unmanliness from Victor Frankenstein

by Jeremy Anderberg

Victor Frankenstein does not get much attention in popular culture. It is Frankenstein’s creation – a nameless monster (often mistakenly called Frankenstein) – in all his green, bumbling glory that attracts the attention and the horrified screams of people worldwide. To the contrary of how film directors and producers have portrayed Frankenstein’s monster, Mary Shelley […]

22 comments | Read the full article →
Site Meter