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May I See You Home? 19th Century Calling Cards Guaranteed to Score You a Date

by Brett and Kate McKay

In the 19th century, gentlemen used calling cards to formally introduce themselves to new acquaintances and to call upon friends and relatives in a dignified way. But there was another type of card used when a gentleman wanted to get the ball rolling with a lovely lady in a more casual way: the acquaintance card. […]

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One App to Rule Them All: 30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life

by Jeremy Anderberg

Update: This article is NOT a sponsored post. We received absolutely nothing from Evernote in exchange for this post and have never communicated with anyone at Evernote. Even though we put this disclaimer below as well, we thought we’d put it up here too because some folks missed it and claimed this recommendation was paid for. […]

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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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Always Treat Your Girlfriend Right: A WWII Case Study

by Marcus Brotherton

Sid Phillips, age 18, and his company of Marines had been living on maggot-filled rice for months. Enemy soldiers had destroyed supply lines at the start of the Guadalcanal campaign. Back then Sid had stood 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighed 175 pounds. Toward the end of the campaign in December 1942, Sid weighed […]

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How to Support and Follow the Art of Manliness

by AoM Team

Are you someone who visits the Art of Manliness multiple times a day, checking to see if we’ve published anything new? Do you appreciate the free, top-notch content the Art of Manliness offers and wonder what you can do to help support the site? Well then, this post is for you! We thought it would […]

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Manvotional: Seneca on the Value of “Obvious” Advice

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: Our recent posts on the simple power of aphorisms and the need to direct your attention towards that which matters most brought to my mind these excerpts from the writings of Seneca. In them, the ancient Stoic philosopher answers the question of why we should continue to study things we already know and […]

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Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #57: Ungifted With Scott Barry Kaufman

by Brett

What does it mean to be “gifted”? Is it talent? Creativity? Intelligence? A mixture of all three? Is giftedness something you’re born with or can you nurture it? Is it possible to measure and predict giftedness? Our guest today, Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, has tackled all these questions in his most recent book Ungifted: Intelligence […]

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How to Survive Falling Through the Ice: An Illustrated Guide

by AoM Team

If you live in a place where snowy and icy winters are the norm, you know the dangers of falling through the ice. And this guide is especially pertinent for those areas of the country where freezing weather only visits sporadically. When frigid temps descend for a short time upon a location that’s not used […]

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: February 7, 2014

by Brett and Kate McKay

Last week’s winner was Daniel from Washington, D.C. He picked the classy DW St. Andrews from Huckberry’s watch shop. My Picks This Week  In addition to the Valentine’s Day shops, Huckberry is featuring a few other stellar items this week as well. The Mission Workshop bags are the ultimate trifecta of rugged, utilitarian, and sharp-looking. […]

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A Man’s Primer on Gin

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joe Maiellano. Gin is perhaps the most versatile of the distilled spirits. Sure, whisky is delicious. With a world full of smoky single malts and spicy ryes (not to mention bourbons, and the underrated yet very fine selection of Irish whiskies), who would need to stray? But gin […]

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9 Lessons in Entrepreneurship From Shark Tank

by Brett & Kate McKay

I don’t watch much television — with two small children and a business, I just don’t have time. But there’s one show that I DVR and watch without fail every week: Shark Tank. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the show, here’s the premise: Aspiring entrepreneurs get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pitch their […]

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The Libraries of Great Men: Theodore Roosevelt’s Reading List

by Jeremy Anderberg

Many men are quick to buy the newest book from their favorite business leader or sports hero. From the late Stephen Covey (a personal favorite of Brett and mine) to former NFL coach Tony Dungy, there are a seemingly infinite variety of modern books on philosophy and leadership from which we can glean advice. And […]

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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 Shave With a Straight Razor [VIDEO]

by Brett

You’ve been shaving like your grandpa with a safety razor; now it’s time to try out the method your great-grandpa used — shaving with a straight razor. Here’s how to put a blade to your neck without it becoming a fatal ritual.  Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Video by Jordan Crowder

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: January 31, 2014

by Brett and Kate McKay

Last week’s winner was Matthew from Denton, TX, and he chose the very handsome Ernest Alexander Bedford Overnight bag. My Picks This Week  It seems like every week the offerings from Huckberry just keep getting better and better. GORUCK has introduced a line of ultra-durable gym bags that are as rugged as their famous and […]

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Your Concentration Training Program: 11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention

by Brett & Kate McKay

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without being distracted, but in fact is comprised of several different elements that must be effectively managed. But this doesn’t mean that single-minded focus is not of paramount importance. Yesterday […]

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Recipes and Cooking Tips That Will Change the Way You Feel About Venison

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Stacy Harris. With deer hunting season drawing to a close this month, you’ve likely been packing up cuts of the bounteous game you’ve bagged and putting them in the freezer…placing them right on top of the venison from last year you socked away and still haven’t eaten. […]

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Become the Supreme Commander of Your Mind: How to Effectively Manage Your Attention

by Brett & Kate McKay

In our last post we provided a big picture overview of what attention is and how it works. We explored the fact that while many people only think of attention in terms of the ability to focus on a single task, there are in fact several different types, each with their distinctive benefits and drawbacks. […]

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Influence, Persuasion, and Personal Presentation: Why and How to Look Your Best When Interacting with Others

by Antonio

Are you intentionally making mistakes at work to make yourself look incompetent? Are you purposely sabotaging your presentations? Are you setting yourself up for failure as an instructor? Hopefully, the answer is no. Yet the vast majority of men I see who want to be influential fail to master the three tips I’ll share today. But […]

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