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How to Turn a Book Into a Handsome Clock

by Jeremy Anderberg

From pocket watches to grandfather clocks, men have long held a fascination with keeping time in stylish and classic ways. What better way to do so than turning a handsome hardcover book into a working clock? This project is similar to what Brett did a couple years back with turning a hardcover book into a […]

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So You Want My Job: Tree Climber

by AoM Team

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Every little kid wants to climb trees — it’s just built into us that where […]

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John Boyd’s Roll Call: Do You Want to Be Someone or Do Something?

by Brett & Kate McKay

According to his biographer, Robert Coram, John Boyd made “more contributions to fighter tactics, aircraft design, and the theory of air combat than any man in Air Force history.” As a fighter pilot, he was undefeated and earned the nickname “40-Second Boyd” for his ability to win any dogfight in under a minute. Unmatched in […]

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Watch Out for that Snowbank! How to Recover from 5 Types of Skids

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Wyatt Knox from Team O’Neil Rally School. With winter comes a whole new range of driving hazards — darkness sets in much earlier, wind and snow reduce visibility, and ice makes roads slippery and treacherous. Annually, there are over 100,000 injuries that occur from car accidents on […]

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Attention, Please! What Every Man Ought to Know About Focus

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Pay attention!” “If you just focused more, you’d be more successful!” We’ve all probably heard these kinds of admonishments from a teacher or a parent. And most of us probably castigate ourselves on a daily basis for our inability to concentrate on the task at hand. It seems in our distracted world of texts, tweets, […]

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Testing Out: How to “Moneyball” Your Way to a Debt-Free College Degree

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jay Cross. I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with the ancient “college savings tips” so-called experts keep force-feeding us: “Fill out the FAFSA before senior year to maximize aid eligibility!” “Buy used textbooks, you’ll save hundreds!” “Apply for scholarships. Try FastWeb.com!” If you follow […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #56: The Paleo Manifesto with John Durant

by Brett

In today’s episode we talk to John Durant, author of The Paleo Manifesto, about how looking at our ancestral past can help us achieve optimal health both physically and mentally. Show Highlights: Why it’s important to not just look at the Paleolithic Era to inform our health How religious sanitation laws were an adaptation to […]

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Don’t Sweat It: 8 Strategies for Meeting and Connecting with VIPs

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from John Corcoran. Imagine for a second that you’re in an elevator. The doors have just opened and the CEO of your large multi-national company steps in. It’s just you and him. One of you flies in his own plane…the other brings his own sack lunch to work. […]

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20 Aphorisms That I Thought Were Dumb as a Boy But Now Appreciate as a Grown Man

by AoM Team


This post brought to you by Old Spice. Use new Re-Fresh body spray and spray goodbye to your boyhood.. 20 aphorisms and sayings that I thought were lame as a boy, but now appreciate as a man.

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The Power of Ritual: Building Shared Worlds and Bonds That Transcend the Everyday

by Brett & Kate McKay

In advance of a series of articles we’ll be doing this year on some of the rites that have been central to manhood, we have recently been discussing the nature of ritual and its several benefits. In the last post, we explored ritual’s power to carve out pockets of the sacred in an otherwise profane […]

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4 Bulletproof Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jason Fitzgerald. The percentage of runners that get hurt every year is staggering. Some studies even put that number at an eyebrow-raising 74% — or in other words, higher than professional football. Browse any running message board and the most passionate posts are cries for help from […]

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How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: As you look back on the year that has just past, do you feel as though you spent another 12 months merely existing instead of truly living? Do you often go to bed at night with an anxious, sinking feeling that you wasted away another precious day of your limited time here on […]

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Jumpstart Your Journaling: A 31-Day Challenge

by Jeremy Anderberg

There’s been plenty of talk on AoM recently about journaling with our articles on The Diary Habit as well as 9 habits young men should adopt. Seeing a few of the comments confirmed a notion I already had about the practice of journaling: many men would like to, but few men do to the extent […]

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The Best of Art of Manliness 2013

by Brett & Kate McKay

Merry Christmas! The crew at the Art of Manliness will be taking the coming week off to spend time with family and reboot before the new year. So we won’t be publishing anything new on the site until January. But for those of you who still need an AoM fix while we’re away, we’ve put […]

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AoM Book Club January 2014: Is There Anything Good About Men?

by Jeremy Anderberg

So far, the AoM Book Club has done classic fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction…in January, we’ll dive into a more focused look on the main topic of AoM itself: men, masculinity, and manliness. In Is There Anything Good About Men?, author and psychologist Roy Baumeister challenges the assumptions that it’s only women who are exploited in […]

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Be a Scrooge This Year: Reflections from A Christmas Carol

by Jeremy Anderberg

The name of Ebenezer Scrooge has become synonymous with miserliness, greed, grumpiness…all those things you don’t want to be. It’s really too bad, and Scrooge gets an unfair treatment in my opinion, because at the end of A Christmas Carol, he’s changed his ways and become a whole new man. The story should be remembered […]

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Keep That Carcass: How to Turn Your Holiday Leftovers Into Delicious Stocks and Soups

by Matt Moore

I hate letting things go to waste – especially when it comes to time, money, and food. Hopefully, most of you share that same belief. After all, being wasteful is not a quality most gentlemen strive to achieve. Fortunately my wife appreciates my frugalness with money and time. And the food part? Well, let’s just […]

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So You Want My Job: NFL Player

by Jeremy Anderberg

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. It seems like every little boy, at some point, has dreams of being a pro […]

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The Power of Ritual: The Creation of Sacred Time and Space in a Profane World

by Brett & Kate McKay

Earlier this week we explored the nature of ritual and posited that its current scarcity may be at the root of the restlessness, apathy, alienation, and general boredom many modern day men experience. It’s our determination that without ritual, life often seems flat and devoid of rhythm and texture. Now, we are not suggesting that […]

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