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Podcast #340: The Life Lessons From an Adventurer

Inside many men is the call for adventure. My guest today is one of those men and listening to that call has led him to pursue a lifetime of amazing expeditions around the globe, all while balancing a demanding career as an airline pilot and family responsibilities. His name is Laval St. Germain and today […]

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Sept. 19, 2017, 3:40 p.m.

The Spiritual Disciplines: Study and Self-Examination

Welcome back to our series on the spiritual disciplines, which explores exercises that can be used to train the soul. The purposes and practices of these disciplines are approached in such a way that they can be adapted across belief systems. When you hear the word “study,” you probably associate it with your school […]

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Sept. 18, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Cool Uncle Tricks: How to Break Your Nose

An essential part of being an awesome uncle is having a repertoire of tricks and jokes that will amaze your nieces and nephews, and crack them up. So from time to time we’ll be offering you current and future uncles out there a tutorial on some gags that’ll have them thinking you’re the coolest dude in the world. Check out […]

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Sept. 15, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

How to Keep Your Course in the Wilderness

Editor’s note: Even when you have a map and compass, and even when you’re following marked trails, it’s possible to take a wrong turn, head in the wrong direction, stray from your intended path and destination, and become lost when trekking in the wilderness. Following the tips below from FM 21-76: Survival, an Army field manual […]

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Sept. 15, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Podcast #339: The Power of Likability

When you hear the word “popular” you’re probably transported back to high school where cliques of cheerleaders and football players ruled the roost while everyone else was at the bottom of the social hierarchy. Even as an adult, you probably remember where you stood in the pecking order and have some powerful emotions associated with […]

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Sept. 14, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

A Man’s Guide to Dressing Sharp and Casual in His 50s

A man’s wardrobe should undergo subtle shifts as he gets older and takes on different roles in life. To help you look great at every age, this year we’ll be offering guides to dressing sharp and casual in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. There’s a joke that “we spend all our lives trying to […]

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Sept. 13, 2017, 3 p.m.

Podcast #338: How to Beat Distraction and Stay Focused

If you’re like me, you have a love-hate relationship with your digital devices. On the one hand, they give us access to unlimited amounts of information, connect us with friends and family, and allow us to work from pretty much anywhere. On the other hand, they can captivate our attention so much that we feel […]

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Sept. 12, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Make Every Day a Good Day With This Morning Routine

Do you often feel like you’re not in control of your day? Co-workers make unexpected demands, meetings don’t work out the way you planned, appointments fall through. You feel like you’re constantly reacting, rather than acting. As a result, not only does your overall productivity suffer, but you’re not getting done the things you want […]

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Sept. 12, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

Enrollment Is Now Open for The Strenuous Life

In July we opened enrollment to our new program, The Strenuous Life, and formed its first 4 classes of 150 members. Within about 24 hours, we filled all 600 of our available spots. Since then, these 600 individuals have been hard at work taking action, doing hard things, and becoming stronger in mind, body, and […]

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Sept. 11, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

The Ultimate Collection of Manly Smells

Smells can conjure up powerful memories. The smell of pine needles can take you back to childhood Christmases or the smell of a laundry detergent can remind you of home. For me, there are certain smells that I’ve come to associate with manliness. Whenever I smell them I think of my dad or grandpa or […]

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Sept. 11, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

Manvotional: Thoreau on Simplicity and Aspiration

A Letter to Harrison Blake March 27, 1848 By Henry David Thoreau I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest man thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a […]

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Sept. 9, 2017, 6:54 p.m.

How to Sew a Button

You might think that sewing isn’t a manly skill, and rely on your mom or wife to replace buttons for you when they’ve popped off a shirt or pair of pants. Yet men of yore often knew darn well knew how to patch a hole, mend a jacket, and yes, replace a button; if they […]

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Sept. 9, 2017, 2:03 a.m.

The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: September 2017

Below you’ll find some of my favorite recent offerings from Huckberry. Enter the giveaway to win any of these items, or anything else available in their store (up to a value of $500). Our last winner was Chris from Lilburn, GA. He chose the Leatherman Wave. Will you take home this month’s prize? My Picks […]

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Sept. 9, 2017, 1:20 a.m.

How to Increase Your Kids’ Connection to Nature (Even if You Live in the Burbs)

By now you’ve probably heard about the well-publicized research pointing to the extraordinary benefits of spending time in nature. “Vitamin N” has been shown to decrease stress, ward off depression, reduce obesity, boost the immune system, and enhance cognitive abilities. You may have even heard that these same frustration-calming, focus-improving, mood-lifting, health-supporting benefits apply to […]

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Sept. 7, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

How to Tell the Difference Between Social Aggression and Asocial Violence

Editor’s note: The following article was adapted from When Violence Is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at Stake by Tim Larkin. Dulce bellum inexpertis. (War is sweet to those who have never experienced it.) —Pindar You don’t have to look very hard on YouTube to find videos of long-suffering kids reaching […]

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Sept. 6, 2017, 7:53 p.m.

Podcast #336: How to Increase Your Testosterone Naturally

Testosterone. It’s what puts hair on your chest, gives you those big manly, muscles, and fills you with fiery thumos. But testosterone levels in men living in the West have been on the decline during the past 60 years. Your grandfather and dad likely had more T when when they were the same age as […]

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Sept. 6, 2017, 2:28 a.m.

How to Make a Hobo Stove

The humble hobo stove traces its origins back to the Great Depression. No. 10 tin cans had become a standard package of food stuffs like coffee and fruit before the Depression and so were plentiful. Short on resources, hobos improvised the cans into suitcases, water containers, and stoves. Today, the hobo stove is used by, […]

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Sept. 5, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

An Introduction to the Spiritual Disciplines

“The meaning of earthly existence is not, as we have grown used to thinking, in prosperity, but in the development of the soul.” —Alexander Solzhenitsyn Last month we explored the profound parallels between training the physical body and training the spiritual soul: both “physiques” atrophy from lack of use; increase in strength and agility when […]

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Sept. 4, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

Have You Checked Out the Art of Manliness Podcast Lately?

Hey, did you know there’s an Art of Manliness Podcast? It’s true. And if you haven’t subscribed yet, may I humbly suggest you do so today? Checked Out the Podcast in a Bygone Era and Weren’t Impressed? Try It Again for the First Time! When I started the podcast back in 2009, I had no […]

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Sept. 1, 2017, 7:53 p.m.

The Reverse Sear: The Best Cooking Method for Steak

While on book tour in Chicago a few months back, I had the honor and pleasure of sitting down to enjoy a leisurely meal, and a few cold beers, with the one and only Meathead Goldwyn. For those not in the know, Meathead is a world-renowned pitmaster, and he distinguishes himself from the pack by […]

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Sept. 1, 2017, 12:01 p.m.