Trust. It certainly makes life easier when it exists. Instead of having to craft complicated contracts for a business deal, a simple handshake will do. Instead of surveilling your spouse like the NSA, you take them at their word. But trust, it seems, is in short supply these days. We’re afraid of trusting people and […]
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. “Not all men are called to be hermits, but all men need enough silence and solitude […]
“Success and Happiness” From The Successful Man in His Manifold Relations to Life, 1886 By J. Clinton Ransom A gray-haired man once visited the school where the writer was a pupil in one of the lowest grades. In the course of a talk which he gave to the children he told them that childhood was […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest article from Erik Kennedy. There’s a myth that the moment you have a kid, you are duty-bound to cut off contact with the outside world. Any hobbies, sports, or adventures that you participated in pre-fatherhood? Those are now over. I detest that myth. Putting together a weekend trip becomes more […]
You’ve likely experienced an awkward moment or two in your life. You say or do something that’s out of social sync, leaving the person you’re interacting with bemused, and you feeling like running and hiding under a rock. While awkwardness is an uncomfortable feeling and can hurt us socially, my guest today argues that there […]
You spend hours crafting the perfect workout plan. When you’re in the gym, you stick to your program religiously. Every workout, you’re in #beastmode. You push yourself beyond your limits. The training hurts, but it’s a good kind of hurt. You’re making an Odinic sacrifice of self to self. When it’s all done, you snap […]
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There’s been a lot written and said about the fall of the Roman Empire. But what often gets overlooked is that before Rome became an empire with what was effectively a king, it was a kingless republic. What was that republic like and why did it fall into an empire, before the empire itself fell? […]
With fall’s cooler weather coming, t-shirts are starting to get swapped for long-sleeved apparel. To welcome the cooler temperatures and to prepare for new items in the store, we’re having a huge t-shirt sale at the Art of Manliness Store. All t-shirts are 40% off! Our shirts usually sell for $21.99. At 40% off, you’re looking […]
You’ve talked to a cute barista at your favorite coffee shop for months, but you only see her when she’s working. You’ve become good buddies with a guy at work, but you’ve never hung out with him outside the office. You really enjoy chatting with a dude at church, but you’ve never moved beyond making […]
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You arrive at your favorite coffee shop in the ‘burbs and notice a guy in a green baseball cap standing behind you. You give him a friendly nod and go back to looking at the menu. While you’re taking a bite from your Arby’s roast beef sandwich during your lunch break downtown, you notice that […]
The other day we were out with a friend who was treating us for lunch. When it came time for paying the bill, she busted out her checkbook and started writing a check. “The chip on my credit card is broken, and all I have is my checkbook,” she explained. Kate and I offered to […]
Oftentimes when you start making positive changes for the better in your life, you’re going to have people, even people really close to you who claim to care about you, intentionally or unintentionally try to discourage you from your path. In those moments, you have to develop the ability to shrug off your critics and […]
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When compared to your car, motorcycles are decidedly simple machines, which make them an ideal starting point for budding mechanics looking to get their hands a bit greasy without too much risk. One of the easiest maintenance tasks you can perform on a motorcycle is to change out the spark plugs. Replacing your spark plugs […]
Think of the cardigan sweater and you may think of a kindly grandfather sitting by the fire, smoking a pipe. Or a college professor. Or, very likely, Mr. Rogers. Maybe these associations don’t leave you excited about this garment. Maybe they make the cardigan seem more bland and old fashioned than fresh and modern. But […]
If you’re looking to pay down debt or save for a financial goal faster, there are two ways to to do it: either save more money or make more money. Let’s assume you’re knocking it out of the park with your frugality. How can you make more money? Well, one way is starting a side […]
Welcome back to our series on the libraries of great men. The eminent men of history were often voracious readers and their own philosophy represents a distillation of all the great works they fed into their minds. This series seeks to trace the stream of their thinking back to the source. For, as David Leach, a […]
Nature. Even if you’re an avid outdoorsman, you likely take it for granted. When you’ve seen one tree or one blue sky, you’ve seen them all, right? Well, to those with well-trained senses, natural surroundings can actually tell you a whole lot. The leaves on a tree can tell you what direction you’re headed and […]
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In the age where smartphones provide constant stimulation, many of us have forgotten what it feels like to experience the monotony of boredom. And while on the surface that might seem like a good thing, my guest today highlights research that not being bored can actually make us dumber and less creative. Her name is […]
“The Greatest Danger in the World” From Climbing Manward, 1924 By Frank H. Cheley Every moment that we live we are in danger from something: fires, floods, earthquakes, lightning, automobiles, trolley cars, frightened horses, and airships. Every newspaper in the land is full each day of the human tragedies that result from the dangers that […]
Editor’s Note: This promotional gallery was put together by the gents at Huckberry. They call fall the most stylish season of the year for good reason — mild temperatures give a man the perfect opportunity to dress solely for the sake of looking nice, without having to worry about catching cold or sweating through his shirt. On top […]