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Podcast #331: Essentialism — The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you feel like you’re always busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you can answer yes to any of those questions, today’s episode is for you. I talk to business consultant Greg McKeown about his book Essentialism: The Disciplined […]

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Aug. 17, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

Window Shop At Your Own Risk: The 26 Worst Products for Men Ever Created

One of the very first articles we published way back in 2008 was a fun look at some of the “worst products for men.” A year after, we created another such list with even more wacky products we had discovered. These gems have been gathering dust in the archives, so we dusted off our favorites […]

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Aug. 17, 2017, 2:46 p.m.

How to Shoot a Bow and Arrow

For thousands of years, humans have used the bow and arrow for hunting and warfare. Today, you can buy bows equipped with devices and sights to help you aim accurately and hit a bull’s-eye almost every time they’re drawn. For example, with a fixed pin sight, an archer has a guide that shows how to […]

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Aug. 16, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

Podcast #330: The Life Skills Every Man Needs to Know

What skills and knowledge sets does a man need to have in order to be effective and self-reliant? My guest has spent the past few years thinking about this topic and putting down his ideas in a series of books he calls Modules for Manhood. His name is Kenneth W. Royce. I had Kenneth on […]

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Aug. 15, 2017, 2:46 p.m.

Training the Soul

“It is circumstances (difficulties) which show what men are. Therefore when a difficulty falls upon you, remember that God, like a trainer of wrestlers, has matched you with a rough young man. For what purpose? you may say. Why that you may become an Olympic conqueror; but it is not accomplished without sweat. In my opinion no […]

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Aug. 14, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

Manvotional: My Daily Desire

“My Daily Desire” By Thomas Dekker To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clear mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the Ultimate Purpose toward which I am working; […]

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Aug. 13, 2017, 2:12 a.m.

How to Make a Marshmallow Shooter

It’s hard to imagine something less lethal than marshmallows, which is what makes them the perfect ammunition if you’re going to teach a child how to make a gun. As summer winds down, bored kids across the country are looking to squeeze the last bit of fun out of their break from school, and eager […]

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Aug. 13, 2017, 12:42 a.m.

What to Do in a Sandstorm

Sandstorms occur when high winds roll across barren expanses of dry soil, kicking up dust and carrying it along as they travel. They can move at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour and can easily reach heights taller than a 5-story building. The resulting cloud traveling across a landscape of dunes (or a […]

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Aug. 11, 2017, 4:51 p.m.

Social Briefing #12: Should You Talk About Politics, Religion, and Money?

Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills. Read more on their raison d’etre. You’ve probably heard it said that you should never discuss religion, money, or politics with people. In terms of discussing these “charged” topics with good friends you’ve known awhile, this adage is overly cautious. While you […]

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Aug. 11, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

Podcast #329: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life for Good

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably got some habits you’d like to change: maybe you want to quit smoking or eat better or check your phone less. And if you’re like most people, you’ve probably tried making those changes, and failed. And after failing again and again, you just gave up. My guest today […]

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Aug. 10, 2017, 5:41 p.m.

You Don’t Have to Be an Entrepreneur: The 4 P’s of a Great Job

Being an entrepreneur — an owner, a starter, a founder — is pretty sexy right now. It’s seen as being a job with freedom, flexibility, control, and enormous money-making potential. These days, it’s seemingly every millennial’s dream to start and run a successful company. Everyone wants to be a CEO and pitch to billionaire investors […]

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Aug. 9, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Podcast #328: The Hype and Truth of Intermittent Fasting

During the past 10 years or so there’s been a lot of chatter about the health benefits of intermittent fasting — that is, going without food for a short window of time on a regular basis. Some of the touted benefits of intermittent fasting include shredding body fat while maintaining muscle, improving blood sugar levels […]

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Aug. 8, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

The Insidious Disguises of Jealousy

When the author Roald Dahl was twenty-two, he boarded a ship leaving England to start his first job working for the Shell Company in East Africa. On the fourth day of the voyage, he woke up early and relaxed in the top bunk of his cabin. Looking through a porthole positioned near his pillow, he […]

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Aug. 7, 2017, 4:14 p.m.

The Simple Sabotage Manual

In 1944, the Allied troops were gaining ground on the battlefields of WWII, but still faced opposition from the Axis powers. The weaker that enemy targets could be made, the easier and faster the military’s job would be in wresting Europe back from its occupying forces. The U.S. government thus began a strategy to undermine […]

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Aug. 4, 2017, 2:33 p.m.

Podcast #327: Heading Out — The History of Camping

Camping is one of America’s favorite pastimes. About 50 million Americans head out into the wilderness each year to refresh and reinvigorate themselves. While it may seem like camping as a recreational activity has always been around, camping as we know it today is actually relatively new. For most of human history, camping is what […]

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Aug. 4, 2017, 1:58 a.m.

Embracing the Grind in Barbell Training (And Beyond)

If you’ve just started a linear progression barbell training program — you’re adding weight to the bar with every workout — you may have noticed that you can consistently add that weight without feeling like you have to strain yourself very much to complete the lifts. But the day inevitably comes when you get under […]

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Aug. 2, 2017, 6:45 p.m.

The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: August 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 Jack from Atlanta. He chose the Everyday Backpack from Peak Design. Will you take home this month’s prize? […]

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Aug. 2, 2017, 6:14 p.m.

Podcast #326: How to Raise Boys

While there’s been a big push in recent decades to help girls thrive in school and in the workplace, boys in America have quietly been struggling. For example, boys are more likely to have learning and discipline issues in school and are less likely to graduate high school than girls, more women are now attending […]

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Aug. 2, 2017, 1:27 a.m.

The Tragic, Liberating Message About Manliness Hidden in American Tall Tales

John Henry was born with a hammer in his hand. The unusually large and strapping baby grew up to be an unusually large and powerful man; 7 feet tall, his arms were as thick as tree trunks and his shoulders were so wide he had to walk sideways through doors. After being freed from slavery, […]

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July 31, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

Manvotional: A Real Man

“A Real Man” From A Heap o’ Livin’, 1916 By Edgar A. Guest Men are of two kinds, and he Was of the kind I’d like to be. Some preach their virtues, and a few Express their lives by what they do. That sort was he. No flowery phrase Or glibly spoken words of praise […]

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July 29, 2017, 9:29 p.m.