In the past few years, there’s been a lot written about the ills of the “masks of masculinity.” These supposed social masks are the source of personal problems in the lives of men as well as countless societal problems. But what if the problem isn’t the masks of masculinity themselves? What if the problem is […]
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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). My Picks This Month 1. Myles Elements Crew. How do you upgrade one of the most enduring styles in menswear? By upgrading the […]
Last year I read over 120 books. When I posted a collage of my favorite of those 120 reads on Instagram, a lot of guys asked me what my secret was for digesting that many tomes in 12 months. I’ve developed some tactics during my years of reading for both work and pleasure, and I […]
You’re staying in a cabin with some friends and family in the remote wilderness far from civilization. It’s quiet. Pristine. Life is good. One morning while your buddy is splitting wood, his maul glances off the log and cuts into his leg, leaving a large gash. While the wound is large and deep, the maul […]
Editor’s note: At the back of the modern U.S. Marine Corps field manual, Survival, Evasion, and Recovery, you’ll find an appendix on maintaining “the will to survive.” It offers a succinct list of points a Marine should keep in mind if he finds himself in a really tight spot. They touch on both a man’s psyche […]
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How long can a human run without stopping? What’s the most weight a human can deadlift? Will someone ever run a mile in less than three minutes and thirty seconds? My guest explores these questions in his latest book, and along the way uncovers insights into all the factors that go into pushing the limits […]
The Philadelphia Eagles might have recently gained a slew of new fans, but the city’s iconic sandwich, the cheesesteak, has always been destined for greatness. I like to think that such distinguished and famed foodstuffs are created both out of necessity and a desire for simplicity. As the story goes, the Philly cheesesteak was created […]
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If you’re a parent, you likely want your kid to flourish and succeed. And according to my guest today, the best way to do that is to let your kid fail. Her name is Jessica Lahey and she’s a teacher and the author of the book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to […]
Media and literature on leadership abound. Everywhere you look, there’s another book, podcast, or motivational speech on how to become a better leader. People are clearly very interested in the topic, which isn’t at all surprising. Nearly everyone is a leader is some aspect of their lives — whether at home, at work, at church, […]
“Crippled for Life” From Climbing Manward, 1924 By Frank H. Cheley I once crippled a fellow-creature for life! Ignorantly, of course, but nevertheless effectively. He was a wonderfully attractive fellow too, in his bright clothes, and would have made a great stir in his own world if I had not interfered. As it was, he […]
It is almost guaranteed that every boy, at some point, wanted to be a cowboy. The thought of hopping on your trusty steed and riding off into the sunset is too perfect a dream to ignore. Learning how to ride a horse well, though, can take years. It involves understanding the nuances of a horse’s […]
As we’ve established over the years, there are a number of relatively easy automotive maintenance tasks that you can save money on by doing yourself. Not only that, there’s an intrinsic satisfaction that comes with fixing something with your own two hands, even if it’s a simple task. Let’s add to that list by showing […]
For thousands of years, philosophers and writers have debated the nature of courage. What is it? Are some people born more courageous than others? Can you learn to be courageous? My guest today set out to answer these questions by looking at courage through a scientific lens. His name is Robert Biswas-Diener. He’s a psychologist […]
Belts are worn for both function and style. A seemingly small accessory, they can have a surprisingly large impact on the impression you make. They can be a piece that pulls an outfit together, or end up becoming a distraction that sabotages its overall effect. Unfortunately, many men don’t know anything about belts, besides the […]
We find ourselves upon that holiday dedicated to romance, when our thoughts naturally tend towards the state of our relationships. Perhaps you’re single and wondering how to have better success with dating. Or already dating someone, and contemplating upping your commitment level. Or maybe you’re married and trying to keep the fire of love alive. […]
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Research has consistently shown that a good marriage can significantly improve a man’s happiness and quality of life. But a bad marriage can make you utterly miserable, and even ruin you financially as well. While many men chalk up the odds of a successful marriage to the luck of the draw, my guest today argues […]
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“Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a tiller of the ground. In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel for his part brought of the firstlings of his flock, their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his […]
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Editor’s note: The following is a reproduction of a booklet published in 1952: How to Perform Strong Man Stunts by Ottley R. Coulter. Coulter (1890-1976) was a devoted physical culturist, weightlifter, and circus strongman. He also served for decades on the Lemont Furnace, PA police force, and taught his fellow officers hand-to-hand combat techniques as an alternative […]
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party by Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam. Gagliano and Newnam argue that dinner parties can serve as “the very cornerstone of a healthy modern society.” But what actually constitutes a dinner party? They explain below, as well as in […]
According to my guest today, the past decade has seen the rise of a truly soul-sucking food trend. In fact, he argues it’s creating a hell on earth. What is this mealtime monster? It’s brunch. My guest’s name is Brendan Newnam and he, along with his co-author Rico Gagliano, is on a mission to destroy […]