The Art Of Manliness


How to Make an Improvised Gas Mask

Last week I took part in the GoRuck Constellation here in Tulsa. Unlike the GoRuck Challenge with its hefting of heavy logs and doing lots of push-ups and squats, Constellation is a scenario-based event in which you learn urban survival skills and the techniques of escape and evasion from former U.S. military special operators. The […]

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June 2, 2017, 7:48 p.m.

Podcast #309: Why Going Blind Was the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Isaac Lidsky

Sight. It’s something we all take for granted…until it stops working the way it’s supposed to. While most of us will only have to deal with the annoyances of less than 20/20 vision, my guest today went from fully sighted to completely blind when he was a teenager. While terrifying and debilitating at first, he learned […]

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June 1, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

Introducing the New “Stay Manly” Mug

A few years ago we introduced our one-of-a-kind Art of Manliness etched mug. It’s since become one of our biggest sellers in the AoM Store and we’ve seen it crop up on the desks of men around the world. We’ve had requests to offer a mug in a different color and design, and today we make […]

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June 1, 2017, 7:05 p.m.

10 Things I Would Do If I Were Twenty-One

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from The Business of Living by Frank Crane. It has been condensed from the original. Published in 1920, it’s a real gem. Enjoy the read. The voyager entering a new country will listen with attention to the traveler who is just returning from its exploration; and the young […]

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The Art Of Manliness
May 31, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

Podcast #308: Reconsidering the Trades With Mike Rowe

In America, there’s an assumption that the most meaningful careers are found in office buildings, among those taking part in the information economy rather than in the nitty gritty of blue collar trades. To be eligible for these desirable white collar jobs, you need to take out tens of thousands of dollars in student loans […]

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May 30, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

9 New Products in the AoM Store! Zippo Lighter, Pint Glass, New Tees, and More

We’ve recently added some great new products to the Art of Manliness Store that we’d like to introduce you to. Check ’em out below. Every purchase you make helps support the work we do here at the Art of Manliness, and there are even more great items coming in the next few months, so stay tuned! “Carry […]

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May 26, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

Podcast #307: Make Your Bed, Change the World

A few years ago a commencement speech given at the University of Texas by a retired Navy SEAL and Navy Admiral went viral. The message of the speech? Make your bed and you can change the world. My guest today is the man who gave that speech and he’s recently published a book where he expands […]

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May 26, 2017, 2:47 p.m.

9 New Products in the AoM Store! Zippo Lighter, Pint Glass, New Tees, and More

We’ve recently added some great new products to the Art of Manliness Store that we’d like to introduce you to. Check ’em out below. Every purchase you make helps support the work we do here at the Art of Manliness, and there are even more great items coming in the next few months, so stay tuned! “Carry […]

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The Art Of Manliness
May 26, 2017, 10:58 a.m.

Social Briefing #8: How to Have Better Conversations By Asking More Open-Ended Questions

Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills. Read more on their raison d’etre. Initiating small talk with someone may be the hardest part of managing an interaction, but once you’ve taken those first few steps, your work isn’t yet done. After exchanging a few pleasantries, your job […]

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May 25, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

How to Treat a Venomous Snakebite

Out of the 3,000 or so snake species in the world, less than 10% are venomous in a truly dangerous way. But that still leaves a few hundred varieties you need to keep an eye out for the next time you’re tromping through the wilderness. As always, the best way to treat a snakebite is […]

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The Art Of Manliness
May 25, 2017, 2:38 p.m.

Take the TR/JFK 50-Mile Challenge

As an adherent of “the strenuous life” — a believer in “bodily vigor as a method of getting that vigor of soul without which vigor of the body counts for nothing” — Theodore Roosevelt tried to get in two hours of physical activity every afternoon. While serving as president, this exercise typically consisted of tennis matches, […]

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The Art Of Manliness
May 24, 2017, 5:54 p.m.

Podcast #306: What a Magician Can Teach You About Being More Successful

Almost every boy goes through a magic phase at some point in his life. When I was eight, I was convinced that I was going to be the next David Copperfield. Besides walking away with some cool tricks to do at parties or to impress your nieces and nephews with, my guest today says your childhood magic […]

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May 24, 2017, 12:26 a.m.

Your Summer Grilling Secret: Using Wood Planks for Delicious Grilled Eats

As the mercury rises, so do hopes of upping our grilling game. If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a little tip, a unique seasoning, or a handy new tool to impress not only your taste buds, but your friends, family, and neighbors too. This year, I’ve discovered the wonders of using wood planks […]

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The Art Of Manliness
May 22, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

Legendary Bodybuilder Joe Weider’s Advice on How to Make Women Like You

Editor’s note: As one of the fathers of modern bodybuilding, Joe Weider founded the International Federation of Bodybuilders, created the Mr./Ms. Olympia contests, and published numerous fitness magazines. He also developed several weight training programs in the 1950s, many of which were available by mail-order. Weider was interested in helping his clients build the whole man, and along with the booklets […]

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The Art Of Manliness
May 19, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

Podcast #305: Lessons from the Epic Age of Flight

While the first manned flight took place in 1903, it wouldn’t be until WWI that aeronautical advances were made that would turn aviation into more than just a county fair spectacle. While many men contributed to moving manned flight forward during this period, three men in particular stood out: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, and Charles […]

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The Art Of Manliness
May 18, 2017, 6:29 p.m.

How to Ace Your Next Phone or Skype Interview

Before you ever get the chance to extol your virtues to a potential employer during an in-person interview, it’s likely you’ll have first answered some questions over the phone or via Skype (or other video software). It’s easier for all parties, especially for the first round when you’re really just trying to feel each other […]

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The Art Of Manliness
May 17, 2017, 2:45 p.m.

Podcast #304: What Football Can Teach Boys About Being Men

Football is often seen as an incubator of rough and wild masculinity. But one former NFL lineman, turned church minister, turned high school football coach, sees football as a platform to teach young men how to be both tough and tender. My guest today on the podcast spent a season with this sage coach and walked […]

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The Art Of Manliness
May 16, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

Buy Our New Book! The Illustrated Art of Manliness Is Now Available

After a year and a half of hard work, I’m happy to announce that The Illustrated Art of Manliness is now available in bookstores everywhere. Go get a copy today! First, a big thanks to all of you who pre-ordered a copy (or copies) of the book back in April. Thanks to your support, we were able to […]

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The Art Of Manliness
May 16, 2017, 3:45 p.m.

The 10 Physical Skills Every Man Should Master

You probably started crawling when you were about nine months old, and walking at a year. You likely got running around a year later, and learned how to jump not long after that. In the months and years that followed, you got the hang of many other physical movements that helped you explore your world, […]

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The Art Of Manliness
May 16, 2017, 4:25 a.m.

Social Briefing #7: How to Initiate Small Talk Using the ARE Method

Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills. Read more on their raison d’etre. So you know how to approach people to initiate a conversation, and how to make it more likely that folks will approach you to chat. But once you’re “in” what then? How do you […]

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May 12, 2017, 2:37 p.m.