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Heart of darkness: Scientists probe dark matter near Milky Way's core

Even though scientists have managed to quantify how much dark matter lurks in distant galaxies, astronomers have been hard-pressed to figure out how much of the mysterious stuff lies within our own.<p>But in a paper published in the journal Nature Physics, a team of researchers has managed to measure …

Dark Matter

How to Avoid Giving Backhanded Compliments | The Art of Manliness

A friend of mine told me about a compliment she received the other day from a co-worker. “Bridget,” he said to her, “you look like you’ve lost a lot …

Self-help

How to Be Assertive | The Art of Manliness

<i>Your boss consistently asks you at the last minute to come into work on the weekend. You say “yes” every time even though you have family plans. You</i> …

How to Start a Fire: Make Char Cloth | The Art of Manliness

To make a spark that can light a fire, all you need is flint, tinder, and some good old fashioned friction. It’s a fire-making method that’s been …

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

4 Body Parts She Wishes You'd Touch

Lavish a little attention on these under-appreciated spots and you'll both be glad<p>During foreplay it’s easy to spend energy on your girl’s headline features up front—who doesn’t want to use a little extra time caressing the girls? But, by focusing too much on predictable erogenous zones, like her …

Networking Tips for College Students | The Art of Manliness

Being a college student is a tough gig these days.<p>You have to deal with long hours at school, hefty tuition bills, the impending responsibilities of …

4 Tips for Better Dates | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Kyle J. Byard.</i><p>When I was in elementary school I had to do an essay on part of my family history. My father …

20 Manly Aphorisms | The Art of Manliness

When I was a young man, I would scoff at well-intentioned adults who would sometimes offer up little aphorisms when I got in trouble or had a …

8 Strategies for Meeting and Connecting with VIPs | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from</i> <i>John Corcoran</i><i>.</i><p><b>Imagine for a second that you’re in an elevator.</b> The doors have just opened and the CEO of your …

How to Field Dress a Squirrel | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p><b>**Disclaimer: This post contains a graphic step-by-step depiction of</b> …

Travel the World With a Backpack | The Art of Manliness

All images taken by Dave Danzeiser.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post by David Danzeiser.</i><p>I hung up the phone with the travel agent. I had just …

22 Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin | The Art of Manliness

Altoids have been freshening bad breath since the turn of the 19th century. But while they are touted as “Curiously Strong Mints,” perhaps the real …