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How to Survive a Shark Attack | The Art of Manliness

Ahhhh…. life couldn’t be better. You’re finally on that vacation in the Florida Keys that you’ve been planning for the past year. And it couldn’t …

This Classic Game Actually Will Make You Smarter

Crack out your chessboard: A surprising new study reveals this always-challenging strategy game boosts brain connectivity<p>Old school board games might typically be reserved for game nights and power outages, but you should consider dusting off that old chessboard and brushing up. A recent Chinese …

Your Life Isn't Limitless! Narrow Your Career Choices for Greater Happiness | The Art of Manliness

<i>“You can do anything you put your mind to!”</i><p><i>“The sky’s the limit!”</i><p><i>“You’re the best!”</i><p><i>“Follow your dreams!”</i><p>Did you hear these kinds of things growing …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Straight Razor Restoration | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Matt Pisarcik and Sebastian Sandersius.</i><p>When you think of the manliest way of shaving, your mind undoubtedly …

Ten Top Credit Card Choices From College To Retirement

Not all credit cards are created equal. Different types can help you meet different financial goals at various stages of your life, from the first days of college to the golden years and retirement. Here's a selection of the options out there.

23 free things to do in Washington, DC

Accommodation aside, Washington, DC, is one of the most, er, capital-friendly cities in the world. From performances in the Kennedy Center to tours of the White House, and the Smithsonian's free museums and galleries (and zoo!), you can spend weeks having fun without spending a dime.<p>Tick off our 23 …

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

51 natural wonders so amazing it’s hard to believe they exist

The world’s an incredible place, but sometimes I’ll find myself somewhere and actually have to take a second and ask, “Really? This is exists?”<p>This …

National Parks

The Calligraphy Post

A few days ago I bought a course “Introduction of the Art of Modern Calligraphy” by Molly Jacques, which you should definitely check, and I fell in love with calligraphy.<p>Now I find this useful infographic with the basics of calligraphy, including tools. In case you want to try your skills you should try to do those exercise.<p>In both cases, (the classes from molly and this infographic) they ask you simple tools to begining your training:<p>Pen Holder<br>• Nikko G pointed, 303 and 404 Nibs (but you can …

How to Effectively Manage Your Attention | The Art of Manliness

In our last post we provided a big picture overview of what attention is and how it works. We explored the fact that while many people only think of …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

How to Shave with a Straight Razor | AoM Instructional

How to Back Up a Trailer | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Colin Braun.</i><p>So, you borrowed your father-in-law’s boat for your weekend at the cabin, or you bought a RV to …

How to Be Successful in Your Twenties | The Art of Manliness

<b>At age 20:</b> Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and cofounded Microsoft, and Sir Isaac Newton began developing a new branch of mathematics.<p><b>At age 21:</b> …

How to Survive Falling Through the Ice: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you live in a place where snowy and icy winters are the norm, you know the dangers of falling through the ice. And this guide is especially …

Unleash Your Inner Wolverine: How to Develop Superhuman Healing Power | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This article was a collaboration between Brett McKay and Chad Howse.</i><p>What man doesn’t want to be Wolverine?<p>He’s super strong, sports …

6 Reasons You Should Own a Survival Bow & Arrow | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com</i>.<p>I am a big fan of the bow and arrow for a variety of …

Toyota Tacoma Polar Expedition Truck

The standard Tacoma is one tough truck — but if you're trying to make it to the South Pole, you're going to need something a bit beefier. Something …

The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Here are ten of the best chocolatiers in the world.<p>Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a truffle, fudge, or some …

Instapainting Turns Your Photos Into Hand-Painted Oil Paintings On The Cheap

Surprise! It’s Valentine’s Day, the stealthiest of all the holidays. Sneaks up on you, doesn’t it?<p>If you’re trying to get a gift today, you… might be a bit short on options. Will you go with the gas station teddy bear? The twice-crushed box of chocolates? A bouquet of acceptable-looking roses for …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Guide to Life: Be Articulate

No, Alec. Always. Be. Orating.

How to Give a Good Compliment | The Art of Manliness

“Idle words are characterless and die upon utterance. Evil words rankle for a while, make contentions, and then die. But the hopeful, kind, cheering …

How to Build Your Vocabulary In 5 Easy Steps | The Art of Manliness

Today, we’re going to talk about removing another kind of filler from your speech (and your writing as well): empty words. Just like empty calories …

Skills Every Young Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: An AoM reader recently wrote me a letter recommending I look up this old essay, which originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine in</i> …

You May Be Strong . . . But Are You Tough? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Khaled Allen</i>.<p>As a little boy, I was scrawny, weak, and prone to illness (much like a certain former …

What It Means to be a Hero | The Art of Manliness

<b>“There Is Always a Time for Heroism”</b> <b><br>By GR Jordan</b> <b><br>From The Emerging Revival, 1946</b><p>Once Wendell Phillips and a young friend were sitting by the fire. It …

Straight Razor Shaving For Beginners | The Art of Manliness

Our very first post on the Art of Manliness was a introductory guide to shaving like your grandpa with a double-edged safety razor. Since then, we’ve …

A Home Maintenance Checklist: An Incredibly Handy Tool to Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: One of our commenters, Brandon Beeson, was kind enough to put this into a Google Doc as a checklist. Click here to access that document</i>. <i>Feel</i> …