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How to Wax Your Own Clothing and Gear | The Art of Manliness

Before the development of synthetic fabrics with their built-in water-resistant properties, men had to waterproof their clothing and gear from …

Raise a Kid Who Gets Invited Back

How to teach your child good manners and why being a good guest still matters<p>Whenever I send my 7-year-old to a friend's house, I hold my breath a …

25 Products Your Kids Will Totally Love This Summer

Keep your kids entertained without breaking a sweat.

Try This Bottoms-Up Kettlebell Challenge for Increased Strength

Kettlebell exercises are not for the faint of heart or the lax of technique. They are tremendously helpful in improving motor control and movement …

Workouts

10 Ways to Create Emotional Wellness through Daily Routine.

I’m not sure about you, but I find that I really have to make an effort to create time to support good health.<p>Getting to the source of what obstructs …

Podcast: Interview With Matt Moore | The Art of Manliness

If you’ve read the site for awhile, you’re likely familiar with Matt Moore, AoM’s resident food writer. Matt broke into the cookbook scene with his …

Self-improvement

An Illustrated Guide to Charcoal Grilling

Welcome to Grilling 101: Here's how to make the most of a charcoal chimney's worth of fuel, from blazing flames to the last dying ember.<p>There's something so satisfying about cooking an outdoor feast on a charcoal grill. But knowing what to grill—and when to grill it—can be a little intimidating, …

BBQ

9 Workout Programs That Build Rock Hard Muscle

You've been saying it all year along: "I'm going to really get myself in great shape this year," or "I really need to get myself BACK in great shape …

Facelifts

Why Staying Motivated Really Is Half the Battle

Whenever you want to accomplish in life, talent and skill will play a big role in your success or failure. But playing an equal role is your motivation. Nothing of value can be achieved or accomplished without being properly motivated to reach your goals. Without motivation, you are destined to …

Motivation

These 7 Quirky ways Can be the Secret to Your Happiness

Forget losing weight and saving money. Those are resolutions for amateurs. The times are such and the information thrown around is so overwhelming …

Men's Style Accessories: Hats, Watches, and Sunglasses | The Art of Manliness

In How to Build Your Wardrobe Part I we discussed why a man’s clothing is important, broke men up into groups, and listed the clothing they need. In …

What to Expect From Meditation

The world of meditation is intriguing and mysterious to those who have not tried it. For those who have meditated, they realize it's one of the most profound tools for gaining self-awareness, clarity and compassion. In this article I'll explain what to expect when sitting on a daily basis and then …

Meditation

Tip: Stretch the Hip Flexors

Sit on your butt most of the day? Try this dynamic stretch that'll get you ready for smooth, heavy lifting.<p>A hip flexor or glute medius stretch …

Researchers say you can enjoy the benefits of a good night’s sleep even if you’ve barely rested

If you’re constantly blaming your bad mood or scattered mind on a bad night’s sleep, it may be time to rethink. Research suggests the amount of sleep you <i>think</i> you got can be more important than actual shut-eye.<p>A 2014 study on “placebo sleep” found that when people were told they’d had a good …

The Brain

Upgrade Your Wardrobe on the Cheap | The Art of Manliness

Looking great is easy when you have unlimited resources.<p>However, most of us live within limited means where every dollar is accounted for.<p>So how do …

The Game-Changing Health Benefits of Walking for Just 10 Minutes a Day | Women's Health

Walk five minutes per hour and...<br>Burn up to 1,000 extra cals in a week, according to research from the University of Utah. When you add it up, in a 16-hour day (we're assuming you sleep for eight) you're clocking 80 minutes of light activity. <i>(Want to get in shape, fast? Check out Women's Health's</i> …

A Fascinating Theory Stating That All Mental Illness Is Connected Through What Captures Our Attention

A new video from The Atlantic provides animation for an interesting interview with David Kessler, the former Commissioner of the Food and Drug …

Mental Health

Fit for 40: Can a week of meditation mend my middle-aged mind?

What did you do last Monday night? Eat dinner? Watch Eastenders? Stare longingly at the phone praying for it to ring? I went to a small attic room in Brixton to meditate for two hours with eight strangers.<p>It’s all part of my ongoing project to arrive at my 40s with my mind and body primed to …

Mexican Coffee

Spice up your daily cup.<p>A bit of cinnamon and nutmeg (and a pinch of cayenne) give your coffee some bite. Cocoa and sugar add a note of sultry …

7 Best Exercises To Lose Weight At Home Easily

Our lives are so busy, finding the time to exercise can be a challenging task. If you don’t have the time to go to the gym every day, here are 7 …

10 Ways to Make (and Keep) Friendships as an Adult

When it comes to relationships, romance often grabs the spotlight. A simple glance in the self-help aisle of any bookstore reveals a thousand ways to …

Mental Health

The Butt-Burning Tabata Workout

Tabata workouts suck—in a good way. The method pushes your body to the limit for enormous conditioning benefits in only four minutes. It's …

Kate Upton

The 20-Minute Workout That Whipped Olivia Munn into ‘X-Men' Shape | Women's Health

Exercise 1 MEDICINE BALL UP-DOWN<p>Start in a plank position with your feet on a medicine ball and your forearms on the floor <b>(a)</b>. Push up onto your left hand, then your right hand, pressing your arms straight into a pushup position <b>(b)</b>. Reverse the movement, placing your left forearm on the floor <b>(c)</b> …

5 Best Marinade Recipes for Any Type of Meat or Seafood

If you’re looking for a way to infuse some flavor into your boring and bland chicken breast, steak, or seafood without adding a ton of additional …

How to sex your way to a six-pack

Close the door, draw the curtains, get a protein shake ready and find a willing training partner, and turn your bedroom into one of the best …

How To Wake Up Earlier: Science-Backed Tricks For Night Owls

Our modern lives strongly encourage the development night owl sleeping habits. There’s 24-hours services, bustling nightlife, artificial lighting and …

The Alcoholic Drinks Nutritionists Order for Themselves

When you hit up the bar at happy hour, you can be sure that any of these six drinks that nutritionists order for themselves will be a pretty safe bet

Nutrition

5 Ways to Kill Off Stress in Any Situation

Regardless of your life circumstance, stress probably plays a role in some shape or form in your everyday life. Some days are worse than others, but …

Don't Bite Me: 10 DIY Bug Repellents

(Image credit: IStock via Woman's Day)<p>Every year it's the same: as soon as my limbs are freed from winter's endless layers, they are attacked by all …

Spices