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Don't Ever Get Locked Out of the House Again

Eternal shame isn’t the only reason to bypass the locksmith. The Federal Trade Commission warns that some locksmiths lack professional training, and many states don’t require formal licensing<p>Slam! Click. Ohhh, crap. Now you need back in—fast. Sure, you could call a locksmith, if you have an hour to …

Licensing

How to Be Reliable: 15 Maxims on Becoming a Reliable Man | The Art of Manliness

As we head into our last week of this “Heading Out on Your Own” series, I’d like to pause from our “harder,” more practical skills to talk about a …

How to Answer the Questions You Always Get Asked When Meeting Someone | The Art of Manliness

Almost every time you meet someone new, there are three questions you will probably have to answer during your conversation:<p><b>What’s your name?</b>• <b><br>What do</b> …

Get Ahead by Getting Dirty

What you can take away from Mike Rowe's time in the trenches<p>Mike Rowe, the former host of <i>Dirty Jobs</i>, loves to shine a spotlight on the best parts of doing some of the worst work in America. This fall he returns to TV with CNN’s <i>Somebody’s Gotta Do It</i>, a show about more folks whose bizarre efforts …

Vocational Education

How to Make Good Decision, From Ben Franklin | The Art of Manliness

“My way is to divide half a sheet of paper by a line into two columns; writing over the one Pro and over the other Con. Then during three or four …

5 Kama Sutra Positions You Should Try

Whether you're looking for deep penetration or a short, fast quickie, the Kama Sutra has a position for that<p>Looking to move beyond missionary? Try turning to the Kama Sutra—the ancient sex bible that's full of bizarre, awkward, and ridiculously acrobatic sex positions that most of us have never …

How to Build Your Mental Toughness: 4 Exercises Inspired by War | The Art of Manliness

Jeremy Hall knew his mission was on the verge of going to pieces.<p>The year was 2003, and the Iraq War had just begun. Hall was a member of a secretive …

Things All Scouts Should Know: 16 Camping and Life Hacks from 1911 | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: In 1911, the first edition of</i> Boys’ Life <i>magazine was published. The first several issues included a short-lived section called “Things</i> …

5 Simple Strategies For Bigger Muscles

Weightlifting

What Strengthens and Weakens Our Integrity - Part 3: Stop the Spread of Immorality | The Art of Manliness

Welcome back to our series on what weakens our integrity and how to strengthen it. Thus far we have discussed how we decide to commit a dishonest …

Why You Should Parent Like a Video Game | The Art of Manliness

From boyhood all the way through my college years I loved playing video games – many a night you could find me mashing the buttons on my controller …

How to Cook With Alcohol + 5 Alcohol-Infused Recipes | The Art of Manliness

Out of all the articles I’ve written for AoM, I must admit that I enjoyed this assignment the most. You see, I subscribe to the two-hand cooking …

The Two Things Robin Williams Taught Me

I was so saddened to learn that Robin Williams had passed, apparently by suicide. The world has lost an amazing and irreplaceable talent.<p>A few years back, I had the honor and privilege to attend a small dinner with Robin, hosted by my friends David Wilkie and Keith Ferrazzi, and my first company …

Fixing chess: One game developer's redesign of a 1,500-year-old game

The weekend's chess matches with my father ended as they always do, but with a twist.<p>I lost, mostly, but it wasn't to a checkmate. Instead it happened four times when he managed to get both of his warrior kings across the board's midline. That last midline crossing happened despite my defensive …

Leadership Lessons From Ernest Shakleton | The Art of Manliness

In September of 1914, Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton set out on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition with the goal of being the first man …

How To Make Supply Chains More Efficient

Next up for a cloud computing makeover — the supply chain.<p>Think about it. The pressure on supply chains these days is massive. Globalization, digitally empowered consumers, periodic extreme weather, and a cutthroat pace of change are just a few challenges that supply chains face.<p>Which is why …

Getting Tough With Yourself | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is guest post from Marcus Brotherton. It originally ran on Men Who Lead Well (www.marcusbrotherton.com).</i><p><b>One harmful mindset that</b> …

How to Survive a Plane Crash: 10 Tips That Could Save Your Life | The Art of Manliness

We often think that plane crashes are catastrophic and unsurvivable events. Thanks to movies and 24/7 news channels, the enduring image of a plane …

His Wife Passed Away at 37, and Left Him Devastated. But What This Man Learned Changed His Life—and He Hopes It Will Change YOURS, too

Are you making the most of your life?<p>You’re putting off things that you need to do. Maybe your garage looks like a Tetris malfunction. Or you need to stain your deck. Or you need to call someone who you can pay to stain your deck.<p>I could give you 20 examples, and you’d probably nod your head to at …

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How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

Unbroken: Louis Zamperini Life Lessons | The Art of Manliness

Sometimes stories are so slender that to become movies, Hollywood has to generously pad and exaggerate the scanty details.<p>In the case of the current …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

5 Reasons She Hates Oral Sex

If she doesn't dig going down, the blame might be yours<p>Can't break her BJ embargo? While some women just aren't interested in fellatio, your partner may be fine with it—but <i>you</i> could be killing her desire to go down below. Here are five things you do that turn her off to oral sex.<p><b>1. You get handsy.</b> …

Sexuality

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

2 Lung-Busting Swim Workouts You Have to Try

The intense heart-rate pumping and the persistent burn in your muscles will broaden your shoulders and whittle your waistline for the chiseled look of a champion<p>We've already covered how swimming can help you build a <b>long, lean, V-shaped torso</b>. But if you find your trips up and down the lap lane a …

Swimming

How to Enter a Room with Confidence and Authority | The Art of Manliness

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” –Will Rogers<p>Charlie Dresow knew when he entered the courtroom that every eyeball would be …

Leadership Lessons from General Eisenhower: How to Build Morale in Those You Lead | The Art of Manliness

Dwight D. Eisenhower had unarguably one of the longest and most taxing leadership roles in American history. For two decades, the lives of thousands, …

William McRaven Texas Commencement | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following commencement address was given last week to the graduates of the University of Texas by Naval Admiral William H.</i> …

How to Do Epic Things: The 3 Obstacles to Overcome | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Khaled Allen.</i><p>Two hundred and fifty kilometers across the Sahara Desert sounded perfect. He had just started …