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Perfect French Toast: A Classic Recipe | The Art of Manliness

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” –John Gunther<p>I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Gunther. Some of my favorite moments at home are spent …

Best Weapon For Home Defense

Y’know, it’s a good thing I didn’t start this blog in order to make friends… as I’m sure this post won’t win me many. But I gotta go with what I …

Self Defense

DIY AA Batteries!

Introduction: DIY AA Batteries!<p>Today we're going to learn how to easily make our own batteries from very inexpensive household materials.<p>An AA …

E-cigarettes can produce more formaldehyde than regular cigarettes, study says

A preliminary study in the New England Journal of Medicine raises a new worry about electronic cigarettes – exposure to formaldehyde.<p>Under certain conditions, taking 10 puffs from an e-cigarette would expose a user to about 2.5 times as much formaldehyde as he or she would get from smoking a single …

Public Health

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

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> …

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Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

The sandwich you know and adore is no longer just for kids. Elemental in its construction and primal in its comfort, grilled cheese is the sandwich that's as easy to make as it is to love. The American-single-on-white version, with its soft melted cheese, golden-brown crust, and irresistible …

Cooking

How to Make Homemade Pasta | The Art of Manliness

To date, I’ve never had to sleep in the <i>doghouse</i>.<p>As a kid, I fondly remember the first time I thought I’d have such an opportunity. Dad and I were …

Denver student protesters cheered when car struck officer, union official says

Denver high school students protesting recent civilian deaths involving police chanted "Hit him again!" after a car struck four bicycle officers - injuring one critically - Wednesday night, the city's police union charged.<p>Officer John Adsit underwent six hours of surgery Thursday for injuries …

Austin cop's sure shot stopped crazed gunman

Holding the reins of two horses with one hand, Austin Police Sgt. Adam Johnson raised his service pistol and fired a bullseye into the target some 312 feet away.<p>Down went Larry McQuilliams, and so ended his rampage through the streets of the Texas capital, where he’d fired more than 100 rounds from …

Life Advice From Winston Churchill | The Art of Manliness

Last month, we published a post on 6 reasons why it’s especially hard to become an adult in the modern world, and argued that despite this …

60+ Family Tradition Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Last week we published an article that discussed why and how to establish family traditions. Traditions offer numerous benefits: they strengthen your …

Kids

General Douglas MacArthur's Prayer for His Son | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: While General Douglas MacArthur was stationed in Australia and acting as Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific</i> …

Vain

How to Succeed in Uncertain Times | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Kyle Eschenroeder.</i><p>“It is not given to human beings – happily for them, otherwise life would be intolerable – …

Self-improvement

How to Turn Your Garage Into a Home Gym | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jerred Moon</i>.<p>Are you sick of all that is involved with getting in shape — with becoming stronger and …

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> …

How Forgetfulness Torpedos Your Journey to Becoming the Man You Want to Be, and Remembrance Is the Antidote | The Art of Manliness

Around 4:30am early one August morning in 2005, five 20-somethings decided to go explore a cave nestled in the side of a Provo mountain. When they …

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