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How to Easily Season a Cast Iron Skillet | The Art of Manliness

My passion for cooking was first born in my grandmother’s kitchen. On Sundays, she would always host our entire family, extended family, friends, and …

Cast Iron Skillet

Boat Shoes: A Man's Complete Guide | The Art of Manliness

In the 1930s, Paul Sperry, a former Navy Sailor, avid outdoorsman, and designer of duck decoys, bought himself an old schooner that he fixed up and …

Men's Fashion

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

7 High-Protein Coffee Shakes That Will Make Any Morning Better

You’re running late and know that breakfast will take too long to put together. So you just grab a cup of coffee and hit the road. Sure, you’ll get …

Breakfast

Nintendo's latest update highlights what the Switch is missing

Nintendo today announced an update to the Switch, with the portable console adding support for social media friendships. Unfortunately, it feels like a blatant reminder of the features the console is missing.<p>One of the features packed into the 5.0.0 update is the ability to add friends from …

MIT's Veil service will make private browsing more private

After reports and studies revealed that browsers' private modes aren't that secure, MIT graduate student Frank Wang decided to take things into his own hands. He and his team from MIT CSAIL and Harvard have created a tool called Veil, which you could use on a public computer -- or on a private one …

8 Reasons to Start Working Out | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness.</i><p>I need you to think way back and remember the awesomeness that was grade school …

How to Break a Rack in Pool | The Art of Manliness

From the rough-and-tumble tables in biker taverns to the low-key games set up at family-friendly pizza joints, pool is a game accessible to just …

How to Know When Someone Is Lying to You | The Art of Manliness

Have you ever been burned by somebody because they told you an outright lie? It can happen in your personal or business life – you’re on cloud nine …

Lie Detection

A Democrat on Trump's voter fraud commission asked for more transparency. Here's what happened next

The request from Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap seemed to be a given for any member of President Trump’s voter fraud commission: He wanted transparency.<p>But Dunlap, among a handful of Democrats on the panel launched by executive order in May with the stated goal of restoring confidence and …

Government

Apple Creating a Link Between its App Stores Could Be a Sign of Even Bigger Things to Come

Earlier this week, Marc Gurman of Bloomberg, a man well known for his sources within and knowledge of Apple, dropped a bit of a bombshell. He reported that Apple will be shifting its App Store policies to allow Universal Binaries to be created that include dual iOS and macOS compatibility.<p><b>Big News,</b> …

How to Pick a Lock | The Art of Manliness

Back in October I had the pleasure of attending the ITS Tactical Muster, during which I learned several awesome manly skills. My favorite tutorial …

How to Make Beef Jerky | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Tim Ferriss‘ new book,</i> The Four Hour Chef<i>.</i><p><b>An Introduction to Dehydrating Food</b><p>Dehydration is all about removing …

9 Rules To Follow When Wearing A Suit

The suit is the be-all and end-all of men's style. Therefore we show you the rules to abide by when wearing one to make sure you look classy and …

This $40 million robotic 'plantscraper' will feed over 5,000 people per year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people.<p>A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is proposing that cities consider building what it calls …

Microsoft unveils big Xbox One game discounts for Black Friday

Microsoft revealed earlier this week that it’s cutting the Xbox One S price to its lowest point of $189 for Black Friday, and now it’s discounting games to match. Xbox Live Gold members can get early access to the deals, with a range of games seeing discounts up to 65 percent.<p>New games like <i>Call of</i> …

7 Personal Finance Tips For Your 30s | The Art of Manliness

A few months ago we published a post on 11 personal finance goals for your 20s. Today we take a look at 7 personal finance goals for your 30s. While …

Ex-Intel Heads Respond As Trump Muddles Message On Russian Influence In Election

Mixed statements from President Trump during his Asia trip drew criticisms at home Sunday, particularly over Russian President Vladimir Putin's claims that his country didn't meddle in the 2016 U.S. Elections.<p>On CNN's <i>State of the Union</i>, former CIA director John Brennan criticized comments Trump …

Words You'll Hear: Cuts To College Student Tax Credits

NPR's Michel Martin and <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Danielle Douglas-Gabriel talk about a piece of the House tax plan that you may not hear about: cuts to tax credits and deductions for college students.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Let's talk more about those tax overhaul plans that the House and …

More on the Military and Civilian History of the AR-15

This past Tuesday Dean Winslow, a medical doctor and retired Air Force colonel who had deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a flight surgeon, appeared before the Senate Armed Services committee. It was considering his nomination as the Trump administration’s assistant secretary of defense for health …

ITS Tactical Muster Review | The Art of Manliness

I’m a big fan of the website ITS Tactical. The founder and owner Bryan Black has done an awesome job of creating interesting content about tactical …

8 things you probably do without realizing they're toxic to your mental health

People often confuse high achieving behavior with perfectionistic behavior. High achievers are dedicated, determined individuals who have a strong desire to accomplish something that's important to them. Their achievements are not about what others will think of them or a fear of failure, it's to …

Here's How To Make The Perfect Sourdough Loaf At Home

Get baking!<p><b>BAKER’S SCHEDULE</b><p>Thursday–Saturday: Feed your starter until bubbly and active.<p>Saturday Evening: Make the dough, and let rise overnight.<p>Sunday Morning: Shape the dough, let rise again, score, and bake.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>50 g (1⁄4 cup) bubbly, active starter<p>350 g (11⁄3 cups plus 2 tbsp) warm …

How often you actually need to shower, according to science

When was the last time you showered?<p>If you're like most people, the answer is probably less than 24 hours ago.<p>There's no official protocol for how often to shower, but folks around the world — in countries like India, the US, Spain, and Mexico — all bathe about once a day (either with soap or …

A Primer on Flashlights: Every Man Should Carry a Torch | The Art of Manliness

From helping you find your way back to your campsite, to allowing you to find a missing widget under the bed, to providing illumination when the …

How to Bug-In: How to Survive a Natural Disaster | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p>As the East Coast of the United States recovers from Hurricane Sandy, …

Beginner's Guide to Deer Hunting | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Josh Cantrell and Kevin King.</i><p>The hunting of various species of wild deer has been a national passion and …

How to Make the Perfect Omelet: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

This post is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron delivers all the fresh ingredients and chef-created recipes needed so you can cook meals at …

How to Cook Eggs | The Art of Manliness

In my opinion, eggs are one of your best resources in the morning. Full of quality protein, virtually carb-free, and packed with vitamins and …

Podcast #347: The Science of Social Awkwardness | The Art of Manliness

You’ve likely experienced an awkward moment or two in your life. You say or do something that’s out of social sync, leaving the person you’re …