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Advice on Being a Man from 8 Friendly Neighborhood Barbers | The Art of Manliness

Day in and day out barbers shoot the breeze with the wide variety of men who walk into their shops. As these men settle in the barber’s chair and get …

Mercury the two-legged cat does the world's cutest T. rex impressions

Mercury the cat was found at five weeks old with no front legs. His limbs were unfortunately too injured to accommodate prosthetics, so being the …

The Black Prism

• <b>Author:</b> Brent Weeks<p>THE BLACK PRISM begins a brand new action-packed tale of magic and adventure ...<p>Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows …

Assassin's Apprentice

• <b>Author:</b> Robin Hobb<p>Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father's gruff stableman. He is treated like an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him sectetly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in …

Influx

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel Suarez<p><b>New York Times bestselling author Daniel Suarez imagines a chilling future where technological advances are held hostage by the government in this thriller that perfectly blends “nail-biting suspense with accessible science” (Publishers Weekly).</b><p>Physicist Jon Grady and his team …

Krav Maga Technique of the Month: Defending a Straight Stab | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from krav maga expert David Kahn’s book</i> Krav Maga Weapon Defenses.<p>Welcome back to another installment of the Krav …

Jokers Wild

• <b>Author:</b> George R.R. Martin & Wild Cards Trust<p><b>Now in development for TV: Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor ofWild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.</b><p>Let the …

The Sorcerer's Ring Bundle (Books 1,2,3)

• <b>Author:</b> Morgan Rice<p>“THE SORCERER’S RING has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for …

Skin Game

• <b>Author:</b> Jim Butcher<p><b>From Jim Butcher comes the newest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files...</b><p>Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day. Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab …

The Lies of Locke Lamora

• <b>Author:</b> Scott Lynch<p><b>“Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch’s first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, exports the suspense and wit of a cleverly constructed crime caper into an exotic realm of fantasy, and the result is engagingly entertaining.”—The Times (London)</b> <br>An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in …

Emperor of Thorns

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Lawrence<p><b>In the final novel in the Broken Empire Trilogy, the boy who would rule all may have finally met his match...</b> <br>King Jorg Ancrath is twenty now—and king of seven nations. His goal—revenge against his father—has not yet been realized, and the demons that haunt him have only grown …

Witch Wraith

• <b>Author:</b> Terry Brooks<p><b>From bestselling author Terry Brooks comes the final thrilling novel in a brand-new trilogy—The Dark Legacy of Shannara!</b> <b><br>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>For centuries the Four Lands enjoyed freedom from its demon-haunted past, protected by magic-enhanced borders from the dark dimension …

Broken Blade

• <b>Author:</b> J.C. Daniels<p><b>Kit Colbana: assassin, thief, investigator extraordinaire. Now broken.</b><p>She always expected her past to catch up with her but never like this. Haunted by nightmares and stripped of her identity, she’s retreated to Wolf Haven, the no-man’s land where she found refuge years before. …

Shadow's Edge

• <b>Author:</b> Brent Weeks<p>From <i>New York Times</i> Bestselling author Brent Weeks...<p>Kylar Stern has rejected the assassin's life. The Godking's successful coup has left Kylar's master, Durzo, and his best friend, Logan, dead. He is starting over: new city, new friends and new profession.<p>But when he learns that …

Royal Assassin

• <b>Author:</b> Robin Hobb<p>Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and returns to the court where he is …

The Name of the Wind

• <b>Author:</b> Patrick Rothfuss<p>The riveting first-person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime- ridden city, to his daringly brazen yet successful …

Cicada 3301

<b>Cicada 3301</b> is a nickname given to an organization that on three occasions has posted a set of puzzles to possibly recruit codebreakers/linguists …

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How to Talk to Your Barber | The Art of Manliness

Think back to your last haircut. How’d you feel about it when you walked out of the shop? Disappointed? While your disappointing haircut might have …

The beginners guide to breaking website security with nothing more than a Pineapple

You know how security people get all uppity about SSL this and SSL that? Stuff like posting creds over HTTPS isn’t enough, you have to load login …

How to Make a Leather Sheath for a Knife (Or Anything Else) | The Art of Manliness

Sometimes you want an item close at hand: not in a pocket, but right there where you need it. A pocket watch, compass, knife, cell phone, or any …

35 Questions That Will Change Your Life

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.”</i> – Voltaire<p><i>“We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.”</i> – Carl Sagan<p><i>“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”</i> – Ayn Rand<p>As I turn 35 and think of my life so …

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Many ACM members concerned about the recent disclosures of massive worldwide surveillance of civilians wonder how to respond. My recommendation is to …

August 2, 2013

Each week, we get sent literally millions (and by "literally millions" we mean "not actually literally at all, but still, you know, a lot") of photos …

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12 Guys of Christmas: The Adventurer

He might not know where he's going, but he knows what he'd like under the tree this year.<p>He shows up at Christmas dinner with new scars and less …

A Little Fellow Follows Me - Anonymous Poem | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: In honor of Father’s Day, I wanted to share an anonymously-penned poem that’s hung in my parents’ home for as long as I can remember.</i> …

Learn a Foreign Language Quickly | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Benny the Irish polyglot who writes at Fluent in 3 Months.</i><p>Imagine being able to blend in undetected in another …

Krav Maga: A Primer on the Martial Art of the Israeli Defense Forces | The Art of Manliness

I can’t remember how I first heard about Krav Maga, but I do remember being immediately intrigued. All martial arts have an appeal to most men and …