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So in Dubai, the Number of Abandoned Luxury Cars Lying Around is Kind of a Problem

<i>S</i>ome cities have a litter problem, some suffer from high crime rates and others might have a lack of affordable housing. And then you have Dubai, …

Paris

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check …

#69: Be Your Own CFO with J.D. Roth

Can Men and Women Be 'Just Friends'?

We're still trying to crack the code.<p>404<p>SHARES<p>You’d think the iconic movie When Harry Met Sally would have settled the question decades ago. But, …

What it Means to be a Self-Made Man | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni,</i> <i>co-authors of</i> Rome’s Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato.<p>Cato the …

10 Best Songs About Dads | The Art of Manliness

The relationship between fathers and their children is one of the most important and influential of all human connections. Children want to be like …

How to Argue Rationally and Logically | The Art of Manliness

I hope you’ve enjoyed our series on classical rhetoric. Today, for our final entry in the series, we will be discussing logical fallacies. This is a …

Open Doors for Women: How and When to Do It | The Art of Manliness

Readers email us surprisingly often with questions about opening doors for women. AoM readers are interested in being gentlemen and obviously …

A Manly Handshake | AoM Instructional

How Make Difficult Decisions: Advice From Alvin York | The Art of Manliness

Corporal Alvin C. York silently led his squad of men through the thick underbrush and dense fog of the Argonne Forest early the morning of October 8, …

Yes, That’s a Tampon in My Mouth: The Swiss Army Survival Tampon -- 10 Survival Uses | The Art of Manliness

Do me a favor for the next five minutes. Try to forget everything you know about tampons. I know, it’s hard. But pretend that this is the first time …

Thatcher Is Gone: May We All Rest in Peace

I am a product of Margaret Thatcher’s United Kingdom. I served as guinea pig for every educational experiment she launched during her Premiership, …

Temps perdu

I just spent 21 hours getting from Berlin to Ottawa via Frankfurt and Toronto, incorporating a snow storm, several hours of delays, and doubtless …

Historical Heroes: Edward Jenner

Goodness, it’s been a while. For anybody wondering where I’ve been, I promise I’ve not been idle. On the contrary, expect to see three books from …

Treadmill Punishment

The Victorians knew the meaning of punishment. Among their more arcane penalties was the treadmill – a large wheel turned by a captive …

What Happened to Feminism?

Yesterday I read this story about a San Diego teacher who was ousted from her job for becoming pregnant out of wedlock, while the school in question …

Taxi-Driver Wisdom

It took me 49 hours to get from Ottawa to Berlin, largely thanks to one airline’s inability to be an airline. A conversation with said airline might …

On the Death of a Soubriquet

Long-term followers of this blog will have noted that Vir Beatum is no longer with us. He was a well-intentioned sort, somewhat pompous and acerbic. …

The Botticelli Renaissance

Botticelli died and was forgotten. Or so the story goes. Rediscovered in a substantial way by the Pre-Raphaelites, so began a long arc of repetition, …

Bestiality in a Time of Smallpox

Wellcome Library, LondonCan any person say what may be the consequence of introducing the <i>Lues Bovilla</i>, a <i>bestial</i> humour – into the human frame, after …

Liberals Narrow the Gap

Canadians have offered up the most interesting three-way I’ve seen this year. It’s election season (note the ‘l’), after all.<br>As the polls seem to …

Dr Jenner's Dead Cut

In the summer of 1808, the already famous Gloucestershire doctor, Edward Jenner, was in London, having a miserable time. The inventor of vaccine …

Embodying Hope: Vaccination During the Napoleonic Wars

Vaccination was born in a time of war. Children, principal vectors of the smallpox virus, became the incubators of immunological hope.<br>Prior to the …

Edward Jenner and the Politics of Smallpox Vaccination

Transcript of a paper read at the Department of Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University, January 20, 2016.<br>You can purchase Edward Jenner: …

A Shot in the Arm

Juggling multiple projects, it is perhaps unsurprising that one sometimes tries to catch all the knives in one hand. The release of a policy …

Pain: The Forgotten Emotion

[Transcript of a paper given at the University of Melbourne, Australia, November 18, 2015]<br>Today I want simply to give you a brief insight into the …

The History of Emotions: Foundations

Every now and again I run into a wall. Great and sustained bursts of writing resolve themselves into deep depressions of inactivity. The marathon …

Tea and Sympathy

The English are supposed to be experts at tea and sympathy. In my experience, and I say this as an insider, they're pretty bad at both.<br>Let's get the …