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Skills Every Young Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: An AoM reader recently wrote me a letter recommending I look up this old essay, which originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine in</i> …

How to Make Small Talk | The Art of Manliness

Are you already kind of dreading meeting your freshman dorm roommate for the first time, wondering what you’re going to say?<p>When you spot an …

Conversation Etiquette: 5 Dos and Don'ts | The Art of Manliness

I think we’ve all encountered men who have a knack for good conversation. They can talk to anybody about anything in a laid-back, casual manner that …

How to Build Your Vocabulary In 5 Easy Steps | The Art of Manliness

Today, we’re going to talk about removing another kind of filler from your speech (and your writing as well): empty words. Just like empty calories …

Deliberate Practice: The Secret of Greatness | The Art of Manliness

What creates great men? What made Ted Williams the greatest hitter in the history of baseball? What made Shakespeare one of history’s greatest …

Respect at Work: Get More Today With These Tips | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber.</i><p>Most men aim to like their jobs, and all men want to be respected. But doing a great job and being …

45 Hobbies for Men | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: Be sure to check out the follow-up, 22 More Manly Hobbies.</i><p>Back in the day, leisure time was not thought of as a chance to “veg out,” …

How to Make the Most of Life | A Manvotional | The Art of Manliness

<b>“How to Make the Most of Life”</b> <b><br>From Every-day Religion, 1886</b> <b><br>By James Freeman Clarke</b><p>Some persons make a great deal of life; others very little. To some …

The Importance of Eye Contact | The Art of Manliness

How often have you talked with another guy who never looked you in the eye during the entire length of the conversation? Or perhaps he did meet your …

How to Be Successful in Your Twenties | The Art of Manliness

<b>At age 20:</b> Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and cofounded Microsoft, and Sir Isaac Newton began developing a new branch of mathematics.<p><b>At age 21:</b> …

How to End a Conversation Like a Man | The Art of Manliness

We’ve done several articles on the Art of Manliness covering the wonderful art of conversation, from its dos and donts, to how to make small talk, to …

Grilling the Perfect Steak | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from AoM reader and friend Cameron Ming. Cameron is an award-winning barbequer and griller here in Oklahoma.</i><p>One …