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How to Wax Your Own Clothing and Gear | The Art of Manliness

Before the development of synthetic fabrics with their built-in water-resistant properties, men had to waterproof their clothing and gear from …

6 Brutally Tough Workouts You Can Do on Your Lunch Break

Fair warning: They’ll kick your ass<p>A workout doesn’t have to be long to be tough. These quick 20 to 30 minute workouts from Gym Jones are testaments to that. They’re short, but incredibly brutal and unforgiving. Are you game?<p>If you want something even quicker, check out <b>The Unbelievable 4-Minute</b> …

The 20-Rep Core Torcher

Feel the temperature rise to ignite a burn in your six-pack<p>Not all core exercises <i>look</i> like they're blasting your abs. That's why after you finish blazing through this week's challenge, you'll feel a surprising sizzle in your six-pack.<p>"You might not realize it at the time—because you'll be focused …

Your Guide to the Perfect California Drawer

<b>n. LIFESTYLE [lahyf-stahyl]</b><p>“Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.” – from <i>White Noise</i> by Don DeLillo<p>If you …

Pack Your Dopp Kit Like a Pro

Traveling is great. Packing is not. Especially bothersome, though, is the dopp kit. Unless you’re Ryan Bingham, there’s a good chance you don’t …

How to Be Reliable: 15 Maxims on Becoming a Reliable Man | The Art of Manliness

As we head into our last week of this “Heading Out on Your Own” series, I’d like to pause from our “harder,” more practical skills to talk about a …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

The 25 Best Road Trip Songs Ever

These jams are guaranteed to get your motor running<p>Road trip! Whether you're rolling with your buddies or loading up the Family Truckster, Griswold-style, you're going to need some tunes to get you where you’re going. Luckily, musicians spend a lot of time on the road, which means there are tons of …

The 4 People Ruining Your Sex Life

And you're not getting laid by any of them!<p>Even if they aren’t lying in your bed, some people still have a way of leaving you—and your partner—unfulfilled in the sack. “Forget your penis: The largest sex organ you have is your brain,” says Paul Hokemeyer, Ph.D., a Manhattan-based marriage …

15 New Muscle Builders

Read about exercise variations and technique tweaks from some of the country's most innovative trainers.<p>The old reliable exercises are fine for producing old reliable results. But if you want a physique that's better than the body you have now, you need exercises that do more for you than the ones …

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

Street art is usually meant to disrupt its environment and to capture our attention, but the artists on this list practice a special technique that …

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The Resume Addition That Makes You Instantly Appear Smarter

A new study reveals how easy it is to look like a brainiac<p>Applying for a job? Put your middle name to work. Including your middle initial makes people think you're smarter, reports a new study published in the <i>European Journal of Social Psychology.</i><p>In the study, 500 participants read almost the same …

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The Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Build strength and torch fat from the comfort of anywhere with the ultimate no-weights workout plan<p>Guys can be wary of body-weight exercises for building muscle. But that's only because they treat them differently than free-weight and machine-based moves.<p>"If you stop doing hundreds of reps and …

The 5 Secrets of Effective Body-Weight Training

You don't have to lift weights to get fit. Just push yourself. Discover five ways to turn your body into the most effective muscle-building tool on the planet<p>Warning: your whole concept of strength training is about to change. How can we be so sure? Because for years, fitness insiders have told men …

The One Move You Need For a Six-Pack

Use this awesome single-arm move to blast every last inch of your core<p>Two is typically better than one—especially when it comes to ice cream scoops, dollar signs, and hot blondes. But when it comes to sculpting your abs, the best method often involves working one side of your body at a time, says …

A Fresh Look at Our National Parks

Glacier National Park, Montana<p>There are better ways to see our national parks than staring at Old Faithful or crawling in Yosemite’s traffic. Jump on a paddleboard, hike around a volcano or cast out in pristine waters - these trips put the parks in a whole new light.<p>This million-acre wilderness …

How to Create a Barbershop Hot Towel at Home | The Art of Manliness

One of the best parts of a barbershop straight razor shave are the copious amounts of hot towels the barber presses on your face. It’s so stinking …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

May I See You Home? 19th Century Calling Cards Guaranteed to Score You a Date | The Art of Manliness

In the 19th century, gentlemen used calling cards to formally introduce themselves to new acquaintances and to call upon friends and relatives in a …

20 Reasons Why Women Live Longer Than Men

It’s long been understood that, for the most part, women tend to live longer than men. While scientists have a number of theories on the issue, we …

The Last Meals Of Death-Row Inmates Photographed by Henry Hargreaves

There are about as many opinions on capital punishment as there are prisoners on death row, but most can agree that it’s a sobering practice. New …

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Convicts Write Letters Of Advice To Their Past Selves

Commercial photographer Trent Bell has created a series of powerful images that shows us what a group of U.S. Convicts would tell their past selves …

The 22 Most Brilliant Shower Thoughts Of All Time

The shower, along with other parts of the bathroom, is one of the only places that we visit every day where our mind can totally disconnect from the …

101 Reasons You Should Live In Texas At Least Once In Your Life

The stars at night are big and bright...<p>1. Queso. To be honest, the existence of queso is reason enough to live in Texas, but we'll give you a few more just for fun.<p>2. Blue Bell ice cream for days.<p>3. Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits from Whataburger. AKA your new favorite thing to eat that is actually …

17 “Bones” Conspiracy Theories, Ranked By Quality

"Thank god I am a conspiracy theorist and not a doomsday hysteric." —Jack Hodgins, Bones<p>Dr. Jack Hodgins (TJ Thyne) is famously paranoid and leery of institutions.* Throughout <i>Bones</i>' nine-season run, he's let us in on many of his wilder conspiracy theories. Those theories are presented here, in …

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How to Make a Drinking Glass From a Bottle | The Art of Manliness

I’ve often admired the artwork on beer bottles, liquor bottles, even craft soda bottles. And I’ve often wondered how to capture some of this artwork …