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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 …

The Toughest Short Workouts

<b>Row the Distance</b><br>Time: 20 minutes<p>Do it: Row or run for 20 minutes straight. Your goal: Go the greatest distance possible.<p>Try to increase your distance every time you do this workout. Eventually you’ll reach your mental and physical limit—and that’s where true fitness breakthroughs happen.<p><b>Bodyweight</b> …

The 20-Rep Core Torcher

So while you need upper- and lower-body strength to perform all of the moves, you won't be able to make it through this challenge if your core can't keep pace.<p>Here's how it works. Grab a 16-kilogram (kg) kettlebell and perform 20 reps each of the following exercises without resting: pushup, goblet …

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 …

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The 25 Best Road Trip Songs Ever | Men's Health

<b>1. Beastie Boys, “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”</b><p>So maybe you aren’t actually headed to Brooklyn. No problem. After all, only one of the Beasties—the late Adam “MCA” Yauch—was actually from the Borough of Kings. Just substitute whatever your actual destination is (“No Sleep Till Madison, Wisconsin!”) and …

The 4 People Ruining Your Sex Life

“Nothing kills an erection faster than feeling inadequate. Stressful work environments do just that,” Hokemeyer says. If your boss is constantly beating you down or keeping you at work until late at night, the stress can spur headaches and fatigue, throw off your all-important hormone levels, and …

15 New Muscle Builders

<b>2. Sculpt bolder shoulders</b><br>Strong, stable shoulders will help you lift more weight in nearly every upper-body exercise. So start each upper-body workout with the band pull-apart, suggests Shon Grosse, P.T., C.S.C.S., owner of Comprehensive Physical Therapy and Fitness in Colmar, Pennsylvania. It …

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 …

Résumé Tip

While adding an initial might seem like an insignificant change, it had big impacts on the study's results. After reading the article, participants deemed David F. Clark a better writer than David Clark, and thought David F.P.R. Clark was the best. The reason: Initials set up a bias in peoples' …

The Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Order Your Body Is Your Barbell Today! <b></b><p><b>DIRECTIONS</b><br>Alternate between Workouts A and B three times a week with a day of rest between them. Do the first four body-weight exercises in each workout as a circuit and the last two back-to-back as a superset; see the directions before each group of exercises. …

Body-Weight Training Secrets

Order Your Body Is Your Barbell Today! <b></b><p><b>Secret 1: Dial In Your Diet</b><br>Body-weight training incentivizes an entirely different body type than weightlifting does. "With weight-lifting, the heavier you are, the more pounds you can lift—not because you have more muscle, but because the extra mass gives you …

INSTAFIT: TRX Rotational Row

But the abs-sculpting magic of this move doesn't stop there. Releasing back into a rotating side plank requires you to stabilize your entire core under varying movement. That means your abs and obliques have to perpetually adjust in order to keep your body in a straight line from head to toe, …

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>(Noah Couser/Aurora)<p>This …

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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 …

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 …

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 …