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Why Men Should Read Fiction | The Art of Manliness

Theory of mind isn’t something that we’re born knowing how to do. Children start developing theory of mind around three or four years old. Until …

Solvitur Ambulando: It Is Solved By Walking | The Art of Manliness

“It is the best of humanity, I think, that goes out to walk. In happy hours all affairs may be wisely postponed for this. Dr. Johnson said, ‘Few men …

How to Break Down a Door: Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

× How to Break Down Door Don’t use your shoulder. Don’t use a jump kick. Kick near lock, not lock itself. Lean into kick. Drive heel into door. Drive …

3 Characteristics of an Educated Person | The Art of Manliness

What defines an educated man? The number of degrees he has? The size of his vocabulary? How many books he’s read?<p>The qualities that constitute an …

The Victorian Honor Code | The Art of Manliness

Welcome back to our series on manly honor. Now, I originally planned for the history of honor to be one post, and then decided I could cover it in …

How to Buy a Round of Drinks | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Michael Hagan.</i><p>You’re with a group of friends at a bar. Everyone is having a good time; trading stories, …

How to Be an Awesome Uncle | The Art of Manliness

Psychologists tell us that one of the most, if not <i>the</i> most important factor in our happiness is the number of quality relationships in our lives. …

Be Happy With the Car You Drive | The Art of Manliness

The author with his first car, c. 1990<p><b>Every man dreams of driving a Lamborghini</b>, Lotus, or Land Rover. Sometimes we think a new ride will make us …

How to Make a Leather Wallet By Hand | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Matthew Pisarcik & Sebastian Sandersius, the founders of</i> <i>Bison Made.</i><p>Nothing is manlier than making something …

How to Deadlift: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

“Know Your Lifts” is an illustrated guide series where we’ll show how to perform basic weight lifting exercises. Last time we covered the High-Bar …

How to Call 911: Advice from a 911 Dispatcher | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from 911 dispatcher</i> <i>James Dillman</i>.<p>At some point in our lives, most of us will have occasion to call for the …

Practical Wisdom: The Master Virtue | The Art of Manliness

In 2008, Christopher Ratte and his seven-year-old son were attending a Detroit Tigers game together. When Ratte went to the concession stand, he …

How to Be an Honorable Man | The Art of Manliness

Over the last few months, we’ve defined traditional honor, and then taken a look at the different ways that definition has been interpreted and lived …

Study Tips for College Success | The Art of Manliness

When 160,000 undergraduates in the University of California system were asked to name the obstacles that impeded their academic success, the students …

Testosterone Week: The Declining Virility of Men and the Importance of T | The Art of Manliness

At the end of last August I decided to start an experiment on naturally increasing my testosterone levels. Kate and I had just finished a month-long …

Testosterone Benefits: Why Testosterone is Important | The Art of Manliness

Welcome to the first installment of Testosterone Week! Based on the reaction from yesterday’s announcement post, this is a subject that many of you …

How Testosterone is Made in Men | The Art of Manliness

In yesterday’s post we discussed the benefits of maintaining optimal testosterone levels and why you should care about your T. Today we’re going to …

Testosterone: What's a Normal Testosterone Level in Men? | The Art of Manliness

Welcome back to Testosterone Week! If you’re just joining us, I recommend checking out our two previous posts in the series: the benefits of …

How to Increase Testosterone Naturally | The Art of Manliness

At last we’ve reached the final post of Testosterone Week and based on the comments from you all, this is the post you’ve been most looking forward …

How and Why to Trust Your Gut Instinct | The Art of Manliness

I was hiking down a steep trail near Macy Falls when a cougar snarled and leapt toward my left ear.<p>I remember the date exactly. It was Saturday, May …

How to Be Assertive | The Art of Manliness

<i>Your boss consistently asks you at the last minute to come into work on the weekend. You say “yes” every time even though you have family plans. You</i> …

Why Is It So Hard to Admit Mistakes? Personal Responsibility 101 | The Art of Manliness

“All this has been my fault. I asked more of my men than should have been asked of them.” –Robert E. Lee, after heavy Confederate losses at Pickett’s …

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 …

How to Tear a Phone Book in Half | The Art of Manliness

Like most people, I’ve long stopped using the phone book to look up phone numbers and use Google instead. But like most people, I still get a giant …

Heroic Imagination: How to be a Hero | The Art of Manliness

Every boy dreams of being a superhero, and knows that donning a cape or Spiderman costume is hardly just for Halloween.<p>But as we get older, we …