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The Real History of Pirates | The Art of Manliness

Once again we return to our <b>Man Knowledge</b> series<b>,</b> where we set out to equip you with a deeper knowledge of various manly and interesting topics …

This Is the Budget Synthetic Jacket We’ve Been Waiting For

So you’ve developed a lust for Patagonia’s Nano Puff jacket; I don’t blame you. Just last month I wrote my love letter to the puffy coat — how it …

How everything changed for Michael Chandler in just six minutes

Michael Chandler lost his title back in June, in a fight everyone expected him to win. Yet he didn’t sit around dwelling over Brent Primus leaving …

How to Shoot (and Think) Like a Professional Photographer

With every new camera and smartphone thrust onto the market, our collective potential to be amazing photographers kicks up a notch. Sensors can …

Landscape Photography

3 Tips to Sound Smart When Someone Puts You on the Spot | Inc.com

Public speaking can be terrifying, but at least you tend to have time to prepare.<p>Speeches and presentations are scheduled well in advance so nervous speakers have plenty of opportunity to read up on public speaking tips, dig into the psychology of taming your nerves, or even go the Malcolm Gladwell …

Public Speaking

Quit Porn For Good | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: You can get the entire porn series in a book. Buy now.</i><p>It’s been interesting to watch this series unfold this week. Though I knew it …

How to Speed Read | The Art of Manliness

When Theodore Roosevelt did things, he did them with gusto. That included reading. Roosevelt was a voracious reader. The man devoured books like a …

50 Best Non-fiction Adventure Books | The Art of Manliness

Following up on our recent look into the world of fictional adventure literature, we now turn to the true life tales of exploration, adventure, and …

This Coffee Table Book Charts the World’s Best Hiking Trails

Today, German publisher Gestalten released <i>Wanderlust</i>, a new coffee table book that lives up its name. More than 250 pages chart the world’s most …

Trails

How to Read a Topo Map | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This post was written by Jason Robert and originally ran on ITS Tactical.</i><p>Today we’re going to discuss how to read terrain off of a …

It's a Little Too Easy to Pick a Lock

Thanks to some key manufacturing errors.<p>Turns out it's incredibly simple to pick a padlock, which means committing minor trespassing and/or larceny is easier than ever! As a new video from HelpfulLockPicker, highlighted by Digg, explains, it is virtually impossible for a manufacturer to make a …

Trespassing

WATCH: Every Cut of Steak, Explained

From filet to brisket to Denver steak, this is how to butcher a cow to get to the cuts you love.<p>Have you ever broken down a cow? Right. Probably not. After all, we're not all butchers. But that beef we love throwing on the grill, griddle, or cast iron doesn't just fall off the bone as a beautifully …

BBQ

How to Communicate Your Needs in a Relationship | The Art of Manliness

As we’ve discussed before, many men these days have trouble being assertive. One of the things these “Nice Guys” struggle with is communicating their …

The New and Improved Instant Pot Is Made for Real Cooking

Instant Pot, the all-in-one pressure cooker that earned the designation of best-selling item in the U.S. on Amazon Prime Day last year, has announced …

Kitchens

How to Make Truly Great Guacamole

“One of the things that makes our guacamole recipe special is the quality of the ingredients that go into it,” writes celebrated chef Gonzalo Guzmán …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

O'Reilly's departure creates new challenges for Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — With its biggest star departing in another blowup over sexual harassment, Fox News faces some big challenges. It now has to show that it can hang on to its loyal army of conservative viewers, improve its working culture, and still continue to make big bucks for its corporate …

Media Industry

Five Misconceptions I Had To Abandon Fast As A New Manager

What you think you know about good managers’ habits and responsibilities might be mistaken.<p>When I started my first management role, my mental image of what a manager should be was of a sober professional dressed in formal business attire. In an effort to live up to that image, I wore high heels …

Leadership

How to Clean and Care for a Wooden Cutting Board So You Can Use It Forever

Get your mineral oil ready. A wooden cutting board could potentially last your whole life.<p>“Whoever invented the glass or ceramic cutting board, I’d, uh, like to have have a little <i>conversation</i> with them,” <b>Brad Leone</b> said, fuming. Leone, our test kitchen manager, is all about the <i>wooden</i> cutting board. …

Woodworking

“American Crime” Showrunner John Ridley: “I’m Not Worried About How People Are Going To Respond”

The showrunner reveals what drew him to TV and how stand-up prepared him for Hollywood.<p>After his 2014 Academy Award win, John Ridley took his nuanced, issue-oriented storytelling to network television. Through his production company, International Famous Players Radio Picture Corporation, he …

Box Office

Obama aides push back against criticism of inaction on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama administration officials are pushing back against criticism of the former president, saying they proposed similar airstrikes in Syria to the ones President Donald Trump ordered this week, but were stymied by a Republican-controlled Congress reluctant to go along with …

Middle East

Why Taser Changed Its Name And Offered Every Cop A Body Camera

As some cities struggle to deploy cameras, Taser–now called Axon–is taking a provocative approach to the market while reframing itself as a tech company.<p>Taser, the company known for its eponymous electric stun guns, announced on Wednesday it would change its name to Axon as part of its aggressive …

Human Rights

If Your Talk Doesn’t Do These Three Things, Don’t Give It

No matter the size of the audience or the occasion, every memorable talk is a hat trick that nails these three elements.<p>Whether you’re giving a toast at a wedding or a big keynote address at a trade show, you know you need to get your act together. What you may <i>not</i> know is how. After all, there’s …

Public Speaking

How to Make a Bug Out Bag | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p>The term ‘Bugging Out’ refers to the decision to abandon your home due …

How to Build a Small Game Snare | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p>I practice and learn survival skills not because I need them on a …

How Do I Know If My VPN Is Trustworthy?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've read about why I really should use a VPN and I've been looking into different providers, but there's one thing I'm worried …

Privacy

Tools & Craft #39: Seventeen Utopian Benches You Can Build

How furniture can transcend its original purpose<p>I love seeing any gallery show that's about furniture. A few years ago I attended artist Francis …

Furniture

Six Stretches to Help Your Stiff Back Feel and Move Better

The reasons for feeling discomfort along your back are pretty complex, but too much sitting or staying in one position for too long can be among the …

Yoga

22 Clever New Uses for Your Tools

We've all done it: When the right tool for the job isn't nearby-or doesn't exist-we do the best we can with what we've got. Here are examples of …

Woodworking

Misogynistic Trump Quotes Look Right At Home Paired With Vintage Sexist Ads

During yesterday afternoon’s typically masochistic press briefing, Sean Spicer attempted to walk back Donald Trump’s latest whopper. Apparently, the leader of the free world did <i>not</i> mean it literally when he stated outright that his predecessor wiretapped him. Just another classic Donald walk back, …

Why You’ll Never Do Your Best Work Alone

Beyoncé knows best.<p>At last week’s Grammy Awards, Beyoncé’s <i>Lemonade</i> lost Album of the Year to Adele’s <i>25</i>, much to her fans’ dismay. This wasn’t the first time that the record, Beyoncé’s sixth studio effort, found itself at the center of an uproar.<p>When it was released on April 23, 2016, <i>Lemonade</i> …

Creativity