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4 Ways to Get More from Your Push-Ups | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Anthony Arvanitakis.</i><p>Push-ups: the manliest and most foundational strength exercise for the upper body. …

5 Great Sunglasses for Summer

<b>From Issue Two of the Gear Patrol Magazine. Subscribe today for 15% off the GP Store.</b><p>In the late ’20s, a man by the name of Sam Foster, founder of …

New Jersey

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

How to Get Better Posture in 3 Weeks

Slouching has become our default posture—but it’s a prequel to long-term back, shoulder, and neck issues. Good posture, on the other hand, has the …

Podcast #207: Primal Endurance -- How to Become a Fat-Burning Beast | The Art of Manliness

Are you an endurance athlete unhappy with your stalled performance? Are you constantly battling aches and pains? Are you running 30 or 40 miles a …

6 Exercises to Stop Slouching | The Art of Manliness

Earlier this year when I made a video about how to plan your week, several viewers commented on the terrible Quasimodo-like hunched back I displayed. …

Workouts

The Ultimate Guide To Improving Your Posture

Take a peek into almost any office. What do you see? Workers hunched over their computers. Look at your fellow commuters on the subway. How do they …

3 Ways To Improve Your Swim Posture

<i>Key in on these focus points to get the most out of your stroke.</i> <br>Growing up, you likely were told to stand up straight or not to slouch. That same …

Hips

Bedtime Yoga: Three Postures to Help You Fall Asleep

As a society we've devalued sleep. There is an increased expectation of being "on" at all hours with the ever-present smartphone. Not only do we get less sleep, but we also receive more stimuli when awake than ever before. It can seem nearly impossible to relax and to get the quality sleep we need …

Yoga

This New Scale Tracks Your Fitness in 3D

For generations we’ve relied on scales to tell us our weight. And that was <i>all</i> they could do. In a wearable age, when a bracelet can tell you how many …

Wearable Tech

How to Answer Difficult Questions | The Art of Manliness

<i>“Why didn’t Acme Co. accept our offer?”</i><p><i>“Why should I hire you over somebody else?”</i><p><i>“Where do you see this relationship going?”</i><p><i>“Where do babies come</i> …

Khakis: A Man's Guide to Fit and Style | The Art of Manliness

For most guys, their go-to pants are jeans. They’re comfortable, easy to wear, and go with most everything.<p>But I’d like to suggest that there’s …

Men's Fashion

Here's How Nike Became a Platform Business

Platform businesses are disrupting the traditional business landscape in a number of ways—not only by displacing some of the world’s biggest firms, …

10 Easy (and Cheap) Renovations That Will Instantly Boost the Value Of Your House

Any man can make these simple home improvements<p>A man’s home might be his castle, but few of us have the funds to live like kings.<p>“It’s easy to say ‘I’ve got what I’ve got, and that’s that,’” says Stephen Fanuka, host of DIY Network’s <i>Million Dollar Contractor</i>. But just because you can’t splurge on a …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Everything You Know About Running Shoes Is Wrong

Way back, at my fitness nadir, a sales guy at a specialty running store told me I should wear Asics. I was new to jogging, new to exercise for its …

Running

10 Weekender Bags for Your Next Getaway

Previously, we broke down the floodgates and compiled a comprehensive list of the best weekenders and duffel bags. Here, we narrow our focus to the …

Men's Fashion

12 Things Healthy Morning People Do Every Day

They move, they hydrate, they conquer.<p>As someone who breaks a sweat before work nearly every single day, I'm often asked, "How do you do it?"<p>"The key to making it work is to have a strategy, ritual, and reward system," says Adam Rosante, a CosmoBody trainer who wakes up to work out at 6 a.m. He's …

The 20 Best Music Documentaries

Musicians tend to be pretty complex people. And, unless you’re family or a close friend, the only windows you have into their lives and psyche are …

Music

Your Definitive Take-to-the-Barber GQ Haircut Guide

Now updated for even more awesomeness!<p>Finally! All the haircut inspiration you need in one place. We talked to Bumble and Bumble hairstylist and GQ favorite guy Jordan M about the most influential celebrity haircuts, how to get 'em, and how to style 'em at home. This handy foldable guide, now …

Re-Waxing Your Barbour Jacket - Lark

Britain's 6876 Gets Its Very Own Clarks Originals

British menswear label 6876 calls on Clarks Originals to collaborate on two exclusive pieces of footwear for Fall/Winter 2015. Opting for classic …

The history of the zip: menswear’s fly-est fastening

Whether it's a windcheater, blouson or Harrington, every man needs a cropped zipped jacket to keep the breeze at bay. But have you ever stopped to …

MTN Tactical - Mission Direct

How to Stop Reacting in Ways You’ll Later Regret

<i>This is the third video in our five-part series with 10% Happier on why meditation is easier and more awesome than you think.</i><p>Ever blindly react to …

Meditation

The 15 Most Underrated Exercises, According to Trainers

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>The best exercise might be the one you aren't doing. Switching up your usual workout routine will challenge your muscles in new ways and battle boredom, which could make you more motivated to work out in the first place. So if you catch yourself on the …

Workouts

Lessons In Manliness from Fight Club | The Art of Manliness

<i>“The first rule about fight club is you don’t talk about fight club.”</i><p>Today we’re gonna break the first rule with aplomb. Hey, everyone else does too. …

See What Really Happens to Your Body When You Skip a Meal

Anyone who’s ever gone more than seven hours between meals is undoubtably familiar with hunger pangs—that feeling that your stomach is somehow …

Nutrition