Ben Statham

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Driving Ireland, Coast to Coast

Forget traveling from Point A to Point B in Ireland. Slow down on a coast-to-coast road trip with some of Ireland's best towns along the way. These are the sights you have to see between Dublin and the Cliffs of Moher.


Tips for visiting Switzerland on a budget

Switzerland can seem expensive--discouragingly so--especially considering the strength of the Swiss franc; $1 buys about .94 francs. But the land of mountains, cheese and chocolates need not be out of reach for the budget-conscious traveler.<p>Here are some tips to save some bucks.<p><b>Drink from the</b> …

European Travel

How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then …

Elvis Presley giving Muhammad Ali a $10K robe with "People's Champion" inscribed on it. (February 14, 1973)

A Jewish menorah defies the Nazi swastika, 1931 (Holocaust History Museum).

Auditions for the part of a black cat, Hollywood, 1961. (Ralph Crane)

Apollo 10 commander Tom Stafford pats the nose of a giant stuffed Snoopy prior to launch, 1969

Children learn to swim in the schoolyard in England, early 1920s

Jimmy Page drinking whiskey while other Led Zeppelin members eat and smoke before a concert, 1970s (By Neal Preston)

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Frozen Niagara Falls during the winter of ca. 1911

Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta on the set of Grease, 1977

Disneyland opening day, 1955 (via LIFE)

A worker on beam of building at 40 Wall Street, 1930

Elvis Presley and Sophia Loren, 1958

Jersey Shore, 1905

A Muslim woman covers the yellow star of her Jewish neighbour with her veil to protect her, Sarajevo, 1941

Grand Central, 1941 (Colorized)

James Dean posing amusingly in a casket in a funeral parlor, seven months before he died, 1955 (By Dennis Stock)

Book Collecting: How to Start Collecting Books | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Nate Pedersen.</i><p>Earlier this year we covered the joys and basic how-tos of starting a collection. It’s truly …


The Best Paper Airplane: How to Make a Paper Airplane | The Art of Manliness

There are many skills fathers should pass on to their children: how to ride a bike, how to skip a stone, and of course, how to make a paper airplane. …

World War II Fitness Test | The Art of Manliness

Have men these days “gone soft?” Is our generation less manly than past generations? Are we less tough than our grandfathers?<p>I see guys debate these …

Fort Bragg

How to Catch a Shark | The Art of Manliness

Stan Warren, founder of Requiem Fishing. (Photo courtesy of<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Stratton Lawrence.</i><p>Sharks …

How to Cook With Alcohol + 5 Alcohol-Infused Recipes | The Art of Manliness

Out of all the articles I’ve written for AoM, I must admit that I enjoyed this assignment the most. You see, I subscribe to the two-hand cooking …


How to Make Good Decision, From Ben Franklin | The Art of Manliness

“My way is to divide half a sheet of paper by a line into two columns; writing over the one Pro and over the other Con. Then during three or four …

How to Make French Press Coffee | The Art of Manliness

Every man should know how to brew a decent cup of coffee. It’s an everyday skill that should be passed down from father to son, like shaving or …

Why Barbells Are Better Than Machines | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mark Rippetoe</i>.<p>When a man walks into a gym, he may be confused about where to spend his time — in the section …

How to Become an Early Riser and the Benefits of Early Rising | The Art of Manliness

<i>Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. – Benjamin Franklin</i><p>As a boy, waking up early was something I associated with …

The Best Way to Hold a Burger | The Art of Manliness

Burgers are on my mind this week. Wednesday was National Burger Day (what, did you miss it <i>again</i>?). And this Labor Day, I’ll be grilling up some juicy …

4 steps to a better shave

No disrespect to the old man, but a lot has changed since he taught you how to shave with a handful of Barbasol and a Bic disposable.<p>With the latest …

Skin Care