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7 Tips for Successfully Completing Boot Camp, or Any Intense Training Experience | The Art of Manliness

Picture yourself.<p>You’re 18-years-old. It’s Monday morning, December 8, 1941, the day after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, and you’re furious.<p>You and …

How to Build the Ultimate Bodyweight Gym (Using Only PVC Pipe) | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Todd Kuslikis.</i><p>Men strive for efficiency. We are creatures that look for ways of getting the maximum amount …

Improve Your Listening: 15 Tips to Improve Your Listening | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tony Valdes.</i><p>Welcome back to our three-part series on becoming better listeners. In the previous installment, …

Building a Get-Home Bag | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & …

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 …

Yes, That’s a Tampon in My Mouth: The Swiss Army Survival Tampon -- 10 Survival Uses | The Art of Manliness

Do me a favor for the next five minutes. Try to forget everything you know about tampons. I know, it’s hard. But pretend that this is the first time …

Learn a Foreign Language Quickly | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Benny the Irish polyglot who writes at Fluent in 3 Months.</i><p>Imagine being able to blend in undetected in another …

How to Pick Sunglasses for Men

Best Movies to Watch: 100 Must See Movies | The Art of Manliness

For whatever reason (most likely the fact that viewing is easier than reading), films don’t seem to get the same kind of cultural respect as books …

How To Make a Knife From an Old Saw Blade | The Art of Manliness

Making a knife is a satisfying project on a number of levels. You’re creating a fundamental tool — one of the first tools ever made — and every time …

Parkour for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide | The Art of Manliness

You’ve seen it on TV shows such as <i>American Ninja Warrior</i> (and not so seriously in <i>The Office</i>) as well as in movies like <i>Casino Royale</i> and <i>The Bourne</i> …

Perfect Push Ups Workout Guide: 35+ Exercises | The Art of Manliness

The humble push-up. Used by militaries all over the world to get their soldiers in fighting condition and middle school P.E. teachers to punish punk …

How to Whistle With Your Fingers | The Art of Manliness

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What It's Like to Take a Punch | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Billy Coffey.</i><p>Four years ago…<p>It started the way most good stories do, over lunch with a friend. This …

How to Get a Full Workout With Only Dumbbells | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)</i>.<p>After a hard day’s work you head over to …

Improve Concentration: 12 Exercises to Improve Your Concentration | The Art of Manliness

<i>Does your mind flit from one thing to another? Do you have trouble focusing on something for more than a few minutes? Do you consequently have a</i> …

How to Make Small Talk | The Art of Manliness

Are you already kind of dreading meeting your freshman dorm roommate for the first time, wondering what you’re going to say?<p>When you spot an …

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 …

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 …

How to Roll Your Shirt Sleeves: Your 60-Second Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

Some sleeve-rolling techniques are better and more appropriate than others depending on the garment and the occasion. Here’s your 60-second …

Nicknames for Men and Their History | The Art of Manliness

Back in high school, my close male friends called me “Mama McKay.” It started out as a way to poke fun at my tendency to make sure everyone was taken …

5 Types of Friends Every Man Needs | The Art of Manliness

Evolutionary biologist and author Robin Dunbar argues that the average human can sustain about 150 friendships. Now, that term is used quite loosely …

Skills Every Young Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: An AoM reader recently wrote me a letter recommending I look up this old essay, which originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine in</i> …

60+ Family Tradition Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Last week we published an article that discussed why and how to establish family traditions. Traditions offer numerous benefits: they strengthen your …

How to Quit Wasting Time on the Internet | The Art of Manliness

<i>9 pm. A college campus in the Midwest. Rob sits down to study. His inner monologue:</i><p>Okay, time to hit the books. I’m really going to get crap done …

10 Great Fall Date Ideas | The Art of Manliness

The spring has always been associated with romance — the blossoming flowers supposedly mirroring the spate of budding new loves.<p>But in my opinion, …

How to Turn Your Garage Into a Home Gym | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jerred Moon</i>.<p>Are you sick of all that is involved with getting in shape — with becoming stronger and …

Straight Razor Shaving For Beginners | The Art of Manliness

Our very first post on the Art of Manliness was a introductory guide to shaving like your grandpa with a double-edged safety razor. Since then, we’ve …