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I Love Driving Down Dirt Roads

Michael stood about halfway across the creek, cold muddy water lapping at mid-thigh. Once the water had gotten to his knees, the decision was made …

50 Best Books for Boys and Young Men | The Art of Manliness

As a boy, one of my favorite times in school was when we’d get a new Scholastic News book “catalog.” I would pour over the pages picking out which …

How to Plan for an Escape From a Prisoner of War Camp | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following excerpt on preparing to escape a prisoner of war camp was taken from</i> FM 21-76: Survival<i>, an Army field manual published</i> …

Extreme Sports

Morning Stretching Routine For Health & Vitality | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This post was a collaboration between AoM and Mike Fitch of</i> <i>Animal Flow</i><i>.</i> <i></i><p>When your alarm went off this morning, how did you get out of …

#361: The Untold Story of WWII's 45th Infantry Division | The Art of Manliness

When many people think of the American involvement in WWII, they likely bring to mind the 101st Airborne Division (aka the Band of Brothers) and …

World History

Jack London's Wisdom on Living a Life of Thumos | The Art of Manliness

The philosopher Plato thought that the soul of man could be compared to a chariot and consisted of three parts: a dark horse which represented the …

Literature

Enrollment Is Now Open for The Strenuous Life | The Art of Manliness

In July we opened enrollment to our new program, The Strenuous Life, and formed its first 4 classes of 150 members. Within about 24 hours, we filled …

A Quest to Find the Formula for Perfect Health

In 2010, an economist and a psychologist teamed up to determine the salary that would bring maximum happiness. The much-touted number they came up with was $75,000: people’s contentment would rise along with their incomes but only up to that threshold, at which point it would plateau or drop.<p>Our …

Exercise

To Get to the Summit, Cory Richards Had to Lose It All

As soon as Cory Richards realized that he had survived the avalanche, he turned his camera on.<p><i>Download the Audm app for your iPhone to listen to more longform titles.</i><p>It was February 2, 2011, and Richards had just summited 26,360-foot Gasherbrum II—the 13th-tallest peak in the world—with two of …

Mountaineering

Documentary and Instagram Tips From Nat Geo Photographer Ira Block

Photographer Ira Block has traveled around the world and these days is both a National Geographic Photographer and a Sony Artisan. To that end, he's …

Nature Photography

A Tough Job: What It's Like to Film Somebody Else's Vlog for Them

Adam Hamwey has all the skills a videographer ought to living and working in New York City. However he doesn’t work for a production house, or in a …

An Exclusive First Look at Martin Parr's New Photo Series On Oxford University

The photographer spent two years documenting life at "the jewel in the crown of the British establishment".<p>Martin Parr's new book both confirms and challenges the many preconceptions about one of Britain's most famous institutions, the University of Oxford. A "training camp" for the nation's …

Street Photography

Instagram Hashtags for Fine Art Photographers

In April, we teamed up with Photoshelter to create <i>The Photographer’s Guide to Hashtags</i>, a comprehensive how-to for photographers who want to get …

Why Passive Income is a Myth

Dear friend, I wanna tell you a sad truth: passive income is a myth for the majority of people. To start, I read the four hour workweek by Tim …

Street Photography