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The 2015 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year

Decision: Impossible<p>Style Sheet<p>THIS IS A QUIET, WOODED PLACE. There are no homes here, no driveways, no mechanical noises. A thick canopy of century-old oaks and maples shades the afternoon sun to a gentle twilight. A graceful young doe noses through the soft dirt, searching for acorns, her fawns …

Alfa Romeo

4 Myths About the Trades | The Art of Manliness

“Consider the reality of today’s job market. We have a massive skills gap. Even with record unemployment, millions of skilled jobs are unfilled …

How to Get a Novel Published | The Art of Manliness

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an annual novel-writing project that brings together professional and amateur writers from all …

15 IKEA Hacks to DIY Your Apartment Into Adulthood

Stepping into adulthood means no more twin beds, meal plans or taking your laundry home to Mom and Dad's house.<p>It also means you're probably moving …

10 DIY Arcade Projects That You’ll Want To Make

Seemingly gone are the days riding your bike down to the local mall, wolf-down a slice of pizza, and then hit the Arcade to drop every quarter (or tokens) you had into a slew of games. Gaming consoles sounded the death knell for arcades as they began to dominate the industry starting in the early …

16 Cheesy Pasta Recipes That Are Definitely Always Worth It

16 cheesy pasta recipes that are rich, creamy, and always worth it.<p><b>C'mon—who doesn't like cheesy pasta?</b> From a dead-simple mac n' cheese to a traditional Italian <i>cacio e pepe</i>, here are 16 recipes that combine two of our favorite things.

Cooking

The Three Basic Cooking Techniques that Work in a Coffee Maker

Whether you're stuck in a hotel for an extended stay or your dorm room just doesn't have any other options, your coffee maker is a surprisingly …

So You Want To Ride Your Motorcycle Around The World

Want to go the long way round? Or just find some forest trails and go motorcycle camping? This is where you get started.<p>You'd think this would be …

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Concealed Carry: How to Dress For Concealed Carry | The Art of Manliness

How to arrange good-looking clothing around the decidedly non-standard bulge of a handgun is a topic worth looking at. It’s something that a whole …

Crossing the Ocean on a Cargo Ship | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joseph P. Lenze. A few weeks ago Mr. Lenze shared his tips for international backpacking. Now, by popular</i> …

OODA Loop: A Comprehensive Guide | The Art of Manliness

John Boyd is described by some as the greatest military strategist in history that no one knows. He began his military career as a fighter pilot in …

10 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview | The Art of Manliness

When it comes to job interviews, we often see it as a one-way street, with the interviewer holding all the cards. In reality, though, it’s a two-way …

How to Get a Raise (without Begging, Pleading or Arm Wrestling)

“Dear Bruce,” writes an automotive executive from the suburbs of Chicago, “My wife wants one of those Lexus hybrids, my son wants to go to the …

7 Fried Chicken Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From skipping the brine to using the wrong oil, these common mistakes will ruin your fried chicken. Avoid them to make the crunchiest, juiciest bird ever<p>There's a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there's that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you …

Fried Chicken

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Happiness

Life After Supercar, or Why You Should Avoid the Affordable Exotic

Some of those car geeks will find themselves at a point where a career arc meets the trough of a childhood sweetheart's depreciation. It then becomes possible to buy a Countach, an Aventador, a LaFerrari. But should you?<p><i>(Photo Credit: Ryan Snook)</i><p>"When I was a child," the saint wrote, "I spake as a …

Car Salesman Confidential: Fear and Desire

I once worked for a man — who was a very good manager — who told me, “It’s far easier to fire someone than it is to turn them into a success.” I couldn’t agree more.<p>The job of all sales managers, like all coaches, is to turn their players — their salespeople — into winners. But it’s very, very hard …

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You haven't played these Pokémon games, but you should

Not only have you not caught them all — you haven't even <i>played</i> them all.<p>The Pokémon-playing community has proven to be one of the most industrious groups of fans this industry has ever seen. That tenacity is built into the franchise's very nature. To fully complete a PokeDex in <i>Pokémon X</i> and <i>Y</i>, you …

The 10 most beautiful bicycles

Alfa Romeo

2014 Pebble Beach: Galpin Ford's $1 million supercar

Brandon Boeckmann slips into the driver's seat of the low-slung, gull-wing sports car, grins, and says, "So, how fast do you want to go?"<p>A minute later, on a Monterey back street, he punches the gas pedal and demonstrates exactly how a 1,058-horsepower supercar that weighs only 3,600 pounds goes …

A Few Helpful Tips on Driving Much, Much Too Fast

High-performance racing instructor Ingrid Steffensen offers a few pointers on taking on the track like a pro.<p>(Photo Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images)<p><b>Here is what I do on weekends: I put on a crash helmet</b> and climb into fast cars with strangers and teach them how to drive on a racetrack. I am a …

The Scientifically Best Way To Get Through A Day On No Sleep

Sure, boss, I'll get—*yawn*—right to it.<p>Science is an endeavor by a bunch of flawed people, and the institution can be problematic—hey, we're all human—so I'm not usually one to say things like, "I love science!" This time, however, I'm grateful. <i>New York</i> Magazine talked with sleep researchers about …

Play Pokémon like a pro: our favorite tutorials

Pokémon doesn't end when you beat the Elite Four and the Champion. Actually, that's when the game truly begins.<p>Here are some of my favorite tutorials from around the web that will take your game-play to the next level.<p>Get into competitive battling<p>Start with the perfect level 1 Pokémon by breeding …

50 States of Speeding: Know the Law in Every State

Take it to the limit.<p>We've compiled each U.S. state's maximum highway speed, reckless driving threshold, and mandatory and maximum penalties for reckless driving, as well as any excessive speed laws and their respective penalties.

10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

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Polaris Slingshot – what are these people driving?

This week the folks behind the Polaris Slingshot have dropped the veil, showing off their open-cockpit three-wheeled monster to the public. This …

Talking Shop: Custom Motorcycle Builders

For the second edition of The Bike EXIF Panel, we’re picking the brains of seven of the world’s top custom motorcycle builders. The topic: what’s it like building bikes for a living?<p>From the USA we have Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles, Alan Stulberg of Revival Cycles and Greg Hageman of Hageman …

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Talk car? 26 noises to help you speak car

“Your car is making funny noises? Bring it right in. I could use a good laugh.”<p>That is about all your automobile technician may be able do if that is all the better you can explain the problem. If you want it fixed right, you are going to have to communicate more accurately. If you use the language …

Music Production

The Importance of Punctuality | The Art of Manliness

The life of George Washington was characterized by a scrupulous regard for punctuality.<p>When he asked a man to bring by some horses he was interested …