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Fasting for 24 hours regenerates stem cells, study finds

New research could open the doors for drugs that help repair the digestive system<p>Fasting has long-held associations with mental and bodily repair, …

Stem Cells

10 Things Every Lifter Should Be Able to Do

Take the Tests, Identify Weaknesses, and Get Better<p>Focus on what you need to do, not necessarily on what you want to do. That's the secret to …

Workouts

Male Fertility: Protect the Health of Your Sperm and Keep Your Count High

Several years ago researchers presented modern males with some pretty bad news: men today have 20% less testosterone than men did at the same age …

Wellness

How to Be More Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

Are you a senior in high school running for Student Council President?<p>Are you an entrepreneur looking to make a successful pitch and attract …

How to Finally Beat Procrastination | The Art of Manliness

Procrastination. We’ve all done it and we tell ourselves we’ll never do it again. So we come up with an elaborate time management system to get us on …

Procrastination

Hector and Achilles: Two Paths to Manliness | The Art of Manliness

For the Ancient Greeks, Homer’s <i>Iliad</i> was the Bible on <i>andreia</i> — that is, manliness, particularly manly courage.<p>Alexander the Great was said to have …

6 Card Games Everyone Should Know | The Art of Manliness

Card games have been around for a <i>long</i> time. They’ve existed in various forms for a millennium, having been invented in the Far East. From there, they …

Board Games

Past Failure Is No Excuse for Present Inaction | The Art of Manliness

The holiday season is now in full swing. People will be decking the halls, throwing parties, offering tidings of good cheer, and engaging with all …

Why We Should Celebrate the Masks of Masculinity | The Art of Manliness

Though he’s been called the greatest combat general of modern times, George S. Patton didn’t feel like a natural born leader.<p>In fact, as a boy he was …

Testosterone Week: The Declining Virility of Men and the Importance of T | The Art of Manliness

At the end of last August I decided to start an experiment on naturally increasing my testosterone levels. Kate and I had just finished a month-long …

William James Wisdom On Actions and Habit | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This selection from the writings of the famous psychologist William James has been condensed from the original.</i><p>“Habit”<br>From <i>The</i> …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

A Man's Guide to Self-Reliance | The Art of Manliness

<i>Word count: ~8,000</i> <i><br>Time to read: ~30 minutes</i><p><i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Kyle Eschenroeder.</i><p>“A great man is coming to eat at my house. I do …

Motivation

Podcast #270: Becoming a Tactical Athlete | The Art of Manliness

We don’t normally think of soldiers and first responders as “professional athletes,” but that’s exactly how my guest today argues they should see …

Relationship Red Flags for Men: 14 Red Flags to Look for in a Relationship | The Art of Manliness

You’ve probably had a friend who started dating a woman that really made you scratch your head. She was flaky, possessive, and high-drama. Everyone …

Podcast #271: The Power of Wonder | The Art of Manliness

We’ve all likely experienced those moments in life in which our breath is literally taken away; at the same time that we feel existentially small, …

20 Oldtime Strongman Exercises for Developing Your Grip Strength | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: Edward Aston was a strongman and champion weightlifter in the early 20th century, who held the title of “Britain’s Strongest Man” from</i> …

General George Patton Quotes | The Art of Manliness

With the confirmation of General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, the “Mad Dog’s” no-holds-barred quotes have been making their way around, and …

James Mattis

The Burpee Workout: Get Fit Fast With This Simple Exercise | The Art of Manliness

When I played football in high school, my offensive line coach had an exercise he liked to use on us for punishment. When we were caught screwing …

Podcast: Lewis, Tolkien, the Great War, and the Myth of Progress | The Art of Manliness

Both <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> and <i>The Chronicles of Narnia</i> are filled with epic battles between the forces of good and evil. What many people don’t …

How to Increase Testosterone Naturally | The Art of Manliness

At last we’ve reached the final post of Testosterone Week and based on the comments from you all, this is the post you’ve been most looking forward …

What Every Man Should Keep in His Car: The Complete Guide | The Art of Manliness

When I was growing up, I noticed that my father kept his car well-stocked with supplies. A lot of the equipment was for his job busting poachers as a …

Fish

Social Skills 101: Are Your Old Patterns of Behavior Still Working? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills. Read more on their raison d’etre.</i><p>Social …

7 Health Benefits of a Cold Shower | The Art of Manliness

As a kid, I was a big James Bond fan. Saw all the movies and read all the books. One thing I noticed about the book version of James Bond was that …

The Personal Finance Obstacles Facing Millennials | The Art of Manliness

A lot of ink has been spilled over the past several years about the dismal financial situation that Millennials (individuals born roughly between the …

Travel the World With a Backpack | The Art of Manliness

All images taken by Dave Danzeiser.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post by David Danzeiser.</i><p>I hung up the phone with the travel agent. I had just …

Backpacking

Odin - Lessons From Norse Mythology | The Art of Manliness

When one hears the word “Viking,” it almost instantly conjures images of brawny warriors wielding fierce swords, riding in waves of long ships to …

Spirituality

How to Care for Leather | The Art of Manliness

Men are almost universally drawn to goods made with leather. Wallets, boots, bags, jackets, gloves — all are lent a certain extra attraction when …

Vintage Jiu-Jitsu Lessons From Theodore Roosevelt's Personal Instructor | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: Theodore Roosevelt had a keen interest in martial and combative arts, beginning with boxing as a young man, and later as president —</i> …

How to Use Eye Contact to Improve Your Business and Love Life | The Art of Manliness

In our first post in this two-part series on eye contact, we discussed the importance of eye contact and some of the reasons we don’t always feel …