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Turning Ordinary Routines Into Powerful Rituals | The Art of Manliness

For Henry David Thoreau, the summer of 1854 had brought the onset of a stifling malaise — one that had left him feeling “trivial,” “cheap,” and …

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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, …

Cologne: How to Buy and Wear Fragrances | The Art of Manliness

On my recent trip to Atlanta I was the last person to board my plane.<p>I asked the stewardess if I could check my bag, and as she reached over to grab …

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These Are The Best Opening Lines For A Dating App

Hinge ran an experiment to find out what messages are most likely to get a response.<p>What's a better line: "How you <i>doin'</i>" or "How <i>you</i> doin'?" The dating app Hinge (it's like Tinder but based more on your Facebook friend group) did some experimenting to find out what kinds of opening messages work …

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This Guy Built His Own Smoking Lounge Behind a Secret Bookcase

A man cave that would make Indiana Jones proud.<p>Any homeower dreams of having a stylish, secret lair where they can smoke a pipe and sip on glass of cognac while staring into the fireplace. The question is, where can one put it so that it's truly far from the madding crowd?<p>Imgur user BaconJacobs …

Here are the 11 smartest high schools in America

The experts at college data website Niche put together a list of the smartest public high schools in the US. Here are the top 11.<p><i>Produced by Devan Joseph. Special thanks to Melissa Stanger.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

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How to Hack Your Flow: Live Life at the Limits and Boost Productivity | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post from Steven Kotler, author of</i> The Rise of Superman.<p>Researchers define flow as an “optimal state of consciousness,” a …

Lessons In Manliness from Fight Club | The Art of Manliness

<i>“The first rule about fight club is you don’t talk about fight club.”</i><p>Today we’re gonna break the first rule with aplomb. Hey, everyone else does too. …

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 …

Manvotional: The Majesty of Calmness | The Art of Manliness

Calmness is the rarest quality in human life. It is the poise of a great nature, in harmony with itself and its ideals. It is the moral atmosphere of …

Coffee Science: How to Make the Best French Press Coffee at Home

A French press is often treated like Jason Segal's character in <i>Forgetting Sarah Marshall.</i> He's actually the one you want, but people tend to flock blindly to the flashy, temperamental types like coffee-siphon-somethings or Russell Brands. The French press is definitely a potential coffee …

How to Build Your Mental Toughness: 4 Exercises Inspired by War | The Art of Manliness

Jeremy Hall knew his mission was on the verge of going to pieces.<p>The year was 2003, and the Iraq War had just begun. Hall was a member of a secretive …

How to Invest Without Putting Money Into the Stock Market | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Rose.</i><p>As a financial planner, I spend a great deal of my time advising clients on how and where to …

How to Bet on Horse Races for Beginners | The Art of Manliness

Growing up, I never visited a horse track or saw a single horse race.<p>That all changed when I met Kate and married into a horse race-loving family. …

Complete Guide to Scotch Whisky | The Art of Manliness

“The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of …

How to Drink Whiskey | The Art of Manliness

While whiskey was first billed as a medicinal substance — aquavitae or “water of vitality” — it soon gained popularity and became one of the most …

80 Frugal Tips to Save Money | The Art of Manliness

The manliness of frugality cannot be overstated. Frugality cultivates the manly qualities of independence, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, …

8 Ways to Energize Each Morning | Inc.com

Workdays are more productive when you hit the ground running. Here's how to make certain you've got the energy to start your day right, and keep it moving forward.<p><b>1. Inspire your body.</b><p>When you're sleeping, your muscles become sore so that waking leaves you groggy. Rather than shuffle through your …

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The Benefits of Taking the Hard Way | The Art of Manliness

“The essential thing ‘in heaven and earth is’…that there should be a long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results, and has always …

A Man's Primer on Gin | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joe Maiellano.</i><p>Gin is perhaps the most versatile of the distilled spirits. Sure, whisky is delicious. With a …

Japan Airlines Grounds Another Dreamliner After Battery Problems

Japan Airlines grounded one of its Dreamliner jets after “white smoke” began streaming from the battery system during a pre-departure check-up.<p>The …

How to Jumpstart Your Journaling | A 31-Day Journaling Prompt Calendar | The Art of Manliness

There’s been plenty of talk on AoM recently about journaling with our articles on The Diary Habit as well as 9 habits young men should adopt. Seeing …

43 Books About War Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ryan Holiday</i>.<p>War is unquestionably mankind at his worst. Yet, paradoxically, it is in war that men — …

Economic, Political Volatility Cloud Housing Recovery

Housing has been one of the bright spots in the economy this year. This week, a report showed that home prices in the top 20 cities continued their robust upward march in August. There are also far fewer foreclosure sales and other signs of distress in the market.<p>But the Federal Reserve expressed …

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ON JUNE 16th something very peculiar happened in Germany’s electricity market. The wholesale price of electricity fell to minus €100 per megawatt …

Has Boeing lost the battle for Japan?

After 40 years of trying, Airbus had virtually no impact on the Japanese aviation market, with Japanese carriers flying only 44 of its aircraft. …

Ten Facts About Janet Yellen, the Woman Who Could Run the Fed

<i>(Editor’s Note: In this post written at the outset of speculation over the next leader of the Fed, we looked at the background of a candidate who has</i> …

South Korea Confirms North Has Restarted Main Nuclear Site

North Korea restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, a South Korean lawmaker said, as the North put its troops on high alert and said it’s “ready to …

Taiwan Warns China Could Mount a Successful Invasion by 2020

China will be able to successfully invade Taiwan by 2020 as it gains military strength and develops technology to prevent allies such as the U.S. …