Matthew Read

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The 10 Best Coach-Class Airlines in the World

You see a lot of "best airline" stories, but many look suspiciously like they were based on business- and first-class. For most travelers, however, what happens at the front of the plane <i>stays at the front of the plane</i>—it's something to fantasize about, but prohibitively expensive and not even …

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Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

3 Characteristics of an Educated Person | The Art of Manliness

What defines an educated man? The number of degrees he has? The size of his vocabulary? How many books he’s read?<p>The qualities that constitute an …

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 …

A Manly Voice: How to Develop an Attractive Masculine Voice | The Art of Manliness

Have you ever listened to a recording of your voice and cringed?<p>Perhaps you were surprised about how nasally or high-pitched it was, or how hard you …

How to Pick a Lock | The Art of Manliness

Back in October I had the pleasure of attending the ITS Tactical Muster, during which I learned several awesome manly skills. My favorite tutorial …

The Best Stocking Stuffers for Men 2017 | The Art of Manliness

Yesterday we covered stocking stuffers for women. Today, we’re taking on stocking stuffers for men. While the broad strokes may be familiar — small …

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the …

Turn an Old Radio Into an MP3 Player | The Art of Manliness

I love old-time radios. They’re sturdy and good-looking. And there’s a reason for that. Back in the day appliances were considered pieces of home …

"Are You a Good Roommate?" Quiz from 1947 Men's Magazine | The Art of Manliness

I thought this quiz would be fun as guys are heading back to school and moving in with old and new roommates. Are you the kind of roommate that’s …

How to Sustain a Long-Distance Relationship | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Kyle Schaeffer.</i><p>In 1942 my grandfather, Peter Stoppi, a young man of 29 years old, joined the army to fight …

5 Alternatives to the Diamond Engagement Ring | The Art of Manliness

So you’ve found the woman you want to spend the rest of your life with and you’re ready to make it official by getting down on one knee and …

How to Make Small Talk with Strangers: My 21-Day Experiment | The Art of Manliness

One of the more unexpected changes I discovered upon becoming a parent is how much more you end up talking with strangers. This is in part because …

18 Things Every Man Should Do This Summer | The Art of Manliness

Summertime is here and I couldn’t be happier. As author Benjamin Alire Sáenz put it, summertime is a “book of hope,” filled with the promise of …

Straight Razor Restoration | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Matt Pisarcik and Sebastian Sandersius.</i><p>When you think of the manliest way of shaving, your mind undoubtedly …

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The Books That Influenced Frederick Douglass | The Art of Manliness

<i>Welcome back to our series on the libraries of great men. The eminent men of history were often voracious readers and their own philosophy represents</i> …

An Ode to Spring Skiing | The Art of Manliness

When my cousin Wally first described the glories of spring skiing, I didn’t initially believe him.<p>It seemed too good to be true. I was 6 and he was …

Famous Nappers: 8 Men Who Napped | The Art of Manliness

A few weeks ago, we covered the myriad of amazing benefits provided by the too-oft maligned nap. If you’re still not convinced of the benefits of …

How to Make a Coffee Table from a Whiskey Barrel | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Pete Sveen. It originally appeared on his website, diypete.com.</i><p>A while back, a buddy of mine came across a …

Cozying Up to History at London's Criterion Restaurant

Standing proudly in the thriving heart of lively Piccadilly Circus since 1874, The Criterion Restaurant in London hasn't simply stood the test of time, it has aced it. In an age where so many restaurants are hot today and forgotten tomorrow, The Criterion Restaurant has earned the designation …

Highlights of Gambia: from River Safaris to Fishing Villages – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

11<p>1<p>I recently returned from a short jaunt to the Gambia with vivid memories of West Africa and very new perspectives of the region. The Gambia …

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