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How to Think of Questions to Ask People | The Art of Manliness

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

Siblings

Manliness Precedes True Gentlemanliness | The Art of Manliness

“Over-sentimentality, over-softness, in fact washiness and mushiness are the great dangers of this age and of this people. Unless we keep the …

The 36 Best Books All Men Should Read | The Art of Manliness

If there is one thing the great men of history have in common it’s this: books. They read, <i>a lot</i>. Theodore Roosevelt carried a dozen books with him on …

7 Letters to Write Before You Turn 70 | The Art of Manliness

At AoM we’re great champions of the lost art of letter writing. Emails, texting, and the wide variety of other digital mediums available to us in the …

27 Podcasts Men Should Check Out | The Art of Manliness

The humble podcast has seen its fair share of ups and downs since its inception (at least as we know it now) about 15 years ago. But it’s been on a …

Catfish Rods: The Ultimate Guide To Catfish Rods

Catfish rods are a segment of catfishing gear that I wasted a lot of money on over the years. I’ve wasted more money on catfish rods that weren’t a …

Fishing

Finding Good Relationships In Adulthood | The Art of Manliness

Awhile back, a couple who Kate and I knew mostly in passing and moments of small talk at church, invited us over to their house for dinner. We gladly …

Increase Your Situational Awareness: 10 Exercises & Tests | The Art of Manliness

<b>STOP: BEFORE YOU READ ON, STUDY THE PICTURE ABOVE FOR 60 SECONDS.</b><p><b>THEN, SCROLL DOWN AND SEE IF YOU CAN ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:</b><p>How many people …

How to Make Ramen at Home | The Art of Manliness

During my freshman year at the University of Georgia, I can recall many late nights staring down into a styrofoam canister, slurping ramen noodles in …

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 …

The Dangers of Inaction and Idleness | The Art of Manliness

“It is not necessary for a man to be actively bad in order to make a failure in life; simple inaction will accomplish it. Nature has everywhere …

Great Depression

Sports Jackets vs. Blazers vs. Suit Jackets | The Art of Manliness

Sports jackets. Suit jackets. Blazers. Most men use these terms interchangeably, as do many men’s clothing retailers.<p>Because of this, the differences …

The Bushido Code: The Eight Virtues of the Samurai | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Tim Clark.</i><p><i>“So, boy. You wish to serve me?”</i> <i>Silhouetted against the blue-black sky, the horse-mounted samurai</i></i> …

7 Style Tips For Large Men - Big Man's Guide To Sharp Dressing | The Art of Manliness

Fashion, like any industry, has its share of quackery, and no one gets treated to more “miracle products” or “life-changing purchases” than a man …

A Primer of the Philosophy of Nietzsche | The Art of Manliness

Friedrich Nietzsche introduced several ideas into Western philosophy that have had a huge influence on the culture of the 20th and 21st centuries. …

Marketing Tools for Any Self-Publishing Authors

Once you’ve got an intention, move onto your audience. Who are they? Why will they care? Where do they currently get their information from?<p>If you don’t know who your audience is, consider this:<p>Why did you write the book?<br>• What do you want people to get from it?<br>• Why would those people be motivated to …

How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises | The Art of Manliness

If you’re like most men living and working in a techno-service economy, you probably spend a good deal of your day sitting down. You go from the …

The Black Undercover Cop Who Infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado

"They were all assholes," he told me.<p>These days the Ku Klux Klan is mostly an unfunny joke, a smattering of ignorant racists who play dress-up and hold poorly planned, sparsely attended rallies to protest the renaming of parks. But half a century ago the Klan's power stretched from coast to coast, …

How to Enter a Room with Confidence and Authority | The Art of Manliness

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” –Will Rogers<p>Charlie Dresow knew when he entered the courtroom that every eyeball would be …

8 Characteristics of Real Estate Listing Masters

Mastering the business of working with sellers begins and ends with mindset. It also involves acquiring, fine-tuning and continuously improving a …

The Power of Truth by William George Jordan | The Art of Manliness

<b>“The Power of Truth”</b> <b><br>From The Power of Truth: Individual Problems and Possibilities, 1902</b> <b><br>By William George Jordan</b><p>TRUTH is the rock foundation of every …

How to Make the Most of Your Brand's Social Media Content

Your followers are looking for content that is helpful or entertaining. Here's how to offer them something they can use, love and share with their friends.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Tweet Naked<i>, online marketing expert and social media agency</i> …

Social Media

This online journalism startup raised $1.7M in crowdfunding and you’ve never heard of it

We’ve been writing a lot lately about online journalism startups like Matter — which was acquired by Medium and just dropped its paywall — and NSFW …

Porn Is Dead, Long Live Sex

Porn is dated, passe, over. It doesn't have anything to do with reality and its business model is so archaic production companies aren't making money anymore—the internet's moved on, you see, but the industry hasn't. Make Love Not Porn is a website...<p><i>Photo by Eva Blue</i><p>Porn is dated, passe, over. It …

How to Choose the Perfect Survival Knife: 6 Features to Look For | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p>I don’t remember my first kiss or even who it was with. I can barely …

Sex pixels: what 4K means for porn

Still reeling from the transition to HD, the erotic-video business faces another sea change<p>"Porn killed Betamax." Among the tech cognoscenti, this is often an article of faith, suggesting that A/V format wars are won and lost not on dull technical details such as price (VHS machines had a cheaper …

The Top 10 Mistakes 20-Somethings Make Regarding Real Estate

You probably think I'm just a bit crazy for including the phrase "20-something" and "real estate" in the same title.<p>Okay, maybe you have a point. At this point in life, many 20-somethings are more interested in when the next game of Call of Duty will start than the best way to start building their …

How to Develop Charisma | The Art of Manliness

For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the three components of personal charisma. First we explored the importance of Presence – giving …

Deliberate Practice: The Secret of Greatness | The Art of Manliness

What creates great men? What made Ted Williams the greatest hitter in the history of baseball? What made Shakespeare one of history’s greatest …