Muriel Chappell

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The 80s feminist sci-fi that predicted Trump-era oppression

When Lizzie Borden, a 20-something art-school graduate named after an alleged axe murderer, set out to make her searing sci-fi polemic <i>Born in Flames</i>, she had no idea the America she’d end up living in would, in some ways, be even more backwards than the one she envisioned.<p>“It’s a world of …

Feminism

The Myth Of The Absent Black Father

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published new data on the role that American fathers play in parenting their children. …

How to Be Successful in Your Twenties | The Art of Manliness

<b>At age 20:</b> Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and cofounded Microsoft, and Sir Isaac Newton began developing a new branch of mathematics.<p><b>At age 21:</b> …

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

The Best Looks from Couture Spring 2014

As glamorous haute couture creations take to the runway in Paris, we're compiling the top one-of-a-kind looks to note. Follow our edit here.<p>As glamorous haute couture creations take to the runway in Paris, we're compiling the top one-of-a-kind looks to note. Follow our edit here.

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 …

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6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com</i>.<p>“Living in the open in this way, and making friends of the …

Snowden revelations lead Russia to push for more spying on its own people

Russians didn't invent spying, but Americans of a certain age could be forgiven for thinking Russians were the innovators.<p>At the height of the Cold War, the US government warned of Soviet spies blending into small town America, listening in on conversations with an array of cutting-edge spyware, …

Young, poor black and Hispanic men increasingly the face of HIV/AIDS in America

“There wasn’t even an ad campaign aimed at young black men until last year,” says one sexual health advocate<p>Despite significant progress in preventing and treating HIV in recent years, the number of people nationwide who contract the infection each year remains consistent at around 50,000, and a …

To Fix Social Security, Some Democrats Want To Lift Wage Cap

For the past three years, there's been a shortfall in the payroll taxes collected for Social Security. And as more baby boomers join the ranks of the 57 million people already receiving benefits, that deficit is bound to keep growing.<p>At the same time, the overall share of wages being taxed for …

Nelson Mandela Dead: Icon of Anti-Apartheid Movement Dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, the former South African president whose stubborn defiance survived 27 years in prison and led to the dismantling of the country's …

South Africa

The curious relationship between truth and madness

I’ve got an article in <i>The Observer</i> on the misunderstood relationship between truth and madness.<p>The definition of a ‘delusion’ has just been changed …

Psychiatric Hospitals

Is He 'The One?' How To Know, According To The Author Of 'How Not To Marry The Wrong Guy'

How do you know if you've found 'the one'?<p>According to Anne Milford, the married author of "How Not To Marry The Wrong Guy" who called off her first wedding five months before the Big Day, it's about that "certain spark."<p>"With my first fiance, I just felt that there was a certain spark missing," …

The Secret to Meaningful Relationships: Be Willing to Be Uncomfortable

Technology has not only changed the ways in which we communicate with each other but perhaps more importantly the degree to which we value each other. For many people, the primary form of communicating these days is via text. Short bits and bobs on life: nuts and bolts, quips and banter. When you …

Relationships

In Moscow, a place for addicts to be themselves - Russia Beyond

On the first floor of an apartment building on the outskirts of Moscow, 11 people sit on benches with serious looks on their faces. They are all between 25 and 40 and they have come to this unremarkable apartment because they share a secret – they are all drug addicts.<p>The apartment, which is not …

How to Create 5 Makeshift Survival Lights When Power is Out and You're in a Pinch | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com</i>.<p>It’s impossible to be perfectly prepared for an imperfect …

A Scratch-N-Sniff Book For Budding Wine Snobs

Why should the wonders of scratching-and-sniffing be reserved for those under the legal drinking age? A new wine book has a nice nose and not a hint of snobbery.<p>There’s a secret language spoken in the often self-serious world of wine tasting: Words like awkward, clone, note, legs, bouquet, and …

Tree house!!

For those of you who don’t know how amazing my husband is, here is a glimpse.<p>He has almost single-handedly remodeled our house, room by room, over …

Treehouses

Classroom Etiquette for the College Man: How to Be A Gentleman Scholar | The Art of Manliness

“They attend classes but make no effort to learn anything.” -Alvarus Pelagius<p>College students often get a lot of flack these days — with seemingly …

Teaching

Skills Every Young Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: An AoM reader recently wrote me a letter recommending I look up this old essay, which originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine in</i> …

5 Types of Friends Every Man Needs | The Art of Manliness

Evolutionary biologist and author Robin Dunbar argues that the average human can sustain about 150 friendships. Now, that term is used quite loosely …

What is Honor? | The Art of Manliness

Across cultures and time, honor and manliness have been inextricably tied together. In many cases, they were synonymous. Honor lost was manhood lost. …

Does Spending Time Apart Lead to More Sex?

A recent survey suggests that couples who spend some nights solo get it on more often<p>Apparently, your heart isn’t the only thing affected by absence from your partner: Couples who spend at least one night apart each month have sex more frequently than couples who don’t, according to a recent survey …

Morning Recipes: Delicious Egg Dishes

Eggs contain a certain sequence of amino acids that makes egg protein easy for your body to absorb. Scramble, poach, or flip 'em over easy as the perfect post-workout meal

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

The key to a sculpted midsection is using smart and effective stabilizing moves. But if your body fat is too high, it won't matter how wisely you work your abs—they won't show. That's why you need to add those moves to a full-body strength and cardio routine that will boost your metabolism, blast …

I love (and hate) dating Russian men

The macho guys from my home country leave me torn between my feminist beliefs and my sexual desires<p>I was standing on a dirt path in a Russian country village, holding my boyfriend Anton’s torn, bloodstained T-shirt. All that could be heard in the darkness was my friends and I shouting his name, and …

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Why Do You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice?

<i>Reader Christah wrote to ask, “Why do our voices sound different to us than they do to other people/on recordings?” And Jenny asked on Facebook, "Why</i> …