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Before & After: An 1860s Farmhouse Gets a Modern Update

How to Make a Bug Out Bag | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p>The term ‘Bugging Out’ refers to the decision to abandon your home due …

As kids, books like The Visual Dictionary and David Macaulay’s The Way Things Work were our most-prized possessions

As kids, books like <i>The Visual Dictionary</i> and David Macaulay’s <i>The Way Things Work</i> were our most-prized possessions. We’d spend hours pouring over insect classifications or a cutaway diagram of a combustion engine.<p><b>The Visual Handbook for Building and Remodeling ($23)</b> is like that, but for grown ups: 600 pages of detailed color illustrations covering everything from timber frame joints to span & load calculation tables to sun path charts for optimizing passive solar heating in your cabin.

Your Life Isn't Limitless! Narrow Your Career Choices for Greater Happiness | The Art of Manliness

<i>“You can do anything you put your mind to!”</i><p><i>“The sky’s the limit!”</i><p><i>“You’re the best!”</i><p><i>“Follow your dreams!”</i><p>Did you hear these kinds of things growing …

How to Find Your Vocation | The Art of Manliness

Occasionally, you read articles that make such an impression on you that you find yourself chewing them over for days and even months afterwards.<p>Such …

How to Survive a Plane Crash: 10 Tips That Could Save Your Life | The Art of Manliness

We often think that plane crashes are catastrophic and unsurvivable events. Thanks to movies and 24/7 news channels, the enduring image of a plane …

Arousal and Performance: How Stress and Fear Affect Tactical Performance | The Art of Manliness

Think back to the last time you experienced a high amount of psychological stress. For example, after you were in a fender bender or before you had …