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5 Amazing Road Trips You Need to Take This Summer

Whether you’re flying solo or with friends or family, these expert-approved car trip ideas will remind you of what’s so awesome about the open road<p>Sometimes there's nothing better for an overworked mind than to <b>Take a Long Drive by Yourself</b>. But where are you going, exactly? Do you have a …

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Camping Tips: Making a Camping Checklist and Planning a Trip | The Art of Manliness

Last week we encouraged men to spend time in the great outdoors. It’s a thought that surely has occurred to many of you before, but it seems most of …

Beginner's Guide to Fountain Pens | The Art of Manliness

“To sit at one’s table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen — that …

Why Hangovers Feel So Much Worse as You Get Older

The scientific explanation of why your morning afters now feel like pure agony<p>You handled hangovers in your early 20s like a champ. So why do they seem to knock the living crap out of you now that you’re a full-blown adult?<p>It’s not just your imagination: Your liver just isn’t the alcohol-processing …

How to Start a Fire: Make Char Cloth | The Art of Manliness

To make a spark that can light a fire, all you need is flint, tinder, and some good old fashioned friction. It’s a fire-making method that’s been …

How to Trim Your Beard | The Art of Manliness

Thinking about growing a beard but don’t know how to take care of it once you got one? I visited Hudson Hawk Barber & Shop in Springfield, MO to …

How to Make a Torch Like Indiana Jones: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

Whether navigating the woods in a survival situation or hunting for treasure deep in the tunnels of an ancient temple, knowing how to make a torch …

My Struggle With Depression | The Art of Manliness

Depression runs in my family. I grew up hearing stories and seeing family members sink into low moods for extended periods of time.<p>When I was in high …

Indian Club Exercises: Swing Your Way to Health | The Art of Manliness

I’m always looking for new exercises to throw into my workout routine. Recently, I’ve gotten into a training method used by ancient Persian …

10 Super Simple Ways to Be a Better Writer

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p><i>By Alexandra Franzen</i><p>Do you enjoy writing? Does it …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Unleash Your Inner Wolverine: How to Develop Superhuman Healing Power | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This article was a collaboration between Brett McKay and Chad Howse.</i><p>What man doesn’t want to be Wolverine?<p>He’s super strong, sports …

Churchill's Advice on How to Be an Adult | The Art of Manliness

As we discussed at the very beginning of this series, Churchill’s schooldays formed “the only barren and unhappy period” of his life. Bright and …

How to Be Assertive | The Art of Manliness

<i>Your boss consistently asks you at the last minute to come into work on the weekend. You say “yes” every time even though you have family plans. You</i> …

How to Back Up a Trailer | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Colin Braun.</i><p>So, you borrowed your father-in-law’s boat for your weekend at the cabin, or you bought a RV to …

Personal Finance Lessons from Benjamin Franklin | The Art of Manliness

Benjamin Franklin rose from 17-year-old runaway to successful printer, newspaperman, author, inventor, diplomat, and statesman. His great success …

How to Overcome Morning Peevishness: Advice from an Antarctic Explorer | The Art of Manliness

There are many lessons to be learned from the divergent ways Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott led their teams in the race to be the first to …

6 Reasons You Should Own a Survival Bow & Arrow | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com</i>.<p>I am a big fan of the bow and arrow for a variety of …

How to Build Your Vocabulary In 5 Easy Steps | The Art of Manliness

Today, we’re going to talk about removing another kind of filler from your speech (and your writing as well): empty words. Just like empty calories …

Straight Razor Shaving For Beginners | The Art of Manliness

Our very first post on the Art of Manliness was a introductory guide to shaving like your grandpa with a double-edged safety razor. Since then, we’ve …

How to Drive a Stick Shift | The Art of Manliness

I can still remember the day I learned how to drive a stick shift. My dad and I were looking for a car for my sixteenth birthday. I had my eye on a …

How to Quit Wasting Time on the Internet | The Art of Manliness

<i>9 pm. A college campus in the Midwest. Rob sits down to study. His inner monologue:</i><p>Okay, time to hit the books. I’m really going to get crap done …

How to Write a Thank You Note | The Art of Manliness

Gratitude is a virtue every man should cultivate. Yet gratitude means nothing if you haven’t mastered the art of expressing it. A man should use …

Downtown Denver is booming, but it is a tale of two cities

Chris and Jennifer Livingston are part of a new wave in downtown Denver that has transformed the area over the past decade.<p>The downtown population …

How to Say No | The Art of Manliness

We’ve talked a lot about the Nice Guy Syndrome here on AoM. You know the guy. Big time people pleaser, always puts others before himself, lets people …

Morning and Evening Routines: How to Start and End a Successful Day | The Art of Manliness

You’re a college student.<p>It’s midnight. You’re brushing your teeth and reviewing how the day went. And you’re disappointed.<p>You had planned to work …