Sean Purcell

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Out of 100,000 interviews, these 7 candidate questions stood out

"Do you have any questions for us?"<p>You'll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this portion …

Employment

What ‘The Art of the Deal’ Reveals About Leadership Fairy Tales

2016 might be the year we recognized the impact of an often-derided literary genre: leadership self-help. It dawned on me on a recent visit to the University of Pennsylvania’s bookstore, where an alumnus’s book rested between newer releases on the prime real estate of the best-seller table: Donald …

Leadership

The Best Paper Airplane: How to Make a Paper Airplane | The Art of Manliness

There are many skills fathers should pass on to their children: how to ride a bike, how to skip a stone, and of course, how to make a paper airplane. …

10 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview | The Art of Manliness

When it comes to job interviews, we often see it as a one-way street, with the interviewer holding all the cards. In reality, though, it’s a two-way …

How to Cook With Alcohol + 5 Alcohol-Infused Recipes | The Art of Manliness

Out of all the articles I’ve written for AoM, I must admit that I enjoyed this assignment the most. You see, I subscribe to the two-hand cooking …

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 …

The Benefits of Cold Showers | The Art of Manliness

10 Cheap Date Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Bonus #11: Impromptu living room dance party.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber of Dappered.com.</i><p>“’Cause I don’t care too… much for …

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 …

Yes, That’s a Tampon in My Mouth: The Swiss Army Survival Tampon -- 10 Survival Uses | The Art of Manliness

Do me a favor for the next five minutes. Try to forget everything you know about tampons. I know, it’s hard. But pretend that this is the first time …

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 …

Bio: Frank Sinatra Quotes and Music Lyrics | The Art of Manliness

Old Blue Eyes. The Chairman of the Board. Frank Sinatra was the epitome of American male coolness. When he walked into any room, his confident …

The Meaning of Manhood: Protect | The Art of Manliness

<i></i>“Manhood is the social barrier that societies must erect against entropy, human enemies, the forces of nature, time, and all the human weaknesses …

How to Field Dress a Squirrel | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p><b>**Disclaimer: This post contains a graphic step-by-step depiction of</b> …

How to Dig Deep: You're Stronger Than You Think | The Art of Manliness

Awhile back I was doing a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout over on a nearby running/biking trail. Along the trail there’s a fairly …

Concealed Carry: How to Dress For Concealed Carry | The Art of Manliness

How to arrange good-looking clothing around the decidedly non-standard bulge of a handgun is a topic worth looking at. It’s something that a whole …

12 Bar Tricks Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

Going out to the local bar can get expensive. Instead of paying for <i>all</i> your drinks, trick your friends into paying for some of them with a few …

Ten Reasons To Live In A Van

<i>Ken Ilgunas is the author of Walden on Wheels: On The Open Road from Debt to Freedom ($15.95, Amazon Publishing/New Harvest)</i><p>Once upon a time, I lived in a van for two years at Duke University. When I enrolled in grad school I was broke and desperate, possessing little more than a suitcase full of …

Graduate School

Bug Out Bag Meals: DYI MREs

Shares 27K<p>This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info...<p>This guest post by Bam Bam and entry in our non-fiction …

Food

7 Practices of People Who Experience a Fulfilled Life

A fulfilled life has a combination of meaning, love, security, productivity and happiness; it is not only a good life but a pleasant and a meaningful one. Based on my experience both as a psychology practitioner and a researcher, people who have their basic needs like food and shelter met and …

Happiness

How to Survive Absolutely Anything

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters can turn a region upside down in a day. And for some unlucky families the crisis may last for weeks if not months.<p>Disaster planning begins before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is …

A zero-energy micro-home for off-grid living

A non-profit green technology company in Romania has unveiled a prefabricated house that has the capacity to be powered entirely by sustainable …

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 …

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

3 Simple Ways to Heal a Stiff, Sore, or Injured Neck

In a previous piece, Preventing Common BJJ and CrossFit Injuries, along with my friend Sam Kressin of Embodied Strength, <b>I discussed the most common</b> …

Time I

How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then …

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> …

A Home Maintenance Checklist: An Incredibly Handy Tool to Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: One of our commenters, Brandon Beeson, was kind enough to put this into a Google Doc as a checklist. Click here to access that document</i>. <i>Feel</i> …

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 …