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How a Car Engine Works | The Art of Manliness

I’ve never been a car guy. I just didn’t have any interest in tooling around under the hood to figure out how my car works. Except for replacing my …

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How to Read a Book | The Art of Manliness

1. Open book.<p>2. Read words.<p>3. Close book.<p>4. Move on to next book.<p>Reading a book seems like a pretty straightforward task, doesn’t it? And in some …

How to Become a Better Man

Starting that day in 2000, I was on a mission to find out. And you can come along for the ride too, as you’ll see.<p>This sentence from the autopsy, written by my father’s pathologist, stopped me dead in my tracks: “Findings are consistent with, but by themselves not diagnostic of, Cadasil.”<p>What the …

Get Your Car Out of the Ditch | The Art of Manliness

There are a lot of things your car can get stuck in: mud, snow, even a ditch. While every situation is different, there are some principles you can …

6 Steps to Successfully Date a Coworker

<b>Transition Well</b><br>Sharing an elevator after a hot bedroom session? Awkward—and potentially damaging. According to a 2008 survey in <i>Human Nature</i>, women are far more likely to have morning-after regrets than men are, especially if they fear that the first hookup will also be the last.<p><b>Manage it:</b> "Pick up …

11 Alternatives to the Traditional 4-Year College | The Art of Manliness

So far in this series on whether or not college is truly for everyone, we’ve covered both the history of higher ed, and the pros and cons of …

What to Wear When Interviewing at an Office With a Casual Dress Code

<b>1. Choose the right suit</b><br>Though it's better to be overdressed than underdressed, you also don’t want to go too far.<p>For a job interview at a more low-maintenance office, leave your three-piece, pinstripe or windowpane plaid suits at home. These styles all give off a much more formal vibe and, in a …

Things to Keep in the Car | The Art of Manliness

When I was growing up, I noticed that my dad kept his car well-stocked with supplies. A lot of the equipment was for his job busting poachers as a …

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Winter Driving Tips: How to Recover from 5 Types of Skids | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Wyatt Knox from</i> <i>Team O’Neil Rally School.</i><p>With winter comes a whole new range of driving hazards — darkness …

Explaining Your Unconventional Background | The Art of Manliness

Do you ever struggle to describe your unique background? Do you have trouble explaining about certain not-so-flattering work history in a way that …

45 Hobbies for Men | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: Be sure to check out the follow-up, 22 More Manly Hobbies.</i><p>Back in the day, leisure time was not thought of as a chance to “veg out,” …

How to Drive in the Winter

2. Replenish your fluids.<p>You know water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, but cold weather affects other liquids, too. Don’t forget to swap your oil and windshield fluid with winter-specific formulas. Also, keep your gas tank half full at all times. Nearly empty tanks can build up condensation in …

The One Conversation You Should Have with Your Boss Today

This simple question could make all the difference in your career<p>Hate your horrible boss? Hash it out: Seeing eye-to-eye with your supervisor about the quality of your relationship—even if you agree that it sucks—may improve your work performance, suggests new research from Michigan State …

5 Signs You're Working Too Much

It’s about more than the number of hours you spend behind your desk<p>Being a workaholic is a badge of honor these days. Sixty-hour weeks and late-night emails are practically a requirement in some industries. But working <i>too</i> much can interfere with your health and happiness, according to a new review …

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 Asking Questions Makes You Seem Competent

Credit the undeniable effect of flattery, the researchers believe. Being asked for guidance made the people feel more self-confident, which helped them view the advice-seeker more favorably.<p>“Asking for advice strokes the advisor’s ego,” says study author Alison Wood Brooks, Ph.D. “Seeking advice is …

Business Etiquette Tips: How to be a Gentleman at the Office | The Art of Manliness

The rules of business etiquette are very similar to the rules of social etiquette.<p>But there <i>is</i> a difference between the two sets of manners.<p>In the …

How to Duck Out of Work Early

By Kristine Thomason, Photography By Thinkstock<p>A man who gets things done is entitled to the occasional long afternoon—for a jump on the weekend, say, or a day game at Fenway. First rule: Leave nobody in the lurch. If you have deadlines, meet them beforehand. "Schedule an afternoon meeting …

6 People Blocking Your Promotion

However unfair it may seem, your bosses and coworkers think of you in the context of who you’re tight with at work. And if your best pal is an underachiever, his lackadaisical performance could be kneecapping your career by association, explains Roy Cohen, career counselor and author of <i>The Wall</i> …

3 Bartenders Reveal the Dirtiest Secrets about Their Job

Get the straight scoop from the mouths of real mixologists<p>Ever order a gin and tonic, but think your bartender only heard ‘tonic’? Or maybe you’ve wondered if there’s a guaranteed way to get your drink quicker.<p>We went behind the bar for secrets from insiders on how they pour your booze, what bugs …

Men's Health Live: Freelance Work

Is it Time to Quit Your Job?<p>These new sites make full-time freelancing a reality<p>By The Editors of Men's Health, Photography By Thinkstock<p>Break free from your 9-to-5: On the latest episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, Devin Fidler of the Institute for the Future explains how specific technologies are …

7 Things You Must Know About Business Right Now

I spoke with Savitt recently, and found her thoughts smart and inspiring.<p><b>Brian Sozzi</b>: Businesses have to think on a level deeper than ever before if they want to win. An example of a common question tossed up on the whiteboard: “How do I use new technology to make more profits, both domestically …