Sean Bracey

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2013 Photo Annual

When photographers are shooting images every day they start to see life in pictures. It's like they're looking through a lens at all times. They …

Take Care of Your Wetsuit

Taking care of your neoprene should always be a priority, especially if you somehow find yourself in Iceland. Photo: Burkard<p>Wetsuits are so cool. We …

Wetsuits

How to Make Small Talk | The Art of Manliness

Are you already kind of dreading meeting your freshman dorm roommate for the first time, wondering what you’re going to say?<p>When you spot an …

C.S. Lewis – The Thrill

About two years ago, I posted some thoughts on the timeless C.S. “Jack” Lewis and his words regarding love and marriage.<p><b>I loved the insight and</b> …

Family Mission Statement: How and Why to Create One for a Positive Family Culture | The Art of Manliness

Getting married and having kids are some of the biggest events in our lives. And yet we largely slide into these significant turning points. Sure, …

Krav Maga Technique of the Month: Overhand Direct One-Handed Strike Defense | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: We had such a great response to our</i> Primer on Krav Maga <i>article back in July, we thought many of you would be interested in learning</i> …

Self Defense

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 …

How to Accept a Compliment With Class | The Art of Manliness

You hand someone a gift and they eagerly tear off the wrapping paper and lift the lid on the box. But as they pick up and examine the present tucked …

Outfitted & Equipped: Working at a Coffee Shop | The Art of Manliness

<i>This post is brought to you by Sennheiser MOMENTUM Headphones. Find out more here.</i> <i>How does Outfitted & Equipped work? The FAQ.</i><p>Whether you’re …

Fathering With Intentionality: The Importance of Creating a Family Culture | The Art of Manliness

Have you ever met one of those families that just seem to have it all together? Maybe you knew such a family growing up and loved hanging out over at …

Perfect Push Ups Workout Guide: 35+ Exercises | The Art of Manliness

The humble push-up. Used by militaries all over the world to get their soldiers in fighting condition and middle school P.E. teachers to punish punk …

Parkour for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide | The Art of Manliness

You’ve seen it on TV shows such as <i>American Ninja Warrior</i> (and not so seriously in <i>The Office</i>) as well as in movies like <i>Casino Royale</i> and <i>The Bourne</i> …

Original AoM Comic #2: Theodore Roosevelt -- I'll Make My Body! | The Art of Manliness

This is our second original comic depicting a true life episode in manliness from a famous man in history.<p>Be sure to check out Original AoM Comic #1: …

Theodore Roosevelt

Desk Jockey Workout: 8 Ways to Stay in Shape at the Office | The Art of Manliness

For most of human history, work has been a physically demanding activity. Our cavemen ancestors chased down mastodons and hurled spears into their …

Pomodoro Technique

Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?<p>They all were proficient in Latin.<p>From the …

Language

How to be a Great Dad: 18 Tips for Fatherhood | The Art of Manliness

<i>Photo by free parking</i><p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Leo Babauta of Zen Habits, a father of six children.</i><p>Being a father can be a wonderful …

Parenting

The Brad Pitt Rule | AoM Instructional

Brad Pitt

How to Follow Up After Meeting Someone in Person | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post by John Corcoran.</i><p>Last year, AoM published a thorough guide on How to Network Effectively, written by Antonio. As he …

Self-improvement

Swamp Crotch Prevention: 10 Products "Scientifically" Tested | The Art of Manliness

It’s a problem that has plagued men ever since Western society decided the male of our species had to wear pants instead of breezy togas or kilts.<p>I’m …

Advice a leading factor in retirement savings success

Working with a financial advisor is one of the top three drivers of retirement savings success, according to Putnam’s latest Lifetime Income ScoreSM …

Retirement

Undershirts: The Man's Guide to Their History, Styles, and Which To Wear | The Art of Manliness

Well, it’s summer now, and pretty soon we’re going to start seeing guys’ undershirts whether we want to or not. When it heats up outside, you see …

Clothing

How Delaying Intimacy Can Benefit Your Relationship | The Art of Manliness

When is the right time to start having sex in a relationship? Not until marriage? A couple months in? The “standard” three dates? Sometimes even on …

Psychology

George S. Patton Motivational Posters | The Art of Manliness

George “Old Blood and Guts” Patton was a four star general who ably led American troops during World War II. In his 36 years of distinguished service …

Motivation

Krav Maga: A Primer on the Martial Art of the Israeli Defense Forces | The Art of Manliness

I can’t remember how I first heard about Krav Maga, but I do remember being immediately intrigued. All martial arts have an appeal to most men and …

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 …

38 Vintage Conversation Rules | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The excerpt below comes from a book published in 1875:</i> A Gentleman’s Guide to Etiquette <i>by Cecil B. Hartley. Hartley’s rules may be</i> …

How to Roast Coffee at Home | The Art of Manliness

“Little campfires, rapidly increasing to hundreds in number, would shoot up along the hills and plains and, as if by magic, acres of territory would …

Coffee

Open Doors for Women: How and When to Do It | The Art of Manliness

Readers email us surprisingly often with questions about opening doors for women. AoM readers are interested in being gentlemen and obviously …