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John Lewis’ Hatch Chile-Cheese Biscuits

To celebrate his favorite fall harvest, the expat Texan pit master puts a southwestern spin on breakfast<p>As a boy living on Texas’ westernmost border in El Paso, John Lewis grew up eating roasted Hatch green chiles the way Southerners in other regions eat gravy—with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. “I …

El Paso

The Importance of Face-to-Face Conversation | The Art of Manliness

It is the evening of September 19, 1931.<p>Three men stroll down Addison’s Walk, a picturesque footpath that runs along the River Cherwell on the …

Why We Set Off Fireworks On The Fourth Of July

Ever wondered why we set off those humungous kaleidoscopes of gunpowder in our sky each Fourth of July? Apparently, the history of fireworks in America is as old the country itself.<p>On our first Independence Day celebration, held in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777, when the country was still in the …

How to Tie 7 Basic Knots | The Art of Manliness

For centuries, knotsmanship has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s an essential skill whether a man desires to hit the high seas or …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Beaches

The Secret To Perfect Pizza Dough - Wine & Glue

The Secret to Perfect Pizza Dough! Easy to follow step by step photos that will give you the perfect pizza dough!<p>I’ve been wanting to write this post …

Booze News | GuideLive

What's Happening in #Booze News<p><b>We're Obsessed with</b> #Craft Beer

Eight Dallas Restaurants with Great Patios and Great Food: It's Rarer Than You Think

image via HG Sply Co.'s instagram<p><b>HG Sply Co.</b> We don't have beaches or mountains around these parts, but we do have that beautiful Texas sky with …

Ten of Dallas' Best Places to BYOB

<b>Peak & Elm</b> What's better than bringing your own booze? Free booze. You can bring your own beer and wine to Peak & Elm Cocina, but on Friday nights, …

Dallas/Fort Worth Area BBQ Guide

Dallas and Fort Worth have a burgeoning barbecue scene that has come to prominence in just the past five years. The opening of Meshack’s in Garland …

BBQ

40 Gardening Tips to Maximize Your Harvest - Organic Gardening

The best way to keep top-quality, organically grown produce on your table year-round is to grow as much as you can, and preserve plenty to eat for …

How to End a Conversation Like a Man | The Art of Manliness

We’ve done several articles on the Art of Manliness covering the wonderful art of conversation, from its dos and donts, to how to make small talk, to …

How to Buy Auto Parts Without Getting Screwed

If you don't know how to shop for auto parts, you're going to wind up overspending, buying the wrong stuff, or both. These 10 tricks of the trade will help you score the parts you need at the lowest possible cost. Originally published at Road & Track.<p>If you don't know how to shop for auto parts, …

Automotive Industry

Install an Electrical Outlet With Built-in USB Ports

Don't let those bulky USB adapters, like the big box at the end of your iPhone charger, hog your outlet space. Put in a power outlet with USB ports instead. Here's how.<p>I have a whole bunch of devices that are charged via USB, so I'm thinking about installing an electrical outlet with built-in …

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> …

The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

Scuba Diving

Food and Drink | GuideLive

What's Happening in #Food and Drink<p><b>We're Obsessed with</b> #Restaurant Reviews

The 20-Minute Body-Weight Strength Workout

Gyms are great for building strength and avoiding injury, but you don't have to throw down $100 a month for that. Instead, do a series of body-weight-resistance exercises that target nearly every muscle, like the following four moves from certified strength and conditioning specialist Paul …

Workouts

Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

Tom Hanks

Influence, Persuasion, & Personal Presentation: Why to Look Your Best | The Art of Manliness

Are you intentionally making mistakes at work to make yourself look incompetent?<p>Are you purposely sabotaging your presentations?<p>Are you setting …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

33 Gooey, Cheesy Super Bowl Party Recipes

From monkey bread to queso, here are 33 addictively cheesy things to serve this Sunday.<p>On no other day do we so recklessly consume thousands of calories in food and beer as we do on Super Bowl Sunday. And while there are plenty of delicious veggie options, not to mention wings a-plenty, let's be …

Cooking

Dallas' Best Margaritas by Neighborhood

<b>Preston Hollow</b> <i>Meso Maya</i> If Preston Hollow is your neighborhood, chances are the swarms of children during an otherwise peaceful brunch hour won't …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

'I'm Not A Lookalike' Project Showcases Strangers Who Look Like Twins (PHOTOS)

Think you're special and unique?<p>So did these folks, until they met Francois Brunelle.<p>The 62-year-old Montreal-based photographer has spent the last 12 years scouring the world for complete strangers who look alarmingly similar, according to Rex USA.<p>"I was inspired by 2 things," Brunelle told Rex …

Time Management Tips | How to Live on 24 Hours Per Day | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: As you look back on the year that has just past, do you feel as though you spent another 12 months merely existing instead of truly</i> …

How to Prevent Running Injuries - 4 Bulletproof Tips | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jason Fitzgerald</i>.<p>The percentage of runners that get hurt every year is staggering. Some studies even put that …

The Best of Art of Manliness 2013 | The Art of Manliness

Merry Christmas! The crew at the Art of Manliness will be taking the coming week off to spend time with family and reboot before the new year. So we …