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Best of Art of Manliness 2015 | The Art of Manliness

Well, another year here at the Art of Manliness is in the books. We’re taking a break from publishing until the new year so we can spend time with …

Self-improvement

How to Say No to Anyone (Even a Good Friend)

Sometimes the hardest part of talking with people you care about is saying no. They might need a favor or a loan or just a ride, but you can't always …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

The Grandest Home To Ever Be Squeezed Into 550 Square Feet

Tiny, but grand in spirit.<p>Designer Peter Dunham's apartment may be tiny but it's grand in spirit, packed with exuberant patterns and colorful personality.

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

7 Things You Can Do to Deal with Low-Energy Days

“Being who you are is another way of accepting yourself.”<p>—Anon<p>How do you deal with low-energy days? We all have our highs and lows, but very often we …

How to Brew Cannabis Tinctures (Eyedroppers Full of Happiness)

Now that you're good and deafened from last night's Independence Day celebrations, it's time to do something productive with your recovery day—like, …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

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> …

Cool riders: on the road with outlaw biker gangs in the 60s – in pictures

Way before there was Easy Rider, a young photographer called Danny Lyon went on the road with motorcycle gangs and published The Bikeriders, an iconic and seminal glimpse into outlaw life taken between 1963 and 1967.<p>Showing at the Atlas Gallery, London, from 19 June to 16 August.

Choose the Right Words in an Argument

When addressing a conflict with a colleague, the words matter. Sometimes, regardless of how good your intentions are, what you say can further upset your coworker and just make the issue worse. Other times you might say the exact thing that helps the person go from boiling mad to cool as a cucumber.<p>…

How to Stop Saying Um | The Art of Manliness

In the pursuit of becoming a better man, becoming well-spoken is a task that should not be overlooked. How you speak is a huge component of the …

An Interactive Guide of the World Cup Kits through the Ages

Since the competition began in 1930, the 32 teams that make up this year’s World Cup field have donned a variety of kits to showcase regional colors, …

Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs

Well, that's about as straightforward a title as you're going to find. Penned by renowned photographer Henry Carroll, <i>Read This If You Want To Take</i> …

Photography

Spinning Levers – How a Manual Transmission Works

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>American<br>• Engineering<br>• Films<br>• Vintage<p>“Spinning Levers” is a short film from Chevrolet that was made in 1936, it’s a …

How to Negotiate: Negotiation Tips to Get the Best Bargain | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology.</i><p>“It’s learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy – whether it’s …

23 Soundtracks That Define Cool

A great soundtrack is more than just a collection of great songs. A great soundtrack pulls a story along while somehow effortlessly blending into the …

Blade Runner

Expert Advice for Parenting in the Digital Age

When Fisher Price introduced its iPad Baby Bouncy Seat late last year, many parents (and concerned citizens like myself) wondered, have we gone too far? But not long before companies were dangling iPads above babies' heads, parents were creating twitter handles for their newborns and 10-year-olds …

Head of the Game: The Best Motorcycle Helmets for Any Rider

Saving more melons than a Sledge-O-Matic thief.

This Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior is for Life

<b>Owner:</b> Faisal Huda<p><b>Year, Make, and Model:</b> 1969 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior<p><b>Location:</b> Toronto, Ontario, Canada<p><b>Photographer:</b> Lucas Scarfone<p>Growing up, his …

25 Books That Define Cool

Let’s abandon the childish notion that reading isn’t cool. We’re grown men here and reading happens to be one of the many ways we enjoy spending a …

Literature

Train Your Brain to Get Smarter, Faster

Though we can't all hope to match Sherlock Holmes' preternatural deduction abilities and knack for witty repartee, with a little practice you can …

Motorcycle Photography 101

I’m a photographer of many things. I shoot live music, portraits and fashion, but my favorite subjects have wheels—and more specifically, two wheels.<p>There are many ways to photograph a motorcycle. You can shoot it while riding, racing, or wrenching. Or when it’s just leaning on the kickstand at a …

Canon EOS

Luciano Rupolo – A Short Film

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Cars<br>• Classic Cars<br>• Films<br>• Italian<br>• Vintage<p>This 20 minute film is a glimpse into the life and times of Italian car collector and …

Classic Cars

Stressed About Money? 6 Ways to Combat It

<i>by Jane Bianchi</i><p>Whether you’re pulling your hair out because you can’t seem to save enough money for your emergency fund or you’re having a hard time dealing with your significant other’s spending habits, various types of money anxiety can be triggered by what one expert labels as “thinking …