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How to Cast a Spinning Reel

Beginners new to the art of attempting to catch fish will likely have their first experience with a standard spinning reel and rod.

Social Briefing #6: How to Make Yourself More Approachable

Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills.

Podcast #299: How to Be Manly According the Ancient Greeks and Romans

Ancient Greece and Rome have a heavy influence on the idea of manhood we promote on the Art of Manliness.

The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: April 2017

Below you’ll find some of my favorite offerings from Huckberry this month. Enter the giveaway to win any of these items, or anything else available in their store (up to a value of $500).

The 3 Keys to Balancing Safety and Risk in Raising Your Kids

In this series on overprotective parents, we’ve taken a nuanced look at the phenomenon’s origins, explored the question of whether the world is a more dangerous place now than it was several decades ago (it’s not), and delved into the risks that arise when we don’t allow children to do risky things (there are many).

Podcast #298: The History of BBQ and Becoming a Backyard Pitmaster

Southern BBQ is a uniquely American food and depending on which part of the South you’re in, you’re going to get a different answer as to what “true” Southern BBQ is.

A Man’s Guide to Cooking Pork Butt

I’ve often said that opinions are like butts — everybody has one. And when it comes to barbecue, nearly everyone has an opinion.

A Man’s Guide to Cooking Pork Butt

I’ve often said that opinions are like butts — everybody has one. And when it comes to barbecue, nearly everyone has an opinion.

Decluttering Your Digital Life

Hamlet’s Blackberry. The Joy of Missing Out. Irresistible. Reclaiming Conversation. The Tech-Wise Family.

The Risk of NOT Letting Your Kids Do Risky Things

In the last installment of this series on the causes and effects of the modern trend towards overprotective parenting, we explored the evidence behind the biggest reason parents give for adopting this approach and abandoning the more “free range” method they were reared with themselves: that the world today is more dangerous than it once was.

Podcast #297: Making Your Kid a Money Genius

Do you have a not-so-rosy financial history and are worried that you’re going to pass on your bad money habits to your kids?

How to Build the Ability to Do a Full Handstand

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength by Steven Low.

A Place for Pleats

The other day I was getting my suit altered by my 96-year-old tailor, Sherman Ray, and as he is wont to do, he was regaling me with stories of how he escaped the Holocaust and won first place in weightlifting at the Senior Olympics (he’s a really interesting and inspiring character — look for a video about his life coming soon).

Pre-Order Our New Book! The Illustrated Art of Manliness

Way back in 2009, an illustrator named Ted Slampyak emailed me wondering if we’d be interested in interviewing him for our “So You Want My Job” series.

Podcast #296: How to Find Your Life’s Purpose

There’s been a lot of ink spilt in the past decade about young adults’ “failure to launch,” wherein 20-somethings who should be progressing into independent adulthood, end up spending that decade of their life in an extended adolescence.

The Ultimate Collection of Manly Last Words

People have always been intrigued by the last words of others. What did a man use his final breaths to utter?

Why You Should Go to Church (Even If You’re Not Sure of Your Beliefs)

When it comes to religious institutions, Americans exhibit some contradiction between their beliefs and their actions.

Podcast #295: Kettlebells and the Psychology of Training

We’re big fans of the kettlebell here at the Art of Manliness. It’s a great piece of gym equipment that builds both strength and cardiovascular conditioning.

How to Throw a Boomerang

Usually the process goes something like this: Buy a boomerang at a toy store because it sounds fun. Go to an open field to throw the thing.

Homebrewing 101: How to Make Great Beer at Home From a Kit

Few images of summer being ushered in are as iconic as dear old dad or grandpa sitting on the porch with a cold beer in his hand.