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Podcast #349: Sliding vs. Deciding in Relationships

Dating has never been more ambiguous than it is today. People sort of end up with each other without explicitly defining the nature of their relationship, level of commitment, or expectations for the future.

How to Get Started With Fly Fishing

Fishing with a rod and line, and an artificial lightweight lure made to imitate fish prey — that is, fly fishing — was first recorded around the year 200.

Podcast #348: The Code of Trust

Trust. It certainly makes life easier when it exists. Instead of having to craft complicated contracts for a business deal, a simple handshake will do.

The Spiritual Disciplines: Solitude and Silence

Welcome back to our series on the spiritual disciplines, which explores exercises that can be used to train the soul.

Manvotional: Success & Happiness

“Success and Happiness” From The Successful Man in His Manifold Relations to Life, 1886 By J. Clinton Ransom A gray-haired man once visited the school where the writer was a pupil in one of the lowest grades.

How to Go Backpacking With a Baby

Editor’s Note: This is a guest article from Erik Kennedy.  There’s a myth that the moment you have a kid, you are duty-bound to cut off contact with the outside world.

Podcast #347: The Science of Social Awkwardness

You’ve likely experienced an awkward moment or two in your life. You say or do something that’s out of social sync, leaving the person you’re interacting with bemused, and you feeling like running and hiding under a rock.  While awkwardness is an uncomfortable feeling and can hurt us socially, my guest today argues that there is some upside to it too.

How to Get Stronger By Improving Your Post-Workout Recovery

You spend hours crafting the perfect workout plan. When you’re in the gym, you stick to your program religiously.

Podcast #346: The Fall of the Roman Republic

There’s been a lot written and said about the fall of the Roman Empire. But what often gets overlooked is that before Rome became an empire with what was effectively a king, it was a kingless republic.

Huge Fall T-Shirt Sale! 40% Off All Tees

With fall’s cooler weather coming, t-shirts are starting to get swapped for long-sleeved apparel. To welcome the cooler temperatures and to prepare for new items in the store, we’re having a huge t-shirt sale at the Art of Manliness Store.

How to Invite People to Do Things Without Being Awkward About It

You’ve talked to a cute barista at your favorite coffee shop for months, but you only see her when she’s working.

What to Do If You’re Being Followed

You arrive at your favorite coffee shop in the ‘burbs and notice a guy in a green baseball cap standing behind you.

How to Write a Check

The other day we were out with a friend who was treating us for lunch. When it came time for paying the bill, she busted out her checkbook and started writing a check.

Podcast #345: Not Caring What Other People Think is a Superpower

Oftentimes when you start making positive changes for the better in your life, you’re going to have people, even people really close to you who claim to care about you, intentionally or unintentionally try to discourage you from your path.

How to the Change the Spark Plugs on a Motorcycle

When compared to your car, motorcycles are decidedly simple machines, which make them an ideal starting point for budding mechanics looking to get their hands a bit greasy without too much risk.

How to Wear a Cardigan Sweater With Style

Think of the cardigan sweater and you may think of a kindly grandfather sitting by the fire, smoking a pipe.

Podcast #344: The Art of the Side Hustle

If you’re looking to pay down debt or save for a financial goal faster, there are two ways to to do it: either save more money or make more money.

The Libraries of Famous Men: Louis L’Amour

Welcome back to our series on the libraries of great men. The eminent men of history were often voracious readers and their own philosophy represents a distillation of all the great works they fed into their minds.

Podcast #343: How to Read Nature — Awakening Your Senses to the Outdoors

Nature. Even if you’re an avid outdoorsman, you likely take it for granted. When you’ve seen one tree or one blue sky, you’ve seen them all, right?

Podcast #342: Why Boredom is Good for You

In the age where smartphones provide constant stimulation, many of us have forgotten what it feels like to experience the monotony of boredom.