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The Surprising Benefits of Giving Money Away

At the turn of the nineteenth century, a Scottish-born steel tycoon named Andrew Carnegie became the world’s second richest man.

Manvotional: The Joy of Doing

“The Joy of Doing” By R.J. Baughan The secret of happiness is in knowing this: that we live by the law of expenditure.

How to Roll Up Your Sleeves [VIDEO]

If you’re reading this in an email, please click here to watch.  You’d think something as simple as rolling up your sleeves wouldn’t require a video explanation.

Podcast #111: Why Men Fight & Why We Like to Watch With Jonathan Gottschall

Jonathan Gottschall was an associate professor of English whose career had stalled in mid-life. Then one day he looked out his office window, saw a MMA gym across the street, and decided he was going to train to become a fighter.

Weekend Movie Recommendation: Labor Day

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Nate Pedersen. The 2013 film Labor Day is a sentimental nod to the values and virtues of another era.

The Art of Small Talk: 5 Questions Never to Ask

Yesterday while making small talk with the guy working the deli counter at my neighborhood grocery store, I asked him something that made me feel like a total heel.

Burglar-Proof Your Home: A Complete Guide to Home Security

A few months ago I published an article on how to pick a lock. One of the reasons I showed folks how to do that (besides fulfilling a goal to become more like Jason Bourne) was to demonstrate how locks provide an “illusion of security.” Locks make you feel safe, but if someone wanted to get into your house, they could easily pick their way inside.

A Southern Gentleman’s Kitchen: How Cooking Can Make You a Better Man (+Book Giveaway)

Several months back, I was sitting in a bar in Manhattan’s Lower East Side engaging in a cocktail and conversation with several other patrons.

And in This Corner…Fear

My grandfather, Johnny Paychek, poses with Joe Louis before their fight for the heavyweight title. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from David Levien.

How to Play Mumbley Peg [VIDEO]

If you’re reading this in an email, click here to watch the video.  Besides being an extremely useful tool, a pocket knife can be the the source of hours of cheap entertainment when you use it to play mumbley peg. Never heard of this game played by 19th-century cowboys and WWII soldiers?

Podcast #110: Hardboiled Detectives, Boxing, & Creativity With David Levien

A few months ago I had screenwriter, producer, and director Brian Koppelman on the podcast. During our conversation, Brian mentioned that he’s collaborated with his lifelong friend David Levien on many of the screenplays he’s worked on. When Brian told me that David not only works on screenplays but boxes and writes a popular detective novel series, I had to get him on the show because, well, I’m a big fan of detective novels and boxing!

The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: Mother’s Day Edition 2015

The winner of last week’s giveaway was Benjamin H. from Anchorage, Alaska. He chose the Tungsten Cube.

Venturing Out, Vintage Style: Your Great-Grandpa’s Daypacks

These days, if you’re going car camping or out for a short hike, you’ll likely take with you a daypack — a small bag that holds the gear you’ll need for the outing (camera, snacks, jacket), as well as supplies that are good to have with you in case of an emergency (matches, first aid kit, compass).

Ladder Safety: An Illustrated Guide

As spring and summer arrive, a lot of men are digging the ladder out of the garage and doing work on the gutters, windows, roof — you name it.

Kiai! How to Master the Kettlebell Swing

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Pavel Tsatsouline. The kettlebell swing is the Russian army knife of exercises.

How to Deal With Bad Coworkers

We’ve all been there. The guy in the cubicle next to us makes lewd jokes seemingly on a daily timer. One of the gals in sales clearly doesn’t do her part and leeches on the work of others.

Stop Hacking Your Life

  Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Kyle Eschenroeder. “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” –Henry David Thoreau “100 Life Hacks That Make Life Easier” –Article published on (179k social shares) As legend has it, Alexander the Great undid the world’s most intricate knot.

Podcast #109: Underground Strength With Zach Even-Esh

For the past year or so, I’ve gotten tweets and emails from AoM readers telling me to check out a book called The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning.

The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: April 10, 2015

Last week’s winner was Dennis from Langhorne, PA. He chose a Tsovet watch. My Picks This Week I’ve always got to give Criquet shirts a shoutout when they come around.

Weightlifting Shoes and Barbell Training [VIDEO]

If you’re reading this in an email, click here to watch the video. Mark Rippetoe, author of Starting Strength, discusses why you should wear weightlifting shoes if you decide to get serious about barbell training.