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Finding Your True North: A Guide to Self-Reliance

Word count: ~8,000 Time to read: ~30 minutes  Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Kyle Eschenroeder.

Manvotional: 4 Maxims on Habit and Action


Editor’s note: This selection from the writings of the famous psychologist William James has been condensed from the original.  “Habit” From The Principles of Psychology, 1890 By William James We must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can, and guard against the growing into ways that are likely to be disadvantageous to us, as we should guard against the plague.

Art of Manliness Store Clearance Sale


Well, the holiday rush is over (thanks to all who made a purchase!) and we’re making room for new items in the Art of Manliness Store.

Introducing the Social Briefing


In every age, and every culture around the world, part of achieving manhood required gaining competence in the skills that amassed resources for one’s tribe, enhanced personal status, and led to reproductive success.

3 Ways to Climb a Rope


From those awkward days in early gym class to Marine trainees racing through obstacle courses, rope climbing is a time-honored practice of testing and building your physical fitness.

Podcast #269: The Forgotten History of Autism


In the past decade, autism has gotten more and more attention from the media and the wider culture. You probably know someone with autism or who has a child with autism.

How to Turn 12 Everyday Items Into Improvised Weapons


“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.” –General James “Mad Dog” Mattis While rare, violence often strikes when you least expect it.

Podcast #268: How the Science of Competition Can Make You a Better Man


What if I told you that there’s a performance-enhancing drug that’s completely free, completely legal, and has no ill side-effects when used correctly?

Work Deliberately Instead of Reactively With the Rule of 3


Towards the tail end of 2016, my productivity took a big leap forward. The first catalyst was taking a few weeks to diligently track my time, and therefore find out exactly where it was being wasted.

Podcast #267: The Technological Forces That Are Shaping Our Future


We’re living in a time in which the landscape is changing quickly. Thanks to technology, the steady jobs that provided a living for our fathers and grandfathers no longer exist, and jobs that didn’t exist ten years ago are now providing paychecks for hundreds of thousands of people.

Which Fitness Program Is Right for You?


It’s a new year, which means many of you are probably setting new fitness goals. For a lot of guys, their goal is pretty vague — “get in shape” or “start running” or “get stronger” — and they’re not entirely sure how they’re going to get there beyond joining a gym.

Podcast #266: The Running Show – Strength Training, Programming, and More


There are some people who absolutely love running, and others who flee screaming from it. They hate how it feels, and they think it’s a poor form of exercise because it overly stresses the body, causes tons of injuries, and doesn’t even help you lose weight.

Possibilities in Spare Moments


Success in many of the new year’s resolutions and goals folks are now making will be predicated not just on willpower but on time.

A Peek at What AoM’s Been Up to and Where We’re Going in the New Year


The Art of Manliness team has been hard at work this year on several projects that will be launching in 2017.

A Call for a New Strenuous Age


Word count: ~11,800 Time to read: ~40-60 minutes  Note: All quotes, unless otherwise noted, are taken from No Place for Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920 by T.

Free DIY Stocking Stuffer: Vintage Finger Fisticuffer Puppets


Back when I was in law school, I was perusing the library stacks and came across a book that had full color reprints of the New York World newspaper.

Podcast #262: The Santa Claus Man


It’s Christmastime. Trees are up, stockings are hung, and you’ve likely seen Santa Claus a dozen or so times already.

How to Treat Hypothermia


It’s easy to imagine hypothermia as the type of malady that can only affect people who get trapped in disastrous conditions, like being lost in a frozen Alaskan wilderness or falling into an icy river far.

Podcast #261: How Solitude and Friendship Can Make You a Better Leader


There’s a growing feeling amongst Americans that we’re suffering a crisis of leadership in our government, families, and businesses.

Your New, New Year’s Tradition: Prime Rib Roast


Kate and I are always looking for new traditions to add to our family culture. We’ve developed a nice stable of Christmas traditions, but we really didn’t have any for New Year’s Day.


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