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9 New Products in the AoM Store! Zippo Lighter, Pint Glass, New Tees, and More

We’ve recently added some great new products to the Art of Manliness Store that we’d like to introduce you to.

Social Briefing #8: How to Have Better Conversations By Asking More Open-Ended Questions

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

How to Treat a Venomous Snakebite

Out of the 3,000 or so snake species in the world, less than 10% are venomous in a truly dangerous way.

Take the TR/JFK 50-Mile Challenge

As an adherent of “the strenuous life” — a believer in “bodily vigor as a method of getting that vigor of soul without which vigor of the body counts for nothing” — Theodore Roosevelt tried to get in two hours of physical activity every afternoon.

Podcast #306: What a Magician Can Teach You About Being More Successful

Almost every boy goes through a magic phase at some point in his life. When I was eight, I was convinced that I was going to be the next David Copperfield.

Your Summer Grilling Secret: Using Wood Planks for Delicious Grilled Eats

As the mercury rises, so do hopes of upping our grilling game. If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a little tip, a unique seasoning, or a handy new tool to impress not only your taste buds, but your friends, family, and neighbors too.

Legendary Bodybuilder Joe Weider’s Advice on How to Make Women Like You

Editor’s note: As one of the fathers of modern bodybuilding, Joe Weider founded the International Federation of Bodybuilders, created the Mr./Ms.

Podcast #305: Lessons from the Epic Age of Flight

While the first manned flight took place in 1903, it wouldn’t be until WWI that aeronautical advances were made that would turn aviation into more than just a county fair spectacle.

How to Ace Your Next Phone or Skype Interview

Before you ever get the chance to extol your virtues to a potential employer during an in-person interview, it’s likely you’ll have first answered some questions over the phone or via Skype (or other video software).

Podcast #304: What Football Can Teach Boys About Being Men

Football is often seen as an incubator of rough and wild masculinity. But one former NFL lineman, turned church minister, turned high school football coach, sees football as a platform to teach young men how to be both tough and tender.

Buy Our New Book! The Illustrated Art of Manliness Is Now Available

After a year and a half of hard work, I’m happy to announce that The Illustrated Art of Manliness is now available in bookstores everywhere.

The 10 Physical Skills Every Man Should Master

You probably started crawling when you were about nine months old, and walking at a year. You likely got running around a year later, and learned how to jump not long after that.

Social Briefing #7: How to Initiate Small Talk Using the ARE Method

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

Podcast #303: The Wisdom of Frugality

When most people think of frugality, they think of it primarily a way to reduce spending so they can do things like pay off debt or save for a goal like retirement or a downpayment on a home.

Come Do the GoRUCK Constellation With Me in Tulsa (Giveaway)

I’m a big fan of GoRuck Challenges. I’ve done a few of them over the years as a way to shake off the barnacles — to reacquaint myself with physical pain and remind myself that I’m stronger than I think I am.

The Basics of Finishing Wood

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Paul Moore.  So, you’ve finished building a woodworking project, but is it really finished?

Podcast #302: The Strength Training Program I Used to Deadlift 533 Pounds

Back in 2015, I had Starting Strength coach Matt Reynolds on the podcast to talk about barbell training.

Reframing for Resilience

I’m something of a homebody. I work at home. I like being at home. I’m not really introverted, just lazy.

How to Ford a River or Stream

Editor’s note: The following excerpt was taken from FM 21-76: Survival Evasion and Escape, an Army field manual published in 1968.

Podcast #301: The Wisdom of Action

Last year, AoM contributor Kyle Eschenroeder published a piece on the site called “Meditations on the Wisdom of Action.“ It contained 116 short, punchy devotional-esque passages on the nature and importance of action.