Studies show that people remember the beginning of something, and the end of it, the best. The middle of it is recalled a little more hazily. Once a novel experience starts, your brain really starts focusing on what‘s going on and quickly makes judgements about the new people you meet. And you clearly remember the  The post How to Make a Great Last Impression appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Whether you‘re moving, getting new furniture/appliances, or simply decluttering, it can be hard to know how to dispose of large, unwanted items. The old ratty couch, the refrigerator that runs constantly and is as loud as a fighter jet, the unsafe trampoline taking up space in the backyard. (Yes, these are all examples from personal  The post How to Get Rid of Old Furniture and Large Items of Trash appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Insults are a part of the human experience. We insult others and we get insulted back. Social media has only amplified our tendency to ridicule one another, and increased our likelihood of being on the receiving end of a barb. Yet we don‘t typically understand the dynamics of insults very well. Why do we throw  The post Podcast #390: Why Insults Sting and How to Handle Them appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Have you ever been part of an organization where everyone and everything just seemed to click? People are motivated and things get done. Contrast that experience with being part of an organization that feels toxic. Demoralization, cynicism, and infighting emotionally drain the people who work within it, and dysfunction reigns. Why do some organizations thrive  The post Podcast #388: Why Group Culture Is So Important to Success appeared first on
Igniting a fire requires more than a spark. Sweating through a bow drill session to create an ember or grinding away at a piece of flint to make a shower of sparks is wasted if you don‘t have a good home for the flicker of fire that‘s produced a place that will help turn  The post How to Make a Tinder Bundle appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Have you ever unexpectedly found yourself with a snatch of time in which to steal a nap? You tried to settle into the chair or nook in which you found yourself, closed your eyes, and then . . . you just sat there, drowsy but awake. Despite feeling quite tired, you couldn‘t fall asleep, and  The post How to Fall Asleep in 2 Minutes or Less appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
We live in a time of hype and self-aggrandizement. But my guest today argues that what the world needs more of are quiet professionals people who‘s only focus is to get the job done well. His name is Rob Shaul and he‘s the founder and president of Mountain Tactical Institute. We had Rob on  The post Podcast #389: What It Means to Be a Quiet Professional appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
When the Soviet Union invaded Finland in 1939, Russian leadership thought the country would be easily conquered. After all, the Soviets had one of the world‘s largest militaries, while Finland had one of the smallest. The Finns were monumentally outmanned and outgunned. Yet the Finns put up a gritty, prolonged, improbable resistance that surprised and  The post Sisu Thermals 25% Off; Plus Sisu Morale Patches Now Available! appeared first
So you know how to pick a lock with a tension wrench and rake. This is an incredibly useful skill, which will allow you to get in your house if you get locked out without having to call a locksmith, and will also allow you to help others who‘ve become locked out. You might even  The post How to Pick a Lock With a Paper Clip appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Like most American boys, I played baseball in the summers. And as clich as it may sound, I took away some important life lessons from my days on the diamond. One that has stuck with me and that I think about often even today is the adage on how to field ground balls: Play the  The post The 7 Habits: Be Proactive, Not Reactive appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
It‘s hard not to notice that in interactions both online and off, people seem increasingly polarized when it comes to political, social justice, and moral and ethical issues of all kinds. Rather than engaging in a civil discussion, debates turn into emotionally-charged flame wars, marked by blame, shame, and the exchange of insults. Such interactions  The post Why Are Modern Debates on Morality So Shrill? appeared first on The Art of Manl
It‘s been said that life is a series of decisions. But life is complex and filled with randomness and uncertainty. How do you make decisions when 1) you don‘t know everything you need to know to make the optimal decision, and 2) the factors influencing your decision are constantly changing? My guest today suggests thinking  The post Podcast #387: Think Like a Poker Player to Make Better Decisions appeared first on The Art of Manline
I Don‘t Know From the Business of Life, 1916 By Frank Crane One of the healthiest exercises for the soul of man is the habit of saying ‘I don‘t know.‘ I like those words. They smell of intellectual honesty. They smack of courage. They connote a refreshing absence of egotism. When a man says he  The post Manvotional: I Don‘t Know appeared first on The Art of Manliness.