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How to Use Chopsticks Like Mr. Miyagi

‘Man who catch fly with chopstick, accomplish anything.‘ -Mr. Miyagi, The Karate Kid The Karate Kid taught kids of the 80sa lot about bravery, integrity, and - of course - rad chopstick moves. The scenes where Mr. Miyagi and Daniel-san try to catch houseflies between their chopstick tips are among the most exciting moments in [] The post How to Use Chopsticks Like Mr. Miyagi appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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Podcast #472: Reagan, the Man

Like FDR or JFK, Ronald Reagan has become more of a symbol for many Americans than a flesh and blood person. For some he‘s the embodiment of all that‘s good in America, while for others he‘s the very opposite. But beyond the political divides, who was Reagan, the man? My guest today spent five years [] The post Podcast #472: Reagan, the Man appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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Podcast #473: The Solitude of a Fire Watcher

The Gila National Forest covers about 3.3 million acres in southwest New Mexico. During the dry summer season, wildfires pose a serious threat to the area. To spot wildfires in this vast landscape as soon as they start, the U.S. Forest Service relies on fire towers spread throughout the area that are each manned by [] The post Podcast #473: The Solitude of a Fire Watcher appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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D.B.T.H. (Don‘t Believe the Hype)

Growing up, Frank Thomas, ‘The Big Hurt,‘ was far and away my favorite baseball player. As a member of the Chicago White Sox, he was a beast at the plate and seemed like a stand-up guy off the field too. I tried to do everything like Thomas. I emulated his stance and swing, I played [] The post D.B.T.H. (Don‘t Believe the Hype) appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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Sunday Firesides: Dependence to Independence

When you‘re a baby and a toddler, you‘re helpless: you can‘t articulate what you need and what‘s bothering you. You can only cry or throw a tantrum or rely on your parents to accurately read and interpret your mood and body language. You‘ve probably never thought about it, but you first learned to get what [] The post Sunday Firesides: Dependence to Independence appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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How to Jump Rope Like a Boxer

When you think about boxers‘ workouts - when you mentally run through all the real life preparation they put in before a fight, as well as all the cinematic training montages you can remember- one exercise probably comes most readily to mind: jumping rope. Boxers, from bare-knuckle brawlers like John L. Sullivan to modern champs [] The post How to Jump Rope Like a Boxer appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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Sunday Firesides: The Moral Weight of Gifts

We‘re coming up on three weeks post-Christmas, and chances are you still have one gift lying around that remains unopened or unused. You‘ll probably let it sit on a counter or a shelf for a while longer, and then stick it in a drawer or cabinet somewhere, before finally throwing it away, perhaps years from [] The post Sunday Firesides: The Moral Weight of Gifts appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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Outfitted & Equipped: Brett‘s Weightlifting Workout

Whenever I post videos of me lifting on AoM‘s Instagram account, I get a lot of questions about the gear and clothing I use while training. To satiate this interest, I figured I‘d answer all those questions in one fell swoop by doing an ‘Outfitted and Equipped‘ of my entire workout get-up. These are the [] The post Outfitted Equipped: Brett‘s Weightlifting Workout appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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How to Make Pine Needle Tea

Packed with antioxidants and vitamins A and C (in fact 4-5 times that of orange juice), sworn by as an immune booster and reliever of congestion, pine needle tea has been used for centuries as both a refreshing beverage and a medicinal drink. In the winter of 1536, the crew of French explorer Jacques Cartier [] The post How to Make Pine Needle Tea appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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How to Deal With a Talkative Coworker

You‘re in your cubicle, minding your own business, when a coworker walking by stops to talk. Seems innocuous enough . . . except they do this multiple times a day. Most every day. While you don‘t mind a little chit-chat with your officemates, the interruptions from this coworker go on too long, are banal, and/or [] The post How to Deal With a Talkative Coworker appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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Podcast #474: The Surprises of Romantic Attraction

According to the popular, evolutionary theory of human attraction, people select romantic partners based on objective assessments of what‘s called their mate value the extent to which an individual possesses traits like good looks and status. But is that really all that‘s behind the way people pair up? My guest today has done a [] The post Podcast #474: The Surprises of Romantic Attraction appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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