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Meditations on Meditations: Reflections on a First Reading of Marcus Aurelius

While Stoicism is an ancient philosophy, it‘s experiencing a bit of a resurgence in our modern world. There‘s a plethora of new books and articles on the topic, most of them quoting what‘s taken to be the Stoic bible: Marcus Aurelius‘ Meditations. Much of what‘s written about Stoicism these days, though, assumes that the reader [] The post Meditations on Meditations: Reflections on a First Reading of Marcus Aurelius

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How to Make a Quick & Easy Smoke Bomb

You‘re lost in the woods, without phone service, and you need a way to signal your location to rescuers on the groundor low-flying aircraft. Your city is roiled in rioting and chaos, some bad dudes are advancing towards you, and you need to create a distraction to escape and evade them. It‘s a weekend afternoon, [] The post How to Make a Quick Easy Smoke Bomb appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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How to Make a DIY Smoke Bomb

You‘re lost in the woods, without phone service, and you need a way to signal your location to rescuers on the groundor low-flying aircraft. Your city is roiled in rioting and chaos, some bad dudes are advancing towards you, and you need to create a distraction to escape and evade them. It‘s a weekend afternoon, [] The post How to Make a DIY Smoke Bomb appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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How to Milk a Cow

For most men and boys-soon-to-be-men, long gone are the days when milking a cow was a chore as common as doing the dishes. Now mostly done by high-tech machines at commercial dairies, the task of milking a cow by hand once brought farmers and their families into close bonds with the animals that helped to [] The post How to Milk a Cow appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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Manvotional: The Debt We Owe to Fathers

The Debt We Owe to Fathers From The Job of Being a Dad, 1923 ByFrank H. Cheley Mostboys never do really appreciate their Dads until they are gone often in fact until they have boys of their own to perplex them and to harass them and to cause them to look backward through the [] The post Manvotional: The Debt We Owe to Fathers appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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Podcast #315: The Power of Small Experiments to Supercharge Your Success

Starting and running a successful business requires you to constantly experiment with ideas and adapt on the fly. My guesttoday has become a master at testing ideas quickly in his entrepreneurial ventures, which has allowed him to start multiple million dollar businesses. He‘s taken that test-and-adapt philosophy and also applied it to his life to [] The post Podcast #315: The Power of Small Experiments to Supercharge Your Success appeared

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Why Negativity Is a Social Killer

As discussed as part of our Social Briefings series, ‘elevation‘ constitutes one of the ‘4 social gifts‘ that change how their recipients feel for the better, and make their bearers more attractive, likable, and charming. Those who elevate are able to lift others‘ moods, and they do so by leading with positivity. Positive people come [] The post Why Negativity Is a Social Killer appeared first on The Art of Manliness

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Should You Wear a Weightlifting Belt When You Lift?

If you‘ve begun the righteous path of seeking gainz via barbell training, you may be wondering: ‘Do I need to wear a belt when I lift?‘ The short answer is this: yes, at a certain point in your barbell training you should start wearing a belt. For the longer answer, I talked to Matt Reynolds, [] The post Should You Wear a Weightlifting Belt When You Lift? appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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Why Complainers Finish Last

As discussed as part of our Social Briefings series, ‘elevation‘ constitutes one of the ‘4 social gifts‘ that change how their recipients feel for the better, and make their bearers more attractive, likable, and charming. Those who elevate are able to lift others‘ moods, and they do so by leading with positivity. Positive people come [] The post Why Complainers Finish Last appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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Podcast #311: The Meaning of Beards

The ability to grow a beard is what separates boys from men and except for a few rare instances of bearded ladies, men from women. Because it‘s a uniquely masculine feature, facial hair has played an important role in forming our ideas about manhood. Todayon the show, I talk to a cultural historian who specializes [] The post Podcast #311: The Meaning of Beards appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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Podcast #313: How Leaders Build Great Teams

We live in a complex, ever changing world. Thanks to our networked, global society, small players can have huge impacts in geo-politics and world business. Unfortunately, most organizations aren‘t structured in a way to thrive or even survive in this new, fluid environment. My guest today experienced this firsthand as he worked with General Stanley [] The post Podcast #313: How Leaders Build Great Teams appeared first on The Art of Manlines

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Podcast #314: Building Better Citizens Through Rucking

Back in 2012, the owners of Huckberry introduced me to a guy who owned a company called GORUCK. Besides making high quality ruck packs, I also learned that they put on all-night events in which participants haul a 40-lb weight in their backpack while being led through a series of physically and mentally grueling exercises [] The post Podcast #314: Building Better Citizens Through Rucking appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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Podcast #312: The Costs of Light Pollution and the Benefits of Darkness

Throughout human history, the night sky has been a source of inspiration for art, literature, philosophy, and religion. But if you‘re like most people living in cities or suburbs or even rural parts of the country, you‘ve likely never encountered a truly dark night. Thanks to electric lighting, the nighttime can be as bright as [] The post Podcast #312: The Costs of Light Pollution and the Benefits of Darkness appeared first on The Ar

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How to Wear a Polo Shirt With Style

The polo shirt is a true men‘s style staple. Yet despite its ubiquity in the male wardrobe, it‘s not a garment that typically comes in formuch affection or enthusiasm. Perhaps this is because of the negative associations with which the polo shirt is laden. It is often thought of in terms of a uniform [] The post How to Wear a Polo Shirt With Style appeared first on The Art of Manliness.

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