TheKoreanWar is often overlooked by Americans. But this forgotten war played a big role in shaping the world order in the second half of the 20th century. What‘s more, one of the most heroic and harrowing military operations in U.S. history took placedeep in the snowy and bitterly cold mountains of NorthKorea, creating a legendary  The post Podcast #510: The Greatest Battle of the Korean War appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Ever since Google Maps launched its app in 2008, I‘ve been using GPS to get around town, and across the country. For a decade, a digital voice from my phone has led me, turn-by-turn, in cities I‘m not familiar with and even cities I‘ve lived in for years. But during the past year or so,  The post 7 Reasons You Should Still Keep a Paper Map in Your Glovebox appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
‘Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.‘ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie I was recently on a camping trip in the mountains of Colorado, and one of the highlights was definitely being able to lay on a picnic table and try  The post 15 Constellations Every Man Should Know (And How to Find Them) appeared first on The Art of Manliness
As a kid, I was a big James Bond fan. Saw all the movies and read all the books. One thing I noticed about the book version of James Bond was that every time he took a shower, he would start off with the water nice and hot, and then turn it down to cold  The post The James Bond Shower: A Shot of Cold Water for Health and Vitality appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Learning how to sharpen a knife is an essential skill. But, sometimes it‘s hard to tell if your sharpening regimen is getting your knife as sharp as it can be.When properly sharpened, a good knife feels more like a lightsaber as it glides through its cuts with ease. But a well-honed blade isn‘t just cool.  The post Use a Newspaper to Test a Knife‘s Sharpness appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
The human body is capable of doing a wide variety of movements, in a variety of environments. But my guest today argues that most modern people only do a few movements each day, commonly find themselves stuck in sterile surroundings, and that these confinements are sapping our physical and psychological health. His name isErwanLe Corre  The post Podcast #508: Break Out of Your Cage and Stop Being a Human Zoo Animal appeared first on The Art of
In the modern age,shameis often seen as an unmitigated bad. According to this popular view, allshameis negativeand toxic and steps should be taken to avoid and rid oneself of it. My guest today, however, makes the contrariancase that someshameis actually necessary to develop a true sense of self. His name is Joseph Burgo, he‘s a  The post Podcast #509: Good Shame; Bad Shame appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common? They all were proficient in Latin. Fromthe Middle Ages until about the middle of the 20th century, Latin was a central part of a man‘s schooling in the West. Along with logic and rhetoric, grammar (as Latin was then  The post Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
dinner parties . . . can serve as the very cornerstone of a healthy modern society. Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party Kate and I really love having dinner parties. In fact, hardly a month goes by that we don‘t have friends over to sup with us at  The post 9 Reasons You Should Host a Dinner Party This Weekend appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
I‘ve long thought the encouragement to ‘be yourself‘ was peculiarly bad advice. Because what self are we talking about, exactly? If I feel the urge to lounge on the couch all day, subsist primarily on Double Stuf Oreos, and punch a rude customer service rep in the mouth, that‘s part of my ‘self,‘ but I  The post Sunday Firesides: Don‘t Be Authentic; Be Artificial appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Many people today are feeling stressed or overwhelmed by life. The typical approach to treating these issues is to learn how to manage one‘s symptoms through things like mindfulness or meditation. My guest today argues that mere management is insufficient. Instead, we need to tackle the root of what‘s causing us to feel anxious, stuck,  The post Podcast #507: How to Increase Your Personal Agency appeared first on The Art of Manlines
Few things are more satisfying than the thrum of a released bow string and the thunk of an arrow hitting its target. And archery isn‘t just for fun (though it is that too); it can also be an important survival skill and tool. But, bows can be expensive, and you don‘t always want to use  The post How to Make an Archery Bow Out of PVC Pipe appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Our family recently decided to move from reading different picture books to each of the kids at night, to reading chapter books aloud as a family. We chose as our first book, or really, book series, the Harry Potter collection. As none of us had ever read the books or seen the movies, it‘s been  The post Sunday Firesides: Run at the Wall appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
This year the Art of Manliness introduced a new site design, logo, and tagline. The latter is Get Action, and it‘s taken from an exhortation expressed by AoM‘s past, present, and future patron saint - Theodore Roosevelt: Get action; do things; be sane; don‘t fritter away your time; create; act; take a place wherever you  The post New Get Action Swag! appeared first on The Art of Manliness.