When Kate was pregnant with our first kiddo, I wanted to do the best I could to help her out during her pregnancy, as well as prepare for being a father to Gus when he finally arrived on the scene. So I did what any 21st century dad-to-be would do: I hopped on Amazon to  The post 4 Recommended Books for Soon-to-Be and New Dads appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
We‘re big, longtime proponents of handwritten notes here at the Art of Manliness. The physical heft of a letter gives the communication a warmth and significance that email and text just can‘t hold a candle to. It‘s tangible: in a world that‘s increasingly weightless and abstract, a handwritten note is something that someone can physically  The post Introducing The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword Stationery Kit appeared f
Editor‘s note: This is a guest article from Eric Voris. A few short generations ago, hunting was a common piece of many family‘s experiences. Whether a man was a passionate outdoorsman or not, by and large, he had some connection with hunting. It was a familial affair, and at the very least he could expect  The post 3 Reasons Hunting Is Food For a Man‘s Soul appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Your time on earth is finite and once you use it up, it‘s gone forever. Thus on the AoM podcast, we talk a lot about how to maximize your time how to use it more effectively to be more productive. But is it possible to be too concerned about managing your time? Should  The post Podcast #458: In Praise of Wasting Time appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
This Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the United States. It‘s a holiday dedicated to gratitude, and one in which we often trot out expressions of thankfulness. But how much is gratitude a part of our lives the other 364 days of the year? And even when we do think about gratitude at other times, does  The post Podcast #459: Beyond Gratitude Lite: The Real Virtue of Thankfulness appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Once the heady chemicals of new love - which transform one‘s sweetheart into the very picture of human perfection - wear off, each partner discovers that no matter how compatible they are, there is a least one thing, and sometimes several, that each dislikes in the other. Each possesses some habit, behavior, or personality quirk  The post How to Accept Your Partner‘s Flaws appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Youth sports in America is a 15 billion dollar industry. A lot of that money is going towards special coaching and training and participationin elite travel teams. Parents spend an enormous amount of money and time on their kids‘ involvement in sports, hoping the investment will pay off in accolades, college scholarships, and even the  The post Podcast #456: Myths About Kids and Sports appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
The original arrowheads were made from organic materials often through the process of knapping rocks like obsidian, chert, and flint. The sharp flakes of stone which resulted were then affixed to arrow shafts, and shot from bows by primitive hunters to take down game and battle their human enemies. Still today, stone arrowheads are  The post 4 Ways to Make Improvised Urban Survival Arrowheads appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Editor‘s note: This is an excerpt from Robert Greene‘s new book, The Laws of Human Nature. We humans have a deep need to think highly of ourselves. If that opinion of our goodness, greatness, and brilliance diverges enough from reality, we become grandiose. We imagine our superiority. Often, a small measure of success will elevate  The post Know Your Limits: The Law of Grandiosity appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
I grew up in Edmond, OK, a suburb of Oklahoma City. When I was teenager back in the 90s, I started hearing about some church being run out of a garage. Didn‘t give it much thought then. Fast forward more than twenty years later, and Life.Church now has over 30 campuses across 10 states, and  The post Podcast #457: Leadership Lessons From the Pastor of One of America‘s Most Innovative Churches appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
When you depress the brake pedal on your car, it pressurizes fluid in your brake lines which transmit force to your brake pads, forcing them to squeeze against your car‘s wheel. The resulting friction is what brings you to a nice, comfortable stop. When your brakes fail, it‘s typically because you‘ve lost a substantial amount  The post What to Do If Your Brakes Go Out appeared first on The Art of Manliness.