When Ernest Hemingway was working on the manuscript of a book about his safari in Africa, he played with a passage (which he later deleted) that listed all the things he loved and loved to do. He began with seeing, hearing, eating, drinking, sleeping, and reading; looking at pictures, cities, oceans, fishes, and fighting; thinking  The post A Lesson From Ernest Hemingway in Why You Should Plan Your Weekends appeared first on The Art of Manlines
What started the American Revolution? The typical answers are taxation without representation and the economic and political consequences that came with that. My guest today argues that while economic and political principles all played roles in the American Revolution, there‘s one big thing underlying all the causes of the Revolutionary War that often gets overlooked:  The post Podcast #419: American Honor - Creating the Nation‘s I
Admiral James Stockdale was a fighter pilot and POW in Vietnam for seven years. During his imprisonment, he was regularly tortured and beaten, and often held in solitary confinement. Despite the emotional, mental, and physical trauma he faced day in and day out, Stockdale survived and came home to become an influential public figure. How  The post Podcast #421: Why You Need a Philosophical Survival Kit appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
While a good BBQ spice rub is usually more important to achieving lip-smacking taste, many backyard grilling enthusiasts also love to slather a sauce on their fire-cooked meats. Be it as a marinade or a sandwich topping, the right sauce can really enhance the flavor of just about any of your BBQ favorites. Pre-bottled sauces  The post How to Make Your Own BBQ Sauce appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
F. Scott Fitzgerald thought his fellow writer and (sometimes) friend Ernest Hemingway possessed the most dynamic personality in the world and always longed to absorb into himself some of the qualities that made Ernest attractive.‘ Other friends and observers of Hemingway remarked on the ‘strange power of his presence,‘ his poise and strength,‘ and a  The post Ernest Hemingway as a Case Study in Living the T-Shaped Life a
Editor‘s Note: This is a guest article by Michael Magnus. It may seem like sewing is an exclusively feminine pursuit (outside the tailoring profession), but datingback to the Paleolithic age, rudimentary sewing techniques were a vital necessity for staying alive. Sewing isn‘t just about making decorative doilies, but also knowing how to quickly stitch something  The post How to Sew Leather (and Other Tough Materials) appeared first
In an active shooter situation, your first priority is to run. If you can‘t do that, the next best option is to hide, and to hide in a room with a locking door. Attackers are looking for easy targets, and will often bypass a locked door without trying to breach it. If the door of  The post How to Barricade a Door appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
They say that manners make the man. But how do you display good manners without coming off as awkward and in a way that elevates life both for yourself and for others? Today I bring back writer David Coggins to discuss etiquette and manners in the modern age. I had David on the show a  The post Podcast #422: Men Manners - Tipping, Emojis, and Much More appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Since 2011, we‘ve worked with talented illustrator Ted Slampyak to create hundreds of vintage-inspired, illustrated how-to guides. During that time we‘ve had folks ask us to make his illustrated guides available as posters for purchase in the AoM Store. The problem we‘ve run into is how to manage inventory on these illustrated guide posters. I  The post Like Our Illustrated Guides? Get One as a Poster! appeared first on The Ar
Should parents help pay for their kids‘ college education? It‘s an issue folks have varied and strong opinions on, but if you fall into the camp that plans to pay for all, or part, of your children‘s tuition and expenses, you‘ll want to start budgeting for that future outlay as soon as possible. Among all  The post Saving for Your Kids‘ College Education: A Primer on the 529 appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
If you‘re like most people, you‘ve got a powerful computer in your back pocket that allows you to listen to this podcast, check the score of your favorite team, and learn the population of Mickey Mantle‘s hometown of Commerce, OK (answer: 2,473). Our smartphones are a blessing, but for many people they can also feel  The post Podcast #420: What Makes Your Phone So Addictive How to Take Back Your Life appeared first on The Art
Should parents help pay for their kids‘ college education? It‘s an issue folks have varied and strong opinions on, but if you fall into the camp that plans to pay for all, or part, of your children‘s tuition and expenses, you‘ll want to start budgeting for that future outlay as soon as possible. Among all  The post Saving for Your Kids‘ College: A Primer on the 529 appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Below you‘ll find some of my favorite recent offerings from Huckberry. Enter the giveaway to win any of these items, or anything else available in their store (up to a value of 500). My Picks This Month 1. Leatherman Skeletool.Leatherman has expanded their line-up to include pocketknives, which still boast every iota of reliability and  The post The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: June 2018 appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Variations of the game of cornhole in which players attempt to pitch bean bags through the hole of a raised platform date back to the 19th century, and today it remains a great summertime lawn game. It‘s relaxing and just plain fun; kids like it, grown-ups like it, and it‘s so low-key you  The post How to Make a Cornhole Game appeared first on The Art of Manliness.