These days, if we need some rope, we buy it at our local home improvement store. But making your own rope requires no special tools, no special skills, and only takes as much time as you feel like putting into it. In a lot of ways, rope-making is similar to knitting. Once you‘re comfortable with  The post How to Make a Rope Out of Plastic Bags appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we‘ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in April 2018. The best part of many action/superhero/sports films is arguably the training montage scene, in which we  The post The Complete Library of Rocky Training Exercises appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
An essential part ofbeing an awesomeuncleis having a repertoire of tricks and jokes that willamaze your nieces and nephews, and crack them up. So from time to time we‘ll be offering you current and future uncles out there a tutorial on some gags that‘llhave them thinking you‘re the coolest dude in the world.Check out all  The post Cool Uncle Tricks: How to Juggle appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
This is a re-broadcast. The episode originally ran in October 2018. Do you have a teenage boy who struggles in school? Or do you have a younger son who you can imagine struggling in school as he gets older? He may be an otherwise capable young man, but seems apathetic and unmotivated, to the point  The post Podcast #448: Your Son Isn‘t Lazy -How to Empower Boys to Succeed appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
The colder, grayer season is seeping in, and with it, a potential darkening of our mood. The winter can feel bleak in any year, and that‘s especially the case in this one, in which a pandemic continues to pervade our lives and keep us from what would normally be welcome outings and festive entertainments. If  The post 8 Things That Can Help You Get More Hygge This Winter appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
The holidays are just around the corner and that means food. Lots and lots of delicious food. Turkey, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, rolls, pumpkin pie. Mmm . . . mmm . . . mmm. My mouth is watering just typing that out. You hit that smorgashboard at Thanksgiving and then a month later you‘re doing  The post How to Feast at the Holidays Without Packing on the Pounds appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
With many relationships, the reasons they end are clear. Two people who are dating realize they‘re not compatible in some way and don‘t have a future together. A married couple decides they can‘t stand living with each other anymore. Business partners split to pursue divergent goals. A boss fires an employee for stealing from the  The post The 3 Reasons Friendships End appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
When you think about serendipity, you likely think of strokes of good luck that happen entirely by chance. But my guest today says that we can play a role in harnessing more lightning strikes of fortune, and create the conditions to both experience a greater number of meaningful accidents, and make accidents more meaningful. His  The post Podcast #662: The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Most men want to wake up in the morning knowing their body is ready to handle whateveropportunitiesand challenges come their way that day, from a real emergency to simply roughhousingwith their kids. They want to be able to move without pain and explore the world with confidence. My guest today would say that what this  The post Podcast #663: How to Achieve Physical Autonomy appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Each day, too, acquire something which will help you to face poverty, or death, and other ills as well. After running over a lot of different thoughts, pick out one to be digested thoroughly that day. -Seneca Today, we largely associate daily ‘devotionals‘ short, reflection-spurring texts with religious scriptures and faith-themed books which  The post 10 (Non-Religious) Books to Get Into the Devotional Reading Habit appeared firs
Over thepast decade, there‘s been an emerging focus on the importance of sleep. Thousandsof books and articles have been put out whichdrive home just how central sleep is in our mental and physicalhealth. This emphasis on sleep has had the positiveeffect of motivating people to better prioritize it. But, there‘s been a downside to all  The post Podcast #661: Get Better Sleep by Stressing About It Less appeared first on The Art of Ma
As you grow older, your body grows stiffer. It gets harder to bend, to stretch, to contort yourself into ‘unusual‘ positions unusual in that they involve something beyond sitting, standing, and reaching for the Special K from the cabinet. Make such a move and you can almost hear the crumbling of an invisible patina  The post Sunday Firesides: Don‘t Let It Petrify appeared first on The Art of Manliness.