Welcome back toGearhead 101- a series on the basics of how cars work for the automotive neophytes out there. If you‘ve been following Gearhead 101, you know how a car engine works, how the engine transfers the power it generates via the drivetrain, and how a manual transmission functions as sort of a power switchboard  The post Gearhead 101: Understanding Automatic Transmission appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
What makes a great sports dynasty a great sports dynasty? We typically think it‘s the result of amazing talent or coaching. But my guest today argues that it all comes down to the often quiet, understated leadership of a team captain. His name is Sam Walker and he‘s the author of the book The Captain  The post Podcast #405: The Power of Team Captains appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
So you put your best game on during the interview process and convinced a company to extend you a job offer. Huzzah! All that hard work has paid off and now you can relax and congratulate yourself, right? Only partially. First, you have to negotiate that offer so that you get exactly what you want  The post How to Negotiate the Salary of a Job Offer appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful. -C.S. Lewis Have you ever come across the above quote? I had, and, even in the absence of its context it‘s  The post Men Without Chests appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Networking. You‘re told it‘s something you need to do to advance your professional life, but the tactics most ‘networking professionals‘ suggest either don‘t work or make you feel icky and awkward. My guest today argues that you don‘t have to go to networking events or hand out business cards left and right to network effectively.  The post Podcast #403: A Better Way to Network appeared first on The Art of Ma
While flowers make for a lovely Mother‘s Day gift, why not change it up this year and grab your mom, wife, grandmother, or mother-in-law something that will last longer than about a week? Huckberry has an excellent Mother‘s Day shop in which you‘re sure to find something that‘ll please the wonderful mothers who make an  The post Top 10 Mother‘s Day Gift Ideas: 2018 appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Some people shy away from having kids because they worry that it won‘t make them happy. Whether they‘re right or wrong really depends on how you define happiness. If you define happiness in terms of fun and simple pleasure, then no, parenthood will indeed not make you happy. It adds a heaping helping of responsibility,  The post The Character-Building School of Parenthood appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
If you‘re like a lot of people, engaging in small talk can feel awkward and tedious. Consequently, you avoid it as much you can. But my guest today argues that if you want to get ahead both personally and professionally, you need to embrace these little exchanges. Her name is Debra Fine and she‘s the  The post Podcast #406: Why You Need to Embrace Small Talk appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
There are countless ways to use everyday items to make a fire in survival situations. From short-circuiting cell phone batteries to refracting light off the bottom of a soda can, makeshift techniques using what you can scrounge up from your environment can save your life. Creating fire with a water bottle is similar to making  The post How to Start a Fire With a Water Bottle appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
It‘s graduation season, which means you parents, grandparents, uncles, and mentors out there will be looking for just the right gift to spring your favorite young man into adulthood whether they‘re moving on to higher ed or the working world. Our own Art of Manliness Store has a number of such gifts that can  The post Shop the AoM Store for the Perfect Graduation Gift appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Last year we launchedThe Strenuous Life: an online/offline platform that‘s like a scouting program for grown men. Each month, members receiveThe Strenuous LifeBugle, anewsletter that highlights what‘s been going on at TSL. We thought AoM readers might enjoy a peek at it every now and then. If you‘re interested in becoming a member yourself,sign up  The post A Peek at the Strenuous Life Bugle: May 2018 appeared first on The Art
Between 1991 and 1996, Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived with and filmed a pack of wolves in Idaho. From this intensive field work came the award-winning documentary,Wolves at Our Door.The husband and wife team are out with a new book that highlights some of the things they learned on living a flourishing life from the  The post Podcast #404: What Men Can Learn From Wolves appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
In the 1930s, Paul Sperry, a former Navy Sailor, avid outdoorsman, and designer of duck decoys, bought himself an old schooner that he fixed up and made seaworthy. While he loved to sail it around Long Island Sound, he found to his dismay that the boat‘s painted decks were royally slippery when wet. After one  The post A Man‘s Guide to Boat Shoes appeared first on The Art of Manliness.