The Art of Manliness

Manvotional: Crippled for Life

Manvotional: Crippled for Life

“Crippled for Life” From Climbing Manward, 1924 By Frank H. Cheley I once crippled a fellow-creature for life! Ignorantly, of course, but nevertheless effectively. He was a wonderfully attractive
How to Mount a Horse

How to Mount a Horse

It is almost guaranteed that every boy, at some point, wanted to be a cowboy. The thought of hopping on your trusty steed and riding off into the sunset is too perfect a dream to ignore. Learning how
How to Replace Your Wiper Blades

How to Replace Your Wiper Blades

As we’ve established over the years, there are a number of relatively easy automotive maintenance tasks that you can save money on by doing yourself. Not only that, there’s an intrinsic satisfaction

Podcast #380: How to Be Braver

For thousands of years, philosophers and writers have debated the nature of courage. What is it? Are some people born more courageous than others? Can you learn to be courageous? My guest today set
A Man’s Guide to Belts

A Man’s Guide to Belts

Belts are worn for both function and style. A seemingly small accessory, they can have a surprisingly large impact on the impression you make. They can be a piece that pulls an outfit together, or end
The Best Relationship Episodes of the Art of Manliness Podcast

The Best Relationship Episodes of the Art of Manliness Podcast

We find ourselves upon that holiday dedicated to romance, when our thoughts naturally tend towards the state of our relationships. Perhaps you’re single and wondering how to have better success with

Podcast #379: How to Spot Red Flags in a Relationship

Research has consistently shown that a good marriage can significantly improve a man’s happiness and quality of life. But a bad marriage can make you utterly miserable, and even ruin you financially
Shepherd Manhood vs. Farmer Manhood

Shepherd Manhood vs. Farmer Manhood

“Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a tiller of the ground. In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel for his part brought of the firstlings

How to Perform Strongman Stunts

Editor’s note: The following is a reproduction of a booklet published in 1952: How to Perform Strong Man Stunts by Ottley R. Coulter. Coulter (1890-1976) was a devoted physical culturist,
What Is a Dinner Party?

What Is a Dinner Party?

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party by Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam. Gagliano and Newnam argue that dinner

Podcast #378: Brunch Is Hell

According to my guest today, the past decade has seen the rise of a truly soul-sucking food trend. In fact, he argues it’s creating a hell on earth. What is this mealtime monster? It’s brunch. My
How to Heel-And-Toe Shift

How to Heel-And-Toe Shift

First used as a necessary technique for pre-WWII clunky gear mechanisms, heel-toe shifting is largely unnecessary for daily drivers. Used mostly by motorsports professionals in high-octane cars and

Podcast #377: 12 Rules for Life With Jordan Peterson

Have you been stuck in a rut for awhile? Have you been there so long that you feel like there’s no use in trying to get out of that slump? Maybe you even start telling yourself, “Things can never get
Outfitted & Equipped: Valentine’s Day Date

Outfitted & Equipped: Valentine’s Day Date

Editor’s Note: This promotional post was put together by the gents at Huckberry. Valentine’s Day is nigh upon us, and if you’re like us, you’re not embarrassed to show your gal how much you appreciate
Life Is Hard; Get Drunk on This

Life Is Hard; Get Drunk on This

At the Göbekli Tepe archaeological site in Turkey, large barrel-shaped stone vessels were found that may have been used to hold copious amounts of beer made from wild grasses. These remnants indicate

A Peek at What’s Been Going on at The Strenuous Life

Last year we started The Strenuous Life: an online/offline platform that’s like a scouting program for grown men. Each month, members receive The Strenuous Life Bugle, a newsletter that highlights
Cool Uncle Tricks: How to Balance a Salt Shaker

Cool Uncle Tricks: How to Balance a Salt Shaker

An essential part of being an awesome uncle is having a repertoire of tricks and jokes that will amaze your nieces and nephews, and crack them up. So from time to time we’ll be offering you current
How to Make English Muffins at Home

How to Make English Muffins at Home

Contrary to the name, English muffins are not in fact English. They were first created by Samuel Thomas in the late 1800s at a bakery in New York City. (Thomas’ brand English muffins are still largely

Podcast #376: When to Compete, When to Cooperate, and How to Succeed at Both

Being successful in life requires social adeptness. And part of that social adeptness is balancing two seemingly opposing social strategies: competing and cooperating. But how do you know which
The Complete Guide to Pocket Knives

The Complete Guide to Pocket Knives

I don’t collect too many things, but I do enjoy collecting pocket knives. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by them. I loved rummaging through my dad’s treasure box and looking at his