The Art of Manliness

Got a Job Offer? Here’s How to Negotiate the Salary Higher

Got a Job Offer? Here’s How to Negotiate the Salary Higher

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,
Men Without Chests

Men Without Chests

“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

Podcast #406: Why You Need to Embrace Small Talk

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
Shop the AoM Store for the Perfect Graduation Gift

Shop the AoM Store for the Perfect Graduation Gift

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

Podcast #405: The Power of Team Captains

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,
How to Start a Fire With a Water Bottle

How to Start a Fire With a Water Bottle

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

A Man’s Guide to Boat Shoes

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

Podcast #404: What Men Can Learn From Wolves

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
Gearhead 101: Understanding Automatic Transmission

Gearhead 101: Understanding Automatic Transmission

Welcome back to Gearhead 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

Podcast #403: A Better Way to Network

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
The Character-Building School of Parenthood

The Character-Building School of Parenthood

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
Top 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: 2018

Top 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: 2018

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
Manvotional: The Love of Danger

Manvotional: The Love of Danger

From The Business of Life By Frank Crane Published 1916 Danger includes War, Crime, and Adventure. It is perhaps the primal human interest. Homer reeks with it. The Old Testament, the Eddas, and the

A Peek at the Strenuous Life Bugle: May 2018

Last year we launched 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
How to Use a Bicycle for Self-Defense

How to Use a Bicycle for Self-Defense

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from “Self-protection on a Cycle,” an article written by Marcus Tindal and published in 1901 in Pearson’s Magazine. Tindal seems to have been inspired by the
One Mistake Never to Make When Leading a Meeting

One Mistake Never to Make When Leading a Meeting

You’re a manager of a division in your company. Your team’s been facing a vexing problem for months, and you call a meeting to hash out possible solutions to it. Positioned at the head of a table

Podcast #402: Why Honor Matters

n today‘s world, honor is typically thought of in terms of integrity — doing the right thing when no one is looking. But traditionally, honor meant having a reputation worthy of the respect of others.
How to Look Like a Million Bucks for Under $50

How to Look Like a Million Bucks for Under $50

Any man can look fantastic with thousands of dollars in custom tailoring and wardrobe consulting. But can a man on a budget pull it off? The simple answer is yes. Looking stylish is not reserved for

Podcast #401: Everything You Need to Know About Diet & Fat Loss

When it comes to fitness and nutrition, the nutrition part can cause a lot of confusion. There’s so much information out there about the best diet to follow and often the advice is contradictory. My
The 7 Habits: Begin With the End in Mind

The 7 Habits: Begin With the End in Mind

Welcome back to our monthly series that summarizes, expands, and riffs on each of the seven habits laid out in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. The second habit Stephen Covey