The Art of Manliness

Men's Interests and Lifestyle

Latest articles

Podcast #677: The Value of Learning New Skills in Adulthood

When you were a kid, you not only went to school, where you did academics, art, and PE, but you probably also took extracurricular lessons in music or sports, and likely even taught yourself things like how to do magic tricks. Now that you’re an adult, can you think of the last new skill you learned? My guest today explains why there’s a good chance...

How to Create More Clarity in Your Life

Editor’s Note: This is a guest article from Kyle Eschenroeder.  Recall a moment of clarity. A moment where tension untangled as insight suddenly appeared. The tension caused by the stress of not knowing what you feel you must. The release by an apparent answer. Few things feel better.  These moments have mostly eluded me, especially over the course...

Podcast #676: Stop Living on Autopilot and Take Responsibility for Your Life

Do you ever have moments of terrible realization where you recognize that you’re living on autopilot? Instead of feeling like you’re in the driver’s seat, you feel like life is happening to you. You’re just going through the motions, you’ve lost your spark, and the months and years slide by in an indistinct blur.  My guest today has been there himself,...

Sunday Firesides: Love Endures

When a tragedy — a serious accident, an unexpected death — befalls someone, friends and family quickly spring into action. Emergency room lobbies are crowded with visitors; hospital rooms are filled with flowers; mailboxes are stuffed with sympathy cards; doorsteps are laden with meals.  It’s hard for loved ones not to think of the victim and their...

How to Tame the Dad Sneeze

Kate and I have been happily married for over 15 years and have worked together on AoM for 13 of those years. But despite being around one another 24/7, we never get bored of each other nor do we get on each other’s nerves.  There has been one significant exception, one point of contention, however, over this decade and a half of otherwise wedded bliss: ...

Embrace Reading for the Sake of Reading

It’s rare that I read a book without a pencil in hand, eager to underline and take notes and think about ways I can turn that reading into some practical benefit. Would this author be good on the AoM podcast? Is there anything in here that would make good source material for an article? Should I be writing down that interesting nugget about how [figure...

Podcast #675: The Humble, Narcissistic Leader

Research, not to mention anecdotal observation, shows that a lot of narcissists end up in leadership positions. That’s because the qualities narcissism enlarges into extremes — confidence, assertiveness, a sense of destiny — help people rise to the top. Unfortunately, the same qualities of narcissism that help an individual obtain a leadership position,...

6 Ways to Measure Your Body Fat

If you’re like a lot of dudes, your goal for the coming year is “to lose weight.” Really though, you don’t want to lose weight, you want to lose fat. And this distinction matters because it relates to how you’re going to measure progress towards your goal.  The most common way to measure fat loss is with a garden variety bathroom scale. But the number...

Podcast #674: How to Land Your Dream Job

Chances are, you’ve got a job right now. Chances are even good that you have a pretty decent job. But there’s also a good chance that you often desire something more from your work life. Not just a better job, but the kind of job you’ve always wanted. A dream job. Whether you’re currently employed or not, my guest today has concrete advice on how to...

Sunday Firesides: Contentment Through Contrast

A question that has been oft contemplated and discussed, is why it is that Scandinavian countries routinely report some of the highest happiness levels in the world, and especially, how these peoples manage to endure a particularly long, dark, and cold winter while remaining relatively cheerful. Some say it’s because of the popularity of saunas in...

Discover, share and read the best on the web

Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters! Get unfiltered news feeds or filter them to your liking.

Get Inoreader
Inoreader - Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters!