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Huckberry’s Top 15 Men’s Gift Ideas for 2020 (+Giveaway!)

Have you been stumped as to what to gift to some of the men in your life? Or have you been stumped about what to tell a loved one who wants to know what you want for Christmas? Our friends at Huckberry have got you covered with their top 15 gift ideas for this year. Well-made and handsome, they range from the practical to the fun, and if you need even...

How to Choose the Perfect Survival Knife

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 November 2011. This is a guest post from wilderness survival expert and instructor Creek Stewart.  I don’t remember my first kiss...

General Eisenhower’s 5-Star Holiday Eggnog

Editor’s Note: This is a guest article by author Jonathan W. Jordan. Before he commanded the liberation of Europe and led the nation through the height of the Cold War, Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up with traditional Midwestern tastes. In England, commanding forces that would successfully invade two continents, he turned down fancy meals his assigned...

How to Put Lights on Your Christmas Tree Without Swearing Up a Storm

In the McKay household, I’m the official “Put the Lights on the Christmas Tree Person.” I’ve done this job every year since Kate and I were married. And every year, I’d end up muttering swear words under my breath while Nat King Cole crooned in the background about the joys of a decked-out tannenbaum. I kept running into a set of perennial problems...

Podcast #665: How Childhood Shapes Adulthood

Ask an adult, especially if they’re struggling in life, what caused them to end up the way they did, and they might cite certain factors from their childhood, like having a mother that was too cold. The problem here, of course, is that memories change over time, and narratives about the past develop to fit one’s current situation. My guests today...

How to Better Manage Your Life Admin

In your job, you probably have plenty of administrative work — managerial and secretarial tasks like filing papers and answering emails. Unengaging and tedious, this admin is likely your least favorite part of your job, and yet is necessary to keep the rest of your responsibilities, and the business itself, going.  While you may not have thought about...

Podcast #664: The Masters of the Art of War

Looked at from the heat of combat, war can seem disorganized and chaotic. But overarching the conflict is typically some kind of thoughtful, well-ordered, even scientific strategy that is influencing when, where, how, and why dueling forces have met. My guest today will introduce us to a few of the military philosophers and tacticians who made the...

Sunday Firesides: Gnaw Your Bone

The first few dozen times you listen to a killer new album, the experience is nigh near euphoric. The songs just seem to get better and better with each “spin.” Eventually though, they start to lose some of their verve, and you listen to the album less and less frequently, until it drops off your regular playlist. This parabolic arc of pleasure occurs...

Give the Gift of Manly Knowledge for the Holidays

This holiday season is unlike any we’ve ever experienced. Gatherings are likely to be smaller, more intimate affairs. And if you’re like us, the usual blatant materialism of the holidays rings especially hollow this year. Rather than wanting piles of gifts under the tree, a lot of folks have come to an ever greater realization that the best things in...

Cool Uncle Tricks: How to Juggle

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 and future uncles out there a tutorial on some gags that’ll have them thinking you’re the coolest dude in the world. Check out all our Cool Uncle Tricks. ...

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