The Art of Paying Attention
losing your head.
And to conclude….
la casita pacifica.
Sunday Firesides: Know the Rules, to Better Break Them
Jo’s Monday walk : Vila Franca do Campo
out of the woods.
A Visual Primer on 10 Common Menswear Patterns
Podcast #534: How Navigation Makes Us Human
How Conversation Builds Character
Podcast #533: How to Be a Time Warrior
Big and little Rail Journeys
History museum gives great overview of Vietnam
Sunday Firesides: Your Awkward Moment is Going, Going . . . Gone
How to Take Care of Your Calluses
How to Survive a Plunge Down a Waterfall
Podcast #532: How to Create a Neighborhood Where Kids Play Outside
make a difference.
How to Keep Your Head (and Even Thrive) in a Bureaucracy
Podcast #531: How to Best Harness Your Willpower
New AoM Tee: Ride the Thunder
Sunday Firesides: The One You Feed
Ghost month and its consequences
Getting the Stink Out of Your Shoes
August Aliveness – It’s time to Shine
Podcast #530: How to Get More “Aha” Insights
How to Change the Oil on a Motorcycle
possibilities for sale, but not today.
Podcast #529: The Money Scripts That Are Holding Back Your Financial Future
Smiles always win the day
Sunday Firesides: There Is No Other Way
Capelas, Sáo Miguel- not quite a Monday walk
How to Make Civil War Era Hardtack
How to Survive an Alligator Attack
Terra Nostra Garden Hotel, Furnas
Podcast #528: Become a More Competent Human Through Micromastery
12 Balance Exercises You Can Do on a 2×4
Podcast #527: Father Wounds, Male Spirituality, and the Journey to the Second Half of Life
Jo’s Monday walk : Sete Cidades
Announcing a New AoM Original E-book: The Warrior Monk Philosophy of Boxing Trainer Cus D’Amato
Sunday Firesides: How Not to Be Disappointed With Your Friends
The Best Haircut for Your Face Shape
Let’s go shopping—the Ivory Coast
The Best Way to Salt Meat
Podcast #526: The Rise and Fall of the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
Five Ways to beat the Winter Blues
Just a day on Pico
Why Teasing Is Good for Society, and for the Soul
Podcast #525: How to Stress Proof Your Body and Brain
Jo’s Monday walk : Porto Pim
Sunday Firesides: I Have Kids
How to Make Shorts From Pants (No Sewing Required!)
How to Open a Coconut (With or Without Tools)
Podcast #524: Boxing Trainer Teddy Atlas on What It Means to Be a Man
Ghana national park is home to almost 500 species
A glum day on Faial
How to Stand Up to Your Boss
Podcast #523: How to Keep a Happy Relationship Happy
no hurry, no worry.
Jo’s Monday walk : Cosmopolitan Horta
Sunday Firesides: The Underrated Excitement of Moderation
Where the hell is Wandi Pub?
5 Critical Knife Skills for the Outdoorsman
A scoot up a hill!
Podcast #522: What Is Wit and Why Does the World Need It?
The Best John Adams Quotes
Podcast #521: The 5 Universal Laws of Success
Jo’s Monday walk : Simply Sáo Jorge
Dance of the Panther—an athletic extravaganza
Never take a single breath for granted
Sunday Firesides: Don’t Confuse Familiarity With Truth
How to Grill the Perfect Burger
How to Clean and De-Rust a Barbell
what people do.
Ponta Delgado- the gardens
Podcast #520: The Surprising Origins and Prevalence of Bigorexia and Male Body Image Issues
6 Deficiencies That Are Sabotaging Your Social Life
Podcast #519: How to Start Your Own Farm
Masks and costumes are highlights at Sierra Leone museum
Forrest Runs and Falls
Jo’s Monday walk : Ponta Delgada
spiderman is in the big house.
Sunday Firesides: Shorter Weapons; Longer Boundaries
7 Techniques for Capturing People’s Attention
How to Make a Whistle From a Soda Can
Podcast #518: The Quest for a Moral Life
Announcing “The Spartan Way” Ebook!
The Man Book: Creating a Reservoir of Timeless Wisdom
Podcast #517: What Big-Time Catastrophes Can Teach Us About How to Improve the Systems of Our Lives
Jo’s Monday walk : Serra do Topo to Fajá dos Cubros
Five sides to the Great Ocean Road
Sunday Firesides: Ad-Lib Fatherhood
immune system surrenders without notice.
The Best First Knife for a Kid
How to Build a Summer Fire
Podcast #516: How to Lead an Unstoppable Team
The Summer 2019 Enrollment of The Strenuous Life Is Now Open
A Call to place : the Azores
A Man’s Guide to Cleaning and Caring for Suede
when on a break from your break.
Podcast #515: Aristotle’s Wisdom on Living the Good Life
Sunday Firesides: The Power of Liminal Spaces
How to Grow a Mustache
How to Survive a Rollover Car Crash
Good, Better, Best: 3 Methods for Making Restaurant-Quality Pizza at Home
Poor John has more converts
Shaun Kirk – on the journey, soul music and cold showers
Podcast #514: Remembering D-Day 75 Years Later
The Complete Guide to Making a DIY First Aid Kit
Unusual coffins are common in Ghana
Podcast #513: Be Your Own Bodyguard
blood, sweat, and tears.
Sunday Firesides: Don’t Confuse Impact With Intention
Ways to make the most of a Wintery Long Weekend
Korhogo cloth keeps Ivory Coast tradition alive
The Art of Anticipation
big and small.
Podcast #512: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
Shop the AoM Store for Father’s Day (And Get 15% Off!)
How to Pursue a New Career (While Still Getting the Bills Paid)
Podcast #511: Mastering the Psychology of Investing
The Power of Yes
Living the dream… 6 months on
show and (don’t) tell
Millennials as Human Wormholes to WWII
How to Choose the Perfect Steak: All Your FAQs Answered
The challenges of drying laundry
Podcast #510: The Greatest Battle of the Korean War
7 Reasons You Should Still Keep a Paper Map in Your Glovebox
Stepping out in the High Country
Podcast #509: Good Shame; Bad Shame
Village walks always reward
Jo’s Monday walk : Mértola’s 10th Islamic Festival
Sunday Firesides: Don’t Be Authentic; Be Artificial
How to Make an Archery Bow Out of PVC Pipe
New “Get Action” Swag!
The James Bond Shower: A Shot of Cold Water for Health and Vitality
Silves- a winning formula!
15 Constellations Every Man Should Know (And How to Find Them)
Podcast #508: Break Out of Your Cage and Stop Being a Human Zoo Animal
9 Reasons You Should Host a Dinner Party This Weekend
A special stay at The Little Boabab
Podcast #507: How to Increase Your Personal Agency
Sunday Firesides: Run at the Wall
michigan: the sasquatch state. and the Great Lakes are here too.
Vine bridge, avocados and painted toes
Use a Newspaper to Test a Knife’s Sharpness
The Incredible, Edible, and Yes, Microwavable Egg
Podcast #506: How to Improve Your Speaking Voice
The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: May 2019
African taxis keep us laughing
Escape the Algorithm!
How To Change A Flat Tire
Podcast #505: A Man’s Need for Ritual
Jo’s Monday walk : Back lane beauty
Sunday Firesides: Marriage Isn’t a Game of Russian Roulette
African housing ranges from simple to elaborate
Rainy season is coming—time for a new roof
Chukka Boots: The FAQ
Ernest Hemingway’s Advice on Camping Out
The Magic of May
Podcast #504: How an Olympic Marathoner Trains, Eats, Recovers, and Stays Mentally Strong
bringing in the may.
Your Life Explained Through Dopamine
Podcast #503: The Case for the 24/6 Lifestyle
moving to simplicity.
Jo’s Monday walk : Gorjões
Sunday Firesides: Against Little Red Hen Culture
How many people can you get in/on a car
Meet Bai Bureh—a West African warrior and hero
How to Be a Better Dad When You Travel for Business
How to Siphon Fuel
Minimal Impact Camping and Cycling Routes
Practice Productive Procrastination
Podcast #502: Why You Should Talk to Strangers
Celebrating life at Easter!
how much does it cost?
Village life in West Africa—welcome to Byama
Your New Grab ‘n Go Breakfast: Overnight Oats
chocolate vs. the whole rest of the world.
Podcast #501: Zero to Hero: From Bullied Kid to Medal of Honor Recipient
Jo’s Monday walk : Easter in Tavira
Sunday Firesides: Eternity Is Now
How to Make Your Haircut Last Longer
How to Make a Soda Can Stove
such things to be.
one long process.
Podcast #500: Let’s Talk About Death Over Dinner
How to Test Your Relationship Without Moving In Together
Podcast #499: A Fascinating Primer on Norse Mythology
Bloggers Awards and Reflections
Jo’s Monday walk : Zoo, zoo, Zoomarine!
Visiting a doctor in West Africa
you never forget.
Sunday Firesides: Are You Really Just Jealous?
waiting to be.
How to Build a Home Gym on the Cheap
How to Get a Bird Out of Your House
Podcast #498: Lessons in Persistence From Climber Tommy Caldwell
When the wheels fall off—almost
6 Ways to Streamline Your Mornings
The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: April 2019
Liberia’s only sanctuary for rescued animals
Africa and her amazing hairstyles
Podcast #497: The Meaning, Manifestations, and Treatments for Anxiety
Sunday Firesides: You Are Not Responsible for Other People’s Feelings
How to Wear a Denim Jacket
each one can be true.
Podcast #496: What Plato’s Republic Has to Say About Being a Man
Walking on water
How to Survive (and Prevent) a Carjacking
Podcast #495: Wish You Had More Time? What You Really Want is More Memories
Jo’s Monday walk : Dramatic skies over Querença
Sunday Firesides: If You Can Always Be Found, Can You Ever Get Lost?
More Footage: Take the One-Month “Do Something New Every Day” Challenge
One way to keep a president on his toes
How to Make Ballpark Pretzels
How to Make a Marine Corps Fighting Hole
Chipping granite in Africa—a tough way to make a living
Podcast #494: The Inspiring Story of One of WWII’s Greatest Tank Gunners
a poem begins.
How to Make a New Hole in a Leather Belt (Using Whatever Tools You’ve Got)
Podcast #493: 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die
Jo’s Monday walk : Street art in Silves
What makes you feel alive
Sunday Firesides: Feelings Follow Action
How to Make a Potato Cannon
less not more.
Podcast #492: How to Survive a Secret Syrian Terrorist Prison
Can Special Glasses Improve the Whiskey Drinking Experience?
and on the seventh day…
Podcast #491: Everything You Know About Passion is Wrong
Jo’s Monday walk : Natural beauty at Fonte Filipe
Not all roads in West Africa are bumpy
Bead-making an industry in West Africa
You can buy a bra in Africa
What Pattern Are You Setting in Your Family?
How to Tie a One-Handed Bowline Knot
find the safe spot.
Moseying through West Africa
The Girls from Snowy River
A Beginner’s Guide to the Underappreciated Pencil
Podcast #490: Can You Learn to Be Lucky?
more or less.
Podcast #489: How to Get a Handle on Your Anger
Jo’s Monday walk : A very traditional village
what it isn’t.
Why I Deadlift With My Feet So Close Together
Carnaval in Tavira
Podcast #488: Fasting as a Spiritual Discipline
4 Lessons From a 4-Week Social Media Fast
A Zen Start to March
Podcast #487: Leadership Lessons From the 3 Greatest Ancient Commanders
The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: March 2019
Jo’s Monday walk : Rock cistus and water
in the box.
Stuck truck—just part of overlanding
Sunday Fireside: Beware of Emotional Contamination
Live AoM Podcast with WWII Historian Adam Makos: March 6, 2019
Should You Lift Weights Before Doing Cardio? Or Do Cardio Before Weights?
How to Escape a Car Hanging Off a Cliff
Podcast #486: How to Get Better at Making Life-Changing Decisions
Living the dream… 3 months on
The Libraries of Famous Men: Ernest Shackleton
Will we become famous in Ghana?
Podcast #485: Why Visiting Dark Places Is Good for the Soul
Jo’s Monday walk : Boa Vista
Sunday Firesides: Manhood IS Struggle
Off to explore more of West Africa
Feel Busy and Distracted? Here’s How to Take Control
Visiting the fossils at Florissant
How to Break In a Pair of Leather Boots
How to Turn a Pringles Can Into a Secret Safe
Podcast #484: A Man’s Search for Meaning Inside the Ring
Twelve hours in the Yarra Valley
How to Hardwire Your Happiness
Podcast #483: What Really Works for Exercise Recovery?
Jo’s Monday walk : Chocolate time in Loulé
Sunday Fireside: Hold Fast
How to Make the Perfect Diner-Style Smash Burger
How to Light a Fire With Just One Match
Advice to the Newly Married
Blue Lotus Love
Podcast #482: The Power of Penmanship
How to Deal With Going Gray
Jo’s Monday walk : Punta del Moral
Sunday Firesides: Don’t Surrender the Privilege of Adulthood to Your Kids
Dialogue in the Dark
where hobbies, hijinks, and capers go bad = my childhood #9
Magnificent doors of Tallinn, Estonia
Can a Hot Toddy Cure Your Cold?
Podcast #480: Hiking With Nietzsche
joy, love, peace.
New Doors in February
A New Generation of Prigs, Prudes, and Squares
The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: February 2019
Podcast #479: Becoming a Digital Minimalist
the grapes of math.
Jo’s Monday walk : Remember Culatra?
Sunday Firesides: The Slipstream of Comfort
7 Romantic, Non-Lame, Can’t-Miss DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Gal
Dead of Winter Clearance Sale in the AoM Store!
The Bluejacket’s Guide to Leadership
How to Take Care of a Suit (And Make It Last)
Legendary midwife dies at age 96
Summer Lovin’ Extremes
Podcast #478: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity
Podcast #477: The History and Future of America’s Special Forces
Jo’s Monday walk : Furnazhinas to Odeleite Dam
Sunday Firesides: Tidying Up Our Gilded Cages
the best party.
Not Your Grandma’s Crockpot: 6 Slow-Cooking Recipes for the Modern Man
How to Make an Ice Fishing Tip-Up
Podcast #476: Are Modern People the Most Exhausted in History?
No wonder the dog was out of her wits last night
9 Ways to Become More Courageous
the light that gets lost.
Podcast #475: How to Lose Weight, and Keep It Off Forever
Jo’s Monday walk : Fuseta at Blossom time
Sunday Firesides: Dependence to Independence
Exploring the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
How to Make Pine Needle Tea
Outfitted & Equipped: Brett’s Weightlifting Workout
Podcast #474: The Surprises of Romantic Attraction
out of chaos.
D.B.T.H. (Don’t Believe the Hype)
Birds need Extra Water
Podcast #473: The Solitude of a Fire Watcher
Jo’s Monday walk : Party time in Ayamonte
what’s your number?
Sunday Firesides: The Moral Weight of Gifts
How to Deal With a Talkative Coworker
Podcast #472: Reagan, the Man
How to Use Chopsticks Like Mr. Miyagi
How to Jump Rope Like a Boxer
Podcast #471: Using Mental Models to Make Better Decisions
Potato Point loaded with history
use the good china.
Jo’s Monday walk : A romp in El Rompido
Open in 2019
Sunday Firesides: Restraints Vs. Constraints
Why You Should Consider Volunteering With a Search and Rescue Team
find that place.
Podcast #470: A Proven System for Building and Breaking Habits
Jumpstart the New Year: The January 2019 Enrollment of the Strenuous Is Now Open!
Motivation Over Discipline
Welcome to AoM’s New Look!
Jo’s Monday walk : Canalside in Leeds at Christmas
Stepping into the Unknown
Repairing a car in the middle of nowhere
no one shuts down santa.
Podcast #469: How Valley Forge Turned the Tide of the Revolutionary War
in winter enjoy.
Vintage Secrets to Being a Good Conversationalist
Best of Art of Manliness 2018
Cool Uncle Tricks: “Walk the Dog” With a Yo-Yo
Podcast #468: Does Meditation Deserve the Hype?
How to Make a Swedish Torch
Podcast #467: 3 Big Questions to Help Frantic Families Get on Track
Jo’s Monday walk : Blessing the fishermen
Culture You Can Heft
A Slow Challenge
15 Homemade Gifts You Can Make in an Hour or Less
the lost and found is lost.
Gearhead 101: Understanding the Braking System
How to Unclog a Garbage Disposal
your guest’s is as good as mine.
Podcast #466: What It’s Like to Become a Widower
Fly the Merrier Skies: How to Make a DIY All-in-One Travel Cocktail Kit
Trekking amongst the Arches in Utah
Podcast #465: The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead
Jo’s Monday walk : La Rábida and Muelle de las Carabelas
Dressing for Others
6 Books That Will Get You in the Christmas Spirit
How to Roast Chestnuts Over an Open Fire
The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Gifts for Her
do more of that.
Podcast #464: What’s Causing the Sex Recession?
The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Gifts $50-$100
Podcast #463: The Friendship, Rivalry, and Leadership of WWII’s 3 Greatest American Generals
Jo’s Monday walk : La Collina Verde to Moncarapacho
The Meaning of a Man’s Signature
The Wonders of Australia
The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Gifts Under $50
The Life of a 97-Year-Old Tailor Who’s Still at Work at His Craft
5 Reasons a Man Should Still Carry Cash
Podcast #462: How to Tell Better Stories
How to Make Easy, Rustic Wood Coasters
Jo’s Monday walk : Lagar da Mesquita
Podcast #461: The Spartan Regime
Getting Over the Horror of the Same Old Thing
Shop the Art of Manliness for the Holidays: Get a FREE Leather Bookmark + FREE Shipping
no real boundaries in a parade.
A Satisfied Mind
Surprisingly Relevant Rules From 1882 on Being a Good Houseguest (and Host)
Podcast #460: The Eat, Sweat, Thrive Protocol for Tactical Athletes
Introducing The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword Stationery Kit
3 Reasons Hunting Is Food For a Man’s Soul
Podcast #459: Beyond Gratitude Lite: The Real Virtue of Thankfulness
Music, birthdays and food—what a night!
How to Accept Your Partner’s Flaws
Walking in Wonderland
What to Do If Your Brakes Go Out
4 Recommended Books for Soon-to-Be and New Dads
Podcast #458: In Praise of Wasting Time
4 Ways to Make Improvised Urban Survival Arrowheads
Podcast #457: Leadership Lessons From the Pastor of One of America’s Most Innovative Churches
Jo’s Monday walk : The last lap
Know Your Limits: The Law of Grandiosity
Poppies remember war losses
Following the music
Take the Simple Test That Can Predict Your Mortality
The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: November 2018
10 Things Your Father Should Have Taught You About Style
Podcast #456: Myths About Kids and Sports
How to Make DIY Infused Vodka
Podcast #455: How to Create the Perfect Morning Routine
time does not pass.
Manvotional: Sitting in the Seat of Judgement
Love old wheels? Check out Yass
Airing out the BnBs
Chugging Your Protein: It’s Whey Easier Than You Think
Podcast #454: A Magician’s Search for Wonder in the Modern World
Cool Uncle Tricks: “Tear Off” Someone’s Belt Loop
How to Negotiate the Best Deal on a New or Used Car
wherever there are children.
Podcast #453: Leadership in Turbulent Times
Huge Fall T-Shirt Sale! All Tees 30% Off!
In Memory of Minaxi
Does Stoicism Extinguish the Fire of Life?
Now for a stroll in my garden
where hobbies, hijinks, and capers go bad = my childhood #7
Let’s take a stroll down Park Avenue
Podcast #452: The Warrior’s Manifesto
rise above ourselves.
3 Ways to Make DIY Waterproof Matches
Podcast #451: The Daring Escape Artists of WWI
Outfitted & Equipped: A Flint and Tinder Fall
‘the outside doesn’t always match the inside.’ – r. crane
Jo’s ‘not a Monday walk’
The 7 Habits: Sharpen the Saw
Movies Every Millennial Dad Should Introduce to Their Kids
How to Treat Someone for Shock
Podcast #450: How to Make Time for What Really Matters Every Day
How to Give a Gift to a Woman
Podcast #449: Faster and Cheaper Alternatives to College
Why Every Young Man Should Play a Team Sport
Joy and sadness packed into two weeks
Podcast #448: Your Son Isn’t Lazy — How to Empower Boys to Succeed
A Peek at The Strenuous Life: October 2018
How to Ram Through a Vehicular Roadblock
Podcast #447: On Grand Strategy
Big dunes and big thrills
A breathtaking stop at Monument Valley
The Libraries of Famous Men: Bruce Lee
Manvotional: Simple Needs
What to Do When You Encounter a Moose in the Wild
Podcast #446: How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Will Make You a Better Man
The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: October 2018
How to Dress for Sales
Podcast #445: How to Close the Character Gap
A Snapshot of Strahan
Sources of Existential Angst
here’s to the beans.
A Guide to Dry-Aged Beef
Liverpool : From Cavern to Cathedral
China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors
Podcast #444: How to Use the Procrastination Equation to Start Getting Things Done
The 7 Habits: Synergy (Beyond the Eye-Rolling Buzzword)
Gifts from Blogging
Podcast #443: What Building Your Own Coffin Teaches You About Life, Death, and Meaning
A bonus stop at the Navajo National Monument
Jo’s Monday walk : Wild on the Waterfront
How to Measure Remaining Sunlight With Your Hands
How to Choose a Cigar
Podcast #442: Rocky Marciano’s Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World
Here’s lookin’ at you, kid!
The 4 Sport Coats of a Well-Rounded Wardrobe
Podcast #441: Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More
Crossing the Land of Plenty
Jo’s Monday walk : A Tale of three Castles- 3. Dunstanburgh
Why You Need a Reading Plan
the next one.
My butterflies hit the big time
How to Breathe When Lifting Weights
For the love of Brancepeth
Podcast #440: The 3 Great Untruths That Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
How to Make a Sandbag Wall
The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: September 2018
Podcast #439: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
Jo’s Monday walk : A tale of three castles- 2. Alnwick
The Spartan Way: The Mindset and Tactics of a Battle-Ready Warrior
Our bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon
How to Ask Better Questions on a First Date
How to Emergency Rappel
Podcast #438: Developing Real-World Situational Awareness
The Spartan Way: Brotherhood Is Born in Breaking Bread
Ten Life Lessons from My Bike
Finish the Year Strong! The Last Strenuous Life Enrollment of 2018 Is Now Open!
Podcast #437: Don’t Make Me Pull Over! A History of the Road Trip
Jo’s Monday walk : A tale of three castles- 1. Warkworth
How to Survive a Wildfire
The 7 Habits: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Podcast #436: The Worth of War
How to Dress to Convey Power
A Matter of Balance
what is a hero?
Podcast #435: How to Achieve Hyperfocus
Grand Canyon really is grand
Jo’s Monday walk : Osmotherley and beyond
The Spartan Way: Manhood Is a Journey
The Advantages of a High-Carb/Low-Fat Diet
not so random.
Podcast #434: Legendary Coach John Wooden’s Secrets of Leadership
How to Bowl a Strike
Chesters Roman Fort
Talk WITH People, Not AT Them
Introducing the “Strength in Virtue, Virtue in Strength” Banner
Podcast #433: The Adventure of Silence
Jo’s Monday walk : Ma Shipton’s Cave, Knaresborough
The Spartan Way: An Introduction
Messages from the Edge
Playing with patterns
Jo’s Monday walk : Cotherstone and the Teesdale Way
Six word Saturday
Jo’s Monday walk : Alte and about
Angels Landing—a challenge I didn’t try
Foolhardy behaviour in dangerous places
Breathtaking hoodoos of Bryce Canyon
Zion’s popular Riverside Walk is postcard material
On the road to another USA national park
Time for a run in Death Valley
Beautiful and varied views at Mirror Lake and Cook’s Meadow
Plenty to do in Yosemite National Park
Giant sequoias a great way to start our journey