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Art of Manliness

By Brett McKay

3 Tips for Building Wealth

A while back, my husband and I took a vacation into the southwest deserts of the United States. We were driving through a particularly affluent area when my husband made a sarcastic remark about how much money everything cost. I was quick to join in, but then I realized that one of our goals was to create wealth like that for ourselves.

11 Thought-Provoking Quotes from Spiritual Teachers

Are you perceiving reality as it is or as you think it is? I would like to share with you the following quotes from some of the best spiritual teachers I know. (Warning: reading them may change the way you view reality – forever.) Our lives are based on certain assumptions created and taught by society. However, are these assumptions actually correct?

Small Kitchen Counter and Storage

Names:  Jill E. & Michael R., Oakland, California  Title:  Omar & Lämplig = New Kitchen Counter Ikea Items:  Omar Shelving Unit and Lämplig Chopping Board We needed a small counter space along the side of the stove but it couldn’t be too deep or it would block the doorway.

Fill in the Blank: The Greatest of Empires Is the Empire Over ______.

“The greatest of empires, is the empire over one’s self.” —Publilius Syrus I love quoting from my favorite works, and I have a giant trove of quotations.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2011 Super storage closetsA well-organized storage closet can be a beneficial attribute in any home or office. You can easily find what you need, when you need it, and have an exact space to return an object when you’re finished. 2010 Ask Unclutterer: Putting away laundryYour advice on doing the laundry is fantastic. I’ve employed several tips with great success.

10 Simple Tips To Guarantee More Reading Time In Your Day

I don't think I need to tell you that reading is good for you—great for you. The more you read, the more you learn. The more you learn, the greater the grasp you have on how the world ticks. Reading expands your life perspective and fine tunes your life filter. You understand life more, and in turn, can deal with it better. Unfortunately, most people don't read.

Manvotional: Socrates on the Importance of Physical Fitness

Editor’s Note: In his Memorabilia, Xenophon, a student of Socrates, shares a dialogue between Socrates and one of Socrates’ disciples named Epigenes.

Prepare for Tomorrow by Doing One Thing Differently Today

Here’s a trick that will help every time you do it. Work hard during the day, and cross off as many things from your list as you can. But as you’re winding down, save something. Leave one thing undone. Don’t actually do that one more task—but do identify it. Write it down and leave it in a place you’ll see it when you settle back in for more effort.

Two Questions that Guided My Journey from Poverty to Yale

I will always be grateful for my mother, who raised my little brother and me without a man in the house, who taught us to value our education despite never finishing elementary school herself, and who never let being paralyzed stop her from caring for her two sons.

Spring T-Shirt Sale + AoM Store Giveaway: March 13, 2015

The winner of last week’s Huckberry giveaway was LaTanya from Summerville, SC. She chose the Cambridge boots from Boston Boot Co. If you didn’t know, we have a store where we sell our books and some Art of Manliness inspired tees, posters, and accessories like our famous coffee mug and pocket knife.

Do You Have Things That You Don’t Use, But Can’t Toss? Hobbits Do.

Yet another Lord-of-the-Rings inspired post! What can I say? Everything reminds me of habits these days. Better Than Before comes out next week, so I can’t really think about much other than habits.

Earn Miles by Paying Your Taxes with a Credit Card

Link: Discover Card 3% Bonus Speaking of paying taxes, for years people have asked me about earning Frequent Flyer miles or points by paying your taxes with a credit card. Wouldn’t it be great if you could receive a travel bonus for all that money you have to pay? Generally speaking, this isn’t usually a great idea, because the companies that process tax payments are smart.

Uhaul Small boxes, Expedit boxes

Materials: Expedit (Kallax) Uhaul small moving boxes are the perfect size for the Expedit. At 16 3/8″ deep they are a little long, but the extra depth is almost exactly the distance the Expedit is offset from the wall because of the molding on the floor. Paint the front of the box and you have great storage for $0.68 a square.

5 Keys to Self-Discipline – Resist Temptations Like a Monk (and Achieve Your Long-Term Goals)

If you want to make any kind of changes in your life, it’s self-discipline that will either help you reach your goal (when you have a lot of self-discipline) or send you back to square one (in case you have little of it). How do you build self-discipline and resist temptations in order to achieve your long-term goals?