Is Your Bicycle An Easy Target? 2

Is Your Bicycle An Easy Target?
Looks like you're new here! Join our manly community by subscribing via RSS or email. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Unknown Just as preventative measures are useful in the field of medicine, so they are in the arena of bicycle security. With a remarkably-low 5% of stolen bicycles ever ...

A Man’s Guide To Notebooks 16

A Man's Guide To Notebooks
“[H]e had in the head of his staff a pen and ink-horn, carried always a notebook in his pocket, and as soon as a thought darted, he presently entered it into his book.” – John Aubrey Whether you are a businessman, author, or normal person, carrying and using a notebook will help you remember important ...

The Extraordinary History of the Arlington National Cemetery 3

The Extraordinary History of the Arlington National Cemetery
“It’s so beautiful; I could stay here forever.” – John F. Kennedy, U.S. President (Admiring the view from Arlington House) The Arlington National Cemetery, six hundred and twelve acres of beautiful, manicured hill country, is the final earthly resting place of more than two hundred thousand of our nation’s military personnel and their families. This ...

4 Types Of People To Include In Your Network 5

4 Types Of People To Include In Your Network
“It’s not what you know but who you know that makes the difference.” – Anonymous Networking is an important skill that every man should practice regularly.  It can help you learn more, job search effectively, and build your business. Although your network should include a diverse variety of people, it should be primarily composed of ...

8 Ways To Read More And Pay Less 10

8 Ways To Read More And Pay Less
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller Reading is a very important part of a man’s lifelong education, but it can also become an expensive practice. With the price of new books growing all the time, many men simply cannot afford to get many books. However, that need not be. By looking in ...

The Winner Is… 1

The Winner Is...
“…give us the tools and we will finish the job.” – Winston Churchill Last Monday, Practical Manliness launched a giveaway to give you one tool… with seventeen functions. Last Saturday at 11:59 PM, six days and 93 comments later, the Leatherman Wave giveaway finished. I am very grateful to everyone who participated, and I enjoyed ...

Was That Really The Right Word? 8

Was That Really The Right Word?
“Ignorant people think it’s the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it’s the sickening grammar they use.” – Mark Twain One important mark of a gentleman is a strong grasp of the English language (or the language in his particular country).  Unfortunately, many men today do not understand ...

The Cyclist’s Guide To Bike Registration

The Cyclist’s Guide To Bike Registration
“It is estimated that some between 800,000 and 2 million bicycles . . . . are stolen annually.” – Bob Mionske, Bicycle Law Specialist If your bicycle is stolen, you will be much more likely to safely recover it if you have registered your bike. In addition, registering your bike may even help deter thieves ...

A Man’s Guide To Pocket Knives 14

A Man’s Guide To Pocket Knives
“Everybody carries a little pocket knife. To say we will not allow anybody to carry one is somewhere between really silly and unenforceable.” – Bob Monetti, Airline Safety Advocate Throughout American history, men have carried and used pocket knives. In fact, a knife used to be just as essential to a man as his keys ...

Practical Manliness Launch Giveaway 93

Practical Manliness Launch Giveaway
[A]ll call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion…” – George Washington Today, on the 278th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday, Practical Manliness is finally launched. After months of planning, writing, and researching, we are finally ready to start “applying the historical ideals of manliness to modern men”. To help celebrate the launch, you ...