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Jul 18, 2014

The Modern American Man, Charted

created at: 07/18/2014

This summer, All Things Considered has been looking at the lives of men in America, and so far, the research seems to indicate that the new American man doesn't look much like his… read more

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Jun 25, 2014

How to Be a Gentleman in the 21st Century

Chivalry isn't dead in 2014. It's just, you know, different. In the era of smart phones at dinner and social networking breakups and Google glass and streaming media and cigarettes that aren't really cigarettes but still kinda are, the be-a-good-guy rules still apply, they just need to be updated a bit.… read more

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Nov 18, 2013

New Epic Study Reveals What Men Need to Live a Happy Life

Seventy-five years ago, in 1938, Harvard University began a study following the lives of 250+ young men to see how the various ups and downs of adulthood would affect their experience. As Feelguide summarizes, "The study’s goal was to determine as best as possible what factors contribute most strongly to human flourishing.  The astonishing range of psychological,… read more

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Sep 26, 2013

A Very Manly Day in the Life of Nick Offerman

created at: 09/26/2013

Actor, author, and all around masculine archetype Nick Offerman pokes a little fun at his cult status as the epitome of manliness. In this dialog-free video, Nick awakes in the woods and walks through his everyday routine of eating raw onions and drinking motor… read more

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Sep 24, 2013

What Does It Mean to Be a Man in 2013?

"The Cut," the lifestyle blog of New York Magazine, takes a look at the role and value of manhood in our contemporary… read more

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May 31, 2013

The Rise and Fall of Charm in American Men

This month's issue of The Atlantic features an article exploring how most contemporary men don't have much a relationship (either good or bad) to the "amoral virtue" of masculine… read more

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Apr 06, 2012

Be a Good Man.

As you go into this weekend, into this spring season, and… read more

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Mar 26, 2012

Portraits of Little Girls and Boys with Their Pink and Blue Things

created at: 03/26/2012

South Korean photographer JeongMee Yoon has created an ongoing portrait series entitled, The Pink & Blue Project. The images feature children, generally aged 3-7, who are obsessed with the standard colors prescribed to their genders, pink for girls and blue for boys.

She says, "This project… read more

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Mar 23, 2012

How to Undress Like a Man, or a Woman: Hilarious & Helpful Life Advice from 1937

created at: 03/23/2012

I just stumbled across this fascinating "how-to" from a 1937 issue of Life magazine on the proper way to take off your clothes in the bedroom. One must be sure to avoid the "hideous climax of slovenliness" when removing a shirt, or that cardinal bedroom Don't: scratching oneself, even though, "many men break this rule."

Rather, you should go about it like "this… read more

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Mar 21, 2012

Men in Tights: How Do You Feel about Mantyhose?

created at: 03/21/2012

Mantyhose. They're pantyhose for men. The concept and obvious pun first crossed my path on an episode of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, in which rapper and actor Ice T was given a multiple-choice quiz in which "mantyhose" was the correct answer. And, as far as listening to famous people discovering mantyhose for the first time, Ice T is about as interesting as you can get.

And then, Time magazine reported that they're not only a very real thing, but have a growing niche market.  

'Mantyhose have been popular in Europe – that bastion of progressive, gender-neutral fashion – for years, but have only recently gained… read more

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Mar 12, 2012

Infographic: How Do You Compare to the Average Man?

created at: 03/12/2012

ManMade was founded on the idea that there's no such thing as the "average man," at least as far as creativity and hobbies go... But, as a site and community dedicated to making fruitful lifestyle choices, it is interesting to see how our own lives and habits might stack up against our peers. Compared to the "mean" man, let's say.  

For example, check out this graph on average men's fitness to see how your health compares to others. Not like a locker room, howmanypushupscanyoudo sorta… read more

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Feb 28, 2012

How to: "Live the Hemingway"

created at: 02/27/2012

If you ask me, there are few better examples of the quintessential man than Ernest Hemingway. Sure, he had some flaws, but damn, he was a cool dude.

Last summer, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Hemingway's passing, the good folks at 1000memories created this great poster titled Live theread more

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Dec 13, 2011

25 Skills Every Man Should Know

created at: 12/13/2011

Esquire magazine has assembled its ultra-list of "25 Skills Every Man Should Know." We appreciate the diversity of the list: sure, it includes stereotypically "manly" things like "Skin a moose" and "fell a tree," but also plenty of ManMade-y stuff,… read more

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Sep 13, 2011

Shopping Men's Clothing at Target: What to Buy, What to Avoid

If I haven't gone on record before, allow me to do so now. I love Primer. Andrew and company are dedicated to exploring what it's like to be a guy in the twenty-first century, avoiding both the nastiness of men's magazines and old-timey stereotypes of lots of men's motivational content. They take the same approach that I attempt with ManMade, focusing on style and fashion, health, generally, being a good… read more

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Sep 08, 2011

9 Way Guys Pee

There are a lot of things that make men and women unique: the way we make decisions, the ways we're percieved in culture, the best ways to exercise for our bodies...and, of course, the way we go to the bathroom. And just because men can use their flies doesn't mean it's… read more

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Sep 06, 2011

Why Men Die Before Women... (14 Photos)

I know, I know...this is a little email forward-y. But, I've made a lot of mistakes when DIYing and making stuff, and have had to start over from silly errors, or being underly cautious. I guess it makes me feel better to know that at least I didn't do this:

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Aug 23, 2011

How To: Create a Vintage-Inspired, Classic Man Room

I'm betting the psychologists have probably figured this out by now: guys need a space. A special space. A clubhouse, a workshop, a pub, a lounge chair, an office, whatever...men are simply wired to seek a spot for themselves that energizes them.

Of course, moving beyond the way-to-old-to-be-safe-and-most-likely-smelly furniture and the vintage metal signs look isn't always easy. But that doesn't mean a man room has to be done up only in the colors of a sports team or feature multiple neon beer… read more

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Mar 29, 2011

Modern Quilts for Manly Men

created at: 12/01/2010

Luke Haynes is a fiber artist, and probably the most unique and talented quilter I've ever seen. And, awesomely enough, is a dude.

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Feb 18, 2011

The 7 Best Style and Dress Sites for Guys

created at: 02/18/2011

A ManMade man is well-dressed man, I've always said. Or, I've probably said that. At least once.

ManMade has always been about taking an intentional approach to the things your do, buy, and use, and clothing definitely fits in that category. So whether your a cutting-edge fashionisto (is that a word?) or just trying to look sharp for cheap, the internet is here to… read more

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Feb 07, 2011

A Single Guy Organizes His Closet

created at: 02/07/2011

Closets: A Logical Fallacy

Premise 1) Closets have doors that close

Premise 2) Normal human beings can not see through closed doors

Premise 3) It's not necessary to keep things clean that normal human beings cannot see

Conclusion :: P1 and P2 = mostly true; P3 = argument

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