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Life Skills

A Beginner’s Guide to Driving Stick Shift: An Animated Visual Guide

Categories: Learn

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Whether chasing a villain through the streets of Milan or just moving your roommate’s car out of the driveway, knowing how to operate a standard shift vehicle is an important life skill to have.

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Surviving Your Post-College Crisis

Categories: Learn, Live

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Graduation is an exciting time – it also signals the end of every life structure you’ve ever known.

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Your Friends Are Having Kids Now: Don’t Drop Them On Their Head & Other Baby-Handling Basics

Categories: Learn

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Just because you’re scared of babies doesn’t mean you get to stop coming around when your buddies start having kids. Your friends need you now more than ever. We’ll teach you the basics for the kids, and how to best support the new Dads.

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The 4 Most Important Maintenance Items on Your Vehicle

Categories: Learn

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Modern cars don’t require as much attention as they did 50 years ago, but don’t let that give you a false sense of security – there are still several things you need to keep after.

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How to Negotiate Your Job Offer from Harvard Business School Professor Deepak Malhotra [video]

Categories: Learn, The Field Manual

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Award-winning Harvard Professor Deepak Malhotra covers 15 important tips for getting what you want.

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Spy School: Live and Act like a Double O

Categories: Learn

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Etiquette, manners, and food customs for lavish & sophisticated settings.

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Spy School: Celebrating 50 Years of Bond for the Whole Month of November

Categories: Live, The Field Manual

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Lessons learned living as a Double 0.

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My $.02 On Your $.02: Be Mindful of Taking Advice

Categories: Live

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If you let them, everyone will give you advice and explain why it’s right. Learn to trust your gut on who to trust.

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A Visual Guide to Getting Your Car Unstuck From The Snow

Categories: Learn

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No matter how safe of a driver you are, we all get stuck in the powder now and then.

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I Should Have Failed Shop Class and 5 Other Things I Learned at the Craftsman Blogger Summit

Categories: Learn

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Craftsman flew 15 not-so-tool savvy folks from around the web and gave them a primer on DIY skills and using tools. The outcome? A host of tricks and know-how no man should be without.

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50 Tips on Grooming, Style, and Living a Better Life

Categories: Learn

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In life there are ways to do small things smarter that can have a significant impact on your quality of living. We’ve got 50 tips, tricks and hacks for what you wear, how you take care of yourself and getting the most out of life.

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Forget Someone’s Name? What Would Rob Do?

Categories: The Field Manual

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There’s nothing more embarrassing than forgetting someone’s name when seeing them out somewhere or worse when put in a situation requiring an introduction. Check out these tips from NPR contributor Rob Sachs so you never have to say, “I’m sorry, I’m bad with names…” again.

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10 Ways To Not Look Like An Idiot As You Give A Best Man Speech

Categories: Learn

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Giving a toast at a wedding is one of the greatest honors you’ll experience in life. With this comes a lot of pressure to be philosophical, nostalgic and witty. Follow these 10 guidelines and you’ll be remembered as the man with the amazing speech, not the guy they had to pull the mic from.

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5 Math Lessons You Should Remember From Middle School

Categories: Learn

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We did just enough to get by thinking we’d never actually need any of it. But in the real world, you need math. Whether splitting a check, buying new hardwood floors, or figuring the payout of a split-bet on the roulette table, you need to know how to figure volumes, square footage, and use fractions, so why not take a minute to freshen up?

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Six Supposedly Feminine Skills That Every Man Should Master

Categories: Learn

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Admittedly, in our current world, the thickheaded male perspective of “this is a man’s job and that is a woman’s job” is thankfully dwindling by the day, but there are still a great deal of guys out there who remain unfamiliar with this list of useful skills for one reason or another. Don’t be one of those guys.

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How to Find a Doctor That’s Perfect… For You

Categories: Learn

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Picking a doctor isn’t quite the five-minute decision most people make it out to be. Not that it has to be a drawn-out process either. By knowing what to look for and which questions to ask, it might just be a lot easier to find that trusted medical confidant than you think.

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What You Should Know Before You Buy Your First New Car

Categories: Spend

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You’ve saved and scrimped and somehow found yourself with a big wad of car cash smack dab in the middle of a buyer’s market. Here are the facts, tips, and secrets you need to know before you slip behind the wheel of your first brand new vehicle.

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Stick It: Glues Vs. Epoxies (Or How to Fix All Your Stuff)

Categories: Learn

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As a man, your drive to build something is equaled only by your urge to destroy things. Whether you’re building a monument to manliness or just repairing one, knowing which liquid steel to use is your ticket to doing it right.

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Get Over Stage Fright and Become a Pro at Public Speaking

Categories: Earn, Learn

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For many, public speaking is high on their list of biggest fears. In the scheme of things, that’s silly, so utilize these CEO grade tactics and pretty soon you’ll be an orator only afraid of death, taxes, and clowns.

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Don’t Hold Out for a Hero: Be One Yourself

Categories: Learn, Live, Train

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Not all heroes need to tear doors off hinges, blow windows out of cars, or toss nuns to safety. Following these simple tips will ensure your reaction is the appropriate one when an everyday emergency occurs.

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5 Easy to Remember Mathematical Tricks You Can’t Live Without

Categories: Learn

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As grade schoolers we all dreamed of the day when math would no longer be apart of our lives. More than twenty years later, we’re haunted by practical situations with no use for the quadratic equation. Thankfully there are a few tricks to mastering every day math that you’ll have down in no time.

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How to Find a Lawyer and What to Pay Him For

Categories: Learn

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Be it contract negotiations for a promotion, buying a house, or civil litigation, there are plenty of reasons why a guy might need a lawyer. However, finding (and paying) one can be a daunting task. We’ll tell you everything you need to know to pick an attorney who will keep you on the up and up with the law.

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A Modern Man’s Guide to Knots

Categories: Learn

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That double knot may have gotten you by on your sneakers but if you need to secure a heavy load or fashion something stylish for an interview you’re going to need something Extra Strength. Get these easy to remember knots down and you’ll be ready for anything.

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10 Things an Adult Man Should Know About Laundry

Categories: Learn

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Don’t turn blue in the face because you dyed your favorite shirt pink, sort out your laundry worries before hitting the rinse cycle with 10 things every adult man should know…but probably doesn’t.

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