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The why that helps make sense of the how. Part of manliness is understanding why you do it.

Bring on the Rock ‘N’ Roll

Music is the great equalizer of our world. By this, I mean that you pick any band from any genre, and you will find...
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MING’s Quote of the Day Compilation

Over the history of man and the world, there have been quite a number of notable examples of masculinity. They are out there waiting...
Brains

Argument: The Dying Manly Art of Arguing Without Bickering

"Argument" is certainly an art form. It's a manly art but a practically lost one. The problem with 'argument' is that people, especially in...

Manning Up to Cancer: My Story, Three Years Later

Every single one of us looks for those "life-changing" moments. Those instances where you immediately recognize that everything is about to go in a...
family time

Camping With A Family: Family Activities

Over the weekend the family and I went camping in Gettysburg, PA. I found that camping with small children can be challenging so I...
Boat on the Ocean

Mastery: Jack of All Trades, Master of One

We often hear it said that a man is a jack of all trades and a master of none.  That's a bastardization of an...

How I Came Into Martial Arts and What It Did For Me

Ah yes, Martial Arts. An art form that has inspired cultures throughout the world. It is in our movies, our music (Wu-Tang!), and our...
kickass ninja women

5 Reasons Your Daughter Should Train In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

So, you're a dad that worries about his daughter, right? I get it. It's natural to worry about your little girl. It's rough out...
Let boys be boys no matter what

Boys Will Be Boys…So Let Them Be Boys

Boys will be boys. Ah, young boys, or as some people call them, human tornadoes. They are rambunctious, destructive, and more than a little...
What does a Participation Trophy really express?

The Participation Trophy and Why It Should Die

I want you to do me a favor if you can. First, go to your attic and find those dusty boxes that have your...

Stop Apologizing for Your Attraction to Beautiful Women, It’s Natural

We're not really sure when it happened, but it has become a tacit crime to feel any kind of human attraction based purely on...
old man

Men and Mental Aging: There Is Something You Can Do About It

Last night, while doing some work on the computer, my ADHD brain caught an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. It was a normal crime-solving...
man with baby

Men With A Daughter: Having A Girl Is Just As Great

As much as I want to continue talking about kicking ass and discussing fight history, I am compelled to touch on a subject that...
father and son

Fatherhood’s Five Paragraphs Of An Op-Order

Fatherhood is a lot like the Army in that you're dirty, shifts can last 24 hours, you're grumpy before 0700, and who exactly just...
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You Can’t Fight and M.I.N.G Wants To Help With Self-Defense

Hey kids, El Presidente here. Today I want to talk about the lost art of fighting. Fighting has been a part of the human...

Westvleteren Brewery: Labor of the Hands

What does it take to be the greatest beer in the world?  Does that even mean anything? These are two questions that Westvleteren Brewery has...

Name One Reason Why I Came Here (NORWICH for short)

Exit 5: Norwich University, hidden in a valley five miles off I-89 in Vermont lies the Norwich University campus. Nestled in the quiet Green Mountains,...

Cognitive Biases: Apophenia

Human beings are basically a collection of tubes with a large, mushy computer attached to the top. We have developed extremely complex methods of...

Backfire Effect: You’re Probably Angry Because You’re Wrong

We're chock full of cognitive biases. We covered how we're prone to believe things that aren't real just because they appear real. Knowing that fact...

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