30 DAYS TO BE A BETTER MAN: (18) FIND YOUR N.U.T.s

ROTTERDAM – I have been looking forward to this one, if only because of the terrible pun (N.U.T.s, get it?). In fact, the acronym stands for “non-negotiable, unalterable terms”: N.U.T.s are the things you’re committed to, the things that matter more than anything else: your kids, your career, your primary relationships, yourself, your purpose, your […]

30 DAYS TO BE A BETTER MAN: (17) TALK TO 3 STRANGERS

ROTTERDAM – This one is going to be fun for those of us who have social anxiety. However, fear not, for a Great Man overcomes obstacles. In fact, a Great Man is extremely sociable: In the United States, we’ve even mythologized the idea of the strong, silent man that keeps to himself. The reality, though, […]

30 DAYS TO BE A BETTER MAN: (16) CREATE A BUDGET

ROTTERDAM – To be honest, I don’t really fancy this one. I guess being financially responsible is being part of the being an independent man and whatnot. With the economy in the tank, it’s more important than ever to tighten our belts and get our finances under control. The most effective tool to do this is the […]

30 DAYS TO BE A BETTER MAN: (15) MAKE A MEAL

ROTTERDAM – Unlike the reality of the 1900s, repeatedly employed in this series as a vehicle for romantic flashbacks of patriarchical times in which the Great Men lived, the Art of Manliness has claimed the kitchen. Cooking is manly. Or, at least, has benefits for men. The Art of Manliness routinely has polls on their […]