There are plenty of stories on the "dangers of stress" and "how to eliminate stress." The Art of Manliness flips the concept to explore how stress can be good for you. "Research from the past few decades suggests that this counterintuitive idea is in fact the case," writes Brett McKay. "Today I'll explain why, and show you how voluntarily and intentionally subjecting yourself to a little bit of stress can make you a better, stronger, and more resilient man." The key, it seems, is finding a moderate amount of stress to live within. Therein lies the challenge.