igars and cigar culture have a long and storied history. The age-old practice of cigar smoking dates back to the 10th century, in which the ancient Mayans smoked tobacco wrapped in either palm or plantain leaves. Europeans landing in the New World quickly adopted this custom and saw it spread like wildfire. These are the key legends that pioneered the cigars we are familiar with today....

Every marine endured fear during the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. As one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific Theatre of WWII, the island claimed over 26,000 American casualties with around 6,800 dead in five weeks of fierce fighting. Japanese forces fought ferociously to the last man without surrender. Of roughly 20,000 Japanese troops stationed on Iwo Jima, only 216 were taken prisoner. American marines coped with the horrors of battle and broke through frozen panic through mental fortitude. Effective training and camaraderie among marines empowered them to fight...

In the English language, there are some words that are often over-used or mentioned in the wrong context. Take the word strategy, for example, which is used regularly by business owners and middle-managers despite the fact that they only have a broad understanding of its true meaning. Far from being a simple and generic business term, the word strategy is in fact a diverse entity that can have numerous applications in the modern world. From gamblers to corporate business owners, strategy can play a pivotal role in driving success and...

There’s something about a real man’s trip that’s fantasy, but you can't always take a break from your 9 to 5 job to don a backpack and explore.  Plus you have a family, and those diapers aren't going to buy themselves. Maybe you tell yourself that you're simply too busy living life.  Except, is that really living? It’s hardly a weekend of debauchery with your friends or an expedition across the mountains, is it? As Bernard Shaw said, “Make the most of your youth and don't skip the opportunities to travel, have fun, make friends, try...

We've all heard of Movember and/or No-Shave-November: the act of either growing a manly mustache or burly beard in the month of November to raise awareness and funds for a multitude of good causes that benefit and support men's health.  Included in but not limited to the list of men's health issues battled is prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health problems.  Even if you can't grow any facial hair, I absolutely commend anyone that donates to either cause. However, there is another lesser known cancer that does not receive the...

There are two things no self-respecting man should ever get caught holding: veggie burgers and Appletinis. That said, let's put an end to the extra-surgary, extra sweet, garnished, flowery-smelling, fruity-tasting, and paper-umbrella-decorated girly drinks unless you're on the set of Sex and the City. For one, the majority of them taste like diabetes and the others can hardly be called an alcoholic drink. Next time a lady asks you to try a sip of her Cosmopolitan, Sex on the Beach, or Fuzzy Navel, kindly tell her that you don't drink from that side...

Shmucks don't know how to handle their money.  They don't know their net-worth.  They have no idea where their paycheck is going at the end of each month.  They borrow money they don't have and maintain a history of bad credit.  They're in debt up to their eyeballs and can't see a way to get out.  They don't have any financial safety net and certainly did not save for their future. It's not entirely their own fault.  Although they should have completely responsibility over their financial whereabouts, they haven't been properly conditioned to....

Get your lousy ass off the couch and show your lady a good time this summer without the assistance of microwavable TV dinners and Netflix.  Seize the damn day because summer is the best season of the year to take your date out and share adventures and create memories because of so many things to do outside.  Here's a list of 25 summer date ideas that you and your significant other can enjoy together. 1. Bike Ride Grab two bikes, or a tandem bike if that's what you folks are into, and...

"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true." - Charles Dickens Before spending time on the intricate elements of social interaction, I have to discuss one of the most dangerous and delicate elements a Gentleman has to handle, his digital presence. The only thing more dangerous than to think you understand the Digital World is thinking you understand women. Unlike the real world, where your voice and actions endure in memory alone, where slips in logic are...