Since around the beginning of No-Shave-November, I've been using a new beard oil.  For those rugged beards unfamiliar with beard oil, acquaint yourself with the number one daily beard grooming product.  The beard oil I'll be reviewing today is H-Beard Oil by Healing Natural Oils. Of the many hundreds, if not thousands, of beard oil brands out on the market today, H-Beard Oil is one that doesn't rely on flashy masculine marketing.  In fact, all the products sold by Healing Natural Oils seem to come in the same amber-colored glass bottle with...

Meditation is something that most men scoff at. "You want me to sit still for ten minutes?  And then not think about anything?" This sounds unproductive, unrealistic, and overall unsatisfying.  I won't argue that point.  In fact, meditation will be exactly that the first handful of times that you attempt it.  But you should do it anyway. Like all skills, there's a learning curve - one that's relatively steep and frustrating at first.  But if you persist past this initial phase, the benefits are monumental.  In the past, many benefits have been monitored:...

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...

I’m not saying that cigar lounges are for the stiff upper lip type; quite the contrary. That said, there are some guidelines that will help you become a better cigar smoker. Even some of Mr. Davidoff’s rules are a little too Victorian by today’s standards. For example: holding the cigar between your index finger and thumb, rather than your index and middle fingers. Zino felt the former method was more “elegant.” He may have had a point, but the way you hold your cigar is pretty much considered your...

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....

“I’m not going to kiss you again until you shave off that beard.”  That is what my girlfriend, Julia, said to me one day about 3 years ago. I was a bit shocked when Julia said it.  I mean, I had a beard for the entire 4 years we were dating.  But she was dead serious about it.  “I’m tired of getting scratched by that thing when we make out.” So this was a real dilemma for me.  I consider myself quite the rugged fellow - I love my beard.  My beard...

Pre-workout. The superhuman energy concoction of the supplement world. While I'm not personally a fan of purchasing 32 different types of supplements in the forms of powders and pills in order to achieve a perfect workout, perfect diet, and perfect recovery, some supplements have their uses. A pre-workout supplement is one that is, as the name implies, taken before going to the gym. Its purpose is to pump you up before your workout; to get your blood pumping and excite your entire body from head to toe, especially when you feel too...

Busking, or performing music in a public area, is a great way to hone your performance skills. It’s also an incredibly fun way to make some pocket change and meet people. Starting to busk can also greatly reduce stage fright/performance anxiety. Most cities require a street performer license to legally busk, and below are links to the paperwork required for the most populated cities in the US, plus some additional popular busking locations. Each city will have it’s own rules, and you should look them up if you are unclear about anything. Busking Guidelines By...

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...