Sure, there is a time and place for a robust beer belly, but as summer rolls around, it's difficult to manage drinking a six-pack without losing your six-pack.  Alternatively, if your mission is to lose weight, you don't have to rule out beer or liquor completely.  Instead, drink smart by picking the right alcoholic drinks that get you drunk rather than fat. The idea is to consume alcoholic drinks with a high percentage of alcohol that is low on calories and carbohydrates.  Your body will need to consume less calories and...

The three essentials to maintaining a healthy and good-looking beard: beard oil, beard balm, and beard wax.  But which is the right product for your face warmer?  Each product is very similar but they all have different purposes in the realm of beard grooming.  Learn which one your beard is begging for before you make your next grooming purchase. Beard Oil Beard oil is a conditioner that rejuvenates your facial hair and gives it a healthy life.  Beard oil ingredients vary but almost all include the base ingredient: jojoba oil.  Other added...

Situps and crunches are two antiquated exercises that should have been replaced with safer and more effective abdominal muscle building workouts long ago.

Why are they bad? For one, situps and crunches are both performed laying down on your back and then repeatedly bending the spine. The spine can only take so much before back pain manifests in the form of bulging discs and disc herniations. Lower back strain is all too common because of the constant rounding of the back during these movements.

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Never overlook the pleasure of reading a great work of fiction. Some people consider it a waste of time to read stories and novels and akin it to watching fictitious movies. There is no reason, they say, to let your mind wander off aimlessly in a fantasy land when there's so much to be learned about the real world. The truth is whether you read fiction or non-fiction, the fact that you read books puts you ahead of the pack. Men who read develop their minds by not only educating themselves...

A navy blue blazer is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing a man can have in his wardrobe.  Classically, it has been paired with a white button-up shirt and khaki trousers.  However, a navy blue blazer may be worn with a plethora of styles of pants and shirts.  If there is one rule to take from this article is to make sure the last thing you wear with your navy blazer is navy trousers. Pants The safest bet you can go with is a pair of khaki trousers.  This is...

Prepare yourself for the most brutal of all row variations: the Kroc Row.  First implemented by Matt Kroczaleski for upper back development that explodes the latissimus dorsi, the Kroc row is a variation of the common dumbbell row.  There is no reason to keep doing controlled, low weight, low rep dumbbell rows when you could be doing Kroc rows instead with the heaviest dumbbells you can lift. What the Hell are Kroc Rows Matt Kroczaleski began performing his own variation of the dumbbell row when he stopped doing dumbbell rows and noticed...

A quality shelter is crucial in a cold environment otherwise hypothermia may get you before hunger, disease, or any wild predators. Building a snow cave is no easy task however, and takes several man hours with the assistance of proper tools to construct. The result however, will be one of the most comfortable and warm shelters you can build in snow. Snow caves work well because snow is a natural insulation. The inside of a snow cave is warmed by body heat and protects against cold air blowing from any side....

Decorate that bland wall with a wooden map of your favorite country. The following do-it-yourself guide is for a map of the mainland United States, but the premise of this artwork can be applied to a variety of countries and shapes. The wooden USA wall map is measured at 4x3 feet and only weighs about 5 lbs. Items Needed 10 poplar planks 2 1/2" wide, 1/4" thick Several square dowels 1/4" wide Coping saw Wood glue Wood finish Paper tracing of the USA border Adhesive strips, picture frame hooks, or nails to hang the wall map Step 1 Set up...

Leather boot maintenance is one of the best ways to take care of your boots and feet so that they both last a lifetime. Leather boots are very easily damaged by salt during the winter and deformed by moisture. Unprotected leather will dry out, crack, weaken, and tear. Weatherproofing your boots should be done regularly, especially at the start of each winter. Cleaning Your Dirty Boots If they aren't brand new, they may need to be cleaned. Your boots might already be covered in salt from past winters (noticeable white stains). There...

A handy bottle opener needs no introduction.  However, this is no ordinary bottle opener.  This simple project will yield you one of the coolest additions to any man cave or home.  Here are some instructions on making your own fancy bottle opener with a magnetic cap catch that can easily be placed on many metal surfaces, such as your fridge full of beer. Items Needed Slab of wood Stationary bottle opener (can be purchased from multiple locations) 3 circular rare-earth magnets (can be purchased from multiple locations) Wood glue or epoxy Wood finish Drill Sandpaper Drill press or router Box...