You've invited the lady to your home, cooked her the best filet mignon she's ever had, and even researched the perfect red wine to go with the meal, a Cabernet Sauvignon.  But, for some odd reason, the bad luck ghost made away with your trusty corkscrew.  Don't worry, you're not complete SOL.  Not at this stage at least. The Shoe Method Everyone should have a reliable shoe with a sturdy, solid sole.  Simply place the bottom end of the wine bottle inside the heel of the shoe.  Find a hard wall (solid,...

Making a commitment to a woman can be a very difficult and pressure inducing situation.  A lot of factors go into determining if your gal is a wife material, but these factors can apply to either sex and any long term couple.  So, is she a classy lady or devilish vixen? 1.  She Doesn't Like Your Friends Often the best sign that she doesn't truly love you.  Your friends are an extension of your personality and a big part of your life.  If she has problems with accepting your friends, she'll certainly...

Having excellent hip flexion means being able to abduct, adduct, extend, and rotate the hips freely with ease and great range of motion, especially with a weight under your back.  If you have tight hip flexors, anterior pelvic tilt, and/or can't squat below parallel, you will need to work on your hip flexor mobility.  Here's some effective way to do just that. Hip flexion is the technical term for a decrease in joint angle between the femur and pelvis. This occurs from either side of the joint, by raising the leg...

Let's take a minute to discuss the two very different variations of the back squat: the differences in techniques and what effects have on a lifter's musculature.  Often dubbed the king of all lifts, the squat in general has tremendous impacts on all the major muscle groups in the human body, not just the hamstrings and quadriceps.  The low bar and high bar variations of the squat target and utilize nearly the same muscles, but shift the balance from the posterior and the anterior chain. High Bar Squat I'm going to start...

You want to cook the best damn cast iron steak your mouth can handle?  Look no further.  This is a recipe I've adapted and altered myself based on different cuts of meat but the basis remains the same.  Cook your next steak using the Alton Brown cast iron steak recipe.  It'll create a nice seared outside and an extremely juicy and delicious inside. Alton Brown's Pan Seared Steak Ingredients (1 serving) 1 1/2 inch thick rib eye or New York strip steak Olive oil Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper Directions Take your steak out of the...

A lot of men go wrong when it comes to designing and trimming the outline of their beard. When it comes to outlining a beard, the key is to avoid the mistake of trimming the neckline too high up on the neck and entering the jawline and face region. This is a classic beard gaff that ends up making it look like your beard shrunk in the dryer and is now entirely too small for your face. It's like wearing a tiny hat or squeezing into skinny jeans. Why a Neckline You...

Man has cooked in cast iron skillets, pans, pots and kettles for centuries.  Cast iron is one of the safest, most durable, and most effective ways of cooking your feast.  Not only that, they are convenient in that you can pile your whole kitchen in the pan and then eat right out of it. Upsides Very durable: they are hard to destroy, being a slab of iron, and are passed down from generation to generation. Safer to cook on than the questionable non-stick Teflon cookware. Heats evenly and retains heat longer, keeping your meal...

Let's take a lesson this winter from penguins and Canadians: two species of rugged animal that have perfected the ice walk.  Have you ever seen a Canadian fall on a surface of ice while not playing hockey, or a penguin fall without the intention of sliding belly down on glacier? The thing about walking on ice is that you can't walk with your long-strided natural gait.  You have to switch up your movement to shorter shuffling steps that are very close to your center of gravity to prevent your legs from...

What's the difference between a pull-up and a chin-up?  More importantly, which of the two is best for muscle development? What's the difference? Very simply put, the only actual difference in form is the grip.  A chin-up is performed with the palms facing the body (supinated grip) while a pull-up is performed with the palms facing away from the body (pronated grip).  There is also a different variation possible with some bars that feature parallel handles called a neutral grip, with the palms facing each other. Which variation is better? Both are excellent compound pulls...

Every man should know how to tie a tie.  Every gentleman knows more ways than one. The reason for being able to tie your own tie without having to ask your fiancée's father for help on your wedding day goes without saying.  What is often left behind in the common man's rulebook is that there are several different ways to tie a tie, some which are more appropriate than others based on the occasion, the tie, and the rest of the outfit. A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life. —...