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...

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...

I've never been a scrambled eggs fanatic.  My only experiences with them were those fake, spongy, "eggs" you get from any fast food place that sells breakfast and the brown, dried out, overcooked eggs I had grown up with at home.  Instead, my favorite breakfast has always been the common 3-4 eggs cooked over-easy, a few pieces of toast, and an ungodly amount of thick-cut bacon. That is until I discovered Gordon Ramsay's scrambled eggs method.  His method makes the creamiest and most delicious scrambled eggs I've ever had the damn...

Shish kebabs are a fun and painless way to grill a variety of meats and vegetables together - mixing flavors and catering to the taste buds of every single person at a picnic.  For me, it's an incentive to eat more foods that never had a mother by alternating chicken, bacon, beef, and pork with some peppers, onions, tomatoes, and even pineapples.  There's really no wrong way to arrange them, but here's are some tips on grilling some damn fine shish kebabs. Pick Your Ingredients You can't go wrong adding a variety...

All work and no play makes Jack a real pain in the ass. So if your days tend to rival those of Bill Murray’s character in Groundhog Day, maybe it’s time you get yourself a hobby – but not just any hobby. Leave the golfing and bowling to the guy next door and up the pastime ante with a manly quest like the five super cool and slightly extreme hobbies listed below. B.A.S.E. Jumping B.A.S.E. jumping consists of hurling your body off of four major categories of fixed objects, including: Buildings, Antennas,...

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...

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,...