How to Ask for a Raise and What Not to Do

Asking for a raise is like asking your parents to extend your curfew. You have to negotiate; whether you know how to or not. I recently talked with my boss to ask for a raise and it was only the third time in my life I’ve ever done this. I’m not a natural negotiator. I just […]

Support a Cause

A few weeks ago my niece wrote me asking if I’d be willing to support a cause she’s doing. There are two things that are awesome about this! First, she’s only 11 and is already helping kids in Africa. Two, she’s only 11 and is getting others to help. I’m so proud of her! This […]

How To Tie a Necktie | Be A Man of Style

Has knowing how to tie a necktie become a lost art? Is it no longer associated with being a manly skill? It’s a shame that the pride we used to once feel in having mastered this is no longer there. When I was growing up we used to compete over who could tie a tie […]

Don’t Know Tools? Any Man Can Learn To “Fix It”

Okay, so you don’t need to wear flannel shirts and rock a big Grizzly Adams beard in order to be good at fixing things. You don’t need to act like Tim Allen on Home Improvement, but having basic knowledge of how to use and take care of power tools is an important part of being an adult male.

Time Management Is A Lie | Can We Really Manage Time?

We can’t manage time; we manage ourselves regarding time. Time management is a lie—a complete impossibility!  How does one actually manage time?  Time is ever passing-it cannot be grasped.  Time is also a measurement, and we can’t control its quantities.  No matter what you do, you cannot create more time. (Except maybe living longer-but even […]

Become More Resilient: Improve Your Adversity Quotient

What is Adversity Quotient or “AQ”? It’s a measurement of a person’s resilience, such as IQ is one way to measure a person’s intelligence: Intelligence Quotient. While “AQ” is IQ’s lesser known cousin, it’s not necessarily any less important. Understanding your Adversity Quotient is quite important. It tells a lot about you, your drive against […]

10 Amazing and Unheard of Uses for WD-40

Hey MacGyvers, if you want to survive the most insane of situations, you really only need two things to make it: duct tape and WD-40. Want to fix anything and everything? You really only need two things: duct tape and WD-40. Want to perform surgery? You also only need these two things. There really are […]

8 Tips for Bridge and Cliff Jumping from a World Traveler and Thrill Seeker

The following is a guest post from my friend, Joe.  He’s hip, cool and a world travler! If interested in submitting a guest post, please read our guest posting policy and then contact us. I have a bit of an unusual hobby while traveling.  I like to find bridges and high places to go cliff jumping […]

How To Ink: The Man’s Guide To Getting Your First Tattoo

Getting your first tattoo is quite a step. It’s a rite of passage into a world of shared experience. As soon as you have your first tattoo, you’ve got a connection with other’s who’ve been through the same process and endured the same pain. Your boss and your parents may not approve, but the world […]

Overcoming My Greatest Fear…of Public Speaking

Your voice cracks.

Your hands start to shake.

Those dumb knees start to wobble.

The words you’ve recited hundreds of times escape your mind and you start sweating profusely as panic begins to set in.