Advice from dad and important tips for men that you wish your dad had shared with you as a kid!
  • Tips For Planning Your First Dinner Party

    Unlike some cultures, we don't really have a codified series of "right of passage" rituals, but instead we have a series of events that prove to others that we are ready as an adult to join society as a full member. Throwing your first dinner party is an example of this modern right of passage. In itself, the act of cooking a dinner and inviting some friends over isn't complicated. However, the individual parts need to come together just right to make your event one that is being talked about favorably the next day. After all, it isn't just about the food. You need to make sure EVERYTHING is right. No pressure right? Don't worry though, we've got some tips and tricks to help make sure you pass with ease!

  • Tips To Prepare Your Son for His First Overnight Camp Experience

    Summer is almost here and that means that it's almost time for you to send the kids off to summer camp. This can be traumatic the first time and maybe even after then depending on your child. However, with a bit of preparation and planning you can make this a positive experience for all parties involved.

  • Reminder - Enjoy Your Drinks in Moderation, Alcohol Has Consequences

    I live in San Diego's Gas Lamp Quarter above a nightclub, it's a fun an exciting place to live but it's also a great study in the negative effects of alcohol consumption. From people tripping over the sidewalk to stupid fights, being drunk just makes you stupid... and that's honestly part of the fun of being intoxicated. I'm not here to tell you not to drink, but let's make sure to enjoy those drinks safely and in moderation.

  • How to Make Your Bedroom Better For A Good Night Sleep

    It should come as no surprise that getting enough sleep is absolutely essential for good health. Without enough sleep, you tend to lack in energy, and it can also impact things like your body’s hormonal balance and your metabolism. Unfortunately most guys I know don't get enough sleep. We live in a work hard - play hard world and unfortunately we don't think about sleep until it's too late. However, when you must cram sleep into as few hours as possible, you had better make the most of that time. Getting enough deep sleep each night is one of the most important components of wellness. With a little effort though, we can tweak our daily routines and improve our wellness by getting more meaningful sleep.

  • Allianz Travel Insurance Makes Claims Easier With TravelSmart App

    Most travelers assume that their trips will be uneventful, but sadly the more often you travel it becomes increasingly clear that anything can - and will happen. It's just a matter of time before it happens to you and that's why travel insurance is an important thing for you to consider. While insurance won't prevent something from happening, it's your hedge against a bad event being worse than it needs to be. Unfortunately, one of the biggest reasons that many of us choose not to purchase this service is that claims can be difficult to submit and process - especially while traveling, and the money never seems to come in time. After all, when you are traveling and the airlines lose your bag - you want that compensation ASAP, not after you return home. Luckily, companies like Allianz Global Assistance are listening to customers and they have developed a new app to help make things easier.

  • Understanding the Difference Between BBQ Rub, Marinade and Sauce

    Summer is almost here and we've got a few months of outdoor grilling, tailgating and homegating in front of us. As men we are expected to be masters of the grill and while an important part of that is understanding how to "cook" the meat... it's equally important to know how to prepare that meat before cooking it.

    When getting ready to grill, there's really three main ways to go - Rub, Marinade, or Sauce. Do you understand the difference though? This is a subject that deserves to be explored a bit, so let's look at how the preparation affects the way the meat tastes and looks on the other side.

  • Yes, You Can Buy a NASCAR - Here's How

    For the ultimate NASCAR fan, there's no bigger achievement than actually owning a car driven my your favorite driver. Short of buying an actual team, this is probably the closest you will ever come to living out those Days of Glory dreams. For most people though, this is simply a fantasy but it's actually surprisingly easy to achieve and a lot less expensive than you might think.

  • How to Become a Better Hunter

    Hunting is a unique skill, that can be a challenge to learn if you didn't grow up in the lifestyle. For the vast majority of people, this is something that they learned as a child how to be a hunter while tagging along with their father and grandfather... eventually graduating to the point where they were given their first gun and taught how to shoot. For the rest of us though, hunting is a bit of a foreign experience. It doesn't have to be that way though. Even adults who never learned how can become successful hunters later in life with a bit of patience, practice, and desire to learn.

  • Tips To Combat "Hat Hair" During Baseball Season

    Baseball is back next week! As opening day games commence across the country that means that millions of you will be wearing your favorite team hats and then going out afterwards to celebrate. While baseball caps are great for the game, the challenge most of us face is that it tends to compress your hair and it's pretty obvious that you just took your cap off before going out to the bars. Don't worry though, with the help of Old Spice's new Swagger Gel, we've got you covered!

  • How to Rattlesnake Proof Your House and Yard to Keep Them Away

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rip It Energy. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Rattlesnakes! If you live in the western part of the United States, chances are you've had to watch out for them in your back yard and thought about how to protect your family. One of the most important things you can do to protect your home and family is to rattlesnake proof your yard. It's a task that requires planning, hard work, and constant diligence. With a little help though, it's something that you can get done on a spring afternoon and you'll look like a bad ass on Monday morning around the water cooler when you tell your friends how you spent the weekend.

  • Easy Travel Hacks To Save Money On Road Trips This Summer

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of STP. All opinions are 100% mine.

    This is an amazing country and I love exploring it by car because it gives you the freedom to explore that flying from one point to the next simply doesn't. It can also be a very inexpensive way to travel if you know how to save money on road trips like I have learned how to do. As someone who travels by car several times each year there's an almost infinite number of travel hacks to save money, but here are my five favorite ones.

  • Ways to Make Your Tax Refund Go Farther

    There's a tendency when it comes to bonuses and tax refunds to look at it as free money that you can spend to splurge on something frivolous. While it's your money and certainly there's no "right way" to spend your money but wouldn't it be better to be smart about it and help it go further towards helping your family?

  • How To Get Started Hunting as an Adult Who Never Learned as a Kid

    When you see articles and advice for new shooters you might notice that nearly every article and advice is geared towards fathers getting their sons and daughters into hunting. Hunting is a sport for young and old but there has traditionally been a problem bringing adults with no family ties to hunting into the culture.

  • Mardi Gras Tips For the Ultimate Party

    Mardi Gras is the ultimate party, but while you will see, hear, and probably smell things you've never experienced before it's probably not what you've seen on TV and those "sensational" photos of women flashing are really only a small part of the experience. I've been fortunate to be able to experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans a few times, so I've acquired a bit of knowledge to help make your experience the best it can possibly be.

  • Eight Travel Tips to Make Your Guys Weekend Awesome

    Summer is here and  I am sure you are dreaming about doing with your friends. Whatever your travel plans are this summer though, it's important to make sure you have your stuff in order. Otherwise, what should be a once in a lifetime trip, could quickly turn into something memorable for lesser reasons. Shaving is a lot like traveling if you think about it, while anyone can do either, when you do it right it's great experience. However, if you have the wrong tools or bad technique it is no fun!

  • So You Want to Get Your Truck Off-Road Ready? Here's Where to Start

    In the past year I've gotten the bug for off-road driving. Fortunately I've been privileged to be able to borrow some fantastic vehicles from manufacturers including Jeep who have indulged my hobby. However, as I look around at the people I meet on the trails I realize that not everyone is driving the latest and greatest models. In fact, most people have an older model truck, Jeep or SUV that has been lovingly updated to serve their desired purpose. In fact, this makes a lot of sense since who wants to dent some brand new body work? I'm still going to wince a bit if I dent the door or get a crack in the headlight of any vehicle but I'd rather it happen to something that was already a bit worn. So the trick is figuring out where to start and how to get your truck off-road ready so you don't waste time and money in the process.

  • How To Become The Super Bowl Trivia King Your Friends Will Envy

    It's that time of year again... one last chance to impress your friends with crazy, mostly useless facts and trivia that we men use to assert our superiority as an alternative to physical violence. While some men are blessed with photographic memories and others simply live for this one moment, allowing every other piece of knowledge to escape their brains - others of us need a bit of help. However, with these tips, you are certain to become the Super Bowl Trivia king of your circle of friends and they don't need to know your tricks!

  • Tips For Picking the Perfect Name For Your Car

    Cars are deeply personal objects and for most of us they are the most expensive thing we will ever purchase aside from a home. So, it's not unusual that you'd feel compelled to name him (or her) something so that this personal relationship can reach it's full potential as a truly personal part of your life. Whether you call that yellow Pinto rusting in your garage "Old Yeller" or that faithful minivan the "bro wagon" because it serves as a taxi to haul your buddies to the game or on offroad adventures every weekend, it almost doesn't matter. The point though is making sure that it's something that makes sense to you and fits your lifestyle. So, to help make sure you pick the perfect name, here's some quick tips for naming your car.

  • How to Pick Her Perfect Valentine’s Gift

    To most couples in love, St Valentine’s Day is a very special occasion. Many couples celebrate this occasion by enjoying a special, romantic time together and also purchase special gifts for one another to demonstrate the way that they feel. This time of year is a challenge for us men. On one hand, there are many options available when it comes to choosing the perfect Valentine’s gift, but the goal is to buy something that shows how much you care about HER. Because of this, while it might be easy to buy flowers and chocolate... it is even more important to put plenty of thought into it beforehand to ensure that you make the right choice for your partner. You need to choose something that is special, meaningful to her and, given the occasion, very romantic. When you do, you'll be sure to reap the rewards for being the ultimate Valentine Casanova!

  • Tips For New Years Resolutions and Goal Setting

    For many of us, 2016 was a mess and most of feel like it's the morning after a hard night partying ... except there was never a party to reminisce about. Even though we survived it, many of us lost friends or at had to hide posts on Facebook that we no longer wanted to see because things became too uncomfortable. Let's all agree to make 2017 an even better year! Luckily, it's not that difficult to do... we just need to set goals and follow them. I know that's easier said than done but if we can, this could be the best year yet! So, let's grab a bottle of ice cold mike's and start making 2017 awesome...

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